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71. The Crescent II [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... in which Hindu priests offered fruits and flowers to the gods were called arghas. But the Argha was the ship on the cosmic sea. (75) The Shield-Ship. Norse mythology knows the "shield-god" Ull, the son of Thor's wife Sif by an unknown father. "The shield, according to the skalds, was 'the ship of Ull, ... is the dwelling of the central sun, who resides within the embrace of two shining arms raised aloft in the Abyss. "This god is like this," states one mythological text: "Two arms guard the body of this god." (9) Another invokes Atum shining forth from "the arms of Aker." (10) The ... celestial twins. THE CRESCENT-WINGS The same crescent which appeared to the ancients as upraised arms also received mythical interpretations as the extended wings of the great god or goddess. Ancient Sumerian myths recall a monstrous bird called Imdugud hovering over the primeval waters, its wings outstretched. Imdugud (the Akkadian winged dragon Zu) was a form of Ningirsu or Ninurta, the ...
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72. The Enclosed Sun-Cross [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... Sioux, Aztecs, and Maya, just as Fornander discovers them in Polynesian myth. (15) The lost land of the four rivers presents a particularly enigmatic theme for conventional mythology because few, if any, of the nations possessing the memory can point to any convincing geographical source of the imagery. When the Babylonians invoke Ishtar as "Lady, Queen ... produced a wide-ranging and coherent symbolism, as I shall now attempt to show. THE CROSSROADS From Saturn, the central sun, flowed four primary paths of light. In the myths these appear as four rivers, four winds, four streams of arrows, or four children, assistants, or light-spirits bearing the Saturnian seed (the life elements) through the ... ," (16) or when an Egyptian text at Dendera celebrates the Four Niles at Elephantine, one might expect the familiar landscape to explain the usage. But wherever the mythical four rivers appear, they possess the character of an "ideal" land, in contrast to actual geography. The reason for this disparity between the mythical and terrestrial landscapes is ...
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73. Celestial fireworks [SIS Internet Digest $]
... and symbols of our forebears based on patterns in myth, ritual, and symbolism. 'Celestial fireworks' is a series of pictures that can serve as a model with which ancient mythology, ritual and symbolism can be understood. These pictures are based on a detailed reconstruction of patterns that pervade a universal 'lost' tradition. They illustrate a sequence of highly dramatic ... we are watching? Tantalising as this question may be, I largely refrain from an answer on this website. It is my conviction that no more can be deduced from the mythological record than only the precise forms and events that were witnessed. It is true that the bodies involved are identified with planets, comets or stars in mythology. We would rightly ... Digest 2002:2 (Dec 2002) Home¦ Issue Contents Celestial fireworks By Rens van de Sluij. A graphic model for an alien sky that inspired the myths and symbols of our forebears based on patterns in myth, ritual, and symbolism. 'Celestial fireworks' is a series of pictures that can serve as a model with which ancient ...
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74. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... that a similar process operated amongst New World astronomers also! Notes and References 1. For instance, Mandelkehr misrepresents Velikovsky's theory of cultural amnesia. It is not the 'absence of mythology and other records' which this theory purports to explain, rather why very abundant records of planetary catastrophe are not understood as such. 2. M. M. Mandelkehr: ... visually unforgettable- and probably literally earth-shaking. In that case, they must surely have been recorded in mythological form; and if that happened, we must ask which of the mythic accounts relate (or could relate) to such encounters, and which of them are totally or largely inconsistent with any such interpretation. This is a huge task, and made ... ?" He ends by saying that: "... there seem to be too many problems in making a synthesis [of Clube and Napier's comet catastrophe scenario with the mythological evidence put together by Velikovsky. But unless some sort of synthesis is possible we may see modern catastrophism diverge into two quite separate camps; one with a sound astronomical theory which ...
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... orbit Mars was sufficiently distant from the Earth as to appear to "enter into" the larger Venus. This celestial scenario, reconstructed by Talbott and myself upon analysis of ancient mythology, would appear to be represented in figure four, a pictograph which can be found upon all inhabited continents. (111) Figure Three Figure Four Granted that this interpretation of ... others. (134) Thus Gonda can state with regard to Indra's weapon: "It is a matter of common knowledge that the vajra-- the weapon which in the mythological sphere of the Veda represents the lightening stroke-- is almost exclusively appropriate to Indra." (135) It is easy to demonstrate, however, that Indra's vajra has ... . See also E. Cochrane, "The Birth of Athena," AEON II:3 (1990), pp. 18-26. 162. D. Handelman, "Myths of Murugan: Asymmetry and Hierarchy in a South Indian Puranic Cosmology," History of Religions 27:2 (1987), p. 145. 163. In fairness, ...
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76. Trisms and Planetary Iconography [The Velikovskian $]
... the Fleur de Lis, a 15th Century illumination. 9. The Gold Horn of Gallehas from the British Museum: my source is (1967). The Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology. Paul Hamlyn Publishing Co., London. page 361. 10. Attic vase from G. Mylonas, The Proto-Attic Amphora of Eleusis, Athens, 1957, plate 9 ... If enough of them can be abstracted and characterized, then, perhaps, their meaning will emerge. To begin this catalog, I will discuss an object that constantly appears in mythological and religious art, designating it the triadic symmetry or trism. THE TRISM To form a trism, two similar or congruent shapes symmetrically guard a central item or shape and the ... Ahriman were a trinity. In fact, Ficino believed that the underlying truth of all religion is that God is a trinity. 9. Lloyd M. Graham, Deceptions and Myths of the Bible (New York, 1975), p. 354. 10. W. Raymond Drake, Gods and Spacemen in the Ancient East (New York, 1973 ...
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77. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... article entitled "Myth and Method" and to pursue a little further one very important point he raised. In his discourse on the problem of the denotation of cosmogonic agents in mythology, Grant detailed the different types of metamorphic processes which have corrupted ancient myths and legends. Certainly, these processes have been at work and the complexity of the problem in interpreting ... implies that these myths cannot be considered to be prima facie evidence. However, if allied to the relative material in the fields of planetary exploration or historical geology, then Velikovsky's mythological material would be highly corroborative, possibly even conclusive evidence. As Grant correctly points out, to do this with historical geology demands for a start that synchronisms be drawn up between ... very important point he raised. In his discourse on the problem of the denotation of cosmogonic agents in mythology, Grant detailed the different types of metamorphic processes which have corrupted ancient myths and legends. Certainly, these processes have been at work and the complexity of the problem in interpreting such texts is, to say the least, staggering. Yet in spite ...
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78. Astral Kingship [Aeon Journal $]
... God [Atum meant the coming of light, the first morning. (43) A causal relation between cosmic change and the appearance of new land masses is found in Polynesian mythology where it is told that in "the fishing up of the islands, it is said that a star was used as bait". (44) The Primeval Mound, ... . (152) Ba'al Hammon was not the only double deity worshipped in the Phoenician world, since Melk -'Astart was revered near Tyre and her counterpart Sed-Tanit "emerges in the mythological nomenclature of Carthage." (153) The goddess Tanit became the consort of Ba'al-Hammon at Carthage and she was "the dispenser to mankind of the vital energy which [was ... , 1960), p. 37. 31. Ibid., pp. 37-38. 32. Velikovsky, Worlds, pp. 168, 171; H. Zimmer, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization (New York, 1962), pp. 36-37. 33. J.G. Forlong, Short Studies in the Science of Comparative Religion ( ...
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79. The Crescent [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... or celestial earth rest within the embrace of the crescent? Does a crescent occupy the summit of the cosmic mountain? The Crescent and Saturn It is well known that in classical mythology Saturn (or Kronos) wields a curved harpe or sickle by which he establishes his primeval rule, and most authorities would concur with Kerenyi in identifying the sickle as the " ... Ibid., 229. Faulkner, op, cit., 61. Ibid., 168. Pyramid Text 804. Pyramid Text 1375. Pyramid Text 262. Piankoff, Mythological Papyri, 210. Pyramid Text 996. Pyramid Texts 1292-93. Faulkner, op. cit., 232. Ibid., 237. Pyramid Text 1100. Budge, The ... to modern critics, but is strictly consistent with numerous independent traditions equating the primeval "earth" and "moon." (29) The Crescent and Mount In all ancient myths of the lost paradise, the land of peace and plenty rests upon a cosmic pillar-- "earth's highest mountain." One of the peculiarities of the Mount is that ...
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80. The Milky Way [Aeon Journal $]
... such traditions, Schele and her colleagues would make ancient conceptions surrounding the Milky Way the focal point of Maya religion and ritual: "It seems that the interaction of astronomy and mythology was common in other cultures as well...The Maya may have been using a way of thinking about the sky and using it in their mythology that was very ancient indeed. ... region of the north) along the "Road of the Birds" which led to a celestial country. The "Road of the Birds" was, of course, the mythological Milky Way. (158) (From a Roman smáragdos.) Shu is elsewhere celebrated for a primeval flight to heaven: "I have flown up to the sky as ... As incredible as is the prospect of a modern president held pawn by the "science" of astrology, equally incredible is a central tenet of conventional archaeo-astronomy-- that the myths and legends sur-rounding the various stars and constellations actually had their origin in the peaceful appearance and mundane movements of those celestial bodies. A greater fallacy it would be difficult to find ...
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