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1. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt (3) [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Upper: Eugène Delacroix. "Apollo Slays Python", 1851; Lower: J. M. W, Turner, Apollo and Python, 1811 home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Oct 08, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt (3) It is fascinating to follow the historic evolution of the cosmic thunderbolt, as the divine weapon of the gods passed into the sword, spear, arrow, or club of the most famous heroes of later times. Of course mythologists will not normally think of the arrow of Apollo, the sword of Perseus, or the club of Heracles as electric in nature. One reason for this is that, as the early gods of the thunderbolt evolved over the centuries, the chroniclers gradually reduced them to human dimensions. A celestial warrior bearing the thunderbolt in battle later lost his cosmic attributes to become a great ...
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2. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt (7) [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Nov 04, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(7) In this TPOD series we have offered a new perspective on the origins of an ancient archetype. We have claimed that high-energy plasma discharge configurations seen in the ancient sky gave rise to the worldwide accounts of celestial gods and warriors battling in the heavens. The centerpiece of this theme is the cosmic thunderbolt. We have further suggested that, in connection with the "myth of the hero," a huge misunderstanding has occurred. The misunderstanding arose through the natural evolution of storytelling, as accounts of a celestial warrior were gradually localized to become part of tribal and regional lore. By this process the warrior emerged as a fabled ancestor of each tribe telling the story. A thousand mythic versions of the warrior-figure were transported from the sky to different locations on earth, ...
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3. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(4) [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Oct 12, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(4) [For background on this discussion, see the url's listed below.To uncover the secret of the thunder-weapon in world mythology we must trace the theme back to its early expressions in ancient Mesopotamia. When the Babylonians, the world's first astronomers, looked back to the age of the gods, they spoke incessantly of disaster. In their Akitu festival, a prototype of ancient New Year's celebrations, the astronomer priests recounted the events of a former time, when the dragon Tiamat assaulted the world and it appeared that heaven itself would fall into chaos. (See the above image of the seven-headed dragon, Tiamat, taken from a Babylonian cylinder seal.) The "resplendent dragon" spawned a horde of dark powers with "irresistible weapons"-- ...
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4. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(6) [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: LEFT: Heracles Battling Achelous, Louvre, Paris, RIGHT: Heracles confrontation with the three-headed monster Geryon, recorded on an archaic Greek vase home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Oct 21, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(6) Of all the ancient heroes, none achieved greater popularity than the Greek Heracles, (Roman Hercules), son of Zeus. The sculpture on the left above depicts Hercules' defeat of the serpent-monster Achelous, and the archaic Greek vase painting on the right portrays the hero's defeat of the three-headed monster Geryon. We have already noted that, across the centuries, former celestial gods were brought down to earth through storytelling, presenting an enigma for the chroniclers. How would later poets and historians describe the thunderbolt with which, in the more archaic tales, the warrior-god vanquished heaven-spanning serpents, dragons, or chaos monsters ...
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5. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(5) [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Greek drinking vessel, from the Louvre home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Oct 14, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(5) Ancient stories of cosmic battles, pitting a celestial warrior against a serpent, dragon, or other monster, were integral to the birth of civilization. From one early culture to another, sacred monuments and rites, religious texts, and cosmic symbols harked back to the age of the gods, to earthshaking upheaval, and celestial combat. One fact is frequently overlooked, however. The context and setting of the later stories progressively changed as the gods were brought down to earth. Over time, the poets and historians placed the stories on a landscape familiar to them. In the course of Egyptian history, for example, the creator Ra and his regent Horus, whose original domain was undeniably celestial, came to ...
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6. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt (2) [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us Credit: Montage by Dave Talbott home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Oct 04, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt (2) A thunderstorm can be a terrifying event. The lightning flash and thunderclap may indeed awaken a primal fear, and a cursory acquaintance with mythology may elicit a newfound empathy for the mythmakers of antiquity. In the presence of a thunderstorm, was it not natural for our ancestors to envisage lightning-beasts roaring in the heavens or celestial armies hurling lightning-spears across the sky? Unfortunately our common suppositions have prevented investigators from examining the underlying patterns of "lightning" symbolism. Cross-cultural comparison reveals numerous global images of "lightning" in ancient times, but these are a far cry from the phenomenon familiar to us today. Ancient descriptions suggest that the "lightning of the gods"--the cosmic thunderbolt --altered the order of the heavens and changed planetary history ...
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7. BOLTS FROM THE BLUE [Quantavolution Website]
... of Diomedes' horses. There rises a great flame of burning sulphur. Iliad XIV: 412 ff.: Telamonian Ajax picks up a stone and throws it at Hector, making him spin round like a top. He falls, just as an oak tree falls under the attack of father Zeus, and a great smell of sulphur comes from it. Note: rhombos, a top; also strombos. Vergil, Aeneid V: 319: fulminis alis: Nisus, in the race, is swifter than the wings of a thunderbolt. Aeneid VIII: 524: Evander promises help to Aeneas, and Venus thunders and lightens. Weapons are seen in the sky, and trumpets sound. Pausanias V: 11: 9: When Pheidias had finished his statue of Zeus, he prayed for a sign of approval. A bolt struck the pavement. (A bronze urn was still there when Pausanias visited the place). Hesiod, Catalogue of Women: Zeus laid low Eetion with a flaming bolt because he tried to seize Demeter. Frazer, The Golden Bough ...
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8. Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt(1) [Thunderbolts Website]
... home updates news and views picture of the day resources team a role for you contact us home pic of the day archive subject index abstract archive Links: Holoscience Electric Cosmos The Universe Plasma Cosmology Society for Interdisciplinary Studies educational resources Aeon Journal Sep 28, 2004 Mystery of the Cosmic Thunderbolt (1) Every culture recalled the ancient combat between a great warrior and a monster whose attack threatened to destroy the world. How did the story of a heaven-altering contest find its way into so many cultures? One of the most profound archetypes of the early cultures is also among the most enigmatic. Every culture recalled the ancient combat between a great warrior and a monster whose attack threatened to destroy the world. Pictured above is the lion-headed beast Anzu remembered by the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians --a fierce monster defeated (in various tales) by the Sumerian Ningirsu or the Babylonian Ninurta or Nergal. The warrior confronting Anzu in the above picture is the god Ninurta, wielding in each hand a weapon identified as a "thunderbolt". As for explanations, historians can ...
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9. On Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Maverick Science Website]
... the Homeric Zeus as follows: "Zeus, according to his Homeric epithets, is the cloud gatherer, the dark-clouded, the thunderer on high, and the hurler of thunderbolts; in colloquial speech one can say 'Zeus is raining' instead of 'it is raining'; in Imperial times children were still singing, 'Rain, rain, O dear Zeus, on the fields of the Athenians A direct epiphany of Zeus is lightning; wherever it strikes, a sanctuary is set up to Zeus Descending, Kataibates. It was as a thunderbolt that Zeus laid his fatal embrace on Semele. The thunderbolt is the weapon of Zeus which he alone commands; it is irresistible, even gods tremble before it, and enemies of the gods are utterly destroyed when it strikes; in the face of such a manifestation of divine energy, man stands powerless, terrified and yet marveling." In ancient Europe the thundergod occupies a prominent place in early pantheons. The Norse Thor was both thunderer and warrior. The god's name, cognate with the OHG Donar and Anglo-Saxon Thunor, ...
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10. Jupiter of the Thunderbolt [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Jupiter of the Thunderbolt Nobody who observes a thunderstorm would arrive at the conclusion that the planet Jupiter sends the lightning. Therefore it is singular that peoples of antiquity pictured the planet-god Jupiter as wielding a thunderbolt this is equally true of the Roman Jupiter, the Greek Zeus, and the Babylonian Marduk. Pliny wrote: It is not generally known what has been discovered by men who are the most eminent for their learning, in consequence of their assiduous observations of the heavens, that the fires which fall upon the earth, and receive the name of thunderbolts (fulminum nomen habeant) proceed from the three superior stars (siderum), but principally from the one which is situated in the middle... and hence it is commonly said, the thunderbolts are darted by Jupiter. (1) Pliny knew the origin of lightning in the friction of clouds he wrote that ? by the dashing of two clouds, the lightning may flash out.? (2) He did not confuse lightning with the thunderbolt that is discharged by the planets. He makes ...
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