A Journal on Myth and Science

Publisher: Ev Cochrane
Editor: Dwardu Cardona
Associate Editor: Lewis M. Greenberg
Contributing Editor: Frederic Jueneman
Consulting Editor: David N. Talbott

Volume IV, Number 1
ISSN 1066-5145
AEON, 601 Hayward, Ames, IA 50014, USA
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Copyright (c) April 1995


Front Cover
The Celestial Eye: A View of the Superimposed Planets -- Saturn, Venus, and Mars, as Seen in Earth's Primordial sky. Illustration by David. N. Talbott


By Dwardu Cardona.

Morning Star

Dwardu Cardona presents evidence to show that the Morning Star deity of the ancients is not always to be understood as referring to the planet Venus PAGE 5

Mars Gods of the New World

Ev Cochrane examines Mesoamerican mythology in search of hitherto unsuspected Martian gods and zeroes in on Tezcatlipoca as a prominent candidate for that planetary role Page 47

Paired Sets in the Hebrew Alphabet

Brian Stross investigates the traditional grouping of the Hebrew alphabet, concluding that the arrangement of the Hebrew letters was not arrived at in a haphazard manner and, in so doing, discloses some affinities between the Semitic and ancient Egyptian languages, which connection has for long been considered implausible Page 64

The Book Shelf

Book reviews by Frederic Jueneman and Lorence Collins Page 97

Volume IV, Number 1


Dwardu Cardona, who studied and practiced electrical engineering at the British Royal Admiralty in Malta, has acted as Contributing Editor for KRONOS and, later, as Senior Editor for the same periodical. He is a Founding Father of the Canadian Society for Interdisciplinary Studies and serves as an Editorial Consultant on Mythology and Cosmogony for the British Journal Chronology and Catastrophism Review. An enthusiastic researcher and writer, he has published close to a hundred articles in various periodicals.

Ev Cochrane is the author of numerous articles on comparative mythology and archaeoastronomy. He previously served as an Associate Editor of KRONOS and is currently the publisher of AEON. He is presently preparing two manuscripts for publication: The Many Faces of Venus, and The Mars Myth.

Brian Stross (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley), Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, is the author of The Origin and Evolution of Language. He has conducted extensive linguistic and anthropological field research in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, and has engaged in a study of the Mayan languages.