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41. Day Star [Journals] [Aeon]
... Venus with similar epithets. On the Polynesian island of Mangaia, for example, Venus was known as Tamata-nui, "Great Eye." [5 ] The Polynesians, like the Maya, had a profound interest in the stars, which they employed as guides while navigating the South Seas and Pacific. Similar conceptions are apparent among the Australian Aborigines, the Ringa-Ringaroo denoting Venus as Mimungoona, "Big Eye." [6 ] If we are to rule out diffusion as an explanation for these particular epithets- there being no evidence for a communication of astronomical traditions between these three cultures- it stands to reason that they have reference to some fundamental (and obvious) characteristic of ...
42. The Hunting Or Blitzkrieg Theory [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... and rapid overkill in the Australian Pleistocene."38 According to Flannery: "Professor Richard Wright of Sidney University, excavated a site at Tanbar Springs on the Liverpool Plains of central eastern New South Wales [Australia]. There he found buried in mud which accumulated around the springs, small bone fragments of giant marsupials and tools made by Aboriginal people that were deposited over a time span of many thousands of years. Indeed, bone fragments from giant marsupials occur in deposits as recent as 6,000 years ago. On this basis, Wright has suggested that giant marsupials and humans coexisted on the Liverpool Plains for a very long time...."39 Again, ...
43. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... to check the validity of his proposals, putting these exciting but baseless flights of fancy in their proper context. Malcolm Lowery, London On Titan Dear Sir, With reference to J. B. Snelson's query on Titan (WORKSHOP 5:2 , p. 36), I thought that it might interest you to know that the Australian Aborigines have a story of a time when "Walo the sunwoman and her daughter Bara rose in the east to make their daily journey across the sky. But Walo always sent her daughter back, being afraid that the heat of two suns in the sky at one time would not only scorch the hair of the Aborigines, but might even ...
44. The Double Axe and the Celestial Twins [Journals] [Aeon]
... Nigeria worship Shango, or Oshe-Shango, to whose head a double-headed axe, symbolic of the thunderbolt, is attached.  Decorated double axes from Minoan Crete. A West-African thunder and fertility god, Xevioso, is pictured with the thunder axe in his mouth- and it is a double axe  . "The Australian aborigines depict their lightning and weather spirit as a demon framed by a double arc springing from its head."  One of the North- Australian Lightning Brothers, Tcabuinji, killed his younger brother Wagtjadbulla "with his stone axe."  "In the painting the twelve-foot figure of the young brother towers over the ...
45. Sky Woman [Journals] [Aeon]
... Woman is to be identified with the planet Venus, how are we to understand her mortal paramour? How is it possible for a planet to consort with or "marry" a mortal? An important key to understanding such traditions is provided by the very widespread belief that the most prominent stars once lived on earth. The following tradition from Aboriginal Australia may be taken as typical in this regard: "All over Australia, it is believed that the stars and planets were once men, women and animals in Creation times, who flew up to the sky as a result of some mishap on earth and took refuge there in their present form."  The same ...
46. Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Journals] [Aeon]
... lightning from their eyes.  As to the popularity of this motif, Frazer remarks that "it is a common notion with the American Indians that thunder and lightning are caused by the flapping of the wings and the flashing of the eyes of a gigantic bird."  Similar beliefs are also to be found among aboriginal peoples of South America. Thus, the Desana of the Colombian rain forest hold that lightning is "a glance the Sun casts upon the earth."  How are we to understand this widespread belief whereby lighting is thought to emanate from a celestial eye? The aforementioned Desana tradition offers an important clue, for strange as ...
47. Implications for Chronology if Certain 'Historical' Characters are Mythological [Journals] [SIS Review]
... to dismiss the so-called Euhemerist' school of myth as nonsense. Herakles, like Theseus, Indra, Cuchulainn and a host of analogous figures, is a mythical hero, pure and simple. A telling clue is the fact that distant cultures report similar traditions about their legendary ancestors. As a case in point consider the example provided by the aboriginal Chinese hero Ma YŁan: In the traditions of the Chinese, at any rate, and probably also among the aborigines, no ancient hero could compare with Ma YŁan, the Wave Subduer of Later Han. His is a rich and persistent story .. . Ma YŁan deserved the epithet more than most. He conquered the water everywhere ...
48. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... of general interest. One particular exhibit caught my attention. This was a stone sculpture, life size, of human form. At some time in the past the head had broken off from the body and the two portions had been roughly cemented together. What particularly drew my attention was the card in the case describing the exhibit as an Aboriginal Ape man'. Whatever it is it most certainly is not that! My time in Gympie was very short and I was not able to pursue the matter further at the time but a relative, resident in Queensland, kindly made subsequent enquiries and sent me such information as the museum was able to provide, together with additional material ...
49. IN THE BEGINNING [Books]
... pertinence for a woman who had got through the Great Night' of the cataclysmal period. Note 19 - The Genesis ii. 7 trait of the animation of clay puppets through a god blowing the first breath into their lungs is world-wide. Generally the nostrils and/or the mouth are mentioned, but Pundjel, the creator-god of the Australian aborigines of the neighbourhood of Melbourne is supposed to have also blown into the navels of the first pair of human beings which he had moulded. This latter trait is really anachronistic, for the unborn' human prototype had, naturally, no need of a navel. Yet even the greatest artists of the Western World, without one exception, ...
50. Myths of the Great Fire (Moons, Myths and Man) [Books]
... be chiefly due to e fact that the bombardment with glowing or heated cosmic material was only observed by the inhabitants of a relatively narrow zone, which was mostly covered by the waters of the girdle-tide. Men living farther to the north and south saw the more or less distant fire-rain without experiencing much of it themselves. It is the American aborigines who supply the greater number these tales. At the time of the breakdown of the Tertiary satellite their forefathers lived in the northern and southern subtropical places of refuge. The Ntlakapamuk, or Thompson River Indians, a tribe of Salishan stock, now settling in the Thompson River region of British Columbia, say that in the time of their ...
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