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101. Samson Revealed [Aeon Journal $]
... and do as the others are doing and show Baldr honour like the other men. I will show you where he is standing: throw this twig at him.' Höd took the mistletoe and aimed at Baldr as directed by Loki. The dart went straight through him and he fell dead to the ground. This was the greatest misfortune ever to befall gods and men." (85) If we are to judge by the popularity of his name, Hoder was worshipped by various Teutonic peoples. As Grimm observed, the etymology of the god's name marks him as a warrior par excellence, being related to various words signifying belli impetus and fervor: "In these words, except where the meaning is merely intensified, the prevailing idea is plainly that of battle and strife, and the god or hero must have been thought of and honored as a warrior. Therefore [Hödr ex-pressed phenomena of war; and he was imagined blind, because he dealt out at random good hap and ill." (86) Among the numerous puzzles presented by Hoder ...
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102. Einstein and Relativity [SIS C&C Review $]
... the Greek forces which besieged Troy was Agamemnon, and the war was fought over fair Helen, a humanised version of a heavenly drama and strikingly reminiscent of the Mabinogion tale of Branwen. The giant pinned down in the heavens, variously Nimrod, Orion etc., is juxtaposed near the constellation of Taurus, the bull, facing one of the prominent meteor streams (of Clube and Napier) and, like Achilles, the giant was wounded in the foot or ankle (the Lamed or Fisher King of Romance). Or-ion is etymologically similar to Err-ain (the land of the goddess Eriu, a form of Aine), and Ur-ien of the Welsh, ar-yan of the Hindus, Ir-an of the Persians, but what of Arthur. In one sense he may be cognate with a heavenly bull or bear but what about the root of tree, i.e. a celestial tree, a phenomenon in the sky involving a stream of light and branches (?). Bran was also associated with a platter or dish on which his head was carried. The analogy ...
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103. A Holographic World [Kronos $]
... Ilya Prigogine", Chemical and Engineering News (April 16, 1979), pp. 30-33. Paul Pietsch, "Shuffle Brain", Harper's (May 1972), pp. 41-48 and Shufflebrain (Boston, 1981). Pietsch's research with salamanders shows that parts of a brain may be shuffled without scrambling the meaning of the information stored. According to him, the basic assertion in hologramic theory "is that the brain stores the mind as codes of wave phase". Pietsch prefers "hologramic" over 'holographic" on etymological grounds. Rupert Sheldrake, "A New Science of Life", New Scientist (18 June 1981), pp. 766-68; reprinted in Science Digest (Oct. '81), pp. 54-57. See also Aug. 3, '81 Brain/Mind Bulletin (P. O. Box 42211, Los Angeles, CA 90042). "The hypothesis of formative causation postulates that the characteristic forms taken up by molecules... and organisms are shaped and maintained by specific fields called morphogenetic fields... [ ...
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... was a bardic hieroglyph for god, or an act of the gods. A link with the symbol of the trident- and Poseidon's thunderbolts- appears obvious. Over time the symbol is thought to have degenerated to some extent, becoming three diverging rays of light descending towards the earth= the trinity, a Celtic theme which pops up in the triple forms of goddesses and gods, e.g. the 3 sons of Turenn, or the 3 forms of Gwenhyfar, white phantom of the night sky. Dovenby in Cumbria has been linked etymologically with the Irish Dubhain which appears to mean 'dark light' (?) or a 'light in the darkness' (?). Crom Dubh was an Irish god of the harvest and scythe, the equivalent of the Grim Reaper, both associated with various earthworks and landmarks. Is there a link between dufon and dubhain on the basis that Old Germanic dubhon= dove and Old Saxon duba? Loomis, in The Grail, mentions the white dove as a feature of Arthurian Romance. Doves may merit diligent research. 17. ...
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105. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... London in 1927, 'The Mythological Astronomy, in Three Parts' by S.A.Mackey. It consists of 20 pages of dreadful heroic couplets, e.g. 'This was The Iron Age- twas Pythons reign, When polar suns burnt up the golden grain, And sudden thaws inundate every plain.' All very Velikovskian! The remaining 250 pages of notes and explanations attempt to justify the assertions expressed in the verse section. They are almost impossible to read, since every argument depends on false identifications made by way of bad logic and ludicrously fanciful etymology. A couple of (linked) examples will serve to demonstrate 'The Titans were called the children of the sun [...In April and May, when the Nile was nearly dry, a number of hands were employed to clear out the mud and arrange the order of the canals [...These Nile-scourers the Titans, were so called from tit, i.e. mud or clay or, from the round mounds of earth raised in form of these beautiful prominences, which the French people name Teton, and ...
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106. Kadmos: The Primeval King [Kronos $]
... Kadmeans. This situation alerts us to the possibility that Kadmos and Ogygos might have been one and the same mythological figure. This possibility is strengthened by the additional fact that, in several ancient sources, Ogygos, like Kadmos, appears as the first king of Thebes.(56) At this point the meaning of Kadmos' name becomes of interest. Many scholars, following Bochart's 17th century suggestion, derive "Kadmos" from the Semitic root "kdm" which, inter alia means "east".(57) This etymology is often cited as favoring Kadmos' Phoenician origin. But "kdm" has other meanings. For one thing, "kdm" was an early Akkadian term for "god".(58) For another, the word also signifies "former" or "primordial" as applied to time.(59) This last, for example, is the meaning inherent in the mythological concept of Adam Kadmon, which Hildegarde Lewy translates as "the ancient one".(60) Clearly, this meaning could also be ...
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107. Society News [SIS C&C Review $]
... well, robe, a long loose outer garment. Robes were also used to define rank, office, or profession. A robe was a gown, or vestment... during which solemn ceremonies might take place, sometimes of a strong religious significance. However, a link between deity and robes is not all that is implied as Germanic rauba is also the root of to rob and, variously, robber and to reave. Thunder The English word 'thunder' is believed to derive from the Anglo Saxon god Thunor and is etymologically akin to Celtic Tanaris, variously Taranis and Scandinavian Thor. A link may exist with Taur-us (the bull of heaven), and torre and even with Troy. According to Stephen Pollington (who runs a correspondence course on the basics of Old English, its grammar and vocabulary) the meaning of Thunor is simply 'thunder'. It sounds very much like an appellative of the gods, rather than an actual god itself. The storm god of the Hittites was known as Teshub, a deity of the Hurrians (an Armenian ...
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... the word for 'serpent' or 'dragon', though our natural world offers no basis for the equivalence' [109. Talbott offers the following examples: 'In Mexico, Nahuatl can mean 'serpent' but also 'mountain...[the Egyptian Set is the primordial serpent or dragon, but set also means 'mountain'... [the ancient Sumerian dragon... was the Kur... but kur also possessed the meaning 'mountain'... [the Greek Boreas is the primeval serpent... but etymologists connect the serpent-dragon's name with a primitive bora, 'mountain''[110. Suhr tells us: 'Among primitive peoples there are signs of the column in the form of a python or dragon rising from the level of the earth to the clouds'[111. He adds that among the Murngin people of northern Australia, the great python 'is the most impressive representative of the column'[112. In China '[ a dragon ascending from the earth to the clouds can serve as the whirling column- which no doubt ...
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109. The Ring About The Earth at 2300 BC [SIS C&C Review $]
... 65. P. Matthiae, Ebla, an Empire Rediscovered, Doubleday, 1981, p. 187 66. U. Oldenburg, The Conflict Between El and Ba'al in Canaanite Religion, Brill, 1969, p. 92; see also G. A. Barton: A Sketch of Semitic Origins, MacMillan, 1902, p. 213. 67. F. Hewitt, The Ruling Races of Prehistoric Times, Vol. 1, Oriental, 1972, p. 151. 68. G. A. Barton, 'On the Etymology of Ishtar', Journal of the American Oriental Society Vol. 31 (1910), p. 358. 69. G. A. Barton, 'The Semitic Istar Cult', Hebraica Vol. 10 (1893), p. 70. 70. S. Langdon, Tammuz and Ishtar, a Monograph upon Babylonian Religion and Theology, Oxford Univ. Press, 1914, pp. 160, 161. 71. T. G. Pinches, 'The Goddess Istar in Assyro-Babylonian Literature', Proceedings of the Society of ...
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... New York, 1964; reprinted from 1916 edition) MIFL (A Motif-Index of Folk Literature by Stith Thompson, 6 volumes, Indiana University Press, Bloomington,1955) SDFML (The Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend, Maria Leach, editor, 2 volumes, Funk and WagnaUs, New York, 1949) TOW (The Other World, Cambridge,1950) 42. The Avestic nominal Berezaiti has a feminine ending, vis-a-vis the masculine form berezant-, "high, mountainous" (Julius Pokorny, Ein Indogermanisches Etymologisches Woerterbuch, Munich, 1959, vol. 1, p. 140). According to the indigenous Maori of New Zealand, the Fertilizer God Tane created humanity on Mother Earth's mons veneris (David A. Leeming, Mythology: The Voyage of the Hero, 2nd ed., New York, 1981, p. 342). In Eurasian tradition, the bulging site of primal procreation is a breast-shaped hill (TOW, p. 129). And, in more specifically German lore, this paradisial place is the Venusberg ...
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