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141. Temple, Crown, Vase, Eye, and Circular Serpent [Books]
... they derive from the cosmic prototype. Fundamentally, the crown is an enclosing band. The most important component of the Egyptian crown was the gold headband, while the great god was "Master of the Head-Band." (56) The Sumerian word for crown, uku, means "great band." (57) In the classical etymologies reviewed by Onians the "crown" possesses the concrete meaning of a "circle" or "band" enclosing a god or a man. (58) When the Egyptian priests placed the sacred band on the head of the king, deeming him the regent of the sun-god Re, they were guided by the image of the great ...
142. On Language, Art, And Religion. Part I Ch.4 (Peoples of the Sea) [Velikovsky]
... like "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal". As to the grammar, the scribe of Ramses III "was groping after a style which had passed out of general use". He employed false archaisms, which indicated that not a few forms had already passed out of use. "A certain vagueness" in the use of proper etymology "tells us that current speech was equally vague or else already committed to a fairly general suppression of endings [suffixes]." On the palaeographic side, "the cutting of signs is coarse and careless .. . Evidence of haste is universal." The scribes who prepared the outlines for the stone engravers were clearly more familiar ...
143. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... "Son of Ra" have been used as his name outside Egypt? or is this merely idle speculation? M. N. MATHER, Crewe, Cheshire. MALCOLM LOWERY notes: The correction of s'ws'k for swsk is not too significant, as by the Middle Kingdom s and s' were quite haphazardly interchanged by Egyptian scribes. (Etymologically, however, Egyptologists regard the former as deriving from a z .) I accept Mr. Mather s addition of a fourth classification when considering change in "borrowed" words. This very common process represents the lighter side of language development, and even has a term to describe it: "folk-etymology". Some of the examples ...
144. The el-Amarna Letters (Concluded) (Ages in Chaos) [Velikovsky]
... by tribute to a king invader. 39. In the second part of the ninth century. 40. By W. F. Albright, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 23 (1937), 191f.; Journal of Biblical Literature, 61 (1942), 314. 41. ". . . nor is it clear what the etymology of the word is". Mercer, Tell-el-Amarna Tablets, pp. 504-5. 42. Weber, in Knudtzon, Die El-Amarna-Tafeln. pp. 12SU. Who Is the Dreaded "King of Hatti" of the el-Amarna Correspondence? The king of Hatti, always feared and often mentioned in the letters of the Syrian princes, might well ...
145. Indra and Brhaspati (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... - thus, e.g ., in Apte's Sanskrit-English dictionary.(7 ) More interestingly, perhaps: Just as "Jeudi = Jovis Dies (i .e ., Day of Jupiter) = Thor's Day = Thursday, just so Brhaspativara = Thursday in Sanskrit. On the other hand, the word "Jupiter" has its etymological equivalent in the Vedic Dyaus Pita, meaning Father Sky, from dyaus, sky, and pita, father. The vast field of Indian literature, sacred and profane, classical and modern, cries out for knowledgeable cultivation and is bound to yield an immensely rich harvest in terms of inter-disciplinary Velikovskian studies. It is not, however, ...
146. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... , but instead subjected him to simple decapitation. I checked five different translations of this passage from I Samuel 15:33, and found variously that Agog had been "hewed into pieces", "hacked to pieces", and "butchered". Clearly, this wording does not convey a mere beheading. If Dr Danelius has an etymological argument to make with these translations, let her cite her sources. I have great respect for the fine work which has been done by Dr Danelius, but she is not well served by her letter in WORKSHOP. Finally, I would like to contribute a bit of speculation on a different subject. In my above-mentioned article, I ...
147. Response to Critique by Leroy Ellenberger [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... at him and spoke in winged words: "Ares, stay now your fury and power, and your hands invincible, for you are not permitted to kill Herakles, the bold-hearted son of Zeus." . . . [Lines 441-52, emphasis added] Herakles is an archetype of the Earth, and indeed "Earth" is derived etymologically from Hera, cognate with Herakles. The "gloomy aegis" could be the cometary tail of Mars, as its surface ices melted and evaporated during its passage by its ancient perihelion, 66 million miles from the Sun (Figure 1). Hesiod continues: So she [Athene] spoke, but could not persuade the great heart ...
148. Sins Of The Father [Journals] [Aeon]
... Cyaxares and Astyages. Now I ask: Is it possible to recognize an identity between these names? Ginenthal writes that the Median kingdom and Mitanni shared "a capital that could clearly be similarly named." Here, too, Ginenthal himself offers no evidence in support of this claim. Rather, he has simply accepted as gospel Sweeney's absurd etymological analysis, one worthy of Norm Crosby. The capital of the Medes was Ecbatana, located in Iran at modern Hamadan. The Mitanni capital was Wassukanni, yet to be discovered, but generally sought for in the Khabur valley in northern Syria in the general vicinity of Tell Brak.  These two sites not only do not ...
... to be valid. The Oxford English Dictionary defines skeptic as "one who maintains a doubting attitude with reference to some particular question or statement. Also, one who is habitually inclined rather to doubt than to believe any assertion or apparent fact that comes before him; a person of sceptical temper"; "occasionally used with reference to the etymological sense: A seeker after truth; an inquirer who has not yet arrived at definite convictions." Now, how could one who is so judicious be seen as "silly"? Only if the evidence had been completely, absolutely, objectively compelling and yet he remained skeptical. But by the author's own contention that is not the ...
150. The Laughing Gods [Books] [de Grazia books]
... debts as an adulterer. Hephaestus at first refuses: "Don't ask this of me, Poseidon, You're sure to be sorry if you give bond for a miserable rascal. And how would it be among the gods, if Ares should escape both his fetters and his debt and I should have to bind you instead?" Poseidon is etymologically "master of the earth." He is the sea and the mover of Earth. Here now, he insists. "Even should he avoid his debt and flee, I shall pay for him." Hephaestus cannot refuse. "It is not permitted me to say no', nor would it be proper." Why ...
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