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181. The Charisma of Moses [Books] [de Grazia books]
... That Moses bears an Egyptian name, no matter whether it means born, child (of somebody) ' or something like seed of the pond, of the water, ' is part of the historical character of the situation; he seems to derive from a largely Egyptianized section of the people."[9 ] Some say the Hebrew etymology is "he who is drawn from" the Nile River, which is the popular Sunday School meaning, but Buber reverses this to mean "he who draws forth" the Hebrew people. Otto Rank, citing Winckler, gives Moses as "the Water-Drawer." Psychoanalytic theory permits a reversal of meaning, so it becomes "he ...
182. Catastrophes in the period 5th cent. BC to 14th cent. AD [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 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 ...
183. He Who Shines by Day [Books] [de Grazia books]
... two massive arms - "Hephaestus of the two strong arms," Murray translates the phrase, and then, curiously, notes that other scholars translate the phrase as "Hephaestus of the lame legs." We wonder at the possible original sight of the mighty-armed bronze-smith trailing his feeble legs like the tail of the comet, and at the etymology that could cause such an alternative construction. In connection with the language of the Love Affair, to be treated below, additional symbolic issues will be discussed. Finally there is the sentence: "The slow catches the swift; even as now Hephaestus, slow though he is, has outstripped Ares for all that he is the swiftest ...
184. Super Uranus and the Primitive Planets [Books] [de Grazia books]
... whose motion never ceases. It is like nothing else we know. There was controversy among the ancients as to whether the term aether (GK. aither) is derived from aei-thein, " to run always", or from aethein, "to burn". Aristotle favors the former (Gershenson and Greenberg), although Anaxagoras and modern etymologists prefer the latter. ...
185. Society News [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 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 ...
186. The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 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'. 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'. He adds that among the Murngin people of northern Australia, the great ...
187. The Ring About The Earth at 2300 BC [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , 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 ...
188. Part III: The Legends [Ragnarok] [Books]
... the coming of the Comet. It has been repeated generation after generation, translated into languages, commented on, criticised, but never understood. It has been regarded as a wild, unmeaning rhapsody of words, or as a premonition of some future earth catastrophe. But look at it The very name is significant. According to Professor Anderson's etymology of the word, it means "the darkness of the gods"; from regin, - gods, and rökr, - darkness; but it may, more properly, be derived from the Icelandic, Danish, and Swedish: regn, - a rain, and rök, - smoke, or dust; and it may mean ...
189. The Ship of Heaven [Journals] [Aeon]
... half of the band. As noted above, the Egyptian ship is identified frequently with the god Thoth, whose symbol is the crescent-enclosure . If the ship itself is the crescent, the sign leaves no doubt that here it is precisely half of the enclosure. That the ship does indeed divide the god's dwelling in half is clear from the etymology of the Egyptian At-boat. The root at means "to divide in half," "to bisect." Moreover, this same, very precise relationship can be confirmed in Hindu symbolism. There the celestial enclosure is termed "the world egg," while the ship of the gods is Argha, identified as the lower half of ...
190. When the Sea Flooded Britain [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Bede informs us was under the control of the East Angles. The present river system is of modern origin. In the 5th century, this whole area was criss-crossed by Roman navigation and drainage channels of a wholly different pattern, many of which survive and are in use today . No previous attempt has been made on the etymology but I put forward the following suggestion based on the work of Eilert Ekwall. The second element of the name is surely diagnostic. It is the same as the modern Wash, from Old English'(ge)waesc', meaning wash, the washing of the waves on the shore, surging movements of the sea or other ...
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