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71. Views In Brief [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... the world. The children of Israel could not have been expected to know what happened in Mexico or Polynesia. 2. In the information sheet STILL TROWELLING no.8 , issued by the Ancient History Book Club, there is a short piece by R. A. Walker on the possible geographical origins of the Greek Olympians as argued from etymological considerations of the names of Zeus and his immediate family. He concludes that Hephaestus, at least, originated in the Caucasus. Shortly after reading this, Jill Abery of Sittingbourne chanced to re-read "Beyond the Mountains of Darkness - The search for the Ten Lost Tribes" by Velikovsky in KRONOS VII:4 , in which Velikovsky concluded ...
72. How Much Did They Know? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... a warning - stands a list of over sixty abbreviations for the titles of learned journals and other sources, nearly half of them in German. There are copious footnotes (happily placed where they should be, at the foot of the page), no fewer than 39 appendices (some dealing for instance with obscure points of Norse or Icelandic etymology) and 30 pages of bibliography. Such a formidable presentation need not of itself form a barrier to the general reader, but sadly it must be said that the authors (both of whom were, at the time of writing the book, Professors of the History of Science, one in America and one in Germany) have not ...
73. Night of the Gods: Polar Myths. The Pole Star [Books]
... of the Arcana (see that heading), and was accompanied by a heavens-dog, which gives us a doublet of the Egyptian jackal of the N. Fido is still a name for a little dog, and "Old dog Trey is ever faithful!" Trey, is clearly true, for which word Prof. Skeat gives us the etymological senses of `firm, established, certain, honest, faithful.Virgil calls Fides cana, white, brilliant, ' just as he does Vesta55 and Cicero calls her alma 56 (= ? alba). The Roman archaic god Fidius must be a duality of this conception. His general popular title was Medius Fidius, which, ...
74. A Note on the Location of Avaris [Journals] [Kronos]
... historical implications of his choice. (6 ) In an attempt to tilt the balance of scholarly stalemate, Van Seters opted for Khata na-Qantir on the basis of archaeological, literary, and philological data;(7 ) and while his reasoning seems compelling, it is not indisputable. The latter point, in particular, necessitated his contradicting the etymological conclusions of Gardiner, Labib, and Kees(8 ) as well as Sethe. (9 ) Thus, there is still room for linguistical debate and, in this respect, Velikovsky's argument that el-Arish is the site of Avaris remains a potent one. In addition, then, to Tanis and Khata na-Qantir, Egyptologists must earnestly deal ...
75. Legends and Miracles [Books] [de Grazia books]
... from him in fright and awe. His countenance is radiant. He has a halo - the first halo, and the only one on earth - Neher states enthusiastically. Others give Moses horns on this occasion. Michelangelo's great conception of Moses depicts him with horns. Why didn't the Jews and Catholics complain of this? Daiches presents an unconvincing etymological argument [7 ]. All the medieval and Renaissance scholars and churchmen, led astray by St. Jerome, read a word wrong: Karen (H ) is a verb meaning "shone" or "gave forth rays of light"; the noun keren means "horn" or ray of light" (Ex. 34: ...
76. The Animal that Changed the Course of World History: The Mammoth [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... described mammoths. Later Manchurian and Tibetan manuscripts also made contributions on this theme. Reviewing the written sources and oral traditions, one sees there was a universal belief that the mammoth lived underground, that it fed on soil, and was terrifically afraid of the light and died in such brightness. It is easy, consequently, to comprehend the etymology of the name. In some recent dictionaries it is stated that "mammuthus" derives from the Estonian word combination maa mutt, which means "underground mole." These word roots are known in the Finno-Ugric world as well. That is where frozen mammoths were frequently discovered, so it is quite logical that "mammuthus" should be ...
77. Atlantis - The Lost Continent Finally Found [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... , though the two cataclysms are obviously similar.By the way, the name of Crete means precisely "swept clean [of people]" in Dravida, the language of the Proto-Mediterraneans. Q14: What does the name of Atlantis signify? A: The first thing to keep in mind is that mythical terms have a number of different etymologies, and are often interpretable in different tongues, into which they were adapted when the myths were introduced locally. For instance, Atlas means, in Greek, "the one who could not (a - ) withstand ( tla) [the skies]." Atlas was deemed the "Pillar of Heaven", that is, ...
78. Exodus [Journals] [SIS Review]
... In the view of the Deuteronomist they were - but was their difference religious, the difference between post-Exile Judaism and pre-Exile pagan cults? The term Canaanite' appears to be derived from a variant of Akkadian kinakhu = purple, a reference to the purple dye produced from molluscs in what later became known as Phoenicia (and which has a similar etymology) [5 ]. In the Middle Bronze period the people of Syria and Palestine were known as the Amorites. The term can be linked to the root Amu which Velikovsky connected with the Amalekites but in Egyptian records was a blanket term applied to bedouin on the periphery of the Nile valley, including the highland zone between the Nile ...
79. Homer in the Baltic (Omero nel Baltico) by Felice Vinci (Book Review). C&C Review 2002:1 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the world. Just one example, one often quoted in alternative' histories: the Mexican deity Kukulkan is identified with the Irish Cuchulainn, for obvious reasons but the two names are totally unrelated. Cuchulainn's name means the Hound of Culann' and a well-known legend describes how he acquired the title. The Mexican name Kukulkan has quite a different etymology. Aside from an over-reliance on this type of evidence, there is one other glaring omission: the author fails even to note the existence of evidence refuting his thesis, yet such evidence exists in plenty. Contrary to what Professor Finlay says, scholars have been struck by the astonishing similarities between the world of the epics and the world ...
80. Night of the Gods: Polar Myths. The North [Books]
... also the North Pole. Mount Taurus was called the cardo for a similar reason (see "The Mountain" in Vol. II). Our Earth was a cardo, as the centre of the Universe (Pliny ii, 64, 64; 9, 6). The cardo masculus was the kingpost of a roof. The latest etymology for cardo, is clearly the correct one33 and the Old Slavish sreda, middle, is directly in point here. It is thus evident that the meaning hinge' of a door for cardo must be quite secondary, even though we take the ' hinge' or socket or pivot to be that of the Axis in the North Pole ...
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