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91. Book Reviews [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Lambton Worm and other Northumbrian Legends by Paul Screeton Paul Screeton has divided his book into three parts: the first part deals with the legends themselves, the second part deals with the sites of the legends and the third part consists of various attempts to explain the origin of the legends. Part I notes the connection between worms and dragons in folklore through the German language in which der wurm' = the dragon' and also through the Norse word for dragon which is Ormr' from which our word for the common earth worm probably derives. This is followed by a wealth of interesting information on the subject of worms and dragons contained in legendary accounts from the Northumbrian area which is ...
92. The Blazing Star, Part 1 Venus Ch.8 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... Atymnios was the name of the unlucky driver of the sun's chariot; he was worshipped as the Evening Star, which is the same as the Morning Star.(30) The birth of the Morning Star, or the transformation of a legendary person (Istehar, Phaėthon, Quetzal-cohuatl) into the Morning Star was a widespread motif in the folklore of the oriental(31) and occidental(32) peoples. The Tahitian tradition of the birth of the Morning Star is narrated on the Society Island in the Pacific;(33) the Mangaian legend says that with the birth of a new star, the earth was battered by countless fragments.(34) The Buriats, ...
93. The Velikovskian Vol. IV, No. 2: Contents [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... was Professor of Linguistics and Professor of Anthropology at Drew University from 1966 to 1991. During that time, from 1989 to 1991, he was Director of Drew's Behavioral Science Program, and founded Drew's Anthropology Department, which he chaired for twelve years. In addition, he was Director of Drew's Linguistic Program. In 1980 Dr. Wescott taught folklore and comparative religion aboard the S. S. Universe, a `floating college'. From 1980 to 1981 he was Presidential Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines. In 1982 and 1983 he served as a forensic linguist for the New Jersey State Court System. From 1985 to 1988 Dr. Wescott hosted ...
94. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of the development of human cultures around the world. The Figured landscapes of Rock-Art: Looking at Picture in Place Christopher Chippindale and George Nash. Cambridge. £24.99 New ways of investigating rock art from around the world. In Search of King Solomon's Mines- Tahir Shah. John Murray. £17.99 Legends, folklore and the Bible lead the author on a journey through Ethiopia to the ancient land of Ophir. The following books are obtainable from the Sourcebook Project', PO Box 107, Glen Arm, MD 21057, USA. Sterling cheques payable to William R. Corliss' at the prevailing rate of exchange. Add on postage of US $ ...
95. Letters [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the forehead. Either it is a parrot now extinct in Central America or the tuft belongs not to the bird but to the symbols in the water being poured over the bird. In any case, the tuft and the raised neck feathers cannot be confused with the ear-tufts of an owl. Is anything known about parrots in Mayan myth and folklore? Dr G. THIERS University of Antwerp NANCY OWEN replies: To answer Prof. Thiers comments about the 260-day count: I am using 520 days or two periods of 260 days as recorded on pp. 71-14 of the Dresden Codex. 520 days equals 3 ecliptic cycles. (Ex.: 9 Ix = 14040+ 520 = ...
96. A Catastrophist Reading of Religious Systems [Journals] [SIS Review]
... very similar in all the religions. In Stratum Three, however, there is major divergence, for here we find great varieties and contrasts. The Hebrew narratives, for example, are thought to be a blend from the prior traditions of many of the Israelite tribes, or of Israelite and Canaanite stories, and so on, while Islamic folklore is said to incorporate polytheistic Arabian legends with Judaeo-Christian elements. Similarly, the Hindu corpus of tales is supposed to be a composite from the invading Aryan and native Dravidic stock, while the Christian stories contain their own pantheon of angels, saints and martyrs whose adventures confirm the life events of a religious hero which echo the religions of Mithras ...
97. Notes and Queries [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Mythic Ireland, Thames and Hudson, p. 108. Gearaid Iarla = the goose of the island, i.e . Garrett Island on Lough Gur. Interestingly, there is a Jarrett Hill in Gerrards Cross, a half mile distant from the Camp. There is also a tradition of regular human sacrifice at Lough Gur. According to folklore the lough is said to claim a victim, by drowning, once every seven years. Gearaid Iarla is believed to have drowned in the lough himself and once every seven years (again) he can be seen riding the lake surface astride a great horse (his reflection). \cdrom\pubs\journals\review\v1996n2 ...
98. Assyrian History: the 'Black Hole' [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Al Borak was a magical horse (= a comet?) whose eyes flashed lightning and carried the Prophet Mohammed into heaven. This story is connected with the Islamic shrine in Jerusalem, the Dome on the Rock (mount Moriah) and has explicitly a cometary (sky horse) connection. It seems the Moslem conquerors subsumed aspects of local folklore, which suggests the Deborah story (including the role of Barak), is essentially a Canaanite legend. This in turn reflects the largely Canaanite origins of the Iron Age population of Palestine, in combination with the Hebrews (or habiru). What is the connection with Berkshire and how did it come about ? Phillip Clapham \cdrom ...
99. The Merlin 'Vision' and the 6th Century 'Event' [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , one of the many mountains in South Wales. These would have taken the brunt of any cometary fireballs, with the valleys below seeming to suffer the Yellow Pestilence' mist. The resulting crop failures would have brought famine, mass migrations and disease outbreaks which could easily have reached plague proportions. These events are remembered in Morganwg traditions and folklore. Though little recognised now, this area of South Wales was an important administrative centre before the Romans came and continued to be until the 6th century. It marked the seat of the kings of Morganwg, an area that stretched from the river Severn in the east to Caerfyrddin (Merlin's Fortress) in the southwest. However Morganwg was ...
100. The Many Faces Of Venus - The Planet Venus in Ancient Myth and Religion by Ev Cochrane (Book Review). C&C Review 2002:1 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Myth around the world all points to the likelihood that once Venus, with a tail like a comet, darkened the sun' and brought catastrophe to the peoples of the Earth, who recorded these celestial events as myth. Cochrane points out that many of these features of the dark, dishevelled, terrible goddess also apply to the witches of folklore. The hags of myth are common - the Jewish Lilith, the Norse Freyja, the Slavic Baba Yaga, the Germanic Holda and the Greek Hecate - and a common theme is their transmutation to this ugly crone from a former divine beauty. Hecate has a fundamental connection with Aphrodite; the Evening Star is also a witch star; ...
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