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91. Bronze Tripods [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... of the most ornately decorated Cypriote tripod stands, presumably also of LH III C date, showed Levantine motifs which seemed to derive from somewhat earlier ivory carvings, but the one Levantine ivory carving, which Catling considered stylistically closest to that stand, probably belongs to the eighth century, while one of the closest Cypro-Levantine metalwork analogies dates to the seventh century B.C. 14 As in other cases that we have already seen, and still others as well, the archaeologists ? impasse has also had a direct effect on Homeric scholarship, since Homer mentions bronze corselets and tripods in his epics. One group of scholars heralds those references as accurate memories of the Mycenaean Age, preserved through the centuries, while the other regards them as a reflection of the eighth-century world in which Homer and his audience lived. 15 Regarding two sources of literary controversy Homer refers to tripods as prizes at chariot races. One particular passage, referring to an aborted chariot race for a tripod at or near Olympia shortly before the Trojan War (Iliad XI: 698-702) sparked one of the first ...
92. Apollo of the Wolf, the Mouse and the Serpent [Kronos $]
... Smintheus are not obscure. Coins found at Alexandria Troas (a city twenty miles south of Troy) show Apollo with bow in hand, accompanied by a mouse.(16) Further, white mice were kept in the temples of Apollo.(17) According to Gilbert Murray, Apollo "is the most splendid and awful of Homer's Olympians" and "when the great archer draws near to Olympus all the gods tremble and start from their seats''.(18) Murray makes an interesting comparison between the gods of Homer and those of the Athenians at the time of Socrates. In both cases he finds that Apollo, Zeus, and Athene comprised a triad of deities with Apollo being the most important of the three.(19) The Greek Ares has long been identified as a personification of the planet Mars. Yet, Ares never attained the prominence that Apollo, Zeus, and Athene achieved. On the other hand, there seems to be some evidence which suggests that Ares was but an aspect of Apollo. In the Iliad, after ...
93. THE DEATH OF KINGS [Quantavolution Website]
... rests is called the road paved with brass, chalkopous. It is a word applied by Sophocles to mean 'brazen footed', and applied to the Erinys, or Fury, in Elektra, line 491. Euripides applies it to the word tapous, tripod, in the Supplices, line 1197; here also it means 'brazen-footed'. The 'brazen threshold' is the ereisma, the prop, or support, of Athens. The word ereisma is also used, by the poet Theocritus, to mean a hidden rock or reef. Homer mentions iron gates and a brazen threshold in Iliad VIII: 15, where Zeus threatens to hurl down into Tartarus any deities who oppose his wishes. When the stranger has departed to fetch Theseus, Oedipus prays to the Eumenides as a suppliant, revealing that he was told by Apollo that he would find refuge and a place to die, bringing profit to his hosts, at a shrine of the dread (semnon) goddesses, and that signs of his arrival would be earthquake, some kind of thunder, or the lightning ...
94. AMBER, ARK, AND EL [Quantavolution Website]
... land, and the plague was stayed from Israel." I Kings VI contains descriptions of the temple built for Solomon by Hiram. For the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive tree (verse 31). VIII: 6: "And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims." Notes (Chapter Four: Amber, Ark, and El) 1. Homer: 'Iliad' XIX: 398 2. Homer: 'Odyssey' XV: 460 3. Homer: 'Odyssey' XVIII: 296 4. Old Testament: I Kings: XVIII: 31 5. Ibid. Verse 38 6. Psalm XXVIII: 2 7. Homer: 'Odyssey' XII: 158 8. Homer: 'Iliad' II: 600 9. Herodotus: I: 100; Aeschylus: 'Agamemnon' 1154; Plato: 'Republic' 365 10. Herodotus: II 57 11. Pliny: 'Natural History' XXXVII: ...
95. Jupiter God of Abraham (Part IV) [Kronos $]
... be discharged by the three outer planets. He did, however, emphasize the fact that they were "principally" deemed to be the product of the one "which is situated in the middle"- that is Jupiter. Among the thundering planets, in other words, Jupiter seems to have been the prime wielder. The thunderbolt was, in fact, the Jovian god's favorite weapon. Ovid referred to "Jove the thunderer".(289) Horace wrote of "Jupiter's great hand dispensing thunder".(290) Homer described how Zeus "held fast in his hands the thunderbolt''.(291) The Rig Veda lauds Indra/Jupiter(292) as the king who "holds, firmly grasped, the thunder"(293) and "whose right hand wields the bolt".(294) Of Brihaspati/Jupiter(295) it was said that "with lightning [he strikes down the foeman".(296) Marduk, the Assyro-Babylonian Jupiter, set the thunderbolt in front of him.(297) If ...
96. AUGURY [Quantavolution Website]
... also be seen in the word Luceres, the name of one of the original Roman tribes. The Etruscan word lauchume means a chieftain; it is related to the root luk, light. Livy tells us that the young slave-boy Servius Tullius was seen asleep with fire round his head. This was taken by Tanaquil, the queen, as a sign that he would be the saviour of the royal household, even that he would be the king [11. Plutarch writes that the same thing happened to the young Romulus. In Homer, Iliad: XVIII, flames are seen round the head of Achilles. Livy tells a story of the augur Attus Navius. The king, Lucius Tarquinius, challenged him to say whether what he, the king, had in mind could be done. When Attus said yes, the king said that he was thinking of Attus cleaving a whetstone with a razor. "Tum illum haud cunctanter discidisse cotem ferunt. Statua Atti capite velato, quo in loco res acta est, gradibus ipsis ad laevam curiae fuit... ...
97. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... with James against them. In view of this, my current critcism must seem rather jaded! However, in reaffirming his position, Cardona writes: 'Homer weaves a poetic tale which centres round the siege of Troy with divine intervention thrown in for good measure.' (emphasis added). This sounds as though ancient bards threw a bit of theophany into their stories in much the same way as a modern novelist might throw in some sex and violence for 'good measure'. Well, maybe this is the way it was with Homer but I don't think so. I still find it difficult to believe that Homer was not an actual eye-witness to the events he describes- events which include catastrophic occurrences of some kind. Cardona asks why I find it difficult to accept that Homer could write in the manner of our modern poets and I ask why he finds it so easy! I believe that Cardona may be guilty of what Julian Jaynes calls the 'presentist fallacy' here, in which it is a mistake to believe that the minds and consciousness of our relatively ...
98. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... has extensively explored Shakespeare's play for similar motifs. A century or so ago, Ignatius Donnelly traced the same themes in John Milton's great Paradise Lost. None of these scholars claimed that global catastrophes have wracked our planet within the last 500 years, so their descriptions of disaster must have a phylogenetic base. But if recent poets have regularly recreated accurate images of destructions that occurred millennia before, how can Velikovsky and his successors be so positive that their own sources are eyewitness accounts of the supposed events? Could not Isaiah, Ipuwer, Homer, the author of the Inanna verses, and other very ancient writers have 'recalled' incidents that happened much earlier? Or maybe Amos and Thomas and the others worked with archetypes that are unrelated to actual events; or maybe the creative process is an entirely individual phenomenon and the supposed similarity of themes and images merely illusory and accidental. Duane Vorhees, Seoul, S. Korea Implications of Shishak= Ramesses II Dear Sir, I was interested to read that David Rohl now believes that Shishak's pillage of Jerusalem was by Ramesses II ...
99. Aphrodite - The Moon or Venus? [SIS C&C Review $]
... , in Greek Aphrodite. Yet it is evident that Velikovsky felt he must suppress Aphrodite/Venus in order to make room for Athena/Minerva and avoid having two Greek deities for the same planet. In a footnote to the paragraph quoted above he attempts to solve the apparent problem in an unqualified and seemingly self-contradictory statement: ''the name Venus or Aphrodite belonged to the moon". No evidence is offered or source quoted to support this. Yet in a later chapter, dealing with the theomachy or battle of the gods described by Homer in the "Iliad", we find this identification used to interpret those passages referring to the goddess Aphrodite. We are told that Aphrodite, "goddess of the moon", was warned by her father Zeus not to attempt to participate in the war, but to leave such business to Ares and Athena. Later, trying to help the wounded Ares, Aphrodite is struck on the breast by Athena, though no cosmic interpretation is given to this episode. Little more is said about Aphrodite, until the closing chapter on ...
100. The Allies of Priam [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... I consulted, I scarcely ever found a discussion of the nationality of the people of Troy. 2 In the Iliad they are regularly referred to as ? the people of Priam,? their king, but this is not an ethnic designation. Thus while it is known that the besiegers of Troy were Achaeans, also called Danaans, and it is generally accepted that they were Mycenaean Greeks actually the last generation of them, sometimes designated as the Heroic Generation the question of which race were the people of Priam was left unanswered by Homer. But at least let us look at Priam ? s allies. Here some clear indications come to the fore; and if we are still not helped in our pursuit which nation did the Achaeans fight at Troy? at least we see a ray of hope that, by knowing the allies we may be guided to the proper time. By knowing the correct century of the events we may obtain an insight into the interplay of nations and races and perhaps come to realize the true reason for the conflict that summoned the Achaean ...
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