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101. Apollo and the Planet Mars [Aeon Journal $]
... and covered quiver. The arrows rattled on the shoulders of the angry god as he moved; and his coming was like the night. Then he sat down apart from the ships and let fly a shaft; terrible was the twang of his silver bow. The mules he assailed first and the swift dogs, but thereafter on the men themselves he let fly his stinging arrows, and smote; and ever did the pyres of the dead burn thick." (2) It is the plague-bringing Apollo, in fact, whom Homer blames for the outbreak of the Trojan War. (3) Apollo's darker nature can also be glimpsed from a curious passage contained in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, hinting of that god's assault upon Olympus. There Apollo is said to have once caused the gods to tremble and jump from their seats amidst a volley of arrows: "I will remember and not be unmindful of Apollo who shoots afar. As he goes through the house of Zeus, the gods tremble before him and all spring up from their seats when he ...
102. The Birth of Athena [Aeon Journal $]
... of our investigation some indication that Athena was associated with cometary imagery. We begin with a consideration of several epithets of the great goddess, it being well known that such epithets frequently retain archaic elements of cult which have otherwise been lost or obscured with the passage of time. Pallas Athena One of the most popular epithets of Athena was Pallas. Indeed the greatest of all Greek goddesses could sometimes be invoked under this name alone, a fact which prompted Guthrie to remark: Pallas Athene is so familiar a title of the goddess from Homer onwards that this second name seems to acquire more than the quality of an epithet. The one is as much her name as the other. (16) Pallas is generally referred to an ancient Greek word meaning "maiden" or "youth." (17) The Latin word pellex and the Hebrew word pallesh/pillegesh, both meaning "young girl or concubine," would appear to trace to the same root. (18) Any discussion of Pallas Athena must take into consideration the peculiar traditions surrounding the palladium ...
103. The Confusion of Languages [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... including Philo of Alexandria (De Confusione Linguarum), Cyril of Alexandria (Contra Julianum, Bk. IV) and Origen (Contra Celsum IV. 21). These writers saw a link between the story of the revolt of the giants the sons of Aloeus who piled Ossa upon Olympus and Pelion atop Ossa in a vain effort to reach the lofty dwelling of Zeus and make war on the gods and the account of the construction of the tower of Babel in Genesis XI. 3-8. The earliest allusion to these events is in Homer ? s Odyssey (XI. 315-316); Homer ascribes the destruction of the giants to Apollo. Pliny N. H. II. 8. 30) and Macrobius (Saturn. I. 19. 7) identified Apollo with the planet Mercury. Apuleius wrote (De Mundo, 336) that Mercury and Apollo were alternate names for ? Stilbon,? the planet Mercury. Hesiod described the battle with the giants as an immense catastrophe involving the earth and heaven alike. The boundless sea rang terribly around, and the ...
104. The Origins of the Spartan State in the New Chronology [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... of 'chairperson'. When reviewing early Spartan politics Thucydides himself notes that 'The old form of government was hereditary monarchy with established rights and limitations' [10. As if to emphasise the close proximity to the Heroic Age, we find Tyrtaeus, the Spartan poet, writing in a decidedly Homeric style and describing a society not far removed from that of the epic poetry itself. Fitzhardinge stresses the fact that Tyrtaeus's vocabulary "is almost entirely Homeric; hardly more than a score of words in more than 150 lines are not found in Homer, and stock epithets and metrical cliches abound." [11 It is interesting to compare Fitzhardinge's description of Tyrtaeus's Sparta with Oliva's analysis of Mycenaean aristocratic society on the Homeric model: "Just as he used Homeric language to cover the new message of the martial poems, so here his account is basically conservative, differing only in emphasis from the customary assembly of kings, counsellors and commons found in Homer." [12 The society Homer depicts was decidedly aristocratic. Each tribal group, settled in a definite area, was ...
105. HOMO SCHIZO I: Chapter 7: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF HISTORY [Quantavolution Website]
... at himself, an accomplished scoundrel. Ulysses goes into the underworld; he has visions and hallucinations-- he is rather paranoid, not only aversive to other people, but pursued by the hostile Poseidon, god of the sea; his reasoning processes are often disordered, when they are not tricky; he is possessed by signs; eternally anxious; homicidal. Even so, Ulysses was a human with 10,000 years of 'progress' behind him and his story is told by the 'divine' or at least 'highly sublimated' Homer. His life has been faithfully taught to schoolboys by many generations of teachers, mostly 'normal' and oblivious of this simple and easy interpretation of his character and deeds. Not even James Joyce saw Ulysses in such a light when he wrote his masterpiece by that name; for his hero Bloom is a different kind of schizoid, a "wandering Jew" whose multiple roles were the products of the changes of scene within the city of Dublin and among its people (there being at least two ways of dissociating and cultivating egos ...
106. New Evidence for Ages in Chaos [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... of this king, was anticipated in Ages in Chaos. DARK AGES Archaeology in general came into more and more embarassing situations. Again and again, five to six ? dark centuries ? were found inserted into the histories of the peoples of antiquity: no literary document, practically no sign of habitation or relic of culture could be discovered. This is the case of Greece and the Aegean region, Crete,, Asia Minor, and Cyprus, too. Ekrem Akurgall, professor at Ankara University, in his Die Kunst Anatoliens von Homer bis Alexander (Berlin, 1961), writes of the dunkles Zeitalter (Dark Ages): ? The catastrophic events that took place about -1200 appear to be of such great impact that today, despite the energetic digging of the last decades, the period from 1200 to 750 for the most part of the Anatolian area lies still in complete darkness.? DECIPHERMENT OF LINEAR B One of the most important and far-reaching theses of this Reconstruction is in the conclusion that these so-called Dark Ages of the Greek and Anatolian histories are but ...
107. Pylos [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Pylos by Heracles. 2 A large part of the population perished: of Neleus ? twelve sons Nestor only survived; but the people of Pylos rebuilt the city on an even grander scale, including a spatious palace for Nestor, who followed Neleus on the throne. Afterwards the city became involved in bitter warfare with neighboring Elis, and Nestor distinguished himself at the head of the Pylian forces. 3 But by the time of the Achaean expedition against Troy Nestor ? s age no longer permitted him to lead his warriors in battle. Homer tells in the Iliad that this king of Pylos had seen two generations of men pass ? those who had grown up with him, and they who were born to these in sacred Pylos, and he was king in the third age.? 4 From this we can judge that some four or five decades separated the time of the disaster which overtook Pylos in Nestor ? s youth from the siege of Troy. Of those who came to Troy with Agamemnon, Nestor ? s was one of the few safe returns; once ...
108. THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS: PART TWO: GODS, PLANETS, MADNESS, CHAPTER 9 [Quantavolution Website]
... the gaping chasm of Typhon's throat." [1 The fable bespeaks cosmic cyclones, where earthly and celestial effects are simultaneously visible and apparently connected by an uncontrolled raging dragon-god. THE INNOCENT ASTRONAUTS The Moon, as a round rock in the sky, was a manifestation of the Goddess Aphrodite. What happened to it happened to her and what happened to her, in many cases, happened to it. We turn, therefore, to geology and astrophysics and ask what, if anything, happened to the Moon in the time of Homer. The Moon is old, as all matter and energy may be said to be old- even infinitely old if one considers that "matter" and "energy" are convertible events and that neither can become space or non-being. That is not a point to be disputed. The question is whether the Moon, as a chemical agglomerate, pursued its present set of motions at the time of which Homer wrote. Moreover, was its chemistry the same after that time as it was before? The moon is enveloped by ...
109. The Velikovsky Archive [Aeon Journal $]
... a volume in the Ages in Chaos series, taking up the story from the end of Egypt's 18th Dynasty until the time of Ramses II. KRONOS had already published the galleys of the original 1952 version that had been withheld from publication as an article. [5 The Assyrian Conquest is basically an expanded version of this article. At times, Velikovsky had considered publishing this material together with the contents of The Dark Age of Greece (see #5 below) as a single volume under the title of The Time of Isaiah and Homer. He, however, considered this plan as inferior and only to be adopted in the event that he did not have time to complete the series in sufficient detail. Velikovsky worked on this book more than on any other during the last years of his life. Sections of this work include "The Siloam aqueduct," "The Reign of King Hezekiah," "Queen Twosre," and "Libyan and Ethiopian Art and Culture." Ramses II. The Dark Age of Greece-- 60%-- originated ...
110. SACRIFICE [Quantavolution Website]
... in time of plague, a poor man was feasted for a year, then expelled (see Greek Religion, by Walter Burkert). In Greece, an ox was driven out, across the city boundary, or towards enemies [6. The aegis was the shield of Zeus, and seems to have been made of goatskin. It appears on statues of Athene as a short scaly cloak. It is fringed with tassels, thusanoessa. 'Thusanos', tassel, is also the arm of a cuttlefish. It is described by Homer: "phobos estephanotai", crowned, or surrounded, with fear [7. Strife, Might, and Rout are shown on it, and it is set with the head of the Gorgon. The combination of goatskin and snake-like arms suggests a connection with Tiamat, the cosmic serpent mentioned above. There are plenty of accounts of monsters with writhing limbs, etc., so the derivation of aegis and of aix, a goat, from the verb 'aisso', to move with a quick darting motion, is easy ...
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