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111. On Mars and Pestilence [Aeon Journal $]
... the hero's insolence, Zeus is said to have arranged for a gadfly to sting the flying horse, sending the intruder falling to earth, whereupon: "Bellerophontes, who had fallen into a thorn-bush, wandered about the earth, lame, blind, lonely and accursed, always avoiding the paths of men, until death overtook him." (117) Another infamous sinner was the Edonian strongman Lykurgos, mentioned earlier. Lykurgos drew the wrath of the gods for his assault upon Dionysus and the maenads. This episode was related by Homer in the Iliad. But if you are some one of the immortals come down from the bright sky, know that I will not fight against any god of the heaven, since even the son of Dryas, Lykurgos the powerful, did not live long; he who tried to fight with the gods of the bright sky, who once drove the fosterers of rapturous Dionysus headlong down the sacred Nyseian hill, and all of them shed and scattered their wands on the ground, stricken with an ox-goad by murderous Lykurgos, while ...
... more accurate than any that radiocarbon dating can provide (9), so for Late Helladic Greece only one site, to my knowledge, has had its Cl 4 dates reported. (* *) ** After completing this article, the author found references to a few more Mycenaean C 14 dates which he will treat separately in a short article in a subsequent issue of Pensee. Near the modern town of Pylos in Messenia in the southwestern Peloponnesus, a Mycenaean palace and town, taken to be the ancient Pylos of which Homer sang, were uncovered. According to legend, Nestor, its aged king, fought in the Trojan War. Carl W. Blegen, the excavator of both Troy and Pylos, assigned absolute dates to a burned layer at the site of Hissarlik in Northwestern Turkey, which he assumed to represent the Greek destruction of King Priam's Troy, and to the palace of Nestor, also destroyed by fire. The absolute dates were furnished by Mycenaean pottery in and under both destructions, and as noted above, the pottery dates come from ...
113. Metallurgy and Chronology [Pensee]
... furnaces with a flue for draft. By these means iron could easily be extracted from its ore (smelted) at a lower temperature and hammered into shape. Tin has not yet been found in the centers of the bronze civilization: Cyprus, Egypt, or Greece. It was imported from afar for making bronze (6). Ezekiel (27:12) says that the maritime people of Tyre traded in tin which they brought from Tarshish. Tin is mentioned earlier by Isaiah (7) and is repeatedly referred to by Homer (8). Herodotus told of its being imported into Greece, and the "tin islands" probably signify the British Isles (9). Posidonius in the second century before this era referred to the Iberian Peninsula as the mining source of imported tin (10); so did Pliny, and Diodorus told of its being mined in Cornwall (11). In the first century of the present era tin was transported by way of Egypt to India (12). As it is generally supposed that Stone Age man ...
114. 'Worlds in Collision' After Heinsohn [SIS C&C Review $]
... of this new Greek history on Worlds in Collision is principally (as with Heinsohn's Hebrew history) on the relation of Part I to Part II. Velikovsky had already down-dated the Trojan War, and the Mycenaean Age its heroes lived in, to the -8th/7th century in which he located the last set of catastrophic events. Heinsohn simply adds that this is the same series of events Velikovsky which reconstructs in Part I and that there is no separate set of catastrophes from the time of Isaiah to be synchronised with the time of Homer [25. The civilisations of Crete, Mycenae and Troy all collapse in the last set of catastrophes and these are to be associated with not only Herakles, Theseus, Atreus, and Achilles (Worlds in Collision Part II) but also with Prometheus, Ogyges, Phaethon, and Typhon (Part I). In effect, Heinsohn asks us to let go of the myth, cited by Velikovsky from Plato's Timaeus, that 'the Greeks were still childish, as they no longer knew the true horror of the past' [ ...
115. The Lord Of Light [Aeon Journal $]
... bodies. This is especially significant when attempting to understand the proper relationship between the ancient gods as a possible symbol of planetary interaction. Sirius, Venus, and Saturn: "Stars" of Confusion From our present research, it is hoped that the statements and rituals of the ancients may be examined with the expectation that a more sensible and realistic astronomical conclusion may be gleaned from them. For example when speaking of the star Sirius, Bullinger (103)-- unfortunately without any references-- quotes the words of Virgil and Homer thus: "Virgil says that Sirius 'With pestilential heat infects the sky' [while Homer spoke of it as a star 'Whose burning breath taints the red air with fevers, plagues, and death'." A rationalization then follows: "It is not, however, of its heat that its name speaks, but of the fact that it is the brightest of all the stars..." (104) It is true that Sirius is the brightest star in the sky and a brilliant white in color, ...
116. RECOLLECTIONS OF A FALLEN SKY - VELIKOVSKY AND CULTURAL AMNESIA : CHAPTER : [Quantavolution Website]
... , "Wasn't that a tasty dish to set before the King?" The child is singing of actual history that was never heard or learned, of an incident in the grim struggle between the English Crown and the Church, during which, to appease the greed and hostility of the King, twenty-four deeds of Church land were sealed into a pouch of dough and delivered to his castle. in old slang, the "dough" was handed over; in new slang, the "bread." Hesiod, a contemporary of Homer, in his Genealogy of the Gods, writes of Memoria, daughter of Uranus, the first great sky god: In Pieria, Memoria, ruler of the hills of Eleuther, gave birth to the Muses out of union with Zeus, son of Chronos, and thus the forgetting of ills and a rest from sorrow. The Theogony was composed after -729, that is, during or after an era of troubled skies; but it was a mythical work "reporting" on events that had occurred hundreds and thousands of years ...
117. Aphrodite from The Many Faces of Venus [Maverick Science Website]
... , the name Aphrodite evokes images of alluring beauty, sensuality, and passion. The goddess is best known, perhaps, as a divine matchmaker and agent provocateur of sensual desire and infatuation, whose magical charms were enough to entice even the gods into acts of lust and illicit love. In the Iliad, for example, Aphrodite's zone is said to arouse immediate desire in the eyes of its beholder. 7 As Burkert points out, verbs formed from the goddess' name denote the act of love, a tendency found already in Homer. 8 Aphrodite is famous for her liaisons with various heroes and gods. Aphrodite's adulterous dalliance with Ares was the source of much amusement to the gods of Olympus, and was most likely a subject of ancient cult as as well. 9 Her torrid love affair with Adonis ended tragically. According to one version of the myth, the goddess is said to have leapt off the Leucadian rock in grief for the beautiful youth. 10 Her romance with Anchises, finally, is one of the most ancient traditions surrounding the goddess. ...
118. Myth and the Origin of Religion [Pensee]
... dated events in the past; they are conceived as having occurred in the past, indeed, but in a dateless past which is so remote that nobody knows when it was. It is outside all our time-reckonings and called 'the beginning of things"' (3). One would think that Collingwood could use this definition to distinguish between ancient accounts reflecting some historical event and those concerned primarily with making a statement about the origin or constitution of the world. Such is not the case. In the same book, when discussing Homer, Collingwood remarks that "The work of Homer is not research, it is legend; and to a great extent it is theocratic legend. The gods appear in Homer as intervening in human affairs in a way not very different from the way in which they appear in the theocratic histories of the Near East" (4). It seems incredible that a scholar would attempt to pass off the Homeric legends as theocratic legend, especially after Heinrich Schliemann demonstrated with pick and shovel that Troy was not a fiction possessing verbal reality ...
119. The Transmutation of Oxygen into Sulphur [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The Transmutation of Oxygen into Sulphur In the building of saltpeter, or potassium nitrate, the nitrogen of the air took a major part. How was the oxygen of the atmosphere affected by the interplanetary discharges? It has been observed since ancient times that lightnings are attended by an odor of sulphur. In the twelfth book of the Odyssey, Homer says: ? Zeus thundered and hurled his bolt upon the ship, and she quivered from stem to stern, smitten by the bolt of Zeus, and was filled with sulphurous smoke.? (1) Again, in the Iliad: ? When beneath the blast of father Zeus an oak falleth uprooted, and a dread reek of brimstone ariseth therefrom, then verily courage no longer possesseth him that looketh thereon.. .? (2) And: ? [Zeus thundered horribly and let loose the shimmering lightning and dashed it to the ground in front of the horses of Diomedes, and a ghastly blaze of flaming sulphur shot up, and the horses, terrified, both cringed away against the chariot. ...
120. Jupiter of the Thunderbolt [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... in conjunctions was quoted from the Hindu astronomical books; the electrical power which manifests itself in conjunctions is called bala. Jupiter as the strongest planet is a balin. (12) References Pliny, Natural History, transl. by J. Bostock and H. Riley (London, 1865), Book. Ii, ch. 18. Ibid., ch. 43. Ibid., II. 53. The Mystical Hymns of Orpheus, transl. by Th. Taylor (London, 1846). [In the Iliad Homer calls Zeus ? Lord of the bright lightning ?; ? even he [the ocean hath fear of the lightning of great Zeus whenso it crashes from heaven.? (XX. 197f.) Hesiod recounts a battle among the planetary gods in which Zeus took an active part: ? From heaven and from Olympus he came forthwith, hurling his lightning: the bolts flew thick and fast... whirling an awsome flame... It seemed as if Earth and wide Heaven above came together; for such a mighty ...
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