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121. Chapter VIII: the Earliest Solar Shrines in Egypt [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... an opening between them, tons of limestone chips, sandstone blocks with Rameses II .'s name; so that I take this for the site of the great pylon. It is exactly opposite the obelisk, and distant, I should guess, 600 yards. Site of S. pylon to obelisk, 106 mag. bearing= 16 S. of E. Pole of N. pylon to obelisk, 109 mag. bearing= 19 S. of E. So I think probably the remaining obelisk is the northern one (cf. Homer, 'Phil. Trans.,' MDCCCLV., pp. 124 and 131), and the temple axis was directed 289 mag. bearing with corr. 5 =284= 14 N. of West true amplitude." Amenemat I., the founder of the sanctuary of the sun, entreats, after he has begun the great work (which was not finished till the time of his son, Usertesen), "May it not perish by the vicissitudes of time, may that which is made endure!" ...
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122. Mycenae, the Danube and Homeric Troy [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... plenty have settled the issue.” 7 A good illustration of the predicament faced by Childe and by all other scholars in the field is the chronological placement of the key Vattina culture of the Hungarian plain. Some scholars are convinced that the later phases of the Vattina culture should be dated approximately to between 700 and 400 B.C. 8 Childe notes what he terms a “striking correspondence with the pottery of the inhabitants of Troy VIIa” 9 the very stratum which Carl Blegen later identified as the remains of the Troy of Homer, and accordingly dated to the mid-thirteenth century. 10 At the time that Childe wrote, the stratum was known as a settlement of squatters and was dated by Wilhelm Doerpfeld to slightly before 700 B.C. References Childe, The Danube in Prehistory (London, 1929), pp. 291-295, 386-387, 416-417. The Halstatt period in Europe corresponds to the Geometric period in Greece and the early Iron Age in general. See A. Mahr, et al., Prehistoric Grave Material from Carnida, etc. (New York ...
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123. Pylos [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Pylos 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. Blegen found Mycenaean pottery in the destruction layer of Pylos obviously representing ? the ceramic shapes and styles that were in normal current use on the very day the palace was set afire and destroyed ?. 1 ? The collection as a whole reflects chiefly the latest stage in the style of Mycenaean III B ? but there were quite a few pieces belonging to the III C period. 2 Arne Furumark set the transition from the ...
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... so "failing stars" is heralded as the origin of the word. Not so, say our betters: the Greek words within it are kata and strophe (turning) and refer to that part of an ancient drama in which occurs the denouement; the plot, having reached its culmination, descends, often precipitously. In a plea for the innocents, I would suggest that what we know of Greek etymology is based upon late sources. We know only several hundred words of Minoan and Mycenean, catastrophe not among them. Homer and Hesiod do not employ the word, and they are the earliest of our Greek sources. I am fortified in my opinion that catastrophe originally meant disaster (dys-aster) by more than this lack of sources of early Greek usage. There is a common tendency in linguistics for people to put two words together ungrammatically and against the ordinary rules for linguistic construction. Hence, three meanings might arise independently and join, since their cognition and perception are close, viz., down-crashing star, huge disaster in general, and the ...
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125. BOLTS FROM THE BLUE [Quantavolution Website]
... FROM THE BLUE THIS chapter is devoted to examples of meteors and thunderbolts, and intervention by deities. It also deals with the question of the Greek prutanis, and the Etruscan lightning-averter. In the archery contest at the funeral games for Anchises, the arrow shot by Acestes caught fire and marked its path with flames until it was burnt up and disappeared. It was like those stars which often come loose in the sky and cross it, drawing their tresses after them in their flight. Vergil, Aeneid V: 522ff.. Homer, Iliad VIII: 133 ff.: Zeus saves the Trojans by thundering and sending a terrible shining bolt. He sends it to earth in front of Diomedes' horses. There rises a great flame of burning sulphur. Iliad XIV: 412 ff.: Telamonian Ajax picks up a stone and throws it at Hector, making him spin round like a top. He falls, just as an oak tree falls under the attack of father Zeus, and a great smell of sulphur comes from it. Note: rhombos, ...
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126. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 02: CRETE [Quantavolution Website]
... book A Forgotten Kingdom, Penguin 1953, writes that he found in a temple ".... something yet more mysterious....", a shaft filled with boulders brought from hills some miles away, with a packing of smaller stones. An 8ft. high mass of brickwork surmounted the filled shaft. At Chamaizi, the "well" filled with stones, as at Alalakh, would be intended to invite and help the deity to appear. Vide Hutchinson, Prehistoric Crete, p. 134 and 169. Homer, in Odyssey XIX: 175ff., has Odysseus describing Crete. There are many languages spoken; there are many peoples, e. g. Achaeans, great-hearted Eteocretans (genuine Cretans), Cydonians, divine (dioi) Pelasgians. Minos was enneoros, and oaristes, an associate of Zeus. Enneoros may mean 'at the age of nine', 'associate of Zeus for nine years', or that he associated with Zeus every nine years. There may be a parallel with the Egyptian heb-sed ceremony, in the course ...
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127. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 04: ZEUS [Quantavolution Website]
... name Velchanos the root pel, rock or cave. Grimm's law helps one to see here the German Felsen, crag. It is probable also that the name Velchanos has the Egyptian ka as a component. The name Velchanos would be most appropriate for the electrical deity of caves in rock peaks. The Cretans were unusual in worshipping a Zeus who not only was born in Crete, as opposed to being reared in Crete, but who also died there, at Iuktas. That the chief of the gods, who, according to Homer, live for ever, should have died, calls for comment. The association with rocks and caves indicates that the Cretans were aware of the piezoelectric effects in split rocks and caves, and lightning strikes on rocky peaks, at times of violent storms and earthquakes, together with earthquake light. The latter, which is the subject of recent research by Japanese and American scientists, would be detected by a hoopoe, or by a quail, whose Greek name, ortux, means 'the one who finds the light'. Ortygia ...
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128. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 06: ARIADNE [Quantavolution Website]
... tail of a comet, for example- and is also a symbol of the electrical deity, Gaia, in the earth. As in the case of Nechushtan, the brazen serpent set up by the Hebrews in the wilderness to cure those affected by snake bite, the snake is a symbol of both life and death. The bow or snake held by the goddess illustrates this point: the bow gives movement, therefore life, to the arrow, which, as a symbol of radiation, may bring either life or death. Homer has the word kelethmos, magic, in Odyssey XI: 334. Plato has the verb keleo, to charm snakes, Republic 358 B. It is probable that ka is present in the Greek keleo. The Cretan goddess also resembles Dictynna, a hunting goddess. This name suggests the Greek for a net, which had electrical significance. She is probably the same as the goddess Britomartis, who is associated with hunting. They and Artemis seem to be variations on an electrical theme. Solinos sad that the name Britomartis meant ...
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... TABLE OF CONTENTS A FIRE NOT BLOWN... Investigations of Sacral Electrical Roots in Ancient Languages of the Mediterranean Region by Hugh Crosthwaite Chapter 7 THE LABYRINTH AND AXE The labyrinth at Knosos may have links with Egypt, Lydia and perhaps with the immigrants from the Danube area and from the east, including the Etruscans. The axe is a symbol of the electrical god. Its Lydian and Cretan name, tlabrys or labrys, appears in the word labyrinth [initial 't', like 's', is sometimes dropped. Homer mentions Daedalus as the builder of a dancing floor for Ariadne. The word for a dancing floor, choros, is also the Greek for the dance itself. The maze at Knosos was probably a dancing floor. It is described as achanes, roofless. Spiral designs and meanders became popular in Cretan art at the time of the Egyptian monarch Amenemhet III. This pharaoh built a 'labyrinth' in the Fayum, contemporary with the first palace at Knosos. It was a temple whose design suggested a maze. Fresco fragments at Knosos ...
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130. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 08: THE BULL [Quantavolution Website]
... is Mycenean Greek for a bathtub. The word has something in common with Apollo Smintheus, Mouse Apollo. Smintheus suggests sema, sign, in-, presence, or power, and theos, god. Possibly the bathtub, with steam rising fron it, was compared with the seething pot in the sky of Jeremiah. In the Odyssey, Odysseus emerges from the bath looking like a god. The chariot, the vehicle of a god in the sky, might be thought to bear some resemblance to a cauldron, and in Homer the word bomos is either a chariot stand or an altar. The Greek kerat-means horn. Kratos is force. The bull is associated with strength, and the Etruscan word trin, hero, is probably a compound of tur, bull, Latin taurus, and in-, Greek for strength or force, divine presence. The name of Turnus, prince of the Rutuli, whom Aeneas defeated and killed [Vergil, Aeneid XII, looks and sounds as if it had the same origin. Because of the proximity of Etruscans ...
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