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151. Mycenae, the Danube, and Homeric Troy [Kronos $]
... ."(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 1. 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 Crave Material from Carnida, etc ...
152. Straka: Science or Anti-Science? [Pensee]
... Gams, and Nordhagen); the present glaciers in the Alps started to be formed; and other such data in great abundance from lakes, deltas, waterfalls, and so on. Straka claims not to know any such phenomena, but then he does not claim to have read Earth in Upheaval Neither is he familiar with Worlds in Collision, since after three alleged readings he asks why Velikovsky omits mentioning Atlantis. NASA did not print its report on the Mariner II mission by gleaning from newspaper accounts. The announcement by Dr. Homer Newell of NASA on February 26, 1963, and later the official publication of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, were based on observation of the physical properties of the cloud enshrouding the planet: this cloud was found to be 15 miles thick and situated 45 miles above the ground, ca. -25 F at the top, and over+ 200 F at the bottom, yet homogenous in its physical qualities throughout. According to Professor L.D. Kaplan of the JPL, as explained in several papers and memoranda, this homogeneity could be ...
153. On That BBC Film [Pensee]
... expected it and said that such a prediction is not remarkable." No other such prediction has yet to be produced, and the remanent magnetism remains one of the greatest lunar puzzles for investigators. But worst of all, perhaps, is the misstatement of Velikovsky's reasoning (inevitable, it seems, in a relatively brief, popular presentation) in such a way as to render it highly objectionable to an informed and critical listener. In explaining why Velikovsky believes the moon's surface to have been recently molten, the narrator says, "Homer tells us that the Greek goddess of the moon was warned not to battle with Mars but to leave this task to Earth, being herself destined to the sweet work of love. But the goddess, the Iliad tells us, was smote on the breast and her heart melted." No mention of the conversion of motion to heat during near collisions- the mechanical consideration which led Velikovsky to his conclusion. For all the sweetness of the goddess' heart, its "melting" is hardly sufficient evidence for claiming a molten ...
154. Editor's Notes [SIS C&C Review $]
... Issue Contents Editor's Notes Welcome to the first issue of the new-style Chronology& Catastrophism Review, which is planned to appear two or three times a year and replaces the old C&C Workshop and C&C Review journals. This issue contains a major reappraisal by Trevor Palmer of the contributions and thinking of Darwin, Lyell and the other major Victorian scientists in the middle of the 19 th century- developing the ideas outlined in his book Catastrophism, Neocatastrophism and Evolution. Benny Peiser questions orthodox thinking about the dating and origin of Homer, and Gunnar Heinsohn asks some awkward questions about the archaeology of the Middle East, focussing on the site of Hazor. Phillip Clapham suggests a radical solution to the identity of the mythical substance shamir and I have included a brief review of current debate on Einstein's relativity theory. This issue also features a major review by Geoffrey Gammon on David Rohl's A Test of Time, a book which brings the New Chronology to a wider audience but has no proved highly controversial in SIS circles. No doubt Geoffrey's review will not be the ...
155. Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion by Ev Cochrane [SIS C&C Review $]
... and Chemosh and the propitiatory rites of child sacrifice, either by burning or boiling in a cauldron. The myth of Heracles' immolation is parallelled by myths of a burning hero from around the world: Batraz of the Ossetes in the Caucasus is also credited with descending from the sky when furious and assuming a brilliant red form. Considering Apollo, Cochrane indicates that, far from being the god of light and culture as later depicted by the Greeks, the earliest myths show him as a god of war and pestilence, described by Homer as the cause of the outbreak of the Trojan war. In fact he has many resemblances to Reseph, Nergal and Erra. Reseph's cult is believed to have originated in Syria but spread throughout the Mediterranean and both Reseph and Apollo have combat myths in which they slay serpents. Apollo also has connections with the Indian war god Rudra, described as the red boar of heaven, and he in turn with the Celtic war god Rudianos (Red) who has long been identified with Mars. Hero gods throughout the European and Near ...
156. Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion, by Ev Cochrane [SIS C&C Review $]
... the propitiatory rites of child sacrifice, either by burning or boiling in a cauldron. The myth of Heracles' immolation is paralleled by myths of a burning hero from around the world; Batraz of the Ossetes in the Caucasus is one and he is also accredited with descending from the sky when furious and assuming a brilliant red form. Considering Apollo, Cochrane indicates that, far from being the god of light and culture as later depicted by the Greeks, the earliest myths show him as a god of war and pestilence, whom Homer described as the cause of the outbreak of the Trojan war. In fact he has many resemblances to Reseph, Nergal and Erra. Reseph's cult is believed to have originated in Syria but spread throughout the Mediterranean and both Reseph and Apollo have combat myths in which they slay serpents. Apollo also has connections with the Indian war god Rudra, described as the red boar of heaven, and he in turn with the Celtic war god Rudianos (Red) who has long been identified with Mars. Hero gods throughout the European and ...
157. C&C Review 2002:1: Contents [SIS C&C Review $]
... in Near Eastern Archaeology by R.M. Porter 14 Forum 18 Did the Early Middle Ages Exist Only as a Sacred Cow? Heribert Illig debates with Trevor Palmer and Steve Mitchell. In Defence of the Saturn Theory Ev Cochrane responds to Peter James's critique. The 900-700BC Era: A Conundrum Michael G. Reade, Peter James and Bernard Newgrosh. Monitor By Jill Abery 38 Bookshelf by Jill Abery 50 Reviews 50 The Tutankhamun Deception by Gerald O'Farrell- reviewed by Paul Standring The Atlantis Secret by Alan F. Alford- reviewed by Alasdair Beal Homer in The Baltic by Felice Vinci- reviewed by Emmet Sweeney The Extinction of the Mammoth by Charles Ginenthal- reviews by Jill Abery& J. B. Delair The Many Faces of Venus by Ev Cochrane- reviewed by Jill Abery Firmament and Chaos by John Ackerman- reviewed by Alasdair Beal Making Sense of Astronomy& Geology by Dirk Bontes- reviewed by David Salkeld Genes, Peoples and Languages by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza- reviewed by Phillip Clapham Sky Dragons and Celestial Serpents by Alistair McBeath- reviewed by Phillip Clapham Planet of the Greeks ...
158. The Catastrophic Substructure of the Samson & Delilah Myth [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... or four miles. Saul's general Abner was reputed to have said: 'If I could but seize the earth with my feet elsewhere, I should be able to shake it.' The hair of David's son Absalom, when shorn, was said to have weighed two hundred shekels. These thoughts lead us to consider the celestial and catastrophic elements of the Samson and Delilah story in the Bible. Samson is one of the mighty heroes called 'Judges' in the Pentateuch who accomplished feats of strength comparable to Odysseus in the Greek stories by Homer. After the usual feat of slaying a lion at the vineyards of Timnah (2), Samson sets fire to the Philistine crops by catching three hundred foxes and putting a torch between them after pairing the foxes off and tying up their tails (3). Next Samson slays one thousand men with the jawbone of an ass (4). It might be possible to read some catastrophic implications into these stories. For instance, the foxes' tails with lighted torches between them could remind us of the 'furies' of ...
159. Meeting News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... it was addressed by Archie Roy, one of the speakers at the Glasgow conference. Besides being the head of Glasgow University's Astronomy Department, Professor Roy is a most entertaining speaker. He is also a successful writer of detective fiction, and approached his subject- which we might call "The Historic Case of the Constellation Makers"- via "the four basic themes of all detective stories: Who did it? Why did they do it? Where did they do it? And when did they do it?" Drawing on Homer, Hesiod, Hipparchus, Eudoxos, and Ovenden, and with lucid explanations of such concepts as the Procession of the Equinoxes and the Zone of Avoidance, he presented his answers as: The Minoans (whose identification with the Atlanteans, as per current orthodoxy, he accepts); to aid maritime navigation; in the area of Crete (ca. 36 N); and about 2000-2500 BC. The lecture was excellently illustrated with striking slides; and those present will agree that Prof. Roy's own verdict as he thanked his ...
160. Sodom and Gomorrah [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... has told us that in the era of Jupiter's dominance of our sky, earth witnessed the Thunder God's propagation of Venus (10). Deities old and new, sometimes confused with one another (11), constituted a menacing presence. This presence and their terrifying behaviour suggest that the cities of the plain were indeed victims of an unearthly disaster. "... the phenomenon of brimstone (sulphur) falling from the sky... in the course of great discharges, as narrated in ancient sources (Old Testament and Homer, among them), resulted from smashing two oxygen atoms into one of sulphur." (12) Sulphur is a notable constituent of the atmospheres of both Venus and Jupiter. "The planet-god Jupiter... was pictured with a thunderbolt because of the spectacles witnessed by the inhabitants of the Earth- like a discharge that was directed toward Venus when it approached its parental body... or when the earth itself might have been a target..." (13) Sodom and Gomorrah were apparently target zero ...
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