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... not a modern interpretation forced on the ancient world, but are phenomena and procedures described by ancient authorities. SACRIFICE: SOME TECHNICAL TERMS. The altar is originally a device for bringing the electrical force, fire, lightning, god, whatever one chooses to call it, down from the sky to earth. Originally, a god could not be gratified by the sweet savour of roasting meat rising from the altar unless first the victim had been struck by a bolt coming down. The Greek bomos, altar, is raised. In Homer, it can be a stand for a chariot, or for a statue. Eschara is a hearth, or an altar for burnt offerings. Thumele is an altar in the orchestra of a Greek theatre, from which the chorus was directed. In Egyptian it is khaut, in Hebrew harel (har= mountain). Etruscan ar= fire, Latin ara= altar. The Latin altaria means ritual utensils on the altar. Anclabris is a sacrificial table, anclabria are its vessels. The Etruscan cletram is a litter or ...
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182. MYSTERY RELIGIONS [Quantavolution Website]
... The Greek 'kadouloi' were boys used in the worship of the Kabeiroi; Greek 'doulos'= slave. Servants of Ka? At Rome, boys, called 'camilli', assisted the Flamen Dialis, or priest of Jupiter. The Dios kouroi, sons of Zeus, were the children of Zeus and Leda. Accounts vary, but according to one account Leda laid two eggs (Zeus had taken the form of a swan), from one of which emerged Kastor and Polydeukes, and from the other Helen and Clytemnestra. In Homer, Iliad III: 243, they are mortals, but they were worshipped as protectors of sailors. St. Elmo's Fire, flickering on the mast of a ship, indicated their presence. They were brave fighters. When Kastor was killed in a fight, Polydeukes asked to be allowed to die too. Zeus said that they should take turns to go to Hades, or spend alternate days in Hades and Heaven. On the island of Rhodes, there were 'Telchines', even more underground and sinister than the Kabeiroi. ...
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... little help in solving the problem we have posed. What we seek is some fairly unequivocal evidence of electrical scarring --evidence suggesting that electric charges actually were exchanged, with one body serving as the cathode (" negative electrode") and the other as the anode (" positive electrode"). In such an exchange, the scarring sustained by one body would be different from that sustained by the other. But there are four bodies under consideration. Which two make a pair offering the best prospects for the present inquiry? Perhaps Homer has passed along a useful clue: The Greeks attributed the forging of thunderbolts to Hephaistos. Homer further recounts that Hephaistos forged a net, "fine as gossamer but quite unbreakable," which he used to entangle his wife, unfaithful Aphrodite (the moon) and her tempestuous lover, Ares (the planet Mars), and bind them together long enough for several other gods to come by and make sport of them (6). Could this net have been another of Hephaistos' electrical artifacts? This question occurred to ...
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184. SKY AND STAGE [Quantavolution Website]
... have been initiated. And now these two are simply dancing round you, and are dancing in play, initiating you afterwards." According to Nonnos, Dionysiaca, Kadmos saw a dance at Samothrace, with music from double pipes, and the clashing of spears on shields. In the Ion of Plato, Socrates discusses with a bard, Ion, the nature of a minstrel's art and inspiration. "I see, Ion, and I come to show you what I think this is. For this speaking well of yours about Homer is not a 'skill', as was said just now, but a divine power which sets you in motion. Just as in the stone which Euripides called the Magnesian stone, and most others the Heraclean. Further, this stone not only leads the iron rings themselves, but also puts a power into the rings so that they can do this very thing which the stone does, attract other rings, so that sometimes a long chain of bits of iron and rings is formed, hanging from each other. And thus ...
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... all that it can tell us. Typhon At this point it is pertinent to ask: Who or what was Typhon? Ever since Velikovsky resurrected Rockenbach's work, investigators of cosmic catastrophism have been unduly stressing Typhon's connection with the Exodus. Following Velikovsky's lead, most of these investigators have been content to label Typhon outright as a comet [20 without having quite understood the nature of the underlying connection. Did not Pliny, even before Rockenbach, present Typhon as such? But wait. Long before Pliny there was Hesiod, as also Homer, both of whom are said to have flourished during the 8th century B.C. There were also Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Pindar (522-443 B.C.), Apollonius Rhodius (221-181 B.C.), Apollodorus (c. 144 B.C.), and Hyginus, who lived sometime during the first century B.C. All of these writers mentioned Typhon in their works, as so did Nonnos following Pliny. Not one of them had it stated that Typhon was a comet. For that matter, neither did Pliny, ...
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186. The Etruscans and their Language [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the city council in a Greek polis. When kingship was abolished, this title remained, as did his religious duty of tending the sacred fire in the tholos, the temple of Hestia (Latin 'Vesta'). The word can be explained as 'he who waves the fire' (Greek 'pyr'= fire). The Greek tanuo means 'I stretch out', or 'I put in violent motion'. Zeus is 'prytanis steropon keraunon te', brandisher of lightnings and thunderbolts (Pindar, P.VI:24). In Homer, the verb is used of Zeus on Mount Ida, stirring up a battle (Iliad XI:336). Another verb meaning 'brandish' is tinasso, which suggests the god Tin, the Etruscan equivalent of Zeus. The Etruscan zilch, or zilc, was a high official. As far as I know, the word has not been explained. The letter Z, in Greek zeta, in Hebrew zayin, was pronounced by Greeks as SD, or ST. Semitic peoples in the eastern Mediterranean found a combination of ...
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187. Mycenae Jewelry [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... had no problem, since he completely distrusted the Egyptologists ? calculations, 9 but he was practically alone in his skepticism. Problems began for Evans and for everyone else from the turn of the century to the present, such that, even today, authorities freely admit that ? there will always be som [engraved gems which defy attribution ? to one side or the other of the 500-year gap which now disrupts the sequence; 10 and debates continue between experts championing dates half a millennium apart for individual gems that they discover. 11 Homer referred to Mycenae as ? rich in gold,? an epithet which is very appropriate when we recall the wealth of the Shaft Graves. In dealing with their masks, hair rings, diadems, pins, garters, discs, the chariot-hunt ring, etc., we already noted a number of 400-700-year problems. Other pieces of gold jewelry from Mycenae and across the Aegean have caused still more bewilderment for the excavators. As was true of the gem-engravers, the first goldsmiths at Mycenae were probably trained by, or were themselves ...
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... the fiery flight of a comet-like Venus, flung across the heavens at the dawn of time. (152) This much was revealed in our essay on Athena, where we had occasion to remark upon the intimate relationship, amounting to an identification, between the warrior-goddess and the heaven-hurled thunderbolt of Zeus. (153) In the Iliad, it will be remembered, Athena was described as a comet-like body (aster). (154) The latter term, significantly, is cognate with asterope, one of several terms employed by Homer of Zeus' heaven-hurled bolt. (155) Other Greek writers, however, preserve the tradition that lightning originated from the eye of the god: "The jealous eye of God hurls the lightning down." (156) A close parallel to the Eye of Zeus can be found in Hindu tradition, whereby lightning is said to emanate from the eye of Shiva, the latter expressly associated with the great mother goddess. And, as was the case with regards to Zeus' eye, Shiva's eye is said to have ...
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189. Bookshelf [SIS C&C Review $]
... "Nature of the Evidence" in a chapter which must be praised for its caution. From the Velikovskian point of view the main weakness of Hooker's approach, as outlined in this first chapter and maintained throughout the book, is his failure to turn his keen analytical scepticism to the problems of Greek chronology. Like all historians faced with the "echoes" of the Mycenaean world in Homer's poetry, he stumbles: "The great difficulty is that it is impossible to achieve a satisfactory separation of 'early' and 'late' elements in Homer (more precisely features which entered the epic during the Bronze Age and during the subsequent Dark Ages respectively) by employing either linguistic or archaeological criteria. For example, the Gorgon-charge on Agamemnon's shield (Iliad 11.36) seems indubitably to have had its origin long after the end of the Bronze Age; and yet we find inextricably associated with it a reference to the typically Bronze Age technique of inlaying metal." (p.8) He adduces other classic examples of the "Homeric problem", and comes to an unfortunate, but ...
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... A TYPHON READER Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs( homepage) last updated 22 nd. July 2004 HOMER and the earth groaned beneath them, as beneath Zeus that hurleth the thunderbolt in his wrath, when he sourgeth the land about Typhoeus in the country of the Arimi, where men say is the couch of Typhoeus [1 HESIOD But when Zeus had driven the Titans from heaven, huge Earth bare her youngest child Typhoeus of the love of Tartarus, by the aid of golden Aphrodite. Strength was with his hands in all that he did and the feet of the strong god were untiring. From his shoulders grew an hundred heads of a snake, a fearful dragon, with dark, flickering tongues, and from under the brows of his eyes in his marvellous heads flashed fire, and fire burned from his heads as he glared. And there were voices in all his dreadful heads which uttered every kind of sound unspeakable; for at one time they made sounds such that the gods understood, but at another, the noise of a bull bellowing aloud ...
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