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221. The Oedipus Legend and the Amarna Period [Journals] [Kronos]
... ) became intimately associated with the region around Mount Sipylos in Lydia as well as with Boeotian Thebes. At that time, of course, it had been completely forgotten that the prototype of Oedipus had lived in the ancient capital of Egypt, and it was merely by coincidence that, for some still unexplained reason, that capital was known to Homer as "Thebes". In Boeotian Thebes (where the house of Cadmos was believed to have been a short-lived foreign dynasty), the indigenous story of the killing of an ancient king by a stranger(34) was added; and finally Sophocles invented the story of Antigone.(35)** [* Niobe, in ...
222. A Glance at Compartive Mythology by Isaac Vail [Books]
... the present day in those two countries as dissimilar as are the legends of what they were in that dim and shadowy past? India, Egypt, and Greece whose latitudes are similar, have nearly the same myths of dawn and sunset. All have mythical rivers, the Nile and Ganges, flowing through the heavens, while the ocean-river of Homer flows around the world. Farther North among the Teutonic nations, the solar features are much less prominent than with those peoples in lower latitudes, but there is still the idea of continual conflict between the forces of light and darkness, as portrayed in the Eddas by the struggle of the bright Aesir with the Jotuns. Here the demon ...
223. The Ruins Of The East. Ch.12 The Ruins Of The East (Earth In Upheaval) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Earth in Upheaval]
... the same time in the Caucasus and in certain areas of prehistoric Europe, changes of climate have caused, as it appears, transformations in the occupation and economy of the countries." 7 The catastrophe that served as the starting point for two of my works, Worlds in Collision and Ages in Chaos, left archaeological imprints on biblical and Homeric lands, from the Dardanelles to the Caucasian barrier, the Persian highland, and the cataracts of the Nile. The most severe and devastating upheaval took place exactly at the end of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt, as claimed in these two books. What was the nature of the perturbations that caused the end of the old Bronze Age ...
224. "This Was Oedipus". Part 2 (Oedipus and Akhnaton) [Velikovsky]
... Frankfort and Pendlebury, The City of Akhenaten, Part II (1933), p. 103. 6 K.. C. Seele, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, XIV (1955), 175. 7 Gilbert Murray, A History of Ancient Greek Literature (1907), p. 240. 8 E. Capps, From Homer to Theocritus (1901), p. 226. 9 Ch. Desroches-Noblecourt in Schaeffer, Ugaritica III, p. 194. 10 Roeder, "Thronfolger und Konig Smench-ka-Re," Zeitschrift fur Aegyptische Sprache, LXXXUI (1958) Heft 1,45. 11 Seele, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, XIV (1955), considers ...
225. Meeting News [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... 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 ...
226. Sodom and Gomorrah [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... (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 ...
227. The Floods Of Deucalion And Ogyges, Part 1 Venus Ch.7 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... , 7. Pauly-Wissowa, Real-Encyclopädie, s.v . "Anthesterion"; also Andree, Die Flutsagen, p. 41 26. "While the meaning of the legend is clear, the meaning of the name Deucalion is enigmatic." Roscher, "Deukalion," Lexikon d. griech. und römisch. Mythologie. According to Homer, Deucalion was a son of Minos, king of Crete, and a grandson of Zeus and Europa (The Iliad, xiv, 321 ff; xiii, 450 f.). According to Apollodorus (The Library, I, vii), Deucalion was a son of Prometheus. 27. Julius Africanus wrote: "After Ogygus ...
... the Pleiadic age is meant; among various reasons, because Dardanos came to Troy after the third flood, according to Nonnos.); (2 ) that Ursa Major and the Pleiades figuring on the shield of Achilles, destroyer of Troy, have a precise significance, and are not to be taken as testimony for the stupendous ignorance of Homer who knew none but these constellations, as the specialists want us to believe. 386 There are, indeed, too many traditions connecting Ursa and the Pleiades with this or that kind of catastrophe to be overlooked. Among the many we mention only one example from later Jewish legends, some lines taken out of a most fanciful description of ...
229. A Skyscraper And A Sparrow. File II (Stargazers and Gravediggers) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Stargazers]
... Did Stewart demonstrate the "severe and powerful way of thinking" of the scientists and "the old wives'" methods of the humanists, or verbalists, as he calls them? In the opening part of his article Stewart was apologetic for his colleagues who attempted to suppress my book and was critical of Macmillan for reasoning that "the Homeric sweep of battling planets would attract readers and justify publication." But at the end of his article he was more forgiving and wrote of me: "The prediction is safe that fruitful developments may be anticipated from some of the many irritants which this indefatigable comber-over of forgotten and difficult texts has tossed into the illiterate scientific scene." ...
230. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... in the Peloponnesian War, was suspected of taking bribes (he had a nest of owls under the eaves of his house). Erythrae is also a feminine plural, and means "red". The Greek root is often associated with redness of the face caused by shame or anger, two emotions which we are always coming across in Homer. A connection with divination might be made via Nemesis, the anger of a god at hybris. Diviners would be concerned with watching the sky for any sign, including a change in colour by a heavenly body, which would give warning of impending disaster. The aid of sympathetic magic might well be summoned. The people with white ...
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