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31. Black Holes [SIS C&C Review $]
... Historically speaking, this was most unfortunate, for the epic made so tremendous an impression on the Greek world that there was thereafter a tendency to accept it as something historically inviolable, which it did not set out to be, and to regard it as providing the splendid ancestry in which all Greeks must seek their origins if they were to represent themselves as true Greeks. There arose a compulsive desire for relationship with a Heroic Age which came to an end over four hundred years before the writing down and diffusion of the epic. Homer himself was in no way concerned with the intervening period, nor indeed was Hesiod... From Homer and Hesiod we can pass straight on to the fifth century and to the two major historians of the time, Herodotus and Thucydides. And the first, and disturbing, fact we find is that, to judge from what Herodotus says- and it is amply confirmed by other authors- no clear knowledge existed as to when Homer and Hesiod themselves lived. If such obscurity clouded these two major figures, who belonged to ...
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32. A FIRE NOT BLOWN: CHAPTER 09: NAXOS [Quantavolution Website]
... name Naxos, if written in the syllabic form familiar from Mycenean Greek, and influenced by the tendency of Semitic speakers to insert a 'shewa',[ an obscure unaccented sound between two consonants, and therefore between the two halves of a double consonant such as the ks of the x sound in Naxos, gives Nakasos. The final s is the ending of the nominative singular, and, as in Latin, has no significance in such a context. We are left with Nakaso. The Greek anax is the usual word in Homer for a warrior leader, prince or chieftain. The Greek princes, men such as Agamemnon and Ajax, are generally described as being big men. In the Old Testament we read of a giant called Anaq. His descendants were Anaqim, the Hebrew plural form of his name. Perhaps King Naxos was a man of more than usual size. This may seem purely speculative, but there is still today on Naxos a huge stone statue of a kouros, a Greek youth, and the island of Delos, too, had ...
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33. THE PRESOCRATIC PHILOSOPHERS [Quantavolution Website]
... : 10: 25, says: "nativos esse deos," i. e. that the gods come into being by birth. Moira, one's lot, ananke, necessity, and dike, j ustice, make up the impersonal law given by the apeiron. Aetius writes: "Anaximander declared that the infinite ouranoi were gods." The 6th century B. C. poet and philosopher Xenophanes wrote a philosophical poem on nature, and a number of poems called Silloi, 'squint-eyed'. They ridiculed the anthropomorphic deities of Homer. He studied fossils of fishes in mountains, and concluded that land and sea must have undergone great changes. Simplicius reports of him that his single, non-anthropomorphic deity "always stays in the same place unmoved, and shakes everything without trouble by his mind." This thought is similar to one expressed in Aeschylus, Suppliants 96 ff.: "Zeus casts mortals down from the lofty towers of their hopes, to utter destruction. He puts forth no violence, but sits and at once accomplishes his thought somehow from his ...
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34. On Prediction in Science [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Mars” (“ Salve, umbistineum geminatum Martia proles”). Of this, Arthur Koestler in The Sleepwalkers (1959) wrote (p. 377): “He [Kepler accordingly believed that Galileo had discovered two moons around Mars.” But Galileo did not discover them and they remained undiscovered for more than two hundred fifty years. Strangely, Koestler passes over the incident without expressing wonder at Kepler s seeming prescience. As I have shown in Worlds in Collision (“ The Steeds of Mars”) the poets Homer and Virgil knew of the trabants of Mars, visualized as his steeds, named Deimos (Terror) and Phobos (Rout). Kepler referred to the satellites of Mars as being “burning” or “flaming”, the same way the ancients had referred to the steeds of Mars. Ancient lore preserved traditions from the time when Mars, Ares of the Greeks, was followed and preceded by swiftly circling satellites with their blazing manes. “When Mars was very close to the earth, its two trabants were visible. ...
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35. Olympia [Kronos $]
... From: Kronos Vol. I No. 4 (Winter 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents Olympia Immanuel Velikovsky Copyright© 1976 by Immanuel Velikovsky "Olympia" is a section of the soon to be completed Volume II (The Time of Isaiah and Homer) of the series Ages in Chaos. The entire series will consist of four volumes (the other volumes, since sometime in printer's proofs, are titled Ramses II and His Time and Peoples of the Sea) ." Olympia" follows the section, "The Scandal of Enkomi" that was printed in Pensee X (Winter, 1974-75), pp. 21-23. Both of these sections were written more than a quarter of a century ago, and set in print in 1952 as part of the second volume of Ages in Chaos when the entire work was thought to be comprised of two volumes, the plan that was later changed by extending the second volume, alone, into three. This February, Velikovsky turned once more his attention to the incomplete intermediary volume. It consists of two parts, ...
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... , then Thera's eruption date, adjusted to the revised chronology, would fall ca. 500 years later, not at the same time, let alone much earlier, as Plato claimed. But, in fact, Deucalion, by the revised scheme, cannot stay in ca. 1500 B.C. to be synchronous with the Exodus either. The ancient calculation of his date was made under the assumption that the Trojan War was fought in the early 12th century B.C., since, combining statements from Hesiod (Catal. 1-13) and Homer (Iliad 6.153-206), our most ancient sources, Deucalion lived six generations earlier than Nestor and seven generations earlier than Glaukos and Nestor's son Antilochos, all of whom fought at Troy. Velikovsky would bring that war down to the 8th century B.C. (i.e., shortly before Hesiod's and Homer's time, if there ever was such a war); hence Deucalion would also need to be downdated. Furthermore, while it is true that the chronographer Africanus put Deucalion ca. 1500 B.C., it is also true that ...
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37. Celestial Events in the Iliad [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... its cause to Nergal (Mars). Earthquakes, overflooding, change of climate, evidenced by Klimasturz, did not spare a single land. These changes moved entire nations to migrations. Calendars were repeatedly thrown out of order and reformed and the reader will find abundant material in the second part of Worlds in Collision and also in Earth in Upheaval, where no human testimony, but only the testimony of nature was presented; and this material could be multiplied by any dedicated researcher. It appears, however, that in the Iliad Homer telescoped into a few weeks events that took place in the space of several decades. At least some of the events may be placed in a chronological order with the help of ancient Israelite sources: namely, on the day when King Ahaz was interred the motion of the Earth was disturbed so that the Sun set before its appointed time; 2 at the time of the destruction of Sennacherib ? s army in the days of Hezekiah, son of Ahaz, another disturbance occurred with the contrary effect: the Sun appeared to return ...
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... and called the planet Aphrodite; meanwhile, the later Romans transported the name of the Italian goddess, Venus, to the Goddess Aphrodite and named the planet Venus. The Roman "Selene" was "Luna". Hermes: Messenger god and god of luck. Identified with the Planet Mercury. Apollo: God of Far-Distances and music. Personifies detached Wisdom. May represent a destroyed planet, now the meteoroid belt. Was later identified with the Sun. Zeus: Son of Kronos and called the Father of the Olympian Gods in Homer. Identifiable with the Planet Jupiter. Poseidon: God of the Sea, of Earthquakes, and ultimately of the Earth. Brother of Zeus. Enemy of Odysseus. Helios (Helius): God of the Sun. HUMANS Demodocus (Demodokos): Great singer and harpist of Phaeacia, who recites the story of The Love Affair, and may be a self-portrait of Homer. Odysseus: Hero of Homer's Odyssey. Epic poem of wanderings after the Trojan War. Known in Western Europe also as Ulysses. Guest of King Alcinous ...
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39. The Worship of Jupiter [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... (6) in Babylon it was known as ? the greatest of the stars ? (7); as Ahuramazda it was called by Darius ? the greatest of the gods ? (8); In India Shiva was described as ? the great ruler ? and considered the mightiest of all the gods (9); he was said to be ? as brilliant as the sun.? (10) Everywhere Jupiter was regarded as the greatest deity, greater than the sun, moon, and other planets. (11) Homer makes Zeus say that all the other gods together could not pull him down, but he could pull them along with the Earth. (12) ? That is how far I overwhelm you all, both gods and men.? Commenting on this passage, Eustathius wrote that according to some ancient authorities Homer meant the orbits of the planets from which Jupiter could drive the rest of them, but they could not drive it. (13) This sentence of Homer is close to the truth. Jupiter is greater and more ...
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... on to argue, the description of the 'ocean' beyond the pillars of Heracles in the Timaeus, and in particular the statement that 'the land surrounding it may most rightly be called, in the fullest and truest sense, a continent', fits the Black Sea better than the Atlantic Ocean. After the destruction of Atlantis, this ocean ceased to be navigable, which could be a reference to the loss of Trojan pilots capable of guiding ships through the difficult passage into the Black Sea. Moreover, according to both Appolodorus and Homer, the Trojan kings traced their descent from Atlas, giving a positive reason why Atlantis might have been an alternative name for Troy. Many of the geographical details of Atlantis described in the Critias correspond with features of the coastal plain around Troy, including the use of artificial canals (according to Zangger's interpretation of the archaeological evidence), the prevailing northerly winds (still very noticeable today) and the presence of hot and cold springs (now presumably dried up, but mentioned in the Iliad). However, if Troy was ...
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