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71. Jupiter, Gold, and the Birth of Athene [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Jupiter, Gold, and the Birth of Athene Pindar, speaking of the island of Rhodes, says that Zeus ? rained down on the city with golden flakes of snow ? at the time Athene was born from Zeus ? head, ? shouting with a far-ringing cry, and all Heaven and Mother Earth shuddered before her.? (1) Homer also says that ? upon them [the people of Rhodes wondrous wealth was shed by the son of Cronus.? Strabo, after quoting Homer, adds that other writers ? say that gold rained on the island the time when Athena was born from the head of Zeus, as Pindar states.? (2) Gold-bearing gravel with ingots in it originated from outside of the Earth and, if we should look upon the Greek legend of Zeus and the golden rain in Rhodes as containing revealing elements, then the ingots came from Jupiter. (3) It could be meteoric gold, and as to the origin the ancients could err; but the event happened in human memory, actually during the Early ...
72. The Mycenaean Dialect [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... The Mycenaean Dialect When Mycenaean Linear B was deciphered by Michael Ventris, it was thought to be an archaic form of Greek, preceding Homer by almost five centuries. A name was proposed for it ? Old Achaean.? However, a closer examination of Mycenaean resulted in a startling conclusion expressed by A. Tovar: ? But contrary to what we expect from Greek documents of the fourteenth and thirteenth centuries B.C., the Mycenaean dialect is not seen to be closer to proto-Greek than are Homer or Thucydides. If sometimes Mycenaean shows very primitive features, it also sometimes appears more advanced than the dialects of the first millennium.? 1 John Chadwick, who collaborated with Ventris in the decipherment of Linear B, writes: ? Since 1952 important new work has modified the general view and this has entailed a shift of emphasis, and the abandonment of the name proposed for this dialect, ? Old Achaean.? ? 2 The Mycenaean Linear B dialect was found to be best preserved in the southern (Arcado-Cyprian) group, and to be distinct from the ...
73. Aeon Volume VI, Number 2: Contents [Aeon Journal $]
... that lie behind the fertility cults associated with the goddess and planet Venus. The Double Axe and the Celestial Twins by Marinus van der Sluijs A study of the symbolism of the double axe, its relation to the cosmic twins, and the association of both to the so-called thunderbolts of the gods. page 59. Puritanism, Misogyny, and Female Sexuality, by E. J. Bond An analysis of the long-upheld subordination of women, stemming from their innate sexuality, as preached by Judeo-Christian religions down through the ages. Page 73 Homer in the Baltic by Felice Vinci A new theory which claims that the geography of Homer's epic poetry fits better in the Baltic and North Atlantic than it does on the Mainland of Greece and the Aegean Sea. This leads to the additional conclusion that the early Greek legends originated in Nordic lands, from where they were transposed to Greece by emigrating Norsemen. Page 95. The Book Shelf A review of Richard Thompson's book-- Mysteries of the Sacred Universe: The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana-- by Tania ta Maria. ...
74. The Sulfur Connection [Kronos $]
... compared to that of phosphorous, and not unfrequently to nitrous vapour."(5) The same seems to be true of that related phenomenon known as ball lightning. For instance, in 1848, what appeared as "two wheels of fire" barely missed a ship at sea. As they approached, "an awful crash took place" while "the topmasts were shivered to pieces". A strong sulfurous odor followed.(6) The above is of additional interest because it compares somewhat favorably with an event described by Homer: "Then Zeus let fly with his thunderbolts, and the ship went round and round, and was filled with fire and brimstone [which is sulfur as the lightning struck it."(7) In September of 1892, lightning struck the church at Altenmarkt, near Furstenfeld. The congregation panicked and rushed out even though no damage had been done to the edifice. The explosion left a strong sulfurous smell behind it.(8) In June of 1895, exploding ball lightning also left "a sulphurous smell" ...
75. A Note on the "Land of Punt" [Kronos $]
... . M. C. Astour, "The Origin of the Terms 'Canaan,' 'Phoenician,' and 'Purple'," Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 24, 1965, no. 4, Oct., p, 348 (emphasis added)- Cp. D. Harden, The Phoenicians (N. Y. 1962), pp 21-22 8. Astour, Ibid., pp. 348-3i9 (emphasis added). 9. Ibid., p. 350: Cp. J. D. Muhly, "Homer& the Phoenicians," Berytus, 19, 1970, pp. 19-64. 10. J. Hadley, A Greek Grammar (N. Y., 1869), p. 7; W. B. Stanford, The Sound of Greek (Los Angeles, 1967), p. 140-- "The Greek comic writers give us examples of how foreigners distorted Greek sounds. (But we must remember that these are caricatures and no doubt exaggerated.) Their commonest fault, apparently, was to mispronounce certain ...
76. Quotes [SIS Internet Digest $]
... literature the oldest.-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) Kids' Quotes: Actual quiz answers Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments. He died before he reached Canada. Solomon had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines. The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a female moth. Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name. Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death, his career suffered a dramatic decline. Eventually, the Romans conquered the Greeks. History calls people Romans because they never stayed in one place for very long. Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king. ...
77. TRIPOD CAULDRONS [Quantavolution Website]
... 'kratos' and 'kartos', we get 'stephanos', crown, and 'setphanos', Set revealing or shining. The Egyptian god Set was well known to the Greeks. He killed Osiris; the Greeks equated him with Typhon. It is difficult to escape the conclusion that the tripod and cauldron, with a crown of fire, were an attempt to represent, and to establish communication with a god in the sky, elsewhere described as a seething pot facing north, and a cauldron for the use of the god Thor. Homer, Iliad XVIII: 369 ff., describes the manufacture of tripod cauldrons: they are for action in the sky. It is significant that the oldest attendants of Dionysus were the Silenes, followed later by the Saturoi, Satyrs. Oura is a tail. Were it not for the short 'u' of Saturos, philology might suggest that the Satyrs were Set's tail. At first a Satyr had long pointed ears, a goat's tail, and small knobs like horns behind the ears. Later, goat's legs were added. ...
78. Some Notes on Catastrophism in the Classics [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... , especially Zeus, who stands for justice as opposed to the brutal violence of giants and monsters, are moved to avenging wrath ('nemesis'). Zeus sends judicial blindness ('ate'), which leads the guilty person to bring about his own downfall. There is an overturning ('katastrophe') of the situation. Oppressed people would address prayers to Zeus, who was generally ready to hear complaints of tyrannical injustice. "Deeds of violence cry out to the iron firmament." ODYSSEY XV 329 The vault of heaven is described by Homer at one time as iron, at another as bronze. The gates of heaven were kept by the Hours, who controlled the thick cloud around them. Homer, ILIAD 5, 749. The mechanisms by which men and gods operate are not entirely pre-ordained. 'Tyche' (Latin 'fortuna') chance, plays a part, alongside 'Moira', 'Anagke', and 'Dike'. It is noteworthy that Plato in THE REPUBLIC describes justice as a balance of forces, with no overweening by workers, auxiliaries or rulers. ...
79. Pylos [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Pylos Pylos in Messenia, on the western coast of the Peloponnese, was the capital of Nestor, the elderly statesman in the league headed by Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, against Priam, king of Troy, and his allies. 1 In 1939 Carl Blegen came to Messenia to search the countryside for signs of the ancient city of Pylos with Nestor ? s famous palace, celebrated by Homer. Blegen selected for his first dig a prominent hilltop, a short distance from the sea, which seemed to him eminently suitable to be the site of a royal palace; and in fact, as soon as he began to lift the earth from his first trench, extensive structures began to appear, and much pottery of Mycenaean time. He soon arrived at the conclusion that the palace was Nestor ? s: the building he excavated had been occupied, in his estimate, in the second part of the thirteenth century before the present era the preferred time for the Trojan War. 2 Already early during the work of excavation Blegen unearthed scores of tablets written in ...
80. No title [Quantavolution Website]
... OF MOON Chapter 10. HE WHO SHINES BY DAY THE EPITHETS OF VENUS CONGENITALITY AND HOMOLOGY ATHENA'S LAST BATTLES APPENDIX TO Chapter 10 LOGIC OF IDENTIFYING RELATIONS SUCH AS "HEPHAESTUS IS ATHENA" Chapter 11. THE BLASTED CAREER OF THE MIGHTY THE QUALITIES OF ARES THE FATAL WOUND Chapter 12. THE LAUGHING GODS MERCURY APOLLO POSEIDON HELIOS A DIVINE SENSE OF HUMOR Chapter 13. HOW THE GODS FLY THE MOVEMENTS OF THE SCENARIO ELECTRO-MECHANICS OF THE GODS Part. 3: THERAPY FOR GROUP FEAR Chapter 14. THE USES OF LANGUAGE METER AND METAPHOR HOMER: EDITOR AND PUBLISHER TRADUTTORE TRADITTORE THE THROES OF ORIGINAL PLOT HUMAN STRESS AND LANGUAGE THE RULES OF MYTHICAL LANGUAGE Chapter 15. THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF MEMORY TRAUMATIC ORIGIN OF MEMORY THE RULES OF MEMORY FORGETTING AMNESIAC PHILOSOPHERS Chapter 16. THE TRANSFIGURATION OF TRAUMA DREAMWORK SEXUALITY AND DISASTER IN ILLO TEMPORE THE KERNELS OF HISTORY Chapter 17. SETTLED SKY AND UNSETTLED MIND WHAT HOMER REMEMBERED THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE A CLAIM OF SUCCESS FROM SAVAGERY TO SUBLIMITY Appendix: CHARACTERS OF THE BOOK Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ...
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