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21. O-Kee-Pa: Catastrophe Myths and Rituals of the North American Mandan Indians [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1997:2 (Apr 1998) Home | Issue Contents O-Kee-Pa: Catastrophe Myths and Rituals of the North American Mandan Indians by Benny Josef Peiser Synopsis This paper deals with the O-Kee-Pa, a peculiar catastrophe ceremony among the Mandan Indians, a once famous tribe of North America. Some researchers have tried to decipher ancient mythology in relation to past natural catastrophes. This methodology is applied here to human rituals, since they may convey important information about the violent past of natural and human history. Introduction When the Europeans discovered the New World, they found that the native Indians had their own flood legends. Many Christian scholars and missionaries regarded this ...
22. Thundergods and Thunderbolts [Journals] [Aeon]
... the portrait of the god offered by our earliest sources is consistent, and it conforms to that of an agent of thunder, lightning, wind and rain.  It would also appear likely that the archaic Zeus was a god of war.  Burkert describes the Homeric Zeus as follows: Thunderbird costume of the Kwakiutl Indians of British Columbia. (Illustration by David Rickman.) "Zeus, according to his Homeric epithets, is the cloud gatherer, the dark-clouded, the thunderer on high, and the hurler of thunderbolts; in colloquial speech one can say Zeus is raining' instead of it is raining'; in Imperial times children were still singing ...
23. The Age Of Man In America [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... of the environment in the early part of this century, presented the theory that the early American native peoples killed off the megafauna. Vine Deloria, Jr., describes the theory thus: "This overkill' idea originated in a form approaching its contemporary expression when Carl Sauer...suggested more than half a century ago that Paleo Indian hunters had killed all the big-game animals which became extinct in the late Pleistocene era. Sauer thought that through the use of fire drives in which they both cleared large tracts of land for prairie grazing and eliminated the mammoth, mastodon, and a variety of other creatures, Indians had been responsible for the demise of the mammoth and mastodon ...
... Institutes of Menu Doctrine of the successive destruction and renovation of the world Origin of this doctrine Common to the Egyptians Adopted by the Greeks System of Pythagoras Of Aristotle Dogmas concerning the extinction and reproduction of genera and species Strabo's theory of elevation by earthquakes Pliny Concluding Remarks on the knowledge of the Ancients. Oriental Cosmogony. THE earliest doctrines of the Indian and Egyptian schools of philosophy agreed in ascribing the first creation of the world to an omnipotent and infinite Being. They concurred also in representing this Being, who had existed from all eternity, as having repeatedly destroyed and reproduced the world and all its inhabitants. In the sacred volume of the Hindoos, called the Ordinances of Menu, ...
25. Sinking and Rising Lands [Books] [de Grazia books]
... of a drowned Aegean Sea, and the ancients believed the Mediterranean Sea was recently arisen. In the Pacific Ocean of the North, there is supposed to have been a Beringia where now stands the Arctic Ocean on one side and on the other side the northern half of the "arc of fire" bordering the great Ocean. The East Indian peoples and Indian Ocean people offer legends of the sunken continent of "Lemuria," whence came world civilization. T. Huxley and F. Engels were famous supporters of the theory over a century ago. And the islands of the South Seas, where Indonesia stretches out, are reputed to have been of a single piece before the ...
26. Red Earth, White Lies, Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact, by Vine Deloria, Jr. [Journals] [SIS Review]
... This book is a delight to read, lacking in specialist jargon yet full of interesting facts, some new, others perhaps well known already to catastrophist readers but nonetheless refreshingly presented. Vine Deloria Jr. brings an open mind and a common sense approach, aided and abetted by an ironic turn of phrase, to the subject of North American Indian myth and its relationship to the current dogmas of human history, in particular the prehistory of man on the American continent. Although various sites in the Americas give dates which indicate that man could have been present on the continent for as long as 50,000 years, most archaeologists stoutly defend the theory that man only entered the Americas ...
27. The Ark Myth [Books]
... the moon is split asunder . . . ' The Arawaks of British Guiana were warned of the flood by the deity Aiomun Kondi, whose name means he who is up above', and who has not been seen again' since that time, though no reason for his disappearance from human sight is given in their myths. According to Indian mythology, thedeluge warning was imparted to the flood hero by a horned fish' which eventually grew to gigantic dimensions: in which picture we recognize a phase of the water-controlling satellite. Also the Gipsies tell that their ancestor was warned by a fish'. The Bununs, an aboriginal tribe of Formosa, tell that in the olden days ...
28. The Creation of Woman [Books]
... be inferred that Adam' was searching the whole animal world for a mate, but all his endeavours were unsuccessful (Note 25) Certain low-type myths of the Jews, and of other peoples, actually tell of such experiments at propagation, which caused the production of all sorts of monstrous and misshapen beings. Similarly, some of the American Indian myths tell that the mating of a man with a dog, for instance, resulted in the coming into existence of monkeys. Suchlike myths are crude and gross etiological ones, obviously of late date, and mere grandmothers tales, ultimately devoid of all meaning. (If, however, a myth says that the union of a man ...
29. Ocean Basins [Books] [de Grazia books]
... from the continental material as they are on Earth. The ocean's "trackless wastes" may be a nice metaphor for the 71% of the Earth's surface covered by water, but the ocean bottoms are marked by enough signs to revolutionize the earth sciences and natural history. Essentially the ocean basins are three in number, the Pacific, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Pacific Basin was the recent scene of the most awesome event ever to have befallen the Earth since its early times, the outburst of the Moon. The Indian Ocean appears to have been created at the same time by the migration of continental land driven to the scene of the disaster. The Atlantic Ocean was ...
30. Indra: A Case Study in Comparative Mythology [Journals] [Aeon]
... be found in the Veda, it is not always a simple matter to interpret their original significance. Not unlike the Egyptian Pyramid Texts, the Vedic hymns generally present only the barest outlines of a particular myth, the details of the myth, presumably, being thoroughly familiar to the audience. Moreover, although it forms the oldest body of Indian texts, the Veda itself is the product of many authors and bears numerous signs of having undergone a considerable evolution. (8 ) Thus it is hardly surprising to find that the Vedic traditions- including those involving Indra- display the contradictions and secondary accretions that would be expected given such a history. Dumezil offered the following assessment of ...
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