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81. Jupiter, Gold, and the Birth of Athene [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... in the Chinese chronicles. See Abel Remusat, Catalogue des bolides et des aerolithes observees a la Chine et dans les pays voisins (1819), p. 6. The Scythians are said by Herodotos (IV.) to have venerated certain golden objects which they believed had fallen from the heavens in early times. In the sacred texts of the Hindus it is said that ? gold belongs to Brihaspati.? Brihaspati is the planet Jupiter. The Maitrayani Samhita I. 18. 6. Cf. S. Bhattachrji, The Indian Cosmogony (Cambridge, 1970), p. 318.. [It is a remarkable fact that gold appears only in very recent geological formations. Sir Roderick Impey Murchison dedicated chapter XVII of his geological opus Siluria to this phenomenon: ? On the Original Formation of Gold and Its Subsequent Distribution in Debris over Parts of the Earth ? s Surface.? He argued, on the basis of his field observations in northern Russia, that gold is of recent origin: Whatever may have been the date when the rock was first ...
82. Vishnu Born Of Shiva [Kronos $]
... :25:64:88-95. 15. For Brahma as Saturn, see "Child of Saturn" in KRONOS VII:2, pp. 32-36. 16. For more on this subject see section 18, "Androgyne", of "Child of Saturn", Part III, in this issue of KRONOS. 17. H. J. Eggeling and J. Allan, "Sanskrit Language and Literature," Encyclopaedia Britannica (1959 edition), Vol 19, p. 963. 18. V. Ions, Indian Mythology (London, 1967), p. 41. 19. H. J. Eggeling and J. Allan, loc. cit. 20. For Uranus as Saturn see "child of Saturn, Part I, KRONOS VII:1, pp. 60-63. 21. Diodorus as Cited by Eusebius Pamphili, Praeparatio Evangelica, II, 1, 45c. 22. Philo as cited in Ibid., I, 10, 38a. 23. This paper was read at the San Jose seminar, "Velikovsky and ...
83. Indra [Kronos $]
... , 36-38. 2. Elsewhere in this issue of KRONOS, pp. 3-14. 3. I. Velikovsky, Worlds In Collision (N.Y., 1950), pp. 269, 282. 4. Ibid., pp. 282-289. 5. F. M. Muller, Vedic Hymns (1891), Vol. I, p. xxv. 6. S. Mewhinney, "Maruts and Kesilim," KRONOS V:4 (Summer 1980), p. 94. 7. V. Ions, Indian Mythology (London, 1967), p. 79. 8. Ibid. 9. Ibid., pp. 17, 96. 10. Ibid., p. 23. 11. I. Velikovsky,op. cit., pp. 281-282 ff. 12. For Agni and Shiva as Saturn see D. Cardona, op. cit., Part II (see note No. 1), pp. 29-33, 36-37; idem, "Vishnu Born of Shiva," elsewhere in this issue, ...
84. Hydrogen and Oxygen [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Deluge. In a teleological program this result of the Deluge does not seem appropriate for a catastrophe brought about to chastize the human race and the animals, to cleanse them of their vices and make them better. Because of its non-program appearance the carnivorous urge must have been not a mythological motif, but a result of physiological changes. Most probably an anemia connected with the diminution of oxygen in the air was responsible for the new inclination. (5) References [Such were the accounts of the Sioux, Menomini, and other Indian tribes as told by J. G. Frazer in his ? Remarks ? to Volume II of Apollodorus ? The Library in the Loeb series, p. 342. Cf. Skanda Purana, describing the deluged world in which ? nothing could be seen... fire there was not, nor moon, nor sun.? (Shastri, The Flood Legend in Sanscrit Literature, p. 88). Even in the relatatively slightly rarefied atmosphere of La Paz, Bolivia, ? because of the reduced oxygen content.. ...
85. The Great Rift and the Jordan [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... Sea, which stretches for several hundred kilometers and has not a single affluent river, the aquatic life of the African lakes and rivers belongs to the so-called Ethiopian zoogeographical region. According to Annandale ? the explanation of the Ethiopian affinity of the fish fauna of the Jordan is that the Jordan formed at one time merely part of a river system that ran down the Great Rift Valley. The Jordan was one branch of this huge river system, the chain of lakes in East Africa represents the other; and together they opened into the Indian Ocean.? (3) Whatever the structural changes of the earth in the catastrophes before that which I describe here, there must have been some time when the Jordan streamed into the valley of Sittim (the name of the plain before the Dead Sea originated) and continued into the Mediterranean, most probably through the Jezreel Valley. Legendary reminiscences from the patriarchal age indicate that the Jordan existed before the Dead Sea came into being. (4) It appears that the coming out of Paddan-aram to Canaan required the passage of ...
86. The Rings of Saturn [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... . [The text of the Zend-Avesta reads: ? Tistrya, bright star, keeps Pairiko in twofold bonds, in threefold bonds.? A third ring around Saturn was observed in 1980. Velikovsky also thought that Mithraic representations of Kronos with his body encircled by a snake (cf. F. Cumont, The Mysteries of Mithra [1903, figs 21-23) may attest to a memory of the rings of Saturn. Cf. the Hindu Sani (the planet Saturn) shown in an ancient woodcut reproduced in F. Maurice, Indian Antiquities (London, 1800), vol. VII, and described by the author as ? encircled with a ring formed of serpents.? Tammuz, who represented the planet Saturn in Babylonia (E. Weidner, Handbuch der Babylonisches Astronomie [Leipzig, 1915, p. 61) was called ? he who is bound.? See also Thorkild Jacobsen, Toward the Image of Tammuz (Harvard University Press, 1970), p. 85. and A. E. Thierens, Astrology in Mesopotamian Culture (Leiden, ...
87. Saturn and the Deluge [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... the earth, Brahma is described as floating over the expanse of the ocean (Agneya Purana, chapter IV; cf. S. Shastri, The Flood Legend in Sanscrit Literature [Delhi, 1950, p. 51). An ancient woodcut published by Athanasius Kircher (China Illustrata [Amsterdam, 1667, p. 158) portrays Brahma (identifiable by his four faces, or chatra mukha) as seated on a rayed disk, apparently Saturn, that hovers over the waters of the Deluge. Cf. F. Maurice, Indian Antiquities (London, 1800), Vol. II, opp. p. 352. The woodcut illustrates the third avatar of Vishnu and, more specifically, may be inspired by the words of the Padma Purana: ? then the lord... floated over the vast ocean, void of the sun and the moon... .? (Shastri, The Flood Legend, p. 41; compare also Psalm 29: ? the Lord sitteth upon the flood ?) .. ...
88. The Dragon and the Pearl [Thunderbolts Website]
... thunder. An ancient Chinese charm declares that "a spiral denotes the rolling of thunder from which issues a flash of lightning." Could this apply to the spiral imagery attached to the dragon ball? The comparative symbolist, G Elliot Smith, believed so: The dragon's red ball with engraved spiral, "which was believed to have fallen from the sky, was homologized with the thunderbolt”. A Korean piece of art in Deoksugung Palace, Seoul, depicts the red pearl between the two dragons in the traditional shape of the Indian vajra or lightning image. The lightning theory would interpret the pearl as a Chinese variation on the universal motif of the thunderstone. The common belief held that thunderstones fall from the sky during thunderstorms or battles of the gods. Thus huoh chuh, the Chinese designation of the pearl, also means 'meteorite'. A widespread superstition warns that when the blue dragon and the yellow dragon battle in heaven, fire balls and pearls fall to the ground. Some gemstones, known as "dragon's eggs", were believed to cause thunderstorms ...
89. The Pedestal of the Sun [Thunderbolts Website]
... another sun than the ordinary sun which crosses the sky. It appears that the earliest form of the sun god worshipped by the Egyptians was a radiant, stationary sphere placed atop a glowing column. Only in subsequent times was this sun god assimilated to our revolving sun. This analysis is supported by a multitude of similar accounts found in early sources from around the world. In many cases the abode of the motionless sun and his pedestal is identified as the cosmic centre and the axis mundi. For example, one of the sacred Indian writings asserts that the sun 'never leaves Meru' and an epigraphical text describes Meru as the support of the sun. Meru was the Vedic equivalent of the cosmic mountain, which was explicitly located at the polar centre of the earth. The upshot is that the archetype of the stationary sun is best explained as a memory of a luminous object that appeared for some time on the axis mundi. But this requires that the ancients experienced a different, more turbulent sky than the one presently seen. The model advocated here involves the ...
90. Lightening-Scarred Gods and Monsters [Thunderbolts Website]
... . They say that the planet appeared in the ancient sky as a towering and frightful form. Therefore, the stark Mariner image of the scarred planet and the carved image of the scarred god may reveal two aspects of the same secret. In the course of transmission and cultural assimilation, most ancient gods lost all connection to the “planets” of the later, stable, and predictable solar system. But the earlier astronomical traditions offer the investigator a window to original meanings. “Scarface” was the name of a legendary Blackfoot Indian warrior, also called “Star Boy”. A close counterpart was the Pawnee warrior Morning Star — identified as the planet Mars (not Venus, as some have supposed). On the other side of the world, Greek mythology described various heroes and rogues (one and the same archetype) struck down by a lightning-weapon. When Ares, the planet Mars, was wounded in battle, he roared with the shout of a thousand warriors and rushed to Zeus to display the deep gash. So too, the hero Heracles ...
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