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81. Velikovsky's Sources Volume Five [Books]
... history into five ages. We are now living in the fifth age, the previous four ages (or suns' as they were called) having been terminated by the upheavals of nature shortly to he described. Humboldt bases his account on "a very curious history written in the Aztec tongue, fragments of which have been preserved by the Indian Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl." He also refers to a Mexican painting on the same theme, which I reproduce as fig.1 at the end of this book. Here, then, is Humboldt's account; "First cycle. Its duration is 13x400+ 6 5206 years. This number is indicated on the right in the lower ...
82. Falling Star [Journals] [Aeon]
... result, she was left suspended in mid-air. Equally often the rope is said to have broken, with the result that Star Woman falls to Earth and dies. Star Woman's son, in contrast, is typically said to survive the fall from heaven. A particularly detailed and telling example of the Falling Star myth was preserved by the Crow Indians who, like the Cheyenne, made their living hunting buffalo in nomadic bands on the American prairie. Once upon a time, it is said, the Sun descended to earth and impregnated a mortal Crow woman. Shortly thereafter, she was taken up to heaven in order to bear their child, the future Morning Star. While growing ...
83. The Dawn of Astronomy: A Study of the Temple-Worship and Mythology of the Ancient Egyptians [Books]
... it is a very remarkable thing that from the beginning of things- so far as we can judge from the records- the sign for God was a star. We find the same idea in Egypt: in some of the hieroglyphic texts three stars represented the plural "gods." I have already remarked that the ideas of the early Indian civilisation, crystallised in their sacred books called Vedas, were known to us long before either the Egyptian or the Babylonian and Assyrian records had been deciphered. Enough, however, is now known to show that we may take the Vedas to bring before us the remnants of the first ideas which dawned upon the minds of the earliest dwellers ...
84. Dragon-Slayers (Moons, Myths and Man) [Books]
... 7 Dragon-Slayers One of the most striking features, common to every dragon myth, is the fact that none of these monsters may continue its ravages with impunity for any length of time. Every dragon has George. And the fight of the hero of light with the terror of ancient night is the glorious theme of many eternal tales. The Indians and Iranians have many myths in common, a reminder of a prehistoric time when the tribes were much more closely united than by mere ties of language. One of the most striking is that which describes the fight of a sun god with a terrible monster of dragon or serpent form. In Indian mythology the god Trita who conquers the ...
... of various orders to which reference has been made, and from which alone information can be obtained. We come now to deal with the ideas of the early inhabitants of the Nile valley. We find that in Egypt we are in presence absolutely of the worship of the Sun and of the accompanying Dawn. Whatever be the date of the Indian ideas to which we have referred, we find them in Egypt in the earliest times. The ancient Egyptians, whether they were separate from, or more or less allied in their origin to, the early inhabitants of India, had exactly the same view of Nature-worship, and we find in their hymns and the lists of their gods ...
86. The ISCBM Newark Earthworks Conference [Journals] [Horus]
... contacts with the Old World. Newark is the site of an impressive array of earthworks which unfortunately are all that remains of a formerly extensive complex in the region. Further to the South, near Chillicothe are other examples of the vast Mound-Builder civilization which one dominated the river valleys and fertile fields of North America. Long attributed to the American Indian, though the Indians themselves lay no claim to the achievement, these moundworks and artifacts found within them have characteristics suggesting that there may be far more to the story. The earthworks at Newark bear remarkable resemblance to those found in Northern Europe. The Great Circle Mound forming part of the Octagon Mound complex is very similar to the shape ...
87. The Cosmic Double Helix [Journals] [Aeon]
... was meant to be located at the axis mundi, where the poles of heaven and earth meet each other. The significance of this explanation can hardly be overstated. South-American examples of the intertwined serpents exist as well. Daniel Brinton notes that the Incas chose as their arms two serpents with their tails interlaced.  And the Desana Indians of Colombia accorded a sacred status to a very similar emblem: "The image of the intertwining snakes, that is, of two bent, snake - like bodies that intersect at two points...is an important shamanistic icon."  The Intertwining Serpents And The Staff The above cursory review of intertwining serpents suffices ...
88. Catastrophism and Anthropology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... place in honour of the earthquake god Poseidon . In The Golden Bough, Frazer wrote about human sacrifices after earthquakes in South America. In the town of Ashantee, human victims were slain as a sacrifice to Sasabonsum, the earthquake god, in the hope of satiating his cruelty for a time' . An Indian tribe in Panama, also confronted with earthquakes, reacted in a different way; in the belief that the volcano next to them was inhabitated by a spirit responsible for earthquakes, they shot volleys of arrows in the direction of the volcano to terrify him and make him desist' . Flood rituals One of the oldest ceremonies ...
89. Earth Parturition and Moon Birth [Books] [de Grazia books]
... India and Africa, pushing India northwards. Land bridges remained between Australia and India, but New Zealand became an island surrounded by oceanic deeps. All of the Asian mass was rapidly moving east toward the vast hollows that had been created in the crust. The move of Australia was paralleled by this move of the northern lands. The western Indian Ocean basin was bulldozed by the Indian subcontinent as it moved north, leaving behind its giant tracks on the ocean floor. The westward rupture also split into two. One fork joined the southern cleavage proceeding from below Australia. The other moved north above the east flank of the great pit left by the Moon. As soon as it ...
90. Part IV: Conclusions [Ragnarok] [Books]
... ) entitled "The Mississippi River Problem," written by David A. Curtis, in which the author says: " When La Salle found out how goodly a land it was, his report was the warrant of eviction that drove out the red man to make place for the white, as the mound builders had made place for the Indian in what we call the days of old. Yet it must have been only yesterday that the mound builders wrought in the valley, for in the few centuries that have elapsed since then the surface of the ground has risen only a few feet-not enough to bury their works out of sight. How long ago, then, must it ...
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