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131. The Cosmic Origin of the Swastika [Journals] [Aeon]
... the confusion with Saturn having risen out of the same state of primeval affairs. Now, in North American Indian myths of the Achomawi and Shastika from California, it is Coyote who was said to have brought fire to mankind. ... following datum to my attention in the paper he presented at the 1996 Florida symposium. (21) In German mythology, the swastika was described as a great "fire whisk- symbol of the vital force that had spun the ... Cronium, that is Mount Cronius, (13) or the mountain of Kronos/Saturn, identifiable through the mytho-historical record as the axis mundi associated with the primeval Saturnian sun. As far as the swastika itself is concerned, ...
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132. Catastrophism and Anthropology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... function of this Aztec catastrophe game: "Thus the Aztec flying game, as a cultic act, transformed a myth into a mythical object which could be then realized. By doing so, the flying game succeeded in converting ontic ... a means of activity in order to hinder or inhibit a threatening disaster' [10]. According to Mayan mythology, their famous ball game was played for the first time by two gods (One Hunahpu and Seven Hunahpu) ... 3 ]. Since then, 20th century anthropology has tended to view the ancient flood traditions as mere reflections of mythical' thinking, whereas catastrophe rituals and festivals are almost totally ignored [4 ]. As a result, anthropological ...
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133. The Sibylline Oracles [Books]
... the world ; therefore was he the first to know his own power. 97-154. The Tower of Babel: myth of Kronos and the Titans. But when the threatenings of the great king come to fulfilment, wherewith once he ... : this is not merely an " euhemerism " ; it is directly derived from Euhemerus, from whose "humanized mythology" the Babylonian Sibyl took the whole story of the Titans, as may be seen from Ennius' version of ... alike in its hatred of Rome, in its pictures of vengeance and restoration, and in its treatment of the mythical figure of the returning Nero. V. even abandons the tense and form of prophecy, so vivid are its ...
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134. The Polar Sun [Books]
... to cover fully in this volume. I offer below a summary of the principal sources. SUN AND SATURN The myths and rites celebrate Saturn as the primeval sun. Today, few mythologists looking back across several millennia to the beginnings ... appears to have prevailed among northern European peoples. (27) This widespread custom poses a special problem for solar mythology. If, originally, the day began with the disappearance of the solar orb and the coming out of other ... -- III The Polar Sun Saturn's mythical history includes two themes which not only contradict the planet's visible appearance today, but seem to mock the canons of modern astronomy: Saturn, not the solar orb, was the authentic ...
Terms matched: 4  -  Score: 5092  -  15 Nov 2001  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/saturn/ch-03.htm
... 14] The story of Osiris is best known from Greek sources, for the "fullest account of the Osiris myth extant in Egyptian" is the Eighteenth Dynasty Stela of Amenmose and it consists of only twenty-eight lines (159 lines ... tail" of debris that "temporarily screened the Saturnian orb from terrestrial eyes." [25] This was mythologized as the "death" of Osiris/Saturn. But Isis/Venus continued to spiral outward and beyond the ... of Saturn and the polar column will become readily apparent. Later, when we examine the actual words of the mythical texts (the invocations and spells), these relationships will be understood to be a logical and natural result of ...
Terms matched: 4  -  Score: 5073  -  25 Mar 2007  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/aeon/vol0604/063opening.htm
... for Interdisciplinary Studies. - LMG A central theme running throughout the writings of Immanuel Velikovsky is the intimate association between myth and history. Beginning with the Exodus account and Athena's birth in Worlds in Collision, continuing with the Oedipus legend ... caricature of a once great god. The motif of a god assuming bovine form is a common one in Greek mythology, the tale of Zeus' rape of Europa being one famous example. Dionysus was also well-known for his bovine ... .(5 ) Thus, in the mystic rites of Dionysus, the bull was regarded as an epiphany of the god, much as was the case with the Egyptian Apis bull in relation to Osiris. In Crete, the ...
Terms matched: 4  -  Score: 5032  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0902/011minos.htm
137. The Original Star of Dawn [Articles]
... morning star." What mythologists and archaeoastronomers seem to forget, or neglect, when attempting to interpret the Quetzalcoatl myth, however, is that it was the heart of Quetzalcoatl, and not Quetzalcoatl himself, who turned into Morning ... research into this most fascinating subject was supplied by a paper written by Moe Mandelkehr in which he asserted that the mythological Morning Star was not originally the planet Venus. And this bears on an old dispute because, unfortunately, it ... based. The Star of Dawn is merely a different designation for that celestial object which has gone down in the mytho-historical records of various ancient nations as the Morning Star, which entity is usually identified as the planet Venus. The ...
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138. The Crescent II [Books]
... The ship of the brilliant off-spring" was an epithet of the Babylonian goddess Bau. (47) In Hindu myth the goddesses Ila, Isi, Lacshmi, and Parvati are synonymous with the ship Argha, (48) transporting ... called arghas. But the Argha was the ship on the cosmic sea. (75) The Shield-Ship. Norse mythology knows the "shield-god" Ull, the son of Thor's wife Sif by an unknown father. "The shield ... Persia, India, Greece, Scandinavia, and even in the Americas, leading to the popular belief that the mythical sun voyages in the "ship of the new moon." This opinion is due to one fact alone: ...
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... either to the Stars, their configuration, their risings and their settings, etc. And Proctor wrote in his Myths and Marvels of Astronomy that the chief charm of this study does not reside in the wonders revealed to us by ... fixed star and from Greece and Rome. It may be thought that too much attention has been paid to stellar mythology, now almost a hackneyed subject; but it serves to elucidate the literary history of the stars, and the ... of Miletus 584 B.C . The actual invention of celestial globes has been credited to Thales, as the mythical was to Atlas; but Flammarion nearly rivals this last when he seriously tells us of Chiron's sphere-"the ...
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140. On the Nature of Cometary Symbolism [Journals] [Kronos]
... and the comet we identified as Velikovsky's comet Venus, an active participant in the events of Saturn's epoch. Numerous myths and closely related symbols, we suggested, appear to associate a comet-like Venus with the band of the "enclosed ... David Talbott and Ev Cochrane BACKGROUND In our previous paper (KRONOS X:1 ), we proposed a unique mythological connection between a former "sun" god and a prehistoric comet. The old god we recognized as Saturn, ... god, then - after a period of celestial upheaval - wrapping itself around the god to form an enclosure. Mythically, the body of the celestial "serpent" is so closely associated with the circular dwelling of the Saturn-sun as ...
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