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... the ancient gods were identified with the various planets, certainly one of Velikovsky's most seminal contributions to the study of myth. Velikovsky's thesis is supported by the fact that the oldest symbols of the gods in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and ... Contents Velikovsky and the Problem of Planetary Identification Ev Cochrane One of the most difficult problems facing the researcher in comparative mythology concerns the planetary identifications of the ancient gods. This problem is especially critical to those scholars investigating the theories of ... 23: 226; see also the discussion in W.H . Roscher, Ausfuhrlisches Lexikon der griechische und romischen Mythologie (Hildesheim, 1965), pp. 2519-2522. 8. B. L. van der Waerden, The ...
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... our heavens. As will be seen, lightning and fire are hardly to be separated in t he realm of myth, lightning often being considered the source of fire and, more than that, the first occasion of fire, ... false. When the ancient lore surrounding lightning is subjected to non-selective and unpre-judiced investigation, the entirely foreign character of mythological lightning comes to the fore. Rather than confirming the oft-repeated standard interpretation of the storm god, the inescapable conclusion ... axe is as foreign as the thunder bird featured in Cochrane's previous essay on the subject. [21] The Mythical Archetype Nevertheless, there is a remarkable degree of consistency in mythical imagery. The thunder bird and the double axe ...
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193. ALL Honorable Men [Books]
... In 1882, the American politician-reformer-editor-novelis -crank Ignatius Donnelly published Ragnarok, in which he used 200 pages of widely circulated myths to reconstruct a story of a comet causing a worldwide catastrophe, including the sun's standing still over Gibeon (Velikovsky ... , Journalists and Scientists as Misrepresenters 7. Cometary Venus 8. Bob Forrest and Venus As A Comet In World Mythology 9. Asimov in Absurdity 10. Pompous Asimov 11. Stephen Jay Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky 12. A Rage ... general it should be used with great care as a source of historical facts. The Annals' account of Yao's mythical birth- his mother was impregnated by a red dragon- should have kept Velikovsky from including this source in his selective editing ...
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194. Child of Saturn (Part I) [Journals] [Kronos]
... concerned, Kronos (or Cronus) was the god of the planet Saturn. While, other than the Pelasgian myth, these sources may be said to be later than Hesiod, it must also be borne in mind that, ... should, at the outset, be remembered that Velikovsky based his theory of Venus' ejection from Jupiter on the mythological record, and the mythological record alone. In fact, his only foundation for the event is Hesiod's tale of ... the father of Aphrodite/Venus. James does not seem to have given this point much thought, perhaps because mythologists, both ancient and modern, have almost been unanimous in identifying Uranus as the personification of the sky. Obviously ...
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195. Saturnists Play Marbles [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... to testthe theory on. Dwardu: Correct. Ev: Again I would agree with Dwardu with the caveat that myths first committed to writing in relatively recent times- such as the Irish traditions surrounding Cuchulainn- often preserve very old themes ... mixture of well-known varieties, you suspect that you've already discovered most of what the bag contains. Applied to comparative mythology, are you guys still coming up with the same old marbles? Or do you sometimes come across something entirely ... of the celestial order. In the immediate wake of those events, human imagination responded by formulating interpretations, the mythical archetypes; but this response quickly gave way to a relentless urge to HONOR the archetypes in a time when the ...
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... The Chronicler's Tale 12 II. The Figure in Finland 26 III. The Iranian Parallel 36 IV. History, Myth and Reality 43 Intermezzo: A Guide for the Perplexed 56 V. The Unfolding in India 76 VI. Amlodhi's ... ; mythical floods of, 57; and astrology, 64; earth as center of universe in, 66; mythology of, 132134; story of Phaethon in, 263, 267; Weil on, 330 Gregoire, Henri, ... Gregoire de Tours, 10 Griaule, Marcel, vii, 53, 327, 347, 353 Grimm, Jacob, 158, 271, 277, 354; on Orendel, 356-357; on Heimdal, 387; on horse's head ...
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197. Legends and Scripture [Books] [de Grazia books]
... CHAPTER FIVE Legends and Scripture The biggest difference between myth or legends and sacred scriptures is that the latter are selected legends, called "divinely inspired or spoken" by their believers, which have been careful-ly guarded and edited to ... were left like abandoned children to wander through time as casual history and unconstrained imagination, until caught up by scientific mythological studies. Giambattista Vico was the first modern scholar to perceive this process when, two centuries ago, he wrote ... in the Holy Communion. What we should then, by scientific standards, possess would be an entirely fictional and mythical complex contained in identical form in millions of cerebro-neural systems governing a host of behaviors. The reality of these systems ...
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198. The Transfiguration of Trauma [Books] [de Grazia books]
... a bedroom farce. How was the traumatic disaster transformed? DREAMWORK The best available model for the interpretation of a myth is the dream. As was shown in an early chapter, the staging of the telling of myth creates a ... are not connected with their crude physical datum but with their property of reproducing a primordial act, of repeating a mythical example. Nutrition is not a simple physiological operation; it renews a communion. Marriage and the collective orgy echo ... prototypes; they are repeated because they were consecrated in the beginning (in those days in illo tempore, ab origine) by gods, ancestors, or heroes." [6 ] "We must do as the gods did ...
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... Ireland. THE considerations urged in the foregoing pages in regard to the ubiquitous Pillar as an outcome of the Universe-Axis myths will probably have struck the reader as admitting of wider application. Let us consider from this point of view the ... Leber na fUidhre. It is said to be the name of a 6th-century disciple of Columba's.36Heimdall in Norse mythology may mean straightly Home-stone? (Icelandic, heima home, heimr abode village. Danish hiem, Swedish hem, ... haims village.) Of course the horse-stone is the central hearth-stone. Compare Svegder seeking Godheint in a stone. The dwelling of the god Heimdallr (home-stone-er?) is actually called HiminBiorg (heavens-rocks) which seems to clench the ...
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... : Aeon I:4 (Jul 1988) Home | Issue Contents The Polar Column: A Physical Model of Myth Frederic B. Jueneman INTRODUCTION We appear to be entering an era where the boundary between myth and science is becoming ... comets played a crucial role in the history of mankind, (1 ) to the present, some students of mythology have been aware that cosmic events were being described in myth and ritual. Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend ... with a demiurge, or primal god. That, however, is all I will concede. The panoply of mythic gods were contained in the multivariate effects displayed in the plerosphere, very few of which were actually planetary. These ...
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