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311. Velikovsky and Tangun [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... and morality to a rude mankind. Neither Velikovsky nor the Saturnists-- nor any other catastrophic revisionist that I know of-- have examined the story of Tangun, the mythic founder of Korea. This is somewhat surprising, not only because Koreans claim for themselves one of the oldest continuous cultural histories in Asia, but even more so because Tangun is ... hold to be a Martian motif. It is perhaps noteworthy that Korea, unlike neighboring Japan, is not geologically prone to earthquakes, so it is surprising to see so many mythological references to them. 4. October 3, Korean Foundation Day, is still celebrated as "open sky day," a reference that could be related to various myths mentioned ... 1. Introduction Immanuel Velikovsky and his successors, the so-called Saturnists in particular, have challenged conventional notions about the history of our solar system. According to their analyses of ancient myths and other records, within human memory the Earth was badly damaged by cosmic disturbances involving planetary bodies. Velikovsky's own brand of catastrophism evolved out of his equally revolutionary revision of ancient ...
312. The Afar Triangle As the Nether Reaches of Eden and Babel [Aeon Journal $]
... or "navel" of Earth was Aden/Eden; and that in the direction of Saturn there was a massive tidal distortion of Earth (the "World Mountain" of mythology), with Aden/Eden at the center and top of that World Mountain. Because neither the distance nor the mass of Saturn could be determined, it did not seem ... of some sort was just what gave birth to the collectively-conscious human mind in the first place. On the basis of the findings in this paper, all of these strands of mythic material-- and the views thereon-- can now be woven into a single consistent picture. Ouranos-Uranus does represent the earlier Kronos-Saturn, from before the golden age, and ... memory goes back only to the beginning of the Age of Kronos-Saturn, how could the ancients have known that Ouranos-Uranus preceded Kronos-Saturn? Some have suggested, largely on the basis of mythologies other than Greek or Roman, that Ouranos-Uranus is but one aspect of Kronos-Saturn, and is not to be treated as a separate deity or as a separate planet. (This ...
313. Earth-Venus Contacts in the Late 3rd Millennium BC? [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... text because it relates how a destruction takes place during and as a consequence of the visit of a deity to Earth. The theme of "plague motif" occurs in Sumerian mythology also, and always (seemingly) in relation to the activities of the goddess Inanna [18. There are many instances in mythological literature of deities performing violence, and many ... as I have suggested on a number of occasions, the Venus deity visited catastrophe on Earth prior to 1500 BC then the matter of ascribing a date of composition to the relevant mythological texts becomes a crucial issue. But the dating of texts can be a very difficult proposition. In an earlier article I have identified one Sumerian text [" Nin-me-sar-ra" dating ... night, to wade in their blood from Herakleopolis" but Hathor's first visit was probably also accompanied by "blood" over the land- just as in the Sumerian and other myths. It would then have been perfectly logical for man to deduce that "blood" was the necessary offering with which to appease this thirsty goddess on her second visit. And ...
314. Devi And Venus [Kronos $]
... (with disheveled hair), Tara (star), Jagad-Gauri (Fair One of the Universe), to mention just a few. John Dowson's A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion (7) lists a total of 68 different appellations of the Devi, and the list is very far from exhaustive. Arthur and Ellen Avalon, in their compilation ... ) creation of the universe; (2) its destruction and renewal; (3) genealogy of gods and patriarchs; (4) reigns of so-called "manus", mythological progenitors of mankind; and (5) the history of India's ancient Solar and Lunar Royal Houses. The typical purana exhibits strong sectarian preferences and contains much religious and devotional matter ... 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents Devi And Venus Artur Isenberg INTRODUCTION In Worlds in Collision, Immanuel Velikovsky writes: "In every country of the ancient world we can trace cosmological myths of the birth of the planet Venus. If we look for the god or goddess who represents the planet Venus, we must inquire which among the gods or goddesses did not ...
315. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Athena that Bernal makes a meal out of and it is worth noting that the Greek Memnon was also black- very black. He was also a giant and a giant in mythology is generally a cypher for a god. We therefore have a black god and a black goddess worshipped in ancient Greece, which is interesting. However Bernal chooses to identify Memnon ... too convincingly- treated as metaphor but that if it was looked at literally, one could detect a pattern of evidence. Forrest re-emphasised the plausibility of a metaphorical view of individual myths but when looked at individually the myths cannot exhibit the all-important pattern. Clube and Napier, in relying on individual myths (or very small groups), and in treating them ... .. have a promising theory. Its exposition needs... a sound quantitative treatment of key areas... (and) a corpus of much more persuasive (mythical/historical) evidence'. It is still my opinion that the review was a model of fair and correct criticism. The theory is what SIS has needed for a long ...
316. The Dragon in Myth and Folklore [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... on earth as a gigantic battle".(1) This pageant is enshrined elsewhere in the world in descriptions of such epic battles as those between Isis and Seth (Egyptian mythology), Vishnu and the serpent (Hindu), Zeus and Typhon (Greek), Anat and Lotan (Ugaritic), the Storm-god and Illuyankas (Hittite), and ... other. Thus the Vikings, for example, carried the likeness of the great "sjo-orm", lord of the sea, on the prows of their long-ships. But their myths of the World's End embraced the story of a much larger serpent, and no ordinary dragon, Jormungardur, slayer of Thor. And the link? Take our word "monster ... the motif in the article "Leviathan, Dragon in the Sky".(3) This is the celestial dragon in mythology. However, there is an immense amount of mythical and literary material concerning dragon and serpent motifs which can in no way be construed in such a cosmic context. The ancient Hebrew literature again provides a case in point.. ...
317. The Eye Goddess [Aeon Journal $]
... Flame burns, Serpent Uraeus, who guides the people, O Lady of Fire, O Searing One, O Devourer, O Scorching One..." [19 The mythology surrounding the two goddesses also shares important themes in common. One of the best-attested myths involving Hathor finds that goddess abandoning Egypt for Nubia whereupon she goes on a rampage of destruction ... the form of a raging eye. It is only through the magical craft of Shu that the warrior-goddess is pacified and made to return to Egypt. [20 A very similar myth surrounds the Sumerian Inanna, who abandons Eanna to journey to the underworld, where she is raped by the gardener Sukalletuda. It is, in part, through the magical devices ... Egypt (London, 1959), p. 218. [46 R. Anthes, "Mythology in Ancient Egypt," in S. Kramer (ed.), Mythologies of the Ancient World (N. Y., 1961), pp. 89-90. [47 In addition to the numerous articles by D. Talbott and myself, see ...
318. Letters [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... prevailing conditions offered such a possibility anyway. Those who survived probably did so by staying in the deepest caves available which had entrances above flood level. It is evident from Greek mythology that at some time during the recorded memory of mankind, Saturn was regarded as the major luminary and that the Earth was close enough to this planet for men to see the ... . 158). It seems that Frigg= Freya. The DICTIONARY OF NON-CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY by Egerton Sykes (London 1961) notes that the marriage of Freya to Odin was purely mythological and that her personality tended to become merged with that of Frigga who may have been a different entity originally. Further on it is stated that in Nordic myth Frigga appears to ... presumably have moved the Earth in the same direction but to a lesser distance than the "comet". This catastrophe would have destroyed most of mankind, and all "Creation myths" recount that only a select few survived to carry on the human race. The Egyptians describe Hathor, the Cow Goddess, as the one who destroyed the world, and ...
319. Father Kugler's Falling Star [Kronos $]
... career he took up the cudgels against the Berlin Assyriologist Delitzsch, who had suggested that the Biblical account of the Creation and other events in Genesis had been taken over from Assyrian mythology. Rebutting this to his satisfaction produced two books drawing on his growing command of his subject: Babylon und Christentum: Die Angriffe Delitzschs auf das Alte Testament (Babylon and Christianity ... views... on the age of Babylonian astronomy and the influence of Assyrian mythology on the language, culture and religion of the East"(3) observed that most mythologies prove to be astrally inspired, and can be interpreted as presenting detailed astronomical information. As this framework is substantially the same throughout the world, it must have been transferred by ... the evening star to be a deity fallen from the chariot of the sun... In the same way, the climb of Venus to its maximum elongation could be interpreted mythically as a striving for dominion in the heavens. But a Phaethon in the sense of the "Hesiodeic" or the Alexandrine version (which latter has been regarded as the source ...
320. El-Arish Revisited [Kronos $]
... the style and characters are indistinguishable from the standard Egyptian myth of creation, what historical elements are left by which we may know that this is a work of history and not mythology? This is pure rationalization. "It was also a common practice of ancient Oriental historical annals to change defeats into something else. Here too the text seems to explain away ... he smote the evil doers in the Place of the Whirlpool." In fact, the whole inscription has nothing to do with historical events at all, but is about the mythological god-kings of Egypt, from whom the Pharoahs [sic were to claim descent, and the king who leaps into the whirlpool after his enemies is none other than Ra, the ... they would again see light, it says they would see "our father Ra-Harakhte in the luminous region of Bakhit". As Griffith explains in a note, Bakhit was the mythical mountain on the eastern horizon where the Sun rose. And in fact, Yat-Nebes, Shu's destination, was on the eastern frontier of Egypt. It makes sense to say that ...
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