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81. Heracles and the Planet Mars [Journals] [Aeon]
... earliest traditions associated with Heracles. The reason for this approach is simple: the earlier sources tend to preserve the myth in its purest form, free from the rationalizations and extraneous accretions which characterize later accounts. If we look at ... is far from complete, yet one gains the impression that it holds the key to the understanding of Heracles' mythological career. From the brief passage it is clear that it was Hades who suffered the brunt of Heracles' attack ... the summit of the Cosmic Mountain." (43) As Eliade documents, the Cosmic Mount may take various mythical forms, some of the more common being a giant pillar, a heaven sustaining tree, or a great spring ...
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82. SERVANT OF THE SUN GOD [Journals] [Aeon]
... both warriors and heroes. But pressing the investigation further will inevitably move the researcher into a much larger circle of myth and a wider range of personalities: from the music maker Apollo to the healer Aesculapius; from the visionary Orpheus ... that the Martian figure is the most pervasive personality of ancient lore- one could say the universal subject of epic mythology. The reason is that the activity of Mars in the celestial events produced a natural focus for almost endless story-telling ... (1989) Home | Issue Contents Servant Of The Sun God David Talbott BACKGROUND In seeking to flesh out the mythical character I have called the "warrior-hero" one must deal with a certain paradox: many of the encountered personalities ...
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... if only in part) in the establishment of historical and cosmological fact through the comparative analysis of the content of myths from a wide sampling of societies around the world. Levi-Strauss, whose receipt of the 1966 Viking Award for his ... negation of what he suggests in the same sentence: "Divergence of sequences and themes is a fundamental characteristic of mythological thought which manifests itself as irradiation: by measuring the direction and angles of the rays we are led to postulate ... common origin, as an ideal point on which those deflected by the structure of myth would have converged, had they not started from some other point and remained parallel throughout their entire course. "( 9 ) Apparently "what ...
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... WIC p.79, in the section "The Hurricane", V writes: "In the Japanese cosmogonical myth, the sun goddess hid herself for a long time in a heavenly cave in fear of the storm god. ... - Kwang Tze p.428 Section58- Nihongi p.434 Section59- Tylor p.437 Section60- Wichita Mythology p.44l Section61- Pawnee Mythology p.465 Section62- Olelbis p.471 Section63- Kaska Tales p ... iv) Further to (iii), Tylor himself writes (p .326): "As to the mythic details in the whole story of The Children of Heaven and Earth, ' there is scarcely a thought that is ...
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85. The Ship of Heaven [Journals] [Aeon]
... | Issue Contents The Ship of Heaven David Talbott This is a follow-up article to my earlier "Reconstructing the Saturn Myth" and "On Testing the Polar Configuration" (AEON I: 1-2). It is assumed that readers ... cosmic mountain, then it must be concluded that the two peaks literally sailed around the central sun. If the mythological phrase "sailing upstream" means the rising of the crescent to the right of Saturn, then the sun god ... the human concepts loose and setting in motion an evolutionary chain that could only lead to the progressive dilution of all mythical and symbolic constructs. I will therefore follow what is a self-evident tenet within the framework of the theory, that ...
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... in which beasts and men coexisted in a harmonious environment. This is convincingly illustrated in the eulogy contained in the myth of Enki and Ninhursag. (143) Mythical Dilmun was also the land which the gods allotted to Ziusudra, ... of Adam and Eve. (167) Like some of their modern counterparts, ancient geographers had also accepted the mythological place names of their own myths as bona fide geographical locations. Bahrein is not in the Tigris-Euphrates delta. But ... , then, is the truth about Dilmun? Let me first say that originally Dilmun was the name of a mythical land that enjoyed an Edenic state of affairs in which beasts and men coexisted in a harmonious environment. This is ...
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... KRONIA, Beaverton, Oregon, 1997) Reviewed by Pam Hanna Never has there been a unified field theory of myth and ritual, claims comparative mythologist David Talbott- until now. In this spiral-bound, soft-cover notebook, the author ... together with its ancient symbolic references, each of which is accompanied by explanatory text. Basing his analysis on universal mythological themes, Talbott concludes that the Golden Age of the Gods, as well as its final destruction, corresponds to ... theory." (p . 1.) Talbott provides extensive documented evidence for his thesis, demonstrating the archetypal mythical significance of each planet. "Always look for the irreducible form behind the symbol. It is the archetype that ...
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88. The Death of Heracles [Journals] [Aeon]
... It is well-known, of course, that the various tragedians chose their subject matter from the vast corpus of epic myths, which they then selectively molded to suit their particular purposes. (13) In the present play, for ... . Readers of this journal will no doubt recognize that this conclusion finds ready accord with the author's thesis that the mythology of the Greek strongman traces to events involving the red planet. (63) The Disease of Heracles If indeed ... grand myth of Heracles' immolation refers to events associated with the planet Mars, the question arises as to whether primeval events involving the red planet are alluded to in other scenes in Sophocles' play? For example, how are ...
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89. The Holy Land [Books]
... in the ideals of kingship and in the proper organization of the sacred domain. The Mother Land In the creation myth the great god raised a circular plot of "earth" from the cosmic waters. The enclosure was Saturn's paradise ... Virgil, Georgics , ii. 173ff. Jensen, Die Kosmologie der Babylonier, 189ff.; Langdon, Semitic Mythology, 99. De Saussure, "Le Systeme Cosmologique Sino-Iranienne." The Gods of the Egyptians, Vol. ... , 94. Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride, XII. Jensen, op. cit., 188ff.; Langdon, op. cit,. 102. The Collection of the Sumerian Temple Hymns, 136. Van Dijk ...
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90. Saturn: In Myth and Religion [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. X No. 1 (Fall 1984) Home | Issue Contents Saturn: In Myth and Religion Dwardu Cardona Copyright (c ) 1983/1984 by Dwardu Cardona This paper is an adaptation of " ... (1 ) when it is obvious they meant "trinity". I'm not certain what this says for their mythological expertise but it is not a reassuring indication. Even had they used the word "trinity", it would ... brief, is the Saturnian scenario which is slowly but steadily gaining acceptance. It is what the totality of the mythic record dictates. The detailed evidence of this model, only a little of which has so far been published, ...
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