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301. Dating the Trojan War [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... they changed their name from Lydians to Tyrrhenians, after the king's son Tyrrhenus, who was their leader. There is no indication as to King Atys' time, so we are free to consider whether some elements of Tyrrhenus' story have become mixed with those of Trojan Aeneas. We know likewise that Charlemagne in Medieval stories and Cyrus the Persian king (e .g . the Cyropaedia by Xenophon) are credited with the deeds of their predecessors or successors. The name of Tyrrhenus or (in Greek) Tursenos is a little strange for the eponym of a people. When we compare the Italian Tu(r )s-ci with Turs-enoi we see that -enoi is a Greek ending ...
302. The Encyclopedia Mythica [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1997:2 (Feb 1998) Home | Issue Contents The Encyclopedia Mythica http://www.pantheon.org/mythica/An on-line Encyclopaedia of mythology featuring articles and illustrations. Includes Chinese, Etruscan, Egyptian, Greek, Haitian, Japanese, Latvian, Mayan, Native, American, Norse, Persian, Polynesian, Roman, Welsh and others. There's also a pronunciation guide and list of ancient feast days. ...
303. Let There be Darkness: The Reign of the Swastika by Lewis M. Greenberg [Journals] [Aeon]
... known, held such an enduring fascination for so many later peoples and national leaders. Greenberg states that, "whatever the reason- be it cosmic, heroic, epic, sacred, atavistic, or intangible- the idea of Troy acted as an archetypal magnet for poet and potentate alike." The great kings of antiquity- from the Persian Xerxes and the Macedonian Alexander to the Turkish conqueror Mehmed- all paid homage to Troy. Later, the nations of Western Europe, including even Britain, also traced their ancestry back to hallowed Troy. A separate chapter is also devoted to the Roman fascination with Troy and how this eventually led directly to Hitler and the Reich. Augustus ...
304. Can Imhotep be Joseph? (Letter) [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... historicity of the Biblical story of Joseph, there is at least one major problem that Hand fails to address. This is that according to Genesis, Joseph's father was Jacob. Jacob was not an Egyptian and was a shepherd. But the father of Imhotep was an Egyptian architect. At least that is what an Egyptian architect of the early Persian period, Khnum-ab-ra claimed. The latter left various inscriptions at Wadi el Hammamat.28 One of these contains a list of his ancestors consisting of a long line of architects who are listed father to son. The second earliest architect in this long line has been identified by many Egyptologists as Imhotep, the architect of Zoser.29 Hence ...
305. Thales: The First Astronomer [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... and for Thales in particular, who flourished in the first half of the Sixth Century B.C .E .3 The second obstacle has to do with how one defines "astronomer." Even granting a single, temporal horizon for the emergence of the textual records of complex civilization among the Greeks, Egyptians, Mews, Mesopotamians, Persians, Indians, and Chinese, is there not clear evidence that astronomy was practiced in more than the first of these cultures? It depends here on whether you define an astronomer as someone who studies the heavenly bodies in order to understand fate or divine intention, or someone who studies them in order to show that their motions are law-governed ...
306. Carl Sagan Exposed [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... demarcation line between science and non-science, or between science and pseudoscience, which would win assent from a majority of philosophers."4 But this question is not the point at issue. What is at issue here is the question of Carl Sagan's veracity. A few years ago Sagan had the opportunity to test his nuclear winter theory during the Persian Gulf War. He and his associates suggested that the oil well fires would cause tiny smoke particles to be lofted high above the Earth that would have profound affects on the world's climate. When this did not occur Michelle Hoffman wrote an article, "Taking Stock of Saddam's Fiery Legacy," in Science, "Research News" for ...
307. Comets, Dragons and Prophets of Doom [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... and archaeological evidence all confirm that a rare giant comet may have visited the Earth only a few thousand years ago, raining fireballs and meteors in its wake. Dr Bill Napier, astronomer at Armagh Observatory, and Dr Victor Clube of Oxford and Armagh Universities (sic), have investigated the doom-laden cosmic myths of early civilisation. From the Persian prophet Zooraster, who in 500 BC predicted the end of the world caused by a huge comet sent by Satan', to the description in the Book of Revelations of a burning mountain' falling from the sky, early history is full of myths of celestial combat, rains of fire and many-headed dragons, which support astronomers' theories ...
308. Magi, The Quest for a Secret Tradition by Adrian Gilbert [Journals] [SIS Review]
... , followed by the Seleucids. Commagene was independent from 162BC under a king called Ptolemy. His grandson was Mithridates, whose son Antiochus Epiphanes built a number of monuments and left inscriptions. Gilbert went to see and studied the hierothesion' on Mount Nimrod. Antiochus' religion was a kind of Hellenised Zoroastrianism, including a syncretism of Greek and Persian gods and astrology. On Mt Nimrod is a Lion stele. According to Neugebauer and van Hoesen, 19 stars on the stele represent the constellation Leo; 3 more stars are identified with Jupiter, Mercury and Mars, plus a crescent moon. Gilbert spends much time discussing and differing from Neugebauer's and van Hoesen's conclusions and dating and what ...
309. Ankylosis in the Chronology of Reconstructed History? [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... "astronomical" Assyrian anchor and the Ptolemaic calculations, may or may not lead to moving the Eponym and King Lists to a greater or lesser extent. Some changes do need to be made, for the "astronomical" chronology has been accepted as an absolute frame of reference (against which to reconstruct Egyptian history from the Libyans to the Persians) by Velikovsky himself (4 ), and which is obviously providing some difficulties to a number of his followers (5 ). The Eponym Lists, supposedly counting year after year (6 ), may act as an astronomical straitjacket - swinging the earth axis in one instant from spring into next winter might shorten an eponym's year to ...
310. KA [Books]
... legion named after the lark. The crested wren was called turannos, king. In line 291 ff., we hear that the birds are crested as though for the hoplitodromos, the soldier's footrace, in which each soldier wore a crested helmet and carried a shield. The cock, alektruon, was the most important domestic bird. The Persian king wore a peaked hat, kurbasia. The king alone wore it upright like a cock's comb. It is portrayed in a mosaic of the battle of Issus. The cock, alektryon, is not the only bird whose name contains the syllable al or el. We have met the lark alauda. If its voice, Greek aude ...
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