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101. Calendars Revisited [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... . Every fourth year is a leap year, with an additional day assigned to February. Thus, the Julian year averages exactly 365.2500 days. The original version of the Julian calendar did not have a February 29 in leap years; rather, a second February 24 was observed. Counting backwards and inclusively from March 1, the Romans called February 24 "Calends VI March." Thus it was that a Julian leap year came to be called an annus bissextus, or a year with a second six. Leap years were supposed to occur every four years. But the Romans were accustomed to counting inclusively, and for over 30 years they made every third year intercalary ...
102. Night of the Gods: The Axis and the Universe-Tree [Books]
... confused German legend which makes the dead Arminius become the Irnzinsul. Now one of the Argonauts (which see) was Armenios or Armenos, and he was a native of the Rose(wheel) -Land. See also the Roland-Saulen. The parish of Preston, Gloucestershire, is bounded on the west by " the Irmin-street," a Roman way which passes through Cirencester. In the parish stands an ancient rude stone about four feet high called "the Hangman's stone." Rudder22suggested that this was a corruption of " Hereman-stone." I take this from Mr. E. S. Hartland's truly valuable County Folk-lore.23 Also in Canon Isaac Taylor's " Words and Places" ...
... ; so that he was forced to put on two diadems, the one of Asia, the other of Egypt: but being naturally a good and a righteous man, and not desirous of what belonged to others, and besides these dispositions, being also a wise man in reasoning about futurities, he determined to avoid the envy of the Romans; so he called the people of Antioch together to an assembly, and persuaded them to receive Demetrius; and assured them that he would not be mindful of what they did to his father in case he should he now obliged by them; and he undertook that he would himself be a good monitor and governor to him, and ...
104. Child of Saturn (Part IV) [Journals] [Kronos]
... were usually included. This famous depiction, of which there are various examples, has been considered to represent "the Sun quitting the constellation of Taurus".(8 ) Since, invariably, the Sun invades and quits every constellation of the zodiac, it has never been explained why Taurus was singled out for Mithraic fame. When the Romans, under Pompey, set their eagles in the East, something about this deity or his cult captured the fancy of the Roman legions who then introduced both to the western world. In time, the garrisons of Rome carried god and cult with them in their various campaigns so that Mithraic temples and monuments have been discovered as far as ...
105. The Saturn Thesis (Part 2) [Journals] [Aeon]
... here. But then, in Aristotle's time, men never saw such a thing, and therefore he considered it to be a discredited idea. That's a poignant demonstration of how we came to forget what the whole world formerly remembered. But the symbols are everywhere- appearing to us as weird echoes of ancient irrationality and superstition. Among the Romans, the tradition was preserved of a great leader whose soul appeared in the sky as a comet. On the death of Julius Caesar, the poets and historians honored the emperor by drawing on that archaic tradition, proclaiming that Caesar's soul rose aloft in the form of a flaming hair-star, a comet. At the same time, however ...
106. Part III: The Legends [Ragnarok] [Books]
... the unity of the race. They proved that all the nations were repeating the same stories, in some cases in almost identical words, just as their ancestors had heard them, in some most ancient land, in "the dark background and abysm of time," when the progenitors of the German, Gaul, Gael, Greek, Roman, Hindoo, Persian, Egyptian, Arabian, and the red people of America, dwelt together under the same roof-tree and used the same language. But, above all, these legends prove the absolute fidelity of the memory of the races. We are told that the bridge piles driven by the Romans, two thousand years ago, ...
107. Pygmalion, Prince of Tyre, and the el-Amarna Correspondence [Journals] [Kronos]
... meaning Lord. In a similar way the Semitic word for king emerged from popular usage of a divine name- Melech, familiar to us from the English Bible as Moloch, the child consumer. This deity was served in the days of "Pygmalion" by a priest who became the husband of his sister.(21) According to Roman legend, this priest, commonly called Sicharbas (which indicates that in Canaanite he was called something like Sicharbaal- "Remembrance of Baal") was murdered by Dido's brother, who coveted his wealth.(22) On discovering the crime, states the legend, Dido ran away from her bloody brother and sailed to North Africa to ...
108. Merlin and the Round Temple [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Nennius, a Welsh cleric apparently of the 9th century, who also provides what he himself admits to he a veritable hotchpotch of legends, stories and traditions about Britain. Thus, as well as placing Arthur at the Battle of Badon Hill around 518AD, he also has the British descended from a Trojan prince named Brutus and denies that the Romans ever conquered the island. Furthermore, he casually remarks that Arthur personally slew 960 Saxons at Badon Hill. It is virtually certain that all of the later mediaeval traditions, which portray Arthur as a Christian king of Dark Age Britain, can be traced to this one account of Nennius. In his very brief reference to Arthur, Nennius ...
109. Applying the Revised Chronology [Journals] [Pensee]
... continued the work after Schliemann's death in 1890. From 1932-1938, yearly excavation of the site was undertaken by an expedition from the University of Cincinnati. Their findings, published in final form in the 1950's, provide the principal scientific data about the site. Nine major habitation levels, ranging from the Early Bronze Age (stratum I) to Roman times (stratum IX) were distinguished, of which only levels VI-VIII will concern us. As was pointed out in my earlier paper, the 8th-century Phrygians, who, according to Homer, were allies of Troy during its siege, copied the architectural style of the fortifications of Troy VI when they built their great gate at Gordion. ...
110. Unorthodox evidence from Mexico [Journals] [SIS Review]
... to a lack of locally available limestone. The style of the site is otherwise typically Mayan but there are one or two unusual mounds and burials were performed in a way unknown elsewhere in the Mayan region. The bricks are inscribed and, while claims that the inscriptions are of Old World scripts have not been verified and certainly do not include Roman script, many of them bear an uncanny resemblance to Roman masons' marks, especially those used in Britain. There were also crosses, a symbol common in the early Christian era but not in Mayan inscriptions. If true, then the site would date to 100-300AD, whereas the accepted date for its development into a major trade and ...
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