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... Star, noted, Regulus, Arcturus, and Orion have also been named as alter-egos of the Assyrian god Ashur, (142) who, because of his assimilation to Shamash, (143) not to mention his well known emblems of ring and rod, can be seen as a prototype of the Saturnian deity. As we have already ... From: Aeon III:5 (May 1994) Home | Issue Contents The Evolution of the Cosmogonic Egg Dwardu Cardona See note * below The Ovum Mundi The myths of creation are multifarious, but one consistent motif connected with this primordial event concerns the universal, celestial, or cosmic egg. This motif is found scattered throughout the entire ...
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27. Venus, Mars ... and Saturn [Journals] [SIS Review]
... developed his theory of the polar configuration [9 ]. This proposed that the planet Saturn was the sun-god of ancient myth and religion. Talbott pointed to the fact that Shamash, Helios and Sol were at one time names for the planet Saturn. One of his most important findings was that the ancient cycle of day and night originally referred ... a planetary configuration of sorts, with the result that Saturn remained fixed in the northern polar skies, the focal point of ancient consciousness. During the same period, Dwardu Cardona was gathering evidence hinting at Saturn's former importance. In a series of articles in Kronos, Cardona showed that more than one ancient god was identified with this tiny speck ...
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28. C&C Workshop 1992, Number 2: Contents [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Tresman 4 Chronological Implications of a Proper Identification of the Labyrinth by Jesse E. Lasken 7 A Chronology for Mesopotamia (contra Heinsohn) by A. H. Rees 10 Shamash and Sin by Dwardu Cardona 16 Menelaos Darkness Over Sinai: (Where was Moses when the light went out?) by Emmet Sweeney 18 FORUM: New Chronology Issues ... Lasken, Porter, Newgrosh) MONITOR 22 REVIEWS: The Lost History of Ireland: an enquiry into the pre-Christian History of the Gaels - reviewed by Alasdair Beal 27 Human Sacrifice: Then and Now - a review by Jill Abery 37 The Sign and the Seal - reviewed by David Roth 30 LETTERS from C. Morgan, R. M ...
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... it." Another washing of the statue's mouth along with the necessary formula recitation ended this part of the rite. Finally, at dawn, the lustration gods Ea, Shamash, and Marduk (all Saturnian gods [131] ), were given special seats and offered food and drink while a formula was recited before Shamash. Following an ... Saturnian disk (as seen from Earth). "In Egypt, the event went down as the wandering of Isis in search of her dead husband Osiris," says Cardona. [26] In fact, it was "a common mythological motif which we find repeated in Ishtar's search for the dead Tammuz...and Aphrodite's hunt ...
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30. Morning Star II [Journals] [Aeon]
... , 1890), p. 191; A Jeremias, Handbuch der Altorientalischen Geistekultur (Leipzig, 1913), p. 96. 46. D. Cardona, "Shamash and Sin," Chronology & Catastrophism Workshop (1992), No. 2, pp. 16-17. 47. Idem, "Child of Saturn," Part ... From: Aeon IV:2 (Aug 1995) Home | Issue Contents Morning Star II Dwardu Cardona HELEL BEN SHAHAR In Hebrew tradition, the Morning Star was known as Helel. This entity, on whom we shall now focus our attention, is mainly known from a passage in the Book of Isaiah where it is written: " ...
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31. The Saturn Thesis [Journals] [Aeon]
... blue-gray, growing to deep rusty red. Jupiter: (unseen until displacement of Saturn): brightly ornamented with bands, undulating streams and colorful spots. The wheel of Shamash AEON: Let's give an overview of the myths relating to these early phases of the configuration. You have one phase in which Venus and Mars are simply viewed in ... Indra's Theft of the Sun-God's Wheel," AEON III: 3 (October 1993), pp. 71 ff. For an alternative view, see also, D. Cardona, "Indra," KRONOS VII: 3 (Spring 1982), pp. 19 ff.; R. Ashton, "Brhaspati," in ibid. ...
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32. Heracles and the Planet Mars [Journals] [Aeon]
... archaic traditions of the netherworld. A curious conception, reflected in the mythologies of many lands, holds that the ancient sun-god was also ruler of the netherworld. The Babylonian Shamash, for example, was worshipped as regent of the underworld and king of the shades. (26) Significantly, Shamash was also identified with the planet Saturn. ... . F. K. Movers, Die Phonizier (New York, 1967), Vol. 1, pp. 154, 306-309, 686-689. See also D. Cardona, "Humbaba," KRONOS 9:2 (Winter, 1984). 55. G. de Santillana & H. von Dechend, Hamlet's Mill (Boston ...
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... The ancients had a totally different perception of the sky from the present-day Solar System. Mythologists tend to translate any name for a brightly radiant object as Sun'. Thus Shamash tends to be identified as the Sun, though Thompson and Jastrow showed at the beginning of the century that, according to the Assyro-Babylonians themselves, Shamash was the name ... . He also hinted at the possibility of an advanced civilisation putting that face on Mars and passing on the memory. Over 3.2 Myrs? How? Sunday Dwardu Cardona: Mythology vs. Mythologists'. Myths record the history of the Solar System. In Sumerian, the cuneiform for god' and star' is the same. ...
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... concerns the model's predication that Saturn once shone as a virtual sun. It also posits that what past mythologists have identified as a bevy of sun-gods (such as the Assyro-Babylonian Shamash, the Egyptian Ra, the Indic Surya, the Greek Helios) are actually misidentified Saturnian suns. In the case of Shamash, of course, the issue is ... : SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2000:1 "Proceedings of the SIS Silver Jubilee Event" Home | Issue Contents Sunday The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory by Dwardu Cardona Dwardu Cardona has been a freelance writer since 1968. He has, since then, acted as a Contributing Editor for KRONOS and, later, as Senior Editor for ...
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35. The Sun Of Night [Journals] [Kronos]
... called the Sun. Strictly speaking, this was not exactly an error on the part of Diodorus for, to the Chaldeans and Assyro Babylonians, as we shall see, Shamash was a name which they bestowed on both the Sun and the planet Saturn. This confusion of Saturn with the Sun did not originate due to the ignorance of the ... From: Kronos Vol. III No. 1 (Fall 1977) Home | Issue Contents The Sun Of Night Dwardu Cardona Copyright © 1977 by Dwardu Cardona, Lewis M. Greenberg, and Warner B. Sizemore. 1. Planets or Stars? As these words are being written, the U. S. space-probe Pioneer II is ...
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... like now, as nothing but a pin point of light in the night sky, let alone having noticed its slow advance across the sky. 5. THE SATURNIAN SUN Shamash- the god and his emblem- whom the Assyro-Babylonians themselves identified As the planet Saturn. (Stone tablet of Nabu-apal-iadina, from Abu Habbah, 9th century B. ... From: Aeon VI:1 (Feb 2001) Home | Issue Contents The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory Dwardu Cardona A shortened version of this paper was first read at the SIS Silver Jubilee, held at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, England, on September 19, 1999. The same version was read again, by popular demand ...
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37. Thoth Vol I, No. 10: April 22, 1997 [Journals] [Thoth]
... gods of early man, nothing in the mythical record seems to have unnerved the experts. As to the original solar character of the Greek Helios, Latin Sol, Assyrian Shamash, or Egyptian Ra, scholars have maintained an unwavering confidence. And surely you can see why: could it really be doubted that Helios, radiating light from his ... __ __ _ Stephen Jay Gould and Immanuel Velikovsky: Essays in the Continuing Velikovsky Affair. By Charles Ginenthal, Irving Wolfe, Lynn E. Rose, Dwardu Cardona, David N. Talbott, and Ev Cochrane. Edited by Dale Ann Pearlman. Published by Ivy Press, Forest Hills New York, 11375. Copyright 1996. ...
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38. The Primordial Light? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... evidence from Mesopotamia to support the equation of Saturn with a sun (66). "We are told, for instance, that the face of the god Ninurta is Shamash the sun-god; that one of Ninurta's ears is the god of wisdom Ea - , and so on through all of Ninurta's members. These curious statements may be taken ... indications of the nature of the pre-Exodus catastrophes have been given by Mullen (1 ), by Greenberg and Sizemore (2 ), by Sieff (3 ) and by Cardona (4 ). We find the subject matter sufficiently stimulating to pursue our own inquiry, and we are spurred on by these words: - "Don't bring every ...
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39. The Rites Of Moloch [Journals] [Kronos]
... it difficult to transfer certain divine names from one "star" to another. In reality, the identity of Chemosh poses no problem. Chemosh is etymologically the same as Shamash, and the Assyro-Babylonians described Shamash as the Sun of Night which they themselves identified as Saturn.(64) The Athtar-Chemosh of the Mesha stele means nothing more than ... From: Kronos Vol. IX No. 3 (Summer 1984) Home | Issue Contents The Rites Of Moloch Dwardu Cardona Copyright (c ) 1977/1984 by Dwardu Cardona (Editor's Note: The reader is also referred to the recent article in BAR (Jan./Feb. 1984), pp. 31-51, on " ...
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40. Vox Popvli [Journals] [Aeon]
... have even been killed when they attempted to visit the area. Fortunately, the intact content of the great library- five rooms- which was discovered in 1987 near the Shamash Temple in Sippar has been taken out of the country to safety. Pettinato has been appointed to translate its contents. Purple Darkness Richard M. Smith, from Banning ... Seoul, Korea, writes: As someone who has been disappointed in recent issues of AEON, I found V:3 to be by far the strongest issue since Dwardu Cardona took on its editorship. Every article, in my opinion, was both readable and, in some sense, seminal. I "always" enjoy the work of ...
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41. Jupiter -- God of Abraham (Part II) [Journals] [Kronos]
... has stated: ". . . the feature which distinguished the . . . cult of Babylonia was the association of justice and righteousness with the god. Samas [or Shamash] . . . was the judge of mankind . . . The priests in their capacity as judges spoke in his name. Laws were promulgated as the decrees of ... From: Kronos Vol. VII No. 2 (Winter 1982) Home | Issue Contents Jupiter- God of Abraham (Part II)Dwardu Cardona Copyright (C ) 1981 by Dwardu Cardona 9. The Warrior Some years after Abram settled in Canaan, when, by all indications, he had become a wealthy and powerful lord, ...
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42. The Mystery Of The Pleiades [Journals] [Kronos]
... (30) Saturn himself is not only represented as bound by Jupiter but, as Yama, the Hindu Saturn, also as the god who binds.(31) Shamash, whom elsewhere we have already identified as Saturn,(32) was also thought to have been armed with "snares and cords."(33) Tammuz ... From: Kronos Vol. III No. 4 (Summer 1978) Home | Issue Contents The Mystery Of The Pleiades Dwardu Cardona Copyright (C ) 1977/78 by Dwardu Cardona, Lewis M. Greenberg and Warner B. Sizemore. 1. The Problem. The Book of Job, as it has been translated into English, ...
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... picture" remains the same. One Egyptian text states that, "Osiris sails on the two arms of Horus'." [102] and in Bab-ylonia, "Shamash [Saturn] and Tammuz rest within the mouth of the twinrivers'." [103] Vignette 35 of the Papyrus of Ani represents the deceased Ani in heaven ... Many of the components that made up the ritual itself, and its trappings, have a clear connection to the age of Saturn (as proposed by David Talbott, Dwardu Cardona, and Ev Cochrane, in this journal and its predecessor KRONOS). A few of these Sat-urnian links can be summarized as follows: the main events took place ...
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44. The Saturn Problem [Journals] [SIS Review]
... status of supreme deity in Egypt but Akhenaten's religious reforms were completely eradicated during the reign of his successor Tutankhamun and the ascendancy of Amun was restored. Likewise in Babylonia, Shamash the Sun-god was highly respected as lord of justice. However the king of the gods, again, was the Jupiter deity, Marduk. His father, Ea or ... Baal as ruler of the gods and sat on his throne - a parallel story to the brief usurpation of Marduk's throne by Erra. I agree with the suggestion of Dwardu Cardona that Athtar was the equivalent of the Greek Ares and god of the planet Mars [39]. It is clear, then, that the idea of the succession ...
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... is its relationship to the polar column," writes Talbott. (p . 159.) This relationship can be seen in the Zuni Thunderbird, the Mesopotamian wheel of Shamash resting on its pillar, the Scandinavian bull of heaven, and the Hindu mountain of the moon. And what is the ankh but a stylized image of the pillar ... complete spectrum of the most compelling images with their countries of origin written beside them. I believe it should be heavily annotated with notes and references from the works of Dwardu Cardona, Ev Cochrane, and Wal Thornhill, as well as additional diagrams to illustrate the physical model, and material on recent scientific findings that corroborate the thesis. Mythologists ...
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46. Shamir [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Philistines in the end deposited the Ark in the city of Beth Shemesh on the border with Israel, it was later claimed. Beth Shemesh is a Canaanite form of Babylonian Shamash, a bright shining deity that has been compared with the sun. It was also a city that was associated with Samson, the strong One, the giant who ... 5:26 informs us that the Israelites of the Exodus carried Chiun, your image, and the star of your god and which you fashioned yourselves (cf. Dwardu Cardona, Kronos IX:3 , p. 26). Cardona identified Chiun with Saturn. According to Amos the Israelites made the image of god and we have already ...
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47. Letters [Journals] [SIS Review]
... Phillip writes about the Ark of the Covenant and it appears to me that all the detail he gives, from its initial inception to its final deposition at a place called Shamash, meaning bright, shining deity', is couched in terms of cosmic imagery, which fits particularly well that of the Polar Configuration. Further, David Salkeld, ... another version of the universal mythical giant: the very admission that the head was regarded as a solar symbol gives the imagery away. Detailed work by Talbott, Cochrane and Cardona has given us an alternative interpretation of myth which in most cases appears to explain the extraordinarily complicated, yet universal, details of myths which purely cometary imagery simply cannot ...
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48. The Milky Way [Journals] [Aeon]
... Helios. (85) Modern scholars investi-gating this report have concluded that for some reason the ancient Greeks understood Saturn as a sun-god, much as the ancient Akkadians identified their Shamash with Saturn. Obviously puzzled by this anomaly, Hunger and Pingree wrote as follows: "One might conjecture that the name Star of the Sun' arose from the ... . Mercer, The Pyramid Texts in Translation and Commentary Vol. 2 (New York, 1952), p. 157. See here the extensive discussion in D. Cardona, "Intimations of An Alien Sky," Aeon 2:5 (1991), pp. 14-29. 84. F. Boll, "Kronos-Helios," ...
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... distances of the respective planets.) The various mythical traditions surrounding Saturn, on the other hand, are almost certainly much older than the neo-Assyrian period. Saturn's identification with Shamash is attested in omen texts from the 13th century BC, for example [24]. Saturn is also identified with Shamash in various astronomical reports sent to Esarhaddon and ... Saturn Theory Ev Cochrane Ev Cochrane responds to Peter James The SIS Silver Jubilee event in September 2000 examined various subjects including the evidence for and against the Saturn theory. Dwardu Cardona, Wal Thornhill and I presented evidence in support of the theory, while Peter James offered a critique. I would like to address the main points of James's critique ...
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50. The Female Star [Journals] [Aeon]
... various passages that find the two gods invoked together or compared. Thus Dumuzi is said to "shine in luminous splendor" when, like the ancient sun-god (Utu/Shamash), he rises "from the Cedar-mountain." A3 But which celestial body is Inanna's consort to be identified with? If the Skidi traditions are to serve as ... the extensive discussion in E. Cochrane, "Mars Gods of the New World," AEON IV:1 (April 1995), pp. 58-61 and D. Cardona "Morning Star," in ibid., pp. 5 ff., and "Morning Star: II," AEON IV:2 (August 1995) ...
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