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101. The Garden of Venus [Journals] [Aeon]
... worship of the planetary gods to ancient Babylon. It stands to reason that Persian religion would not be immune from such influences and developments. Certainly there is no denying that Anahita and Ishtar share various characteristics in common, such as their association with war, fertility, investiture rituals, and the patronage of heroes. The question is whether these traditions arose independently or were the product of diffusion from a common source? While it is often difficult to distinguish between independent and borrowed traditions, there would appear to be some evidence of borrowing in the cult of Anahita. For example, it is known that sacred prostitution distinguished the cult of Ishtar. Similar rites are found in conjunction with ...
102. Merlin and the Round Temple [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of Celtic Gaul there is an island in the ocean, not smaller than Sicily, lying to the North - which is inhabited by the Hyperboreans, who are so named because they dwell beyond the North Wind. This island is of a happy temperature, rich in soil and fruitful in everything, yielding its produce twice in the year. Tradition says that Latone was born there and, for that reason, the inhabitants venerate Apollo more than any other God. They are, in a manner, his priests, for they daily celebrate him with continual songs of praise and pay him abundant honours. In this island, there is a magnificent grove (or precinct) of Apollo ...
103. Variations on a Theme of Philolaos [Journals] [Kronos]
... One answer, of course, is that the Pythagorean preoccupation with ten was ample motivation for including the sphere of fixed stars along with the Sun, the Moon, and the planets, thus raising the total nearer ten. Later, however, we will see that there is perhaps a better way of approaching this sort of question. A traditional explanation even in ancient times for the introduction of the Counter-Earth went like this. Since an observer at a given location sees more eclipses of the Moon than eclipses of the Sun, it is necessary to postulate the existence of some additional body that can cause eclipses of the Moon. Since the Counter-Earth could be directly between the Sun and ...
104. Velikovsky, Brasseur, And The Troano Codex [Journals] [Kronos]
... as the Manuscript Quiche),(2 ), which appeared in 1861. Be all that as it may, it is the purpose of this article to place Velikovsky's apparent use of the Troano Codex in the context of our sources of knowledge of things Mayan in general, of Brasseur's involvement with Landa's a]phabet, and of Mayan traditions of repeated cosmic catastrophes. According to the new Encyclopaedia Britannica,(3 ) our knowledge of the ancient Maya comes from the following sources: Archeological remains. From surviving temples, tombs, sculptures, wall paintings, pottery, and carved jades shells, and bone, a significant amount of valuable information can be gained . . . ...
105. Bob Forrest and Venus As A Comet In World Mythology [Books]
... Velikovsky noted numerous tales of disaster and upheaval in which the agent of destruction possessed cometary attributes- even as it was identified with the planet Venus. The anomalous cometary traits of Venus in world mythology thus represent key pieces of argument; the strength of the argument, in turn, deriving from the breadth of sources. Velikovsky did not rely on traditions of one region only, but drew on traditions from every ancient civilization. He noted, for example, that in Mexican records Venus was the "the smoking star," the very phrase natives employed for a "comet." He documented in both the Americas and the ancient Near East a recurring association of Venus with celestial " ...
106. Kronos, Minos, and the Celestial Labyrinth [Journals] [Kronos]
... that many ancient myths originated in, and describe, a cataclysmic celestial past. For the past several years I have been pursuing research into the reinterpretation of Classical myths along Velikovskian lines. Throughout this time, it has become increasingly clear how intermingled myth and history actually are. I would like to illustrate this point by a brief discussion of traditions associated with Minos, the illustrious king of Crete, hoping that it will serve as an example to others engaged in similar studies. THE MINOTAUR The origins of the hero who bestowed his name to an entire civilization, Minoan Crete, are shrouded in the mists of antiquity. Legend has it that Minos was a great law-giving king from ...
107. The Queen of Sheba (Ages in Chaos) [Velikovsky]
... Scriptures do not preserve her name. It is known only that her father, the pharaoh, made an expedition against southern Palestine, the home of the Philistines and the Canaanites, burned Gezer, and gave it as dowry to his daughter (I Kings 9:16). The pharaoh, whose name is also omitted in the Scriptures-talmudic tradition calls him Shishak- was, according to the scheme presented here, Thutmose I, the third king of the New Kingdom. Only a few lines of his annals are extant. Besides a military expedition into Nubia, which he subdued, he undertook an Asiatic campaign "and overthrew the Asiatics". "After these things" the pharaoh ...
108. Homeric Troy and the Greek Dark Age [Journals] [SIS Review]
... aspects of Mycenaean/Achaean civilisation' [1 ]. But it is not imperative that this knowledge be contingent on Homer's proximity in time to the events he narrated. Contrary to what Rohl claims, it is not necessarily true that the intervention of 400 years should have wiped out all memory of what transpired before. The power of oral tradition has been known to bridge such gaps as notice, to give but one example, the accuracy with which the people of sub-Saharan Africa managed to preserve their history, without the aid of a written language, up until the advent of the colonial period [2 ]. As Peter Hallberg pointed out in relation to the Icelandic skalds, ...
109. Notes (The Atlantis Myth) [Books]
... Ch. 12 | Ch. 13 | Ch. 14 | Ch. 15 | Ch. 16 | Ch. 17 | Ch. 18 | Conclusion | Notes | Bibliography | Index | Notes The Greek myths are probably the most complicated and confused in the mythology of the world. As smaller tribes coalesced into ever bigger units, their traditions and deities underwent a repeated process of telescoping and superimposing. In these Notes I have tried to pick out and present all those traits of the mythological characters which refer to cosmic events, or to cataclysmic happenings on the Earth. Note 1. The supposed date for the meeting, the 29th of Hecatombaeon, 421 BC, is based ...
110. Sequence and events [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... these Hebrew kings. Saites is the founder of the 15th dynasty in Manetho which is given a period of 250 years. Clark: Velikovsky and other have rightly criticized the accuracy of Manetho's lists, which survive only in copies from the Christian era. Velikovsky criticized the use of the Manetho's fragments to build an Egyptian chronological framework that superseded a traditional time line (Bible). This same Egyptian chronological framework is now known to be built on acknowledged false premises. That it is still used as the standard says much about the standards of academia. James: Both these traditional chronologies put the birth of Moses in the last half of the 16th century BCE starting with Abraham's time in ...
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