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1. FISH signs represent a special category of persons in the Indus society.
2. FISH-women appear to be more important than fish-men within the special category.
3. FISH -women are accorded a prominent place among the seal-owning ruling classes.
4. The fact that there are only seven fish signs, each of them occurring also with the plural suffix indicates that the fish words are not proper names, but appear to be common nouns indicating titles or categories like classes or groups.
The second and even more surprising feature is the apparent dominance of the female over the male in the category of FISH signs as shown by statistical analysis FISH-women outnumber FISH-men by three to two.
If frequency of occurrence of names and titles on seals is considered an index of the relative importance of the seal-holder, FISH-women clearly outranked the FISH-men in the Indus polity
Since almost every house in Mohenjodaro had a bathroom, there should have been no need for a public bath; nor would such a bath be located on the top of the Citadel Mound
In short, the so-called ‘Great Bath’ was a Sacred Pool for ritual bathing by the priests and priestesses of the Temple...
What is new in the present study is that interpretation of the function of the ‘Great Bath’ has led to the identification of the FISH signs as ideograms representing the water nymphs whose activities centered round the Great Bath
They were essentially unattached and free celestial nymphs who occasionally descended on the earth to form temporary unions with rishis or kings These lotus-ponds were generally the resort of a special class of water-deities or water-witches, the apsaras.
The apsarases are described as irresistibly beautiful women who would entice men to consort with them and eventually lead the heroes to destruction.
These bathing beauties were also accomplished in song and dance. The demigoddesses had individual names and each was associated with some particular locality.
Several ancient Indian dynasties were supposed to have descended from the temporary union of some particular apsaras with a hero.
Rising resplendent as from a bath, showing her charms, she comes with light driving away the darkness”. The unusual imagery makes it clear that Ushas represents not merely the physical phenomenon of dawn, but is in fact an apsaras. As the Mesopotamian Inanna-Ishtar goddesses are associated with the morning and evening star, so is Vedic Ushas with the rising and setting of the Sun at Dawn and Night.
The expression yama means literally ‘twin-born, Yama and his sister YamiÏ are the primeval twins born to the ‘gandharva in the waters’ the ‘aqueous (water) nymph’ Yama is considered to be the first-born among mortals. Yama and his twin sister YamiÏ were the progenitors of the human race.
The sign for fish of which there were seven variants had also the meaning of 'star' and in greater context refered to water nymphs.
Egyptian ‘Nu’ (nuː ‘watery one’), also called Nun (nʌn or nuːn ‘inert one’), which is the deification of the primordial watery abyss in Egyptian mythology. In the Ogdoad cosmogony, the word ‘Nu’ means ‘Abyss.’
The Ancient Egyptians envisaged the oceanic abyss of the Nun as surrounding a bubble in which the sphere of all life is encapsulated, representing the deepest mystery of their cosmogony, which basically refers to the amniotic waters of the womb. In Ancient Egyptian creation accounts the original mound of land comes forth from the waters of the Nun.
The letter Nun is thought to have come from a pictogram of a snake (the Hebrew word for snake, nachash begins with a Nun and snake in Aramaic is nun) or eel. Some have hypothesized a hieroglyph of a fish in water for its origin (in Arabic, nūn means large fish or whale).
The amphibious symbolism of Nu is also associated with the Nommo’s, who are mythological ancestral spirits (sometimes referred to as deities) worshipped by the Dogon tribe of Mali. The word Nommo is derived from a Dogon word meaning ‘to make one drink.’ The Nommo’s are usually described as fish-like.
...the seven apsarases are always located near water bodies and referred to in the plural. They provide a crucial link between the Northern Seven Mother Goddesses and the Southern Seven Virgins.
..the seven apsarases are always located near water bodies and referred to in the plural. They provide a crucial link between the Northern Seven Mother Goddesses and the Southern Seven Virgins.
As mentioned, The fish is an ancient pre-Christian symbol of the shamans, which represents the amphibious (hypnagogic) state of trance ingress through a (superimposition) vaginal Stargate of a (binary) Vesica Pisces.
These (lemniscate vibrating strings) Stargates lead to the rest of the universe and beyond, as well as potentially allowing ingress into parallel universes within which exist alternate worlds.
Wells often feature in Welsh and Irish mythology as gateways to the spirit world. The overlapping of the inner and outer worlds is represented by the well cover
Some Quranic interpretations about the Seven Sleepers relate it to the Glastonbury legend and is based on the earlier legend of Joseph of Arimathea having come to Glastonbury and the cave, the title of which is the eighteenth chapter of The Holy Quran 'al-Kahf [The Cave] has been identified as the Chalice Well.
Sheela na Gig is a common stone carving found in Romanesque Christian churches scattered throughout Europe. These female figures are found in Ireland, Great Britain, France, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium, and in the Czech Republic. Their meaning is not clearly identifiable as Christian, and may be a concept that survived from ancient forms of yoni worship and sacred prostitution practiced in the goddess temples. Some of the figures seem to be elements of earlier structures,
yonis have been recovered from the archeological sites at Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, part of the Indus Valley Civilization. There is strong evidence to support cultural continuation from the Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan; Indus-Sarasvati) to Vedic and modern Hindu practices.
In Shaktism the yoni is celebrated and worshipped during the Ambubachi Mela, an annual fertility festival held in June, in Assam, India, which celebrates the Earth's menstruation. During Ambubachi, the annual menstruation course of the goddess Kamakhya is worshipped in the Kamakhya Temple.
Darshan at this temple is performed not by sight as in most temples, but by touch. There is a large cleft, a yoni in the bedrock moistened by water flowing upward from an underground spring.
It's just like a Venn diagram i guess, take two given factors our world and another and the Vescia Pisces is those which have common interest in both, through sexual union, thus the symbol of the star/fish people,insemination from the depths of the Celestial waters.
Hierogamy (Greek "holy marriage") refers to a sexual ritual that plays out a marriage between a god and a goddess, especially when enacted in a symbolic ritual where human participants represent the deities. En.wiki
Three seals show the same naked figure sitting in a yogic position, bangles on his arms and on two of them he is ithyphallic (an erect penis), suggesting fertility. The largest seal shows him surrounded by wildanimals,inparticular tigers and cattle. All this has led to inevitable comparison with the great Hindu god Siva. One of the seals show three faces which again is another feature of Siva
the great bath...
There has been much discussion about its use. Most archaeologists believe it wasn’t for public use as the houses of the city had their own bathing facilities. They have therefore suggested it had a religious use. A mask of a horned being and headdresses have been excavated in the area and it has been suggested that it may have been used as a place of ritual cleansing or bathing prior to worshipping a horned deity.
Around the bath were side rooms which may have been used for a form of sacred marriage called hierogamy. This suggestion has derived from sacred prostitution, a practice in some religions where male devotees believed they would be closer to the goddess through sexual intercourse with her priestesses.
When you consider wells it's important to note how biblical patriarchs such as Jacob met their future wifes at wells, merging a Semitic tribal group into the deep mysteries of the Syriac bloodline and then declaring themselves as chosen
And so it goes on and everyone wants to claim descent from Melusine as it were but generally people are pretty clueless as to why...
originally posted by: Kantzveldt
a reply to: Wifibrains
I read your threads and you have great enthusiasm, which i like as it's a rare and precious thing these days, the almond is the Migdal, the almond Nun is Migdal Nunya or Fish
your intuitions and understandings are correct in those regards i think, the end game is Nanaya