So I was doing a bit of catching up here and noticed this:
Originally posted by undo
Originally posted by Kantzveldt
reply to post by undo
this image you posted in your sumerian thread shows the heaven of anu, with the "hat symbol"
doesn't that hat look like a stack of foreskins, as in circumcised foreskins?
Okay, I hadn't heard it described as a hat before. Nor as a stack of foreskins.
But I do see the 'hat' here:
...which Kantzveldt describes as "the Serpent Crown" of Ishtar.
"Serpent Crown", huh. Another allusion to a parasitic being? The Sumerian accounts of "Kingship" being brought down by the gods and given to
certain humans to rule over the others comes to mind. A crown of serpents, hah.
That being said, despite not having heard it described as a hat or a crown of snakes, I have
encountered this symbol before, and wondered about
...along with these others it is depicted with here.
Two of these are known to me as the "Dark Star" and the "Winged Disc". The Disc is still in widespread usage to this day, most commonly
associated with military flight:
Looking at it again, I suppose the USAF may have included an allusion to the Dark Star in their Winged Disc?
Anyway, what of the other symbols? One looks like a Lunar symbol, partially occulted. The one that looks like a tuning fork (I call it the Tweezers
symbol, because let's face it, it looks ridiculous) brings certain mythical/mystical Egyptian "crowns" to mind, i.e. the Horns of Horus, sometimes
shown with a Disc in the apex (in pincers of the tweezers, don'cha know).
But the Hat, or Serpent Crown, remained a mystery to me. Although I did find what I think might be a connection to it in the ancient megalithic
construction of Hagar Qim temple on Malta:
An altar made of stacked foreskins.
While we're on about globe-spanning "impossible" connections, how about this one for the symbol that looks like a partial moon:
This thing, which has no discernable purpose (it holds water, but why the split-level bottom? Why painstakingly gouged out of a single megalithic
stone?), has very little information attached to it. It has not been the subject of any kind of serious archaeological study that I know of, and is
one of many hundreds of enigmatic megalithic sculptures and menhirs that dot the rice fields of the Bada Valley in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. These
artifacts are so old that the locals don't even have any legends or stories about them; and when they're planting their fields they just work around
them, like they have for countless generations. No one knows who built them, why they were built, or where the builders went.
Even if it has absolutely no connection to the symbols we're discussing(and I'd be the first to admit, any connection is tenuous at best), it's
Moving on, I've noted that these symbols, or some of them, are often depicted in the skies above certain scenes in Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian
relief carvings and cylinder seals. For instance:
I can't recall what exactly is happening in this scene, but no matter. Note the Disc and the Star in the skies above them.
Now let's look at this one again:
Look at the medallion he's wearing. That's some serious bling, along with the Rolex he's got. But what's an ancient Babylon guy doing wearing an
American Choppers medallion? Or perhaps the Independent logo, if you prefer skater culture to biker culture. Or the Nazi cross, if that floats your
boat...or the Cross of the Templars...or the Maltese Cross....wait, did someone say Malta? I heard they got some crazy weird altars there.
Now this one again:
Not to be out-blinged by the previous bas-relief, this dude is decked out something major. Along with the Daisy Rolex, he's wearing a string
of medallions, some of which match those above his head. Also, he's armed to the teeth, and apparently has been hitting the gym pretty regularly.
But what does any of this #e mean
? Does it all just come down to Astrology, plus sex-cult magic distortions? Is there something more? For
instance, wtf is this
Are they bringing him the Dark Star on a Silver Platter, so to speak? Are they dwarves, or is he a giant? And what the hell is the guy up above
Also, Marduk/Enki is holding one of those proto-ankhs...