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The legend of Medusa the Gorgon and Tlaltecuhtli the Aztec earth goddess originated from the same so

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posted on Feb, 22 2008 @ 10:37 AM

Originally posted by lostinspace

This could prove that all the cultures of the world really owe their history to the middle east.

I think theres a pretty good chance that most of the pantheon of gods and mythology are directly related to Ubaidian/Sumer cultures.

posted on Feb, 22 2008 @ 06:03 PM
No, Some of the depictions WERE of men with snake bodies, not just their hair.
One was of a man with snake hair.
I can't find the actual images!
Here's the article about the excavation in Jiroft, Iran and the Snakemen;

Persian Journal

Recent archaeological excavations in Kenar Sandal area in Jiroft resulted in the discovery of two stone reliefs. The reliefs depict two men with snake tails instead of legs.

"These reliefs were carved on soapstones. They are 25 by 17 centimeter in size with a thickness of about 1.5 centimeters," said Yousof Majidzadeh, head of excavation team in Jifort.

"This is the first time that such stone reliefs illustrating snake-men have been discovered in this historical site. However, scorpion-like human beings and eagle reliefs had previously been discovered in this historical site. These stone reliefs were carved on a flat stone cliff, and there are 12 circles on the arms of each of them. Most probably, it had an entertainment usage some 5000 years ago, something like today's backgammon. These circles are carved around the arms and the chests of the carved images. Similar instruments were seen in Burnt City as well, and archeologists believe that these must have been objects built for playing games," added Majidzadeh.

Nuwa of China

Clearly there are familial ties between these religions.

[edit on 22-2-2008 by Clearskies]

posted on Feb, 22 2008 @ 08:43 PM
Heracles fighting river serpent Aechelous.

Ottawa Indian lore tells of the beautiful daughter of chief Sleeping Bear. Her beauty was so stunning that the Chief kept her hidden from the eyes of young suitors by hiding her near the Detroit River in a covered canoe. The winds, awed by her beauty, blew the covers off the boat and the craft floated down the river. A keeper of the water gates, enamored by her charms, kidnapped the fair maiden and brought her to his wigwam. The winds, angry over his selfish actions, fell upon him, beating him until he died. The winds, sorry for uncovering her beauty, sent her back to her father, Chief Sleeping Bear. The chief, fearful other suitors would follow, placed the princess on an island in the Detroit River and sought the aid of the Great Spirits to protect his beloved daughter by surrounding the island with snakes.

Beautiful maiden, rape, water and snakes! ???

[edit on 22-2-2008 by Clearskies]

posted on Feb, 23 2008 @ 12:57 AM
reply to post by Clearskies

I researched further on Achelous and he's apparently the eldest son of Oceanus and Tethys. He's given the title as the ruler of the rivers . The legend about Hercules removing one of his horns is interesting. It says that Hercules gave the horn to the Naiads (who were associated with fresh water) and they transformed it into the Cornucopia, which means the horn of pleanty. This reference to fresh water and horn of pleanty could mean agricultural pleanty.

Achelous reminds me of the Aztec god Tlaloc. I found the quote below from the article about Quetzalcoatl.
Quetzalcoatl is described as a serpent, not Tlaloc.

while Tlaloc would be the god of earthly water, the water in lakes, caverns and rivers, and also of vegetation.

posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 10:55 PM
The similarity is striking, but I would like to refer to Joseph Campbell and Jung about the Archetypes and the universal subconscious and maybe that is how the art is similar, by coincidence.

One more thing, has anyone looked at the Mayan goddesses and symbols? To really go into outer space (literally) isn't the Milky Way a serpent and the center the womb of a Mayan goddess?

What about the constellation Ophiucus (sp?) the snake-handler which points towards the center of our galaxy?

Taken Mayan/Greek/Aztec art even further, the snakes surround the center of the galaxy (galactic arms of solar systems), the galactic center is the womb or the face of the Medusa/Aztec goddess, around which marches time (the Aztec calendar) while in Greece Athena, who is Wisdom, is shielded by the power within the heart of the galaxy?

And astronomers agree that we have a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. It would also make sense that the Aztec goddess would be ripped apart like the proto-galaxy and solar system to create the planet earth as we know it.

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