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Originally posted by Matyas
Originally posted by seagrassAll I can see is your avi's Mitre/hat. lol. I posted an earlier link to some Indian myths, it might be in there somewhere.
Ah yes, that is Saint Isidore of Seville, soon to be the official patron saint of the Internet.
And those relics might have gender, but they aint from these here parts.
The search term is AKANKHEYYA SUTTA. Therein is many a wonder. I will look for her there.
Perhaps the huluppu was the World Tree, which connects heaven, earth, and underworld.Inanna rescued the huluppu tree at the time of beginnings, "when what was needful had first come forth." Is it possible that the huluppu tree was among the "needful"? Perhaps the huluppu was the World Tree, which connects heaven, earth, and underworld (Campbell 1965: 486-89). In other mythologies, the World Tree usually has a serpent in its roots and often a bird in its branches (Campbell 1964: 41).
I found this from your source to be particularly interesting.
Christmas day (December 25th) was usurped and inaccurately fixed by Christians from the Roman festival of Mithra. It came in turn from the Celt festival of the winter solstice, an astronomical event the druids observed to set the exact beginning of the new solar year - the same calculation brahmins made in India."
the number three was significant to both cultures too.
The ring bears the miniature Lingam and Yoni, of Hindu adoration: round and over which is wreathed the Serpent; on either side is the Sacred Bull....After suggesting the reasons which occur at first sight of the ring, for pronouncing it to be of Hindu origin,
An elaborate terra-cotta cult stand from ancient Taanach in northern Israel may have been used in the worship of Astarte (Gadon 1989:174, Figure 97). Just over twenty-one inches in height, it dates to the tenth century BCE, during the period when the Israelites were establishing themselves in the land (Hadley 2000:169). In the center of the bottom level, as if underpinning everything, stands a naked goddess controlling two flanking lions. The second register contains an empty, door-like space flanked by winged sphinxes wearing goddess locks. On the next level, two ibexes nibble at a sacred tree, a scene which is flanked by lions. The top register is occupied by a quadruped, either a bull calf or a young horse, which strides between two door posts. Above it is a rayed or winged sun disc.
Matrifocus.com ( there was no link button loading)
The female figure on the bottom register underpins everything; she is the foundation of all and so queen of heaven, earth, and underworld. She is both life and death, the latter present in the menacing lions which she controls. Above her, there looms both the door to her shrine and the mystic entrance to her realm both on earth and in the underworld. More important, it is the symbol of her essential nature: like Sumerian Inanna, she embodies change (Stuckey 2001:95). To enter into her realm is to undergo transformation, whether by dying on the battlefield, being born, falling in love, engaging in sexual activity, or leaving the ordinary and, through ritual, entering sacred time and space. The tree on level three is yet another statement of the goddess's presence, and, like her, it has its branches in the heavens, its trunk on the earth, and its roots reaching toward the world beneath the earth (Stuckey 2001:101). The animal on the fourth level, which I think may be a bull calf, probably represents her consort, the storm god, whose function it is to bring rain to fertilize the earth so that the life cycle can go on.
The first example refers to the story of Theseus who killed the Minotaur at the labyrinth of Knossos. On his way back to Athens, Theseus stopped at Delos where he offered sacrifice to the gods for having saved him. During the sacrifice, he danced a dance with serpentine movements which represented his tortuous path through the maze and the tight ring in which the fight with the Minotaur took place. This is the dance of the labyrinth or Geranos ( Geranos ) as it is known in the ancient texts. Historians put this myth at the time of the power of the Minoan civilization, that is more than 3000 years ago.
Other researchers claim that winding patterns are very common in the dances of many people. However, in most other regions these dances and formations are associated with the snake. In the Greek world, however, these dances are associated with Theseus and the labyrinth.
Matrifocal is what that Matrifocus.com site is about I think. From your wiki source they list animals who are matriarchal. Naked Mole Rats, I had to laugh at that one. It would be a great name for a band.
Im not having much luck finding serpents in matriarchal societies and the rites and rituals pertaining to them. I think this is cause white anthropologists group political decisions into the criteria of matriarchal. But if we look at matrilinial then we stumble upon something that may tie into the grand scheme of things.
I am looking forward to it. And I am learning right along with you. But thanks for the support.
Ill be back with more cause I went to the state library and found a gem. I know what the Wandjinas are.