How we going? Anyway I have always had a fascination with the great Leonardo Davinci and especially the conspiracies that seem to surround arguably
his greatest work, The Mona Lisa.
The Mona Lisa
First let's break down the name-Mona Lisa. Mona itself aside from other meanings mean "moon" (our Moon), and Lisa itself means "oath to god" So
Mona Lisa can literally be translated as "Oath to the moon God." We all know Leonardo had a fondness for cryptology and incorporated codes and
hidden meanings in many of his works, why should what he claimed to be his greatest work be any different?
Next, it is often stated the the Mona Lisa is a hermaphrodite. Hmmm Hermaphroditic moon god?
The In-nin-sa-gur-ra says, ‘She (Ishtar) changes the right side (male) into the left side (female), she changes the left side into the right side,
she turns a man into a woman, she turns a woman into a man, she adorns a man as a woman, she adorns a woman as a man. So judging from this it would
seem Ishtar was in fact a hermaphrodite. Also we mustn't forget that Ishtar was the god/goddess of the moon.
So judging from the above points so far it could be that "the Mona Lisa" is actually the Hermaphroditic moon god "Ishtar."
Now I think we should examine the background of "The Mona Lisa". It seems to be drawn in detail as great as the subject of the picture itself and
not just against a sky backdrop like so many other portraits. It is incredibly detailed, jagged peaks, red glowing stones and not a single living
creature to be seen besides Ishtar herself. However despite the hellish bottom there does seem to be a tranquility about it, like it was ended
abruptly and the top is such a lush scene...
Now the most famous legend of Ishtar is that of her descent and escape of the underworld, however it is never actually explained as to her motives for
entering in the first place, Only speculations.
The Descent of Ishtar
In it, it speaks of the Ishtar removing a piece of clothing at every gate until she is completely naked, this immediately made me think of Gian
Giacomo Caprotti da Oreno, one of Da Vinci's students and painter of "the Monna Vanna" sometimes called the naked Mona Lisa. Was the Monna Vanna a
clue to the Ishtar factor of the original Mona Lisa? To me it certainly seems like it. In the legend it also speaks of Ereshkigal unleashing 60
diseases upon Ishtar, now when we look at experts opinions on the Mona Lisa we find that a large number generally conclude that "she" was sick, with
a number of afflictions. Again more evidence relating to the legend of Ishtar.
Mona Lisa was sick
Hushbishag or Ereshkigal was at the time the Goddess of the underworld and known as "the lady of the book" in it were contained the time of death of
all living things. Now look closely at the picture of the "Mona Lisa" gently protected under her hands and morphing into a chair we have what seems
to be, a book? Is it possible Da Vinci believed Ishtar went to the Underworld and left with the closely guarded book???
Does the Mona Lisa depict the end of the world? There is Ishtar in all her hermaphroditic glory, at the end of humanity holding the book that
prophesied it. Maybe that enigmatic smile is a knowing smile, one there because she knows when it all ends? Is the background representing the end of
humans and then the re-birth of nature?
Now this is all really rough as I only started piecing this together an hour or so ago and I'm kind of in a rush (it's Saturday night and I got's
to get my drink on
) but I thought I'd put it there to gage some responses and see what others opinions were on this, and if they have any ideas
about what it's all about (if anything).
Anyways hope y'all keep safe, have a good one.
[edit on 9-1-2010 by Occy Anonymous]