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Enki (Sumerian: dEN.KI(G)𒂗𒆠) was a god in Sumerian mythology, later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology. He was originally patron god of the city of Eridu, but later the influence of his cult spread throughout Mesopotamia and to the Hittites and Hurrians. He was the deity of crafts (gašam); mischief; water, seawater, and lakewater (a, aba, ab), intelligence (gestú, literally "ear") and creation (Nudimmud: nu, likeness, dim mud, make bear). He was associated with the southern band of constellations called stars of Ea, but also with the constellation AŠ-IKU, the Field (Square of Pegasus). His sacred number name was "40".
Originally posted by ZeeSquared
It baffles me that this thread doesn't have more flags and stars than it already has. This is, in my opinion, the straw on the camel's back. The smoking gun of where God's antagonist comes from. Ask someone "Who or what is Lucifer?" and the answer most of time will be biblical.
It's scary how the meaning of Lucifer has been embedded into our psyche and culture, while it's true meaning is suppressed. I suppose it's better to have someone believe in something that causes fear and control, rather than a star that can be studied and observed.
The next time someone mentions Lucifer around my hometown, I can now state:
"Lucifer? I see Lucifer all the time in the morning."
"I watch Lucifer through a telescope."
"Lucifer orbits the Sun."
"Lucifer is bright."
And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
And I will give him the morning star.
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
2 Peter 1:16-21
(16) For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
(17) For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
(18) And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
(19) We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
(20) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
(21) For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Originally posted by BeastMaster2012
Originally posted by Phage
Aren't all the sides and angles of a pentagram supposed to be the same?
Here are the five conjunctions starting with the next transit of Venus across the Sun (just for the hell of it).
Here's what the conjunctions look like. It's not a very pretty pentagram. Pretty sloppy actually. No two sides are the same length. No two angles are the same.
Just about any 5 points set around a circle will form this kind of "pentagram".
[edit on 5/9/2010 by Phage]
Yes it is not perfect, i agree. If you look at the image i supplied in the OP, you can see that when the pentagram is suppose to close it does not.
Nonetheless, it is extremely close and pretty amazing. There are some other interesting things about Venus:
Venus rotates very slowly. While a day on Earth takes just 24 hours to complete, a day on Venus is 243 of our Earth days. Even stranger, Venus rotates backwards compared to all the other planets in the Solar System. If you could fly up above the Solar System and then look down at the planets, all of them are turning in a counter-clockwise direction. Except Venus. It's rotating in a clockwise direction.
And one more interesting thing from the same website:
Astronomers measure the brightness of objects in the night sky by their magnitude. Only the Sun and the Moon are brighter than Venus. Its brightness can range between -3.8 to -4.6 magnitude, but it's always brighter than the brightest stars in the sky.
Venus can be so bright that it actually casts shadows. Find a dark night, when the Moon isn't in the sky, and check it out for yourself.
I find this fascinating. Guess who else had the same feelings about Venus? The people who built Newgrange!
There is evidence that Newgrange was not only built to track the winter solstice, but also to track Venus!
On only one of those occasions does Venus pass across the aperture of the Newgrange lightbox, at the point of its cycle where she is at her brightest. On this morning, exactly 24 minutes before sunlight enters the chamber, light from the sun bounces off the surface of the planet Venus and enters the chambers at Newgrange as a collimated beam through the lightbox. For about 15 minutes the chamber is brightly illuminated by the cold, steely light of a full Venus, the third brightest object in the sky. As the ghostly light of Venus moves off the slot, the warm golden light of the sun fills the chamber before it also moves on and the chamber returns to darkness. On all other occasions Venus rises too far north for its light to enter the carefully designed lightbox.
This is pretty amazing. On the same site i found this part particularly interesting:
In Freemasonry, the light of Venus is associated with resurrection. The kings and pharaohs of ancient Egypt were considered to be sons of god because they were resurrected to the light of Venus rising from the direction of the “Way of Horus” over the Sinai.
Venus is very unique. There are so many other things to talk about Venus but i will save it for another thread.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Originally posted by TarzanBeta
reply to post by TruthSeeker8300
Agreed Truth Seeker.
As well, Lucifer was NEVER referred to as or thought of as "lux-fer". I don't know... who said that... but the reason why the name is "Lucifer" is because it is Lucis Fer - with the "s" taken out for poetic license. The reason it is Lucis is because it is the indirect object. The light is being brought, "fer". So, no, it is not lux-fer, but Lucis Fer. And there are many lucifers referred to in the Bible. The difference is that the Satan or adversary used to be a lucifer and still portrays himself as a lucifer. But in reality, is the advocate of challenge. He is the one who troubles us and seeks to bring us down. It is his job to make sure we all fail.
[edit on 5/9/2010 by TarzanBeta]
Originally posted by BeastMaster2012
By quickly using the following website, i confirmed that Mercury and Earth make a Star of David.
Now please know i QUICKLY made this by estimating the inferior and superior conjunctions. I did not look up the dates of the conjunctions, using that program i just guessed because i do not have much time. I will spend more time and make a better one later unless someone else wants to do this.
Originally posted by BeastMaster2012
reply to post by MaxBlack
Yes that link is a great resource for Venus research, it's a great starting point. I used the image you are talking about in my opening post to show how it doesn't make an exact pentagram but is off by a few days. I know some people will take that and say there is no pentagram because it is not perfect but who cares? It's off by about 1 day.