reply to post by FriedBabelBroccoli
I want to point out some faults I see though. Maybe your fleshed out revision plans on covering some of these points. As a comparative religions
student, and a lover of all things mythology, I think your thesis here lacks a few things.
01. Saturn, traditionally, is a planet ruling over two signs: Capricorn and Aquarius. Only in modern Occult studies do Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto take
over for Saturn, Mars, and Venus second signs. I see a lot of focus on Capricorn, but almost nothing about Aquarius.
02. the scythe used by Cronus to castrate Ouranos was not representative of the Angel of Death. Indo-European mythology did not have an Angel of
Death. The scythe is representative of the fertility aspects of the Primordial Gods (Nyx, Erebus, Gaia, Tartarus, Ouranos). By giving it to Cronus,
Gaia is passing the fertile aspects from the Primordial God, representing terrestrial formation, on to the new generation, the Titans, representing
naturally occurring cycles on the Earth. The castration is about fertilization; the blood and seed spilled during the castration becomes Aphrodite
(the beautiful sea), the Cyclopes (architects of the world), and several other forces. Cronus inherits the fertility aspects of his father, and a new
age is begun.
The association with the Titan race as Earth-cycles seems to be a lesser-known theory on them, let me outline it quick for you here, perhaps it can be
used in your own theory. To begin with, you have to understand the Generations of Indo-European and eventually Greek deities.
Everything begins with CHAOS, which births two principles: the feminine creatrix (called Nyx) and the masculine seed (called Erebus) who represent
night and darkness. From their merger are born the masculine Underworld (called Tartarus), and the feminine Earth (called Gaia). From their union
comes the neutral, Ouroborus-deity called Ouranos, who represents the sky. This takes care of the inanimate, primal, and primordial forces of
existence in their mythology.
Ouranos then births the Titan race, originally 9 in number. They each come to represent an inanimate, although life-like aspect of the Earth. They
become personifications of nature-cycles.
Cronus, who was still honored in the Kronia, represented the the Harvest, a method of time still recognized by all agriculture societies, including
modern ones. Rhea represents the fertile Earth, inheriting Gaia's position, Rhea comes to represent Nature.
Oceanus as the second generation Lord of the Sea comes to represent the cycle of flood and drought. He is the force of the untamed seas. Tethys,
Oceanus' wife, represents the tidal cycle, which can be used to calculate seasonal changes, as well as the time of the day.
Hyperion, the "distant one" is believed to be the Sun, or the North Star. In either case, he is a measurement of stellar time, as opposed to lunar,
harvest, or seasonal time. Theia, as Hyperion's wife, represents the same concept, but she is the light itself, over the source.
Iapetus is the Titan of mortal life spans, vegetation, animal life, etc. Obvious.
Coeus represents the axial rotation of Earth around the pole star, or, the seasonal rotation of Earth, which inspired so much mythology.
Mnemosyne, finally, is the mother of the muses. The creative principle, which goes hand-in-hand with time. She comes to represent the dormant
potential in all things.
The final 3 Titans, scholarly, were believed to have been added to balance the 12 Olympians, and have different offices, inconsistent with the
original 9 Titans.
03. The dating of mythology back 15,000 years is incorrect. Mythology, as a concept, is only approximately 10,000 years old, with true myth only
emerging about 6,000 years ago (4000 BC). Sumerian mythology where Enki has his origins, has almost no Saturnine influence. The reason Enki has a
goat-fish association is because his office was as Lord of the Two Waters (the Tigris and Euphrates), and as the Lord of the Fertile Earth. Enki was
the true ruler of the Earth, which is why in primitive mythology he "spills his semen like rain across the fields" to fertilize them (the word for
semen, and for rain, were the same thing in Sumer).
Enki only receives a truly Saturnine influence when the people of Akkad conquer Sumer, and the city-state of Babylon is erected. In Babylonian myth,
unlike in Sumer, there is the introduction of the Chaos Serpent, Tiamat, who represents the Void, or Non-being. In Babylon the state-god Marduk rises
to power, through his mythology of slaying Tiamat. After Marduk inherits the earth, Enki goes to live in the Apsu, at the foot of Tiamat. Meaning,
Enki becomes the wise-god who lives at the furthest reaches of existence: Saturn. The Saturnine influences were added to Enki, he was not conceived
~ Wandering Scribe