reply to post by Kantzveldt
Myths, legends, and Folk Tails, past down through the ages, always (as mentioned) have a grain of truth hidden within it's central core..
But the problem with using this as a "scientific" extrapolation of information, is akin to using a Rorschach test to explain Quantum Mechanics..
"ANY" interpretation is the correct one for the observer (investigator)..
So we (being human) use our vast skill in pattern recognition abilities, to try and discern some meaning from the stories told through the ages, even
written upon stone, and other materials of the ages..
We deduce a purpose of an object in the past, as to it's function, meaning, and purpose, when in fact, if items from the 1800's was to be presented
to a modern day scientist, with nothing more then sketchy pictures to it's explain it's meaning, the modern day archaeologist would be left with a
tremendous amount of hypotheticals as to it's usages, when in fact, (as an example) the very object, was "one part" of a simple farm based
apparatus, and by itself could no more function as an individual unit, then you could stop breathing and continue to live..
I would dearly love to get on some roads and or paths that people produce as a solution (really I would) but that's a personal desire, which is rife
with my own interpretations of data...
Scientifically, what you state, is simply "legends", and legends "remain" legends until proof in the physical can verify the origins, and discern
(strip away) the embellishments, and distortions from the actual event(s)..
Troy was such a legend, but the archaeologist did not stop with hypotheticals, he actually discerned the meaning, did surveys, worked "hard
evidence" to finally arrive at the location of where it "should be" and even then, it was a 50/50 shot in the dark as to wither or not Troy was
there to begin with..
Once found however, many old legends of it's size, wealth, and power, were either verified, abolished, or "altered" to fit "reality" as evidence
by physical proof..
The SAME methodologies needs to be applied here in this case...
We have a legend of three holes for which three people arrived from, three doorways, gateways, and such that are where the central characters were
supposed to come from and return to..
Going on that alone, one is left with one simple "starter" question as the crux of the entire premise:
"Where are the three doorways/holes" that are spoken of?....
Without those being found, verified, and proven by more then a single individuals research, we are back where we started at, left with simply
I would love to see this turn out like the city of Troy was, but that was a rare exception in archeology, because he was able to garner enough support
to be able to dig and actually find the city of Troy...
With everything being about monetary means (the bottom line as it were) nowadays, and with education being geared toward a business moniker, instead
of pure research for the sake of clarity and innovation, I'm afraid this will never be more then what it is currently....