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A star for you. I have no patience with magic (especially when spelled with a 'K') or mysticism, but from a psychological or mythological perspective you are more or less spot-on – except for the moon-goddess stuff. It wasn't just the Greeks, you know. According to this list of lunar deities, goddesses predominate over gods in most regions outside Africa and the ancient Near East (that is to say, interestingly, everywhere except in what are probably the oldest areas of human occupation). You might say the Moon was a transgendered deity.
Second, you left out the scariest Classical goddess of all: Cybele.
You also left out what should have been Exhibit A in your disquisition
Originally posted by Wandering Scribe
reply to post by kkrattiger
Sorry, Kkrattiger, I don't usually start my own threads on here.
I find that pertinent, well-researched information as the fulcrum of a thread itself is often ignored by the majority. The less plausible, believable, and researched a thing is, the more the average ATSer will consider it to be the Truth. So, really, I just try to speckle other, more ridiculous posts with some researched opinions on the same topic. (No offense Manula!)
Really, the only way to find the information is to do the digging yourself.
The East Asian faiths, Hinduism, the Sikhs, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, are not really my bag of tricks, unfortunately. I'm probably not the best choice for learning about a thangka. My knowledge of their creation and purpose would be no deeper than what a Wiki, or Google search might yield, as I don't personally study schools of thought which exist within the Wheel of Saṃsāra.
I'm willing to take a stab at a question if you have one, but I can't make any promises I'll know the answer.
Thanks for the compliments on my posts!
edit on 5/6/13 by Wandering Scribe because: (no reason given)
PS: Scribe, i was talking about the meaning of planets in astrology not in mythology, Saturn ate their kids in mythology but in astrology he is not malefic at all, Saturn is the teacher, the master, makes you learn lessons with experience, makes you grow in maturity, its hard work and turning into an adult.
So you are so good, mr know it all, but you didn't even try to understand what i was saying...
I cant give much value and credit to your attitude, sorry.
Oh, and no stars, sorry