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"The Tau or Tav means "cross," and is the final letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It is numbered 300 in the Greek and 400 in the Hebrew numerical alphabet.
The tau corresponds astrologically with the planet Saturn and the concept of finality. "
"The mark was associated with the absolution of sin and may have been the original "mark of Cain" of the Old Testament.
In the Hebrew kabbala, the Tav represents the completion of creation and is an emblem of infinity. In the visions of Ezekiel,
it is the sign etched on the foreheads of priests and initiates. The Greek Tau is associated with the letter Theta,
an emblem of death originally symbolized by a cross in a circle or a skull."
""The Tau was adopted as the emblem of the Franciscan order of monks, and during
the renaissance it was used in religious paintings to denote monks, pilgrims, and wandering hermits."
"The Tau was a special symbol of Saint Anthony, considered the progenitor of monasticism,
and may have referred to the "T" in the word "Theos," God. "
"It is assumed the the biblical symbolism of the Tau stems from the ancient cult of Tammuz,
a vegetation god whose annual death and resurrection was commemorated by ritual mourners who marked their foreheads with the cross.
Tammuz, like Christ, was associated with fishing and shepherding."
"Esoterically, the Tau represents a gate or opening, symbolic death.
In the Victorian magical Order of the Golden Dawn, the Tau was the "sign of the Enterer,"
a posture that symbolized the opening path of the Kabbalistic tree of life, connecting the
sphere of Malkuth (earth) with that of Yesod (the moon). It was strongly associated with
the World or Universe card in the tarot, and emblematic of the cross of life juxtaposed on
the sphere of matter- a symbol of death as initiation."
"Before it became the monogram of Christ, the chi rho was the monogram of Chronos
(whose name also begins with a Chi-rho), the god of time, and an emblem of several solar deities.
The Chi-ro is also the origin of the tradition of abbreviating "Christ" in "christian" or "Christmas" to "X."
The small letters in the image are the alpha and omega.
In Hebrew, Chi-Rho equates to Tav-Resh. The chi rho was used in hermetic alchemical texts to denote time."
"Folk theories about the origin of the symbol ? note its similarity to the Eye of Horus, or to the ancient symbol for Zeus or Jupiter, (?), gods whose protection may have been sought in medical contexts."
"Two Yuds in a row designate the name of God Adonai and in pointed texts are written with the vowels of Adonai; this is done as well with the Tetragrammaton."
According to Borges, Bahamut is the giant fish that Jesus beholds in the 496th night of the One Thousand and One Nights. Bahamut in this telling is a giant fish swimming in a vast ocean. It carries a bull on its head; the bull bears a rock, and above the rock is an angel who carries the seven stages of the earths. Beneath Bahamut is an abyss of air, then fire, and beneath that a giant serpent called Falak.
"Brahma (nominative singular), brahman (stem) (neuter gender) means the concept of the transcendent and immanent ultimate reality of the One Godhead or Supreme Cosmic Spirit in Hinduism"
"Aphrodite (her name means "born of the foam") is a Greek goddess of love, passion, sexuality, sensuality, the arts, pleasure, beauty, fertility, joy and she is, of course, a goddess of the sea from which she emerged. She is the elixir of life, the lifeforce that courses through us all.¹ She is also a death goddess and has her darker side. (Hey, what can you expect from a goddess of love and passion?) To the Ancient Greeks she was known as the Goddess of Death-in-Life, which may be derived in part from the orgasms (sometimes known as "little deaths") that were had in her honor and probably has deeper spiritual connotations, as well. In Athens she was acknowledged as the Eldest of the Fates and sister of the Erinnyes. She was called Melaenis - Black One, Scotia - Dark One, Androphonos - Man-Slayer, and Epitymbria - Of the Tombs."
"As an adjective, the Greek word f?sf???? is applied in the sense of "light-bringing" to, for instance, the dawn, the god Dionysos, pine torches, the day; and in the sense of "torch-bearing" as an epithet of several god and goddesses, especially Hecate but also of Artemis/Diana and Hephaestus."
"As a consequence, the love goddess aspect was separated from the personification of dawn in a number of traditions, including Roman Venus vs. Aurora, and Greek Aphrodite vs. Eos. The name of Aphrodite ?f??d?t? may still preserve her role as a dawn goddess, etymologized as "she who shines from the foam [ocean]" (from aphros "foam" and deato "to shine")"
Some of Mut's many titles included World-Mother, Eye of Ra, Queen of the Goddesses, Lady of Heaven, Mother of the Gods, and She Who Gives Birth, But Was Herself Not Born of Any.
Indeed, since Egyptian white vultures have no significant differing markings between female and male of the species, being without sexual dimorphism, the Egyptians believed they were all females, who conceived their offspring by the wind herself, another parthenogenic concept.
Originally posted by HanzHenry
reply to post by muzzleflash
what are your thoughts on etymology as posted by the guy on youtube "truthiracy"? his 'History of a police officer" and "Bull God of the bible" series are both some of the best on youtube. .. BY FAR... in this genre.
a lot of his videos are factual and I have yet to find anyone that has debunked him.. the close minded bible thumpers always fail..lol
On to your works, imho there are a "cabal" of druid/royalty masters behind it ALL.
edit on 17-8-2013 by HanzHenry because: ideas
Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
reply to post by muzzleflash
The problem is though that Lucifer corresponds to the planet Venus; not Saturn. Venus is the planet of Love....
"Selene moon goddess, from Greek selene "moon," related to selas "light, brightness, flame," from PIE root *swel- "to burn" (cf. Sanskrit svargah "heaven," Lithuanian svilti "to singe," Old English swelan "to be burnt up," Middle Low German swelan "to smolder"); related to swelter, sultry.
c.1400, frequentative of swelten "be faint (especially with heat), " late 14c., from Old English sweltan "to die," from Proto-Germanic *swel- (cf. Old Saxon sweltan "to die," Old Norse svelta "to put to death, starve," Gothic sviltan "to die"), originally "to burn slowly," hence "to be overcome with heat or fever;" also the source of Old English swelan "to burn," from PIE root *swel- "to shine, burn" (see Selene). For specialization of words meaning "to die," cf. starve.
The Egyptian name, Kemet, means "black country," possibly in reference to the rich delta soil. The Arabic is Misr, which is derived from Mizraim, the name of a son of Biblical Ham.
mid-14c., camelion, from Old French caméléon, from Latin chamaeleon, from Greek khamaileon "the chameleon," from khamai "on the ground" (also "dwarf"), akin to chthon "earth" (see chthonic) + leon "lion" (see lion). Perhaps the large head-crest on some species was thought to resemble a lion's mane. The classical -h- was restored in English early 18c. Figurative sense of "variable person" is 1580s. It formerly was supposed to live on air (cf. "Hamlet" III.ii.98).
Originally posted by filledcup
Lucifer is the 'false light',