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originally posted by: zardust
a reply to: Logarock
I agree with Britain being pre-roman Christian. The Druids were priests of the same order as Abraham which is the order of Melchizedek. This is over the Levites order which is also a foreign and late addition to the religion of Israel and totally foreign to Britain as the Levites stayed with Judah.
The wheat plant grows, produces kernels, and then slowly dies down as the seeds mature. When the plant is completely dead and dry (gold color), it is time to harvest the grain. - See more at: jimlindlauf.areavoices.com...
originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: zardust
Did the Kabbalah come out of these people and their religion, or is that something else? I was reading my go-to man for the esoteric, Manly P Hall, and I noticed that in the Kabbalah they start with the trinity. The Celts were fascinated by the number 3, seen in the triskele etc:
Also, would this be the same pillow/pillar that ended up as our stone of destiny?
originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
There is something immensely 'right' about it, I agree.
It's got something to do with the golden ratio - I feel some more googling coming on!
ETA Don't stare at it too long - it's magic! But it is gorgeous.
Originally she was Goddess of the wild places, childbirth and the crossroads. These are all "in between spaces" that are associated with the spirit world; for the wilderness is not yet tame, birth is the moment of life where death stands in waiting and the three ways cross roads intersect at a point that is between all the directions. She was called upon by the ancients to provide protection and wisdom at these critical points.
Hypsuranius inhabited Tyre: and he invented huts constructed of reeds and rushes, and the papyrus. And he fell into enmity with his brother Usous, who was the inventor of clothing for the body which he made of the skins of the wild beasts which he could catch. And when there were violent storms of rain and wind, the trees about Tyre being rubbed against each other, took fire, and all the forest in the neighbourhood was consumed. And Usous having taken a tree, and broken off its boughs, was the first who dared to venture on the sea. And he consecrated two pillars to Fire and Wind, and worshipped them, and poured out upon them the blood of the wild beasts he took in hunting: and when these men were dead, those that remained consecrated to them rods, and worshipped the pillars, and held anniversary feasts in honour of them.
It has been variously explained by the red corals it contains; by the colour of the Edomite and Arabian Mountains, bordering its coasts; by the glow of the sky reflected in its waters; by the word edom (red), which the Greeks may have rendered literally; by the name of King Erythras, who reigned in the adjacent country.
Baetylus (also Bethel, or Betyl) is a word denoting a sacred stone, which was supposedly endowed with life. According to ancient sources, these objects of worship were meteorites, which were dedicated to the gods or revered as symbols of the gods themselves. An example is also mentioned at Bethel in Genesis 28:11-19.
In the Phoenician mythology related by Sanchuniathon, one of the sons of Uranus was named Baetylus.
The details of Tanit’s nature and powers are not really clear. Like Astarte, she had a complex personality (Markoe 2000:130). First and foremost, she was the mother deity of Carthage, protector of the city and provider of fertility. As such she seems to have been a deity of good fortune. Goddess of the heavens, she was often associated with the moon (Benko 2004: 23). Like Asherah, she had maritime connections and was a patron of sailors (Brody 1998: 32-33; Betlyon 1985: 54). There is also some indication that she had a warlike nature, as we would expect of the protector of a city (Ahlström 1986: 311).
On carvings, Tanit’s presence was often signaled by dolphins or other fish as befitted her patronage of sailors. Fertility symbols also abounded: pomegranates, palm trees, bunches of grapes, grain, leaves, and flowers. Indicators of her celestial connections were the crescent moon and sun. A caduceus entwined with what look like snakes might refer to Tanit as “She of the Snake” or, as one scholar has suggested, it might be a stylized version of Asherah’s sacred tree (Carter 1987: 378). Often, dove-like birds appear (Benko 2004: 24; Moscati 1999: 139).