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During the Vedic times Varuna, the Vedic water god became the God of the seas and rode on makara, which was called “the water monster vehicle”.
Makara is the vahana (vehicle) of the Ganga - the goddess of river Ganges and the sea god Varuna. It is also the insignia of the love god Kamadeva, Makara is the astrological sign of Capricorn
Makara is also the emblem of Kamadeva, the vedic god of love and desire. It is also known as ‘Makara-Ketu’ which means “long tailed makara.” It is the tenth sign of the Zodiac, called rāśi in Sanskrit, which is equivalent to the zodiacal sign of Capricorn
The name Kama-deva can be translated as 'god of love'. Deva means heavenly or divine. Kama meaning "desire" or "longing", especially as in sensual or sexual love.
`The expression yama means literally ‘twin-born, Yama and his sister YamiÏ are the primeval twins born to the ‘gandharva in the waters’ and Apya yosha, the ‘aqueous (water) nymph’
These details are sufficient to show that Yama and his twin sister YamiÏ belonged originally to the class of apsarases and gandharvas, the Indo-Aryan equivalent of the water nymphs of the Indus Age.
The earliest references to ara-makalir ‘divine damsels’ occur in the Cankam anthologies compiled in the early centuries C.E., but containing much older oral traditions.
They hailed from the sky (vani); they dwelt on the mountains (varai) and sported in the mountain streams (aruvi)
They were regarded as mythical,semi-divine beings and were most probably associated with serpent worship as indicated by the constant reference to ara ‘serpent’ , nisr-ara-makalir ‘water nymphs’
Why is the makara associated with love? It is not a beautiful creature, whether one looks at the original gharial or the ‘sea-monster’ of mythology.
The association would be incongruous but for the neat explanation offered by the Indus ‘gharial and fish’ motif :
The gharial is a fish-eating crocodile; the FISH signs in the Indus Script represent water nymphs (the ‘Dancing Girls attached to the Sacred Pool’). If the nymph is symbolised as the ‘fish’, what is more natural than symbolising the priest consorting with her as the fish-eating ‘gharial’?
The gharial does not represent the male nymph of the Indus Civilisation,corresponding to the gandharva, the male consort of the apsaras in Indo-Aryan tradition.
The male and the female Indus nymphs are both depicted by identical FISH signs and can be differentiated only by the gender-marking suffixes attached to them Hence the gharial must represent some other person with the right of cohabitation with the female nymphs.
In the present context, that person has to be the senior priest with access to the ‘Sacred Pool’ and the ‘love chambers’ built around it.
The gharial is a symbolic representation of the horned, seated male personage frequently depicted in the Indus art.
Varuna is one of the Adityas and considered to be an asura, when those beings were still god-like and had not yet degenerated into demons. He is also associated with the moon and Soma, in Soma's incarnation as the drink of the gods. Varuna is seen as a white man in golden armor riding a Makara holding a noose or lasso made from a snake.
Varuna is the keeper of the celestial waters, those which flow from the openings in the sky in the form of rain.
The presiding deity of the temple at Madurai is known as Minakshi. The name is traditionally translated as the ‘Fish-eyed (goddess)’.
However,considering that the insignia of the Pantiya dynasty was ‘twin carp’, it appears that the name of the deity has been Sanskritised from Dravidian min-atci ‘rule by the Fish (goddess)’.
Varuna did have his sinister aspects and was known to punish mortals who did not keep their word. He was the cosmic hangman and his usual method of punishment was to capture the offender with his noose. He was also a lord of the dead, a position he shared with Yama, and could confer immortality if he so chose.
Makara It is generally depicted as half terrestrial animal in the frontal part, in animal forms of an elephant, crocodile, stag, or deer, and in the hind part as an aquatic animal, in the form of a fish or seal tail. Sometimes, even a peacock tail is depicted
Pururavas, the son of Il|a, falls in love with UrvasiÏ. She consents to be with him but on the condition that she should not be seen naked by him.
The jealous gandharvas produce a flash of lightning when the couple are together, and Pururavas sees UrvasiÏ naked. She disappears instantly. Puru$ravas goes in search of her and, after a long time, finds her in the form of an aquatic bird swimming in a lake with other apsarases. The couple are eventually reunited, and Pururavas himself becomes a gandharva.
originally posted by: Urantia1111
a reply to: Kantzveldt
people were all completely full of sh!t such that they spent huge amounts of time, energy and resources to thoroughly and pains takingly record totally fictional fairytales every minute of the day for thousands of years. Yeah that makes a lot of sense.
originally posted by: Kantzveldt
a reply to: Urantia1111
It's true, they don't seem to care whether Venus reaches her secret place or not and the land wails...
As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul.”
~Origen, 3rd century CE Egyptian, Christian theologian.
Marvel not if we say that these are within thee, but understand that thou thyself art another world in little, and hast within thee the sun and the moon, and also the stars .
originally posted by: Ridhya
By the way that comparison to the Voynich book seems spot on... so what does that imply?
Inana speaks "My brother, awe-inspiring lord, let me ride with you to the mountains! Lord of heaven, awe-inspiring lord, lord, let me ride with you to the mountains;
I am unfamiliar with womanly matters, with ....... I am unfamiliar with womanly matters, with sexual intercourse! I am unfamiliar with womanly matters, with kissing! I am unfamiliar with sexual intercourse, I am unfamiliar with kissing!
"Whatever exists in the mountains, let us eat that. Whatever exists in the hills, let us eat that. In the mountains of herbs, in the mountains of cedars, in the mountains of cedars, the mountains of cypresses, whatever exists in the mountains, let us eat that.
The close affinity between Enki and the Goatfish is manifest on numerous entitlement stones where the Goatfish is often combined with other astral symbols associated with him such as the turtle or the Ram-headed staff
Despite the strong affinity to Enki, astrology texts list the regent of the Goatfish as the little-known goddess Tašmetu. Her name is derived from the Akkadian word šamû, and can be roughly translated as ‘the granter of requests’
Tašmetu shares aspects with Nanaya, particularly in her associations with sex and wisdom. Tašmetu is mentioned in association with both sexual attractiveness and wisdom in first-millennium prayers from the city of Kalhu. The same prayer also describes Tašmetu as a "goddess of sex appeal and sensuality" and "mistress of the lovers in the inhabited world"