Monday, September 23, 2013

Aeneas - The Trojan Prince Who Founded Rome


Aeneas was a Trojan prince who escaped with his father Anchises and a few other Trojans after the fall of Troy to the Greeks.  He was said to have been the son of Aphrodite and Anchises.  He went to Carthage first and fell in love with Queen Dido.  He had to leave her because the Gods told him his destiny was in Italy.

When Aeneas left, Queen Dido was heart-broken and died.  Aeneas went to Italy and founded Rome.  From his bloodline came Romulus and Remus and all of the Caesars and Kings of Rome.  His descendant King Brutus went to England with several other Romans and founded the Pendragon line of kings all the way through King Arthur up until William the Conqueror came in.  These Trojans/Romans called themselves Danaan.  Some of their people went to Ireland and probably were the Tuatha De Danaan.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Apollo and Daphne


Daphne was a girl that Apollo fell in love with.  But Daphne was not in love with Apollo.  He was smitten with her and chased her, but she called for her father to help her.  She turned into a laurel/bay tree as Apollo was able to catch her and hold her.  Because he could never love her this way, he honored her memory by creating the laurel/bay wreath in her honor and memory.

Apollo also travelled with Dionysus-Osiris on his global journeys to civilize the world.

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The above picture is a screenshot of a website for Ampelos Cellars.  Ampelos was the friend of Dionysus who died when trying to ride a bull.  Dionysus invented wine and named the vine after Ampelos.  This is an example of how the stories from mythology are all around us, today.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Krishna is Dionysus-Osiris


For those that are familiar with my work, you will know that Dionysus is thrice-born.  Once as the child Zagreus who was killed, once from his mother Semele as Dionysus-Osiris, and once from the thigh of Zeus.  However, my research has found an even older Dionysus who was the son of Ammon and who came before Zagreus (I will discuss this later).  But without a doubt, Krishna is also Dionysus-Osiris and is often represented as a child and young man in the same manner as Dionysus.  He was killed as a young man, too.  Per Wikipedia:
According to Mahabharata, the Kurukshetra war resulted in the death of all 100 sons of Gandhari. On the night before Duryodhana's death, Lord Krishna visited Gandhari to offer his condolences. Gandhari felt that Krishna knowingly did not put an end to the war, and in a fit of rage and sorrow, Gandhari cursed that Krishna, along with everyone else from yadu dynasty, would perish after 36 years. Krishna himself knew and wanted this to happen as he felt that the Yadavas had become very haughty and arrogant(adharmi), so he ended Gandhari's speech by saying "tathastu".[80][81][82]
At a festival, a fight broke out between the Yadavas, who killed each other. His elder brother, Balarama, then gave up his body using Yoga. Krishna retired into the forest and started meditating under a tree. The Mahabharata also narrates the story of a hunter who kills Krishna. The hunter Jara, mistook Krishna's partly visible left foot for that of a deer, and shot an arrow, wounding and killing him mortally. After he realised the mistake, Krishna told Jara, "O Jara, you were Vaali in your previous birth, killed by myself as Rama in Tretayuga. Here you had a chance to even it and since all acts in this world are done as desired by me, you need not worry for this". Krishna's soul then ascended to heaven, while his mortal body was cremated by Arjuna.[83][84][85]

 The Kurukshetra War is believed to date variously from 6000 BCE to 500 BCE,[1] based on the astronomical and literary information from Mahābhārata. The history of the Kurukshetra War is also traced to the Battle of the Ten Kings mentioned in Rigveda.[2]
Could the Kurukshetra war have been the war of the Titans?  Or could this have been the wars of Dionysus as described in the Dionysiaca?  Could the Battle of the Ten Kings have been the Titanomachy?  I will research this further.  The timing would place this war at about 8000 years ago which is less than my time estimates of about 16,000 to 17,000 years ago.

The Many Names of Zeus

If I see anyone equate Enki with Loki or Satan, I am going to lose it. Enki is not Loki.  As I have written about in my books, the key to my mythological unification theory is the "murdered son" as well as comparative mythology and comparative archaeology.  I am still zeroing in on all of the names of these people from the past, but let me list what I have so far for Zeus:

Jupiter Sabazios
Odin or Othin
The Jade Emperor
Arabian Cronus

Delphinic Apollo

Zeus is not Satan- get that through your heads.

If anyone qualifies for Satan it is Prometheus who has other names such as:


The murdered son is Dionysus-Osiris and his other names include:

Red Horn
Aengus (possibly)
Ni Lang
Io Bacchus

I have other names for the rest of these ancient people that I will post later.  I have yet to discover many more of their names in other mythologies.  If you would like to learn more, read my books.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

List of Ancient Roman and Greek Monoliths/Temples/Ruins

Here is a list of ancient Greek/Roman ruins/temples/monoliths from Wikipedia:

Greek monoliths

Below a selection of Greek monoliths sorted by their date.

DateBuilding / ObjectLocationMonolithWeight
(in t)
~650 BCNikandre Dedication[5]Delos, Greek islesFigure~1110.25
~650 BCFortification wall [5]Leontinoi, SicilyWall blocks~1111.75
~640 BCTemple of Poseidon [5]Isthmus, Greek mainlandWall blocks~1110.5
~630 BCTemple A [5]Prinias, CreteFrieze slab~1110.5
~610–590 BCSounion Kouros [5]Sounion, Greek mainlandFigure111~2
~610–590 BCNaxian colossos [5]Delos, Greek islesBase~1134
~610–590 BCNaxian colossos [5]Delos, Greek islesFigure11~23
~590–580 BCTemple of Artemis [5]Kerkyra, Greek islesPediment slab, central~1113.25
~590–580 BCTemple of Artemis [5]Kerkyra, Greek islesArchitrave block~1115 or 6.25
~565 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Syracuse, SicilyStylobate block~1124
~565 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Syracuse, SicilyColumn shaft~1135
~565 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Syracuse, SicilyArchitrave block~1120.25
~560–550 BCTemple of Artemis [5]Ephesos, Asia MinorArchitrave block, central~1141.25
~555 BCOlympieion [5]Syracuse, SicilyStylobate block~1120.25
~550–530 BCTemple C [5]Selinunte, SicilyStylobate block~1112.5
~550–530 BCTemple C [5]Selinunte, SicilyArchitrave block~1116
~540 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Corinth, Greek mainlandColumn shaft~1126
~540 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Corinth, Greek mainlandArchitrave block~1110
~535 BCTemple D [5]Selinunte, SicilyArchitrave block~1113.75
~525 BCTemple FS [5]Selinunte, SicilyArchitrave block~1121
~520–409 BCTemple of Apollo ('GT') [5]Selinunte, SicilyColumn drum in quarry (Cave di Cusa)~1173
~520–409 BCTemple of Apollo ('GT') [5]Selinunte, SicilyArchitrave block~1140
~520–409 BCTemple of Apollo ('GT') [5]Selinunte, SicilyCornice block~1112.5
~520 BCColossos of Apollona [5]Naxos, Greek islesFigure11~69
~520 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Naxos, Greek islesLintel block~1122
~520 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Naxos, Greek islesThreshold~1122.25
~520 BCTemple at Parikia [5]Paros, Greek islesLintel block11~22
~515 BCFrom about that time on, cranes are assumed to have become common on Greek construction sites, leading to a sharp reduction of block sizes.[2]
~515 BCOlympieion [5]Athens, Greek mainlandColumn drum~1119
~500–406 BCOlympieion [5]Akragas, SicilyAbacus block, central~1111.5
~500–406 BCOlympieion [5]Akragas, SicilyArchitrave block~1119.25
~500–406 BCOlympieion [5]Akragas, SicilyArchitrave block~1111
~500–406 BCOlympieion [5]Akragas, SicilyArchitrave block~1114
~500–406 BCOlympieion [5]Akragas, SicilyMetope block, lower (angle)~1113.5
~500–406 BCOlympieion [5]Akragas, SicilyCornice block~1111.5
~500 BCTemple of Aphaia [5]Aigina, Greek islesColumn shaft~1116
~480–460 BCTemple ER [5]Selinunte, SicilyArchitrave block~1117
~468–457 BCTemple of Zeus [5]Olympia, Greek mainlandStylobate block~1118.5
~468–457 BCTemple of Zeus [5]Olympia, Greek mainlandArchitrave block~1116.5
~460 BCTemple of 'Poseidon' [5]Paestum, Magna GraeciaArchitrave block~1111.5
~448–437 BCParthenon [5]Athens, Greek mainlandArchitrave block~1119.5
~448–437 BCParthenon [5]Athens, Greek mainlandLintel block, largest~1119
~437–432 BCPropylaia [5]Athens, Greek mainlandArchitrave block, central~1112.5
~437–432 BCPropylaia [5]Athens, Greek mainlandLintel block, largest~1112.25
~437–432 BCPropylaia [5]Athens, Greek mainlandLintel block, relieving [A 1]~1118.75
~437–432 BCPropylaia [5]Athens, Greek mainlandCeiling beam, west porch~1110
~421–405 BCErechtheion [5]Athens, Greek mainlandBlock over Pandroseion~1111.5
~421–405 BCErechtheion [5]Athens, Greek mainlandLintel block, north door~1117.25
~421–405 BCErechtheion [5]Athens, Greek mainlandCeiling beam, north porch~1110
~420 BCTemple of Segesta [5]Segesta, SicilyArchitrave block~1112.5
~366–326 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Delphi, Greek mainlandArchitrave block~1119.25
~350 BCFirst in Ionia, the weight of the lifted blocks begins to match again that of the Archaic period, indicating a mastery of the winch and compound pulley hoist by now.[6]
~340 BCTemple of Zeus [5]Nemea, Greek mainlandArchitrave block~1116.75
~340 BCTemple of Zeus [5]Nemea, Greek mainlandLintel block~1118.75
~310 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Didyma, Asia MinorThreshold~1146.75
~310 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Didyma, Asia MinorLintel block [A 2]~1148
~310 BCTemple of Apollo [5]Didyma, Asia MinorJamb [A 3]~1171.5
~170 BCOlympieion [5]Athens, Greek mainlandArchitrave block, largest~1123.25

Roman monoliths

Below a selection of Roman monoliths sorted by their date; the list also includes work on Greek temples which was continued into the Roman era.

Date [A 4]Building / ObjectLocationMonolithWeight
(in t)
1st c. BCApollo statue [5]Vitr. 10.2.13 [7]Base~1151?
10 BCFlaminian Obelisk [8]Rome, ItaliaObelisk~1263From Roman Egypt by obelisk ship[8]
10 BCCampensis Obelisk [8]Rome, ItaliaObelisk~1230From Roman Egypt by obelisk ship[8]
37–41 ADVatican Obelisk [9]Rome, ItaliaObelisk~1361From Roman Egypt by obelisk ship[8]
1st–2nd c.Stone of the South [10]Baalbek, Roman SyriaBlock in quarry~1000.12
?Unnamed monolith [11]Baalbek, Roman SyriaBlock in quarry~1242
1st–2nd c.Layer beneath Trilithon [12]Baalbek, Roman SyriaBlocks, several~350Podium of Jupiter temple
1st–2nd c.Trilithon [12]Baalbek, Roman SyriaBlocks, three~800Podium of Jupiter temple
1st–2nd c.Temple of Jupiter [5]Baalbek, Roman SyriaColumn drum, lower~1148.5
1st–2nd c.Temple of Jupiter [5]Baalbek, Roman SyriaArchitrave-frieze block, central~1163Lifted by cranes to height of 19 m[13]
1st–2nd c.Temple of Jupiter [5]Baalbek, Roman SyriaCornice block, corner~1108Lifted by cranes to height of 19 m[13]
1st–3rd c.Granite column [14]Mons Claudianus, Roman EgyptColumn shaft in quarry~1207
113Trajan's Column [15]Rome, ItaliaPedestal11~77
113Trajan's Column [16]Rome, ItaliaBase~1155
113Trajan's Column [17]Rome, ItaliaColumn drum, typical11~32
113Trajan's Column [16]Rome, ItaliaCapital~1153.3Lifted by cranes to height of 34 m[16]
2nd c.?Temple of Apollo [5]Didyma, Asia MinorArchitrave block~1120.5
297Pompey's Pillar [18]Alexandria, Roman EgyptColumn shaft~1285
306–313Basilica Nova [5]Rome, ItaliaColumn shaft~1103
357Lateran Obelisk [8]Rome, ItaliaObelisk~1500From Roman Egypt by obelisk ship[8]
530Mausoleum of Theodoric [19]Ravenna, ItaliaRoof slab~1230Constructed under Ostrogoths[A 5]


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Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens (Greek: Ακρόπολη Αθηνών) is an ancient citadel located on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and containing the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. The word acropolis comes from the Greek words ἄκρον (akron, "edge, extremity") and πόλις (polis, "city").[1] Although there are many other acropoleis in Greece, the significance of the Acropolis of Athens is such that it is commonly known as "The Acropolis" without qualification.
While there is evidence that the hill was inhabited as far back as the fourth millennium BC, it was Pericles (c. 495 – 429 BC) in the fifth century BC who coordinated the construction of the site's most important buildings including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike.[2][3] The Parthenon and the other buildings were seriously damaged during the 1687 siege by the Venetians in the Morean War when the Parthenon was being used for gunpowder storage and was hit by a cannonball.[4]
The Acropolis was formally proclaimed as the preeminent monument on the European Cultural Heritage list of monuments on 26 March 2007.[5]

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