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Παρά την εκδίωξη των Ετρούσκων αφεντάδων του, το πόπολο της Ρώμης εξακολουθεί ν‘ αποζητά ηγεμονικό ρόλο επί των υπολοίπων ιθαγενών του Λατίου. Κατόπιν όμως από τηνΚασσιανή Συνθήκη(493 π.Χ.), η πόλη εντάσσεται στοΚοινόν των Λατίνωνγια τα επόμενα 160 έτη.
Εν τούτοις, ηΡώμηαποκτάισχύ(εν τη ενώσει), όπως και συντονιστικό ρόλο, εντός τουΚοινού των Λατίνων.Επακόλουθες αντιρρήσεις, όπως και ανταρσία, Λατίνων και άλλων συμμαχικών λαών, οδηγούν στην καταστολή τους, και στη συνέχεια στην „γενναιόδωρη“ αποδοχή της αυτοδυναμίας τους, από την επιδέξια ηγεμονική Ρώμη.Παράλληλα όμως, αποδίδονται πολιτικές εξουσίες σεπληβείους(δηλαδή στην …πλέμπα της πόλης), ενώ καταγράφεται επίσημα και η προνομιακή προσχώρηση στοΚοινό των Λατίνων, τηςοσκικήςφυλής των Ερνίκων.

~ορεσίβιος σκληροτράχηλος πολεμιστής πάσης χρήσεως~ιθαγενής των Απέννινων Ορέων,

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The Minotaur. Fiend or Friend.


Pan and the Minotaur are both mythological figures with celestial horns and human/animalian bodies. While Pan can roam freely, the Minotaur is imprisoned in a deep labyrinth. Why is it that the merest skim of google images shows him even now as either a ravening beast, or as a marginal figure inspiring pathos.? Even Michael Ayrton’s engravings, which portray a sinisterly sexual creature, show Ariadne and the Minotaur standing either side of a wall like Pyramus and Thisbe, listening for each other.

Baby minotaur. 4th Century BCE vase showing Pasiphae looking ruefully at a chirpy baby minotaur.

The ancient Greeks expressed the same fascinated ambivalence, speculating about the mechanics of conception and breastfeeding, painting him as a noble victim on their vases.

Pan is easy to assimilate as a mischievous, lustful force of nature. The Minotaur carries a much weightier nexus of symbolism. Bullishness pervades the myth. The bull was sacred to…

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Butt chewing

Friday, 7 May 2021

„Triumphant bull with flowing beard climbing the mountain“? It’s from the time of the First Dynasty of Ur…No one knows what it means because: „we have no written documents explaining it“…At least this is what we can read in „A Problem of Early Sumerian Art

Let’s see if we can come out with some sensible explanation for this scene…“Enki placed in charge of the whole of heaven and earth the hero, the youth Utu (Shamash), the bull standing triumphantly, audaciously, majestically…the great herald in the east of holy An…with a lapis-lazuli beard, rising from the horizon…“ from „Enki and the world order„…Here’s the majestic Shamash, depicted as a golden bull with long flowing „lapis lazuli“ beard…

Why? To understand this we need to know something about the source of water in Tigris and Euphrates…Well according to the Sumerian legends, the source of these two rivers is Enki.
In „Enki and the world order“ we read: „…Father Enki…he stood up full of lust like a rampant bull, lifted his penis, ejaculated and filled the Tigris with flowing water [after filling Euphrates]. He was like a wild cow mooing for its young in the wild grass…“
But the actual source of water in the two sacred rivers was to a smaller extent rain which fell during the wet half of the year (Oct/Nov-Apr/May), but majority of water in Tigris and Euphrates came from the snow melt in Anatolian highlands and Iranian Zagros mountains…
This snowmelt is caused by Young (spring) sun, Young Shamash…Here he is depicted on this seal in a short tunic climbing the sacred mountain towards Imprisoned Enki…To free him…

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Mars Rigonemetis – Mars Rigisamus – Celtic God of Sacred Groves and War

Celtic Mythology

Rigonemetis was a local god and divine protector of the sacred groves in Britain in the Iron Age. The Romans identified Rigonemetis with Mars, the Roman god of war, during the process of interpretatio romana. The Celtic god, Rigisamus, was a god of war in Gaul and likely another incarnation of Rigonemetis

The Corieltauvi tribe worshipped Rigonemetis as a local god of agriculture, fertility and “Lord of the Sacred Groves” in the Midlands of England. Their large territory encompassed Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

The Romans paired Rigonemetis as a deity who protected trees against diseases with Mars, the Roman god of war.

Quintus Neratius Proxsimus dedicated a stone with the inscription to Mars Rigonemetis at a shrine at Nettleham in Lincolnshire in the second century AD. Nettleham may have been a sacred site of the Celtic god, Rigonemetis, in the Iron Age.

The wording of the inscription also…

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The Nine Stanes Recumbent Stone Circle

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First rain in around a week fell today (29 December 2011) but it waited until I had paid a visit to the Nine Stanes – the recumbent stone circle at Mulloch Wood near Banchory in Aberdeenshire.

The circle is on high ground, as usual, but the tree line doesn’t allow views now although just along the road there is the most spectacular panorama overlooking the surrounding mountains.

This was a cremation circle, burnt bones having been found within the ring cairn which is evident under your feet although well covered with rough grass now.

This 4-5000 year old circle is incomplete with only 6 standing stones plus a small recumbent, one standing flanker and one fallen. The recumbent top is not even and doesn’t appear to have been worked as some others have.

The circle appears large possibly because the stones are smaller than other circles. In fact the circle…

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Lesezeit: ca. 4 Minuten New York (USA) – Eine neue wissenschaftliche Review, befasst sich mit den wichtigsten Entdeckungen bei der Entstehung von Homininen seit Darwins Werken zur Evolutionstheorie und argumentiert, dass fossile Affen uns über wesentliche Aspekte der Affen- und menschlichen Evolution informieren können, einschließlich der Natur unseres letzten gemeinsamen Vorfahren. Seit Charles Darwin vor…

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