Figure 134 is taken from plate xxiv., fig. 1, of Moor’s Hindu Pantheon.
It represents a subject often depicted by the Hindoos and the Greeks, viz., androgynism, the union of the male and female creators. The technical word is Arddha-Nari. The male on the right side bears the emblems of Siva or Mahadeva, the female on the left those of Parvati or Sacti. The bull and lioness are emblematic of the masculine and feminine powers. The mark on the temple indicates the union of the two; an aureole is seen around the head, as in modern pictures of saints. In this drawing the Ganges rises from the male, the idea being that the stream from Mahadeva is as copious and fertilising as that mighty river. The metaphor here depicted is common in the East, and is precisely the same as that quoted in Num. xxiv. 7, and also from some lost Hebrew book in John vii. 38. It will be noticed, that the Hindoos express androgyneity quite as conspicuously, but generally much less indelicately, than the Grecian artists.
In these gifts (which include a jackal’s and goat’s head vessels)
from Late Crete to the Egyptian court
pictured in the tomb of Rekhmire (in Evans Palace 2: 535)
Bull, Lion/ess and Griffin stand out together.
UPDATE August 11, 2014
I found the scholar who can help us continue to put together all that I have collected re: coincidence as evidence thus far.
This site is fantastic from my POV.
How did I find it?
I had a Thoth thought and did a search of the terms ‘orion’s belt double labrys’ and this was the number one return given.
Hence, perhaps, Snake (Winter), Bull (Spring), Lion/ess (Summer)—and Griffin in some supernatural, transcendent relation at a fourth cosmological point. In these gifts below (which include a jackal’s and goat’s head vessels) from Late Crete to the Egyptian court, pictured in the tomb of Rekhmire (in Evans Palace 2: 535), Bull, Lion/ess and Griffin stand out together, as they will in a much later form (Chapter 9).
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The ess highlighted by this author is a bonus meant for me.
In fact I plan to engage the author on his website forum found here Discussion Forums
I have joined the Ancient Lights forum and my name on that forum is of course ‘Raphael’.
Griffin has a Minoan double, the “Genius” or Demon (or, Spirit Being)—at once fantastic and fearsome, protective, predatory, deathless, heraldic, and linked to the sky and stars.
As Ernest and Relke show (2002: 66, 71, Fig. 7), Taweret and an almost-identical deity, “Hippo” were astral deities, “fierce and protective, with a composite of feared and affectionate associations.” They were closely related to Ursa Major, which (in Egypt likened to a bull’s foreleg) never set below the Minoans’ north horizon—and to Draco, the great composite snake, dragon, falcon and/or griffin, winding round the Pole Star. According to one early (though later) writer on astronomy, Eudoxus of Cnidus (a Minoan-affiliated Carian city), sailors called Ursa Minor stars “The Dragon’s Wing”: synecdoche for a stellar guide over the sea, which itself was equated with the cosmic void.
Wow – I AM in awe of what the author Dr. Jack Dempsey has put together.
Finally I have found somebody who I can discuss the deeper meanings of my recovery with, somebody who knows more than me about the symbolism behind the Man, the Eagle, the Lion, and the Bull.
Throne of St. Mark
right side of throne – the bull or ox
left side of throne – the man or angel
Throne of St. Mark
left front – tamarisk tree with 35 fruit
right rear top – the eagle
right rear botton – the lion
- And a New Mystery Figure Has Commented on the Inscription I Discovered on the Throne of St. Mark in Venice …
- Eusebius Might Have Seen the Throne of St. Mark Stolen in Venice (or the Original it was Based On)
The Gebel el-Arak Knife circa 3450 BC
the iconography on the reverse of the handle is two confronted lions,
flanking a central figure
(note confronted dogs and other animals below)
Cylinder seal of Uruk displaying a confronted-lioness motif
sometimes described as a “serpopard“ – 3000 BC – Louvre
Eagles also have lion heads.
Compare to the Narmer Palette.
Narmer Palette with confronted lionesses, displayed in iconographic registers – Ancient Egypt c. 3,000 BC
source of text:
The narrative that has been handed down through the ages is best understood using the filter called:
Precession of the Equinoxes
What is Precession?
Astronomers have identified three distinct motions of the Earth that play an important role in their calculations and observations. These motions are the daily rotation of the Earth about its axis, the annual movement of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun, and the precession of the rotation axis. Let’s look at them in turn.
Coptic Magical Texts SLIDE #13
11 2 5 8
1 is FOMALHAUT in Aquarius 11
2 is ALDEBARAN in Taurus 2
3 is REGULUS in Leo 5
4 is ANTARES in Scorpio 8
KEY = 528
MAN 11 and the KEY 528
5 = LION 8 = EAGLE 2 = BULL
What role does man need to play?
above text scanned from The Royal Secret by I. Edward Clark
Cherubim: God’s Throne?
Abstract or metaphysical thinking was alien to the world of the ancient Near East. Philosophy as we know it was introduced by the Greeks in an unprecedented flowering in the fifth century B.C.E. Although ancient man understood concepts like omnipotence and omniscience, he did not express them in philosophical terms. Instead, he did so concretely. Man’s earliest attempts to express abstract, metaphysical concepts took a physical form.One such form, I believe, is the composite mythical creature known as the cherub. The cherub symbolized not only omnipotence and omniscience but, as we shall see, a kind of completeness that included all else.We can understand this from the Bible, but obviously it helps enormously to have physical evidence. We will focus here on one superb example of a cherub from the collection of the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem that is being published here for the first time.