CONCEPT OF LIGHT AND WHITE DEITIES
The LIGHT of the Sun, Moon, Stars, Star
Constellations and Planets.
course our Ancestors did a lot out of following the Sun at the day and
the Stars at night. Of course the Moon and some few Planets also was
noticed. All these are of course mentioned in the connection of LIGHT,
which not should be confused with the meaning of WHITE below.
The WHITE Milky Way Circle
The Myths of the
Milky Way have long be forgotten, which is remarkable as having the most
important connection to the basically Story of Creation. The
picture above shows the most of the WHITE
circled band around the Earth, The Serpent, the Midgĺrds-Snake, the
Norse Mythology Heimdal Rainbow Bridge, Ouroboros etc.
In order to differ between the specifically
Mythological Telling and Symbolizing of The LIGHT of the Sun, Moon,
Stars, Star Constellations and Planets, the very words of "GIANT" and
"WHITE" are VERY SIGNIFICANT analyzing tools in order to envoy the
confusions between Sun, Moon and Planet Deities and the large Milky Way
Star Atlas of the Milky Way as a basically Symbol
The unfolded contours of the Northern and Southern
Milky Way Hemisphere (North left)
The Northern and the Southern Milky Way Hemispheres
Fig. 1: Northern Milky Way Contour - Fig. 2: Drawn
Milky Way Circle - Fig. 3: Southern Milky Way Contour
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_goddess (The Wikipedia text
focuses on Mother Earth, but should also focus on Mother Heaven as I do
on this page);
Symbolic specifics of the Northern Hemispheres Milky Way
The northern hemisphere Milky Way contour/figure is
fantasized and depicted as white MALE human and animal Giant symbols or
sometime both as anthropomorphic creatures. An endless amount of
Deities, Qualities an Attributes can of course be added. Link:
Links to lots of Deities all over the World
Symbolically specifics of the Southern Hemispheres Milky Way
The southern hemisphere Milky Way contour/figure is
fantasized and depicted as white FEMALE human and animal Giant symbols
and sometime both as anthropomorphic creatures. An endless amount of
Deities, Qualities an Attributes can of course be added. Link:
Links to lots of Deities all over the World
The Milky Way God and Goddess
Every cultural mythological
telling contains the story of the first deities and of the first human
beings. These Star Atlas figures belong to the basically symbols in every
cultural Story of Creation in the World. The yellow drawn spiral low on
the right/woman figure is marking the Centre of our Galaxy in the star
constellation of Sagittarius.
Wikipedia text: "Many
creation myths share broadly similar themes. Common motifs include the
fractionation of the things of the world from a primordial chaos; the
separation of the Mother Goddess and Father Fod; land emerging from an
infinite and timeless ocean; or creation
ex nihilo (English:
out of nothing)".
Regarding the beginning of the Norse
Creation Myth, look here for my attempt to retell this Myth in a modern
and alternative way:
Myths of Creation
No further explanation are needed . . .
The Milky Way Centre Creation
Modern cosmological and astrophysical science are
working with the hypothesis that everything in our galaxy are being
pulled by gravity towards the centre of the Milky Way, but that´s not
true. Even to day new stars are born in the centre of our Milky Way and
that´s very consistent with the all Stories of Creation. From the
galactic Womb of the Egypt Milky Way Mother Goddess Nut above to the
right, rays of Stars and Matter are floating OUTWARDS from the Centre.
This outwards movement are also confirmed in myths telling of "milk
floating OUT from the Norse Cow Audhumbla".
The Polar Circle
Of course our Ancestors did notice the northern and
southern point of the Night Sky that seemingly not was moving. Therefore
all cultures have their special symbol for this important matter.
Imagine the above Star Atlas figure of both the
northern and southern Milky Way seemingly moving around an also
seemingly stationary Polar Point in the night Sky. The right picture
here could very well depict this situation. If one should stretch the
argumentation a little and use some fantasy, the dot in the middle could
be symbolizing the Earth, next ring of dots could represent the Sun and
it's positions in the Seasons (Could also symbolize some Planets) and
the the third ring of dots could represent the Stars seemingly moving
around the Earth.
The whole scenario on the right picture above also
could tell of the 3 Norse Mythology "Garde" of Midgard, the location
where your tribe live, the second ring would then be the Asgard with the
Star Constellations and the third ring would be the Udgard with the
symbols of Giant figures which Mythological and Cosmological belongs to
the Milky Way figure, which of course are the largest phenomenon people
all over the World can observe.
contours of the Northern Milky Way with the Pole Circle compared to a
Swedish Rock Art
Native America and the Danish Gundestrup-Cauldron
The 4 spooked Wheel Circle on the Star Atlas pictures above also belongs
to the very basically Myths. The number of 4 is very important in this
part of the Story of Creation. 4 Rivers, 4 Floods and 4 Directions are
often mentioned in this story. The symbol of the 4 spooked Wheel is very
I don't know how someone can create the fiction that
"the Sun is pulled over the Sky on a Ship by a Horse" I've heard this
impossible statement from many mythologists and archaeologists. It's
totally impossible to observe this and therefore it is false! And
unfortunately, by the same mistake, the very 4 spooked Wheel generally
are connected to the Sun, but in fact, this 4 spooked Wheel symbol can
depict several mythological, astronomical and cosmological meanings of
directions - even as so extended to having a Mythological meaning of the
Cosmological Wheels within Wheels
The Day, and the Seasons, the Night Sky and the Night
Sky year and even the specific Earth directions in the Solar System and
even more as the directions regarding the localization of our Solar
System regarding the Centre of our Galaxy in the direction of the Star
Constellation of Sagittarius.
A Bronze Age Museum replica from Finland which very
well could show our Solar System and its location in our Galaxy.
Carriage" is really a Galaxy Carriage!
Since it's totally impossible to create a
fantasy-image of a Horse pulling the Sun, this picture of the "Sun
Carriage" of Trundholm, Denmark, must symbolize something very
different, and this must, in my opinion, be another symbol of the full
Milky Way Contours.
The "Sun Wheel" does NOT specifically belong to the
myth of "a horse dragging the Sun" but "dragging the Galaxy
Centre. The orange Swirl drawn on the Star Atlas to the left are marking
the Galaxy Centre.
famous Uffingtong Landscape Horse
Big landscape Horses are found in Britain and in the
Norse Mythology Odin even have an eight legged Horse called Sleipner, a
very fast Horse who could transport Odin "all over the World". And when
symbolizing the Milky Way, the ride really went on high in the Night Sky over
Rock Art Cupmarks
often depicts Stars and Star Constellations. Stare are light, birght an
white. Cupmarks on the animal both depicts the contours of our Galaxy.
The northern Milky Way contour, symbolizing a Horse in the
high horizontal position, are really "pulling" i.e. connected to the
southern contour, and in the constellation of Sagittarius is the centre
of our Galaxy, above marked both as a Wheel and as a Circle.
Animals dragging a
Carriage. Bronze Age Rock Carving from Sweden
The Heavenly Ship
The whole Milky Way is even mythically and biblically
referred to be 1 Flood itself. Or a great Ocean on which a large Ship
The Norse Noah Arch. In the Norse Tradition we also have
the Story of a Great Ship, called Hringhorne, which is so large that it can
contain all living beings, the Vanir, the Aser and all their equipment.
An even so, it "filled nothing more than a cloth". Ok. it depends of
course how big/small a cloth you have. But if you hold a cloth up in
straight arms in a clear winter night and point at the Milky Way, the
cloth don't have to very large in order to cover the whole view of the
Heavenly Ship . . .
The origin of the Heavenly Ship when positioned low
A Rock Art carving from the Baltic island of
Bornholm, Denmark, showing the Heavenly Ship and the Polar Point Circle
together with an Egypt picture shoving the very same story, but with a
bigger Star marking the Polar Point.
Everything going on in the Universe is indeed very forceful, but I
would prefer to call these creative forces cataclysmic in stead of
catastrophic which leaves the readers in a
"the-world-going-under-feeling". And neither do I like the whole
build up Organization of Catastrophism, originated from the works of
Personally, I mean that our
Solar System is prematurely born directly out of the centre of our Galaxy, and
after some early cataclysmic collision events, the Solar System
became relatively stable.
confused "Saturn Myth"!
In connection with the work of Velikovsky, "The Saturn Myth", a
huge mythological confusion seems to take place with the Immanuel
Velikovsky confusing the very secularized Roman Mythology
planetary deity Saturn with the Saturnus/Cronos deity of the Milky Way.
Unfortunately, the followers
of the Roman/Velikovsky mythology, are accepting and still are referring
this mythological confusion.
The Saturn Myth confusion
is VERY EASY to grasp:
Every time a Deity is
mentioned in the assembled Immanuel Velikovsky - and in all the
works of his followers, just interpret the Saturn deity to be
connected with the contours of the Milky Way deity of Saturnus/Cronos.
THEN ALL PIECES COMES
TOGETHER - ALL DOTS CONNECTED!
THE REAL AND ORIGINAL SATURN MYTH HAS NOTHING TO DO VITH THE
SATURN PLANET - BUT IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO
WITH THE MILKY WAY CONTOURS OF THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE!
familiar to the Dave Talbott descriptions as of for instants "The
Polar Configuration"; "The Ship of Heaven"; "The Sacred Marriage"
and other articles, the MOST ISSUES ARE ALL DESCRIBED
HERE ON MY WEB-PAGES - BUT SYMBOLISING THE MILKY WAY DEITIES AND THE
MYTHOLOGY OF THE MILKY WAY AND THE CONNECTED CREATION STORIES.
- I have
been in contact with Dave Talbott on this matter in order to get the
Saturn Myth in the right context, but with no success so
explanation on the "Saturnus/Cronos/Odin/ etc. etc. Milky Way Myth"
- A critical analyzing review on the planetary Saturn
and remarks to, David Talbott`s book: The Saturn Myth,
Reconstructed, pages 35-36
From the foregoing
evidence (Pages 1-34) a distinctive portrait of Saturn emerges. In
the earliest age recalled by the ancients the planet— or
proto-planet—came forth from the cosmic sea to establish dominion
over the primeval Cosmos. (#1) The planet-god ruled as
the solitary, central light, worshiped as the god One—the only god
in the beginning. (#2)
Saturn's epoch left a
memory of such impact that later generations esteemed the god as
the Universal Monarch, the first and ideal king, during whose
rule occurred the prehistoric leap, from barbarianism to
civilization. (#3) Throughout Saturn's era of cosmic
harmony no seasonal vicissitudes threatened men with hunger or
starvation, and men suffered neither labor nor war. (#4)
In the "creation"
Saturn, the primal Seed, (#5) ejected the fiery material
("primeval matter"), which congealed into a circle of lesser lights
(the Cosmos). The myths describe this resounding birth of the
secondary gods as Saturn's "speech: Saturn was the Word or voice of
The ancients conceived
Saturn as the visible intelligence bringing forth the Cosmos as
his own body "(#7) and regulating its
revolutions. Thus was the planet denominated the Heaven Man—a
being eventually recalled as the prototype of the human race—the
first ancestor. "(#8)
When Saturn departed the
world, the Golden Age catastrophically ended. This is the
universal tale of the dying god, the overthrown "first king" or
fallen "first man." "(#9)
Whether betrayed by a dark
force, or chastised for having committed the forbidden sin, or
inflicted with old age and a weariness of mankind,
"(#10) the result is the same: a corruption of
nature and a progressive worsening of the human condition. The story
is the first—and one could almost say, only—theme of tragedy
and drama in antiquity: Saturn's Golden Age came to a sudden and
catastrophic end, either caused by or accompanied by the fall of the
That the distant planet
Saturn should loom at the center of ancient rites is a fact which
conventional wisdom will not easily explain."(#11)
One looks in vain for any characteristic of Saturn, the
present-day planet, which might account for Saturn, the
primeval god. "(#12) Could the present speck of light
have provoked the ancient memory of a creator standing alone in the
deep? Or produced the universal legend of the first king and the
lost age of abundance? Or inspired the myth of the Heaven Man?
If, as is almost
universally believed, the heavens have undergone no major changes
in astronomically recent times, then the myth—however
meticulously developed—can only be a fabrication, produced through
the purest disregard for actual observation and experience.
(#14) I do not ask the reader to ignore this possibility, and I
am fully aware that to many mythologists myth and fancy are
synonymous. Since the argument of this book rests on the coherence
of the Saturn myth as a whole, and since many details remain to
be covered (#15) I urge only a willingness to consider
the evidence in its entirety. Whatever the true origins of the
myth, it constituted for the ancients a compelling vision—a vision
deserving careful study by all students of history, religion, and
# My Comments
How can planet
Saturn “come forth from the cosmic sea and establish dominion over
the primeval Cosmos”? Was planet Saturn mythological created as the
first of all? What are the logics of such a mythological statement?
How can a planet be
“the only god in the beginning”?
mythological supreme being did humans learn of civilization? The
From which major
fertility deities was all life created? The inferior planet Saturn?
The planet Saturn
as “the primal Seed”? Did the planet Saturn create everything in our
Solar system and in our Milky Way galaxy?
Which deity “first
voice” was the first to set of the creation? The inferior planet
can the planet Saturn provide? Does planet Saturn have the shape of
a body “to bring forth”?
How can planet
Saturn possibly be a “prototype of the human race” and “the first
How can planet
Saturn be a Universal tale of the overthrown first king or fallen
first man? Was there nothing before planet Saturn was created?
How can planet
Saturn “commit a forbidden sin”?
can a planet Saturn “loom at the center of ancient rites”
devaluating the Sun and other major heavenly bodies?
How can an
inferior planet be a “primeval god”? Did the planet Saturn create
everything before anything else?
How can planet
Saturn mythological possibly be described as a “heaven man”?
Maybe it is
possible that a “purest disregard for actual observation and
experience” in the construction of The Saturn Myth not have regarded
the real mythological and astronomical human experiences?
indeed, many obvious mythological details remain to be
covered – and to be reinterpreted.
Yes, the true
origins of the myths constituted a compelling vision for the
ancients. Unfortunately, not many scholars have the mythological
insight, fantasy, spiritual or visionary capabilities to grasp even
the most obvious details and their real mythological and
mythological heritage, it is not enough to have the brilliant
intellectual capacity – one also has to have the genuine spiritual
capacity of our ancestors.
- Reading The Saturn Myth
book, I fully understand that David Talbott throughout the entire
book frequently inserts quotation marks when describing the many
deities and their qualities. I would certainly have done the very
same in order not to compromise my consciousness doubts – high or
low – but still trying to make my case.
- I fully respect the
brilliant intellectual powers of David Talbot! He have done a
tremendous work, assembling a huge amount of myths – but I reject
the Velikovski and Dave Talbott´s mythical conclusions regarding the
planet Saturn – and the planet Venus.
Both the rather inferior
planets of Saturn and Venus are almost fatally confused with the
major and superior deities of the Milky Way from which all myths of
What has the larger
importance: The Saturn planet? The Venus planet? The Sun? Or the
Milky Way Galaxy?
How come a planet can have bigger
mythological importance than the Sun or the Milky Way? The answer is: They can't!
The Velikovski Saturn and Venus
Myth is as totally mythological misconception, confusing the
superior deities of the Milky Way for the inferior planetary deities
of Saturn and Venus.
O`Neill, author of "The night of the Gods"
Cosmogonic Myths and Symbols - Which all describes and confirms my
for some more specific explanations of Milky Way Deities and other
Ancient Symbols connected to the Milky Way Mythology
Relevant Wikipedia Links:
Quote from Wikipedia:
was a major
of agriculture and harvest. In medieval times he was known as the
Roman god of agriculture, justice and strength; he held a sickle in
his left hand and a bundle of wheat in his right. His mother's name
was Helen, or Hel. He was identified in
and the mythologies of the two gods are commonly mixed.
Wikipedia text about
wrong/mixed up itself, claiming that:
not should be confused to
- but studying their qualities and
attributes, they are identical!
Saturnus) was a major
god of agriculture
and harvest. In medieval times he was known as the Roman god of
agriculture, justice and strength; he held a sickle in his left hand
and a bundle of wheat in his right. His mother's name was Helen, or
Hel. He was identified in
Cronus, and the
mythologies of the two gods are commonly mixed.
Saturn's wife was
Rhea's equivalent –
Magna Mater. Saturn
was the father of
others. Saturn had a temple on the
Forum Romanum which
contained the Royal Treasury. Saturn is the namesake of
Saturni), the only day of the week to retain its Roman name in
Mythology of Saturn
In Babylon he was called Ninib and was an
agricultural deity. Saturn, called Cronus by the Greeks, was, at the
dawn of the Ages of the Gods, the Protector and Sower of the Seed
and his wife, Rhea, (called Ops by the Romans) was a Harvest Helper.
Cronus was one of the Seven Titans or Numina and with them, reigned
supreme in the Universe. The Titans were of incredible size and
strength and held power for untold ages, until they were deposed by
The first inhabitants of the world were the
children of Gaia (Mother Earth) and Ouranos (Father Sky). These
creatures were very large and manlike, but without human qualities.
They were the qualities of Earthquake, Hurricane and Volcano living
in a world where there was yet no life. There were only the
irresistible forces of nature creating mountains and seas. They were
unlike any life form known to man.
Three of these creatures were monstrously huge
with one hundred hands and fifty heads. Three others were
individually called Cyclops, because each had only one enormous eye
in the middle of their foreheads. Then, there were the Titans, seven
of them, formidably large and none of whom were purely destructive.
One was actually credited with saving man after creation.
Ouranos hated the children with the fifty heads.
As each was born he placed it under the earth. Gaia was enraged by
the treatment of her children by their father and begged the
Cyclopes and the Titans to help her put an end to the cruel
treatment. Only the Titan, Cronus, responded. Cronus lay in wait for
his father and castrated him with his sickle. From Ouranos's blood
sprang the Giants, a fourth race of monsters, and the Erinyes (the
Furies), whose purpose was to punish sinners. They were referred to
as "those who walk in darkness" and were believed to have writhing
snakes for hair and eyes that cried blood. Though eventually all the
monsters were driven from Earth, the Erinyes are to remain until the
world is free of sin.
With the deposing of his father, Cronus (Saturn)
became the ruler of the Universe for untold ages and he reigned with
his sister, Rhea (Ops), who also became his wife.
It was prophesied that one day Cronus would lose
power when one of his children would depose him. To prevent this
from happening, each time Rhea delivered a child Cronus would
immediately swallow it. When her sixth child, Zeus, was born, Rhea
had him spirited away to the island of Crete. She then wrapped a
stone in his swaddling clothes. Her deception was complete when
Cronus swallowed it, thinking it was the child. When Zeus was grown,
he secured the job of cup-bearer to his father. With the help of
Gaia, his grandmother, Zeus fed his father a potion that caused him
to vomit up Zeus's five siblings, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and
A devastating war that nearly destroyed the
Universe ensued between Cronus and his five brothers and Zeus and
his five brothers and sisters. Zeus persuaded the fifty headed
monsters to fight with him which enabled him to make use of their
weapons of thunder, lightning and earthquake. He also convinced the
Titan, Prometheus, who was incredibly wise, to join his side. With
his forces, Zeus was victorious and the Olympians reigned supreme.
Cronus and his brothers were imprisoned in the Tartarus, a dark,
gloomy region at the end of the Earth.
In Roman mythology when Jupiter (Zeus) ascended
the throne, Saturn (Cronus) fled to Rome and established the Golden
Age, a time of perfect peace and harmony, which lasted as long as he
reigned. In memory of the Golden Age, the Feast of Saturnalia was
held every year in the winter at the Winter Solstice. During this
time no war could be declared, slaves and masters ate at the same
table, executions were postponed, and it was a season for giving
gifts. This was a time of total abandon and merry making. It
refreshed the idea of equality, of a time when all men were on the
same level. Christians adopted the feast and renamed it Christmas.
When the festival ended, the tax collectors appeared and all money
owed out to government, landlords, or debtors had to be accounted
This is another side to Saturn and it's ruling
sign, Capricorn: the settling of accounts. The time of the winter
solstice is when the Sun enters the sign Capricorn.
Hesiod wrote of the five ages of mankind: Gold,
Silver, two ages of Bronze and an age of Iron. The Age of Gold was
the purest age, when no labor was required and weather was always
pleasant. It was virtually a place of pleasant surroundings and of
abundance. Death was not an unpleasant eventuality and people
occupied their time in pleasant pursuits.
Cronus ruled over
this Golden Age.
in pre-Socratic philosophical works is said to be the
His name actually means "time," and is alternatively spelled
(transliteration of the Greek) or
(Latin version). Not to be confused with
Chronos was imagined as an incorporeal god, serpentine in form, with
three heads—that of a man, a bull, and a lion. He and his consort,
(Inevitability), circled the primal world-egg in their coils and
split it apart to form the ordered universe of earth, sea and sky.
He was depicted in Greco-Roman mosaics as a man turning the
Often the figure is named
(Eternal Time), a common alternate name for the god.
Chronos is usually portrayed through an old, wise man with a long,
gray beard, such as "Father
Some of the current English words whose etymological root is
in Greek mythology.
She marks the beginning
of the cosmos, along with
The mother of the
Moirae and Adrasteia,
Goddess of destiny,
necessity, and fate.
was the personification of
fate, depicted as
spindle. She marks
the beginning of the cosmos, along with
Chronos. She was
seen as the most powerful dictator of all fate and circumstance
which meant that the other Gods had to give her respect and pay
homage as well as the mortals.
following is a reply on a article in which the Milky Way myths are
not understood and somewhat rediculed.
Disbelief" - http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2012/04/05/suspending-disbelief/
sky-high column of glowing plasma has influenced countless religious
Comparative Mythologist Rens van der Sluijs
Rens - and thanks for your article on http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2012/04/05/suspending-disbelief/
- In Norse mythology, Bifröst
or Bilröst is a
burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (the world) and
Asgard, the realm of the gods. The bridge is attested as Bilröst
in the Poetic Edda;
compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and
as Bifröst in the Prose
Edda; written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in
the poetry of skalds. Both the Poetic
Edda and the Prose
Edda alternately refer to the bridge as Asbrú
(Old Norse "Ćsir's bridge").
to the Prose Edda,
the bridge ends in heaven at Himinbjörg, the residence of the god
Heimdallr, who guards it from the jötnar. The bridge's destruction
at Ragnarök by the forces of Muspell is foretold. Scholars
have proposed that the bridge may have originally represented the
Milky Way and have noted parallels between the bridge and another
bridge in Norse mythology, Gjallarbrú.
In Norse mythology, Gjallarbrú is a bridge spanning the
river Gjöll in the underworld, which must be crossed in order to
reach Hel, according to Gylfaginning. It is described as a
covered bridge, "thatched with glittering gold", and
figures most prominently in the story of Baldr, specifically when
Hermód is sent to retrieve the fallen god from the land of the
dead. When Hermód arrived at the bridge he was challenged by the
giant maiden Módgud who demanded that he state his name and
business before allowing him to pass.
Compare your headline "A sky-high column of glowing
plasma" and the mythological "a covered bridge, thatched
with glittering gold". Then imagine this large cosmic structure
in different positions on the night sky. Vertically, it can
represent a tree; a ladder to heaven; the world axis and a standing
of the seemingly rotating movement around the celestial pole, this
structure also can be observed horizontally “above the celestial
pole” as a crescent bridge of light over the Earth and even as a
flying man in the sky. When observed “below the celestial pole”,
this structure is very often mythological described as a ship or a
seemingly revolving figure gives also the origin to the myths of the
dying and rising god. And of course, if assembling the 2 cardinal
vertical and horizontal directions, it gives “a great revolving
cross” i. e. the so called “sunwheel”.
“‘I know thy mystery, O Cross … thou reachest unto heaven that
thou mayest point towards the Logos who will come from above. Thou
art stretched out to the right and the left so that thou mayest put
the fearful forces of the enemy to flight and gather together the
whole world. Thou art made fast in the depths of the earth so that
thou mayest unite with heaven all that which is upon the earth and
all that is beneath it …” end of quote.
The only heavenly structure that logically can symbolize this, and
everything described above, is the contours of the Milky Way that
vaults and seemingly revolves over the Earth and beneath it and in
fact all around the Earth, symbolized as the Midgĺrd Serpent in the
Norse Mythology. http://www.native-science.net/Mythology.Light_White_Right.htm
“The mediaeval scholar-monk Johannes de Sacrobosco (c. 1195 – c.
1256) was a renowned computist – expert in the calculation of the
correct date of Easter in the Christian calendar. His Tractatus
de Sphaera (c. 1230) contained an illustration of an armillary
sphere, on which the author of an Italian translation, Fra Mauro
Fiorentino (1492-1556), put a Christian spin by attaching the figure of a crucified Christ to
the rotational axis of the central earth.
The very same goes for many myths from all over the world,
describing their major and supreme male deity as symbolizing the
northern hemisphere Milky Way figure – and describing the supreme
female deity as the southern hemisphere Milky Way, the Under-World.
Both hemisphere figures are in close revolving connection to the
celestial poles on both hemispheres. Therefore the northern
hemisphere Milky Way deity is described as “he”:
for it is right that He being made visible, should set upon all
things visible the sharing of His cross, that He might show His
operation on visible things through a visible form. For He it is who
illuminates the height, that is the heavens; and encompasses the
deep which is beneath the earth; and stretches and spreads out the
length from east to west; and steers across the breadth of north and
south; summoning all that are scattered in every quarter to the
knowledge of the Father’. http://www.native-science.net/MilkyWay.GreatestGod.htm
Of course it´s not scientifically incorrect to call the cosmic
Milky Way structure “a sky high column of glowing plasma”, but
to describe the religious; poetic and mythological telling as
“suspending disbeliefs”, without you yourself can localize which
concrete object the myths describes, is not very fair.
enough, because you otherwise are doing a great job finding these
and other myths and relevant historical heritage.