Subject: Milky Way Myths and the Galactic Center
Quotes from “Galactic Center Activity in Ancient Myth” - https://www.academia.edu/3288410/Galact ... cient_Myth - By Christian Irigaray
A very famous Egyptian symbol is the “Eye of Ra” which was depicted upon Hathor: the cow goddess which symbolized the Milky Way in Heliopolitan cosmology. The starry Nut was considered to portray the Milky Way in Egyptian lore before she adopted the image of a heavenly cow as Hathor.
De Santillana and Von Dechend comment:
Mother Nut is changed into a cow and ordered to „carry Ra.‟ (It is, by the way, a „new‟ Ra: the older Ra made it quite clear that he wanted to retire for good, going somewhere „where nobody could reach‟ him).
Ra is no “sun-god” or “solar deity”: he is a depiction of Light, but not that which comes from the Sun alone. This can be observed in the Egyptian Book of The Cow (aka The Legend of the Destruction of Mankind) where the Eye of Ra burns the world with its terrible power when it is used by Hathor.
My comment: Ra (Atum-Ra) represents the mythical "Central Sun", "The Enclosed Sun", i.e. the central Milky Way light. Goddess Hathor is equal to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite and to the Roman goddess Venus. Subsequently and logically, all references to the Venus myths shall naturally be connected to the Milky Way – and NOT to planet Venus.
The Milky Way goddess is transformed into the terrible Sekhmet and unleashes a devastating force through this Eye of Ra. We often take for granted that the Egyptians are relating a past event, but we rarely consider that it may very well be a prophecy of what is to come. That this mysterious Eye of Ra is the luminous “eye” of the Milky Way needs no further clarification.
Another myth that mentions this Eye is the Ancient Egyptian myth of the battle between Horus and Seth describing how Horus lost his eye in battle:
Horus has moaned because of his eye; Set has moaned because of his testicles.The eye of Horus sprang up as he fell on yonder side of the Winding Watercourse, to protect itself against (or, free itself from) Set. Thot saw it on yonder side of the Winding Watercourse. The eye of Horus sprang up on yonder side of the Winding Watercourse, and fell upon the wing of Thot on yonder side of the Winding Watercourse.
For those interested in ancient mythology and astronomy, it should be evident what the “Winding Watercourse” is. This battle between Horus and Seth began after Osiris (Horus‟ father) had been killed and cut into pieces. The fractions of his body were sealed in a coffin or chest and thrown into the Nile River where they voyaged to a far off land and came to rest under a heath plant that grew quickly into a great tree that surrounded the chest.
My comment: The mythical term, "Winding Watercourse" is an eminent description of the rotating and radiating formation of the Milky Way galaxy. Especially as the Milky Way contours also are named as "The Heavenly River" in several cultural myths.
Plutarch mentions that Osiris‟ body was thrown through a “mouth” of the river, and also mentions that Isis wept at a well. The location of Osiris‟ resting place may be found in the fact that the Ancient Egyptians commemorated Osiris‟ death when the Sun entered the Scorpio constellation and conjoined Galactic Center in the heavens.
The image of Seth was sometimes replaced with a serpent named Apep (aka. Apophis in Greek) which Horus had to battle against every day, as it was believed that Apep, a “Monster of the Nile” or “World Encircler” wanted to swallow Ra (Light). The myth portrays a legendary battle between Time (Horus) and Apep/Seth, which can be found to be depicting our Babylonian Tiamat, or the Greek Okeanos: the Milky Way. The fact that Plutarch named Seth as Typhoon in his De Isis & Osiris shows us that the myth was related to the Ancient Greek legend of Zeus battling the terrible Typhoon: a myth described by Hesiod in our reference to the Greeks.
My comment: The mythical term, “World Encircler” also corresponds to the Midgaard Serpent in the Norse Mythology where this serpent surrounds the Midgaard, the home of the humans, the Earth. The Milky Way contours can be observed all around the Earth as the World Serpent or the Heavenly River, also representing the global World Flood Myths which of course doesn´t refer to any ancient catastrophic disaster. This mytho-cosmological Flood runs OVER the Earth up in the night Sky and not ON the Earth.
The Phoenix myth of the Egyptians refers to Galactic Center once more by describing how that bird had its nest upon the Ben-Ben: a stone that had the shape of a pyramidion or capstone and was kept in the Temple of the Phoenix at Heliopolis. The Egyptians told how the Ben-Ben stone was the source of all things created, and was also considered the place where the soul rested in the Tuat or underworld.
My comment: The mythical term, "The Underworld", only and simply refers to the Earth southern hemisphere and its celestial imagery. The many goddesses of the Underworld refers to the southern hemisphere Milky Way contours. It´s as simple as that.
In his research of the Phoenix and the Ben-Ben stone, Robert Bouval states:
It is also often argued that the phoenix, a mythical bird, which was said to appear at dawn perched on a pole extending from a Benben, was representative of the sungod‟s self-creating power (Breasted, p.72). But the phoenix’s cosmic identification was by no means exclusive to the sun. In the Middle Kingdom, for example, the phoenix was also said to be the soul of Osiris, as well as the moon and sometimes the „morning star‟ i.e. Venus (Rundle Clark, p.246-9). The phoenix thus was symbolic of the rebirth at dawn not only of thesun-god, but of cosmic beings in general.
My comment: As goddess Hathor is equal to the Roman goddess Venus, “the morning star” does only refer to planet Venus, which got its name from the Roman Milky Way goddess, Venus.
In The Book Of The Dead, Chapter 83 entitled „Spell For Becoming The Phoenix (Bennu) Bird‟, the phoenix claims: “Iam the seed corn of every god…” (Rundle Clark, p.249). His power of self-creation clearly symbolised the emerging (rebirth) of celestial bodies (gods) at dawn from the underworld, the tenebrous land of the dead below the horizon.
The myth of Osiris and his resurrection as a falcon (Horus) is linked to the myth of the phoenix bird, and that is rather obvious;, but that Osiris‟ resurrection relates to Galactic Center activity will require another essay altogether.
We will finish this short exposure of Egyptian mythology by stating that Egyptologists are no experts on astronomy, and neither do they see the links to Galactic Center activity among Ancient Egyptian myths, because the notion is completely absent from their minds.
My comment: I´ll second this and add: Scholars, who have no astronomical knowledge and no ideas of the Starry Sky and Milky Way appearances on both Earth hemispheres, are not able to decipher the ancient myths and make the correct connection between the myth and their cosmological or astronomical realms.
This is unfortunately also the case with the Immanuel Velikovsky and the mythcal and interpretative understanding of his followers and this will harm the strict scientifically EU and PC until the mistake of confusing Milky Way matters to deal with planetary matters is abandoned and corrected.
The ancient myths did only describe the then known 5 planets as “wandering stars” and described the planets only by their natural appearances and motions. Besides this, the planets were never mentioned in the ancient myths, except from the Earth itself of course.