- Mar 9, 2002
However, the "Morning Star" has been around for a loooong time. How early were Mars, Venus and the other naked-eye visible planets identified as such and not as other stars that moved a bit differently (and therefore were God-aspects?) In that context perhaps it's not that extraordinary.almond13 said:
Nope, sorry, I don't buy that one. Even if the derivation is correct (and it seems a bit tenuous TBH - Athena (Greek) was goddess of wisdom and poster shops - the fact remains that Athena wasn't Aphrodite aka Venus, so his contention about myths depicting the birth of Aphrodite from the head of Zeus are nonetheless groundless.Athena Venus
Neith (also called Ath-neith, Ath-nath, or Asenath hence Athena) was originally an African goddess from Egypt. The worship of Neith was taken to the Greek islands during successive waves of migration of black colonists from the African coasts to Mediterranean islands. These migrations and subsequent contact were very important in helping to establish civilization in ancient Greece. http://www.africaresource.com/rasta/200 ... -olympics/
The main imagery of Neith as wp wA.wt was as deity of the unseen and limitless sky, as opposed to Nut and Hathor, who represented the manifested night and day skies, respectively. As the "Opener of the Sun’s paths in all her stations" refers to how the sun is reborn (due to seasonal changes) at various points in the sky, beyond this world, of which only a glimpse is revealed prior to dawn and after sunset. It is at these changing points that Neith reigns as a form of sky goddess, where the sun rises and sets daily, or at its ‘first appearance’ to the sky above and below . It is at these points, beyond the sky that is seen, that her true power as deity who creates life is manifested . http://www.geocities.com/skhmt_netjert/neith.html
There's a sensible caveat on that site, vis:
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Not that low, surely?”God, not another stealth tax.””
I'm told that the budget for science is about the same as that for Scotland. :_pished: :hello:
Anyway, wait until Mr Brown gets in and starts asset-stripping Surrey and transferring it to Leith.