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The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts Sumer, or the ‘land of civilized kings’, flourished in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq, around 4500 BC. Sumerians created an advanced civilization with its own system of elaborate language and writing, architecture and arts, astronomy and mathematics. Their religious system was a complex one comprised of hundreds of gods. The Sumerian creation myth can be found on a tablet in Nippur, an ancient Mesopotamian city founded in approximately 5000 BC. The creation of Earth ( Enuma Elish ) according to the Sumerian tablets begins like this: When in the height heaven was not named, And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name, And the primeval Apsu, who begat them, And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both Their waters were mingled together, And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen; When of the gods none had been called into being, And none bore a name, and no destinies were ordained; Then were created the gods in the midst of heaven, Lahmu and Lahamu were called into being...
Seeing Through Saturn | Society As A Cult Structure The New Oxford American Dictionary defines a cult as a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. Whenever we hear the word, fringe groups come to mind such as Heaven’s Gate, in which members committed mass-suicide so that their souls could catch a ride on a comet back to their home planet, or Scientology, a multi-billion dollar, celebrity touting organization whose mythology tells that our bodies are comprised of the souls of aliens who were killed in a holocaust by an ancient intergalactic warlord named Xenu. Going back to the basic definition of cult, however, a cult is simply defined as a system of devotion to a particular figure or object. That object of devotion could be an abstract figure, such as a god or deity, or something more material, say, money. Though the objects of devotion can vary widely, cults all have certain characteristics in common: Those characteristics are: 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Fortuna Fortuna (Latin: Fortūna, equivalent to the Greek goddess Tyche) was the goddess of fortune and personification of luck in Roman religion. She might bring good or bad luck: she could be represented as veiled and blind, as in modern depictions of Justice, and came to represent life's capriciousness. She was also a goddess of fate: as Atrox Fortuna, she claimed the young lives of the princeps Augustus' grandsons Gaius and Lucius, prospective heirs to the Empire. Her father was said to be Jupiter and like him, she could also be bountiful (Copia). Cult Heraldic Fortuna in the arms of Glückstadt. Fortuna's Roman cult was variously attributed to Servius Tullius – whose exceptional good fortune suggested their sexual intimacy – and to Ancus Marcius. The two earliest temples mentioned in Roman Calendars were outside the city, on the right bank of the Tiber (in Italian Trastevere). She is found in a variety of domestic and personal contexts. Vatican, Rome, Italy. Middle Ages
Cult of Saturn - Rothschild Three city state Empire of the City Demeter Greek goddess of the harvest, grains, and agriculture Etymology It is possible that Demeter appears in Linear A as da-ma-te on three documents (AR Zf 1 and 2, and KY Za 2), all three apparently dedicated in religious situations and all three bearing just the name (i-da-ma-te on AR Zf 1 and 2). It is unlikely that Demeter appears as da-ma-te in a Linear B (Mycenean Greek) inscription (PY En 609); the word 𐀅𐀔𐀳, da-ma-te, probably refers to "households". On the other hand, 𐀯𐀵𐀡𐀴𐀛𐀊, si-to-po-ti-ni-ja, "Potnia of the Grain", is regarded as referring to her Bronze Age predecessor or to one of her epithets. Demeter's character as mother-goddess is identified in the second element of her name meter (μήτηρ) derived from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr (mother). In antiquity, different explanations were already proffered for the first element of her name. Iconography Demeter was frequently associated with images of the harvest, including flowers, fruit, and grain.
Brotherhood of Saturn Symbol of the Fraternitas Saturni Fraternitas Saturni (lat.: "Brotherhood of Saturn") is a German magical order, founded on Easter 1928 by Eugen Grosche aka Gregor A. Gregorius and four others. It is one of the oldest continuously running magical groups in Germany. The lodge is, as Gregorius states, "concerned with the study of esotericism, mysticism, and magic in the cosmic sense". Today its purpose is in working on the spiritual evolution of humanity by means of development and advancement of the individual being. This is to be attained by mental and ethical schooling of the personality and complete mastery of esotericism and occultism. History Origins: Pansophia Lodge and the Weida Conference The Fraternitas Saturni was founded in the wake of the so-called "Weida Conference" in 1925. The conference was not a smooth event and Traenker withdrew his support of Crowley. Founding In 1936, the Fraternitas Saturni was prohibited by the Nazi regime. Gregor A. Aythos.
Isis, Rose of the World, Part II More Roses for the Isian Garden Blue Nile (1976) Breeder: Delbard. Country of Origin: Paris, France. Type: Hybrid Tea. A vigorous and disease resistant rose. The blooms range from lilac to mauve to deep lavendar in color, blushed with a deep purple. Goddess of Love (2000) Breeder: Colin P. Isis (also known as Silver Anniversary) (1995) Breeder: Poulsen. Osiria (1978) Breeder: W. The Compass Rose (1997) Breeder: W. Part I of this article, published in the Lughnasadh issue of MOI, listed the following roses, Belle Isis, Rosa Mundi, Cleopatra and Bridge of Sighs (named for a bridge that crosses The Isis, a branch of the River Thames). Sources for Part I and Part II of this article: Ackerman, Diane, “A Natural History of the Senses”, Random House Inc., New York, 1990 Adkins, Lesley, and Roy A. Andrews, Carol, “Ancient Egyptian Jewelry”, Harry N. Athenaeus, “The Deipnosophists” (The Learned Banqueters), Volume II, Books 3.106e-5, translated by S. Petrie, William M. Yeats, W.
The Worship of Saturn Saturn, so active in the cosmic changes, was regarded by all mankind as the supreme god. Seneca says that Epigenes, who studied astronomy among the Chaldeans, “estimates that the planet Saturn exerts the greatest influence upon all the movements of celestial bodies.” (1) On becoming a nova, it ejected filaments in all directions and the solar system became illuminated as if by a hundred suns. It subsided rather quickly and retreated into far-away regions. Peoples that remembered early tragedies enacted in the sky by the heavenly bodies asserted that Jupiter drove Saturn away from its place in the sky. The cult of Osiris and the mysteries associated with it dominated the Egyptian religion as nothing else. Osiris’ dominion, before his murder by Seth, was remembered as a time of bliss. and that Horus grew up to avenge his father by engaging Seth in mortal combat. In Egyptology the meaning of these occurrences stands as an unresolved mystery. Sir James G. References
Saturn (mythology) Saturn (Latin: Saturnus) is a god in ancient Roman religion, and a character in myth. Saturn is a complex figure because of his multiple associations and long history. He was the first god of the Capitol, known since the most ancient times as Saturnius Mons, and was seen as a god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation. In later developments he came to be also a god of time. His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of plenty and peace. Under Saturn's rule, humans enjoyed the spontaneous bounty of the earth without labor in a state of social egalitarianism, in the "Golden Age" described by Hesiod. The figure of Saturn is one of the most complex in Roman religion. The main difficulty scholars find in studying Saturn is in assessing what is original of his figure and what is due to later hellenising influences. Among the features which are definitely authentic of the Roman god, Briquel identifies: 2. his association with Lua Mater, and