The Bull of Heaven
The primary deity pictured in the previous post as the Bull of Heaven, is shown in another Egyptian drawing in Figure 1. In this case the leg of the Bull is much less prominent, but represents the hardened lava column or the Biblical ‘column of smoke and fire’ as the center or the pivot around which Mars rotated. The Bull was actually the imagined shape of the flames that came out of the top of the hardened lava column. This emphasis was probably due to the perspective view from the Earth. Although the column was as long as 2000 km, it was oriented directly toward the Earth, while the flames from the top spread horizontally.
The Bull of Heaven’s Harem
Figure 1 also shows the placement of the seven most prominent ‘circum polar stars’, so-called because of Mars rotation, surrounding the pivot point. Because the term ‘circum-polar stars’ is imagined by archeoastronomers to refer to actual stars in the vicinity of Polaris, these seven have been misinterprested as the stars which comprise the ‘Great Bear’ or ‘Big Dipper’ constellation which comprises seven stars, but obviously they do not match that pattern. They have also been imagined to represent a dragon wrapped around the primary deity, leading to another mistaken association with a very faint stellar constellation surrounding the north star, called Draco, with the hippo deity, tau-ret, being identified by the star Draco.
In Egyptian texts, these were often called the ‘seven (serpentine) uraeus deities’, because they had high plumes that wavered like erect cobras. In the context of the Bull (Osiris) representing the primary deity, these seven were considered his herd or harem, illustrated in a completely different way in Figure 2, in which the Bull, with differently curved horns is at the lower left.
The Egyptian deity, Shu an-hur, was said to uplift ‘heaven’ or Am-Khemen, which was the duat or ‘risen land’, above the ocean (Nun) at the north pole of Mars, each time it was captured in its geostationary
orbit. Soon after this land appeared, the seven volcanos ‘lit-up’. Months later the hardened lava column rose to its full height. It was the primary deity, the Bull of Heaven (Osiris). Thus the seven were joined by an eighth. ‘Khemenu‘ actually means ‘the city of the eight gods’ or the ‘Ogdaod‘. It was also called the ‘arc of eight measures’ because it appeared as a boat in the middle of the abyss (Nun). Based on their presence on the risen land, these seven largest volcanoes, now dormant, are located on the northern island on Mars along with the enormous vent at the very north pole out of which Osiris rose. All eight are covered by the northern ice cap.
Because all cultures on Earth witnessed these events repeated every 30 years for 3,000 years, this theme of 7 + 1 deities is present in a number of diverse cultures: the Greek Zeus plus his seven sisters, the Pleaides; the Phoenician Kabiri were 7 + 1, the Japanese Kami were 7 (Subaru)+1, and the Hindu Vayu-Purana refers to the Holy Rishis, normally seven in number, as eight, due to the addition of Brahma, the Hindu deity of the hardened lava column.
Killing the Bull of Heaven
The ‘killing’ of the Bull of Heaven, a major aspect of Mithraism, i.e. the extinguishing of the flaming column, corresponded to the release of Mars from its geosynchronous orbit at a vernal equinox, thus implicating both Venus and Mercury. Hindu myth tells that on one occasion (release) Brahma developed an additional, fifth head, which swelled with pride because he absorbed all the knowledge of the Vedas from the other four (normal) heads, perhaps engendering the term ‘swelled head’. It became so bright that no one on Earth could look directly at it. This was most likely due to the deep north-pole volcanic vent on Mars tapping a source of uranium deep within Mars, which boiled up through the hardened lava column, producing a naked fission reaction at the top, where the Bull of Heaven was located. This was obviously the origin of the Greek myth of Medusa, who was so ‘ugly’ that Perseus, who decapitated her, was forced to use her image in his shield. This implies that Perseus was Mercury, the solid core of Mars which only appeared for eight days at each release of Mars.
Medusa’s Hot Head is on Venus
Particularly interesting, Perseus was said to somehow have given the head of Medusa to Athena (Venus), who placed it on her aegis (shield). So there may be a radiation ‘hot spot’ on Venus. But since the surface is hot enough to melt zinc and lead and the atmospheric pressure is 91 times what we have on Earth, no one is going to encounter the radiation for at least centuries.
Think, in this battered Caravanserai, whose portals are alternate Night and Day, How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp Abode his destined Hour, and went his way. Rubiayat of Omar Khayyam