The monster which attacked Mars (Update)

Fig. 1 Svarbhānu attacking Mars (mandala)

Fig. 1 Svarbhānu attacking Mars (mandala)

In Hindu myth, Rāhu and Ketu are imagined to represent demons which cause eclipses of the ‘Moon’.  In astronomy these points are the nodes of the orbit of the Moon. They were mythologically imagined to be the head (Rāhu) and body (Ketu) of the Rg Vedic Svarbhānu, a demon which tried to attack or eat Indra (Mars), as depicted at the top of Figure 1.

Cyclic Catastrophism explains that during each kalpa, when Mars was in its geostationary orbit, above Mt. Kailas, Indra’s Home on Earth, it passed through phases of illumination, similar to the Moon, but every day.  It approached full illumination around midnight because it orbited close to the ecliptic plane.  But due to its great size and proximity to the Earth it would pass, at least partially, through the shadow of the Earth, an eclipse, at approximately 11;15 PM as seen in the Vedic (Aryan) lands, what is now the Punjab. At these times the Earth’s atmosphere would refract the red light and scatter the blue, resulting in a partial eclipse with a reddening of a portion of Mars.  The serpent aspect was likely due to cloud formations on the limb of the Earth which produced striations and variations in the shadow.

When passing through exact alignments Mars would be almost

Fig.2 Ouroboros eclipse of Mars.

Fig.2.  Ouroboros eclipse of Mars.

completely eclipsed, producing an ouroboros, as shown in Figure 2.

Fig. 3 A real eclipse.

Figure 3 is an actual eclipse, where the flash on one side would represent the head of the snake-like illumination.

Normally Mars would be partially eclipsed. These alignments of the Earth with Mars may also have produced rumblings within the Earth, adding to the notion that this was a monster.

Interestingly, Figure 1 shows the Moon in the background at the approximate scale it was seen in Vedic times, about 1/11 the diameter of Mars, or some 530 times the area of the Moon, proving that it was not the Moon that was being attacked, but Mars.

These eclipses were interpreted similarly in most ancient cultures.  It was the origin of the Egyptian deity, the Apep Dragon, imagined to attack Horus (Ra) Mars (earlier in local time) every night. The Egyptian myth gives specific details which verify the origin of the phenomenon, stating that the shadow would first appear on the left side of the planet, by stating that the serpent was hiding in wait in the western mountain,

Fig. 3 Egyptian Temple

Fig. 4. Egyptian Temple

Bakhu, one of two invisible ‘mountains’ imagined to support Mars in its geostationary position in the sky. These two invisible ‘mountains’ in the sky were the inspiration of the shapes of the entrances of all Egyptian temples (Fig. 4). This emphasizes that each culture saw Mars (Indra or Horus) in a unique direction but stationary in the heavens – a phenomenon never experienced in modern times. Also that each saw the eclipses at different times of (their) days.

Fig. 5. Sphinx staring upward toward the eastern horizen

The Egyptians recognized Mars, stationary in the eastern sky day and night, by carving the Sphinx, facing in that direction, the Egyptian name for which is ‘Horus-am-Akhet’ meaning ‘Horus on the horizon’. Archaeologists have puzzled over the meaning of this name for hundreds of years, since in modern times all heavenly bodies move from East to West daily, except for TV and communication satellites which are in geostationary orbits above the equator.

Fig. 6. Akhenaten as a Sphinx worshiping Horus on the Horizon

In carving stone images for temples and tombs, the Egyptians tried to characterize the stationary aspect of Mars (Horus or Ra) in the heavens placing it within a unique ‘housing’, as shown in Figure 6.

Close examination of the carving clearly matches the Tharsis Bulge on Mars. The rays descending from Mars with leaves at their ends, were an acknowledgement of the life-giving vegetation and water that was blasted to the Earth during each ‘inundation’, or kalpa in the Rg Veda, each period of 14.4 years that it remained in geostationary orbit.

Egyptologists today, believe that this term ‘inundation’ in ancient texts referred to the current yearly rising of the Nile due to the melting of glaciers in upper Egypt. But during each 14.4-year capture period, the tidal effect of Horus (Mars), above Mt. Kailas, drew the Nile waters across the normally desiccated Eastern Egypt, greatly increasing the fertile area of Egypt.  This is why pharaoh Akhenaten, depicted as a Sphinx worshiping the Aten (Mars), built Amarna at that location.

Job 37: !8  Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror?

~ by Angiras on August 24, 2016.

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