Just tying some loose ends together.
The best example of a dorje is in Nepal. Supposedly, a dorje is a "thunderbolt of enlightenment", but, perhaps it is, as Euripides wrote in his work, "Ion" :
"Now what? the mighty thunderbolt, blazing at both ends, in the far-shooting hands of Zeus?"
"I see it; he is burning the furious Mimas to ashes in the fire."
Is a dorje of any use as a weapon? How many warriors have marched into battle carrying dorjes? I would contend that the dorje is a representation of a destructive force applied universally by a universal god.
The double-ended dorje held in one hand can also be represented by a single weapon held in both hands. The weapon can interchange with deadly animals such as snakes which, in later times, morphed into different objects and plants, either to disguise their real significance or, perhaps, the original meaning became lost in the mists of time. The Gods could also be Goddesses.
A short trip around the world.
Snake Goddess (Minoa)
Tlaloc (Aztec) Compare with Taranis (Gaul)
War God (Maya)
How could such similar iconography span oceans and continents? Did each culture observe the World God in their own environment and record it in their own way. Or, was there a universal God of a united people who were cast asunder across the world, and, only at a later time, were able to cross-reference what had occurred?
Who is this God?
Post Edited (02-Apr-15 01:33)