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Soma, new proposed identity

June 24, 2017 12:51PM
Hello everybody, again.

There are a lot of debate and many try to identify the sacred Soma "plant". I think the "drink"- the liquid might have come from murex shells and it is the sap and colour produced by it.
I think Shiva lingams are to produce murex dye and Soma might be the liquid that produced. In the Soma mandalas and soma sacrifice there is a lot of fleece and wool. Why would you need it to peoduce this drink if its to do with textiles? If a large population dedicated their effort to produce purple and blue, it is a good chance that they preserve the process in hymns."distill,extract,sprinkle" is a good way to describe the process. You smash thousands of shells, extract the sap, add salts, dip the fabric, add potash(sprinkle cows urine) you have expensive purple fabric. Great offering to the gods. The populations around murex sites become included in the trade routes, a stream of ships guaranteed to keep coming, sharing culture, idea and technology's. Brings enlightenment and "civilization". Medicine, infrastructure, social organisation that prolong life. There was one producing so much that one becomes so rich and powerful that one might think that he is Shiva himself? :)
Anyways. No assurances that it is a plant. It can be a marine mollusc, or river mollusc, a creature which secretes one of the most sought after product at the time.
Do not get me wrong, I am only almost sure, but never the less it is a very good candidate.
The other plant that I can't see in the list of candidates is the Moringa oleifera. It is not just a superfood, its oil is not just very good soap, but they use it to clean water. It is a superplant in a region where clean water and sanitation is essential, to keep healthy, prolong life. The haoma drinking Scythians were just about in the neighbourhood. So can we rething the tale of Soma and Haoma, as accounts of practices and essentials of murex makers and traders?

Thank you and kind regards.
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