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A very beautiful legend. Thank you, Sally.

For me serpents are symbols of birth, growth, death and rebirth, but also the deep knowledge of the cosmos, as well as the process of cyclical time.

Regarding vultures, like the sky vulture seen on Gobekli Tepe's Pillar 43, these are ultimate symbols of death and rebirth in the minds of the Neolithic peoples of Anatolia and the Near East. It was the vehicle of the soul, as well as the guide of the soul into the afterlife. Its journey began with the act of excarnation and completed with the soul's entry into the land of the dead, which in the northern hemisphere has always been associated with the northern celestial pole, and the stars that synchronise with its course across a 26,000-year precessional cycle. Those stars, of course, include Deneb in Cygnus and Vega in Lyra, both of which were identified as vultures in Near Eastern, Hellenic and Armenian sky lore.

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The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 3451 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 537 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 515 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 569 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 514 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 508 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 484 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 451 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 445 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 487 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 473 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 424 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 442 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 509 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 513 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 487 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 479 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 700 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 497 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 443 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 450 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 430 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 448 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 414 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 438 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 443 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 437 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 475 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 460 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 435 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 433 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 447 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 431 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 462 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:23
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 454 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 466 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 428 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:27
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 636 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 453 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 425 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 412 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 423 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 421 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 417 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 436 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 423 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 412 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 412 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 425 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 426 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 455 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 425 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 418 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 408 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 437 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 431 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 426 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 449 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 396 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 434 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 451 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 418 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 432 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 491 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 473 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 448 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 452 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 427 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 461 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 414 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 429 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 424 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 417 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 448 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 416 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 452 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 430 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 450 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 420 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 448 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 437 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 436 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 439 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 451 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
Re: Kailasa and swans 465 SallyA 09-Jul-18 03:23
Re: Kailasa and swans 428 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 438 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 458 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 422 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 442 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 433 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:03
Late comer..... 448 Itatw70s 10-Jul-18 00:17
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Re: Late comer..... 447 Itatw70s 12-Jul-18 18:20
Re: Late comer..... 416 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:12
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 465 MDaines 10-Jul-18 08:42
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 449 SallyA 10-Jul-18 16:32
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 433 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 18:07
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 438 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:58
What's in a name? 446 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
Re: What's in a name? 438 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:08
Re: What's in a name? 437 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
Re: What's in a name? 427 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:30
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 448 Broker 16-Jul-18 22:17
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal . . and leopards 464 SallyA 19-Jul-18 19:13
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal . . and leopards 446 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:36
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 434 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:35


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