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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? 3623 Andrew Collins Author 03-Jul-18 17:29
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 592 SallyA 04-Jul-18 19:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 567 Andrew Collins Author 04-Jul-18 21:51
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 632 michael seabrook 04-Jul-18 21:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 565 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:28
Paranormalist 561 greengirl5 06-Jul-18 00:04
Re: Paranormalist 537 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:52
Re: Paranormalist 505 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 23:36
Re: Paranormalist 496 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:44
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 540 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 20:55
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 523 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 22:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 476 michael seabrook 06-Jul-18 23:13
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 492 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:25
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 559 SallyA 05-Jul-18 00:57
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 564 SallyA 05-Jul-18 01:27
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? .. Mod help, please .. 537 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:45
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 531 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:42
More snakes 822 Robert Jameson 05-Jul-18 06:26
Re: More snakes 548 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:54
Re: More snakes 501 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 13:59
Re: More snakes 500 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:11
Re: More snakes 481 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:29
Re: More snakes 501 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:47
Re: More snakes 466 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:07
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 490 SallyA 08-Jul-18 23:48
Re: the pyramids of Giza, built, how? 491 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:40
Re: More snakes 495 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:30
Sperm cells and microscopes 526 greengirl5 05-Jul-18 23:41
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 516 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:38
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 485 SallyA 06-Jul-18 02:49
Re: Yeti ... source page: 486 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:05
Re: Yeti ... source page: 498 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:24
Re: Yeti ... are actual, have rather odd eyes and are fast and very capable 481 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:26
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" from the Dream Time, her two companions, and her master . . 513 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: 511 SallyA 17-Jul-18 18:14
Re: O.T., . . Looking for the BIG picture, the temporal ghestalts . . 517 SallyA 17-Jul-18 19:12
Re: Serpents, "THE Serpent of Creation" ... images of House of Sokar . . 3 serpents as on Gobekli pillar: 481 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: 736 SallyA 24-Jul-18 16:57
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 507 Robert Jameson 06-Jul-18 14:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 476 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 463 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:22
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 473 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 473 michael seabrook 08-Jul-18 07:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 465 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:53
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 484 Robert Jameson 08-Jul-18 17:49
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 478 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:20
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 465 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 00:40
Yes, how? 467 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 01:48
Re: Yes, how? 476 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 03:17
Re: Yes, how? 481 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 05:35
Re: Yes, how? 511 Robert Jameson 09-Jul-18 12:27
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 474 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:44
Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 469 SallyA 11-Jul-18 16:05
Re: Crick, Watson and accuracy . . thank you, amended . . . 462 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:35
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 491 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 489 Robert Jameson 10-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 480 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:38
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 501 Robert Jameson 12-Jul-18 00:02
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 449 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 22:18
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 485 Robert Jameson 14-Jul-18 01:58
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 502 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:14
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 472 greengirl5 07-Jul-18 14:01
Re: Sperm cells and microscopes 483 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 15:56
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 542 drrayeye 05-Jul-18 06:35
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 524 Andrew Collins Author 05-Jul-18 21:59
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 499 SallyA 06-Jul-18 03:22
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 511 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:40
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 481 SallyA 09-Jul-18 00:32
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Aesir & Vanir, and . . . 515 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 20:37
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 467 SallyA 10-Jul-18 15:31
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: Agree 100%, . . Odin from general vicinity of Anatolia . . NM 484 Andrew Collins Author 11-Jul-18 17:41
Balanced speculation 473 drrayeye 06-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Balanced speculation 466 Andrew Collins Author 06-Jul-18 23:43
Re: Balanced speculation 497 drrayeye 07-Jul-18 00:22
Re: Balanced speculation 466 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:09
The Black Swan 501 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 11:36
Re: The Black Swan 480 Robert Jameson 07-Jul-18 23:52
Re: The Black Swan 503 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:16
Re: The Black Swan 473 greengirl5 09-Jul-18 02:03
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 502 jazzmumbles 08-Jul-18 03:15
Re: The Denisovan Legacy: the True Origins of Civilization? 490 Andrew Collins Author 08-Jul-18 16:25
The Idigna Bird and Kal 489 MDaines 08-Jul-18 16:49
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 499 SallyA 09-Jul-18 01:07
Kailasa and swans 503 drew 09-Jul-18 02:18
Re: Kailasa and swans 518 SallyA 09-Jul-18 03:23
Re: Kailasa and swans 479 drew 09-Jul-18 03:54
Re: Kailasa . . pardon, rebounding, and centering . . 488 SallyA 09-Jul-18 18:38
Re: Kailasa and swans 509 MDaines 09-Jul-18 07:56
Re: having an author to chat to 471 drew 09-Jul-18 20:53
Re: having an author to chat to 494 Andrew Collins Author 09-Jul-18 21:13
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Late comer..... 501 Itatw70s 10-Jul-18 00:17
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Re: Late comer..... 466 Andrew Collins Author 13-Jul-18 23:12
Re: The Idigna Bird and Kal 519 MDaines 10-Jul-18 08:42
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What's in a name? 496 MDaines 12-Jul-18 10:34
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Re: What's in a name? 489 MDaines 14-Jul-18 07:04
Re: What's in a name? 478 Andrew Collins Author 23-Jul-18 13:30
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