> Hi again,
> Your theory on Saturn is interesting. Perhaps it
> has something to do with the Greek myth of Zeus
> injuring him with a scythe... The rings of Saturn
> may reflect that scar.
> You are correct, Pan has a strong connection to
> Dionysus in Greek mythology. It is reported that
> Dionysus' escort was composed of Pans and Satyrs
> (yes, not just one Pan).
> Hephaestus is Ares/Mars? This is the first time I
> hear this, I assume you have something in mind for
> connecting Hephaestus with Mars which in turn
> connects his with Ares, right? Because in
> mythology I don't think there is a direct
> connection between the two deities. I do remember
> though an interesting - and funny - story
> regarding those two that you may find interesting:
> Aphrodite was cheating Hephaestus with Ares.
> Hephaestus started getting suspicious so he made
> an invisible net and placed it on his bed, and
> then he departed. When Ares and Aphrodite started
> fooling around they were trapped and they could
> not break free. Then, Hephaestus called the other
> gods to come and see, as witnesses, how Aphrodite
> was cheating on him.
I'm so happy you spotted that! That would probably be a good example of what I mean by the often farcical nature of myth, it seems quite amusing if that when learn the astronomical truth of the matter it tells us that Aphrodite was actually having an affair with her own husband under another name!!
The main reasons I draw the comparison is because the blacksmith uses fire (Ares) and forges weapons (Ares).
What I suspect that particular anecdote might describe could be when Mars exited retrograde while in conjunction with Venus (Aphrodite). One minute she is "with" one and then "with: the other but they may really be one and the same.
I am not certain about the invisible nets but perhaps it's valid if they suggest fishnets such that the sky event suggested might have taken place while Mars and Venus were in conjunction in Pisces?
A quick update on getting your book - I had to return the Kindle edition due to compatibility issues (Amazon's fault) so I have asked for a refund and have ordered the paperback edition. I would rather have the links but I would very much like to read what you've written. I expect I will have some kind words for your book once it arrives, whenever that may be. Usually about only three days but there have been some delays lately with Amazon orders.
Many, many thanks for the archaeoastronomy link! I am not able to read Academia.edu papers now also due to compatibility issues but I think I managed to find the publication you meant free online from the publishers. It looks to be an absolute treasure-trove of archaeastronomy reports, some 70 different papers. Thank you!!
rodz and DavidK Ancient Measures - Jim Alison on the Remen [grahamhancock.com] - Jim Wakefield From The Rollrights to Stonehenge
Peter Harris Visions of Time - Megalithic Foot - Megalithic Portal - Geoff Bath An Alternative Route to the Megalithic Yard
Mercurial Mercurial Pathways - Glanymor1948 Skhane.org - Jiri Mruzek Prehistoric Science