The Ganesha Of Kabul – And His Custodian Guard [ Arte-Facts #14 ]

In our field, we are so often delving into impressive legends of long ago - myths about men who once lived and wrought deeds so mighty that they seem frankly 'incredible' (in the old sense of the term) today. And that can leave one quite jaded about the modern era for reasons that ought be … Continue reading The Ganesha Of Kabul – And His Custodian Guard [ Arte-Facts #14 ]

Khan’s Maryannu Invocation

For context, this man is a prominent geneticist frequently commenting on matters pertaining to our field. The 'Maryannu' he references here are a rather intriguing group spoken of in the ancient Near East, that appear to have constituted chariot-borne warriors. Indo-European chariot-borne warriors, based around the speculated etymological link of "Maryannu" to Sanskrit मर्य ['Marya'] … Continue reading Khan’s Maryannu Invocation

The Sword Of The King – On Bhavani And The Famed Bhavani Tulwar Of ShivaJi

[Author's Note: I wrote this some four years ago yesterday. So, as ever, our understandings have grown and evolved in certain areas … including the rather intriguing potential that the Excalibur myth of Britain, wherein a certain female figure associated with The Waters bestows an empowered sword to a leader in order to unify things … Continue reading The Sword Of The King – On Bhavani And The Famed Bhavani Tulwar Of ShivaJi

The Past Is A Battlefield – Fought Over By The Armies Of Modernity

Some of the comments from my latest article. Which I find interesting - because it suggests that some people who'd self-identify more toward a "hard conservative" view … think we're being, and I quote "feminist […] revisionists"; whereas some people who would appear to identify more toward the "hard progressive" end of things think we're … Continue reading The Past Is A Battlefield – Fought Over By The Armies Of Modernity

On The Restoration Of The Position Of Women To That Of Archaic Indo-European Society

I find this image - and what it represents - rather intriguing. Because what we are presented with here is an instance of a Past challenging a Present. And it is something with quite archaic Indo-European mytho-cultural resonancy. What do I mean by this? Well, first, here's a brief description of what's going on in … Continue reading On The Restoration Of The Position Of Women To That Of Archaic Indo-European Society

Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose – Parakram Divas

The 23rd of January marks the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose - one of the greatest (if these days, sadly unremembered by some) leaders of the Indian Independence movement. A Bengali by birth, Bose rose to prominence as a firebrand young leader of the Indian National Congress's more radical factions (and, earlier, served as … Continue reading Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose – Parakram Divas

The Near-Dioscuri Experience Of Simonides The Pious Poet

I found this rather amusing. Per Cicero, there is a tale of the Greek poet Simonides having a near-death experience. Or, we should say - a Near Dioscuri experience !  Simonides had been commissioned to eulogize the sporting victory of Scopas at a banquet held by the latter. In the course of doing so, the … Continue reading The Near-Dioscuri Experience Of Simonides The Pious Poet

On The Potential Unintended Consequences Of Rome Inviting Home Foreign Gods – The Siege Of Jerusalem Example

Something I was … rather surprised to learn in the course of researching a previous article, is that during the Siege of Jerusalem, the Roman general Titus appears to have potentially performed a variation of the 'Evocatio' rite - the formalized Roman custom of endeavouring to entice the God or Gods that were patrons of … Continue reading On The Potential Unintended Consequences Of Rome Inviting Home Foreign Gods – The Siege Of Jerusalem Example

ON THE HORSE TWINS – The Savior Sons of the Sky Father [Part 2 – Hengist And Horsa – The Demonization of the Divine Sons]

The 'Horse' nomenclature is particularly overt when we turn to Hengist & Horsa - the latter being so clear as to not require translation, whilst the former effectively means 'Stallion'. So, 'Stallion' and 'Horse', then. At least in the British chronicles upon the subject. Other accounts from further into the Germanosphere differ somewhat upon this … Continue reading ON THE HORSE TWINS – The Savior Sons of the Sky Father [Part 2 – Hengist And Horsa – The Demonization of the Divine Sons]

To Navigate The Seas Of The Sun – What Kepler’s Letter To Galileo Can Tell Us About Reading The Past

I've had this quote upon my mind since this morning. It's from a letter written by Kepler to Galileo in April of 1610: "There will certainly be no lack of human pioneers when we have mastered the art of flight. Who would have thought that navigation across the vast ocean is less dangerous and quieter … Continue reading To Navigate The Seas Of The Sun – What Kepler’s Letter To Galileo Can Tell Us About Reading The Past