شاهماران shahmaran: shah of the snakes

Shahmaran (Persian: شاهماران Şahmaran, lit. ‘Shah (king) of the Snakes‘; Kurdish: Şahmaran/Şamaran, Turkish: Şahmeran, Tatar: Şahmara or Zilant, Зилант or Aq Yılan, Chuvash: Вĕреçĕлен, lit. ‘Fire snake‘), is a mythical creature, half woman and half snake, found with different variations in the folklore of Iran, Anatolia, the Armenian Highlands,[1] Iraq, and of the Kurds. The name of Shahmaran comes from Persian words “Shah“ and “Maran”.[1] “Shah” is a title used for…

the great blue-green ones: 𓇅𓅨𓈗 wadj-wer,  ​𓇅𓏏𓆗 wadjet,

Per- Wadj-wer𓇅𓅨𓈗 Pronounced: Wadj-wer, Uadj-urMeaning: ‘Great Green” Wadj-wer, also spelled Uatch-ur is an Egyptian god of fertility whose name means the “great green”.[1][2] It was commonly believed that Wadj-wer was a personification of the Mediterranean Sea; however, it is apparently more likely that he rather represented the lagoons and lakes in the northernmost Nile Delta, as suggested by some texts describing the “great green” as…

dragoness: Δερκετὼ, derketo, derkesthai

The Etymology of “Dragon” Posted on November 20, 2017by Jess Zafarris “Dragon” comes from the Latin draconem, meaning “huge serpent, dragon,” which in turn is from the Greek drakon, “serpent, giant seafish.” The PIE root derk- “to see,” suggests that the literal sense of drakon was “the one with the (deadly) glance.” The sense of “glance” or “gaze” in the Greek drakon also…

Δερκετὼ dea syria: atargatis, the first mermaid

Atargatis /əˈtɑːrɡətɪs/ or Ataratheh (/əˈtærəθə/; Aramaic: ‘Atar’atheh or Tar’atheh) was the chief goddess of northern Syria in Classical antiquity.[1][2] Ctesias also used the name Derketo (Ancient Greek: Δερκετὼ) for her,[3] and the Romans called her Dea Syria, or in one word Deasura.[4] Primarily she was a goddess of fertility, but, as the baalat (“mistress”) of her city and people she was also responsible for their protection and well-being. Her chief sanctuary was at Hierapolis, modern Manbij,[5] northeast…

yemanja, mother of fish children

Yemoja (Yoruba: Yemọja) is a major water spirit from the Yoruba religion.[1] She is an orisha, in this case patron spirit of rivers, particularly the Ogun River in Nigeria; and oceans in Cuban and Brazilian orisa religions. She is often syncretized with either Our Lady of Regla[which?] in the Afro-Cuban diaspora or various other Virgin Mary figures of the Catholic Church, a practice that emerged during the era of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Yemoja…

proselenes: a time before the moon

There was a time when the moon did not exist SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 BY HISTORY DISCLOSURE TEAM IN KNOWLEDGE In ancient writings and traditions one can find proof of a time when the moon did not exist. Democretus and Anaxagoras mention that there was a time when no moon could be seen in the night skies. In describing the history…

the conquest of bread

Hail the Revolution! We demand bread, not war! We demand wine, and not blood! Pëtr Kropotkin The Conquest of Bread Preface One of the current objections to Communism and Socialism altogether, is that the idea is so old, and yet it could never be realized. Schemes of ideal States haunted the thinkers of Ancient Greece;…

eye see لجبرية: che guevara, al-jabbar, and the al-jabariyah

“Conocer…“, a voice whispered to me as I dreamt From my birth, there has been an unnamed force guiding me through every step of my life. This power has revealed itself to me multiple times, sometimes visually, at other times audibly – but it is always with me even when I can’t detect it with…

silence in the face of evil

Lately, I’ve had this persistent thought in my mind. “How can we rest when we know that there are so many suffering?” One of the reasons that I’ve made a point of writing my own experiences with pain and suffering down, is that the world needs to hear about those who do not have a…

arcanum 9 – teth ט: the serpent and the hermit

You are walking The Path of Teth.Teth is the 9th path within the Tree of Life and the 9th letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. (It is also recognized as “19” when all elements of the Tree are considered, including each of the 10 foundational Sephira: this is known as “The 32 Paths of Wisdom”.) Teth…

the serpent and the dove: priestesses of venus

Venus and Doves In ancient Mesopotamia, doves were a prominent symbol of Inanna-Ishtar, the goddess of love, sexuality, and war. In classical antiquity, many of the attributes of Inanna-Ishtar were incorporated into the goddess Aphrodite, including her association with love, sex, and doves. Quite naturally, Aphrodite’s association with doves influenced the Roman goddess Venus, and…