Isis myth as context to wedge tombs/ slab cists

The theme is about Isis as the one of two goddesses of the age. The myth is told in songs from the pyramids. The myths are about resurrection and fertility as always. Age of Rituals is mainly the time before Scandinavian Bronze Age

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Scandinavian Isis myth

Middle part of the ritual calendar at Evenstorp.

The figures interpret the zodiac and the moon suite and most of what we may understand of the message in this carving. It gives a complete picture of the ancient ritual year. To me it is of course the real thing.

It stands for the ultimate World Heritage and gives the Stone Age intellectual status. In this picture is their world-order, although much of it is behind the lines.

Old customs

"Oh yeah, those times when you only had to take your club and go out and knock down a woman and draw her home by a grip in her hair.

I remember the voice out of dark in the gym in early fifties. We were together at the gym looking at a movie made to tell about our parish from the very beginning on. A pair inspired the Big Mouth. They were clothed to be like Stone Age people. She had only a long hair and we boys tried to see if not through it then behind it.

The couple and a man with a boar walked between the hills in our wildest landscape. A small bog with open water and a field of black soil were between the hills. A pair of long barrows with passage graves lay in the middle of the field. On the hills around two pairs of burial mounds of Bronze Age were watching it all. I wonder how the moviemaker knew that they had a Boar-man in the very old days?

We boys tasted and chew the words of the Big Mouth for a while until we get tired. In the fifties one might sometimes see some jokes on the theme in cartoons. Television came and with it the Flintstone family and the unspoken question "Were the Stone Age people more like us?

The happening took place a few years after World War II on Zealand, Denmark where I spent my childhood from 1942 to 1952. I do not know how it was in the thirties. I believe that war made people look for their roots and they became aware of their country and customs. Only a few years after fifth of May 1945 they forgot all this. Folk got cars and tractors. You never saw two farmers give their horses five and take time to discuss the latest news with a neighbour. They hardly waved their hands in a Hello.

Nevertheless, during wartime the old customs were in use. Especially, I remember the time about Lent. We children had our festivity and we knocked the cat out of the barrel. The barrel hung just out of reach. They arranged us in pairs and each of us got our turn to knock on it until the last piece of barrel fell down. Usually they filled it with sweets and small things so there was some war about these when the bottom fell down. However, we had to go on to that the last peace fell. They then crowned the pair who got it down as King Cat and Queen of the night.

The right lower corner in east. Crossed circles may as well be footprints. It means, "Go" and the strokes on the boat give the scale for dividing the square of the sky.

The cup-marks are possibly stars or were in use when doing the spring offer. A ritual port or gate is also found in Egypt and known in Christianity as the small one.

Older youngsters from fourteen and up had their Lent suite. They formed a suite of many wagons in a row. First in the suite rode a pair of fore-riders or the bridegrooms at horseback. On our farm we had a charabanc and borrowed it for the Bride of Spring and her company in the suite.

Manes and tails of the horses had been comb out and made in braids. They had decorated the bridle and harness with paper-rosettes and other mountings. On drivers seat the driver and the co-driver or those who got the two together. On the seats behind the drivers sat the Bride and her becoming mate and two bridesmaids. They went from farmyard to farmyard "asking" for gifts to the pair.

This custom was often used at real weddings and then they decorated the bride's farmyard with green leafs. In front gate a portal made of green leaves was set up.

This is Ramadan with the moon suite and synchronisation with the solar year.

RV1.161.13: Oh R.bhus! you were asleep; thereafter ask Agohya, who is it that woke us up. The He-goat replied, 'the hound (s'va_nam) is the awakener'. As the year is passed, today you declare the same.

"The spirits of the seasons stop work for 12 days and go to sleep at Ramadan (intercalated for a lunar year). This period belongs neither to the old nor to the new year."

Firstly Rbhus is the He-goat and the dog has the name Rahu and is the falling node of the moon that later became "head of Dragon". His "brother" is Ketu is the rising node "tail of Dragon". We see the dogs in Sumerian and Egyptian symbolism at the half year gates. The excavating at Gobekli Tepe, Syria shows that there is a dog animal in relief on some pillars. That means the moon calendars could be at least 11000 to 9000 years old

But let us continue with the evidence from Indus and Evenstorp. After two years and a half, the 366 days in the year contained an error of 3/4 day in each year. That means they must insert a month every second or third year. Furthermore to be correct there is an error of3/4 of a day to be kept in memory for 40 years and gather it to an intercalated month.

RV 2.12.11: He, who discovered S'ambara dwelling in the mountains for forty years; who slew Ahi, growing in strength, and the sleeping son of Danu; he, men, is Indra.

In the rock-carvings we see the 12+ 1 brothers connected to the circle's symbolism of three season of the year called Rbhus after the first season and the others called Vibhva and Vaja. The He-goat symbolised the first season and later we get the Goatfish as symbol of the rain period when people live on goat, fish and sheep and stay in shelter. Have you ever seen the rain during the monsoon raining heavily for weeks without end? The ritual symbolism was showing what man should do during the seasons.

The circle with the hook is the new year and the time boat beneath counts days for the synchronising in the Dog or maybe in the Fox since the Sumerian tells about the fox Kiel that taught people things as for instance storing food. Those memories go very long back and we should remember that the Dog is maybe only around 12000 years old as man's best friend.

Efven, the leader advises Gyr and her suite. In English perhaps Her or the Maid.

I have also found that some centuries ago they had same customs in the Nordal County as in my childhood. It was custom that the bride and mate went to the neighbourhoods asking for gifts to the new home. The bride asked for the house and her mate asked for things to the farmyard. Those who gave something were welcome to the bride train from her home and to the new home and to the wedding of course.

But customs were slightly different in the Sundal County. Their parents made the couple and it was more like a deal. Her parents gave her a home gift and the bridegroom gave some small gifts to her parents.

The early round in sky

My generation know about Aryans and the black-headed chief-Aryan Hitler ... next generation may find it hard to believe that such absurd ideology could exist without resistance from people. Now we know that the Aryan ideology could exist because of lack of knowledge and media like TV. During my three years under occupation I saw some supposed Aryans and I am almost sure I have heard that screaming little man with a moustache live from radio. I also know that it was a deadly serious time.

The real Giant with his suite on the night skies.

I found many anachronisms in that ideology and in what historians and archaeologists have told about the Aryans. Aryans should be blue- eyed and blond in skin and hair. How come that people in India are reddish brown and has raven-black hair? The historians tell us that Aryans gave birth to the folks and culture of the India we know?

Another anachronism is of course that the Finns are not supposed to be Aryans. Still, in Savolax you may see more blondes than everywhere else. The Finns were good enough to be brothers in armour against the Russians too, in spite of the fact they where not Aryans? I find many anachronisms to laugh at, but we all know that it was deadly serious business those days.

They point out Koshab either as polestar or as the star in the corner

At Rock 1 Haugsbyn we see Little Bear and star Koshab is marked with a crossed square that should mean, "use this" as polestar. That would have fitted around 2000 BC. I found it was very useful for the time span I was studying. The head of the big figure seems to be Little Bear and the body is Big Bear with a foot in Regulus in Leo that maybe have been fix star for the rising node. They often mention Thuban in Dragon as polestar. That would have fitted around 3100 BC.

The original myth of agriculture on the ecliptic starts at Sumerian Utu or Roman Janus, which are nowadays Geminis.

The summer suite or round begins with down to Underworld Cancer/Crab and Water- snake. Leader is Leo and real agriculture starts at Crater, an icon of watering and then Raven or two or three pick axes.

The asterism Virgo with Spica or the ear is incarnation of the new moon goddess carrying the seed. At her side Arcturus set to watch her child. They think the Child Germ to sail in Water-snake or on the River of Underworld. Libra is an icon of scaling "grow or not". She was called Mid-wife later. Scorpio is third of the goddesses of childbirth. She is the one who cut the navel string and icon of harvest too. To her help is the Man "He, who knocks well" and the other man Opiuchos carrying Serpent, an icon of harvest ... the Devil in later Christianity. Crops may be stored in the Urn above the head of Serpent.

If we try to explain the names of gods and idols many of the syllable tell about an idol with special skills or attribute. If we want to make them general it is a better way than use their local names.

Watergate was an icon of inundation in Egypt. On the other side the Goatfish, Capricorn is an icon of living on goat and fish in old days.

Those historians tied to genetics were sure that the Aryans had conquered the world about 2000 BC. That means that when we look at images of Evenstorp we should ask were the people behind Aryans? Had they killed most of the people in their way like Hitler did?

It seems like a silly question because the evidence speaks for continuous culture. Mission seems more likely to be the message than conquest. We may see that the mission originates from huge cultures with agriculture ... and not from warriors. The cist culture had of course the dagger as a ritual weapon, but that originates from the dagger of early Isis.

The coincidence was the rise of urban cultures in Anatolia and the Aegean world, which I call the Ionic culture. Most of Europe is a branch.

The summer zodiac model 2300 BC from Perseus the Engender to the Urn and the sickle. It is the same suite of the zodiac as in the earlier figure.

I cannot see that genetics is a serious factor of history. Genetics is synonymous with biological roots. However, there is no evidence that likeliness in culture is caused by biological heritage. It is more likely to be a consequence of influence. People have rituals and believe in common by influence not only from their own land, but also from other cultures. Nowadays we are influenced by the Americans though the genetics are far away.

Customs are more often bound to the local reminds and finds than to people. An example is Turkey. We know that the Turkmen once moved in. However, the old parts of the customs we see nowadays are heritage from much older culture of the Hittites and others. They should burn the genetic theories, because history and we are mostly a product of what our surroundings give us. Each generation has to explore its own history.

Geometric model for making a quadratic zodiac to a circular. The Hook is an icon of harvest and also hooking the moon year. The boat from fig. 02 fits into this quadrature of the sky and the hook is seen at the end of the Water-snake ... see above.

Winter half year.

This chapter is referring to our heritage from Egypt and the underlying myths' ...

To understand better the myths are here some text from the pyramids. They are only a few centuries older than the carving at Evenstorp

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Staff managers always asked for my military degree as officer in the reserve when I was a young man. What a pity that they did not promote me lowest to rank above private at the end of conscript. If I had been, they would have seen me at once as a young coming man. Nevertheless, you should know your place as subordinate in a hierarchy. Those were the rules in the chicken yard.

In theory man is supposed to be more equal in late nineties. Still it is a fortune to have parents in position and have the gift of imitating a dog being a yes-man. This depends on density of population and indoctrination. It is no mystery. Populations of other beings organise a hierarchy in their population too. The bee-queen is the ultimate organisation.

When we look back, I suppose man was really free some 5000-year ago. Why should Inanna charm man to work with agriculture? ... Why was the leader of a suite in Egypt a beautiful woman and model for a later Aphrodite? Her body language was "Take me now" or "I am ready" ... a qualified guess is that behind that was Mother Invention and a totally free man.

Gyrstone (Maidenstone) at Audeborg with a heel-stone. Painted by Richard Dybeck an early archaeologist 1847. Near Aberdeen in Scotland there is a Maiden Stone like this.

When we shall interpret signs and symbols in the early days with no written language as guide, you may choose either of two ways. You may act like the Greek sophist and say "The world do not exist if you cannot read or speak about it". The rest is left to rumours and to your fantasies. The Greeks also write down the other way. It is the stoic method. You go to the middle of the world and try to sense what is happening. That is of course to go for essential problems including the environments of them. A third way is the testament of the late stoic Wittgenstein who said: "If you do not understand what you think, keeping your mouth shut is better"

Painted pottery with mythological astro-symbolics from Gerzeen, Egypt.

I do as the stoic and try to understand life of Mother Invention and her supports. She has left us many icons to solve. The sphere of ritual includes many symbols we have to see as icons, just in the same way as in the computer programme Windows. An icon is the symbol for a whole programme with many small moments of action.

To understand ourselves better we have to study our roots and how it all began. Two main roots are in Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Suite we find earliest in Egypt 7000 to 5000 BC and they paint it on pottery. In a critical analysis it is how the more reasoning leaders got the thoughtless folks to follow Her. While they once began, it went on and on for millenniums ... and today we cannot avoid following our leaders. Otherwise, we would be pushed to a side with less common value.

If you as an example have a portal, it is much more than the physical existence of the gateway. It is a point between two rooms of living, as a point between past and coming and vice versa. They did not see time as a bit of movement as we do. It was all activity in the thought room of living and should be defined as room-time. Other expressions were the Celtic definitions of my world, another world, otherworld and underworld which all includes time and space.

From those days we have the pottery paintings of the suite. In the beginning there were not many members in the suite. Still, there were many enough to see, that it was supposed that people should follow the Maiden. Of course the suite become more sophisticated with growth of population and temples. She, the Bride or the Maiden with many names was the constellation Auriga during the fourth millennium. The star Capella was current around 3100 BC. We know of time correction and beginning of the Indus-calendar, Aztec calendar and Nordic rituals of grinding axes or chisels.

"Shemesu Her suite" it is till called today in Egypt and here painted on old pots from before 3000 BC.

In everyday belief there was no difference between man and animal in Egypt. That is because all details were ideograms or icons of ritual and it makes our interpreting time consuming. At the left end of the "boat" is a palm-leaf. This was later the hieroglyph renpet meaning year or end of year. Carving marks on a palm-leaf did counting years

On pottery there is what may be a boat as eye- catcher. Maybe it is, but not anyone. If we in detail interpret the figures, we may count the expected oars below the boat. They are 18 plus 22 total 40. They are same relations as in the night skies in the mausoleum of Ramesses IVth. There you find the most detailed night sky of Egypt's culture.

From this follow that Egyptians counted nine days forty times a year. This is valid at least in some part of the big country Egypt. When Egypt had grown to the largest extension, it was as long as Sweden. In a poly-culture, making generalisation is risky.

There is a joint in the middle and a closed portal. On it is a pennant and it gives the message "Coupled life". At the right end is a hut of leaf. On other paintings is the Sign Mountain or Hill of Origin, which was the rest place during a flood. At the left end the palm leafs counting years and the goat reminding about living on it during inundation. Because of the goat as icon we may conclude that the cow was not yet a common animal.

In cities and temples duty and fees were collected in the gateway between two worlds. That means that the icon portal was used in cases of likeliness. Roman Janus and Sumerian Utu were icons of the point between a new year and last year.

When we know this, we also know when the New Age began due to precession. That is the time lag of ecliptic or zodiac. In other words it means earlier occurrence of the equinoxes in each successive sidereal year. It is one degree in ca.71 years. Thus we may count backwards from today roughly three constellations or a quarter of Magnus Year 25800 years that is 6450 years from today to 4454 BC. At that date spring equinox was in Gemini and Sothic. They sometimes called the latter the Dog star.

The Sothic gave a name to the Sothic cycle of 1460 years. This period should give the same date for rising of that star. It is a reconstruction after events. That shows no know-ledge of precession. Nowadays the equinox is in at the head of the Fish and the zodiac is 4,4 periods later than the supposed first rising of Sothic.

At this time is no sign of the later Isis with her mate Osiris predestined to the underworld. Maybe it could be understood in the couples we see in some pot paintings? Perhaps they created the myth around 3100 BC. Their myth is a wonder of rationalisation. The Egyptians chose what they needed to explain the resurrection in practice.

Nowadays managers call it to delegate when they rank a worker into a place in an organisation. Rightly they put a man on a specified post. To be correct in room-time we might say, in the suite of hierarchy and successive work in the organisation. The only difference is that our companies are bigger than the small farmer settlements in the beginning of time. You may name the posts as icons of work to be done, or you may see it as a defined idol for the same work. The manager, Himself he believes of course that he is God.