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The mistress of the stars – goddess of love, music and drunkenness, which almost obliterates the human race

There are many assumptions about the true origins of ancient Egypt and Sumer. Were the stories simply myths based on creatures with godlike abilities that came from the stars? One such creature, often unnoticed in modern times, has been called “Mistress of the Stars” and “Mistress of Heaven and Life,” revered in Nubia, Semitic West Asia, Ethiopia, and Libya. If we are looking for answers, we obviously need to look much closer.

One deity badass

Her name is Hathor and her followers worshiped this mother goddess from the beginning of the Egyptian religion until the end of ca. 500 BC From its mythology, it is clear that it was a godly deity worshiped like any male deity.


A triad statue depicting the goddess Hare Nome, the goddess Hator, and Pharaoh Mykerin. Unlike other statues, this one is basically inscribed in Pharaoh’s initiation. Originally from the Mykerin Temple in Giza, made by the engraver. Established during the 4th Dynasty, circa 2548-2530 BC. Now at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Today, more people have heard of Isis, Horus’ mother, but Hathor was the one who came first, “the goddess from whom all others came.”

Goddess of the Milky Way

In search of connections to its origins, Hathor was generally portrayed as a heavenly cow because it represented the Milky Way and the milk flowing from above. She was associated with Venus, the star and goddess of the Romans. In the Greeks she was associated with Aphrodite – the goddess of love.

Hathor was one of the only gods depicted in full face instead of profile. She often had a red body and beautifully painted eyes, but she could also be pure white. Her human face often had horns and ears, with a red disk of sun between the horns. The red solar disk later appears in Isis’s images.

A hathor can take many forms, appearing as a lion, a goose, a cat, a vulture, a cobra, or a maple tree. Her relations with other gods and goddesses are equally changing. She was married to Horan, but their relationship is curious. The name of Hathor is translated “Kingdom of Horus” with the ability to rejuvenate and revive the sun god. She is described as the wife, daughter and mother of the sun-god Ra at the same time.


Facsimile of a sketch of the Book of the Dead by Annie. Hathor, as mistress of the West (goddess of the beyond), emerges from a hill representing the Tivan necropolis. She is depicted as a cow wearing the typical horns and sun disk, along with a necklace of menat. Her eye is depicted as the sacred Eye of Horus. There is a stylized tomb at the right bottom.

Hathor enjoyed great popularity among ordinary people as well as royalty, as the patron goddess of joy, festivities and love. She played a mysterious instrument called systrum to banish evil from the earth. What was this strange device? It looks like a gate with a cobra in the opening, or a tuning fork, or Egyptian Ankh in other cases (see below).


Hathor head system by Keren Green


A system with the name of King Amasis

The irony of this association with joy is that Hathor began with the devastation of men. In a story very similar to the Great Flood of the Bible, God Ra is disappointed with men for forgetting him and letting Hathor destroy them, as something like her evil twin, the goddess Sekhmet. The destruction of Sekhmet is so devastating that the other gods ask Pa to stop her destructive swing.

Transformed Torturer

According to the Encyclopedia of Ancient History, it was then that the goddess-mother completely changed, thanks to something that is probably the most important beer in world history.

“Ra regrets her decision and devises a plan to stop Sekhmet’s bloodlust. He orders Tenenet, the Egyptian goddess of beer, to brew a particularly strong batch and then have the beer painted red and delivered to Danadara. Shehmet, at that time, became mad with a thirst for more blood and, when she encountered a blood-red beer, quickly grabbed it and began to drink.

He gets drunk, falls asleep, and wakes up as Hathor the benevolent. Humanity is spared from destruction and its former tormentor becomes his greatest benefactor. After his transformation, Hathor gives only beautiful and invigorating gifts to the children of the earth, and is given such high status that all later goddesses of Egypt can be considered forms of Hathor.

She was the goddess’s great-grandmother, ruler of heaven, sun, moon, agriculture, fertility, east, west, moisture and birth. In addition, it was associated with joy, music, love and motherhood, dance, drunkenness and, above all, gratitude. ”

Thank the gods for that red beer! Without it, would there be humanity today? Instead of eliminating humanity, Hathor gave the survivors joy, music, art and celebration. Not only the living were grateful, so were those who went beyond.

“It was believed that the mother character of Hathor welcomed the souls of the dead and helped them on their last journey to a place called Duat. She even offered them refreshments from the shade of a maple. ”


Hathor in maple

Hathor was an integral part of the New Year’s festivities, with the priests wearing her statue, laying crowns on her head and performing secret rituals, singing and playing. Today, New Year’s celebrations can be seen on the walls of the 2000-year-old Hathor Temple in Danadara near the famous light bulb. Early Christians damaged her face on sculptures in an attempt to erase her story, but failed.


Hathor’s Column

As we can see, the history of Hathor is fundamental to the beliefs of ancient Egypt. The goddess, representing the Milky Way, almost obliterated the human race, but then became a beloved patron of joy, prosperity and celebration.

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A giant pyramid was discovered in the Ural mountains

Ural tourists from the club of expeditions “Wild North” found a huge pyramid in the Subpolar Urals, which is several times larger than the Egyptian pyramid of Cheops. An unusual mountain was discovered when they were preparing for the helicopter casting of one of the groups and studied satellite images of the Polar Urals.

The height of the pyramid is almost 800 meters, the length of the faces is about a kilometer. In this case, the faces are located exactly on the cardinal points. The pyramid is located on the territory of the Peoples-Itinsky Ridge in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Ugra. – We were preparing a route and came across a pyramid. She stands on an arc from a meteorite impact crater. According to satellite data, the mountain with its forms exactly repeats the famous Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt.

Only its size is twice as large, ”says Evgeny Svitov, head of the Wild North Expedition Club. – The height of the pyramid is 774 meters, the length of each of its faces is almost a kilometer. The edges are located clearly on the cardinal points, as if on a level.

“These are God-forgotten places, the fishermen bypass them, they say there are not very many fish,” said Yevgeny Svitov from the Wild North expedition club. – It is amazing that the pyramid faces clearly on the cardinal points. The sacred shaman river flows there. According to Eugene Svitov, nature could not do this – to create such a clear relief with angles of 90 degrees. “My version: this is a construction of ancient civilizations,” the traveler believes. – Most likely, it consists of granite, quartzite, there is no vegetation there, it starts a little lower.

“People did not live there, these territories were used precisely as ritual places,” said Vladimir Anishchenko, a scientist and member of the Russian Geographical Society. Archaeologists note that the Ural ridge was sacred, people came to perform rituals there, it was a territory of the forces of nature.

The pyramid is located almost on the ridge, the territory is very peculiar, it has its own anomalies. We were there with expeditions. Unexplained anomalies are encountered there. For example, there is a platform at the confluence of rivers where there are no mosquitoes, although there should be clouds. 

You can get to the pyramid either by walking 400 kilometers along the ridge on foot, or by helicopter. The object has already attracted interest from the Russian Geographical Society. In the summer, an expedition will be sent to study the pyramid.

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Helicopter, tank, submarine: what is actually depicted on the walls of the temple in Abydos

The study of the temple complex in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos began in the 19th century. There were a lot of hieroglyphs, they were on columns and on beams, guessed under a layer of dirt and soot. But then it was just hieroglyphs. The twentieth century had to come, so that scientists could see that the ancient Egyptians on the walls of the temple depicted a tank, a helicopter and a submarine.

The ancient Egyptian Abydos is located near Luxor – it has a long and extremely interesting history. The temple complex was built on the left bank of the Nile and is dedicated to Osiris, the god who taught mankind gardening and agriculture. Egyptian myths tell how the god Seth killed Osiris, his brother, and since then, he, depicted as a mummy, rules the underworld, the world of the dead. True, archaeologists are sure that the cult of Osiris came to a long-living city and, probably, one of the most populated by this time. It is also believed that before the appearance of the cult of Osiris, Abdos was the religious center of civilization.

Memorial Temple of Seti I in Abydos

Around the XIII century. BC, the construction of the temple complex dedicated to Osiris begins – it was the reign of Set I. It was a pharaoh, famous for many victories and conquests. It is not surprising that the temples of Abydos began to praise the pharaoh, commander, reformer, and warrior.

Mummy of Seti I

After the death of Seti I in 1279 BC power in the country passes to Ramses II. It was in many ways a unique ruler – he builds a lot, develops the country, fights. And he lived for more than 80 years, having ruled at least 60, which was a lot for those times. When it was built a lot, and it was during it that the temple complex of Abydos grew. Now there were palaces, temples of the necropolis.

Ramses II

The 19th century for the exploration of Egypt was incredibly fruitful. In Abydos in 1818 inscriptions were found that were extremely important for the country\’s chronology: the table of Abydos and the list of kings – these were relief columns of hieroglyphs with a list of the country\’s pharaohs who lived before Ramses II. On the walls of the temple were also found numerous \”technological\” drawings, but then they were simply fixed.

Abydos list and table of Abydos

And until the end of the twentieth century, these drawings did not interest anyone. Until 1997, when the photos of ufologist Ruth McKinley-Hover appeared on the Internet. She claimed that on a beam in the Osiris temple … images of a helicopter, a submarine and an airplane were found. She argued that this was undoubted evidence of paleocontact meetings of ancient Egyptian and alien civilization. And then again they remembered not only about this beam with its strange icons, but also about other \”technological\” drawings that were previously interpreted only as fantasies of artists.


The same symbols

Of course, the first reaction was to accuse the scientist of falsification. But numerous photos of the indicated place confirmed – yes, these hieroglyphs have probably existed since the time of Seti I or Ramses II and indeed represent a record, probably encrypted.

“Technological” drawings in the temples of Abydos

Explanations of the appearance of hieroglyphs of this form were varied. Official science immediately indicated that there is an imposition of hieroglyphs made earlier and later, for example, at the time of the Network first, and then, at the time of Ramses. Part of the plaster on which the reliefs are made, collapsed and in this way it turned out that we can see today.

Black marks are the icons that were supposedly stuffed into the relief during the time of Ramses II

Of course, such an explanation did not suit everyone. The times of Ancient Egypt, of course, are studied well, but far from as well as they should. And the basis for the study, in general, does not suit everyone – after all, the decoding of the hieroglyphs, the beginning of which was laid by Jean-Francois Champollion, is not satisfactory for all scientists. And if we recall that there were accusations that Champollion was knocking down texts that “did not fit” into his scheme, then it was completely doubtful. In addition, in other churches of the same Abydos there are many reliefs that confound scientists.

Necropolis of Abydos

In addition to the mysterious inscription, Abydos does not tire of discovering more and more mysteries. One of them is located in the same temple of Seti I. This is a certain room, which is now called “room K”. Access here is possible only from above, from the roof of the temple, through the hole. The “room” itself is two-story, has neither doors nor windows and, which is especially surprising for Egyptian architecture, is deprived of any images and inscriptions at all.

Location of Camera K

Osirion is also causing no less questions – a construction much more ancient, built of megaliths. It was built Abydos. And it itself, probably, was built long before the advent of ancient Egyptian civilization, and possibly refers to the culture on the remains of which Ancient Egypt flourished.

Near Osirion were discovered the remains of an extremely ancient city – it existed much earlier than the Egyptian pharaohs, and, especially, the cult of Osiris. And in it was everything that was needed for a real crowded center – buildings, tombs, workshops. Ancient utensils and tools were found.

Osirion

Be that as it may, the reliefs, inscriptions and temples found to date require a more thorough and, importantly, objective study. Perhaps the look of amateur historians will help scientists unravel ancient secrets. After all, Champollion was an amateur …

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Ancient Egyptian pyramids discovered in Alaska

Photo: Ken Hill / National Park Service

Archaeologists and climatologists who jointly explored a rocky tundra plateau in the west of the Brooks Range in Alaska, discovered hundreds of remains of houses and stone pyramids, which are about 11 thousand years old.

A study report appeared in Anchorage Daily News. Its author is Ned Rosell, a research fellow at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. A large-scale study began in 2011, when the National Park Service built a meteorological station on Howard Pass. Such facilities are designed to operate autonomously in remote places throughout Alaska. The station is powered by solar panels, and sends the received data via space satellites.

This information helped archaeologists to choose the most suitable time for the expedition and explore the vast space between the Colville and Noack rivers. They visited there and found out that even in the most extreme weather conditions in Alaska in ancient times there were large settlements.

At Howard Pass, hundreds of remnants of dwellings were discovered, including circular “foundations” on which igloo domed houses were installed, as well as pits for storing food, raw materials and waste from the production of stone tools. In addition, pyramidal piles of stones were found. These structures are far from being as monumental as the pyramids of Egypt, but they are approximately twice as old as the African ones. Scientists believe that the ancient pyramids in Alaska served as traps into which people drove caribou – reindeer.

“Locals took advantage of caribou, fish, berries, waterfowl and, probably, bison in the earliest period,” said archaeologist Jeff Rasich of the National Park Service. “Howard Pass is a tundra gate several kilometers wide through which herds of caribou still migrate seasonally from the Western Arctic.”

Despite the extremely difficult climatic conditions, this area, according to scientists, has always been rich in food. The natives called Howard Pass the word “Akutuq” (Akutuq). This was the name of their favorite treat, which they prepared from whipped animal fats, sugar and berries. The snow patterns drawn by the wind on Howard Pass reminded them of this delicacy.

As for the weather, the climatic anti-record was recorded in these places on February 21, 2013. On that day, the air temperature dropped to around minus 43 degrees Celsius, and the wind blew at a speed of about 87 km / h.

And this was not an isolated event. Conditions close to those described were recorded in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In the wind, the temperature was even lower. Scientists believe that the Eskimos waited in their homes for severe frosts, and then went to the pass in search of icy carcasses that fell from the cold caribou.

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