I’ve been working on my third book, a compilation of works I have put out in the media that began 36 years ago.
I’m still working on it.
The series on the Bible began on 12 June 1985, for the Advocate Newspapers.
The series on the Iliad ran from 23 May 2003 until 23 July 2004 and was carried by the Amherst Bulletin.
The series on the Odyssey ran from 5 October 2017 – 6 January 2019 and was carried on the World Wide Web.
What we have uncovered in our research is that in both Hebrew and Hellenic traditions there is the same pattern, a master plan if you will, of following the seasonal path of the zodiacal constellations through the year. For instance, in the Aries chapter of the Iliad symbolized by the Ram and ruled by the God of War, Ares (Gk. Mars);
“Troops moved up
behind him now, as a flock out of pasture,
follows a ram to drink- and the shepherd’s heart
rejoices: so did Aeneas’ heart rejoice
to see the men-at-arms follow his lead.
And then in our very next chapter, symbolized by the Bull (Taurus) and the second constellation of the zodiac we are introduced to the supreme leader of the Greeks.
“Agamemnon’s lordly mien
was like the mien of Zeus (Jupiter) whose joy is lightning;
oaken-wasted as Ares (Mars), the God of War,
he seemed, and deep-chested as Lord Poseidon (Neptune),
and as a great bull in his majesty
towers supreme amid a grazing herd,
so on that day Zeus made the son of Atreus (Agamemnon)
tower over his host, supreme among them.”
These same archetypes are found in the books of the Bible. Genesis is Aries, Exodus is Taurus, etc.
In another quick example from Homer, I set before you the great bow of Odysseus. No one save our hero can string it and have it shoot through twelve iron axes (the metaphorical constellations), although all the suitors try. From our comprebel verse of the Bible we have Genesis 9:11-12,
God said, “Here is the sign of the Covenant I make between myself and you and every living creature with you for all generations: I set my bow in the clouds and it shall be a sign of the Covenant between me and the earth. When I gather the clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I will recall the covenant between myself and you and every living creature of every kind.”
Of course the bow in the clouds that He’s referring to is the rain-bow. Athena Reads Her Bible is a great way to cross reference the constellations of the zodiac, refresh your memory of Biblical tales and learn about pagan mythology.
Coming to a booksellers soon near you!
Just as soon as I finish working on it.