Hathor – Earth’s Ring of Debris (gks 2)
The Egyptian Mothering Goddess Hathor
Anybody who is vaguely familiar with ancient Egypt is aware it comprises of many hundreds of mythological deities – Amun, Osiris, Horus, Hathor, Isis and Ptah to name but a few. Convention wisdom says the ancient Egyptians invented these gods in an attempt to explain the workings of the cosmos and their place in it. That is to say, the simple rising and setting of the sun, moon and stars and the subtle changes in the environment were somehow encapsulated in the many thousands of myths, legends and stories attributed to some 2,000 gods in all.
I question this premise by asking some very fundamental questions, such as, how does the invention of so many imaginary deities attributable to no physical thing or phenomenon explain the workings of the cosmos? How many gods do you need to explain one of the sunniest and driest climates in the world? If Egypt’s pantheon of gods is an attempt to explain the universe and the Egyptians place in it, then why is so alien to us – why can’t we even begin to associate with it? The only two things that separate us from our ancient forebears are time and technology; if we were to subtract these, would we see the world in the same bizarre way?
In my book I show there is only one plausible explanation for this extraordinary world and in a roundabout way it doesn’t deviate from the orthodox view – the Egyptians were indeed attempting to explain the workings of the cosmos only this wasn’t the same relatively stable world we experienced today, far from it. It was a world dominated by 3,000 years of cosmic chaos (duration of Pharaonic Egypt) primarily involving the planets Mars, Venus, Mercury and the Moon which entered into repeated encounters with earth as divine kings and queens – celestial bodies believed to be the kas (doubles) of humans here on earth (See gks 1).
Moreover, my reconstruction takes the common sense notion that there were no mythical gods whatsoever in ancient times. All of Egypt’s gods did at some point hold real physical presence; all can be attributed to planetary chaos and any phenomena associated with it. And by this I am referring to asteroids, cometary bodies, dust and gasses, electromagnetic disturbances, lighting bolts, light refraction, shock waves, light apparitions, etc. etc. It is here where we will find the true physical identification for many of Egypt’s so-called mythical gods. The reason we cannot identify with the ancient world and its enigmatic ‘sky’ gods is because chaos has all but subsided and any phenomena associated with it is no longer extant.
A prime example of a deity that once held true physical presence but has since dissipated is the mothering goddess Hathor (Figure 1 above). I identify this bovine goddess as the name given to a gigantic cosmic ring of ‘milky’ debris that once orbited around earth’s equatorial regions. An analogy would be Saturn’s rings only much thicker and denser.
In order to corroborate this ground-breaking identification it is necessary to first briefly explain how earth gained a gigantic ring(s) and then follow with how the Egyptians deified this in the form of the nurturing goddess Hathor. It will be shown that Hathor’s images, attributes and epithets are completely consistent with a giant cosmic hazy band of debris arching across the heavens. Further, by invoking the God King Scenario it will become apparent why and how Hathor, as Earth’s hazy ring, played such prominent role in the lives of the celestial god kings. This, in turn, providing further corollary support for the GKS.
Approximately 5,200 (3,200 BC) years ago cosmic chaos began when a giant interloper entered our solar system and smashed into the largest planet, Jupiter. The force exerted upon Jupiter was enough to blast the Earth into smithereens many times over. It caused an apocalyptic explosion which resulted in the birth of Venus as well as unimaginable quantities of space debris (including our Moon) and a Dark Age on Earth (The Dark Age of 3,200 BC. See Geological Evidence).
The evidence for the initial cataclysmic explosion on Jupiter is still with us today in the form of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (erroneously believed to be a raging storm) and the asteroid belt which is a rocky band of debris orbiting between Mars and Jupiter.
The impact was of such high velocity that it caused a SOLAR-SYSTEM-WIDE catastrophe scattering dust, gases and debris throughout the ecliptic plane, the flat disk on which the sun and the planets lie. The sun (& planets) was a spinning star cocooned in a pea-soup of haze and gasses as a gigantic flat ring of debris formed stretching out from the sun and beyond the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn and possibly even as far out as Uranus and Neptune. This ‘ecliptic haze’ was constantly fed by ongoing planetary chaos primarily involving the planets Jupiter, Mars and Venus. Jupiter churning out countless tons of debris for several millennia after its initial ‘eruption, Mars and Venus in entering into repeated encounters with earth also subsequently scattering countless tons of debris throughout. The sun (Re) with the assistance of the afore mentioned planets ultimately vacuumed up this debris – a process that took at least 3,000 years and comes to us via the wars and battles of the warrior sky pharaohs (the kas) and the sun gods eternal battle against the forces of evil.
Isis, Ptah and Sokar
From the prospective of earth, the ecliptic debris appeared as a hazy band arching across the night sky on an east-west axis (apparent path of the sun and planets today). The Egyptians believed it was created by the god Ptah and described it as a giant mental plate that was the floor of heaven and the roof of the sky. I identify Ptah (Figure 2) as Jupiter which I believe was clearly seen amidst the ecliptic haze as a gigantic star (sometimes blue, hence blue skullcap). Ptah’s epithets completely consistent with my identification – i.e. he was the god of craftsmen, rebirth and creation… a master architect, one who made all and created the gods and framer of everything in the universe.
Descending the stairway to heaven and moving much closer to home the ‘ecliptic haze’ was deified as the goddess Isis. As the Queen of Heaven, the Brilliant One in the Sky, Great Lady of Magic, Mistress of the House of Life, mother of the pharaoh, Isis is to be seen as a goddess who basically presided over the path (the ecliptic) taken by the sun (Re) and the god king planets as they reigned over earth.
Figure 3 depicts the goddess Isis handing Nefertari (wife of Ramesses) the symbol of life (ankh). This is Venus in the guise of Nefertari (GKS) appearing amidst Isis (the ecliptic haze), and in the process of being led to an eternal life among the stars – the duel world of Upper Egypt. Figure 4 is very similar in its meaning. It depicts Isis (ecliptic haze) wrapping her wings around the mummified ka (double) of a pharaoh (Mars?), thus protecting him as he too is led towards eternal life above. These images will be further understood as we proceed with Hathor.
Ra the Red Sun
The evidence for the existence for the ecliptic band of debris that once engulfed our solar system comes to us via the art of the Egyptians and the way in which they portrayed the sun (Figure 5 Ra, the RED sun). The Egyptians always depicted the sun, not as a golden yellow ball with a complete set of sunrays as we would paint it but as a relatively lifeless RED disk, why? The answer is so simple it beggars belief. The Egyptians drew, painted and carved a red disk because the sun in ancient times appeared as a red disk. Our sun, the very same sun of ancient times appeared red because it was hazed behind 93 million miles (distance between the sun and Earth) of dust and debris – the elliptic haze. The Egyptians depicted EXACTLY what they saw when observing the sun. They would never tempt the wrath of their pre-eminent deity (Re) by getting his true form (that of a golden glaring orb) wrong. This, and the fact that the planets in chaos appeared as red disks is the very reason why the red disk dominates Egyptian art. I cover the Red Sun more comprehensively in my book but its worth mentioning now because it effects what follows (Also, please note when studying Egyptian art, the lack of a simple white crescent moon, why? Because it had yet to settle down into its regular monthly cycle).
A natural sequential order of things saw masses upon masses of the ecliptic debris tidally drawn in towards the planets forming gigantic ring systems around their equatorial regions. The ‘Lord of the Rings’ Saturn (Sokar) a prime example. In fact, I believe Saturn’s rings today are the remnants of a once much thicker and denser ring system that existed only a few thousands years ago. But of importance here is Earth also developed one enormous band of debris around its girth. Forming shortly after the birth of chaos and remaining for at least 3,000 years (Pharaonic Egypt) it was constantly fed by ongoing chaos. It also periodically contributed (along with the ecliptic haze) in diminishing the sun red from the perspective of Earth. Although a ring to modern day minds, from the perspective of ancient cultures who believed the earth to be flat and the centre of the universe, earth’s celestial ring arched across the heavens on an east-west axis (celestial equator) as a thick hazy band of milk and honey. It was clearly seen during the night, twilight hours and also during the day, although this would depend upon the intensity of chaos and just how bright the red sun (Re) was allowed to shine.
Unlike the ecliptic which moves throughout the day and slowly throughout the seasons as a result of earth spinning on its axis and its orbit around the sun, earth’s band remained a virtually constant east-west feature. It should be seen as a visible form of earth’s celestial equator (earth’s equatorial region projected upon the sky) as it spun with earth in a relatively constant motion (chaos permitting).
Hathor – time to grant this enigmatic goddess real physical status – earth’s ring of debris was deified as the goddess Hathor.
Egypt’s Hathor Goddess – Earth’s ring of debris
By examining the epithets and attributes of this deity, it will become clear that the connection is related to Earth’s rings.
‘Important bovine goddess worshiped in three forms; as a woman with the ears of a cow, as a cow, and as a woman wearing a headdress consisting of a wig, horns and Sun disk. Her associations and cult centres were among the most numerous and diverse of any of the Egyptian deities.’ (Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, Shaw & Nicholson p 119)
If we look at a selection of Hathor’s titles, we immediately find a link between Hathor and Earth’s ring of debris. These titles include the following:
• Lady of the Sky
• Daughter of Re
• The mistress of heaven
• Lady of the stars
• Goddess of love, music and beauty
• Goddess of fertility, children and childbirth
• The Mothers of Mothers, the celestial nurse
• Goddess of the dead, lady of the west
• The mistress of life
• The great wild cow
• The golden one
• Mistress of Turquoise
• Lady to the limit of the universe
• The powerful one
• Mistress of the desert
• Lady of the southern sycamore
• Lady of malachite
• The great one of many names
All the above titles have deep significant meaning and all correlate with my identification of Hathor as a great ring of debris that once encircled Earth’s girth. There are many others as Hathor’s epithets were among ‘the most numerous and diverse of any of the Egyptian deities.’