The Narmer Plate, Baal and the Beltane Festival
Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations: Part
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From Egypt to Syria: The Beltane
Syrian counterpart of the Giant Nermer/Osiris/Orion was Baal. It will be
remembered that in the Osiris Myth the chest in which Osiris had been
borne down the Nile eventually came to rest on the Phoenician Coast in
Syria, and that the Phoenicians were also known by the more familiar title
of Canaanites. (See Part
4) As was noted, this was a later insert to illustrate that the
Ancient Egyptian culture was adopted by the Phoenicians when Phoenicia was
brought under Egyptian control. Syria was a daughter culture of the
Ancient Egyptians and legend recalls that the earliest inhabitants of
Canaan were a race of Giants.
Statues of Baal
show him in the stance of the Giant Orion/Nermer/Osiris and wearing the
Leo/Gemini Crown. His relationship to the Giant on the Nermer Plate is
clearly evident. In the Canaanite Stele on the left, dated around 1800BCE,
Nermer/Orion/Baal has acquired a third arm to accommodate the man with the
axe who has adopted the position of the Gemini Twin. In his left hand
Nermer/Orion/Baal is holding the Tree of Life in place of Orion's Bow. The
Water of Life, Nun, is illustrated beneath his feet. What appears to be a
leaf attached to his Crown is in fact a bull's ear, representative of the
Dawn of the Age of Taurus which was previously celebrated on the Narmer
Plate. The people of Canaan were clearly aware of the symbolism but they
were unable to interpret the esoteric meaning. They lost the plot!
Baal Cult was associated with the Bull. Baal's story is recounted in
the Baal Myth, which concerns a crisis in the Autumn
Equinox. He was the god who died and rose again. Clearly this is a
reference to the Dawning of the Age of Taurus on September 21st 4468BCE
(using the Gregorian
as the original Sacred meaning of his myth was lost Baal became the
seasonal god of vegetation, dying in the Autumn and having his
resurrection in the Spring. This resulted in the Beltane Festival being
held in Spring instead of Autumn. A Spring resurrection displays a total
misunderstanding of the original stellar myth. (It was from the god Baal
that the name Beltane is derived. More on this later.)
As the original Sacred meaning of
Baal's myth was lost
he became the seasonal god of
The Beltane Festival: From Egypt to Syria
"Babel" was the "Gate of Bel" … the "Gate of
only was the Ancient Egyptian culture readily assimilated by the
Phoenicians, so too was that of Sumeria. The result was not only a fusion
of cultural beliefs, but also confusion, which resulted in the loss of the
original meaning of the Baal Myth.
The god Bel,
from whom the Beltane Festival derives its name, was the Ancient
Babylonian counterpart of the Syrian Baal.
translated with the titles "Lord" and "Baal". "Baal" is sometimes
represented as "Ba-al". Babylon was a village in c2230BCE when Ur
was a city. "Babylon", is the Greek rendition of the Hebrew word "Babel",
and is translated as both "Confusion" and "Gate of Bel".
aspect is recalled in the story associated with the Tower of Babel and the
confusion of languages. The following will explain the confusion.
"Gate of Bel"
translates as "Gate of the god Bel". Originally however, it would seem
that Bel was not the name of the god. "Ba-bel" was confused with
"Bab-il". They both sounded the same when spoken, as in the English
word "babble", but when written down the name of the god was changed, with
the result that the god "il" became known as the god "bel". Or perhaps it
happened the other way round! "Ba-al" and "Ba-il" are one
and the same, and "Bel" would appear to be a diminutive of these. However
"El" is the Hebrew word for "God". "Ba-el" means "Gate of God" and "Bel"
is also a diminutive of this. Like Baal and Bel, El was also associated
with the bull. "Al", "il" and "el" are all references to the same god. The
god "il" appears in the Mesopotamian legend of the Flood, the Gilgamesh
Epic, as the Great God Enlil. "En" means "god". In a later group of
Mesopotamian gods, Enlil was relegated to Lord of the Wind, and Lord of
the Mountain. In Ancient Egypt the "Ba" was the Soul.
English word "babble" is indicative of the confusion. People do tend to
babble on sometimes: "Babble on … Babylon"! Moreover a babbler is a person
confusion was a deliberate attempt to maintain secrecy. It was a hoax, a
jest, a whole load of bull! The truth is that from Baal and Bel is derived
the English word "Bull". The Beltane Festival is the Bull Festival;
the celebration of the Dawning of the Age of Taurus! The words
"Bel", "Baal" and "Lord" are interchangeable. Indeed the words "Bel",
"Baal", "Bull" and "Lord" are interchangeable. The Lord Baal, the
Lord Bel and the Lord were all references to the Bull in the Age of Taurus
when he reigned supreme in the Ages of the
"The Lord" during the Age of Aries was the Ram. This is why there are so
many references to the family of the Ram in the Old Testament. "The Lord"
during the Age of Pisces, which is soon coming to a close, is the Fish.
This explains the allusions to Fish in
the confusion it is easy to overlook the other aspect of "Babel" as "Gate
of Bel", "The Gate of God" or the "Gate of the Bull". This is a direct
reference to the gateway, or opening, illustrated at the bottom of Side
Two of the Narmer Plate, towards which the Bull is running. It was the
Gateway to the New Age of Taurus.
"Babel" was the "Gate of the Bull" …
the gateway to the New
Age of Taurus.
word "Babel" encodes the concept of Precession: the Precession of the Ages
of the Zodiac, and in particular the Precession of the Equinoxes of the
Zodiac. This was the secret that the Ancient Babylonians sought to
maintain: the secret which had been passed down to them from their
progenitors, the remote Ancient
The Tower of Babel is thought to have been based
Tower of Babel was the Ancient Babylonian equivalent of the much earlier
Egyptian Pyramids, and as such it represented the Tree of Life: it was an
Axis Munde. It also represented a mountain. Enlil was Lord of the
Mountain. It was the Mound which rose from the Primordial Waters: the land
which literally rose out of the Persian Gulf. It was a stairway to the
stars and it pointed to the stars. It was the Gate of God; the opening to
the Netherworld of the Ages of the Zodiac. Ancient Babylon was a daughter
culture of Ancient Egypt.
the design of the Ziggurat at Ur.
The Beltane Festival is derived from remote Ancient
via Ancient Babylon and Syria.
aside: The Bull Baal bellowed to the Bull Bel, "Bulls bellow in their
belfry, while in another belfry bells in the shape of bulls' horns
bellow".Find twelve references to the Age of Taurus the Bull.
The Druids and the Beltane
Beltane Festival was also known as "the bringing down of the Sun". This
refers to the astronomical event, which occurred on September 21st 4468BCE
when the Autumn (Fall) Equinox of the Sun was in conjunction with the
Milky Way. This conjunction initialized the movement of the Sun out of
the Age of Gemini and into the Age of Taurus. It is this example of
Precession of the Equinoxes which is recorded on the Narmer
Plate. It is the Sun's movement out of the Age of Gemini and into the Age
of Taurus which accounts for the "Fire" and "Bonfire" aspects of the
us that the person who is responsible for introducing religion and culture
to Britain was the Celt/Druid Hesus. In this, his role was not unlike that
of Osiris, who was the source of all knowledge in Ancient Egypt. (See Part
4) The connection with ancient Egypt however does not end here. Hesus
was also known as Hu! (See Part
name Hesus/Hu, together with his role, embodies the Sacred Knowledge of
the Ancient Egyptians … Hu, the Celestial Sphinx, the Creator and the
Precession of the Equinoxes.(See Parts