Re: Some questions
- Hi, Kearn--
There's a very similar depiction from Mayan cosmology and creation
myth in which the canoe in which the Maize God is paddled to the
place of creation is represented by a large swath of Milky Way from
Cygnus (including the rift) to about Monoceros. Next time I'm in a
reasonably dark sky--which happens all too rarely--I'll have to look
for this canoe.
--- In comets-ml@y..., "kearn_jones" <belatrix@o...> wrote:
> Hi John
> I know this is extremely off topic, but all this talk of the
> winter milky way, has reminded me of my favourite analogy of the
> milky ways appearance. It comes from a local (South Australian)
> Aboriginal Dreamtime story, from the Ngarrindjeri people. They
> say that it is a bark canoe that belonged a mythical man named
> Ngurunderi who left it behind when he abandoned camp in
> pursuit of his wives.
> The dark matter lane through the center of the milky way being
> the inside of the canoe ( we are looking from above the canoe )
> and the bright matter the outside curving to points at each end. I
> must admit every time i see the full winter milky way , since
> reading that story years ago, i cant help but see and think about
> the large bark canoe. :)
> --- In comets-ml@y..., <john_drummond@x> wrote:
> > Hi Mitch,
> > I have a theory regarding "the land of the Long White Cloud";
> after regularly seeing the milky way stretching across the sky
> from rural settings in NZ I think that the "long white cloud" is
> referring to the galactic plane of the above mentioned
> galaxy(????!!!!!!) - the overhead winter Saggatarid/Scorpio region
> is absolutely brillantly bright and complex.
> > That's my (probably historically incorrect) thought for the day...
> > Cheers
> > John
- --- In comets-ml@y..., "tonyjhoffman" <tonyhoffman@e...> wrote:
> Hi, Kearn----I'll have to look
> There's a very similar depiction from Mayan..
> for this canoe.....good luck with the canoe Tony , you will find it easy im sure.
--- In comets-ml@y..., <john_drummond@x> wrote:
> An interesting story indeed! I guess that the stars visible in the
canoe are bits of sand that fell off his feet??? I wonder what his
wives were up to? I'm sorry for also being off topic also...
..on that i couldnt say ... i would only be embellishment if i did..