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Nehushtan of Rosemertha comes to Ireland

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  • John Presco
    Rosemertha is the resident goddess of Vaudemont Switserland which is near Rougemont. In this webpage I identify her as the consort co- healer of a Christ-like
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 24, 2003
      Rosemertha is the resident goddess of Vaudemont Switserland which is
      near Rougemont. In this webpage I identify her as the consort co-
      healer of a Christ-like deity, Hesus:

      http://www.geocities.com/prosemont/Rosmert_Herm.html
      http://www.geocities.com/prosemont/Jon_Rose.html
      http://www.irishstoryteller.com/milesian.html


      Jon

      Rosemertha, or, Rosmerta was the wife of Esus, also Hesus,
      meaning 'Lord' or 'Master' these two titles Jesus was given. In the
      Q'uran, Jesus is known as Essa. Esus was the Gaulish Hermes. Gaul was
      once called Essuvi. Ogmios the inventor of the Ogham is also
      considered the Hermes of Gaul, and a progenitor of the Franks. Esus
      is associated with the Gods Taranis, 'the Thunderer', and
      Teutates 'God of People'. Taranis is kin to Donar, and thus Thor, who
      is Hermes, who is kin to Donneemden 'son of the earth or the
      thunder'. The sons of Zebedee were called 'sons of thunder' they twin
      brothers who became Jesus's disciples, his Messengers.

      Rosmerta is depicted carrying a cornucopia and the caduceus wand, two
      serpents entwined on a staff, that Hermes carried. She owned the
      power to heal. The name Rosmerte is Celtic and is derived from
      smert "provision" and ro "large". I believe she is carrying the
      Graal, the 'horn of plenty'. In a marble relief she is shown standing
      next to her seated husband who is holding the 'snake of life' thus
      these two are associated with Adam and Eve, and the worship of Baal
      the thunder god?

      Esus is depicted as wielding an axe, he cutting down a chestnut tree.
      Rosmerte's horn of plenty is associated with Dagda's club, thus she
      is his daughter? Thor wielded a hammer. He is associated with the
      Gaulish Ercole or Mars, and the Mercury Cimbor Cimrianus the greater
      god of the Cimri given this Latin name, MERCURIUS AVERNUS GEBRINIUS
      DONNEEMDEN who is seen with a upside-down cross, and is associated
      with the 'Green Man'. Thor's mother was Gaea, and Maia was the mother
      of Hermes who was bonr in ARCADIA.

      "Citing the history of the caduceus, some physicians are critical of
      the symbol, because Hermes also happens to be the god that leads the
      dead to the underworld and is not only associated with wealth and
      commerce, but happens to be the patron of thieves (he is a classic
      trickster figure in Greek myths). It only makes sense that doctors
      wouldn't want to be associated with trickery, death, and the
      accumulation of wealth! Medical purists suggest we should go back to
      the staff of Aesculapius, which is depicted as a single serpent
      coiled around a cypress branch.

      The story of Aesculapius and his association with Hermes begins to
      make the story of the related symbols quite interesting. According to
      Greek myth, the god Apollo, in a fit of jealousy, killed his
      unfaithful mortal lover, a woman named Coronis (the Greek root of her
      name, korone, refers to a seabird, or a crow). When Apollo discovered
      that she was pregnant with his son, he had Hermes deliver the child
      while her body lay on the funeral pyre. The child was none other than
      Aesculapius.

      Aesculapius was trained by the wise centaur, Chiron, to become a
      healer (since his father, Apollo, was the god of health), and over
      time, he became the god of medicine with his own cult and temples.
      Hippocrates, regarded as the father of western medicine, was a 20th-
      generation member of the cult of Aesculapius.
      There are various explanations for why Aesculapius's symbol is the
      serpent coiled around a staff. The figurative interpretations
      consider the symbology (the snake's association with rebirth, the
      cypress branch as representing strength); and the utilitarian
      approach suggests that the snake was a poisonous one tied to the
      staff, its venom used for its medical properties.

      When the symbol of the caduceus is stylized and simplified, it
      creates another set of linked associations. For decades,
      anthropologists have tried to decipher the meaning of the symbol
      found among the ruins of Minoan Crete (one of the primary sources of
      Greek civilization). This symbol, called the labrys, is often called
      a double-headed axe because it resembles one. Feminists have
      reinterpreted it, given the Minoan culture, to represent the wings of
      a butterfly spread at the top of a rod (which might represent a
      caterpillar); it is read now as a symbol of transformation and
      transcendence, which makes it parallel to the caduceus; but scholars
      have not yet realized that it is, in fact, a simplified caduceus.
      Less sophisticated renditions of the labrys scratched onto stones and
      walls look like a sideways hourglass on top of a line. Likewise, in a
      more modern context, we tend to take the familiar pharmacists's logo
      to be an overlapping R and X, when, in fact, it is a skewed rendition
      of the Greek letters Chi (X) and Ro (P), which are actually a
      representation of Christ (Chi and Ro being the first two letters in
      his name). The pharmacist's ChiRo is an invocation of Christ's
      healing power, just as the ChiRo in Chiropracty (in case you've
      wondered) is a reference to Christ. The Chi and Ro used in Christian
      iconography look remarkably similar to the simplified labrys, though
      the connection may seem forced until one examines the symbology of
      Christ on the cross.

      http://www.endicott-studio.com/forcaduc.html
      http://www.irishstoryteller.com/milesian.html

      Scythia was located in an area north of Greece and east to the land
      now known as Turkey. They were nomads and famous horse warriors.
      Family descent: 1. Fenius of Scythia 2. Nuil 3. Gaedhuil (Green
      Gael) 4. Milesius, King of Spain. . . . . married to Scota 5. Their
      sons were: Donn Amergin Heber the Brown Colpa Ir Heremon The
      story of the Milesians begins in the far away land of Scythia.
      Gaedhuil, grandson of the King of Scythia was bitten by a poisonous
      serpent. His father, Nuil, a younger son of the king, carried the
      boy to the Israelites, where he asked for the aid of their leader,
      Moses. The man of God prayed over the child and touched him with his
      rod. The boy rose up, healed. Moses, told the boy that his
      descendants would go to a land in which no poisonous serpents would
      live. It would be an island which would be found in the track of
      the setting sun. The journey to Innisfail, the Island of Destiny,
      took three generations. A banner to honor Gaedhuil was made with a
      dead serpent mounted on a staff, representing the one used by Moses
      to heal the boy. Milesius, carried it with him on the search for the
      promised island. He traveled to Spain, and tarried there to rule as
      king.
      *
      The early peoples of Ireland The Firbolg. Legend says came from
      Greece, where they had long been enslaved. They captured the ships
      of their masters and sailed to Ireland. The Fomorians were sea
      rovers and put the Firbolg into serfdom. Tuatha de Danaans were
      remarkable for their skill in arts and crafts. They may have been
      more civilized than the Milesians. It was the explorer Ith, who
      first saw the island. He was brother to Milesius. Certain it was
      Innisfail he landed to explore the island. The Tuatha de Danaans,
      people who resided on the island, were suspicious of the strangers.
      Ith was mortally wounded. His followers carried him to his ship and
      sailed toward Spain and his family. He died at sea. His son, Lugaid
      (Lui or Leary), returned to the clan asking them to avenge his
      father's death and conquer the island. Milesius had died while Ith
      was away on the journey. His sons decided there was no more reason to
      stay in Spain. They headed toward the island with their cousin
      guiding them. At their head, was their widowed mother, Scotia.
      *
      The Milesians had so much difficulty locating the island they
      perceived the Tuatha de Danaans had rendered it invisible by means
      of sorcery. At length, they sited the island, and beheld the first
      site of Innisfail, with it's green mountains and inviting bays. They
      dropped anchor and prepared to go ashore the following day. But, when
      they rose up the next morning they could only see a low ridge of
      land. More tricks, claimed the Milesians. Nevertheless, they reached
      the shore.
      *
      It seems highly improbable that the warriors would actually allow a
      people they intended to conquer, time to prepare for war. But after
      reading similar situations in recent Irish history, I have concluded
      that this detail is likely to be true. They approached the Tuatha de
      Danaans with spears and shields in hand. The people of the Danaans
      asked for a parley. They said that this was not a fair contest by the
      rules of war. The Danaans had no army prepared to oppose the
      invaders. They asked them to return to their ships to allow them time
      to prepare for battle. The Milesians debated the point and gave the
      final decision to Amergin, the second born of the brothers. He was
      known as the Learned Man of the clan and the brother most respected
      by the people. He was a poet and scholar, as well as warrior.
      *
      Amergin decided the case of the Danaans had merit and with
      scrupulous obedience to his decision, the warriors returned to their
      ships and withdrew a distance from the island. The wait cost them
      dearly, for a storm came up that took the lives of several chiefs and
      their wives. The storm had blown the ships asunder so that when they
      landed the next time, they were scattered across the island. Some
      landed at the mouth of the river Boyne; others on the coast of Kerry.


      The Tuatha de Danaans were not exterminated by the Milesians, whose
      numbers were small. It is certain that the two people formed the
      future population, many who still claim descent from Milesius. A
      great battle was fought in a glen a few miles from Tralee, in which
      the Milesians were victorious. Scota had entered the battle carrying
      the battle flag of their ancestor, and was killed. She was buried
      beneath the royal cairn in Glen Scohene. There was a short, fierce
      battle at Cailtan in Meath that decided the fate of the island. The
      Tuatha de Danaans lost their kingdom and land. Their three kings,
      were dead.

      This story was never given credence by serious scholars, who tended
      to think it was fabricated by the Bards. But, modern excavation has
      produced evidence of a great battle fought thousands of years ago
      on the exact site of the story. ---Dove

      The Tuatha de Danaans lost rulership of the land and many lives, that
      day, but one of their own achieved infamy. Her name was Queen Eire.
      It is the name by which the island is still known today. Eire's land-
      -- Eireland----Ireland.

      So when was the Ogham created? Judging from the information contained
      within it, it was created sometime during the first millennium BC and
      probably somewhere after 500 BC. It could not have been created later
      than 55 BC, for the Celts would have used the Latin alphabet instead.
      It could not have been created before the seventh century BC because
      the Latin alphabet was not in use before that time. It is
      specifically stated that the Ogham came after the invention of the
      Latin alphabet although it is nowhere said that the Ogham were
      derived from the Latin alphabet. It is therefore most likely to have
      been created at the high water mark of the Hellenic culture, between
      the sixth century and the end of the Alexandrian period, in an area
      where Greek and Celt traded, used a common alphabet and
      philosophised. This agrees with R A S Macalister's opinion that it
      could not be earlier than 500 BC.

      The use of a Q-Celtic language in the Ogham is therefore not
      surprising; P-Celtic was dominant on the Continent during Caesar's
      period, but before that Q-Celtic was probably the more widespread
      language. There were still traces of Q-Celtic in Spain and Gaul by
      Caesar's time. Q-Celtic has more anachronisms, which again suggests
      that it is probably the older form. For botanical reasons, which will
      be given later, it cannot have been created in Ireland or Britain. It
      must therefore have been created in a region where Q-Celtic was
      commonly spoken, which would have to have been a continental source.
      Again, it cannot therefore have been created after 55 BC and would
      have had to have been created considerably before that date.
      Consequently there is, again, no possibility of it being derived from
      the Latin alphabet since all historical sources are adamant that the
      Celts were using the Greek alphabet before this date.

      The most likely place is in the region of Masillia (present day
      Marseilles). This was a coastal settlement amongst the Ligures that
      traded with Spain and the interior of Gaul. It was originally founded
      by Phokaia in approximately 600 BC and it was the major centre for
      trade and cultural contact between the Celts and Greeks. The
      merchants of Masillia founded colonies from Nice westwards. As the
      surviving Gaulish inscriptions show, Greek characters were in general
      use there long before the Romans arrived.

      One consequence of founding Masillia was that the Rhone valley became
      an important trade route. The course of the Rhone reaches into what
      was Belgic territory and Masillia was the source of the many exotic
      items found in Hallstatt contexts. This trade route broke down about
      500 BC possibly due to population movements and in particular the
      incursions of various Celtic tribes into southern France. It was
      however re-established later. The period from approximately 500-100
      BC saw the rise of defended oppida in Languedoc that often dominated
      the trade routes.

      As Masillia was an Ionian colony, the Ionic script was used. Ionia,
      or at least Miletus, had been acquainted with the early Greek
      alphabet at least as early as the eighth century BC; it may have been
      one of the first Greek territories to use it. Ionia was also one of
      the few Greek dialects that retained the use of vau (F). Masillia
      later became the cultural centre of the Roman Provincia; it was where
      Julius Caesar had his first contact with Celts. By the time of
      Boudicca it was a very powerful druidic centre and there had been a
      major nemeton outside the city since ancient times.

      There is an account in Plutarch's Moralia concerning the Milesians
      that has always intrigued me. They were called the Perpetual Sailors
      since they deliberated about important matters by putting out to sea
      a great distance. On reaching a conclusion, they sailed back again. I
      am reminded of the Milesian invasion of Ireland when the Sons of Mil
      withdrew beyond the ninth wave to consider their response to the De
      Dananns.

      Masillia may have been the most likely place for developing the Ogham
      but did the creators originate from there? The three divinities
      mentioned in the Ogham of particular interest; Belenos, Arduinna and
      Mogunos. Belenos was a pan-Celtic god in antiquity; he was worshipped
      from Cisalpine Gaul (northern Italy) to the Shetlands. There are
      monuments to him in the Auvergne. Arduinna is mainly known from the
      region of the Belgian border and the Ardennes Forest is named after
      her. However, there is an inscription to her in the Moselle region.
      Mogunos was also a divinity from northern Gaul and Rhineland, which
      is quite close to the old La Tene heartland; the city of Mainz was
      originally called Moguntiacum. The creator or creators therefore had
      to have come from northeast Gaul and the Rhineland, the territory of
      the Belgae.

      Why would someone travel from northern Gaul to Masillia? Since
      Masillia was a cultural centre there was the possibility of learning
      new knowledge. Greek civilisation was reaching its zenith and the
      Milesian philosophers were amongst the foremost in the Mediterranean
      world. Many learned men went on much longer journeys during this
      period to seek knowledge. Masillia was also a religious centre for
      the Celts. The account of the meeting in the Auraicept na N'Eces at
      which the Ogham was created could be interpreted as a formal meeting
      of senior druids, possibly to consider new developments in philosophy
      and theology. Presumably this had been occasioned by the cross-
      fertilisation between Greek and Celtic culture. Then again, as we
      will see, there are a few
      surprises there.

      The trees used for the Ogham corroborate the origin of the creators
      of the Ogham. The first twenty plants of the Ogham are only found
      together in four countries; France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.
      Neither the Silver Fir nor its substitute, Elm, were native to
      Britain during the Iron Age. They were not introduced until the
      eighteenth century. Although the Grape was cultivated in Britain
      during the Roman period, it does not occur naturally here and it is
      doubtful that it was cultivated to any extent in pre-Roman. On the
      other hand, viticulture is extremely ancient in parts of Germany,
      Italy and France.

      http://members.tripod.com/Taliere/ogham.htm

      He was the patron of children, and took the infant Dionysus to the
      Nymphs of Nyasa. Aristophanes said that Hermes was the friendliest of
      the Gods to men. His appellation as the Good Shepherd seems to have
      been transferred to the Christ and Christianity. He leads Aphrodite,
      Hera, and Athena to the famous judgement of Paris as to who was the
      most beautiful. Some sources place him as the leader of the Nymphs
      (and the Charites).

      He also escorted the souls of the dead (in his role as psychopomp) to
      Hades: summoning them from the land of the living and taking them by
      the hand and leading them onto Charon's boat. It is worth noting that
      this is also the traditional role for many Shamans and Hermes has by
      association many of the functions of the Shaman - in charge of the
      soul as healer and psychopomp, and as messenger to and from the Gods.
      It was Hermes who led Orpheus to the underworld to seek Eurydice. In
      the Odyssey, it is Hermes who, staff in hand, summons the slain
      suitors from the palace of Odysseus, and gibbering like bats, he
      leads them to the meadow of Asphodelos, where souls have eternal
      sojurn. Later pictures show Hermes leading souls to Charon and his
      ferry. Only Hermes knows the way back to the land of the living. In
      the Hymn to Demeter, it is Hermes who fetches Kore back from Hades.
      Hermes was the protector of graves, another obvious boundary.
      In some inscriptions he is named as 'Lord of the Animals', a title
      also for Pan, but in Hermes case this particularly was applied to
      Horses. He was the patron of heralds. Hermes was also a dream god,
      and the Greeks offered to him the last libation before sleep

      http://www.belinus.co.uk/mythology/Hermes.htm
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