Astarte and Mary
- I see what you mean. The "idea" of Mary as the Queen of Heaven supplanted the "idea"of Astarte as the Queen of Heaven.
I had understood the message as something more like Mary ending up with Astarte's previous job, which was what made me wonder where the displaced Astarte ended up, as there likely wasn't much possible upward movement from Queen of Heaven!
On 6/9/2013 10:47 PM, aveeris523 wrote:
Somewhere Mary began to be referred to as the Queen of Heaven. In the Book of Jeremiah the Jewish people were warned to stop making crescent-shaped cakes in honor of the Queen of Heaven (who I believe was Astarte, maybe Ashtaroth. I'll need to check)In a message dated 06/09/13 13:46:31 Pacific Daylight Time, jrr@... writes:Steve,
I was not aware that Mary replaced Astarte as the Queen of Heaven.
What happened to Astarte? (Since it probably wasn't a promotion!)
- On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 02:36:10PM -0700, John Rateliff wrote:
> And it's just as interesting to see what current thinking amongFor that matter, there's Michael Witzel's _The Origins of the World's
> the historians and archeologists and scientist is on some of these
> same issues -- e.g., the recent Cunliffe and Koch volume CELTIC
> FROM THE WEST, which I only learned about at this year's Kalamazoo,
> challenges a lot of what I'd been taught about the origins of the
> Celts and turns it on its head.
Mythologies_, which is grand synthesis on an almost unbelievable
scale (myths, linguistics, genetics -- all leading back to reconstructing
common mythological structures and heading back into common elements
among groups that have been separated since the colonization of
Australia...) Just recently out, and very interesting.
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