Lanzarote a Spanish island, is the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 125 km (78 mi) off the coast of Africa and 1,000 km (621 mi) from the Iberian Peninsula. Covering 845.9 square kilometers (327 sq mi), it is the fourth largest of the islands. The first recorded name for the island, given by Angelino Dulcert, was Insula de Lanzarotus Marocelus, after the Genoese navigator Lancelotto Malocello, from which the modern name is derived. The island’s name in the native language was Tyterogaka or Tytheroygaka, which may mean “one that is all ochre” (referring to the island’s predominant colour)
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is about two hundred kilometers north of Ankara and about a hundred kilometers south of the Black Sea coast, or more precisely about 9 kilometers north of the city of Karabük. Former Turkish names of the town were Zalifre and Taraklıborlu and in Greek Saframpolis, Σαφραμπολις. It was part of Kastamonu Province until 1923 and Zonguldak Province between 1923 and 1995. According to the 2000 census, the population of the district is 47,257, of which 31,697 live in the town of Safranbolu. The district covers an area of 1,000 km2 (386 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 485 m (1,591 ft).
The Old Town preserves many old buildings, with 1008 registered historical artifacts. These are: 1 private museum, 25 mosques, 5 tombs, 8 historical fountains, 5 Turkish baths, 3 caravanserais, 1 historical clock tower, 1 sundial and hundreds of houses and mansions. Also there are mounds of ancient settlements, rock tombs and historical bridges. The Old Town is situated in a deep ravine in a fairly dry area in the rain shadow of the mountains. The New Town can be found on the plateau about two kilometers west of the Old Town.
The name of the town derives from ‘saffron’ and the Greek word 'polis’ (city), since Safranbolu was a trading place and a center for growing saffron.Today saffron is still alive at the village of Davutobası which is 22 km east of Safranbolu and probably one of the best quality saffron in the world.
Safranbolu was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1994 due to its well-preserved Ottoman era houses and architecture.
A large mosaic in the ancient town of Edessa shows several scenes from the life of the Greek warrior Achilles. Here we see the wise centaur Chiron who is said to have educated the young Achilles. The 5/6 th century floor mosaic can be found in the “Villa of the Amazons”, a palatial house, that probably belonged to an important administrator of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, who lived in Edessa .Aleppian Gardens (Haleplibahçe), Edessa, Şanlıurfa Turkey.
In AD 132, Zhang Heng of China’s Han dynasty invented the first seismoscope, which was called Houfeng Didong Yi (literally, “instrument for measuring the seasonal winds and the movements of the Earth”). The description we have, from the History of the Later Han Dynasty, says that it was a large bronze vessel, about 2 meters in diameter; at eight points around the top were dragon’s heads holding bronze balls. When there was an earthquake, one of the mouths would open and drop its ball into a bronze toad at the base, making a sound and supposedly showing the direction of the earthquake. On at least one occasion, probably at the time of a large earthquake in Gansu in AD 143, the seismoscope indicated an earthquake even though one was not felt. The available text says that inside the vessel was a central column that could move along eight tracks; this is thought to refer to a pendulum, though it is not known exactly how this was linked to a mechanism that would open only one dragon’s mouth. The first ever earthquake recorded by this seismograph was supposedly somewhere in the east. Days later, a rider from the east reported this earthquake.
Çin Mitolojisinde YılanÇin Mitolojisinde de ilginç göksel ve yılan hükümdarlar vardır. Amerikalı mitoloji uzmanı Joseph Campbell ‘Kahramanın Sonsuz Yolculuğu’ adlı kitabında ‘Ulu Üçler’ diye adlandırılan ve M.Ö. yaklaşık 3000 - 2500 yılları arasında yaşadıkları söylenen üç imparatordan bahsetmektedir. Üçü de bazı olağanüstü özelliklere sahiptir. Fu Xi “Göksel İmparator” diye bilinmektedir. Rahme düşüş hikâyesi mucizevî nitelikler göstermektedir. 12 yıllık bir gebelik döneminden sonra doğmuştur. İnsan kolları ve öküz başı taşıyan bir yılan vücuduna sahiptir. Fu Xi’den sonra insanları onun halefi ‘yersel imparator’ Shen Nong yönetmeye başlamış. Shen Nong boğa başlı, insan vücutluymuş. Mucizevî bir ejderin etkisiyle meydana gelmiş. Bundan utanan annesi, bebeği bir dağ kenarına bırakmış fakat vahşi hayvanların onu besleyip koruduğunu öğrenince eve götürmüş. Çin tıbbının temeli de bu imparatora dayanmaktadır. Shen Nong, yetmiş zehirli bitki ile panzehirlerini keşfetmiştir. Karnına bir cam dayayıp her bitkinin sindirilişini oradan izleyebiliyormuş!Shen Nong’dan sonra Huang Di, yani ‘sarı imparator’ yönetime geçmiştir. ‘sarı imparator’ denmesinin nedeni şudur: Annesi Chao Tian eyaleti prensinin bir metresiymiş. Büyük Ayı takımyıldızı çevresinde göz alıcı altın bir ışığa rastlayınca gebe kalmış.Huang Di’nin de olağanüstü özellikleri vardır. Yetmiş günlükken konuşmaya başlamış, on bir yaşında tahta çıkmış. Fakat en ayırt edici özelliği düş görme gücüymüş. Ona ” düşler imparatoru ” denmesi daha uygun olurdu! Huang Di, uykuda, en uzak bölgeleri ziyaret edebilir ve doğaüstü dünyadaki ölümsüzlerle konuşabilirmiş (Toltek bilgeliğindeki en önemli bilgilerden birisi de rüyaların başka dünyalara gitmek için kullanıldığıdır). Tahta çıktıktan sonra tam üç ay süren ve kalbini denetleme dersi aldığı bir düş görmüş. Bir üç ay daha süren bir düş gördükten sonra, insanlara ‘öğretme gücü’yle geri dönmüş. Onlara, doğanın güçlerini kalplerinde denetlemeyi öğretmiş.Hermetik Bilgilerde Yılan ve Yedi IrkHermetik bilgilere göre fiziksel âlem, süptil âlemin aynasıdır ve ruhlar bir zaman sonra büyük ışığa doğru çekilirler, onlara yol gösterilir. Evrende kozmik yasalar işlemektedir. Hermetizme göre eski insanların kökeni Dünya-dışı’dır. Hermetika adı verilen bilgilerin, eski Yunanca ve Latince yazılmış eldeki parçaları bütününe verilen ad; Zümrüt Tabletler’dir.
In Chinese mythology, Fu Xi, Fuxi, Fu Hsi, Fu-hsi (Chinese: 伏羲; pinyin: Fúxī; Wade–Giles: Fu2-hsi1), also known as Paoxi or Pao-hsi (simplified Chinese: 庖牺; traditional Chinese: 庖犧; pinyin: Páoxī; Wade–Giles: Pao2-hsi1) was a being who according to the Chinese cultural tradition reigned during the mid-29th century BCE. He was the first of the Three Sovereigns (三皇 Sānhuáng) of ancient China and is a culture hero reputed to be the inventor of writing, fishing, and trapping. Fu Xi shares credit for inventing writing with Cangjie, who is also said to have invented writing
Fuxi and Nüwa are one of three Sovereigns San Huang 三皇.
Fuxi 伏羲 was a legendary totem ancestor. He supposedly had a head of a man and a body of a dragon. In some versions he has a snake’s tail. He is credited for giving Chinese nets and teaching them how to catch fish. Fuxi also discovered a tortoise shell with 8 trigrams ba gua 八 卦, which was used for divination. In some variations he holds kotomer, which is a symbol of architecture, medicine as well as divination.
Nüwa 女娲 was Fuxi’s younger sister and also his lover. She was also depicted with a snake’s tail and had compass in her hands. She invented marriege, in which she and Fuxi married, however they forbidded other people incest. In other versions, out of boredom Nüwa made people of clay. The version tries to apologize the social status, since not all her figures were well made. The good well made figurines were supposed to be high class, while the bad made figurines represented lower class and barbariens. Those depictions appeared at the end of neolithic period.
-Mitja Saje. 2002 Starodavna Kitajska; Zgodovina Kitajske od najstarejših časov do dinastije Qin (Ancient China; History of China from prehestoric times to Qin dynasty). Biografika Bori. Ljubljana
APLACE THAT MIRRORS THE HEAVENS
Seven star crags of ancient Zhaoqing city, China. The 7 curious peaks officially represent a seven star constellation in heavens - but it is a match to Pleiades and not Big Dipper as traditional interpretations claim! ref The formation seems to align with 3 monuments nearby for the familiar 3 sun stars just in the right places, one of them a new majestic, floating temple that was dedicated to Buddha and forms a giant lotus or circle like a sun disc. It has 4 actual pathways in it forming a cross, almost an X that marks the spot.
Not far from it a huge sickle crescent statue was erected that symbolically rises from the clouds ref - but does it really represent our Moon? Remember the opening Korean story on this page where 2 sol star markers were chosen to be crescent monuments - similarly Sumerian art too displays worlds in crescent linked to the star of their ‘gods’ near the 7 stars which crescents sometime take a closed or sickle form as seen here and here, an ultimate clue they are not of the moon shape but a planet passing in front of its sun in astronomical terms!
The place is said to have one of the most beautiful sceneries in China, the natural towers stand like tall pyramids. And more, the 7 star crags stand in the middle of an imposing lake, also called as Star Lake!
And the reason for the walkways? Although the narrow bridges on the lake serve the simple purpose of transport, their old layout design suggests they were deliberately made in this form. Note that the one below leads to the small circular monument while the other two pathways face different direction, creating a triple intersection, hint at a trinity linked to Pleiades area which is true. In this case the walkways serve as binding lines, pointers to the sacred suns. So does the narrow white bridge that links the 7th crag to the main monument on the right, clear pointer nature.
Mountain worship like this case was prevalent in Ancient China and strongly associated with the 7 star cult. Wayne Herschel released 2 other matching cases to date that all support the star theme and among these the 'Seven star park’ hills also feature a crescent monument nearby.
Several large marble statues can be found on Naxos, abandoned in their original location in former marble quarries, probably because cracks in the marble developed. During the period when marble sculpture was at its height around the 7th and 6th centuries BC, many of these statues were exported to other islands. The workmanship of the Naxian marble craftsmen was famous in the ancient world.
The largest and most impressive kouros (statue of a young god or hero) is found near Apollonas, with two more to be found in the Flerio area near Melanes.