myths (implied) in the Book of Vindicating a Man in the Realm of the Dead





Arthurian; Christian


Algonkin; Uto-aztecan


The goddess Carna, holding:

"Nimue, had her great victory over Merlin when she


"a branch of the flowering hawthorn" (s.v. "Carna"), hath:

snared him eternally in the thorny branches of a hawthorn." (M&LHT)

Br'er Rabbit tricked his captors into releasing him into the thorn-patch. (R&TW)

Manaboz^o ("Great Hare") stole :

"Lord of Flame" (2:10) -- hawthorn [: "making the hottest wood-fire known" (H)]

Carna was raped by Janus (s.v. "Carna"). Janus = Eioneus, who fell (GM 63.a) into fire.

Hawthorn constituted the "crown of thorns" worn by Iesous Khristos (H; M&LHT), who walked on water (Mattthew 14:25).

sexual love-charm through "Black Spider ... Ancient Red" (TFA) -- Red-striped Waterstrider stole fire. (FF)

the first fire, giving it to mankind.

th^ "plummet (p. 79, n. 22) [may well be for "hinges".]

"power over the hinges of doors" (s.v. "Carna").


According to Ovidius, "she saved a son of King Procas [-- "proca" from "procare", "to ask for in marriage"] even after

"the hawthorn was sacred to Hymen or Hymenaeus, the Greek God of the marriage chamber." (M&LHT)


the vampires had left their mark on the baby's body." (s.v. "Carna") "vampire" is "lamia"

Khristos's mother's heart was pierced with swords; a vampire's heart is also pierced.


The "Only Eye" was sent to seek S^W and the sister of S^W (2:5).

To Lamia

was given "the power to take out her eyes and replace them when she wished." (s.v. "Lamia")

Ditto, as for the Graiai goddesses


Coyote hath the power to take out his eyes and replace them when he wisheth.

S^W is "the air-god" (p. 79, n. 7).


"The breath before our face is the Lord Christ." (1A55; also quoted, from Jeremiah, in DT&A)


Iesous Khristos was the cause for which Ioudaias Iskariotes exploded.

Rabbit caused Tawiskala ("Flint") to explode. (FVR)


"the bank of dusk" (2:10) as "low cloud formations" (p. 79, n. 21)


"the Son of Man, coming in the clouds of heaven" (Matthew 24:30)


AECT 1, p. 78 -- spell 76




AECT 1= R. O. Faukner: The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts. Vol. 1. 1973. (references in the form __:__ are to vol. & page of:- A. de Buck: The Egyptian Coffin Texts.)

H =

CDCM = Pierre-Grimal (tr. by Maxwell-Hyslop): A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Basil Blackwell, 1990.

GM = Robert Graves: The Greek Myths. 1955.


1A55 = Justin Martyr: 1st Apology. chapter 55.

DT&A = The Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila.

R&TW =


FF =



I,TM = IDoMeneus

I,TM had 2 "daughters":

IDoMeneus judged a beauty-contest between (CDCM, s.v. "Idomeneus") 2 goddesses:

Tf-nw-t (Thphenis), who is styled his "living daughter" (AECT 80; ECT 2:32); and

Medea, who ascended via a divine chariot to heaven (for aeternal living, in Elusion); and

Sh^m-t (Sakhmis), who upon being released in the primaeval WATERs became, successively, a LIONess and a female COBRA.

Thetis, who became (GM 81.k), successively, fire, WATER, LIONess and female SERPENT


<pp (Apophis) was bound by the world-encircling-mountain god 3kr ("Book of Knowing the Evolutions", in LEG) -- 3kr often being depicted as a "double-lion", in reference to a lion's double-mouthed cave-den.

A prophecy concerning Thetis was made by (CDCM, s.v. "Thetis") Prometheus, who became bound to the mountain until freed by the Heraklees, wearer of the pelt of the lion from "its double-mouthed cave." (GM 123.e).

pop goes the weasel

The assistants of 3kr are the catfish-headed gods.

The twin-brethren Hun Hunahpu & Xbalam-ke danced the "weasel" and became catfish (in the Popol Vuh).

Heraklees had been born through assistance from (GM 118.g) the goddess Galanthis ("weasel").


SDCM = Pierre Grimal (tr. by Maxwell-Hyslop): Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. 1990.

AECT = R. O. Faulker: The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts. Vol. 1. 1973.

ECT = Adriaan de Buck: The Egyptian Coffin Texts.

GM = Robert Graves: The Greek Myths. 1955.

LEG = E. A. Wallis Budge: Legends of the Egyptian Gods.


Bird-nester myth



Canada & Irian Jaya

Mimika of Irian Jaya

Astika & Zaratustrian

"know the gods with skulls" (2:134)


Among the Kolufo of Irian Jaya human "skulls are hung from trees" (LC).


S^ims^o^n, who


"Jackal who is at peace" (2:134)

set foxes afire by their tails (S^P),


was blinded. Cf. the blind (LB, p. 61) Lemek, who shot his ancestor Qayin.


On instructions by blind man,


"nest" (2:135)

Qayin (cf. qin "nest")

Amongst the Kiristinon of Manitoba, treehouses (for vision-quaests) are called "nests" (GP, p. 83).

hero climbed to capital of wooden pilaster, and

Sam [< Skt. S`amin] in nest (S^N). From a pilaster

"planning of a building" (fn.1)

had constructed a city

The Kombai of Irian Jaya usually dwell (K) in treehouses, as sometimes do the Kolufo,


"within the arms of" H.Ng (2:136)

named for his son H.Nok (BR 4:17)


was there caught in embrace within arms of carven figurine

emerged the many-armed Nara-simha (NSP).


AECT 1, p. 108 -- spell 115





AECT 1= R. O. Faukner: The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts. Vol. 1. 1973. (references in the form __:__ are to vol. & page of:- A. de Buck: The Egyptian Coffin Texts.)



LB = Louis Ginzberg: Legends of the Bible.

GP = Robert A. Brightman: Grateful Prey. U. of CA Pr, 1993.

AIB = Gerard Zegwaard (transl. from the Dutch by Peter Mason & Ton van Santvoord): Amoko. Crawford House, Belair (SA), 2002.

K =

LC =

NSP = Nara-simha [Upa-]Puran.a

MBh = Maha-bharata

S^N = S^ah-Nameh

Here, the BR, CT, and possibly the AIB, may be aequivalent;

while the S^P , MBh (of how a blind hero crushed an iron figurine), and apparently the S^N, must belong to other (later) world-ages.

The bird-nester myth to be found in North and South Americas is perhaps still different.

There is also a Chinese mythic sequence of "nest-builders".



Kemetian (ECT 3:194)




"the gateway of the desert,


"strait is the gate and narrow is the way" (Matthew 7:14): make straight in the desert a highway (Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23)

the secret gate.


"tell no man of him" (Mark 8:30; cf. Matthew 16:20)

I am the protector of Hare-town ["hare"-glyph WN],

the VeNeti (VENERY-folk) of Venice, for Sicca VENERIa of (INA 3) ARNoBius; cf. also the Lepontii ("rabbit-folk") of Gallia Braccata Trans-Padana

>ARNeBet "rabbit"


son of the Souls of


>lohi^m [a plural]


On [I,WNW];


YoWNah "a dove"

the dove said: "Thou art my Son" (Luke 3:22)

I walk on my feet".

[rabbit's foot for good luck]


AECT, vol. 1, p. 173 -- spell 217


NH.MYH 7:43 would imply that Jesus Christ was the father of Qadmi^>el (=? the bar-Jesus of Acts of the Apostles 13:6); and that the brother of Jesus Christ was Ho^dvah (Thomas the Hoodoo-man?).

AECT = R. O. Faulker: The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts. Vol. 1. 1973.

ECT = Adriaan de Buck: The Egyptian Coffin Texts.



Comparative themes


"my wings are the throwers of his knives"

"great flocks of birds flew over the Argo, dropping brazen plumes" (GM 151.f)


"Greyhaired Ones whom Nenet defied"

are these the Graiai (grey goddesses), who were ousted (GM 38.10) by Helle?


the WTNW of the flood

cf. />E^TaNI^m/ ‘permanent brooks’ (Strong’s 388)


I,Dt (p. 250, n. 7)

/YaD/ ‘hand’ (Strong’s 3027) [frogs have hands]


B3t is a 2-faced goddess (p. 259, n. 20)

cf. name of Norse goddess BiL, whose brother Hjuki (< S`ivaji) broke his "crown" (top of head)


"It was Thoth who raised the hair" from the Sacred Eye {Was this done with a hook? The "Temple of Thoth" had "hooks" (Th-GH, p. 58).}

Balor's single eye-lid had to be raised by four servants in the praesence of Lugh ("BME"). In the Farney legend, the eye of Balor looked upon a cow and calf (Bealoideas 7: 247 – "ILF"); which would resemble the account about eyen of Argos Pan-optes watching (GM 56.a) Ioi (the cow, praegnant with her calf Epaphos). Balor’s single eyelid was lifted with a "hook" (CM&L, p. 49); and he imposed exorbitant taxes : much like the high "Uliyam and Iraikal (taxes)" extracted (during the Netu Yuga) by Kroni, who had been caught (during the Cathura Yuga) with a "hook" ("AM").

Th-GH = G.R.S. Mead : Thrice-Greatest Hermes. Theosophical Publ Soc, 1906. Vol. 1.

"BME" = "Bres mac Elatha"

"ILF" = "The Irish Language in Fingal"

CM&L = Charles Squire : Celtic Myth and Legend. 1905.

"AM" = "Ayyavazhi mythology"