Nas.uray mythology

pp. 47-48 HiBiL = [Danish] HumBLe = [Hellenic] KePHaLos

Nas.uray

comparative

(p. 47) Hibil is swallowed by Krun [variant: >AKRUN]

[Cf. AKRON, OH; or, possibly, <akran of B-MDBR 1:13]

(p. 48) Hibil abandoned his wife +Ruh.a & his son <or ["to awaken" (DBW 5782)], whom he hurled down from heaven and buried under 7 earths

Kephalos abandoned his wife +Auos/Eos/Eos ("dawn", the awakener) & his son Phaethon, who was hurled out of heaven and died

(p. 47) Hibil had an additional wife, +Zahr->il (zahar "to admonish", DBW 2094)[: she was mother of Ptah.->il (p. 239 -- AQ)]

Kephalos had an additional wife, +Prokris -- they were parents of Arkeisios (P) with (for spelling) (GS)

P = http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/Procris2.html

GS = http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/005GreekScript/01GreekScript.html

pp. 50-52 Yam-

(p. 50) Yam (instead of H.am)

Yam "sea" is an >ugaritic god's name (Y)

(p. 52) Yamin

Yamin (DBW 3226), mentioned in same verse (B-R>S^YT 46:10; S^MWT 6:15) as Yakin, pillar sacred to the Freemasons

Y = http://home.comcast.net/~chris.s/canaanite-faq.html#Yam

p. 199 progenitors of mankind in world-ages (GR 2:1:118-122)

world-age

progenitors (m. & f.)

duration (p. 143)

ethnic succession of human races

1st

PAGRA & +Kasia (p. 143)

250 y.

PA<RAi >ARBi^ (2nd S^MW>L 23:35) {: >ARBeh "grasshopper", cf. [Navaho] Grasshopper-people in 2nd world, DB 1:4 p. 43}

2nd

RaM & +Rud

150,000 y.

[Duruz] RiMM (worm -- "I am a worm and no man."). <ar. Riyad. "exercise"

3rd

S^urbay & (p. 49) +S^u/arhab<il

 

S^erebyah (DBW 8274 -- >ZR< 8:24; NH.MYH 12:24) "quivering of air from heat" (similar to mirage, DBW 8273)

4th

Nu[h.] & (p. 202) +N[h.]ureta

6,000 y. (p. 216)

+Norea

[5th]

Yurba (p. 216) in city 60 miles in width

2,000 y. (p. 216)

Yarib (DBRY H-YMYM > 4:24) {cf. }

[6th]

(p. 226) T.aB-Yumin; (p. 132) T.IB (city)

 

[Duruz] T.IBB "physician"

p. 201, fn. 7 caelestial bodies successively dominating aequal quotients of 480,000 y. (GR 18)

time-division

caelestial body

1st

Sun

2nd

Venus

3rd

Mercury

4th

Moon

5th

Saturn

6th

Jupiter

7th

Mars

p. 201 whereof, last 78,000 y. = triangular-number summation, in order declining by 1,000 y. each, from Aries 12,000 y. to Pisces 1,000 y.

p. 201 ark of Nuh. (GR 18)

time-period

for ark

relation

300 years

being built of cedar-wood

 

42 days & 42 nights

incoming of deluge-waters

42-days' mourning

11 months

afloat until stopped on Mt. Qardun

11-sign zodiac (minus Libra)

pp. 204-210 planetary origins of religions (GR 9:1)

planet

custom

possible localization

(p. 204) Kiwan (Saturn)

"female liliata go with the men"

[Sumerian] goddess +Nin-LIL

(p. 205) S^amis^ (Sun)

bursma staves; wasqa communion-bread; "They eat the dead and ... They go to bed with mothers and daughters"

according to Herodotos, one Persian tribe ate their own dead {this endocannibalism is also practiced by some South American Indian tropical forest tribes}; likewise approved incestuous marriages {cf. Hawai>ian marriages between father & daughter, etc.}

(pp. 206-207) [D]Libat (Venus)

"monkeys sit on their shoulders". MiNuNei: worship in "the name of death"; "water ... they boil"; "sacrament of female ass"

pet monkeys in India; MeNoN is a common man's name in India; goddess named +Mr.tyu is known in India; Jaina monks must boil water before drinking it; ass-god Dhenuka in India (dhenuka would mean "little cow", alluding to sacred cows there)

(p. 208)

"seven saints"; induced abortions with foetuses eaten

seven stars of constellation Ursa Major, worshipped in China; Chinese (Maoist) eating of human foetuses from induced abortions

(p. 209)

ANCHORites

ANKHOR Wat in Kamboja

(p. 210) [Nbu>

(Mercury)]

"When their spirit dies, they are like flies ..."; (p. 210, fn. 32) "feed on wild game"

the Iban of Borneo believe that the spirits of the dead become flies {so did the antient Peruvians}; Iban are hunters who feed on wild game

(p. 210) Sin (Moon)

sexual relations with humria (daemons)

[should be in Sulawesi?]

[at least 2 missing]

 

[should be Maluku, Papua, Solomons, New Hebrides?]

[(GR 2:1:160) (p. 211) Nirig (Mars)]

the daywia "spread theft"

Whiro is the god of thieves in New Zealand

p. 218 cities (each sending forth 365 tarmidia "deacons" : cf. 365 heavens of Basilides) founded by +naMRuS [name related to MeReS is same way as niMRoD is to MeReD -- Meres is (>S^TR 1:14) a Persian name, but cf. also Italic tribe of MaRSi in Social War]-- GR 15:11

city

ethnic

Bet-LeH.eM

Akkadian deities LaH^Mu & +LaH^aMu (in Enuma Elis^)

Bet-MT.aLALia

MoTiLAL is a common Jaina name[; but probably not also Matali, charioteer of Indra]

Krak NS.aB

NS.iB "garrison", the name of a town (DBW 5334) mentioned along with (in same verse -- YHS^< 15:43 -- as) yiPTaH. the town named after PTaH.>il the "Fourth Life" (p. 175)

<ur S^alam (so spelled, p. 133, fn. 7)

(p. 219) YaQiP [YaQaP/naqap "to surround" ("compassed the city" of Dotan, MLKYM B 6:13-15), Dotayin (DBW 1886 -- B-R>S^YT 37:17) whereat Yo^sep was stripped of his garment, B-R>S^YT 37:23] & Bnia AMiN [>AMeN (Apokalupsis 3:14) haranguing the unclothed (Apokalupsis 3:17-18)]

pp. 219-220 shattering of columns (GR 15:11)

location of assembly of columns: <ur-s^alam [= YrUS^alem]

Y<US^ "assemble" (DBW 5789) son of Bilhan (DBRY H-YMYM < 7:10)

the column <uRSa>il

[<ar.] GaRS/GiRS "nursery-plant, seedling"

the column YaQiP

[<ar.] WaQiF "standing still"

the column >aDunay

[<ar.] >oD "to bend/flex"

the column ZaTAN

Ze^TAN "olive-tree" [cf. 2 olive-trees ZKRYH 4:11-14] son of Bilhan "trouble" [cf. troubles for/by the 2 olive-trees, Apokalupsis 11:4-10]

the column SIHmai

SIHo^n -- [<ar.] sahm "arrow/dart" {is the allusion to arrowroot?}

(p. 220) the column KARKuM

city KARKeMis^ -- [<ar.] kurkum "turmeric"

cf. [Cymry] "battle of the trees" http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/celtic/ctexts/t08.html

pp. 226-228 prognostic dream of forthcoming birth of Yuh.ana (JB 18)

p. 228, fn. 8 dream [of star which stopped over +<nisbai, p. 226] was supposedly narrated by Mis^e (Mos^eh)

[it would better have been ascribed to Bil<am: he prophesied a "star" (S^MWT 24:17)]

p. 227 While naked, LILiuk studied the Book of Dreams

{cf. [Sumerian] god en-LIL}

p. 226 <li-ZAR

{cf. ZARatustra}

pp. 228-230 Yuh.ana (JB 32)

his father: 99-y.-old Aba Saba ("father white-haired") Zakria

[<ar.] DIKR "remembering" {: [Skt.] DIGambaRa (Jaina)}

his mother: 88-y.-old +<NISbai

[<ar.] <aNIS "spinster/old-maid"

(p. 229) he (Yuh.ana) was on Mt. PARWAN, (p. 230) until age 22

{[Skt.] PARWAN "mountain" (personified as god)}

[p. 224 he for 42 y. would administer baptisms (GR 2:1:151)]

{cf. 42 [Kemetian] divine assessors in netherworld}

(p. 230) he is accompanied by his guardian angel >anus^-<utra [= "white hawk", p. 219 (GR 18)]

{cf. merlin (small falcon) from Caucasus}

[(p. 239) >anus^-<utra is one of the 24 <utria (AQ)]

24 "elders" (Apokalupsis 4:4)

p. 231 marriage of Yuh.ana with +>anh.ar [cf. >nah.rat, DBW 588]: their children (JB 31)

Handan

H.emdan [H.amadan in Maday = Hagmatana in Media]

R<imat-H.iya

Ra<mah (DBRY H-YMYM > 1:9) "thunder" [Ra<i in Maday/Media]

Sam

Sa[u]m in S^ah-nameh http://www.iranchamber.com/literature/shahnameh/03zal.php

pp. 233-236 mas.buta (baptism) of Manda< d-H.iya

Nas.uray

comparative

p. 233 (JB 30) "a dove ... threw ... and changed the water into several colors"

"took seventy-two colors and threw them into a vat" (Gospel according to Philipp 61)

p. 235 (GR 5.4) "first mouth (the anus) and ... last mouth (the mouth)" of the 3-y.-&-1-d.-old boy Manda< d-H.iya

"I am the beginning and the end, the first and the last." (Apokalupsis 22:13)

pp. 235-236 (GR 5.4) mas.buta in (p. 235) river Yarden, in the name of (p. 236) the MANA

Yarden < *WARDen (<ar. >urdan) {: cf. WARDHA-MANA (the Tirthankara of the Jaina)}

p. 236 (GR 5.4) Yuh.ana dieth, is buried beneath sand by Manda< d-H.iya [unlike >adam, whose corpse, unburied, had been left in the cave of Makpelah (WhG); similarly with Ys^u Ms^ih.a, the 2nd >adam]

{Orcus: "Ercwlf the mighty, thou art beneath the sand" (WhG)}

[p. 246 (JB 76) "I come with the sandals of diamonds and ...

"shoes I am unworthy to loose" (Luke 3:16)

a great axe"]

"the axe" (Luke 3:9; Gospel according to Philpp)

p. 237 (cf. fn. 32) the 4 H.ayo^t, sons of "Salvation"

name

meaning

identity

<ayn H.ay

Fount of Life

"fountain of the water of life" (Apocalupsis 21:6)

S^um H.ay

Name of Life

"for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life." (Matthew 19:29);"life through his name." (John 20:31); "aeternal life, ... on the name of the Son of God." (1st John 5:13)

Ziw H.ay

Radiance of Life

{Ziff (in the Book of Mormon)}

Nh.ur H.ay

Light of Life

"In him was life; and the life was the light of men." (John 1:4)

the same 4, aequated with visionary composite animals

<ayn "water-well", cf. that of +S.ipporah "talon (of bird-of-prey)" {cf. gigantic bird in valley of diamonds (in 1001 Nights) : "egg of the valley" = "the bald one" [egghead?] (N-<R, p. 183)}

plucked-winged-vulture-"lion" (DNY>L 7:4) >ari^ : mrit. "plucked, made bald" [of bald vulture] -- the leb "heart" would indicate, properly, a labi>"lioness" (DBW 3833)

S^uM, cf. [<ib.] S^aM "sky"

rib-chawing "bear" (DNY>L 7:5) dob : s.ela> "rib" as "the sky" (DBW 6763)

ZIW = [Sumerian] ZIUsudra, who was instructed to build cube according to specified numerical lengths [cf. also "city built 4-square" (Apocalupsis)]

4-headed "leopard" (DNY>L 7:6) nmar : cf. [<ar.] numra "number"

Nh.ur : [<ib.] Nah.o^r "snorer" (DBW 5152) [from "snore" i s "snarl" at = bare one's teeth at]

iron-teethed stomper (DNY>L 7:7)

if so, then Manda< d-H.ayya may be the eyen-and-mouth horn of DNY>L 7:8

pp. 241-245 Ys^u[<] Ms^ih.a the deceiver

Nas.uray

comparative

(p. 241) ladder to heaven (GR 2:1:142)

{cf. Kemetian & Iban mythic ladders to heaven}

(p. 241) "he blinds your eyes, he covers up the splendor of the sun" (GR 2:1:142)

"there was a darkness over all the earth" (Luke 23:44)

(p. 245) "the Dumaiia that look like the cross" (JB 30)

DaM "blood": "by the blood of his Cross" (Colossians 1:20)[; and/or perhaps, the person (YS^<YH 21:11), town (YHWS^< 15:52), or country (B-R>S^YT 25:14) DUMah "silence"]

GR = Ginza of the right side; JB = Yuh.ana Book; AQ = Abahatan Qadmayia

Edmondo Lupieri: The Mandaeans. Translated from the Italian by Charles Hindley. William B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids (MI), 2002. [not transliterated according to etymology]

DBW = Strong's Complete Dictionary of Bible Words. [for etymological spellings of names etc.]

N-<R = Meir B. bar-Asher & Aryeh Kofsky: The Nus.ayri-<Alawi Religion. Brill, Leiden, 2002.

WhG = Robert Graves: The White Goddess.

DB = Paul G. Zolbrod: Dine' Bahane`. U. of NM Pr, Albuquerque, 1984.

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p. 195 wedding gifts brought by planet-deities (GR 3)

deity

planet

gift

S^amis^

Sun

garment

Sira

Moon

coat

Nbu>

Mercury

gold

Kewan

Saturn

sandals & shoes

Bel

Jupiter

bread & wine

Nerig

Mars

goblets

p. 195 occupations of demi-gods (GR 3)

hmurta-s

dancers

hobgoblins

buffoons

daemons

bakers

stutterers

butchers

satyrs

bakers

villains

cup-bearers

pp. 196-197 progeny of >ada-kas (>adam Kasya, p. 201, fn. 44) & +Anana-d-Nhura (GR 3)

sets of twins

their names

1st

<anan-Ns.ab & +>anh.ar

2nd

<anan-Ns.ab-S^it>il & +>anhar-H.awwa

3rd

Bar-H.ayye (son of life) & +Dmut-H.ayye (counterpart of life)

advent of >ada-kas, etc. (GR 3)

Nas.uray

comparative

emergence of >ada-kas out of House of Life (p. 200) of the ganzibre "treasurers" (p. 201)

souls of 12 Apostles emerge from Treasury of Life in Pistis Sophia

>ada-kas became incarnate at "the bodily trunk" (p. 201) GuP

= GaP the subterranean god

+Ruh. Qadis^ta "holy (p. 205, fn. 4) spirit" is malicious

disciples of Yoh.anan the Baptist denied (blasphemed) the Holy Spirit (Acts of the Apostles 19:2-3)

Namrus "buried half his jaws in the earth" (p. 207)

cf. [Aztec] spread-jawed earth-monster Tlal-tecuhtli

Namrus "swallowed the black water" (p. 207)

cf. [Bon] "Black Waters"

the liver of Namrus is squashed by the Great Life (p. 208)

cf. extraction of liver of the White Devil by Rustam (Asian Folklore Studies 60:288)

"twenty-four gates" in watchtower of watchers of <ur (p. 211)

24 "elders" in Apokalupsis of St. Iohannes; "Watchtower Society" of Jehovah's Witnesses

H.MURTa-s (p. 213) as female consorts (p. 212, fn. 16) of <ur the son of +Ruha

H.aMORah "she-ass" (? allusion to seeking by S^a>ul the >dom-ite of strayed asses)

"Five voices ... make a terrifying appearance" (p. 213): they appear as "Heavenly wheels" (p. 213, fn. 20) "in colours of fire." (p. 213)

5 voices, prologue to Gospel according to Thomas; >emi^m "terrors" in Mo>ab (DBYM 2:10-11); "chariot of fire" (MLKYM B 2:11)

descents by Hibil[-Ziwa] & by Yawar[-Hibil] into netherworld (GR 5)

Nas.uray

comparative

by Hibil[-Ziwa]:

 

KRuN hath no bones (p. 215)

KRaN (DBRY H-YMYM > 1:41); in Africa, to be "boneless" is to be adept at dancing

kidneys of KRuN are cut by Hibil (p. 216)

 

GeW the brother of Krun (p. 216)

G>U^->el "pride-" the son of Maki^ (B-MDBR 13:15)

2 utensils, MRAR & GiMRa (p. 217)

MRARi^ & GoMeR

(p. 221) "Open your mouth, ... those souls will be like white sesame" (JB 74)

"Open, sesame!" in "tale of <ali^ Baba & the 40 thieves" (1001 Nights)

by Yawar[-Hibil] (GR 5):

 

location of mirror is disclosed by +Zahr->el to her husband Yawar (p. 217)

by lady-in-waiting of +Toyotama is seen the reflection of Ho-wori, whom she (+Toyotama) thereupon marrieth (K7)

<ur curled up: his spine was broken into pieces by Yawar (p. 218)

Wsi,r "is pictured bent backwards in the form of a hoop" (C4); and is symbolized by DD "spinal column" (Dj)

YaWaR seized pearl from <ur [<ib. <ur "to raise, awaken"] (p. 219)

Y>or "Tigris river" = possessions of (DBRY H-YMYM > 2:23) Makir [cf.Maki^]: Ya>ir father (>STR 2:5) of Marddkay (Mardos river of the [A]Mardoi in Media). Ya>ir was buried at Qamo^n "to arise, stand up" (S^PT.YM 10:5)

black waters resounded like cymbal (p. 219)

"I have drunk from the cymbal" during the Hilaria [cf. Sillery, Quebec] of Kubele (F) (Firmicus Maternus, De Errore Profanarum Religionum 18.1; Clement, Protreptikos 2.15.3; Eusebius of Caesarea, Praeparatio Evangelica 2.3.18) (BM3/2/32)

K7 = http://nihonsinwa.at.infoseek.co.jp/english/kojiki07.htm

C4 = http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/biblewho4.htm

Dj = http://www.pyramidofman.com/Djed/

F = http://www.aztriad.com/fasti.html

BM3/2/32 = http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2003/2003-02-32.html

p. 220 4 sets of 4 watchers each, set over <ur by Yawar bar Yawar (GR 10) [W, E, S names ->el]

west

<azaz-

<azazi-

Taqf-

Ma-rgaz-

east

<urp- [cf. +<arpah]

ma-RP- [=RaPa>->el]

Taqf-

H.anan-

north

Karfan

Kafan

Gubran [= Gabri^->el]

Guban

south

Hail-

Qarb- [= Dosi-theos]

Nur-

Nuri-

way of souls of the dead to the afterworld (p. 223, fn. 44)

Nas.uray

comparative

(p. 223) sheep (GL 3:9)

war for sheep of Oidipous at Thebai (in Boiotia)

(p. 224) lions (GL 1:2)

lion of Mt. Kithairon (in Boiotia)

"dragon who surrounds the whole world"

[Norse] Jo,rmungand; and, perhaps, dragons' teeth sown by Kadmos at Kadmeia (in Boiotia)

"They ... hurled meamong the evil planets" [7 in number]

"seven planets of the ancients - they are "Seven chords, answering, as it is said, to the Seven gates of Thebes" (S1) "the seven chords of the human lyre" (4/19) "Seven chords, answering, as it is said, to the Seven gates of Thebes" (S1) (7-gated Thebai in Boiotia)

"they forge weapons"

[Norse] Dvergar

"They ... (play) on drums and flutes"

the +Mousai -- including Euterpe of the flute (E) -- on Mt. Helicon (in Boiotia)

S1 = http://www.vermontel.net/~vtsophia/SEV1.htm

4/19 = http://www.973-eht-namuh-973.com/coloured%20site/fourth%20button/19.htm

E = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euterpe

Manda< d-H.ayye (p. 225, fn. 48; p. 226, fn. 49) (GR 2:3)

(p.227) "whosoever smells his scent is quickened"

"odor of sanctity" (Chronobiotic™ Nutrition, endnote 1) (At) : so, e.g., of Padre Pio (MB)

(p. 228) "The messenger ... am I" ["messenger" = angel]

"Jesus Christ is an angel" (A) : so, e.g., according to Aurelius Augustin, Tractates on John 24:7 (7/29)

(p. 229) "A vine am I"

"I am the true vine" (John 15:1)

At = http://www.marcellavonnharting.com/atom.cfm

MB = http://www.ewtn.com/padrepio/mystic/bilocation.htm

A = http://jehovah.to/exe/general/angel.htm

7/29 = http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/NPNF1-07/npnf1-07-29.htm

pp. 230-233 -- mana, messenger of light, Treasure of Life

(p. 230) "clothed themselves in white." (JB 63)

"clothed in pure and white linen" (Apokalypsis of Ioannes 15:6)

"Whoever does not hear the words ... of Manda[<] d[-]Haiye^ falls into the blazing fire."

acc. to Yo^h.anan, "baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire" (Matthew 3:11) [scil., of the Pentacost] {cf. [Maori] Na-toro-i-rani & bringing of fire} (LL)

(p. 232) "I am a shepherd, who loves his sheep. I protect the sheep ... so that they do not see the whirlpool." (JB 11)

"I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep." (John 10:11) {cf. Na-toro-i-rani at whirlpool} (GP1-11)

"I ... give them water to drink ..." (JB 11)

"he would have given thee living water." (John 4:10)

"A fisherman am I of the Great Life, ... Mighty Life." (JB 36)

"fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17)

"fish who ... smell no stinking fennel." (JB 37)

{their water-element is distinguished from the fire-element which was brought to mankind in a "fennel-stalk" (GM 39.g)} (P)

(p. 233) "Whoever puts me on ... (as a garment),

"put on Christ" (Galatians 3:27)

he loves neither wife nor child ..." (JB 58)

"he who loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me" (Matthew 10:37)

"The vine which bears nothing is cut off from here" (JB 59)

"As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine" (John 15:4)

LL = http://www.newzealand.com/travel/about-nz/nature/in-the-shadow-of-the-volcanoes/living-with-the-land/living-with-the-land.cfm

GP1-11 = http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-GrePoly-c1-11.html

P = http://www.123helpme.com/assets/16086.html

http://www.pathguy.com/promethe.htm

pp. 237-243 -- weekly prayers

week-day

prayer

comparative

Sunday

(p. 237) falling of weapon (bow) of +Namrus (CP 119)

silver bow of +Artemis; [Ugaritic] falling into sea of bow sought by goddess; arrow-quiver of [Kemetian] +Nt

Monday

(p. 238) "building" (CP 129) binana (fn. 93)

[<ib.] Binah "understanding" [3rd spirah]

Tuesday

(p. 239) house of life (CP 131) = house of the good (CP 133). (p. 240) "I dwell in their midst, ... in the thoughts (<us.ra) of my disciples"

"For where two or three are gathered together ... , there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 8:20)

Wednesday

(p. 241) I climbed Karmel mountain via 12 vines (CP 139)

Ascent of Mt. Karmel, by St. John of the Cross (AMC) -- [Maori] Tawhaki ascended to heaven via the "aka matua, or parent vine" (MM)

Thursday

(p. 242) "strength" (CP 143)

[<ib.] Gburah "strength" [5th spirah]

AMC = http://www.ourladyswarriors.org/saints/aomcindx.htm

MM = http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/M/MaoriMythsAndTraditions/Myths/en

pp. 246-250 soul's journey through the caelestial mat.arata "places of detention" (GL 1:4)

"When spirit and soul came forth from the body, from the garb of flesh and blood, ..."

places

acts of its denizens etc.

(p. 246) boiling cauldron

{ rejuvenated by being boiled in caldron (GM 155.e)}

glowing oven

{being cooked to death in oven, a Hawai>ian treament for losers in sports}

tombs

{"corpse ... in a grave" (TBD, p. 180)}

rocky places

{"rock-caves" of animal-rebirth (TBD, p. 212)}

pitfalls

{"black pits" of Hell-being-rebirth (TBD, p. 212)}

(p. 247) watch-house of Nbaz the anvil {cf. anvil falling to Tartaros}

spendthrifts, butchers, oracles of chick-peas, abandoners of spouse, removers of boundary-stones

(p. 248) watch-house of Nbu> the scribe

 

watch-house of the 7 counterparts adorned with roses

quarrels, disputes, eavesdroppers, murderers of own children, fraud with false measures, usury

(p. 249) watch-house of the magician Ms^ih.a (Christ)

men who do not desire women, women who do not desire men

watch-house of Ewat

fasters

(p. 250) watch-house of potentates & lords cf. anvil

who acquit the guilty and condemn the guiltless, who accept bribes, who bear false witness

watch-house of Abatur

who gave no zidqa (alms) to the poor

ayar gufna (the "aether liana") son of the Piriawis-liana

whose root is the kanna (container) of the soul {cf. [Borneo] bunan}, and whose leaves are lamps of dazzling light -- "This soul took a leaf from it and placed it on his eyes."

p. 268 promise by the Redeemer to guide soul out from Tibil, via circumventing obstacles :- (GL 3:25)

obstacle

comparative

bridge thrown across the great sea

Cf. bridges in the Popol Vuh and in the Rama-ayana

dam laid across river H.it.pun

cf. [<ib.] h.at.ap "to seize (as prisoner")

watch-house of rebels

 

flames of fire

 

double pits

 

high mountain made "smoothe"

"every mountain and hill shall be made low" (YS^<YH 40:4)

through wall of iron "which encircles the world like a wreath" (fn. 156) "hack a breach" (p. 269)

iron mountain range Lokaloka surrounding world (according to Puran.a-s & Abhi-dharma)

pp. 284-285 rites for the dead (CP )

(p. 284) prayer for "anointing of the dead":-

comparative

S.awr->el releaseth spirit & soul from corpse

S.or = Turos inPhoinikia

H.awRaRan-Karkawan[-Ziwa] cleanseth soul of remains of the cadaver

cf. [<ar.] h.wr "to whiten"; [<ar.] karraka "dredge"

Yozat.aq clotheth soul

 

(p. 285) sealed ingirta (epistle [of introduction]) is hung around soul's neck

[Daoist] passport for soul's travel to afterlife-realm is buried in coffin with corpse

p. 287 -- nas.ba (transplanters) of the white Pih.ta [Pah.at-Mo^>ab (<ZR> 2:6) "hole-" (made for transplanting?)]

bestower

recipient

Yawar[-Ziwa]

Ns.ab[-Ziwa]

Ns.ab[-Ziwa]

ZARZ->el "equip-" (p. 147)

ZaRZ->el [cf. ZRah.yah son of Pah.at-Mo^>ab, <ZR> 8:4]

Hibil[-Ziwa]

pp. 297-298 -- mythic history of world (GR 1:181)

generations

from __

to __

30

>adam

Ram {= Rimm "cadaver" [3rd world-age, N-<R, p. 184]} & +Rud

25

Ram & +Rud

S^urbai & +S^arh.ab>el [cf. S^aruh.en]

15

S^urbai & +S^arhab>el

Nu[h.]

6

Nu[h.]

<ur S^alam

GR = Ginza of the right side; GL = Ginza of the left side; JB = Yuh.ana Book; CP = Canonical Prayerbook

Werner Foerster (translated from the German by R. McL. Wilson): Gnosis. Vol. 2: "Coptic and Mandean Sources." Oxford, Clarendon Pr, 1974. [transliteration is inadequate, omitting (except on p. 147) letter <ayin]

N-<R = Meir B. bar-Asher & Aryeh Kofsky: The Nus.ayri-<Alawi Religion. Brill, Leiden, 2002.

TBD = Francesca Freemantle (transl.): The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Shambhala, Boston, 1992.

GM = Robert Graves: The Greek Myths. 1955.