Yo^sep = Xipe-Totec = Midas (Mideas)



Midas (Mideas)

Saw a young domestic animal rescued from a bear (LB, p. 196).

Was fastened by a "priest clad in a bear-skin" (GoM, p. 214).

Dreamt of his own grain-sheaf (B-Re>s^it 37:7).

Is god of germination of seeds ("XT").

While he was sleeping, "grains of wheat" were put into his mouth (GM 83.a).

Also of sun, moon, and stars (B-Re>s^it 37:9). [cf. moon and stars on "wizard's" conical cap.]

Weareth a conical cap (CBM, p. 61).

Wore "a Phrygian cap" (GM 83.g). [The "Phrygian cap" is a "conical cap" ("LCPhC").]

Dreamed of a fruit which caused the people to "vanish" (LB, p. 196).

Harkened to tales told by Silenos after he had slept (viz., to the dream of Silenos?) : of a fruit causing people to wane and to "disappear" (GM 83.b).

Wore a robe of many colors, which was drenched in blood (B-Re>s^it 37:31) which was thought to be human (37:33).

Weareth clothing of human skin.

Approved (GM 83.g) the music of Marsuas, who was flayed (GM 21.g).

"I took the grapes and pressed them" (B-Re>s^it 40:11).

"sucked ... through a reed." (GoM, p. 214)

"to sip through a reed" (Sahagun, cap. 21 -- AM, p. 100, fn. 1).

Whispred to reeds (GM 83.g).

Interpreted Par<oh's dream : of food "blasted with the east {dry} wind" (B-Re>s^it 41:6)

"became lost in the middle of a desert. There was no water" (CDCM, s.v. "Midas").

Ascended to "the royal throne ..., upon which sat the king" (LB, p. 230).

Is in the praesence of enthroned god Xiuh-tecuhtli (CBM, p. 61).

Wore a golden chain (B-Re>s^it 41:42).

Is god of gold.

Had the golden touch (GM 83.c).

Confronted the folk of Tars^is^ (LB, p. 233) : that country being Hispania, they must have arriven by ship.

"A great expedition ... once set out ... across the Ocean in ships to visit the Hyperboreans" (GM 83.b).

The round stone for the Tlaca-xipe-hualiztli {cf. millstone of Amlo`di in the sea (according to the Edda -- HM, p. 91)}

"a frightful whirlpool" (GM 83.b). {The Maelstro,m whirlpool, beyond the Lofoten Islands off Norway, is ascribed to the rotating of millstone of Amlo`di.}

To him was mentioned a man named />ard/ 'Rose' (LB, p. 244).

"planted his rose gardens." (GM 83.a)

[Parenthetic story : To a woman was offered a kid (B-Re>s^it 38:17), in order that a child be begotten on her B-Re>s^it 38:18).]

A prophetess offered sacrifices in order that she marry a man (Gordios) destined to become king (GM 83.d).

Beside him rode the Par<oh in the royal chariot (B-Re>s^it 41:43).

Prior to him (Midas), there had ridden, in a cart, the thereby enroyaled Gordios (GM 83.e).

{The slang use of the word /kid/ for 'progeny' is, of course, taken from this myth ('kid' being /gdi^/, cognate with the rescuer from the bear); and the expression /to kid around/ for 'propound a conundrum' likewise (perplexity of Yhudah).}

LB = Louis Ginzberg : Legends of the Bible. Konecky & Konecky.

"LCPhC" = "The Liberty Cap or Phrygian Cap" http://www.languedoc-france.info/06141204_libertycap.htm

GoM = Lewis Spence : The Gods Of Mexico. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1923. http://archive.org/stream/godsofmexico00spen/godsofmexico00spen_djvu.txt

"XT" = "Xipe Totec" http://scion-dayone.wikidot.com/god:xipe-totec

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.

CBM = Codex Borgianus Mexicanus.

AM = Kingsborough : Antiquities of Mexico, vol. VI. London, 1831."Interpretation of the Hieroglyphical Paintings of the Collection of Mendoza". http://olivercowdery.com/texts/1831-AM6.txt

CDCM = Pierre Grimal (transl. by Maxwell-Hyslop) : A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. 1990.

HM = Giorgio de Santillana & Hertha von Dechend : Hamlet's Mill. Gambit, Boston, 1969. http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/hamlets_mill/hamletmill06.htm

Yo^sep myth

Lancelot legend

Gordios legend

"they all cut their hands with the knives" (LB, p. 217).

Lancelot wounded himself on his "his hands knees and feet." ("KC 6")

Yo^sep rejected the wife of Po^t.ipar

Lancelot rejected ("L&E") Elaine.

The riding by (KA, p. 138) Lancelot, in a cart, to Guinevere.

riding by Gordios with the prophetess in a cart

"KC 6" = "Knight of the Cart by Chrétien de Troyes" -- "DAY SIX - Lancelot enters Gorre" http://www.geocities.ws/dagonet_uk/poemab.htm

"L&E" = "Lancelot and Elaine" http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/sherwoodtimes/elaine.htm

KA = Andrew Lang (ed.) : King Arthur : Tales of the Round Table. http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/trt/trt25.htm

A hero's name meaning 'Broken Lance' (apparently identical with Lancelot) appeareth in the
Mabinogion. Gawain may be perhaps aequated with the leader of the Midyanites.

Yo^sep myth

Gawain legend (Diu Kro:ne)


"the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee." (B-Re>s^it 40:19)

"the bird tore the giant to pieces, devouring its flesh and entrails."

"a dead knight with a broken lance through his heart."

Holdeth a double-headed lance (CBM, p. 61).

To affright the Midyanites, "the lightning flashed" (LB, p. 205).

"Suddenly, he heard a thunderbolt"

"she held a tube (a straw) ... . The fifth maiden handed the tube to the king, who drank".

Sipped liquor through a reed.

Heinrich von dem Türlin : Diu Krône or "The Crown". http://www.timelessmyths.com/arthurian/gawain.html#Mystery