Honey-Lore (Madhu Vidya) : Aristaios & Polu-eidos

The first bee-keeper, Aristaios, was son of heroine Kurene, namesake of the region Kurenai:ke; which region later became known as Berenike (‘Ambre’ – SN&ThM, p. 169, fn. 1), whose "periwig" (SN&ThM, p. 170) – similar to the golden periwig acquired by Loki for To`rr’s wife Si`f – is varnished. If /si`f/ be cognate with Latin /saepe/ ‘often’; then with the implication ‘repetitiveness’ of the term ‘often’, please do consider the Time-Loop’s repetitiveness in relation to its enclosing "ball of netting" (TTL, p. 326), which "netting" may be praesent in the net wherein Loki (in salmon-guise) was caught by To`rr; as well as the net for the "Lady of the Lake" (GM 89.b; and mentioned as a theme in TTL, p. 258, a context associated with the beehive in TTL, p. 259) -- the beehive’s "honeycombs" are deemed (P 245, p. 501) a variation of "Hammocks" (same as "ball of netting").

The "ball of netting" is a what causeth the mind to "become imprisoned by fear" (TTL, p. 326), much as

the begetting (GM 18.a) of Phobos (‘Fear’) occurred when Phobos’s parents became "entangled" in (GM 18.b) "a bronze hunting-net".

The hunting-net’s inventrix (GM 89.a) was Britomartis; she is also known as Brute (apparently namesake of Bruttium, inhabited by Epeiriote Khaones).

The Highland Maya day-name ‘Net’ (Kat) is aequivalent to the Lowland Maya day-name ‘Ripe’ (Kan) : ‘ripen’ may be applied to fruit, in Hellenic /karp-/, apparently the source of the name of the island Karpathos, where (according to Vergilius : Georgics 4:387-9 – "E&GV", p. 434) Proteus dwelt.

Because Proteus was visited by Aristaios in order to be told the cause of the demise of his bees, and because Proteus was visited (according to the OdysseiaGM 169.a) by another hero (Menelawos) at Pharos,

therefore ("B-HCCF") when the celebrated Lighthouse [cf. the "lighthouse" ("Kh") of >al-H^id.r] was aedified on Pharos, its base was constructed in the shape of "a beehive".

When Aristaios enchained him, Proteus successively became (according to Vergilius : Georgics – "A") a wild boar, a fierce tiger, a scaly dragon, and lion with yellow mane.

Of these, the lion may be (or emulate) the one (found dead by S^ims^o^n) containing bees.]

[For the sacrifice to the Druades, Aristaios used "poppies" (GM 82.h), to suggest being transported alive into the world of the dead (as was Persephone, whilst she was picking poppies).

Not only is entry alive into the world of the dead mediated by bees, but also

exit alive out of the world of the dead is facilitated by honey, as in the case of Minos’s son Glaukos, who was expedited in his return from amongst the dead by the seer Polueidos (GM 90.d).

According to a Pyramid Text, "On first awakening after he is resurrected, the King cries out "Bees!" There were bees all around." ("BNB")

Polueidos had been selected on account of his explaining color-shifts (of a miraculous heifer-calf, born white like the Sioux-and-Indonesian sacred white buffalo) in terms of "a ripening blackberry [or mulberry]" (GM 90.c); and he "came upon an owl" (GM 90.d) :

cf. how during gathering-foodplants-in-nets season, "the owl, "thus deprived of its natural food," feeds upon berries" (HM, p. 367).

Glaukos is sometimes described (GM 90.j) as son of Anth-edon (‘Flower-Eater’).

Glaukos (‘Sea-Green’) may be likened to >al-H^id.r (‘the Sea-Green’ – "GK"), who is properly designated as /MALKAN/, apparently the <arabi aequivalent to

<ibri^ /MALKAM/ (Strong’s 4445), name of a god of <ammo^n.

Glaukos witnessed "a dead fish" being resuscitated (GM 90.j).

According to Qur>an 18:60-82, two travelers "lose a fish they had taken with them; a man of God appears, offering to help them in their search for the fish ... . ...

Glaukos "becoming immortal, leaped into the sea" (GM 90.j).

Arab commentators elaborated and embellished the Qur`anic story and named the "man of God" Khid.r, claiming that he turned green as he dived into the spring of life" ("AKh").

The alternative form of /Malkam/, /MilkOM/ may be an abbreviation of */Milk-hO^haM/ [This conjecture of an abbreviation would be on the analogy of />ABRAM/ being shortened from />ABRa-hAM/, as ‘feather of the Zuzi^m’.]

-- thus possibly identifying him the king (of H.ebro^n) Ho^Ham (of whom was praedicated /HaHH/ ‘woe worth’).

According to Br.hat Aran.yaka 2:5 (BU), the Madhu Vidya (‘Honey-Lore’) was uttered by a horse’s head, such head being aequated (in Br.hat Aran.yaka 1:1) with ‘Dawn’ : another term for ‘Dawn’ -- a masculine one, more applicable to the as`va-medha (which involved a stallion) than the feminine word /us.as/ -- is

/Arun.a/, with variant /An-uru/

(cf. the variants />arnan/ Strong’s 771 and />O^rnah/ Strong’s 728 as variants of the name of the king of Ybus),

/arun.a/ being "the plant that yields the red and black berry used for the jewellers weight" (S-ED) and ‘red cow’

[cf. the red-to-black-shifting berry as the heifer-which-became-red of Polueidos].

SN&ThM = Richard Hinckley Allen : Star Names and Their Meanings. G. E. Stechert, 1899.

TTL = David Icke : Tales from the Time Loop. Bridge of Love Publ, Wildwood (MO), 2003.

P = Waldo Vieira (transl. from the Portuguese by Kevin & Simone de La Tour) : Projectiology : a Panorama of Experiences of Consciousness outside the Human Body. Rio de Janeiro : International Institute of Projectiology & Conscientiology, 2002.

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.

E&GV = Charles Anthon : The Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil. NY : Harper & Bro.s, 1852. http://books.google.com/books?id=Lq8PAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA434&lpg=PA434&dq=Carpathus+Virgil&source=bl&ots=_JkMRxriSZ&sig=tC8U8b8y2W0nfMY-cyIZ7m8edy4&hl=en&ei=5WSCTdbKEeGX0QGnhOXVCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Carpathus%20&f=false

"Kh" = http://www.iktara.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=2

"B-HCCF" = "Bee-Hive Crop Circle Formation" http://www.greatdreams.com/crop/bee/bee.htm

"A" = "Aristaeus" http://www.online-mythology.com/aristaeus/

"BNB" = "To Bee, or not to Bee" http://www2.ida.net/graphics/shirtail/tobeeor.htm

HM = Martha Beckwith : Hawaiian Mythology. Yale U Pr, 1940.

"GK" = http://members.tripod.com/wim_canada/glossaryk.html

S-ED = Monier Williams : Sanskrit-English Dictionary.

Strong’s = Hebrew & Aramaic Dictionary of Bible Words.

"AKh" = http://www.kuwaitarchaeology.org/al-khidr.html

BU = Br.hat Aran.yaka Upanis.ad -- 2:5 = http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/brdup/brhad_II-05.html ; 1:1 = http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/brdup/brhad_I-01.html