The Klamath legend tells of a story of a powerful deity “Chief of the World Below” who lived under the Mount Mazamo before the eruption. The Klamath shaman regarded Wizard Island as the entrance to the ‘Underworld Gateway’ and would cautiously make their way over to the islands to pay humble tribute. This gateway was believed to be a spiritual passageway between the worlds above and below
Noun 1. Circe – (Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine
From Kirke – Kirk meaning Church
The acroamatic cipher. The religious and philosophical writings of all nations abound with acroamatic cryptograms, that is, parables and allegories. The acroamatic is unique in that the document containing it may be translated or reprinted without affecting the cryptogram. Parables and allegories have been used since remote antiquity to present moral truths in an attractive and understandable manner. The acroamatic cryptogram is a pictorial cipher drawn in words and its symbolism must be so interpreted. The Old and New Testaments of the Jews, the writings of Plato and Aristotle, Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad, Virgil’s Æneid, The Metamorphosis of Apuleius, and Æsop’s Fables are outstanding examples of acroamatic cryptography in which are concealed the deepest and most sublime truths of ancient mystical philosophy.
The acroamatic cipher is the most subtle of all, for the parable or allegory is susceptible of several interpretations. Bible students for centuries have been confronted by this difficultly. They are satisfied with the moral interpretation of the parable and forget that each parable and allegory is capable of seven interpretations, of which the seventh–the highest–is complete and all-inclusive, whereas the other six (and lesser) interpretations are fragmentary, revealing but part of the mystery. The creation myths of the world are acroamatic cryptograms, and the deities of the various pantheons are only cryptic characters which, if properly understood, become the constituents of a divine alphabet. The initiated few comprehend the true nature of this alphabet, but the uninitiated many worship the letters of it as gods.
Gogmagog – also Goemagot, Goemagog or Gogmagoc – was a legendary giant in British folklore. According to the 12th Century Historia Regum Britanniae (“The History of The Kings of Britain”) byGeoffrey of Monmouth, Gogmagog was a giant inhabitant of Albion, and was thrown off a cliff during a wrestling match with Corineus who was a companion of Brutus of Troy.
The name “Gogmagog” is often connected to the biblical characters Gog and Magog; however Manley Pope, author of an 1862 English translation of the Welsh chronicle Brut y Brenhinedd (itself a translation of Monmouth’s “Historia Regum Britanniae”) argued that it was a corruption of Gawr Madoc (Madoc the Great).
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