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The Lions of London

by 5ocietyx

Torch Bearer and Lion Statue

Prometheus and Lion statue, London

Some esoteric researchers suggest that the name ‘London’ means ‘Lion King’. The lion is seen in many places in the city from the three lions of Wembley to the lion’s den of Millwall. Lions guard Trafalgar Square and the London Eye. A black lion adorns the door-knocker of Number 10.

The Lion King is the most popular show in the West End due to this resonance.

The lion symbolizes the sun. Its mane is the corona.

London is a sun city.  ‘On’ – the city of the sun appears not once but twice.  A mayoral logo features the word London with the second ‘on’ in red letters. The symbol of the London Underground is a setting sun.

The stone and bronze lions stand still in mute testimony to the days when man-eating big cats roamed the land.  The only real lions in London now are caged in the zoo. Their faces are used as door knockers, tourists clamber on their backs and pose for photos underneath their gaping jaws. The nation adopted the lion as its emblem due to the memory of this time.

Trafalgar Square Lion

Trafalgar Square Lion

Team GB logo

Team GB logo

Origin of the word ‘Aryan’

by 5ocietyx

c.1600, as a term in classical history, from L. Arianus, Ariana, from Gk. Aria, Areia, names applied in classical times to the eastern part of ancient Persia and to its inhabitants. Ancient Persians used the name in ref. to themselves (O.Pers. ariya-), hence Iran. Ultimately from Skt. arya- “compatriot;” in later language “noble, of good family.” Also the name Sanskrit-speaking invaders of India gave themselves in the ancient texts, from which early 19c. European philologists (Friedrich Schlegel, 1819, who linked the word with Ger. Ehre “honor”) applied it to the ancient people we now call Indo-Europeans (suspecting that this is what they called themselves); this use is attested in English from 1851. The term fell into the hands of racists, and in German from 1845 it was specifically contrasted to Semitic (Lassen).

http://www.etymonline.com

Nominative determinism

by 5ocietyx

words

Also referred to as “aptronyms”, New Scientist journalist John Hoyland coined the term “nominative determinism” for these strange cases of people who seem inexorably drawn to their profession by virtue of their name.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9664000/9664697.stm

Who owns the Media?

by 5ocietyx

Don't trust corporate media

Massive corporations dominate the U.S. media landscape. Through a history of mergers and acquisitions, these companies have concentrated their control over what we see, hear and read. In many cases, these companies are vertically integrated, controlling everything from initial production to final distribution.

http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart

Lonar Crater

by 5ocietyx

Lonar Crater

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ancientatomicwar/esp_ancient_atomic_10b.htm

Ancient Light Sabre

by 5ocietyx

Huitzilopochtli

This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age

In Aztec religion, Xiuhcoatl was a mythological serpent, it was regarded as the spirit form of Xiuhtecuhtli, the Aztec fire deity, and was also an atlatl wielded by Huitzilopochtli. Xiuhcoatl is a Classical Nahuatl word that literally translates as “turquoise serpent”; it also carries the symbolic and descriptive meaning, “fire serpent”.

It was a lightning-like weapon borne by Huitzilopochtli. Huitzilopochtli was a tribal god and a legendary wizard of the Aztecs.

Both Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi’s light sabres are turquoise. Is this another hat-tip to antiquity from George Lucas?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiuhcoatl

Etymology of the word ‘car’

by 5ocietyx

car (n.) Look up car at Dictionary.comc.1300, “wheeled vehicle,” from O.N.Fr. carre, from L. carrum, carrus (pl. carra), originally “two-wheeled Celtic war chariot,” from Gaulish karros (cf. Welsh carr “cart, wagon,” Breton karr “chariot”), from PIE *krsos, from root *kers- “to run.”

taken from –

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=car&searchmode=none

worldwide prevalence of lactose intolerance

by 5ocietyx

taken from –

http://www.venterpharma.com/en/intolerance_worldwide.html

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