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Andred, Ancient Goddess of the Druids?

by 5ocietyx

boudica

Andred is a little-known goddess of the pre-Roman British isles, whom the Romans referred to as Andraste. It was said by Roman historian Dio that she was invoked by Boudica before the Iceni rebellion of 60AD.

Boudica’s speech, taken from Roman History, by Cassius Dio:

Let us, therefore, go against them trusting boldly to good fortune. Let us show them that they are hares and foxes trying to rule over dogs and wolves.”

When she had finished speaking, she employed a species of divination, letting a hare escape from the fold of her dress; and since it ran on what they considered the auspicious side, the whole multitude shouted with pleasure, and Buduica, raising her hand toward heaven, said:

“I thank thee, Andraste, and call upon thee as woman speaking to woman; for I rule over no burden-bearing Egyptians as did Nitocris, nor over trafficking Assyrians as did Semiramis (for we have by now gained thus much learning from the Romans!),  much less over the Romans themselves as did Messalina once and afterwards Agrippina and now Nero (who, though in name a man, is in fact a woman, as is proved by his singing, lyre-playing and beautification of his person); nay, those over whom I rule are Britons, men that know not how to till the soil or ply a trade, but are thoroughly versed in the art of war and hold all things in common, even children and wives, so that the latter possess the same valour as the men.

As the queen, then, of such men and of such women, I supplicate and pray thee for victory, preservation of life, and liberty against men insolent, unjust, insatiable, impious, — if, indeed, we ought to term those people men who bathe in warm water, eat artificial dainties, drink unmixed wine, anoint themselves with myrrh, sleep on soft couches with boys for bedfellows, — boys past their prime at that, — and are slaves to a lyre-player and a poor one too.

Wherefore may this Mistress Domitia-Nero reign no longer over me or over you men; let the wench sing and lord it over Romans, for they surely deserve to be the slaves of such a woman after having submitted to her so long. But for us, Mistress, be thou alone ever our leader.”

Dio Cassius

Published in Vol. VIII of the Loeb Classical Library edition, 1925

There are very few historical mentions of Andrad other than Dio, though some researchers have made comparisons to other goddesses, such as  NikeBellona, Magna Mater (Great Mother), Cybele, and Vacuna, as they are all goddesses who ride chariots. Our own opinion is that the Andred evoked by Boudica against the Romans bears more resemblance to the Egyptian deity Sehkmet.

Sekhmet, who is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians, was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare. Sekhmet’s name comes from the Ancient Egyptian word “sekhem” which means “power”. Sekhmet’s name suits her function and means “the (one who is) powerful”. She also was given titles such as the “(One) Before Whom Evil Trembles”, “Mistress of Dread”, “Lady of Slaughter” and “She Who Mauls”. She was evoked before war and could only be satisfied with the blood of battle.

Of course, many researchers will be happy to dilute Andred down to the mother goddess, or the moon goddess, and there are enough connections to make a safe assumption like that. However, it is our belief that as the Romans – let alone modern pagans – were never privy to the secrets of the Druids, we cant just accept the Roman reports. We must question the orthodox viewpoint, which was based on Roman hatred of the older religion of the Britons.

We can see the Romans and the Druids held opposite religious beliefs. Dio states that when Boudica released a hare as a divination technique  ‘it ran on what they considered the auspicious side‘. Maybe he said this because the Britons’ auspicious side was the opposite to the Roman side. Romans would divine with birds, so if a bird flew to the left (sinistra) it was a bad omen.

Were Boudica and her people practising a left-handed religion? The Druidic tradition perhaps? And was the ‘rebellion’ of 61AD just about Boudica’s mistreatment?  The passage of time between the two events doesnt suggest so, especially when we look at the other event of the year 61, the destruction of the Druid base at Anglesey. Were Boudica, and the number of British tribes who supported her trying to make one last strike for the rebellion against the Romans, a rebellion which had been virtually non-stop since the apparent Roman ‘invasion’? It couldnt have escaped Boudica’s attention that the Druids – the highest spiritual authority bar none in pre-Roman Europe – were about to be destroyed forever. As a result of the Iceni rebellion the Roman forces were drawn away from Anglesey, did this allow some Druids to escape and go into hiding?

A curious reference comes from the Anglo-Saxons. A beautiful ancient forested area in the English county of Sussex known as ‘The Weald’ had by Anglo-Saxon times retained the name Andredes weald, meaning “the forest of Andred”.

Andred's forest

Could this forest have been a sacred grove of the Druidic goddess Andred? Interestingly, the Weald encompasses Ashdown forest, the scene not only of the Winnie the Pooh books, written by British Intellience asset AA Milne, but also of the infamous Druidic ritual of WWII, where Crowley, Flemming, Churchill et al gathered to repel the German forces.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekhmet

The Lion’s Gate of Sion

by 5ocietyx

Syon Lion's Gate

Syon Lion’s Gate

The London Olympics began with the Opening Ceremonies the day after the heliacal rising of Sirius on the 27th July and ended with the Closing Ceremonies on the closing of the Lion’s Gate on the 12th August.

These are what some call the tail-end of the ‘dog days’ of summer. This reflects the fact that it is the Dog Star Sirius more so than its spiritual companion Solaris that brings a special kind of light energy to Earth during this period.

The torch relay began 70 days before the Olympic torch relay finale concert in Hyde Park on 26th July.

The heliacal setting of Sirius occurs 70 days before its rising. This is the period when it is obscured by the sun’s light. The Egyptians saw this as a time of death and rebirth and echoed it in their funeral ceremonies.

“When a king died, his body was mummified, then interred in a pyramid or other tomb. By custom, burial took place 70 days after death, when the king was “reborn” in the stars.”
From souledout.org

The 8th August is the most potent day of the Lion’s Gate – 8 8 and was the day in 2008 when the Beijing Games commenced – 8 8 8. Infinity of infinite infinities.

The Egyptian’s marked the 26th July as their new year. This is the day the Nile flooded each year bringing abundance to the land.

As Sirius rises in unison with the dawn and the sun passes through the house of Leo the Lion forming a conjunction with the galactic centre a star-gate opens activating the Earth Grid. The current astrological house depends on which constellation of the zodiac is obscured by the sun. The sun must act as a relayer transmuting and transmitting the energies from those stars carried on the stellar winds and on into the Earth’s own energy matrices.

50 year storm
As souledout.org points out, the sun acts as a lens transmitting the energy flow to all the planets in the solar system:

“Even during normal phases of its life, a tremendous amount of electrical energy is created on Sirius, making it the most energized, “positive” point in our little corner of space. Now this might seem like nothing more than a minor curiosity, but these are not ordinary times. Every 49.9 years, the two stars in the system, Sirius A and B, come as close together as their orbits allow, creating huge magnetic storms between them. As they approach each other, the stars both begin to spin faster as tidal forces become stronger, finally flip-flopping over, actually trading places with each other. Imagine a gigantic electrical turbine engine twisting and spinning, generating billions and billions of volts of electricity. This energy is eventually released to flow down the magnetic field lines to the sun, which transmits it like a lens to all the planets.”

The pyramids of Giza are aligned to absorb the energies from Sirius because the priest class and mystery schools knew that the Lion’s Gate brought forth more than just the rising waters of the Nile. By focusing this energy into a massive pyramid they could harness it and work with it. This will be the subject of a future post.

Explanations of what the Lion’s Gate is from around the 1nt3rw3bz

Antraeus.co.uk

“The heliacal rising of Sirius – July 26 – commenced the Egyptian year, and established the 1460-year Sothic cycle – the return of Sirius to the same place in the sky. During this same time, the .25 extra day per year accumulates for a total of exactly 365 days, or an additional year. Hence, the full Sothic cycle is 1461 years. Note that the Sothic measure is fractal as well. In other words, every four 365-day years there are exactly 1460 days, but in that time there is one accumulated day, hence 1461 days! This is why Sirius presents the logical galactic time marker.”

Joylina.com:

“It is believed that the Lion’s Gate is also a time and energy portal to ancient Egyptian encodings situated between the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is said to be an energy doorway, which activates the etheric and the Hall of Records (Akasha) and is said to be associated with the marriage of matter and antimatter, a point where polarities meet and merge.
These codes are Encrypted at sacred sites all over the world, but centred on Giza. It is thought that these long-established data programmes, communicate with our own inner crystalline codes held in our DNA. By tuning in and connecting with these codings we can access this portal of ancient truths and wisdoms resulting in an accelerated spiritual awakening for ourselves and our world. The more of us who do this the sooner we reach Rupert Sheldrake’s Point of Morphic Resonance where the knowledge is transferred to our collective consciousness.”

Syon Park Lions Gate

Syon Park Lion’s Gate decorated with twin golden lines by Hounslow Council

The lion’s tail points westwards, down the A315 (London Road) through Bedfont Lakes Country Park running parallel with the A30 ley line.

sphinx

Sphinx, Syon Park, Brentford

sphinx

Sphinx, Syon Park, Brentford

sphinx

Sphinx, Syon Park, Brentford

Lion's Gate Syon Park

Lion’s Gate Syon Park

Syon Park

Syon Park

Syon Park Lion's Gate

Syon Park Lion’s Gate

 

http://joylina.com/general-info/various-topics/lion-s-gate
http://www.antraeus.co.uk/sirianvortex.htm
http://www.souledout.org/nightsky/dogdays/dogdaysprint.html

Was the Sphinx previously a lion?

by 5ocietyx

Professor Robert Schoch, a geologist and ancient civilisation researcher thinks that the Sphinx may have been a lion originally.

‘…if you look at the current Great Sphinx you may notice that the head is actually too small for the body. It is clear to me that the current head is not the original head. The original head would have become severely weathered and eroded. It was later re-carved, during dynastic times, and in the re-carving it naturally became smaller. Thus, the head of the Great Sphinx is not the original head. In fact, the Sphinx may not have originally been a sphinx at all. Perhaps it was a male lion.’

Taken from –

http://www.robertschoch.com/sphinxcontent.html

OS X Lion

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Mac OS X Lion

http://www.apple.com/macosx

Meaning of the name Ari

by 5ocietyx

Albanian ‘Ari’ is a male first name that means “lion”(the animal) or at times used for the meaning of “gold”.

Ari (Numbers 24:9) or Aryeh (2 Samuel 17:10) is the Hebrew for “lion

Ari or Aris is a common shortened version of the Greek names AristotleAriadne, (Arianna)AriettaAristidesAristarchusAristomenesAristobulosAristoxenosAristosAristophanes,Aristea, and others, the majority of which are compounds of the adjectival superlative áristos, “best”. They are also modern Greek transliterations for Ares, the god of war and the name for the planet Mars.

In German, “Ari” is a masculine name and means “eagle“.[3]

Old Norse ‘Ari’ is a somewhat common name meaning “Eagle” or “fast flying one”. Etymologically closely related to the Icelandic word “ör” (arrow)

taken from –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari_(name)

Oldest Lion statue

by 5ocietyx

Found in Germany in 1939, the Löwenfrau of the Hohlenstein Stadel, an anthropomorphic lion figure made of mammoth ivory has been carbon-dated as 32 000 years old.

taken from the excellent blog –

http://ingoodfaith.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/worlds-oldest-art-music-and-religious-artifacts/

King David, lion and bear killer

by 5ocietyx

The book of Samuel describes the story of David and Goliath. But a strange passage of David’s previous deeds caught my eye. Does this passage hint at the continued destruction of earlier religions/civilisations by David’s current one? Note the references to sheep and flock, the lion (pre-Semitic Middle-Eastern idol?) and the bear (Ice-Age European idol?). This formed part of his reasoning as to why he should be allowed to fight Goliath (the giant).

‘But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear;’

taken from –

http://niv.scripturetext.com/1_samuel/17-34.htm

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

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