As I feel that Eburum was of the Hebrew side of the Hebrew-Rus dragon cult, I'm looking to link its past to Aphrodite (mistress of Ares and mother of Eros), the principal wife of Hephaestus. As he was also given the wife, "Cabero," I've just got to trace Eburum to the sex-pot Kabeiri cult of Hephaestus, whom I now strongly suspect moved (out from the midst of Halybe environs) to the Hebros river in Thrace, before landing in southern Italy as mythical Vulcan and his Cyclope metal-making aids. A few miles east of Eburum is the city of Volcei (see map of Lucania), named after the tribe of "Volcentani/Volceiani/Vulcientes," terms smacking of Vulcan (the Roman version of Hephaestus).
I don't think it's a coincidence that in the Lancelot version, "Lanzelet," his wife is "Iblis," while the modern name of Eburum is "Eboli." I emphasized Ebur terms of the Franko-English theater years before I knew the name of Lancelot's wife; in no way have I emphasized Eburum just because it's similar to her name. I also started identifying Lancelot as a peoples in the Lucania region before I knew her name. Everywhere I trace the dragon bloodline, there I find the names of Arthurian characters. It's clear to me that the myths/poems wherein Arthur and his knights are portrayed as gentlemen and/or respecters of Jesus and the Church are pure fabrications and deliberately misleading. A tie to Hephaestus would solidify my claim that Arthurian characters were the most destructive peoples, morally and otherwise, this world has ever seen.
After years of blank uncertainty, I finally traced Hephaestus to his own specific locality. I stumbled across "aestus" (a Latin term) in my dictionary, under the definition of "estuary," that being defined as a delta region. I therefore saw that his name could be understood as "Heph estuary," and knowing that Cabero/Cabeiro and Aphrodite were either two wives or the same wife by two terms, I reasoned that "Heph" referred to the Hebros river. It is a fact that the mouth of that river is called the Hebros/Evros Delta.
When I investigated, I was convinced of the link by other factors. Hephaestus' Kabeiri were "worshiped in a mystery cult that was centered on the island of Samothrace." Samothrace is today in the Hebros Prefecture i.e. just off the coast of the Hebros Delta. This is what clinched it in my mind. But there was more.
The Hebros valley leads up to the Balkan mountain, which resembles "Vulcan" too much to be ignored. Moreover, north of the Balkans were the Moesi, "who were considered as the ancestors of the Mysians," an important point since I'm claiming that the Hephaestus and Arthurian cults were Muses. As the Bulgarians took on such historical names as "Volga" and "Bolg," one may suspect that Hebros Hebrews moved to Eburum while the Bulgarians moved to neighboring Volcei.
See the Hebros river on this modern map of Thrace (now Bulgaria), where the Hebros Delta is in the lower-right corner. To the north of the Rhodope mountains, the Balkan range is seen, with the Hebros curving east-to-west so as to flow parallel along it (in myth, the Balkans are tagged, "Haemus," the husband of Rhodope).
As the region of Arda was up the Hebros (see previous chapter for further comments on Arda/Arta), an Arthur link to this metal-craftsman god seems viable. The Excalibur-in-stone symbol may just be an allusion to the ore mining portion of "his" weaponry industry. In any case, we know that Hephaestus ended up in southern Italy, and if the Halybes evolved into Calabria, which I say was depicted by the Excalibur symbol, an expose of Hephaestus in the Calabria region should prove to identify him as mythcode, "Arthur."
As you can see on the map by clicking the south arrow, Samothrace is smack beside Imbros! In the previous chapter, I claimed that Imbros named Ambracia (of the Epirus region), a place that was later called "Arta." And just as I was wondering whether the peoples of Imbros first founded Ambracia, and were then followed by peoples of Arda, who named Arta on top of Ambracia, I found evidence for an Imbros-Ambracia link, for "Eetion of Imbros" was father of Andromache, and she became the wife of (mythical) Pyrrhus of Epirus. I couldn't ask for a better piece of evidence. Moreover, I recall coming across Eetion months ago, and identified him then as the holy grail cult of Cilicia removed to the Troy-Mysia region. For Eetion was the king of Thebe (not Thebes) in Cilicia (not the common Cilicia near Syria) of Mysia.
When I saw a Greek cup of the 5th century BC (at the Wikipedia article on Hephaestus) having the image of Hephaestus sitting on a donkey, it reminded me of Samson, whose symbol, I realized, was a donkey. I wouldn't have published this far-out theory had I not been reminded that Hephaestus was of Samothrace, one of the locations to which I had traced Samos(ata) Armenians and Samson. If this seems ridiculous standing alone without an explanation, I did write an entire chapter on the subject, and was myself convinced that he represented the mythical donkey.
I had identified Samson as a mix of "Daniy" (the Biblical term) and Samosata Armenians (Avvites/Amorites). In particular, it is thought that the god of the Avvites, a god mentioned in 2 Kings 17:31, was a donkey god. Even though I could remember that Scripture by heart (for going there many times in the writing of this book), I had forgotten the name of that particular Avvite god. When I pressed my memory banks, the term came up, and it was "Tartak," very close to "Arta."
I view the Law and the Prophets as God's inspired Word, but now recognize that the Kabala cult -- the Avvites and Sepharvites -- entered at least two mythical works, Samson and Esther, into the canon of Scripture. I say Samson depicted Shamash-based Armenians removed to Israel, and I say Esther and Mordecai depicted the Amorites under Ishtar, who in Assyria was Semiramis=Samosata. Recall too (from the previous chapter) that the Muses of Helike had colonized Samsun (Priene), the mainland area off the island of Samos. Lemnos, the sacred island of Hephaestus, is between Samos and Samothrace. The Samosata connection to Hephaestus is made easily because Semiramis was on Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite. It is my suspicion that the cult in Cyprus named (i.e. moved to the) Hebros, meaning that "Aphrodite" evolved into "Cabero" on the way.
By the way, Herodotus the historian was one of the people who came to inhabit Sybaris (next to Laus) after it's destruction, at which time these peoples were called "Thurii." To support my identification of the Thurii as Dorians, Herodotus "was a Dorian Greek historian." Note that after engaging in a coup attempt, "he then withdrew to the island of Samos." I'm not the only one who thinks Herodotus belonged to a secret-society cult.
The Wikipedia article on the Cabeiri is loath to make a Hebrew-Cabeiri connection, but does admit that "the Semitic root kbr was definitely attested for North Syria in the thirteenth century BCE, in texts from Emar." Emar was the Syrian capital of the Amorites, and was populated by Amorites from nearby Ebla. Is it coincidental that "Ebla" is almost exactly "Eboli" (modern name of Eburum)? Could "Kabala" have been an "l" version of "Kabeiri," as "Ebol" is to this day a version of "Ebur"? Was Lancelot's wife, Iblis, the Ebla Amorites, and therefore the Kabala into Christian centuries? Couldn't "Ebla" have evolved first to "Avellino" in Campania, and then to "Avallon" in France? I'd say there is a sizable chance for all of the above.
The article also says: "Cabeiri were frequently conflated with the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, and were portrayed as a pair of youths almost indistinguishable from them." That gets the Kabala cult to Apulia/Puglia, and the Iapyges there. Having for the first time introduced the Samson Avvites (Biblical "Avviy") into this picture, I can equate the "Daunii" tribe of Iapyges with the Daniy portion of Samson. Then, because I can see a "Pyxus" in "Iapyges," I will trace this cult to Buxentium (which was Pyxus), which was situated at Laus (see map of Lucania). In this picture, Laus should prove to be founded by the peoples of Laish, the city that the Bible says was settled by the Daniy (a city afterward called "Dan"). If that makes as much sense to at least half the readers as it does to me, I'd say I have the donkey by the tail.
This city of Laish was smack beside Banias/Panias, at mount Hermon/Sion, the place to which I've traced Bantia (in Apulia), the place that I see as Lancelot's father, Ban/Bant. Recall that I had identified Abas, long before coming to the topic under discussion, or before knowing anything about Arthur, as the Avvites of Israel. Then know that Abas founded the Abantes region of Euboea.
But there's more, for as I had (previous to these insights) traced Dionysus, under his "Bacchus" alternative, to the Beka valley on the Litani river, so I find, as expected from that theory, that Dionysus was given the name, Lyaios, which is so close to (the Biblical) "Laish" that one can't help but to be stunned. One of the "greatest" figures of Greek myth depicted the peoples conquered by the Daniy, and who knows but that afterward the two peoples co-existed and together became Lydia.
Further up the Popilian Way (in Lucania) from Eburum and Volcei, there is the city of Atina, and this may connect to the goddess, Athena, for Hephaestus was worshiped heavily at Athens (Greek = "Athina"). In Italy, one of his common locales is at mount Etna (Sicily), evoking "Atina." In fact, "Atina" may be the root of the chief Etruscan god, Tinia. You can see the Popilian Way crossing one side of mount Alburnus; have I mentioned what this mountain refers to? It was where Arthur's bloodline lived.
Geoffrey of Monmouth introduced the Excalibur sword, but as "Caliburn or Caliburnus." Compare that with mount "Alburnus." To support the claim that the sword depicted the Halybes, we find the Hales river to the south-west of mount Alburnus (the Halybes lived on the Halys, a perfect match!). That gives some hard teeth to a Kabeiri-Eburum equation, which serves to reveal that Bura of the Helike region was a Kabeiri-infested place. Greek myth likened the peoples there, not as the romantic gentlemen of some Arthurian tales, but as the testicles of Uranus. Everywhere with this cult, sexual organs and deviant acts abound.
I'm now more confident that the Cyclopes of Hephaestus were of mythical Kikon, brother of Hebros. While Kikons are to be distinguished from the Caucones, it doesn't mean that the two couldn't have been from the same stock (of Gogi?). It seems reasonable to consider that one or both peoples became mythical Cycnus/Cygnus (swan), and therefore the swan (Savona?) Ligurians depicted by him. Cycnus leads back to Leda, and it is my good hunch that "Leda" is a modification of Laz=Laish. In this Leda=Laus picture, Menelaus, the husband of Leda's daughter (Helen), is easily identified as part Leda, so that once again we have the Laus term connected to Lydians. Lydians gave their own daughters as temple prostitutes, if that helps to expose these Gorgo-Amazons as the animals that they were.
Kikons must have been the swan symbol mixing with Leda to produce Cycnus. The idea works excellently with a trace of the swan symbol to Lake Sevan (Armenia, beside the Laz Caucasians), for that lake was called "Gegham." The Gogarene/Gogi lived there, for this was beside Georgia, and Georgians are to this day called "Gogi." The Biblical Gog had conquered into Armenia, says Ezekiel 38.
The Hebros/Evros river is also the Meri/Maritsa, terms evoking "Mari" and "Amorite." You can see the Maritsa river, on the modern map of Thrace, to the immediate north of the Arda river. At the western end of the Arda river is Kurdzhali. [Update May 2007 -- "Kurdzhali" appears to be the same as "Arzawa," the name of proto-Lydia, and the term from which "Arda" seems derived. End Update]
As the god of merchandise was Mercury ("merchant" derives from "Mercury," says my dictionary), note the term "Meric" along the Hebros river. I had wondered if this term links to Morgon le Fay (leader of the nine Muses of Avalon) and/or the city of Mericha on Kythnos (a Cyclade island)...an important point if "America" derives from either term. Then I discovered that "Meric" is Turkish for "Maritsa," and suddenly I have reason to seek hint for connecting Mercury/Morgan/Mericha to the Hebros river. Compare "Kurd/Kart" and "Arda/Arta."
Arthur, who keeps coming up Rus, is probably of the Ares side of the Sparti, and because Arthurian bloodlines are Muse-infested, the Muse called "Erato(s)" comes to mind, as well as "Erotes," the alternative name of child-molester symbol, Eros. I'd say that Eratos and Erates are the same, and so note that Eros (son of Ares) had Aphrodite as mother, whom I identify in this case as the Hebros river. For in Roman myth, Eros was Cupid, having Mars as father, and as the Hebros river was alternatively "Meri," the river may also have been Mars. Indeed, for Cupid was also given Mercury as father. And is it a coincidence that Cupid was also called "Amor," evoking the Amorites of Mari???
One can hereby imagine that "amore" = the sex cult was a product of Amorites. A male group of boy-loving "Erotes" grew out of the Eros cult, and they too belonged to Aphrodite (= Roman Venus, slut-mother of Cupid). Eros was worshiped majorly at Helicon, if that helps to make the sicko connection to Helike and proto-Calabria. But as his father was made "Nyx" by another writer, it could be hint of his being a Dionysus extension, for the sacred island of Dionysus became Naxos.
I was studying "Cupid" (the term) to see if per chance I could realize a derivation in "Avidian" (i.e. an Avvite alternative), and decided not to print it for not being convincing enough...until I got lower in the article and discovered that Cupid was central to, and moreover was introduced in history, in an ancient (2nd century AD) novel entitled, The Golden Ass. A donkey, that is (Avvites worshiped a donkey god). The original idea in the book was attributed to a Lucian of Samosata, interesting enough (Samson was associated with a donkey symbol which depicted, in my opinion, Samosata), though other authors are also candidates.
[Update September 2007 -- Not only Hephaestus, but Dionysus, too, was depicted with the donkey symbol, suggesting that the two were an Avvite people in Troy domains. I have now learned that the Latin donkey is "asellus," and that the father-like tutor of Dionysus was "Silenus," a drunken Satyr character that was portrayed on a donkey (the other Satyrs were also portrayed on donkeys). In keeping with my Avvite-Amorite equation wherein Amorites were depicted by bees, a myth writer associated Silenus with a peoples called "Meropes" (= "bee something" in Greek), and moreover the only known mate of Silenus was Melia, meaning honey in Latin. This jibes very well with my tracing of Dionysus (i.e. his mother Semele = the ancient Somali) to Merops, mythical king of Ethiopia.
I anticipate discovering a Greek-theater peoples by a term similar to "Silen," but as yet nothing comes to mind. My feelers tell me that Hephaestus and Silenus were similar peoples because Hephaestus was the same as, and yet predates, Dionysus. Silenus depicted a peoples called "Silenoi," and these, in their end of times as they disappear from the Trojan theater, were revealed by myth writers as partaking with the historical king Midus. This (Phrygian) king was moreover portrayed with the ears of a donkey by at least one myth writer, as if to show some distinct Avvite ancestry (king Midas is otherwise thought to be of the Meshech = Amazons). Midas was also depicted with roses.
As I have identified Hephaestus as an Avvite peoples on Samos and Samothrace but tracing back to "Biblical" Samson's donkey symbol, I wonder if "Diony(sus)" was not at first "Daniy," since Samson is said (in the Bible) to be of the Daniy. It now becomes rather clear that mythical Samson (long hair, remember) depicted some of the transvestite Hebrews of Hephaestus' Kabeiri cult, and that the Samson Hebrews may just, in particular, have been the Dionysus portion of that cult. Remember, Dionysus was also called Lyaios, while the Daniy sacked and ruled over the city of Laish, in which picture a Daniy-Laish alliance moved to Lydia (in my suspicions, to become the Lasonii and the Cabelees. In that the Cabelees are clearly responsible for the renaming of Ishtar to "Cybele," note that Gordias, the father of king Midas, was made the son of Cybele.
While Cupid was the Eros of Greek myth (= the son of Aphrodite (Hephaestus' wife) with Ares), Hera (majorly of Samos) was the mother of Hephaestus and Ares (not to mention of Hebe and Eris), by which I mean to point out that dragonline Avvites appear to be meshed strongly with the Rus/Rosh of the Trojo-Phrygian theater. It's a confusing mess when these terms are taken stringently, but the gist becomes apparent: a Hebrew-Rosh cult. This jibes very well with what I have discovered separately, that king Arthur (traced by some to Israel) depicted a Rus peoples in Britain. I still don't know whether the Daniy depicted the tribe of Dan, or the Dinay of Chaldea removed to pre-Israel, but I lean toward the latter. End Update]
Ignore the softened illustrations of the classical period, or the healthy look given to the gods, or the modern niceties (e.g. Valentine's day) that are packaged around these gods, for these cults were filled with the sickest people of society mentally. Need I insist that the city of Helike was sunk into the sea by God, or could you muster the same conclusion without my prodding? Note the names of some of the nine Muses: Euterpe (like uterus); Polyhymnia (like hymen); Clio; Erato; Urania. The illustrations of these as graceful ladies are just that, illustrations, not the reality. In Arthurian myth, they are admittedly witches, but even witches are now designed by artist and writer alike as women of value. In the romantic tales, Arthur and his knights are portrayed as faithful to Jesus, and yet, on a dime, they turn into warriors, as though the very Christian thing to do is fight with bravery using the sword. The symbol of salvation for the dragon cult became the sword in the shape of Christ's cross, the symbol of Rosicrucianism.
There are two fronts tracing to Sparta, one on the Hebros and one at Samsun/Priene. As yet I don't know if they pave one road, or two by two separate but similar peoples. I was wondering how I could prove that "Lyaios" referred to the dragon cult at Samsun/Priene; the previous chapter only started to make the connection by tying the term to the Maeander river, which flows to sea at Priene. When I found the following quote, I had never heard of "Draconan":
"Hermes Maia’s son received him near the birthplace hill of Dracanon, and holding him in the crook of his arm flew through the air. He gave the newborn Lyaios a surname to suit his birth, and called him Dionysos."
So I went hunting to find the Draconan birthplace, and was surprised beyond my expectations, as one webpage wrote: "...Icaros is here undoubtedly the island near Samos. The poet might mean either on Dracanon or (elsewhere) in Icaros." The island of Icarius was smack beside Samos! The article goes on to mention that there was also a Draconan on the island of Cos (to the south of Samos), probably the same peoples. Not surprisingly, "Icarius was a follower of Dionysus."
Thus, as Dionysus was born on Icarius as Lyaios, I would connect him to mythical Perilaus, son of Icarius. As Icarius was the brother of Tyndareus of Sparta, who was himself the husband of Leda, I am more than half convinced that the Lyaios bloodline was the husband of Leda's daughter, Menelaus = the city of Laas on Mani. This Perilaus-to-Menelaus connection is more convincing since Tyndareus was made the son of Perieres. The dragon snout points to Priene, the colony of Helike, wherefore it makes perfect sense to root Laas to the Helike stock.
Clearly, the meaning of the above quote is that Dionysus was a Lyaios peoples first prominent on Icarius, and that Hermes had already been there and was fostering the growth of the Lyaios peoples. I see in Draconan the Ladon dragon, especially since Hermes in this case can be identified as the Lydians who named the Hermus river (of Lydia). This makes a tidy connection to Leda in Sparta, and one may even ask if the mythical dragon of Ares, who formed the "Sparti," was conceived to depict the (Rus?) peoples of Draconan. One thing is more certain: Leda and Tyndareus both migrated to Sparta from the same Lydian region. The question is, was this Arthur? Or did the Leda-Tyndareus migration hook up with Arthur=Arda only when it reached the Hebros river?
I don't know the history behind it, but Arda was also "Ardeskos." I don't yet know when it was changed to its short form, but the following locates Druids in Arda: "Odrysians settled along the Ardeskos river..." (website below). Wouldn't "Odrysian" be mythical Dryas, father of king Lycurgus of the Edones? The latter rejected Dionysus, whereas Dryas embraced him. I identify Dryas, also "Dryad," as the Druids, and surely it's highly conspicuous that they lived in Arda, since Druids are expected as a central part of Arthurian bloodlines. I view the "Dryas" term as code for Doris=Dorians. See map of Thracian tribes (click to enlarge).
The Edones were on the Strymon river, to the significant west of the Hebros river. Wikipedia helps to show a little of what happened:
Resisting the arrival of the god [Dionysus], Lycurgus had pursued all of Dionysus' followers, the Maenads, with an ox-goad and imprisoned them; Dionysus was forced to flee to the undersea grotto of Thetis the sea nymph."
In the end, Lycurgus killed his son, Dryas (i.e. the Edones defeated the Odrysians in war). Thetis was the daughter of Doris (i.e. she was a Dorian peoples), and as we can see that Dionysus fled to her, so also the Dryas-branch Dorians had accepted Dionysus. Thetis was the marine branch of Dorians, and as she was the one who caught and protected Hephaestus on Lemnos when he was tossed from heaven into the sea, it's clear that Thetis depicted Dorians on Lemnos. But herein we can see why Dionysus and Hephaestus were both given a limp at birth, because they were essentially the very same peoples. The picture is one in which Hephaestus and Dionysus were both on the Hebros (Dionysus among the Odrysians), and both escaped the Edones to Lemnos.
The article also says: "...Kikons that were described by Homer as 'Spear Bearers' occupied the area in the east as far as the Hebros river." Then at another article, we read: "Cygnus: A powerful spearman... Apparently, the spear was a mythical symbol for the Kikons. I mention this because "Kikon" and "Cycnus" are a near match. But then there is the issue too of Lancelot traced in the previous chapter to the "Lanceia" fountain (of Pellana, Sparta). Aside from "lancea" being Latin for "spear," I found that "Lonchocarpus" is Greek for "spear-shaped fruit." Am I suggesting that Lancelot was a Kikon peoples? Not necessarily on this material, but there is the following to consider.
Behold what the article says: "...In the middle Hebros valley lived the Ben(n)s" (!!!). I can't find one other article mentioning these Bens, but as it's found at an article specifically on Thracian tribes, I'll trust the author. The middle Hebros river is Arda, wherefore it would seem concrete, but only if Arthur's bloodline traces to Arda, that the Bens were Lancelot's father, Ban.
There was a Trojan peoples under code, "Lycaon" , and we find that "Achilles sold him as a slave to Euneus of Lemnos, but Eetion of Imbros bought him and took him back to Troy." Not really, but this is myth code to indicate the inferiority of Lycaon on Lemnos, and the kinship between he and the Trojan peoples depicted by Eetion of Imbros. These Trojans were probably of the Pari Muses since the father of Trojan Lycaon was Priam (king of Troy).
There was another Lycaon (whom Zeus turned into a wolf), king of Arcadia, who depicted the Molech cult of that region, for he sacrificed an infant to Zeus. I would definitely trace the Lycaon of Troy to that wolf. Is it not conspicuous that Lycaon's son was Caucon? Thus, the Caucones of Arcadia could have been the Kikons of Hebros, and if so, the Kikons are identified as the Trojan Lycaon.
Just as I see the Imbros-Ambracian peoples settling Bruttium/Calabria, so we find that this Trojan Lycaon was given two sons, Iapyx and Pandarus, who are known to depict peoples of southern Italy. As Iapyx depicted Apulia, is it a coincidence that I peg Lancelot's father as Bantia in Apulia? Or was the Lancelot bloodline a Caucon/Kikon peoples...that had been the Bens in the Arta region of the Hebros? Of course, the Bens may have been the Pan Satrys, recalling that Apulia was the home of the city of Satyrion. One can see that Satrae Thracians not far from the Kikons, on the map of Thracian tribes.
A connection to Britomartis can be made (though I don't know whether forward or back in time) because her symbol, the double-axe, was also a symbol for Dionysus, Lycurgus, and, to my surprise, I found the following title from an expired webpage: "The Double Axe as a Symbol of the Odrysian Kingdom." In the mythical picture wherein Lycurgus cuts his son (Dryas) ehClearly, we're dealing with Amazons in Odrysian Arda, for the symbol of Amazons was the same. This helps to make an Odrysian connection to Kalavrito, for "Brito(martis)" is a near match. Moreover, as the double axe was anciently a "labrys," note that, in Italy, the peoples of Calabria are "Calabresi," by which term we have the makings of "Labrys" (when the capital "C" is removed).
Along with the spoiling of Arda by Lycurgus of the Edones, there was another Lycurgus of Arcadia who killed king "Areithous." And just as I keep rooting Arthur to Ares, so we find that Ares gave Areithous his armour. I then read that "when Lycurgus grew old, he gave the armour to Ereuthalion," yet another Arthur-like term. That the term connects to Erethlyn (at Rhos, Wales), I find this: "Some say that Iasus, sometimes called father of Atalanta, was also [Lycurgus'] son." This sits rather well with my claim that the goddess, Atalanta, founded the Atlantean kingdom at Erethlyn (not boasting, just don't know how else to indicate that this idea, false or true, is not known by others, let alone shared by them).
It's now interesting that Iasus/Iasius (father of Atalanta), because a variation was "Iasion," was considered by some ancients as the same "person" as Eetion, and moreover Iasion and Eetion were both named as brothers of Dardanus. Iasion, who lived on Samothrace, is the earliest-known leader of the Kabeiri cult of Kybele!! Those exclamation marks are for proof that western Atlantis was a Kabeiri-infested bloodline, and to this picture add that Lycurgus of the Edones was portrayed in myth as insane (as were the Maenads). I wouldn't hesitate to link Iasion with Jason of the Argonauts, for I have already traced the Argonauts to that region of Scotland where Rothesay sits (i.e. what I think was a sister colony of Erethlyn). The article places the Kabeiri in southern Italy like so: "Iasion, being inspired by Demeter and Cora, travelled about in Sicily and many other countries, and every where taught the people the mysteries of Demeter." I view Demeter as the dragon, Dumuzi/Tammuz.
The capital of the Odrysian kingdom is where we now see the city of Edirne (on modern map of Thrace), at the meeting of the Hebros and Arda rivers. That this region was connected to the Spartans under discussion is made evident where "According to Greek mythology, Orestes, son of king Agamemnon, built [Edirne] as Orestias..." Agamemnon was the brother of Menelaus! Doesn't that sit as excellent evidence for a Hebros link to Sparta, if not to Laas of Sparta? Orestes was placed on mount Parnassus as well, allied to kings of Phocis.
With the Menelaus stock of peoples on the Hebros, it adds weight to an Evros-Evrotas connection, the Evrotas being the central river of Sparta. This would be a good place to add that the Menelaus bloodline goes back to the golden fleece line of Pelops...i.e. whose golden-lamb son, Atreus, gave birth to Menelaus and Agamemnon. We find that Pelops was a Lydian peoples but migrating to become rulers of the Amazonian city of Pisa (Elis). Note how the "Pisatis" version of "Pisa" evokes "Pistiros" in the Odrysian kingdom (not to mention "Pisidia").
I dawned on me at this point that the "Laus" portion of "Menelaus" could have been carried by the bloodline of Hippodamia, that which Pelop's married in Pisa. Upon checking, I found it to be feasible. For Hippodamia was made the granddaughter of the Asopus river flowing into the gulf of Corinth, at Sicyon just 11 miles north-west of Corinth (see map of Peloponnesus). I'll come back to the importance of Corinth, but first read this meaningful hogwash:
"Pausanias [2.5.3] informs that Phliasians and Sicyonians claimed that [Asopus'] source was in fact the Phrygian and Carian river Maeander that purportedly descended underground where it appeared to enter the sea at Miletus and rose again in the Peloponnesos as Asopus.
The ancients were being illustrative; they knew that the Maeander river in Asia Minor did not flow under the Aegean sea to Greece, to form the Asopus there. They knew that the peoples living on the Maeander -- Muses remember -- had moved to and named the Asopus river at Sicyon. It now seems a no-brainer to peg those Maeander peoples as the ones who lived on and named the other Asopus, the "Phrygian Asopus, a small river of Phrygia which joins the Lycus near Laodicea..." (webpage above). The Maeander also joins the Lycus near Laodicea. This is very good, for I had previously suspected the Laus term to be from the Laodicea region, and now I find evidence for tracing it as far as the Asopus river at Corinth.
Myth tells that Dionysus was conceived when his mother, Semele, was swimming in the Asopus river. I see that Wikipedia doesn't reveal which Asopus river, though I strongly suspect the one at Laodicea, for that fits excellently with his name, Lyaios, and moreover jibes with his becoming prominent in Icarius off the mouth of the Maeander. Semele was the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, and so we find that the Cadmus-Harmonia bloodline put forth a certain "Laius," a character that I'll expound upon below.
In Greece, the Asopus-river peoples were made married to the daughter of Ladon. Surely, the Laus Laodiceans settled and named the Ladon river...which has its source near the source of the Evrotas river and flows as far as Tripotamia, SSW of Kalavrita. As I'm tracing Laas to Laus of Calabria, note how "Evrotas" can essentially be "Brotas," the Bruttium version of Calabria. One will argue that the "v" in "Evrotas" is a "u", but perhaps it was first a "v" and before that a "b". But if the original was "Eurotas," then the term smacks of Arta, while Arthur was a Breton from Bruttium. Then recall that Ladon was portrayed as a dragon protecting the apples of Avalon, otherwise known as the Hesperides garden, a term smacking of Sparta.
The Asia-to-Sparta migration of Ladon can be exposed another way. Recall my suggestion that Carians and Corinthians were both from mythical Cronus. The Maeander river flowed through Caria, and moreover Laodicea was in Caria (or not, depending on how Caria's borders changed). Is it not telling that the ancestry of Asopus (of Sicyon) leads backward to the "Charites"? The parents of the Charites were made Dionysus and Aphrodite, and this fits, for Dionysus was Lyaios, while Aphrodite evolved into Cabero = the Hebros delta.
The Charites were also called "Graces," and so here's an interesting new insight: "According to Hesiod, 'The famous limping god, Hephaistos, made Anglaia, youngest Grace, his blooming wife.'" Keep this in mind for a few chapters until I introduce the Armenian god, Angl. We shall have to wait and see if this leads to the Anglos.
In Nonnus' Dionyiaca (9), he gives Lyaios a limp from birth, calling him "Zeus-Limp," as his definition of "Dionysus" (i.e. he defines "nysos" as "limp"). If this was his way of linking Lyaios to the Hephaestus bloodline, it makes it easier to trace Hephaestus forward to Italy: first follow the curvy tracks of the drunk, Dionysus. I'm sure that his lunatic Maenads led straight to Mene-Laus. As I found that the land of Lyaios was in that of the Maeonians (website below), who were on the Maeander river, it seems certain enough that the Maenads depicted the Maeander river Maeonians. That then makes it easy to trace Maenads forward to the Asopus river at Sicyon/Corinth.
I'll mention here that there was an historical ruler of Sicyon by the name of "Aratos" (3rd century BC), for the term may have been from previous centuries, and derived from a peoples in Sparta from the Arda river. I've mentioned the Meons of Hampshire (south England) before, but I'll repeat it here so that for the first time you can ponder whether or not they were the Maenads.
As Maeonians were part of the make-up of Lydians, it's not surprising that Menelaus was a descendant of Pelops (ruler of Lydia). This tends to identify his "Mene" portion as being from Manes, for mythical Lydus (Lydia) was made to descend from Manes. This would suggest that the Mani peninsula in Sparta, which I think Menelaus depicted (since Laas was on that peninsula), was settled by the Pelops bloodline.
For the first time I now see that Pelops and his father, Tantalus, whose ancestry is otherwise obscure, were from Dionysus. I had reasoned that the myth writer(s) intended the "Tanta" portion of his name as the Latin "tanta" = "many," for Tantalus cut his son (Pelops) into many pieces. But when I took that position, I did not know that "Tantalus could mean "many tribes of Laus." One could thereby view Pelops' entry into Greece as many tribes of Laus. As proof, we see him ruling the Pisa belonging first to his wife, Hippodamia, and then we find his gold-lamb son, Atreus, ruling Argos; Menelaus was the son of Atreus, and he ruled Mani and the rest of Taygetos. In the few possibilities given by Wikipedia for identifying Tantalus' wife, one is the daughter of Pactolus, the latter being a river running through Maeonia and Lydia.
Hippodamia is a hard nut to crack because her name is too generic: horse woman, apparently. One clue to her make-up is that she did not evolve into the queen of Pisa until after Ares mated with her grandmother, who was a location in Pisa called "Harpina." That is, an Ares element entered the Hippodamia bloodline at Pisa before it became Hippodamia proper. What was that Ares element? Mythical Laius, for his bloodline was like so: Cadmus>Polydorus>Labdacus>Laius. You see, Polydorus was the son of Harmonia, daughter of Ares.
Laius could depict Hippodamia as per this statement: "Laius was welcomed by Pelops." I can't understand that statement with Laius in Thebes, a considerable distance from Pisa. To show that Laius was closer to Pisa than Thebes, we find that he had raped Chrysippus of Elis, son of Pelops, and cut his head afterward, meaning that the Laius bloodline at Thebes badly defeated in war the Pelops bloodline at Elis. But Elis was west of Pisa, and Thebes to the far east. Something doesn't make sense. We find that the son of Laius had to flee the result of that war, and he ended up under the protection of Corinth (with queen Merope). That would place Laius between Elis and Corinth, and Laas seems a reasonable choice.
The ancestry of Hippodamia was in the Asopus river (i.e. Harpina was daughter of Asopus)...which had a mouth in the Corinthian environs. See what I'm getting at? The Laius bloodline may have found shelter at Corinth because Laius was from the Hippodamia bloodline to begin with. There was another Asopus river in Boiotia, not far from Thebes, and so both Laius and Hippodamia may have been from that river. That Menelaus was grandson of Pelops and Hippodamia would also suggest that Laius was Hippodamia, or at least a part of her.
The fact that Laius was from Cadmus and Harmonia is a key for linking Laius to Laas in Sparta, for that couple gave birth to Sparti. How can we trace the rulers of Thebes (founded by of Cadmus) to Sparta, if not through Laius=Laas? I don't at this time see any other way. Ares mixing with Harpina has got to represent the Sparti dragon (a Thebes-Ares mix) mixing with Pisa to produce Hippodamia. As Laus of southern Italy was from Sybaris, and Laas was in Sparta, surely Laus and Laas were from the Thebes-Ares (or Cadmus-Ares) dragon.
This is the ancestry of the Laus-Dio founders of America, the Cutha-Rus secret society, the vilest and most demonic part of humanity, lovers of war and of spiritual pollution, makers of lies and experts at deception, dividers of humanity, gallant destroyers. For much of America's history, this dragon has been suppressed by Christian forces, but the Restrainer will no longer restrain, and the snake has come forth for one last hour, to expose itself fully for the Record. Again, I do not believe that this will be the Biblical anti-Christ, but rather the False Prophet.
We find another Polydorus, who should be a branch of the Cadmus>Polydorus peoples, and in this case we find that his mother was Laothe (i.e. like "Laodicea"), who gave birth to Lycaon, father of Pandarus and Iapyx. And so we find that "In Greek mythology, Iapyx or Iapux was Aeneas's healer during the Trojan War and then escaped to Italy after the war and founded Apulia." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iapyx
In other versions, Iapyx is made "a son of Lycaon and brother of Daunius and Peucetius, who went as leaders of a colony to Italy (Anton. Lib. 31)" (Iapyx website above). These two historical tribes are known to have been Iapyges.
We thus discover, if we can trust the integrity of the myth writers in this case, that the Priam bloodline of Troy, which produced Paris (= Bari of Apulia?) son of Priam, was from the Cadmus holy grail in Thebes. This seems verified because, while we know that Laius was a Cadmus descendent, not only was one wife of Priam tagged "Laothe," not only was the father of Priam named "Laomedon," but one daughter of Priam was Laodice (queen of Mysia). And, finally, not being impatient in hunting for a key as important as this, I finally found the Laodicean link to Helike that I was seeking, for Laodice was wife of Helicaon. Helicon of Boiotia, that is, the root of Helike.
As a big bonus for finding Helicaon, he turns out to be a son of Antenor, the founder of Venetia. Antenor then had another son, Laodamas.
To prove that the Polydorus>Lycaon>Pandarus line is from the Cadmus>Polydorus line of Thebes, compare with Pandareus the son of Merops, and Aedon, queen of Thebes, the daughter of Pandareus. In this picture, Merops looks like the same as Lycaon, and he in turn, because he is from Laothe (mother of Polydorus), looks like a Laodicean peoples that furnished certain Lycians (Lycia was beside Laodicea). This supports my earlier finding that Greek-Egyptian rulers were from Pisidians, for Pisidians were in Lycia.
Are you with me? Pisidians went down to rule Egypt; they later became the Phoenicians; Cadmus was a Phoenician; Cadmus evolved into Lyaios and Laius; Laius evolved into Menelaus, and Menelaus into the Bretons; in the end, the bloodline became the creators of the Great Seal of the United States. Menelaus was himself placed in Egypt with Helen of Troy: "Menelaus sacrifices some native children and becomes hated by the Egyptians." That idea was not created by a myth writer for adding punch to his story. The reality is, Spartans were Molech worshipers.
I recall tracing the "Bacchus" alternative further back from the Beka Valley to Baku (Arabian = "Bakukh") of what is now Azerbaijan, and there smack in that geography was Cabalaca and Misia. Do not those two terms describe Dionysus in the Lydia-Mysia region?
Blood, Sveti, and Tears
Thracian roots of the Norse were in Ossetia,
the land also of Arthurian Satanists.
They came to Thasos as Sion.