Having seen some Stewart-importance in the Campbell surname, I found that its windmill-like Coat of Arms has a green and gold version in the Crotone-surname Coat, wherefore I was led to a region in southern Italy having the name of the latter, and found that this was right down my Muse alley:
"When Pythagoras arrived at Croton, his first advice to the Crotoniates was to build a shrine of the Muses at the center of the city, to promote civic harmony and learning."
There is a legendary character, if not purely mythical, named Milo of Croton, who "dressed like Hercules in a lion's skin and carrying a club." The club symbol is seen in the Arms of the Brandenburg Electors, a Hohen family. As I already know that Hohens were deeply involved in Holland (where the windmill is a symbol), I will keep my eyes peeled for a Brandenburg connection to the Crotonites. The wings seen in Brandebburg Crest are similar to those in the German Besant Crest, the Coat of which uses a club too. There is a good possibility that the Besant surname ties to the besant symbol of heraldry, which is a gold sphere depicting Byzantine gold coins.
Croton was in Calabria, on the Tarento gulf, but as I suspect Brandenburg roots in Apulia/Puglia, it's interesting that Milo of Croton shows signs of stemming from there. Apulia was also on the Tarento gulf, and as I identify it with mythical Pollux (and possibly Apollo too), see how Milo of Croton is equated with mythical Pollux:
"Sybaris was the rival of Croton until 510 BC, when Croton sent an army of one hundred thousand men, commanded by the boxer Milo, against Sybaris and destroyed it" (italics mine!)
Pollux is described in myth as a boxer/pugilist. Such clues are routine for revealing bloodlines to the initiated. Note the date in the following quote from a different article, exactly the same as in the quote above, meaning that the following quote refers to the crushing blow dealt by Milo de Croton: "Herodotus tells us that, after the destruction of Sybaris in 510 BCE, the inhabitants who survived the catastrophe took refuge in Laus and Scidrus."
Keep in mind here that while Pollux was the brother of Helen, and she the wife of Menelaus, it's expected that peoples depicted by Helen be somewhere in the Laus region. But it wasn't until I cracked the Menelaus code that I found her coming ashore in Apulia as the Spartans I link to Flanders: mythical Phalantos. The Hohens were smack in Flanders!
The article goes on to reveal the reason that Sybaris retreated to Laus, for the founders of Laus were from Sybaris: "[Laus] was a Greek city, and a colony of Sybaris..." Therefore, the Greeks of Laus can be traced to the founders of Sybaris, and fortunately they are known to be from Helike. They moved to Italy long before Helike dropped into the sea (4th century BC). It's very possible that Helen depicted the Helike, for "Helike" may be a suffixed term so that its root may be "Hel," as with the Gels of Armenia being called "Gileki." I had traced the Gileki (of Armenia) to the mother of Pan, mount Cyllene in Arcadia, which is just east of Helike; see "Kyllini" on this navigational map of Greece, and note how close it is to Corinth. (While some identify ancient Atlantis as Helike, I would not, for Plato told of Atlantis falling into the sea before Helike did so.)
Mythical Helice, the symbol of Helicon (to be distinguished from Helike in Achaea), was in Crete as a Zeus-nurturing peoples, which clue always points to the Curetes. Therefore, these particular Muses passed through Crete before landing in Italy. Were these the Crotonites? The Lucanian city of Metapontum had a temple to the Muses, for "[Pythagoras] fled into the Temple of the Muses in Metapontum." The following quote (by Justinius) then supports a Muse identification for both the peoples of Sybaris and Croton, and moreover it roots these Muses, not directly to Helicon, but to Helike in Achaea:
"One day the Sybarites, the Metapontans and the Crotonites, all of them of Achaean of origin, concerted together to drive all the other Greeks out of Italy; first they attacked the city of Syris, a Phocian colony; they razed it to the ground and divided its land among themselves.
Syris was not Sybaris, though the two were near to each other. The point is, the Crotonites and the Sybarites were in fact related, so that the Crotonites may just have been mythical Helice from Crete. This is important if true, for I would then trace the Crotonites to the Cruithin>Pretani of Ireland and Scotland. In this picture, the Bret side of Arthur could be from Crotonites. Moreover, my old identification of the Cruithin as mythical Butes (of Athens) then makes it possible for Bute=Avalon to have been founded by Crotonites.
The founders of Sybaris were specifically from the Sybaris fountain at Boura/Bura, within eyeshot of Helike, and so note that "[Boura] is said to have derived its name from a daughter of Ion and Helice." This is proof-positive that the Helike region derives from Helicon...so that indeed Sybaris and Laus were from Muses. This is a necessary point to make, for the Muse goddess, Helike/Helice, was the goddess of the river Helicon, located not at the city of Helike, but at Helicon/Parnassus, in Boiotia (see location of Boiotia). The Muses were found at Helicon: "Helicon formed part of the border between ancient Boeotia and Phocis. In Greek legend it was the abode of the Muses." But to support a Helike-Helicon connection further, the temple of "Helikonian Poseidon" was at Helike. See location Bura/Helike.
Bura, therefore, can be viewed as a Muse city. Priene, another Helike colony (which by the way has a Pari-Muse look to it), is found at the mouth of the Maeander river, while upstream it runs through the region of the ancient Cabelees (in Lydia). As Ion, the mythical father of Bura, was from the Hellene branch of Xuthus, I view the city as derived from holy-grail Cutha, the Hebrews/Semites at the root of the Kabala. To that I'll add my hunch that boar-terms such as Ebor/Bor refer to deliberately-sinful (or un-kosher) Hebrews of the Kabala. In this picture, the Sybari of Bura are candidates for founding Eburum, a town north of Laus that fills a large gap in the dragon's curving tracks.
The existence of the Cutha in Sybaris is important for supporting my Cutha-Goth link. I had traced the Thurii of Sybaris, who came to fill the vacuum left by the destruction of Sybaris, to mythical Thorri of Gotland (major home of the Goths), you see, but there were also the Goths of northern Italy who could prove to be from the same Cutha of Sybaris, and it is they, of northern Italy, whom I suspect brought the holy-grail cult to the Septimanian theater. More on this in a coming chapter
The Wikipedia article on "Boura" has given me an excellent clue for finding the origin of Calabria/Bruttium...at Boura! I had missed this on the first couple of readings of the article. The find is monumental:
"The ruins of Boura have been discovered nearly midway between the rivers of Bokhusia (Cerynites), and of Kalavryta (Buraicus)" (brackets not mine).
Isn't "Kalavryta" the origin of "Calabria," and isn't "Buraicus" the origin of "Brucois" = Bruttium? In fact, one can see the makings of "Bruttium" in Kala-Bryta! This explains why the toe of Italy goes by two apparently different terms. They're not different, but derive from the same term...from a river at Bura!! Are you with me? In this picture, we can trace the Brets and their Arthurian bloodlines, including the Bruce kings, back to the Sybaris fountain at Bura, and probably even link them to Eburum (in Lucania)...next to the mountain that I identify as Arthur's sword. I wouldn't hesitate to link the Sybarites to the Eburovices/Ebroicum, founders no doubt of Ebrauc/York (often "Eboricum").
The fact that these terms derive from "boar" does not mean that they cannot be ultimately rooted in variations of "Hebrew." One can see why certain Hebrews took on the boar symbol, as symbols are often taken from things that sound like the names of people groups. For example, Hermione (daughter of Menelaus and Helen) may have been given the ermine symbol, or the Babers the beaver symbol, and the Helikons the helike=willow tree symbol...just as the Beestons took the bee symbol, and the Galli (Italian for chicken) the chicken symbol. In other words, it's not likely the other way around, that Hermione was named after the ermine, or that Helike was named after the willow tree.
I reason that the Calydonian boar depicted a Hebrew people...who no doubt led to Bura>Eburum>York (the term "pork" may just be a modification of "Ebrauc"). That the Khaldi were traced (by me) to Chaldeans, and as Chaldeans were largely Hebrews, it supports the identification of Calydonians as Chaldean Hebrews. In myth, a princess of Colchis, who I identified as the Calydonian boar, was portrayed as dragons of Corinth pulling the chariot of Helios; I can glean in that picture that Helios/Helix and Helike derived from the same holy-chalice peoples of Colchis. But holy they were not, unless a cup overflowing with the guts of war is holy.
As I identified the Calydonian boar as golden-fleece Colchians in Corinth, see that the other river mentioned above, at Boura, was "Cerynites," which may therefore have been named by the same peoples who named Corinth. Recall that Corinth had previously been "Ephyra," what may have been the makings of "Boura." Wikipedia says that, in the geological disaster that overwhelmed Helike and Boura "all animals and vermin fled the city, going toward Keryneia." That's a perfect match with "Cerynites." Keryneia/Cerynia was north-west of Boura (see Helike's location in Achaea prefecture).
There was another war against the Muses of Italy, as per the quote below, and in this case we can see that Lucanians are to be distinguished from the Sybarite inhabitants of Laus: "The Greeks were defeated with great slaughter, and it is probable that Laus itself fell into the hands of the Lucanians (Strab. vi. p. 253.). From this time we hear no more of the city [of Laus]..." Which way did the Laus dragon slither away? Surely, into Calabria behind them, for the Lucanian assault was from the north, while Calabria was also Bruttium, the nation to which Laus belonged (see location of Calabria).
Although Laus was in Bruttium, the city is shown on this ancient map of Lucania at the Lucania-Bruttium border. A Laus-Arthur connection can be made reasonably because Arthur likely depicted the Bruttii peoples, since, for one, his Excaliber sword can be identified as Calabria. Lancelot of Lac may then have depicted Lucanians...perhaps from Spartan Laconia. There is a little fog in this picture, for I am about to trace Laus to Laconia, though not necessarily Laconians. This may turn out to be perfect clarity for exposing Arthurian roots, however, for should it prove to be the case that Laus in Laconia was founded by Helike Muses, Arthur and Lancelot can then be fused as that non-Laconian peoples living in Laconia. Wait till you find what they were called.
Apparently, to trace Laus forward to the "Laus Deo" written on the Washington Monument, one must follow the dragon tracks to, and through, the Bret peoples depicted by Arthur. To support this idea further, the article above continues to say: "According to Strabo there was, near the [Laus] river and city, a temple or Heroum of a hero named Dracon." That evokes Pen-Dragon, the code used for the father of Arthur. I would therefore, while still a novice in this topic, suggest that the Washington Monument is the reproductive organ of Pendragon, even Arthur.
When I found the following quote, I wondered if the author didn't know something of Washington roots in the Locrians: "Here [in Epopi, southern Italy, the Locrians] ran into the Siculi, but the Locrians made a treaty with them a little like that made between the Great White Father Washington and the Indians."
So I looked into the Locrians (about whom I knew nothing), and found that they were likely the Muses, for as those Muses had lived at Parnassus, so "Locris was made up of two regions on either sides of Mount Parnassus...The territory of the Locrians was thus divided into two by [the peoples of] Doris and Phocis." I stress the Doris half because, as I have been mentioning, I see Dorians all over the holy-grail cult. But as certain Phocaeans also figure into southern France, they might just have been Locrians to some degree.
Then I found that Locrians were of the Calydonian and Aetolian stock, which picture does not contradict my tracing Arthur's sword to the Halybes, but compliments it, for the Halybes were also "Khaldi," and that term should have founded "Calydon." I found further that the capital of the Locrians had been an ancient city called "Atalantis (modern Atalanti)!! This was no doubt depicted by mythical Atalantis, the Amazon queen of Calydon.
In other words, these in their early years were the western Atlanteans who conquered Erethlyn, as per Hercules conquering Erytheia. Again, I independently identified Arthur (tentatively) as Erethlyn and its sister colony, Rothesay/Bute = the island of Avalon. Don't forget, Arthurian myth placed the nine sisters on Avalon, while Greek myth has nine Muses, all women. This would be a good place to remind you that Amazons were all over Mysia.
I also recall identifying the Hercules Atlanteans as Aeolus and his twin Boiotus, wherefore this would be a good place to identify the exact location of the Aeolian Islands: just off the toe of Italy, the toe that was the tip of Bruttium.
Wikipedia reports that some trace the origins of Metapontum to mythical Metabus, "who appears to have been identified with the Metapontus who figured in the Greek mythical story as the husband of Melanippe and father of Aeolus and Boeotus." That shoe fits. The article also tells that others rooted Metapontum (not necessarily in contradiction) to "a body of Pylians, a part of those who had followed Nestor [king of Pylos] to Troy." This was a good find indeed, because by that point I had already rooted Arthur's sword to Pylos, as we shall see (see navigational map of Greece.
The article has both Sybaris and Crotona contributing majorly to the foundations of Metapontum, which gives me more reason to suspect that all three contributed to the Arthurian cult. The article traces the founding of both Pisa (in Elis) and Metapontum to the same mythical character, Epeius, which can be treated as a lead for tracing Arthur in Bruttium north to Pisa of the Etruscans. In displaying a coin with an engraving of Metapuntum's hero, Leucippus, he is said to be wearing a "Corinthian helmet."
Knowing that Phocaeans were at the mouth of the Rhone, and that they immediately went to make a marital alliance with Ligurians, isn't it likely that Ligurians (Gorgons, remember) were from the Muses of Locris? As a fact in my mind, it was the Spartan, Leda and her swan-mate who had produced mythical king Cygnus (the Swan constellation) of Liguria. Therefore, I feel compelled to identify the swan symbol as Locrians...but remembering also that I had traced this very swan symbol to lake Sevan in Armenia, Locrians should trace from that region roughly to, if not exactly to, the Ligurians of Savona. What say ye? Am I cracking this rotten egg?
As Leda's daughter, Helen, was made married to Menelaus, I am tempted to identify him, and therefore Laus, and therefore the founders of the Washington Monument, as Locrians. Let me quote again the statement:
"The founders of Locri [in Calabria] came from Greece and arrived in Italy around 670 B.C. landing near what today is Capo Bruzzano...They remained there only four years; then, according to Strabo, they moved North to a better position and they stopped at the hillside called Epopi. Here they ran into the Siculi, but the Locrians made a treaty with them a little like that made between the Great White Father Washington and the Indians."
Why did the author link George Washington to Locrians while I just traced Washington to Locrians in quite a reasonable way, without making any deliberate attempt to do so? Again, Laus was a Sybaris colony; Sybaris was a Helike colony; Helike was a Helicon colony; and both Locris and Helicon were at Parnassus. I then trace the Parnassus Muses to the Parion Mysians, and these I had long ago traced to Biblical Gog, the very Gorgon Scythians of Caucasia whom the Father addresses in Ezekiel 38. America's founders are of Gog, that is (not at all meaning that end-time Gog will be an American).
I'm about to expose that the Laus bloodline traces to the Lasonii peoples of Asia Minor, who were Lydians tracing back, in my opinion, to the Laz Caucasians. Thus, Biblical Gog was of the Laz Georgians/Kartli. And as I mentioned the Campbells at the start of the chapter, I'll add that the Lasonii, because they were Meoni(ans), root forward to the Meoni founders of Hampshire (south England).
Capo Bruzzano is in the modern province of Reggio Calabria (ancient Rhegion), at the toe of Italy. Recall that Zeus' mother, Rhea, had been traced to Rhegae/Rey south of the Caspian sea (the Gileki also lived south of the Caspian, and were one of the two sacred Cadusii tribes of Hermes). I had connected Rhea to Opis on the Tigris because Roman myth makes Rhea and Italian Opis one and the same, the wife of Saturn. Safe to say, Saturn was Satyrion, a city in Puglia near Tarento, which becomes important because I'm about to show that mythical Helen conquered this very place...which would make perfect sense if she depicted peoples of mount Cyllene, mother of the Satyr, Pan! No wonder, then, that Helen's daughter was named, Hermione (Hermes was the father of Pan).
Is it a coincidence that one capital of Locris was Opus? In this picture, Rhegion could be a colony of Opus Locrians, and therefore the bloodline of Rhea in Italy. The Ops/Opis cult of the Sabina now seems to be rooted in Locrians...and it should be these who named Savona of Liguria and then went on to be the Suebi/Swabians/Sviones. Indeed, it was only after coming to this conclusion that I finally found mythical Actor (i.e. a difficult term to find online for all the other "actor" terms). I was looking for him because a half-brother of Lancelot was made Hector, and I wanted to check for a possible connection. As it turned out, Actor's son was king of Opus!! Yes, in Locris.
Remember, I equate "Opis" and "Pisa" and derive them both from Pisidians = Poseidon, wherefore Actor's bloodline should lead to Posidonia (in Lucania) and/or Positano (in Campania), and finally to the Scandinavian god of Heligoland, Fosite.
Moreover, to support my prior claim that the Greek god, Asopus, is to be understood as As-Opis, Actor had married (Aegina) the daughter of Asopus. Actor was himself king in Phthia, a city founded by the mythical Achilles bloodline, and so we find that the grandson of Actor was portrayed as a homosexual lover of Achilles, and that lover (Petroclus) killed mythical Las/Laas, symbol of a city in southern Laconia by the same name!
To begin making a connection of Laas to Menelaus, his daughter (Hermione) was made married the son of Achilles (Pyrrhus). But lookie mama at what I found in ancient writings: "...[the city of] Laas, moreover, and Oetylus; these were led by Menelaus of the loud battle-cry..." Oetylus was a pirate-infested city west of Laas. See location of Las; click map to enlarge, and note Asopus nearby, and the Parnon mountains which may have been named by a peoples of Parnassus.
This city/region of Laas should certainly be the root of Lucanian Laus. At first glance it would seem as though Laus was first founded and named by Laconians>Lucanians, after which the Sybari took it, only to be routed out by the Lucanians as per the event near the top of this chapter. A Laconian root for Laus seems logical also where I trace Laus to the Spartan, Menelaus. But there's a non-Laconian explanation for Laas.
Laas is southwest of Gytheio/Gythium, no doubt named after Taygetos (shown on map above), but I would strongly suggest that therein were the Cutha Hebrews, for "In classical times [Gytheio] was a community of Perioeci..." Can we see similarity between "Perioeci" and "Ebroicum/Ebrauc? The similarity is greater when comparing with "Brucios," the alternative name of Bruttium. In fact, I am ready hands-down to trace Bruttium to the Perioeci phenomenon, which doesn't necessarily conflict with my other trace of Bruttium to the Buraicus river at Bura/Helike (also called the Kalavryta/Calabrita), for the Perioeci were not Spartan citizens, but outsiders permitted by Spartan rulers to live around Sparta...for which reason Laas may have been a Perioeci community as well.
It's altogether possible that these non-Spartans were from Helike, for I will show that mythical Perilaus was a region colonized by Helike. This picture can explain why Laus was a part of Brucios (southern Italy) rather than Lucania (the Bruttii were settled at the mouth of the Laus river). The bonus here is that Lucania is more-soundly connected to Laconia, which then makes it more palatable to view Lancelot of Lac, not to mention the mythical Lady of Lac who took him in, as Laconians>Lucanians. If the question is, why would Bret and Frank myth writers go to all these efforts to hide their roots, the answer may be in the pirates of Laconia. This plot sickens and as thickens.
Wikipedia says that Gytheio was anciently rooted in Castor and Pollux, wherefore Menelaus may be nothing more than Laas itself. Indeed, for Laas (and Gytheio) is in the Mani Peninsula, so that the meaning of "Mene-Laus" is now completely understood!! It sometimes pays in gold to follow a hunch even when it at first looks like a long shot. (See location of Mani.)
I wouldn't rule out a Min/Manes origin for Mani (also "Maina"), for mythical Aegyptus/Aigyptos was in the Messenia region. Moreover, Menelaus is temporarily located by myth in Egypt, meaning that he should perhaps be understood as Min-Laus (Min was a major god of Aryan Egypt). This is reasonable, for the Illuminati founders of the Washington Monument were likely the creators also of the Egypt-smacking Great Seal of the United States. That Seal uses the word, Coeptis, which I say is code for Aegyptus. Hence Menelaus becomes central to those "Christian" founders of America. I have found that Priene, the Helike colony about to become a topic here, is said to have been founded by Aegyptus.
I have the great hunch that the creators of the Great Seal were from a Sparto-Egyptian bloodline in Taygetos, for take a look at the "mysterious" Taygetos pyramid, where some ruler of the region expended much labor in making a religious connection to Egypt. There is no debate in my mind, this Taygetos pyramid is NOT a natural formation, especially as the pyramid is the highest spot on the mountain range. The southern half of the range formes the Mani peninsula, and we find the pyramid about 25 miles north of Laas, and about 10 miles south-west of Sparta (the city). In an article claiming Egyptian roots for Sparta, I read of "the building of a pyramid at Menelaion."
The latter term refers to a sanctuary to Menelaus on mount Parnon, the location even of his home. The associated pyramid was in his and Helen's honor. The temple is still there, about 3 miles from Sparta i.e. very close to the Taygetos pyramid. In this photo of what remains of the Menelaion sanctuary, one can see the Tygetos pyramid in top-left cormer. That would seem to clinch a link between the Taygetos pyramid and the Egyptian side of Menelaus, but more importantly, why didn't the founders of Amercia tell Americans where they traced themselves?
Why were they not openly proud of their heritage, but instead hid it from the masses? Why were they yet carrying ancient pagan gods into America...and yet disguising themselves as Christians? What creeps or worms were these? The same sort of lunatics who would enslave peoples to build huge worthless pyramids to their singular honor, the same lunatics who considered themselves great gods even while they could not so much as keep the source of their stinking breath from rotting their teeth. The statues and icons of the gods were made in the forms of healthy vibrant super-beings, and stories told of them were heavenly, but in reality the rulers of the pagan peoples were the brutes of the land, the toughest of the beasts among mankind, as when the meanest biggest wolf takes control of a pack.
To support the Menelaus connection with the Mani peninsula further, we find in myth that the "wife" of Menelaus spent her first night with Paris on Mani...meaning that whichever peoples Helen depicted was living there, and that Paris Trojans joined them. I can now hold out that Helen depicted Helos, often mentioned in historical works with Gytheio; see Helos near of Gytheio). Many writers claim that Helos was the origin of the Helots; the latter are said to be part of the make-up of the Phalantos-Parthenian invasion of Apulia...the one that took Satyrion and Tarento. If this was Helen invading Pollux, where was Paris in that invasion? The Bari province of Apulia???
The ancient name was Barion, evoking the Parion Muses of Mysia, and of course Mysia was close enough to Troy for Paris (king of Troy) to have been a depiction of the Parion Muses. As Wikipedia places Bari "in the region of the Peucetii," and as the Peucetii were made descendants of Arcadian Lycaon, he being the mythical son of Meliboea, I would trace the Peucetii to the Laconian city of Boeae/Boiai (see map above), situated on the Laconian peninsula to the east of Mani. Is it a coincidence that between Helos (=Helen?) was Cyparissa"? See location of Cyparissa). On the other map, you can see a second Cyparissa north of Pylos.
Where Satyrion was connected in myth to Phalantos Spartans, it's a considerable find that Hohens were from Swabia while also connected to Flanders. Again, the city of Blanda was immediately north of Laus so that I would lay the tracks to the Washington Monument through Flanders and Hohen elements. In keeping with my linking of Flanders also to Vibo Valentia, see what the Locri article says: "At the time of its greatest splendor, Locri [of Calabria] had 50,000 inhabitants...and its dominion extended to as far as Metaurus (Gioia Tauro) and to Ipponio (Vibo Valentia)" (brackets not mine).
This doesn't necessary prove that "Locri" (by which modern Locride is meant, adjacent to Tauro) was of the Phalantos fold, but before discounting it we need to find the identification of "Phalantos." The city of Pellano (north of Sparta in Kastoreio) seems like an excellent candidate, for it was the home of Tyndareus, the father of Helen, Pollux and Castor. In one version of his parentage, he is son of Perieres, and in another version of Gorgophone (Muses were Gorgons). Tyndareus was the brother of Icarius (who becomes important in the discussion that follows), which links Tyndareus with Priene over in Asia Minor...and meanwhile plugs into the Samosata bloodline (in case you were wondering how that bloodline got to be the root of America's founders, as per my findings that the Samosata bloodline was encoded as "Uncle Sam").
The following quote (found this minute as I write) is staggering in the face of a theory (only weeks old) that I've held to so firmly that much of my (unpublished) material is already based on it. The theory is: that Lancelot is a description of the Fulk bloodline, and perhaps more specifically of the son of Fulk V, Geoffrey Plantagenet, whom for his choosing of that title/surname I connect to the genes of Blanda>Flanders. Here's the quote:
"[Pausanias] noticed [in Pellana] a temple of Asclepius, and two fountains, named Pellanis and Lanceia."
Couldn't Pellana and Lanceia together support a Lancelot defined as Phalantos>Blanda>Flanders? If this too is a coincidence, the gods are playing me for their fool. But it's not a coincidence, and myth writers are playing us all for fools, making many spend half their lifetimes seeking in vain to uncover the (false) history of Arthur et al, and never divulging the realities behind their codes.
The Pellana article above tells that Perieoci lived also at Pellana. "Phalantos" and/or "Pellana" may even be the identity of Helen. An archaeologist, Theodoros Spyropoulos, says:
"I am absolutely certain, conclusively and irrevocably, that Pellana is the Homeric Lakedaimon, and that the palace we are excavating is that of Menelaus."
I don't believe Menelaus was a real person, and so you can see the damage done by myth writers to people spending much of their efforts seeking fictional characters. If Pellana was Lacedaemon (city where Menelaus and Helen ruled from, according to myth), then Lancelot de Lac should trace to that term in particular...which I identified earlier as Damno from Egypt > the Samson-Damno alliance > Samnians > Damnoni Celts. The "Lady of the Lake" could then allude to Helen's bloodline. The connection of Pellana to Damno should be the Menelaus connection to Egypt.
In a war between the Locrians of Calabria and the Crotonites, we read hint that Locrians were descended from Pollux and Castor, called the "Dioscuri": "Their victory cannot be explained without supernatural intervention: and the Locrians said that they had invoked the help of the Dioscuri who fought by their side...The Locrians then built two magnificent statues to the Dioscuri."
Of this event, Justinius had written: "The Locrians, helped by the Rhegians...won the battle." Why this alliance? Were they related? Wikipedia says that the capital city of Reggio Calabria, also Reggio Calabria, was founded by Chalcidians. Locris in Greece was itself just north of Chalcis. Beside Chalcis was Eretria, and as Eretrians are known to have moved to southern Italy, I will suggest this as a possible root of "Arthur," for one theory I hold to, on the root of Erethlyn (Wales), is in the Eretrians. North-east of Chalcis, in Euboea, was the city of Kerinthos, a virtual match with "Corinthos."
I have yet to fully show the reasons for identifying Lancelot's father, Ban/Bant, as the city of Bantia on the Bradanus river (Apulia-Lucania border). I'll get to it in a coming chapter where I connect Lancelot to the Fulks. As concerns me here, might Bantia be named after the Abantians of Abantes, rulers of Euboea for some time? This fits nicely, for mythical Abas, symbol of the Abantians, is an ancestor of the Locrians, for the mother (Marea) of mythical Locrus was the daughter of Proetus, the son of Abas. Another possibility is that Bantia was named by the Troy-branch Curetes called "Korybantes," though they could have been Kory-branch Abantians.
What's more, another Marea (probably the same peoples) "was hound of Icarius, and was turned into the dog star [Sirius]." The previous chapter included some comments on that star as pertains to a connection between mythical Merops of Ethiopia and the cities of Siris and Pandosia in Lucania. Where the calabria.nu article above identifies Siris as "a Phocian colony," it is useful for identifying Merops as a Phocaean...though it seems certain from multiple considerations that Merops and his wife (Clymenes) were also Helios and Rhoda = the Redones/Aereda, whom I claim were the founders of Erethlyn.
The Phocaeans of Asia Minor were founders of Marseille, and were therefore at the mouth of the Redone river, as was Phaethon, the son of Merops (i.e. son of Helios mating with Merops' wife). I don't think it's a coincidence that the city of Pythos (depicted by mythical Python) was the capital of Phocis, but rather I understand that Merops depicted Phocaeans, the capital branches of which moved as Redones to the Redone/Rhone river. I had never before understood or even detected the relationship between the Phocaeans and Redones at the mouth of that river, and now see that they were probably one and the same. Therefore, if I'm correct in pegging Merops as Merovingians, the Franks were Phocaeans to a degree, inasmuch as they were Redones.
What of Icarius, the owner of Marea the dog? Well, there was another Icarius, father of Perilaus. That's only the second "laus" ending I've found; if there were more, I'd show them. Perilaus looks like a possible Pari-Muse term, and note too that his mother was Periboea (the Pari of Boeae of Laconia?). But where was Perilaus from? Well, there was another Perilaus, the "the son of the Argonaut Ancaeus of Samos and the demigoddess Samia." That's too many Sames-like terms to ignore, so I'll pick this up in another chapter with a very interesting connection to Hephaestus. Suffice it to say here that mythical Sames/Semiramis depicted Amorites, who were Avvites, and who worshipped the dog; hence, it explains why Marea was a hound.
But that does not answer the question specifically enough: where was Perilaus from? Samia's father was Maeander, a river that poured its waters into the Aegean about six miles south of Samsun Dagi (otherwise known as mount Mycale). This is not a little interesting because I discovered it after tying Hephaestus to "Biblical" Samson (who I identified many chapters ago as an Avvite peoples mixed with Daniy). The island of Samos is offshore of (what was) Samsum Dagi, and smack beside Samos is the island of Icarius (see clickable map). Therefore, peoples on Icarius were the ancestors of one Perilaus, and a Samos-Samsun alliance produced the other Perilaus, for which reason the two must have been the very same.
I suspect therefore that Perilaus depicts a city/region up the Maeander river. I first found that this river "has its sources not far from Celaenae in Phrygia (now Dinar)". I found Dinar in Afyon province, the same province where we find Amorium!!
The Maeander runs south-west from it's source and "finally discharges itself in the Gulf of Icaros (an arm of the Aegean Sea), between Priene and Myus." This is extremely important to this chapter, for Priene is known to have been, like Sybaris in Lucania, a colony of Helike. It turns out that Priene was Samsun, for "Priene...modern Samsun kale...on the foot-hills of Mycale, about 6 miles north of the Maeander...it is said to have been founded by Ionians under Aegyptus."
Safe to say, "Priene" can be understood as "Pariene" = the Pari(on) Muses. This location I would peg as the "Peri" half of "Perilaus." The "laus" half is expected to be of the Lasonii peoples, and upstream of the Maeander, for the Lasonii were Maeonians and the river looks as though it got its name from them. Upon writing that previous sentence, I did not yet know if the Lasonii were upstream of that river, though I do know that Laodicea (in Denizli province) was very close to it. I found this:
Cabalea, a later name of Milyas, Lycia. Cabalei (Lasonii), a Mseonian tribe, who settled in Milyas, Lycia."
That doesn't locate the Lasoni at Milyas (which was significantly off/east of the Maeander), but only tells that the Cabalea peoples were a branch of Lasonii, or vice versa. (In case you wish to know exactly, Milyas was in the extreme north-east of the modern Bucak district, itself in Burdur province, itself to the immediate east of Denizli province). As Pisa is a part of this bloodline, which I rooted to Pisidians, while mythical Salmoneus of Pisa I rooted to their kin, the Solymi, see that a Solyma mountain was immediately south of Milyas: "Between the Milyas and the Pamphylian Gulf was the lofty mountain range of Solyma, which was supposed to derive its name from the Solymi..."
Remember, this was ground zero (in my opinion) for the Greek gods before they landed in Greece. That is, this region was their first mount Olympos.
I found this: Lasonii, a tribe of Mseones in Lydia." (that must be a typo; it should read "Maeones"). As expected, the Lasonii were in Lydia, expected because I equate them with Lydians. Plus, tracing to Maeonians gets us smack on the Maeander river.
Then I found something seeming to be the heart of this mystery. First I learned that the Pactolus river, which ran through Sardis (capital of Lydia), was a Maeonian river. Then I found that Maeonia was the country of Dionysus, for in the writings of Nonnus (Dionysiaca 24.43) we find the Hydaspes river crying out to Dionysus: "Remember Maionia your own country..."
At the same article, I learned that Dionysus was also called "Lyaios." Hmmm. So I went searching and found a Germanic website using "(Lysios, Lyaios)" to describe Dionysus, thus introducing another variation of the term that looks even more like the root of "Lasonii," which root I suspect is "Las/Laz." By this time, I had realized that "Lyaios Dionysus" evokes "Laus Dio." And I realized that the "Pactolus" term might be related to the "Pacatiana" term applied to Laodicea.
Laodicea was anciently Rhoas, not only evoking Rhos at Erethlyn, but the Rhos term applied historically to the Varangians. This bit of hunting led me to discover Naupactus in Western Locris (Greece), which I might not have mentioned if it were not located in southern Aetolia, and therefore in the face of Calydon, for I trace Greek Calydonians to Caledonian Picts. This is important, for I had been seeking, in vain until now, a Pictus-like term in or near Epirus, since a mythical Pictus was made the brother of Molossus, he depicting the Molossians of Epirus.
Between Molossis and Aetolia lies the prefecture of Arta, keeping in mind that Buthrotos in Epirus links to Buthrotos of Bruttium, and that the term may be a corruption of Buth-Artos (= the House of Arta?). Arta is on the Ambracian Gulf, and the latter is perhaps the Ambrosia-like term that may have named Aprutium and Brecios=Bruttium. The two terms, Arta and Ambrakia, are closely associated, for the city of "Arta was built on the site of ancient Ambrakia, a Dorian stronghold."
These connections are strengthened where regional Molossis likely connects with the Molise region in the southern part of Aprutium/Abruzzo; Molise also acts as the northern border of Apulia. The reality may be that the Lancelot bloodline at mythical Menelaus/Helen evolved into Arthur in Epirus as per the "marriage" of Hermione (daughter of Menelaus and Helen) to mythical Pyrrhus = symbol of Epirus. This marriage was none other than the Helen-Paris affair, quite obviously, so that Arthur should be from the same.
Let me explain further. In the same way that myth makes Paris abduct Helen, so "Helenus was enslaved by Neoptolemus and taken to Epirus." It's widely known that Neoptolemus (the father of Molossus) was the same as Pyrrhus, and we find that Epirus, after Helenus died, became the kingdom of Pyrrhus. Surely Pyrrhus was Paris, therefore, or at least the bloodline of whatever Trojan branch Paris depicted. As this should prove to be the ancestry of the Brets, I deduce that Paris/Pyrrhus stemmed earlier from the Buraicus river, and peoples of that name, at Bura/Helike. (Mythical Pyrrhus should not be confused with historical persons with that name, also rulers in Epirus.)
As Helenus was the founder of Buthrotum, it must have been from there that Helen and Mene-Laus came to southern Italy, a good theory in that the heel of Italy was just offshore of that region. If we divide the term's Buthrotos version, we get both Bute and Rothes(ay), the two names for the island that myth called Avalon. Coincidence? Almost needless to say, Arthur in this picture is a Trojan line.
This would be a good place to announce a mistake. I had assumed and published that Priam, king of Troy and father to both Paris and Helenus, was code for "Abraham," since the wife of Priam was made "Hecuba," what looked like "Jacob." Not that Priam and his wife depicted the Biblical bloodline of Abraham>Jacob, but I thought the myth writer(s) was giving distinct Hebrew names to these characters. I would now suggest that "Priam" is a "Pari" term. That is, Trojans were at that time ruled by Parion Mysians, and it may have been an intrusive program insisted by Mysians, into the Greek world, that was cause for the Trojan war.
I found the following to corroborate my view that ambrosia, the sweet so-called "drink of the gods," refers to human sacrifices in some way: "In another version of this story, Thetis anointed the boy [Achilles] in ambrosia and put him on top of a fire to burn away the mortal parts of his body." This is just a myth, and never happened, but the allusion is clearly to human sacrifice, by which I take it to mean that Achilles was a part of the Molech cult. The last time I dealt with mythical Molossus, I had identified him as Molech, but especially the honey (Greek = "meli") of the Molech cult, for I had cited our English "molasses" (= "honey-like") as the meaning behind them both.
Because Achilles was the father of Pyrrhus, Arthur's bloodline traces to Achilles, and to whatever ambrosia stood for...especially true if Arthur was indeed the prefecture of Arta. A website reveals that "Ambrakia was built at the end of the 7th century BC by Kyphselo, tyrant of Korinthos." That fits my trace to Corinth. The webpage has a map of the Arta environs. At a webpage (below) displaying coins of Ambrakia, most of them use engravings of Pegasus, the horse that was an offshoot from the Medusa Gorgon. That fits again, so a-musing.
But to clinch a Muse origin for Ambrakia, I first read that "Hammond connects these latter Dryopes with the tradition that Dryopis was originally the name of a region around Ambrakia and Dodona." I then read that Dryopes was another name of Kythnos! See my previous and future comments on this island, the location of Merichas, what I identified as the root of Morgen, the Lady of the Lake. "Kythnos (Dryopis) was a colony of the Dryiopians from Euboea." Moreover, "Doris [home of the Dorians] is said to have been originally called Dryopis."
Parion is north of the city of Biga on this modern map of "Mysia" (all Turkic terms now), and the city of Troy was about three letters east of the "r" of "Seddulbahir." If we look out to sea from Troy, we see the island of Imbros. Does that term ring a bell? Isn't that a possible root of "ambrosia" = Ambracia? Is it another coincidence that Achilles comes from Imbros:
"According to the Greek mythology, the palace of Thetis, mother of Achilles, king of Phthia, was situated between Imbros and Samothrace"
Therefore, as Epirus was founded by the son of Achilles, there is an Imbros root to Epirus, and that clinches an Imbros-Ambracia link. Clearly, the Achilles peoples went from Imbros to Phthia (north of Euboea), and finally further west yet to Epirus. However, this was not the Arthur bloodline, at least not from the Helenus side; the difference seems to be Ambracia versus the Arta that came later atop of Ambracia. I tend to see Arthur in the Menelaus-Helen line...that married the Achilles line, in Epirus.
If you click the north arrow on the above map, you'll find the Hebros river (which region I trace to southern Italy as Hephaestus); up that river see the region of Arda. Wouldn't that then connect to Arta that was built on Ambracia???
The owl idol at the Bohemian Grove in California, an Illuminati club for elites of America, is called "Molech" perhaps because it is a symbol of the Achilles bloodline. For the daughter of Achilles had Ascalaphus for a son, whose name is code for owl. For example, another Ascalaphus "was punished by being changed into an owl (Ovid V, 534)."
The Arda Side of the Tracks
With the clue that the dragon bloodline went through Arda,
I found the proto-Menelaus pieces
that led to Excalibur.