Children of the Stars
Anu’s father was Asher, Marduk was called
Asar or Ra, the
grandfather of Osiris who himself was also called
Ashur or Asar ( As
- Ar: ’Seeing Lord’, a Naga or Dragon, A Merlin or Druidhe). These
and their variants, including the Norse Aesir and the Gaelic
Scythian (Aryan) Aes Dan mean "he who sees", (Ashshur - he who sees
- [again: Ash Shar - ’Seeing Lord’] from segment six of an Assyrian
clay tablet formed as a disc of eight segments, copied from an
earlier Sumerian original - excavated from the ruins of the Royal
Library of Nineveh) which is the very foundation and meaning of the
Greek word derkesthai, from whence we derive the word
In Aryan Samael or Ahura (Ash-ura?)
Mazda is called Tvashtri or Tv-Ash-Tri
and rumor has it that he, the elder brother, actually sired Indra
who, when the pantheon is streamlined, turns out to be Dyaus Pater,
which has certain ramifications when converted into Sumerian because
Tvashtri "the Fashioner" converts as we have seen into
"The Craftsman" whose brother isn’t Ninurta (Indra), but
The conflict between Enki and Enlil therefore, might have been more
deep seated than at first we realized, because it may not have been
just simply the rivalry between two brothers, but the rivalry
between a father - Enki, and his forbidden brother-son - Enlil. Such
a conflict was played out between Zeus and Cronos (who had led a
rebellion of the Titans against Uranus), but also between Zeus and
In Aryan (ancient Scythian) the Asuras are also called Devas
meaning "shining ones" and this epithet also becomes applied
to both the members of
the Anunnaki and the later
fairies who descended from them. Earlier scholarly
sources have the name Anunnaki translated also as the
variant ’Anunnagi’, meaning "shining ones" and here we
have a relationship with the Vedic Nagas.
From the Sumerian Chronicles we learn that the children of Anu were
"the Anunnaki who decree the fates" meaning that they themselves
were also the mori or fata, the "Fairies" the
leprachauns - the dragon kings who, in the Aryan Vedas appear
alongside their divine companions and are referred to as the Nagas,
who became the snake deities of India who guard a submerged
treasure, echoing the central theme of the grail and ring cycles.
The Grail and the lake represent the womb. The Magic Ring hidden in
the lake and the red gold flow and the dew of the Grail both
represent the life giving blood and mumae, the "submerged" or
"hidden" treasure of the serpent tailed and swan’s winged mermaids,
the Naga goddesses of the north, whose wouivre or double-ended tails
and wings are also to be found in representations of the ancient "Aesir"
- the Titan
* or elder god -
Typhon, son of Gaia and Tartarus, whose
other children included these vampiric Lamias - the meremaids or
naiads, and whose name is closely associated with Tartaria in
Transylvania, the original home of the Dragon Queens and Kings.
* Titan derives from the Sumerian
TI.TI.AN which means:
1) The breath of life of Anu (the Sons of Anu - the Nefilim)
2) The Spirits of the Stars (the Star People)
Several thousand years after the contest between
Typhon and Zeus, Typhon’s fairy descendants,
Ygraine, Morgana and Melusine were still
portrayed in medieval church architecture with his wings and double
ended tail, and a depiction of Melusine with these physical
attributes appears as a supporter in the arms of the Imperial and
royal house of Vere.
In Typhon as a Dragon God, we remember Odin, who himself was often
portrayed as a dragon or serpent, a Naga, and that he too was an
Aesir, a member of the old, warlike order of gods. Odin is always
associated with Yggdrasil or Yggd-Rad -Aes-Hel the World Ash of the
Norse and here we will recall that the tree’s name means Steed of
Yggd or Odin and was a goddess who performed the same function as
the queens of Avallon. As a serpent he is often seen entwined around
the Aes Tree echoing the depiction of Samael as the
entwined in Lilith’s branches.
Subtext - The Naga
At this juncture we must break off and study the Aryan Naga - the
serpent devas, guardians of treasures "hidden in water". We will do
this by first looking at the Hebrew word nahash. this word means
serpent (and thus dragon) and derives from the consonant root
- a snake.
In Hebrew Qabalah and particularly and rather oddly, in relation to
the Jewish practice of divination by birds or Ornithomancy, the
serpent or Nahash is one who discovers hidden secrets or
the Raven, the Dove or the Swan (Warburg Lectures, Universtity of
London, private dissertation on Qabalah and Jewish Ornithomancy
1996). The N’H’SH is Enki-Samael the SU.HUR.MASH (Capricorn - the
Goat-Headed Sea Serpent) or A.LU.LIM (Ram of the "Glittering" [or
Shining, as in Elven] Waters) is associated with Lilith of the
Qlipphoth or "Abyss" (the APSU or watery deeps - ie lakes, wells,
Closely associated with the relationship between Lilith and
as outlined above, are the Raven and the Dove as birds of
divination. In this context it becomes clear that these qabalistic,
symbolic animals are meant to represent the Valkyries, the Morganas
and Magdalenes - the Ishtar priestesses who are the Maidens of the
Ring and the Grail.
The Dove, specifically the Turtle Dove or Barbary Dove is a soft
brown colour and has a ring around its neck that lies open at the
throat. This dove, specifically sacred to Venus, is a symbol of love
and devotion. and is the bird referred to in the name Mary
Magdalene. Magdal or Migdal meaning a
The ring around its neck is a torque, which, in Gaelic lore
symbolizes, as do all rings, Kingship and therefore wisdom and
seership - the derkesthai or Dragon Nature. That
Mary is named Magdalene, "of the place of the doves" which are sacred to Venus and
thus Ishtar and mistakenly Hathor, means that she, Mary, was a
priestess of this Goddess of ’Love’.
The link between the raven, known as the Phoenix, the
dove and Samael is alchemical. At one level the raven and the dove are female
and interchangeable, the dove or doves (in Magdal: the place of
doves or temple of the priestesses of Ishtar/Hathor/Venus) being the
priestess or priestesses of Ishtar, the other - the raven - being
the priestess of Morrighan.
The qabalah specifically says that the raven and the dove are the
same bird and in the Northern hemisphere the brown singing ravens of
the Druids are obviously the Turtle doves or priestesses, brown
morrighans, equivalent to swan maidens.
Samael, in his congress with them, obtaining the "wisdom of the qlipphoth" or the abyss - ie the waters of the deep. The Barbary
dove or Migdal links the ring cycle to Mary Magdalene and thence
Jesus. Both then are linked again to Hathor, the
raven Goddesses of
the Druids, to An and the Phoenix of the
Scythians and thence the
Ring and the Dragon Orobourous, called Janus by the Phoenicians and
Jormungar by the Danes. Like Enki and Chem, Siva is the
Lord of the Goats.
Jormungar - ’The Earth Spanner’ : ’The encircler’ or Vala of the
Vedas, lives in the watery deeps and once upon a time long, long
ago, Thor and the giant (Titan) Hymir went fishing for him. As bait
they used an Ox-head which, as we have seen symbolizes the ovaries,
fallopian tubes, womb and vagina of the virgin goddess.
Here again is a link between water, Samael the Dragon and virgins.
The Brown raven or choral priestess of the Druidic cult is the
turtle dove and the swan maiden because both animals are used in
alchemy and Tantra to symbolize the brain, the
pineal gland and the Ajna Chakra.
In Vala we have the original root of the words Valhalla and
It is now known, as we had suggested, that the Valhallas were forest
halls. There were in fact built on mounds and displayed giant Dragon
heads at each end. These were the dwellings of the Vala Aes, the
Dragon Overlords of the forest and beneath them, lying in the
Creachaire tomb- raths, were the remains of their ancestors, the
Gods of Heaven.
The Valhallas were the dwelling places of the Gods of Heaven and
Earth, the serpent queens and kings. The Great Hall on the summit of
the mound of the Otherworld was identical to the temple at the peak
of the ziggurat. These Halls were where the Valkyries, the singers
of the Gods assembled. In this capacity these were sometimes called
the brown ravens, meaning that they were still the Morrighans, but
assumed the magical, Grail role of brown Turtle Doves, the lovers of
the Phoenix or Dragon God. Hence the Valhalla was also a variant of
the Judaic Magdala or House of Doves.
The swan-serpent caduceus and the descended dove originate here and
in placing the paten into the Grail both symbolize this love of the
Turtle and the Phoenix. The serpillion is a swan or serpent necked
dove depicted in medieval architecture and the link here is clear.
In the association of Lilith with the abyss of the qlipphoth and the
raven and dove who symbolize Ishtar, we have another link between
Diana and Persephone and a clarification of the nature of Hades.
As the watery abyss, it is identified with the Gaelic Otherworld
reached by water. The masculine nature of the raven is echoed in
Machen’s alchemical riddle where a serpent eating a serpent becomes
a dragon (a serpent who eats its tail makes a circle and completes
itself: it transcends) and a dragon eating a dragon (a transcended
one drinking from another transcended one, Samael drinking Lilith)
becomes a phoenix - a Raven King, Swan Knight/Prince, Dragon Queen, Rephaim etc.
The Phoenix in its final transcendent glory becomes a flaming,
leaping star, an An, or Shining One. "The
Nahash is taught by the
Raven or the Dove" means that The Dragon Kings drink from Grail
Princesses of the Abyss or Qlipphoth, the Tree of Life of the Left
Hand Path - Kaula Vama Marg! The pool at the foot of Yggdrasil.
In the ’Phoenix and the Turtle’ by ""William Shakespeare"" (I don’t
think!) there are mentioned the Turtle Dove, the Phoenix, the Raven,
the Swan and the Screech Owl (Lilith). It is said that out of the
Phoenix myth, ""Shakespeare"" (I don’t think!) created a myth of his
own. Not so. What he did was to expand the myth and fill it with its
proper alchemical symbolism and demonstrate the purpose of the
original story, that being divine union.
The Phoenix of myth, the only bird of its kind (symbolizing the
Oneness of the All perceived by those who become united with
and thus are alone) travels from its eastern paradise and makes a ’nest’ of
’spices’ (see Song of Songs) in an Arabian Palm Tree (A
Sufic symbol and emblem of the Tamaris Princesses, read Lily and
Rose again, back a few pages).
Having burnt up in its own fire (been consumed in the energy
generated by enthea) it takes the ashes to the temple of the Sun at
Heliopolis and lays them on the Altar. Other birds (ranks of
druidism aforementioned) and men gather to rejoice and in chorus (Cor)
they accompany the singing Phoenix as it soars to heaven and returns
to its lonely paradise eg Samadhi, Bodhisatva, Heaven,
Transcendence, Enlightenment, Divine Union, Scythia!
Summary: The Transcended Dragon King needs to drink from a
Princess, a fairy lover. He travels to Arabia, meets his
drinks from her ’Nest of spices’ and she bestows stillness and
ecstasy upon him.
He is consumed by fire (the spirit or combined energy), is reborn
and takes his ashes, his mortal body, and lays on the altar of the
Sun, symbolized by the Dragon, Lion, Hawk and Bull in Persian
Mithraism (Mithras the mediator or Balance) to
achievement of the balance or nil point and subsequent oneness with
the Cosmos. Everyone is seriously chuffed that he has managed to
regenerate and won’t be acting like a complete pillock and ruining
everything now he has refreshed his sovereignty with a living
He can now go back to Scythia/Heaven and carry on reigning and being
the wisdom and fertility of the land, end of story. Shakespeare’s
version describes beautifully the emotions of enthea and anyone who
has experienced this divine union with another of the blood will not
fail to be deeply moved, both with joy and sadness.
Again this is another Solomonic, vampire rite and proof yet again
that vampirism is born of a love so deep that it tears the soul from
the body, as this tale suggests. It also implies that the rite has
to be repeated and that feeding must be recurrent.
The OTO call the ’Rite of the Phoenix’ the ’Mass of the Vampire’ for
good reason. The Phoenix, along with the other birds in
Shakespeare’s poem are called Bennu Birds and are identified with
each other by Grant (’Magical Revival’) and this is because all
classes of druid are vampires and need to feed in order to remain
The Bennu Bird or Bird of Return symbolizes a being that regenerates
or must regenerate itself at regular intervals and the vampire
itself bears an appellation that is named after this process. In
folklore though the vampire, as ’one who returns’ is mistaken for
’one who returns from the grave’ instead of ’one who MUST return to
feed and regenerate’.
The Phoenix is symbolized in Transylvania by the double-headed
Raven, brother of Lilith. This bird was adopted by the Hittites and
came to symbolize the holy roman empire in the corrupted form of an
eagle. This Double Headed Raven, the Phoenix, is the penultimate
symbol of the dragon people. In the last process of its
regeneration, the Phoenix becomes The Star, the An of the Anunnagi,
the Elves or Shining Ones: the ultimate symbol of the Dragon Race.
The Serpent N’H’SH
In translating the word N’H’SH, firstly we will take the Hebrew
consonants back, via Phoenician, to their Sumerian roots and
remember also that, in Sumerian, syllable groups could be reversed
and yet still render the same meaning in an overall phrase. So, the
N is Nun, the H is Heth (as opposed to He) and the SH is Shin (as
opposed to either Sade or Samekh).
We check these through the Phoenician to ensure a continuity of
shape in the correct pictograms as we venture back into the Sumerian
and discover the following: Nun = Nag, Heth = H.A. and Shin =
Salmunuz. Therefore from the Hebrew Nahash, we derive the original
Sumerian Naghasalmunuz, Nagha Salmunuz or NAG.HA.SAL.MUNUZ., which
translates as Drink (NAG) - Fish (HA) - Vulva (SALMUNUZ).
If this sounds a bit odd, the author explains that a fish is "of
water" and so in Sumerian the equivalent to our letter ’A’ means
water whilst the ’H’ is the article which stands for of. So the
Hebrew N’H’SH - the Serpent - translates into the Sumerian "One (a
dragon) who - Drinks of (the) Water (of the) Vulva".
One notices that in this phrase - Nagha Salmunuz - two things stand
out. Firstly we have the Aryan word Naga spelt Nagha which would be
pronounced with the gh sounding like a nasally, softly gargled ch
(as in the Scottish word loch) identical to the Spanish x or g.
According to the OED, ’H’ which in Sumerian was H.A. evolved into
the Greek h - (h)eta which was originally pronounced kh, which was
pronounced as defined above, as an Iberian (Aryo-Scythian Celtic) x
In this way we can also justifiably spell Naga as
Naxa and then we
begin to understand the profound relationship between the Naga
guardians of the Aryan pantheons and the Nixes or Nixas of western
Europe who were, likewise, the female guardians of watery treasures,
and like the Nagas or Naxas, these meremaids or
Swan Maidens were Devas or Shining Ones (Anunnagi).
The second thing we notice is that the Sumerian word for a vulva is
Salmunuz and immediately the poetic connection between the ’Sacred
Vulva’ (the well of Nechtan [Nixtan] - the pure one, the Nix or
Nothing) and the Salmon (Salmunuz) of Wisdom that swims in the well
should immediately spring to mind - as should the Ichthys - as being
the vulva of the Virgin Mary Magdalene. Praise the Lord for the
Single Poetic Theme!
In remembering that Sumerian can be reversed, we can look at the
Hebrew N’H’SH again and see that if it is reversed, as was the
custom in Hebrew Qabalah when rabbis were tinkering around with
language looking for hidden meanings, it becomes SH’H’N which is
pronounced She’an, ’of the Powers’. Furthermore the numerical or
gematric value of N’H’SH in Qabalah is 9 which is the number of
Yesod, the sephirah of the Moon, whose Phoenician God was the
Sumerian SIN or SHIN - She’en.
The symbols associated with SIN included the Axe, the
is a device which, as we know, depicts the Vulva. The Axe symbol,
prevalent in Mittani and Minoan Cretan culture became the spinning
Hammer of Thor (the swastika) who as Zeus, was the wielder of the
lightning bolt which, in northern Europe, was symbolized by the
Norse ’Sig’ Rune. Sig - the lightning bolt of inspiration (cf. Mead
of Inspiration) - is the Greek Sigma which is the Hebrew Shin, last
consonant of N’H’SH, and SIN - Sumerian god of the Moon.
Sig is the serpentine lightning bolt that courses down the
Qabalistic Tree of Life. In one sense it represents Enki-Samael
entwined around Lilith. The upturned crescent moon is also said to
be associated with Samael (Sumaire-El) and, in an ancient Sumerian
picture reproduced by Langdon, the moon as a dish is depicted next
to the Star of Anu, below which is the serpent N’H’SH entwined
around the tree, symbolizing Lilith.
Finally we must consider Tiamat. Her name - TI.A.MAT - means
life-water-maiden. This translates as "maiden of the waters of life"
and it is then clear that her name indicates she was both the first
known matriarch and virgin priestess - the "feeding mother" - of the
vampire dragon queens and kings. The mother of the Elven dynasty,
she was the generatrix of a vampire lineage of goddess-queens and
god-kings spanning seven thousand years.
She was a Nagha or Nixa and it is from her that
Lilith, and all the
ensuing Grail Maidens, including Sheba and Morgana of the Apple
Trees, Tamaris, Mary Magdalene, the Princesses of Avallon, Melusine,
Niniane and Ygraine owe their identifications as "Trees of Life".
Consequently we can say that Tiamat, the first Tamaris - the Maiden
who gives the Waters of Life - was also the Tir Mat or Tir Mata, the
first "Tree Mother" of the Lords and Ladies of the Forest, the
Druids and Druidesses - the People of the Trees (of Life).
Of the younger gods of the Aryans, the Adityas, two -
Tara and Bhaga
- stand out prominently. As we have seen Ulick Beck and several
other scholars have traced the origin of the Scythian-Irish Tuadha
d’Anu to the same region as the Aryans, and have gone as far as
saying that they were one and the same.
Interestingly we find that the goddess Tara - wife of
charioteer, appears in Eire as Tara, the Hill or Rath of ghosts in
County Meath, Eire. Tara was the sacred centre of the united Irish
kingdom and was the seat of the Danaan Kings of Tara during the Iron
Some scholars attribute the name of Tara in Eire to some complicated
sounding god name which I find implausible in the light of the fact
that a Goddess Tara already existed in the Scythian-Aryan pantheon.
Whether Asura or Aditya, Danaan or
Milesian, all of the ancient
Goddess Queens were the source of sovereignty associated with sacred
mounds and it seems therefore entirely appropriate to name a Sidhe
rath, a portal to the otherworld and thus the source of sovereignty,
after a goddess who would herself have represented sovereignty.
In the case of Bhaga, or Vaga as his name would have been pronounced
in Gaelic, scholars think that he became the Slavic god Bogh, a word
which came to mean "god" in Thrace, where the Danaan Fir Bolg were
once exiled, prior to their return to Ireland. In Fir Bolg we either
have the title "men of God", meaning druids, or we have, as is
commonly thought, "men of the bags" which means "men of God" anyway,
because the "bag", specifically the "Crane Skin Bag", was an
accessory of the Godthi’s and the Druid’s: the "men of the gods".
Myth or reality?
Considering the foregoing, it is interesting to note that in
Tolkien’s ’Silmarillion’ - the background mythology that supports
his ’Lord of the Rings’ - we find a vocabulary and etymology that
includes the following words - Ainur, Ainu, Vala, Maiar, Eldar, Ea.
Tolkien’s word Ainur means the "Holy Ones" of which the singular is
Ainu. There are two orders of these gods in his mythology - the
Valar and the Maiar. The plural Ainur and the singular
clearly derived from the Sumerian father of the gods - Anu and
Anunnaki, whilst Valar appears in the Aryan pantheon as
encircler", reminiscent of the Orobourus, the alchemical Dragon Ring
that Tolkien wrote so much about. We will also remember the
Val-Kyrie at this juncture.
The word Maia is spelt Maja in Spanish and denotes a female line of
nobility and royalty. The ’i’ was originally ’j’ and came, along
with the word majesty, from the Latin majes or majus, a variant of
which is magi or magus, from the Greek magos - magos, a bloodline
member of a caste or genetic strain comprising of individuals
heritably steeped in magic, (OED), in other words the Arya - or
Scythian Derkesthai - The Dragon Goddess Queens and God Kings.
At this point we return to the concept of the derkesthai and the
bloodline of the dragon god-kings - the Asuras and the
the ’Silmarillion’ Maia becomes Maiar and it accords with the
ancient concept of deific royalty - Maia - which, related to Mana is
the ’spirit of the gods carried in the blood’, the attribute of a
goddess-queen or god-king of the Dragon who are in themselves
collectively an ’order of the gods’ - the ’elves’ - the shining ones
- or ’gods incarnate’- the Devas and Avatars.
The ’spirits of the gods - the ancestors - carried in the blood’ we
will remember are the spirits summoned from the ’deeps’, the
subconscious, by the witch, (Vampire or Druid) who gains her or his
name - wicce or wicca - from the ability to yield or bend to, or
rather to draw to the surface of consciousness, these spiritual
intelligences and their wisdom from her or his ancestral, and thus
genetic, inheritance. In other words their waking consciousness is
pacified or "yields", to allow the older spirit, or racial memory,
to give voice.
Avatar is a word Tolkien includes in his Silmarillion as Aratar the
eight most powerful of his Valar or order of old gods which, it
seems obvious, were intended to mimic the Egyptian gods of the Ogdoad, the eight
Anunnaki who tended the Holy Mountain after the
Black Sea flood.
Another of Tolkien’s words similar to Avatar -
Avathar - to him
means "The Shadows" which he uses as a name for a land near his
of Eldemar’. Comparably, in our world, an Avatar is a ’god made
flesh’ - a Dragon King or Queen who often occupied tombs and would
have been thought of as a "shadow", a spirit of the otherworld, the
realm of the Shining Ones.
So in the Vala and Maiar we have two orders of gods taken from the
Dragon tradition itself whilst, according to the legends of
Tolkien’s elves, the word Eldar became used as a name for the three
elven kindreds, one of which Tolkien named the Vanyar, who appear to
be the Vanir Gods of the Danes, cousins of the Tuadha d’Anu.
Tolkien’s largest variety of wicked Orcs he named the Uruks and
a City State of the Anunnaki. The Orcs he said were once fair elves
who had been imprisoned and tortured in the Land of Mordor.
’Eldar’, explains Tolkien, means ’People of the Stars’, echoing a
traditional Gaelic epithet for the Tuadha d’Anu and also one of the
original meanings of the name
People of the Stars.
Of men, Tolkien concurs that they are the second, younger race which
his elves called the Atani, (Adamae) a name, says Tolkien, that
later became the Edain, obviously the children of Eden. Again we
have a borrowing of Dragon Lore where the Elves, the Children of Anu, the
Anukim or Repha’im of the Old Testament, appeared first,
followed by our Adamae, or the Atani as Tolkien would have it.
Edain is obviously Eden, whilst he uses Eä as a name for the Earth
which in Sumerian is the name for the dragon god of the ’Earth and
Waters’ - Enki-Samael, the leader of the elder "Eldar" gods - the
Aesir. Tolkien, in his epic works, with their plethora of borrowed
names and borrowed linguistics and their elder and younger races, is
obviously writing about the family, particularly when one peruses
his vocabulary and discovers the name Avallónë, a haven and city of
the Eldar - the Elves - situated on ’the lonely isle’ - Tol Eressea,
which was drawn across the ocean and rooted finally in the Bay of
Eldemar, adjacent to Avathar - the land of Shadows: our Avalon or
The various names by which our planet is known all stem from the
word Eridu, which was the first city founded by Enki-Samael in
Mesopotamia. As a variant of Eridu, in the Silmarillion, Tolkien has
Eriador and his Elven word for Earth is Arda, which is also derived
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