The Sun Bull and the celestial north pole 4000 BC to 2000 BC

 

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Verkar vara en stiliserad karlavagn.. tjuren i sig är Karlavagnen, sen är Karlavagnen extrainritad i killen som styr. Det intressanta är att ”Celestial North pole” är markerad som en boll. Den rör ju på sig, genom årtusendena. Det var därför man förr navigerade efter Karlavagnen, alltifrån fenicierna till grekerna, och inte efter polstjärnan som idag råkar ligga i ”celestial North pole”, alltså punkten som stjärnhimlen roterar runt varje dygn och varje år.

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Kamadhenu and Audhumbla, the Indo European holy cow.

Other sanscrit names for Kamadhenu are Surabhi or Shurbhi, Sabala and Kabila. What is the origin of the norse name Audhumbla? The first time I read it I considered it as ”un-norse”, weird and of foreign origin, as are other norse mythologic names. Aud-kumbala? Kamud-kumbala? It would be interesting to discuss the etymology of the name with someone who knows sanscrit.

She is represented by seven hindu Gods in the star constellation of the great bear, Ursa Major (Karlavagnen). Traditionally the Big Dipper (Karla-vagnen in Swedish) is considered (but not proven) to be Thors Wagon, pulled by two goats.

The Age of Taurus spans approximately the period between 4400 and 2200 BC. It is the age defined by the Sun being in the constellation of Taurus on the spring equinox. Additional influences during this age are of Leo in the summer solstice, Scorpio in the autumnal equinox, and Aquarius in the winter solstice.

So the Germanic-Indoeuropean saga about Audhumbla could well be as old as 4400 to 2200 BC.

Is Audhumbla the Taurus constellation or the Big Dipper (Great bear, Ursa major)?

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Update 2018-02-06: I am now more inclined towards the idea that Audhumbla is the norse version of the proto indo european holy cow, who is probably worshipped from the domestication of cows, and could according to indian vedic sources be worshipped as the stars of the constellation Big Dipper, Karlavagnen in Swedish. Before that time, the proto indo european hunter-gatherers in Europe, for example depicted in the Lascaux Cave, as well as in todays Turkey, in Göbekli Tepe and Catal höyük, might have worshipped a holy cow or bull that is todays star sign Taurus (Oxen in Swedish).


 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Centaurus Audhumbla, and Crux the four rivers of milk that fed Ymir?

The image on the right is from an Icelandic 16th Century manuscript. But where did the painter get his inspiration? From old painted viking Shields? From Pictures collected in now lost documents in obscyre icelandic libraries? Star-gazing and star constellation images from old asa heathen priests and priestesses? Celtic influence? Some (if not most) neolithic monuments like Glastonbury Tor and art in the Celtic World might be inspired by Crux, not seen by the pre celts and celts as a cross but rather an Eye or a vagina (and later the Celtic cross). Wild speculations? It’s definitely worth a some more digging…

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Update 2018-02-06: I am now more inclined towards the idea that Audhumbla is the norse version of the proto indo european holy cow, who is probably worshipped from the domestication of cows, and could according to indian vedic sources be worshipped as the stars of the constellation Big Dipper, Karlavagnen in Swedish. Before that time, the proto indo european hunter-gatherers in Europe, for example depicted in the Lascaux Cave, as well as in todays Turkey, in Göbekli Tepe and Catal höyük, might have worshipped a holy cow or bull that is todays star sign Taurus (Oxen in Swedish).