Apokalupsis of Ioannes, capp. 4-22 = Caudex Borgianus Mexicanus 12-20 & 1-11, pp. 61-70



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Apokalupsis of Ioannes 

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"he ... was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone" {jasper is usually yellow; sardius (sardine = carnelian) is blood-colored (red)}

12, p. 69 u.r.

Tezcatli-poca, the god having horizontally yellow-striped face [but his twin-counterpart (praesumably Tezcatla-nextia) is striped yellow-and-red (CBM, p. 21)]


“full of eyes before and behind”

12, p. 69 u.r.

Ixquimilli the blind deity : cf. goddess Ekhidne, whom 100-eyed Argos “killed … while she slept” (GM @33.e)


"the Lion of the tribe of Yhuwdah" {etymologically identical with *\Yakundho-\ > \Zakunthos\ (DCM, q.v. : from Psophis, i.e. Phegeia : Latin \fagus\, Old English \bo`c\ 'beech') : Psophis's husband Lukortas may be Tegid Voel the bald husband of Ceridwen who "brewed a powerful mixture of herbs" (ECM&F, q.v.). Her (CERIDWen's) name is cognate with \KERDO[W]i\, who is otherwise called \Teledike\ and is wife of Phoroneus (DCM, q.v., p. 371a). Ceridwen's caldron-stirrer GWIOn's name is cognate with \JYA-magha\.} {Male lion would naturally be mate of non-lioness feline, "for lions do not mate with lions" (GM @80.l) : "lions mate only with leopards." ("YDChB", p. 38)}

13, p. 68 u.r.

green-and-yellow striped-faced goddess, supposedly Tlazol-teotl); similarly striped-faced goddess on CBM, p. 47 hath footprint-on-her-face : striped-faced goddess Talakin stirring pot on back of god having handprint-on-face (HK, pl. XLII & p. 104). \TALAKIn\ is cognate with \TELEdiKe\ and with \TALAKEtu\ (PE, q.v.) who is in the river Iravati 'fluid-possessing' (Irrawaddy, in Burma). Iravati (PE, q.v. -- Valmiki Rama-ayan.a, "Aran.ya Kan.d.a") is daughter of Kadru (a name cognate with \whet\, i.e., 'stimulate', scil., one's appetite, as, with culinary herbs), and is (Atharvan Veda 8:10 -- AEV, p. 187) an incarnation of goddess Viraj appearing amidst (GAI, p. 85) mortals.

“ “

“hath prevailed to open the book”

13, p. 68 u.r.

She having the teeth of a tigress, Hsi-wan-mu (‘West-queen-mother’) “improvised poems” (HChM, s.v. “Xiwangmu”, p. 219)


"the sun became black"


13, p. 68 u.r.

half-darkened sun


"the stars of heaven fell unto the Earth, ...

13, p. 68 u.r.

starry snake riseth into the air, amid vapors

" "

shaken of a mighty wind"

13, p. 68 u.r.

temple of the vulture {in TL-MRJ art-style, wind-pillars uphold vulture's wings}


"sealed ... in their foreheads" (i.e., initiated into mystery-cult, becoming members of secret-society) {"on their

foreheads" is the "Mark of Qayin" ("LHP666")} {the father of "Cain" (Qayin) is "Lucifer" (Heylel) the "serpent" (PG"CI") -- as confirmed in M-B"CSS" (citing the Midras^ Rabbah on B-Re>s^iyt)}

14, p. 67 u.r.

a man is swallowed by a feathered serpent (he is to be disgorged when the initiation is complete) {"Cain [Qayin] was ... a scion of ... the feathered serpent" (LFC, p. 5); (Ibid., p. 155, quoting Eu-angelion kata Philippos) "for he [Qayin] was the child of the Serpent." In the Book of H.nowk 85:1-9, Qayin is "black", whereas Hebel is "red" (LFC, p. 177).}


“have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood” : cf. “spectral woman … washing the clothes of the doomed” (ECM&F, s.v. “washer at the ford”)

14, p. 67 u.r

white pendant (rattlesnake-rattle) is worn by Xipe Totec


“smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up”

15, p. 66 u.r.

grey-and-black skirt worn by goddess Itz-papalotl : cf. dark color of smoky goddess Dhumavati 


“there were lightnings

15, p. 66 u.r.

Itz-papalotl, who entreth barrel-cactus which “descended from the sky” (MMGu, s.v. “deer”, p. 163) : cf. cacti being transported from sky (CBM, p. 52 l.r.; where there is also :) a cross-in-hoop, cf. Tarahumara (under gourd containing peyotl) “a cross … to represent the world” (“TLD”), i.e., world MAP : cognate with \MAPonos\, who is (DCeM, s.v. “Mabon”) son of god Mellt (‘lightning’).


"the star called Wormwood" {cf. Skt \str.\ 'star', German \sterne\ 'star' : Starn's son (IMC, p. 27) Tuan becometh (IMC, p. 31) a salmon fish} : apsinthe 'wormwood' = Ap (Hellenic \opos\ 'sap') goddesses, who are wives of Varun.a < *\WALUN-\ = ULLEN (ECM&F, q.v.) the husband UIRNe = VIRaN.i (PE, s.v. "Viran.i I.") 'fragrant Andropogon', whose husband enchanted Narada [inventor of vin.a (< *\virn.a\)] 'fragrant nard' to be reborn as that couple's son the "world-trotter" (Devi-bhagavata 7 -- PE, s.v. "Narada 2) (iv)"), much as Uirne's sons were enchanted (ECM&F, s.v. "Uirne") "to become Fionn's companions." They are Bran (outer portion of barley or of oat) and Sceolan (divinatory exterior scales of, e.g., pangolin).} {Cornish SPRiggans (ECMF, q.v.) serve as bodyguards to si`d; and inflate (DCeM, s.v. "spriggan") themselves.} {Tib-cat Ai`bell (DCeM, q.v.) sought affection of CAOMH = CAks.Us.a-Manu. \AI`BELL\ is cognate with \>ABEL-beyt-M<akah\ (now Ba<al-Biqa< 'owner of spots', i.e., "spotted" : Epistole kata Ioudas 23), "speaketh great swelling" (Ibid. 16) BLUStre.}

15, p. 66 u.r.

temple of the star (the temple having a star within it); Itz-papalotl and the two men (Xiuhnel 'turquoise' and Mimich 'arrowfishes') pursued by her underground, entring the netherworld through a bonfire, so that she (Itz-papalotl) must be "the origin of Agni (Fire.)", namely (MBh, "Vana Parvan" 242:22 -- PE, s.v. "Sindhu I. 2) (iv)") river goddess SINDHu the namesake of apsinthe (*\op-SINDHa\). Alike unto the Ap goddesses, "Sindhu remains in the palace of Varun.a" (MBh, "Sabha Parvan" 9:19). Sindhu was viewed by (MBh, "Vana Parvan" 188:103 -- PE, s.v. "Sindhu I. 2) (iii)") Markan.d.eya (r.s.i of Marakanda = Samarkand) "in the stomach of child Mukunda." MUKUNda = MUKeNeUs the son of (DCM, s.v. "Myceneus") SPARton, whose 'sown' folk could be puffball-entities, known for inflating themselves to bursting. {Viran.i's half-sistre Pus.karin.i is mother of a Manu (PE, s.v. "Caks.us.amanu 2)"); in former life, as Ananda (Markan.d.eya Puran.a -- Ibid. "3)"), this Manu was carried off by a cat. Another cat-goddess is BLS-t (at Boubastis), cognate \BLUSh\ (because women are viewed nude there : Herodotos;  cf. hagia Maria of Aiguptos, who went perpetually nude : according to Zosimas).}


"it was commanded them that they should not hurt any green thing, neither any tree"

15, p. 66 u.r.

a plant having a reptile-head as root is injured and bleeding = the bleeding-by-hatchet cactus (CBM, p. 52 l.r.) transported by god of laughter : peyote providing the Chichimeca with “visions … laughable” (“TLD”).


“four horns of the golden altar”

16, p. 65 u.r.

Xolotl ‘monster’ whose ears are clipped : cf. “razor lying between the ears of the beast” (DCeM, s.v. “Twrch Trwyth”), seized for the sake of Olwen, for whom (DCeM, s.v. “Culhwch ac Olwen”, p. 106a) “four white clovers spring up wherever she steps.”


"Loose the four angels which are bound …, for to slay the third part of men"

16, p. 65 u.r.

kalendar-name 4 Ollin (praedicted day for devastation of mankind)


"their tails were like unto serpents"

16, p. 65 u.r.

a disjunct (severed into pieces) snake


"which is open in the hand of the angel ... Take it and eat it up"

17, p. 64 u.r.

a disembodied paw thrusting a substance into the gobbling mouth of a turkey-deity


"the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks" (two oil-lamps?)

17, p. 64 u.r.

two vertical tubes containing fluid (intended as oil?)


"a woman clothed with the sun" (solar-energy-charged battery for electric automobiles?)

18, p. 63 u.r.

Chantico, goddess of the hearth which is kept smoldering with red-glowing embre


"And she brought forth a man-child, who was ... a rod of iron (singular \rod\ to denote rods smiting horizontal camshaft one-at-a-time?);

18, p. 63 u.r.

man descending through a vertical tunnel (representing piston moving in vertical cylindre of internal-combustion engine?).

" "

and her child was caught up unto God" (repraesenting a piston being forcibly thrust by combustive explosions within internal-combustion engine's cylindre-chambres?)

18, p. 63 u.r.

"Chantico, ... the goddess of ... volcanoes" (AC"Chantico"); for, a volcano may suddenly erupt with explosion of its internal gas


"the Devil ... was cast out"

18, p. 63 u.r.

temple emitting smoke (repraesting exhaust-emission from combustion-engine?)


"the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman"

18, p. 63 u.r.

conch (when alive, residing in water; when dead, its shell is blown by human mouth)


"And he had power to give life unto the image"

19, p. 62 u.r.

Xochi-quetzal's paramour Piltzin-tecuhtli (Is he a worker in the telestic arts??)


"caused all ... to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads"

19, p. 62 u.r.

goddess Xochi-quetzal hath her face covered with tattooing


"his number is 666" {60 is the # fullsomely attributed by Aelianus (10:21 -- GESEM, vol. 2, p. 358) to the crocodile.}

19, p. 62 u.r.

goddess Xochi-quetzal is wearing a crocodile-headdress {with this sort of tricorner hat, cf. (according to Kleombrotos) the Plain of Truth, "ranged in a triangular form, every side containing sixty worlds"("WhOCGA" 22)}


"having his Father's name written on their foreheads"

20, p. 61 u.r.

Xipe Totec, wearing a human skin as if that slain human were as yet alive


"in their mouth was found no guile"

1, p. 61 l.r.

two men, both naked (because truth is naked), passing substance (repraesenting truth) between their mouths


"gather the clusters of the vine of the Earth, for her grapes are fully ripe"

1, p. 61 l.r.

Tonaca-tecuhtli 'sustenance-lord' (for ingathering of harvest)


[After "the sun ... darkened his light" (LB, p. 561), then the Queen of S^ba> approached "a house of glass", which "She thought ... was ... water" (LB, p. 562) : this is in imitation of how, in heaven, certain saints] "stand on the sea of glass,

2, p. 62 l.r.

Quetzal-coatl and a half-darkened sun 

" "

having the harps of God" : cf. "we wept, when ... We hanged our harps" (Thilliym 137:1-2)

2, p. 62 l.r.

man weeping


"no man was able to enter into the temple, till [prophesied events] were fulfilled" : cf. how [LB, p. 564] "the fruit dropped from the trees {and, impliedly, no further fruit hath grown from those trees}, [LB, p. 565] but they will put forth blossoms again when it is rebuilt" (as is prophesied for the future).

2, p. 62 l.r.

temple of a star (the temple having a star within it) {Cf. how "And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth , even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs ... ." (Ibid., 6:13)}


6 angeloi pouring out contents of vials

3, p. 63 l.r.

vase containing a florid fluid


"Blessed is he that ... keepeth his garments" {These garments (>aramaic \s^kinata\, aequivalent to the perispirit) may be that which in the Politeia is described as the "many-headed" part of the soul.}

3, p. 63 l.r.

male leopard wearing a maxtlatl {"(in Republic 588E-589B) ... Plato recommends that the human part of the soul (that is, reason) tame and nourish the leonine part (that is, the passion of the heart)." (GThC Saying 7, quoting GThHS, p. 72)}


"Babylon the mother of harlots"

3, p. 63 l.r.

Tlazol-teotl, goddess of whores


“The beast … shall ascend out of the bottomless pit”

3, p. 63 l.r.

man is lifted by the hair of his head, by Tlazol-teotl : cf. my mother, the holy spirit, lifted me up by one of my hairs and brought me to the great mountain Thabor.” (Origen, in Johannem 2:12)


"Babylon the great is fallen"

4, p. 64 l.r.

woman lamenting at wrecked temple


"the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters shall be heard"

4, p. 64 l.r.

Ueue-coyotl, "a singer" (TAC, p. 55a), "the God of Music" (CV3773, p. 221), "swinging the rattle and facing a musician." (CF-M, p. 65)


"out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword"

4, p. 64 l.r.

sword; out of his mouth go speech-scrolls


“great white throne”

5, p. 65 l.r.

Chalchihuitl-icue : same goddess (with two vertical bars on jaw) is in bed with a god within the palace topped with white crenelles (CBM, p. 51 l.r.)


"book of life"

5, p. 65 l.r.

folded white document


"a bride adorned for her husband"

5, p. 65 l.r.

mortal woman tilling chinampa with her husband looking on


"the city lieth foursquare [Strong's 7251 \RABa<\]" {\RABBah\ 'greatness'\ as capital-city of <ammown ('folkish' < \<am\ 'folk')}

6, p. 66 l.r.

a square containing a RABBit {cf. also Strong's 768 \>arnebet\ 'hare' (\>arown\ 'a box' is the \bayit\ 'house')}


the 12 semi-pretious stones "foundations of the wall of the city"

6, p. 66 l.r.

kalendar-name 12 Tecpatl ('flint' as name of Tecciz-tecatl)


"a pure river of water of life ..., proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb"

7, p. 67 l.r.

river of water proceeding out of the throne of rain-god Tlaloc; a man floateth down the river


"the tree of life"

8, p. 68 l.r.

Mayauel as guardianess of the agaue (century-plant)


"And there shall be no night there; and they need no ... light of the sun"

8, p. 68 l.r.

half-darkened sun

22:7 & 12

"behold, I come quickly {i.e., in timely guise}"

9, p. 69 l.r.

Xiuh-tecuhtli, lord of time 


"I am ... the bright and morning star"

9, p. 69 l.r.

Tlahuizcalpan-tecuhtli, god of planet Venus as the bright morning star


"And let him that is athirst come"

9, p. 69 l.r.

a stream of water descending from the sky


"If any man shall add"

10, p. 70 l.r.

Tonatiuh the sun-god (able to help crops grow, etc.)


"And if any man shall take away"

10, p. 70 l.r.

Mictlan-tecuhtli the death-god (bereaving)


"testifieth these things"

11, p. 70 u.r.

red-faced goddess of crescents (sigils for  legally certifying testimonies??)


"grace ... be with you all {i.e., to all participants in this covenant}"

11, p. 70 u.r.

leopard with flint-knives at its joints (to indicate "cutting of the covenant"?)

[A.I. 4-22=20 13-day periods 12-11 written 10 November 2018; 7--3 mark of Qayin, and 8--11 fishes 11 November 2018; 12--1 solar-energy-charged electric battery, and 12--5 steel rod as piston, and 12--9 Devil-and-smoke, and 15--2 darkened sun and harps-for-weeping, 16--15 keeping garments, and 18--22 musician, and 21--16 square as rabbit 12 November 2018; 8--11 Caomh = Caks.us.a Manu 13 November 2018; 4:6 eyen and unseeing, and 5:5 book, and 8:5 lightning, and 9:13 four horns and four clovers, and 17:8 ascent or lifted up, and 20:11 white throne/crenelles 15 November 2018]


BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Western Hemisphaire

CBM http://www.famsi.org/research/loubat/Borgia/thumbs0.html 

AC"Chantico" = Aztec Calendar "Chantico". https://www.azteccalendar.com/god/Chantico.html 


CV3773, vol. 1 = Eduard Seler : Codex Vaticanus No. 3773 (Codex Vaticanus B), 1st Half : Text on the Obverse Side. Berlin & London, 1902-1903. https://books.google.com/books?id=5W16AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA221&lpg=PA221&dq= 

CF-M = Eduard Seler : Codex Fejérváry-Mayer. Berlin & London, 1901-1902. https://books.google.com/books?id=d149AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA65&lpg=PA65&dq= 

TAC = Eduard Seler : The Tonalamatl of the Aubin Collection. Berlin & London, 1900-1901.

HK = Jesse Walter Fewkes : Hopi Katcinas. 21st ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF AMER ETHNOLOGY, 1899-1900. (reprint Chicago : Rio Grande Pr, 1962; NY : Dover Publ, 1985)

“TLD” = “Tracks of the Little Deer”. From :- Richard Evans Schultes & Albert Hoffman : Plants of the Gods - Their Sacred, Healing and Hallucinogenic Powers. Healing Arts Pr (VT), 1992. https://www.peyote.org/ 



BIBLIOGRAPHY -- Eastern Hemisphaire

HChM = Lihui Yang & Deming An : Handbook of Chinese Mythology. ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara (CA), 2005.

AEV = Jan Gonda : Aspects of Early Viṣṇuism. Leiden, 1954. https://books.google.com/books?id=b8urRsuUJ9oC&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187&dq= 

GAI = Prithvi Kumar Agrawala : Goddesses in Ancient India. Abhinav Publ, New Delhi, 1984. https://books.google.com/books?id=8BmDIbNuD0gC&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq= 

IMC = Henry Arbois de Jubainville (transl from the French by Richard Irvine Best) : The Irish Mythological Cycle and Celtic Mythology. Dublin : Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1903. https://books.google.com/books?id=7EPXAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq= 

ECM&F = Patricia Monaghan : Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore. Checkmark Bks (imprint of Facts On File), NY, 2004.

DCeM = James MacKillop : Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford Univ Pr, 1998.

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. Penguin Bks, 1955.

"WhOCGA" = "Why The Oracles Cease To Give Answers". Plutarch : Plutarch’s Morals. Translated from the Greek by Several Hands. Corrected and Revised by William W. Goodwin, with an Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 5 Voll. (Boston : Little, Brown, & Co., 1878). Vol. 4. http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1214#Plutarch_0062-04_41 

LB = Louis Ginzberg : Legends of the Bible. Konecky & Konecky, Old Saybrook (CT).

GThC = Peter Kirby : Gospel of Thomas Commentary. 2012. http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/thomas/gospelthomas7.html 

GThHS = Marvin Meyer : The Gospel of Thomas : The Hidden Sayings of Jesus.

 "LHP666" = "Left Hand Path666". https://archive.org/stream/LeftHandPath666/N.A-A._218_-_Liber_Falxifer_II_-_The_Book_of_Anamlaqayin_djvu.txt 

PG"CI" = Primordial Gnosis. "13. Cain, The Immortal". http://www.theforbiddenreligion.com/cain-the-inmortal.htm 

M-B"CSS" = "Cain : Seed of the Serpent". http://mystery-babylon.org/cain.html citing The Midrash Rabbah, Bereshith (Genesis) 24:6, trans. Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman and Maurice Simon (London: The Soncino Press, 1961).

"YDChB" = Kate Slater : "Yellow Dress at Chilly Brauron". POMEGRANATE 4 (Spring 1998):31-43. http://artificial.go.ro/free/Books/English/BestBooks/Spiritual%20Philosophy/Wicca/Pomegranatee356.pdf 

LFC = Zen Garcia : Lucifer - Father of Cain. Revolution Radio Studio B, 2010. https://books.google.com/books?id=lYT3BgAAQBAJ&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq= 

GESEM = Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge : The Gods of the Egyptians : Or, Studies in Egyptian Mythology. Vol 2. Methuen & Co, London, 1904. https://books.google.com/books?id=6SBLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA358&lpg=PA358&dq=