Green birds in Qur>an & in Hellenic mythology : Merops

capitalists as bee-eaters

Capitalists live off of the WORKERS.

Bee-eater birds live by eating, mainly, WORKER bees (which are female).

In the Confoederate South, exploiters of workers advertise themselves as maltreating only AFRICAns.

The European bee-eater bird nesteth in AFRICA.

The capitalists use women’s domination over their husbands to demand that the men (husbands domineered by pro-capitalist wives) acquiesce to being exploited. The men’s (husbands’) only alternative would be to go without a wife, thereby becoming (in the absence of legalized prostitution) wifeless male homosexuals, who have adopted the RAINBOW-flag (as emblem of their submissiveness to this situation, the submission to homosexuality being in lieu to demanding legalized prostitution). That the capitalist class is sitting harshly on the oppression of submissive homosexuals is caricatured in that satirical political tract, the Revelation of St. John the Divine by a "rainbow around the throne in sight like unto

The RAINBOW bee-eater bird (nesting in to Tasmania) is (despite its name) not rainbow-colored, but rather

an emerald", viz. GREEN.

GREEN. (For a depiction of the green bee-eater bird, see, e.g. B-E)

B-E = http://creagrus.home.montereybay.com/bee-eaters.html

bee-eater bird as location conferring rejuvenation

Bee-eater birds are commonly green.

According the Qur>an, the "green birds" (unspecified species) abound in Paradise.

‘Bee-eater’ is Merops (GM, vol. 2, p. 400a). From this is derived the name of the (mythical) island Meropis, where (according to the Philippike of Theopompos, as quoted in Ae:VH 3:18:8-9 – LSFN, p. 34), upon eating, in the district A-nostos (‘No return’), (having a choice there of two varieties of fruit, from two species of trees, growing beside two rivers) the fruit of the tree growing beside the River of Pleasure, "he forgets ... . ...

The choice between two fruits is also made in B-Re>sit : a choice between the fruit of the tree of the "knowledge of good and evil" and the fruit the tree of life. There is a choice between two sources of water to be drunk of, according to the Pythagorean gold tablets : the pool of memory and the pool of forgetfulness, each pool having beside it its own species of tree.

He sheds old age and returns to his prime, then to the age of youthfulness, then becomes a boy, then a baby, and after that ceases to exist." (cf. GM 83.b)

"ageing reverts to its opposite, rejuvenation; the old become young; the young become infants; the infants become newborn who simply disappear." (N&SHC, p. 29)

cf. the name of >abram’s cousin HaRRaN of the city H.arran (= [Skt.] Caran.a) :

The age of KRoNos is commemorated in the Kronia festival, during which slaves were ("K&T", p. 17) sharing aequally with their masters : this festival is known to the Latins as Saturnalia, beginning on Dec. 25th.

>abram may be aequivalent to Abatur, who may be (ThG, s.v. "Mano") the "Aged of the Aged".

Another titan was Iapetos, whose name was applied "to old people." ("K&T", p. 14)

A descendant, two generations subsequent, of >abram, was Ya<qob, who was mistakenly designated (by the mortally afflicted Yis.h.aq) as /<es`aw/.

Another titan was Briareus, whom "all mortals" designate Aigaion (Iliad 1:403).

Ae:VH = Aelianus : Varia Historia.

LSFN = Aristoula Georgiadou : Lucian’s Science Fiction Novel, True Histories. Leiden : Brill, 1998. http://books.google.com/books?id=vVSu4rPaN9oC&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=Anostos+Meropis&source=bl&ots=2XFcva3buR&sig=3mV3JOmIcNkU99_Dlcln0XbHxzE&hl=en&ei=b-fdS_-MHofc8QTDx8CTBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CCQQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Anostos%20Meropis&f=false

N&SHC = Teich; Porter; Gustafsson (ed.) : Nature and Society in Historical Context. Cambridge U Pr, 1997. http://books.google.com/books?id=uCbfvLI_E1cC&pg=PA29&lpg=PA29&dq= In his Politikos (transl. by Thomas Taylor : Works 4:121), Platon describeth "how ... men proceed ... in the Golden Age from age to youth." (Kathleen Raine : Yeats the Initiate. 1986. http://books.google.com/books?id=zJ5jDUwgJFQC&pg=PA152&lpg=PA152&dq=)

"K&T" = "Kronos and the Titans" (chapter V of Greek Fallen Angels) http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:L5sbue1H-lEJ:theol.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/FILES/root/2004/Remember/Bremmer-5Titanskm.pdf+Zeus+born+Sipylos&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEEShwG8NXTc7vIMpVH3RHni3J8TVg-Vg9HWg1oKAKH4nYkMueho0DXIM8fUQC96WXz_9MIbM0-bmjpbV18RWpmv92zxFVyX8xWBnsHDRXaHZrOQLiB_iiRa58ifYxVhRN2bIZq4yc&sig=AHIEtbQmVxFH0SUjLg8fTg9b5T3A_QRJ_A

ThG = H. P. Blavatsky : The Theosophical Glossary. London, 1892. http://www.phx-ult-lodge.org/Thegloss.htm

features shared between the (mythic) "Islands of the Sun" as described in Wonders of the Great Ocean (by Iamboulos; summarized by Diodoros 2:55-60) and the regions described in the True History (by Loukianos) – LSFN, p. 37

Iamboulos

Loukianos

"the inhabitants are hairless except on the head". {cf. The Kha (‘stinging-nettle’) woman rendering of the people hairless except on the head, "left people without any hair except on their heads" (AH, p. 28 – M116) : "Plucked the people’s bodies, plucked them completely bare, Except the elders’ heads which alone escaped the plucking." (AH, p. 29 – M116:18-19)}

"the Moonmen are completely bald". {The Kha woman was located "in the sky above" (AH, p. 29 – M116:8). "So the Kha-woman stood in the sky" (AH, p. 30 – M116:45) – much as the woman clothed with the sun was standing with "the moon under her feet" (in the Apokalupsis of Ioannes 12:1).}

"wives and children are held in common". {likewise in the Republic by Platon}

"in the Isle of the Blessed, wives are shared".

AH = Parsons : A Hmao (Hua Miao) Songs, Stories and Legends from China. Muenchen, 2009.

M116 = http://www.archives.ecs.soton.ac.uk/miao/songs/TranslatedSongs/m116/m116in.htm

the European bee-eater bird may have other mythological significances

The son of Merops (king of Miletos in Krete) was (GM 108.e) Pandareos (CDCM), who stole (or else, received as stolen property) the MASTIFF belonging to Zeus,

In Nikaia [named for a goddess raped while sleeping, N:D 16:263 – NT], st. Andrew caused 7 daimones to appear in their true form, that of HOUNDs (AA 6).

at mt. Sipulos nigh the Tantalid lake of "white swan-eagles." (GM 108.e)

Zeus was born on mt. Sipulos (Aristeid. : Or. 22.270 – Z2, p. 956, App. 8).

At mt. Sipulos was born the heroine Niobe, whose name (< */NISoGa/) may be cognate with that of NIStiGri, mother (according to the Veda) of Indra, a LIGHTNING-hurler.

Zeus hurled LIGHTNING.

The constellation which the hero Merops (king of the isle Kos) is said to have become (according to Ovidius – S-M, p. 56) is Ae:tos (‘EAGLE’, Aquila).

The spread-EAGLEd (thus crucified – thence the Scottish and Confoederate flags) apostle was hagios Andraios (st. Andrew).

The titan Koios (father of Letoi) dwelt in Kos. Tituos, who attempted to rape Letoi, "lies stretched across nine acres" (O:M 4:453, cf. V:Ae 6:595 -- T). [This fate was similar to that of Iapetos’s son, Prometheus.]

Lady LeToI "laughed" (QS:FT 3:390 -- L). [cf. the laughter by S`aray, wife of >abram]. [Skt.] /LaT.Ya/ is ‘to talk foolishly’.

The name /Kos/ (epic genitive /Koos/ < /Kos-/), though apparently the same word as /koos/ ‘prison’, may possibly be cognate with [Skt.] /s`as`a/ (< */s`asa/) ‘hare’. (for another animal-name as ‘prison’, cf. [<ib.] /kaleb/, /kelub/)

Krotopos (CDCM) ‘Thumper’ (GM, vol. 2, p. 387b) was father of Psamathe. ‘Thumper’ is a hare : just "like rabbits" the participants emerged from

Psamathe was a shape-shiftress (CDCM), like unto a wind-blown shape-shifting sand-dune. She became wife of the shape-shifter demi-god Proteus. (Hence the "Sand Man" as originator in European folklore of sleep with its shifty dreams.)

"the sand" for the Sigui (/sigi/) festival of the Dogon (CG, p. 188), to "become masks" ritually symbolic of "metamorphosis" (CG, p. 189).

When the heroine Psamathe (‘SAND’) was put to death by her own father, vengeance for her was taken by the harpy Poine :

According to the Martyrdom of Andrew (AA), st. Andrew was crucified on a SANDy beach,

Koroibos, murderer of the harpy Poine, founded in compensation a shrine at (GM 147.a) Tripodiskoi, whose name may "be derived from tripodizein, ‘to fetter thrice’." (GM 147.3).

by being tied (fettered, not nailed) to his cross.

Merops (of Kos)’s son Agron was transformed (according to AL:M 15) into a plover for berating the god Hermes for being a thief.

When Hermes was disclosed (according to A:B 2:7) by Hierax for assisting a female prisoner to escape, Hierax was transformed (according to AL:M 3 – "H") into a falcon.

Meropes (king of Kos) was transformed into an eagle. His wife, the nymph Ethemea (‘Sifted, STRAINED’ – L&S), "was snatched away alive" by Persephone "to the Land of the Dead." (H:A 2:16 – AW3)

Soma (passed through a pavitra ‘FILTER’ according to the Veda) was regarded (in the Kambhoja literature) as a goddess snatched away to the moon by the bird Garu-tman.

Of the two daughters of Eumelos son of Merops (of Kos), Meropis insulted Athene, and Bussa became (B:OB, cited in MAL, p. 69) the bird of goddess Leuko-thea (‘White Goddess’).

According to Hyginus, Athene was ridiculed by Hera and by Artemis for being blue-eyed (LGG). (These three goddesses were also rivals in the beauty-contest judged by Paris.)

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.

N:D = Nonnos : Dionusiaka.
NT
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http://www.neosalexandria.org/nemesis_texts.htm

AA = The Acts of Andrew, epitomized by Gregory of Tours. http://web.archive.org/web/20040803150551/http://wesley.nnu.edu/noncanon/acts/actandy.htm

Z2 = Cook : Zeus. Vol. II. Cambridge U Pr, 1925. http://www.archive.org/stream/p2zeusstudyinanc02cookuoft/p2zeusstudyinanc02cookuoft_djvu.txt

CDCM = Pierre Grimal : A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. 1990.

S-M = Richard Hinckley Allen : Star-Names and Their Meanings. 1899.

O:M = Ovidius : Metamorphoses.

V:Ae = Vergilius : Aeneid.

T = http://www.theoi.com/Gigante/GiganteTityos.html

QuS:FT = Quintus Smyrnaeus : The Fall of Troy.

L = http://www.theoi.com/Titan/TitanisLeto.html

Kos = http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0057:entry%3D*kw%3Ds

koos = http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0057:entry%3Dkw%3Ds1

CG = Paul Stoller : The Cinematic Griot. U of Chicago Pr, 1992.

AL:M = Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses. A:B = Apollodoros : Bibliotheke. http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/HermesWrath.html#Eumelos

"H" = http://www.classicalmyth.com/antoninuslib/hierax.html

L&S = http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0057:entry%3Dh)/qhma

H:A = Hyginus : Astronomica.

AW3 = http://www.theoi.com/Olympios/ArtemisWrath3.html

B:OB = Boios : Origin of Birds.

MAL = Francis Celoria (transl.) : The Metamorphoses of Antonius Liberalis. Routledge, London, 1992. http://books.google.com/books?id=9_Eolzuv0eQC&pg=PA69&lpg=PA69&dq=Meropis+Byssa&source=bl&ots=HEfLpkH-qk&sig=9CmiyJA_6m1FHhj8n-HAO4UI71w&hl=en&ei=WTfeS7PENo2g8ASp8byTBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CBkQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Meropis%20Byssa&f=false

LGG = http://www.white-history.com/earlson/greekgod.htm

myths of other species of birds may be mentioned in connection with bees – just as one species of bee-eater bird is red with a green tail, so the "jungle fowl" is reddish brown with a green tail

The god H.R (Horos) is repraesented (in myth) as feeding his own semen virile to the god SWTH (Seth). H.R is always depicted as a FALCON.

The emblem of Iran, the SimurG-bird was antiently (as, in the Zend-Avesta) depicted as a FALCON, but more modernly it is considered to be a

In one Platonic dialogue, a CHICKEN is sacrificed to the hero Asklepios, son of Apollon.

green-tailed bird (i.e., the "jungle-fowl", the feral CHICKEN of Southeast Asia,

By being admired for her sparring (wrestling) with (GM 82.a)

renowned for its fighting (sparring) propensities.

a LION, the heroine Kurene became mother of the hero Aristaios the bee-keeper.

A dead LION’s corpse, slain by S^ims^o^n, was devoured by bees.

Kurene imparted her name to that district (in Libya) later re-named for queen Berenike, whose shorn HAIR became a constellation. (In AA 29, a woman in Megara "lay with her hair over her face".)

The HAIR of S^ims^o^n became shorn.