Date-palm

/kharjura/ ‘Phoenix sylvestris’ (cf. /kharju/ ‘itching’; /kharj/ ‘to creak’)

kharjura & planet Mercury

"The name Khajuraho may be derived from khajura (date palm), which grows freely in the area and perhaps because there were two golden khajura trees on a carved gate here.

The old name was Kharjuravahaka (scorpion bearer)," ("TL")

"Khajuraho ( known as Vasta in ancient times and Jejakabhukti during the medieval era)" ("OI").

A more correct form of /Jejaka/ is /Jejjaka/ ("ChJB".)

cf. [Skt.] /jijjhasana/ ‘having put to the proof any one’; /jijjhasita/ ‘tested’; /Jjha/ (/Jn~a/) ‘planet Mercury’.

"TL" = "Temples of Love" http://www.liveindia.com/khajuraho/8a.html

"OI" = "Ode to immortality" THE TRIBUNE, Saturday Plus Saturday, March 20, 1999 http://www.tribuneindia.com/1999/99mar20/saturday/head1.htm

"ChJB" = "The Chandellas of Jejakabhukti or Bundelkhand" http://deepak-indianhistory.blogspot.com/2010/10/chandellas-of-jejakabhukti-or_24.html

872 & 87

[KMT at Khajuraho] "Cunningham counted 226 statues inside the temple and a further 646 outside - 872 in total" ("KMT").

[on Viti Levu of Fiji] "a row of 872 stones placed side by side." ("FM&L").

{87 as cricket-score ("Wh87CS")}

cf. [Aztec] his slayer Yaotl became a cricket when, although evading of 87 devils

{when an iwianc^ hapa is a "red brocket", its flesh is uncookable (ST, p. 134).}

(like unto Xochiquetzal’s Piltzintecuhtli, who became a deer – THS 7, p. 206),

[KMT at Khajuraho] "Seductive Girl And

Yappan, being seduced by whore-goddess Tlazolteotl, became a scorpion (M&LBB, p. 275).

The Scorpion On Her Thigh" ("SG&S").

cf. [Skt.] /kharjuraka/ ‘scorpion’; cf. scorpion for priestess Opis (GM 41.d).

"KMT" = "Kandariya Mahadeva Temple" http://kamalkapoor.com/hindu-spiritual-places/kandariya-temple.asp

"FM&L" = "Fiji Myths and Legends" http://www.go-fiji.com/mythsandlegends.html

"Wh87CS" = http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/why-87-is-anything-but-australian-crickets-magic-number/2007/11/19/1195321694999.html

THS = Hernando Ruiz de Alarco`n (transl. by Andrews & Hassig) : Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions That Today Live among the Indians Native to This New Spain. U of OK Pr, Norman, 1984. . http://books.google.com/books?id=xf9nQ2roM6EC&pg=PA205&lpg=PA205&dq=

M&LBB = Charles Montgomery Skinner : Myths and Legends Beyond Our Borders. Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott Co, 1899. http://books.google.com/books?id=MkbYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA275&lpg=PA275&dq=

"SG&S" =

http://www.hat.net/album/asia/india/10_temples_and_gods/34_khajuraho/03_kandariya_mahadev/detail006.htm

lion’s den

/kandariya/ is ‘cave’

cf. cave of the Nemean lion (GM 123.e).

[KMT at Khajuraho] "Prince Fighting Lion" ("PFL")

cf. Heraklees wrestling the Nemean lion (GM 123.e).

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.

"PFL" = http://www.hat.net/album/asia/india/10_temples_and_gods/34_khajuraho/03_kandariya_mahadev/detail004.htm

"-Mar-" goddess

Astika

Ac^uar

Christian

<ibri^

Nara-simha (‘Man-Lion’) emerged

"a gigantic jaguar

"Faithful and True" (AI 19:11) :

>amno^n (‘Faithful’)

{cf. lion’s "head as a helmet" (GM 123.g)}

with flaming eyes" (ST, p. 303).

"His eyes were as a flame of fire" (AI 19:12).

raped (2S^ 13:1-14) [after looking lustfully at]

out of a pillar.

   

woman whose name is a cognate with /timmorah/ ‘palm-pilaster’, to wit,

He was assisted by the MARi goddesses

   

TaMAR (‘Palm-tree’),

 

"he has to touch the apparition with his ... stick." (ST, p. 303)

"he shall rule them with a rod of iron : and

 
 

(palm-wine is made by Ac^uar)

he treadeth the winepress" (AI 19:15)

 
 

"harpy-eagle" (ST, p. 303)

carnivorous birds (AI 19:17-18)

 

for the sake of Prahlada.

(Ac^uar men are long-haired)

"And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain" (AI 21:10) : carried aloft to a mountain by the Holy Spirit by the hair of the head

>abs^alo^m was caught in a tree by his head (2S^ 18:9) {similar to the "ram caught in the thicket" (Sumerian, etc.)}

 

(South American bees make strong-flavored honeys)

bitter honey (AI 10:10) {contrasting with S^ims^o^n’s honey}

 

2S^ = 2nd S^mu^>el

AI = Apokalupsis of Ioannes

ST = Philippe Descola (transl. from the French by Janet Lloyd) : The Spears of Twilight. New Pr, NY, 1996.

identity marked on thigh {related to draining of sap out of maple-tree? maple-syrup is sweet, like sugar-palm fruit}

Achuar

Christian

Hellenic

Cymry

 

"And he hath ... on his thigh a name written" (AI 19:16)

Eurukleia "recognized the scar on his thigh" (GM 171.g).

In BT, "Mordwyt Tyllion literally means ‘pierced thigh’ - ... to refer to Bendigeidfran himself, who is wounded in the leg with a poisoned spear." (MB, fn. 64)

 

"twelve gates" (AI 21:12)

"shooting an arrow through twelve axe-rings" (GM 171.h).

 

"grosbeak, a little sparrow with a red beak" (ST, p. 262), is the "iwianch chinki" (ST, p. 328), ‘dead-soul’s bird’.

 

"a sparrow flew twittering around the hall until every one of the suitors ... lay dead" (GM 171.i).

 

"limbs that crawl independently along the ground" (ST, p. 303).

 

"docked Melantheus of his extremities -- ... hands, feet" (GM 171.i).

 

"a great fiery head" (ST, p. 303).

 

"married ... the daughter of King Thoas" (GM 171.l); Thoas’s head was broken (GM 35.g).

"squeezing his head until he could feel his fingers sink into the brain through the bone" (MB).

 

"take the water of life freely." (AI 22:17)

 

The dead were revived by Bran in his "Cauldron of Rebirth." (MB)

BT = The Book of Taliesin

MB = The Mabinogi of Branwen http://www.mabinogi.net/branwen.htm#_ftn64