Compraehensive Correlative Mutual Alignments of Sequential Events in Major Mythologic Systems Worldwide, part 9

Praxeis Apostolon ('Acts of the Apostles')


CHINESE STANDARD SEQUENCE (Mountains and Seas Classic) OF MYTHIC LOCALITIES [backwards sequence]


"Simeon that was called Melas ['Niger/Black']" (Praxeis Apostolon 13:1).

"[Talos] ... some call [Kalos]" (GM @92.c). [\kalos\ = \kalos\ 'rope']

"Mount Tie[-]dragon." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:31)

{"Hell of the Black Rope" (ICB, p. 134).}

"locked him up ... together with ...; but [Pasi-phae] freed them both." (GM @92.d) [That is, she staged their illegal escape.]

"The River Stage[-]group rises here ...

"[Minos] ... now offered a large {i.e., rich} reward for his apprehension." (GM @92.e)

to empty into the River Rich." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:30)

"not seeing the sun for a season." (Praxeis Apostolon 13:11)

"lest the sun melt" (GM @92.e).

"in the wilderness." (Praxeis Apostolon 13:18)

"sat perched on a holm-oak [a related species, the kermes-oak, being host to the crimson-dye-yielding kermes scale-insect] ...

"Mount Dye[-]mulberry." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:30)

the soul of his sister [Polu-kaste]" (GM @92.f). [\polu-\ 'many' + \kastana\ 'sweet chestnuts]

{Usually eaten with honey are the pods of

"[Daidalos] made ... at Pisa ['peasen' (a podded legume)]"

the locust-bean tree, a podded legume-tree also known as \carob\.} "The River Carob rises here" (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:29).

"a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will." (Praxeis Apostolon 13:22)

"so likelike a statue of him that [Hera-klees] mistook it for a rival" (GM @92.g).

"The River Smooth rises ... to empty into the River Robust." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:29) [A statue is merely smooth-surfaced, but Hera-klees is robust.]

"built him [Apollon] a golden-roofed temple." (GM @92.h) [The function of a roof is to protect from nebulous praecipitation on rainy days.] [The great homeland of Apollon is (according to the Homeric Hymns) to the east.]

"The River Rainy rises ... and flows east to empty into the River Great[-]land" (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:29).

"poured ... pitch [tar] upon ..." (GM @92.i).

"Mount Mass[-]give." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:29)

"whose shoes of his feet ... to loose." (Praxeis Apostolon 13:25)

"had stumbled over a rug." (GM @92.i)

"whom God raised again, saw no corruption." (Praxeis Apostolon 13:37)

"[Minos] ... Zeus made [transformed into] a judge of the dead in [Tartaros]" (GM @92.j).

"Mount Pinetree." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:28) ["Master Redpine ... transformed himself ..., and ascended to Mount Kunlun" (W"Liexian Zhuan").]

"After [Minos]'s death ... their main fleet was burned" (GM @92.k).

["Master Redpine ... rises to the heavens with "the Fiery Emperor's young daughter"" (DP, p. 60, n. 158).]

"the city of Enguos" (GM @92.k). [\enguan\ = \opsonia\ 'purchase of fish']

"contains many eels and

"for salvation unto the ends of the earth." (Praxeis Apostolon 13:47)

"There they built a temple of the Mothers" (GM @92.k).

"was published throughout all the region." (Praxeis Apostolon 13:49)

dwarf toads." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:27) [Frogs can be so vociferous that they seem to be publicizing themselves.]

[The smallest frog-species is in Cuba, and among tribesfolk in another Caribbean country (to wit, Colombia) toads are likened to women.]

"his task to run around the island ... thrice daily [thus to pace the coastal fringe (border) of this island] and

"Mount Broider." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:27) [The etymon of verb \broider\ is \border\ 'fringe'.]

"expelled them out of their coasts." (Praxeis Apostolon 13:50)

throw rocks at any foreign ship" (GM @92.m).

"made their minds evil affected against the brethren." (Praxeis Apostolon 14:2)

"grinning ...; hence the expression 'a Sardonic grin'." (GM @92.m).

"Mount Brow[-]head." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:26)

Katreus (GM @93.a). [\katreus\ 'monal pheasant' : "The males are adorned with beautiful metallic colors" (GBWF"HMPh").]

"Mount Shine." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:25)

["Katreus ... used to come here for ... tin" (AEC, p. 78).] [Found entombed, within "a little box skilfully enclosed in tin" : within the book by Diktus of Krete, "Atreus is apparently identified with Catreus." (F:DC, lib. 1, n. 1)]

"Mount Tin." (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:24) [with Hellenic \KAssiTeRos\ 'tin', cf. \KATReus\]

Katreus's daughters include (GM @93.a) KLuMene and

"The River Pure[-]brocade rises here" (CM&S, p. 49 3:3:23). [with Hellenic \poiKeLMat-\ 'brocade', cf. \KLuMene\]

"leaped and walked." (Praxeis Apostolon 14:10)

"swift-footed" [Apemosune].

"The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men." (Praxeis Apostolon 14:11)

Althaimenes tragically mistook god Hermes for a mere mortal man (GM @93.b).

"[Klumene] married [Nau-plios], the celebrated navigator." (GM @93.c)

"Girl Lovely was sporting in the East Sea" (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:22).

"We also are men of like passions with you" (Praxeis Apostolon 14:15).

"[Katreus] tried to explain who he was" (GM @93.c).

"Orneus threatened to kill" (GM @94.b). [\orne[w]akos\ 'of, or belonging to, birds']

"There is a bird ... which ... is the Sprite Guard." (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:22)

"[Pan-doros ('All-Giver')] ... founded a colony." (GM @94.b)

"Mount Show[-]dove." (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:22) [a dove may shew, and give, an olive-branch]

"[Metion] died" (GM @94.b). [\metioeis\ 'wise in counsel']

"The River Yellow rises here" (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:21). ["in China yellow is the colour of harmony and wisdom." ("AYC")]

"having ... Paulos, drew him out of the city" (Praxeis Apostolon 14:19). [The name \PaULos\ may be imitated from \PULa-\.]

"[Pula-] ... leaving ... took refuge" (GM @94.c).

"he departed ... to Derbe." (Praxeis Apostolon 14:20) [\DERBister\ = \deros\ = \dermat-\ 'skin']

"[Pallant-] Southern [Attike]" (GM @94.d). [now, as for Pallant-, "his own daughter ... stripped off his skin" (DCM, s.v. "Pallas 4").]

"on the lower slopes there are white snakes" (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:21). [snakes are known for their periodic shedding of their skin]

"they returned again to [Lustra]" (Praxeis Apostolon 14:21). [\LUSSeTeR\ 'one that is raging']

"[Pula-]'s son [Skiron]" (GM @94.e). [\SKIRtetikos\ 'skittish, unruly']

"And when ... in [Perge (\pergamion\ = \demion\ 'elected by the people')],

"took refuge with Sarpedon [\sarpe\ = \salpe\, scil. \kalousin\ 'summoned'] ...;

initiating ... into the Mysteries of the Great Goddess [De-meter]["Barley ... sacred to ... Demeter ... was used ... in a sacred drink of the Mysteries." (Th"Demeter -- Estate")]

"Mount Gods['-]granary." (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:21)

they went down into Attalia" (Praxeis Apostolon 14:25). {cf. \ATTAgas\ 'francolin' (a colorful bird)}

and also those of Atthis" (GM @94.f).

"The River Colourful rises here" (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:20).

"thence sailed to [Anti-okheia]" (Praxeis Apostolon 14:26). [\anti-okheuomai\ 'I counteract the custom of begetting' : great goddess Kubele forbidding her devotees from engendring progeny -- a rule imposed by Christians on cloistres]

"kept a certain secret thing safely ..., ... referring to an account of the Mysteries of the Great Goddess" (GM @94.f). {This account would naturally be kept quite secret among the religous clergy if it were grossly contradicting normal social customs.}

"they rehearsed ... how he had opened the door" (Praxeis Apostolon 14:27). [the "door" of release for undesired spirits?]

"expelled wolves [this "expulsion" being a euphemism for \exorcism\?] by the smell of his sacrifices." (GM @94.g)

"not to untie the mouth of his bulging wine-sack" (GM @95.a).

"Mount Leak[-]damp." (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:20)

"to command them to keep the law of Moses." (Praxeis Apostolon 15:5)

"made him swear a solemn oath" (GM @95.b).

"Now therefore why ... put a yoke upon ... the disciples ...? But we believe we shall ... we shall be saved" (Praxeis Apostolon 15:10-11).

"Blast not the hope that friendship hath conceived; but fill its measure high!" (GM @95.c)

"He [Pittheus] ... dedicated an altar to ... goddess Themis." (GM @95.c) [\themi-\ < *\KWHEMI-\ : Skt \KHAMulI 'the aquatic plant Pistia stratiotes']

"The River Soak rises here" (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:19). [aquatic plants flourish while remaining soaking in waterlogged soil]

"will build again the tabernacle of Dabid" (Praxeis Apostolon 15:16).

"the [Mousai]'s sanctuary at [Troizen] was founded by ...

"Men that have hazarded" (Praxeis Apostolon 15:26).

[Ardalos]" (GM @95.c). [\ardalous\ = \eikaious\ 'at random']

"by a river side ... unto the women which resorted thither." (Praxeis Apostolon 16:12)

"his daughter [Aithra] ... waded

across to" where "[Poseidon] overpowered her, and

"Mount Visit[-]bully." (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:19)

"She ["a certain damsel"] ... cried, saying, ... of the most high God" (Praxeis Apostolon 16:17). {She contrived to have the Christian God's name changed to <elyown (Hupsistos 'Most High').}

Aithra subsequently changed the name" (GM @95.d).

"he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself" (Praxeis Apostolon 16:27).

"hiding his sword" (GM @95.e).

"privily?" (Praxeis Apostolon 16:37).

"Meanwhile, [Aithra] must keep silence" (GM @95.e).

"one [KONNiD-] ... acted as his pedagogue." (GM @95.f) [When Conn -- earlier known as \CONDos\ (LIE, s.v. "Conn Ce`adchathach", p. 115a) -- reigned, "the cuckoo's cry was heard" (Ibid., p. 115b).]

"There is ... the yellow-bird." (CM&S, p. 48 3:3:18)

"set all ... on an uproar" (Praxeis Apostolon 17:5). {cf. lion's roar}

"removed his lion-skin and threw it over a stool." (GM @95.g)

"These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also" (Praxeis Apostolon 17:6).

"leading himn to the rock under which [Aigeus] had hidden" (GM @95.h). [This rock was apparently bowl-shaped, and turned upside down in order to conceal the implements underneath its concavity.]

"Silas ... abode there still." (Praxeis Apostolon 17:14)

"son ... of ... [Sulea]" (GM @96.b).

"stood in the midst of Ares's hill" (Praxeis Apostolon 17:22).

"Peri-goune" (GM @96.c). [\gounos\ 'high ground']

"a woman named Damaris." (Praxeis Apostolon 17:34) [\damazein\ 'to make a maiden subject to a husband']

"gave her in marriage to" (GM @96.c).

"came to Korinthos" (Praxeis Apostolon 18:1).

"rededicated the Isthmian Games" (GM @96.e). [these Games were held at Korinthos]

"a giant turtle swam about" (GM @96.f). [a tortoise became a living hero's head (Popol Vuh)]

"Mount Great[-]head." (CM&S, p. 47 3:3:17) [perhaps alluding to enormous Olmec carven-stone portrait-heads]

"named Akulas ['Aquila/Eagle']" (Praxeis Apostolon 18:2).

"the priest ... carries a white parasol" (GM @96.i) -- the parasol used as parachute (GM @96.3).

"There is a bird here which ... has white markings." (CM&S, p. 47 3:3:16)

"Krispos" (Praxeis Apostolon 18:8). [Latin \crispus\ 'in tremulous motion']

"the son of Brankhos" (GM @96.j). [\brankhion\ 'gills (which keep in tremulous motion) of fishes']

"[Polu-PEMON], surnamed [Pro-kroustes], ... had two beds" (GM @96.k). [Skt \PAMAN\ 'scab']

"The River Plump rises here ... to empty into the River Bed." (CM&S, p. 47 3:3:15)

"Gallio [cf. \gallidraga\ 'hairy teasel'] was the deputy

"with his hair neatly plaited" (GM @97.a).

"The River Flea[-]forest rises here" (CM&S, p. 47 3:3:15). {Lice can flourish on a hairy scalp.}

of Akhaia" (Praxeis Apostolon 18:12). [\AKHAIne\ 'brocket, pricket' : cf. deer in dark of moon (acc. al-Beruni)]

"the oxen ... [was] tossed into the air, high above the temple roof." (GM @97.a) {cf. "cow who jumped over the moon"}

"Paulos ... having shorn his hair in Kenkhrea ['millet'] : for he had a vow." (Praxeis Apostolon 18:18)

"the Pneuma Hagion came on them; and they spake ... and prophesied." (Praxeis Apostolon 19:6) [viz., they were drawn to speak with special insight]

"in the celebrated chariot drawn by winged serpents" (GM @97.b). {naga-s (dragons) "are invoked by  practitioners to grant special insight" (BL:"BN")}

"Mount Reptile[-]tail." (CM&S, p. 47 3:3:14)

Maori mt 'Reptile's-tail Sky' Hiku-rani (< *\Siku-lani\), where-atop humanity survived the deluge of Rua-tapu ('Trench Sacred').

"from his body were brought unto the sick ..., and the diseases departed from them" (Praxeis Apostolon 19:12). [these must have been applied to their bodies]

"wolfsbane flourishes on bare rocks" (GM @97.c). {an ointment of this herb, applied to the skin, will induce projection of one's subtle body, exiting out from the material body}

"Mount Tor." (CM&S, p. 47 3:3:13) [\tor\ 'craggy hill' (similar to "bare rocks")]

"saying, We adjure you ... ." (Praxeis Apostolon 19:13) -- "answered and said, ... who are ye?" (19:15) {I.e., would not hearken.}

"will not ... allow any herald ... the words ... ('Hearken ...')" (GM @97.g).

"the man in whom the spirit was leaped on them, and ovecame them" (Praxeis Apostolon 19:16).

"obeyed the Delphic Oracle by sacrificing" (GM @97.h). [In the Delphic Oracle is a divine spirit.]

"brought their books together, and burned them" (Praxeis Apostolon 19:19). {The very existence of these books is deduced via the legendary importation, by Naga-arjuna, of the sacred book Prajn~a-paramita from Naga-loka.}

"fire-breathing monster ... killed ... between the cities of [ProBALINTHos (\problemat-\ 'promontory')] and [Trikorunthos (\trikoruthos\ 'with a triple plume')], ...

{\VAMANa\ is cognate [through nominative neuters in \-r\ construed with \-n-\ in oblique declensional cases] with Latin \VOMER\ ('plough') and with Eireish \FOMOR\, name of entities having only single side of body (LIE, s.v. "Fomho`ire", p. 259b).}

With \-BALInTHos\ cf. Skt \BALI-DHvamsin\ (epithet of Vamana as 'destroyer of Bali'); with \TRIKoRUnthos\ cf. \TRIviKRaMa\ (epithet [related through Skt \-w-\ > \-m-\] of Vamana as taking 'triple step'). Vamana (PE, s.v. "Vamana I.2b", p. 825a) demoted

GAIOs (Praxeis Apostolon 19:29).

[Minos]'s son [Andro-GEOs]." (GM @98.a)


"from the third loft" (Praxeis Apostolon 20:9). [a loft is an elevated flat platform]

"the [Akro-polis (specificly, the Kekropia)]" (GM @98.a). [every city's akro-polis is necessarily flat-topped]

"Mount Flat." (CM&S, p. 47 3:3:12)

Cognate with \Theseus\, \dhatu\ is (in Burma) an alchemic-ritual truncated (flat-topped) cone, enabling one's becoming a vidya-dhara.

"we went ... unto Assos" (Praxeis Apostolon 20:13). [cf.\ASSuteroi\ = \epassuteros\ 'one after another']

"should send ... every nin{e}th year" (GM @98.c).

"neither count I my life dear unto myself" (Praxeis Apostolon 20:24).

"he offered himself as one of the victims" (GM @98.c).

"purchased with his own blood." (Praxeis Apostolon 20:28)

"red ..., dyed in the juice of the kerm-oak berry." (GM @98.d)

"not sparing the flock." (Praxeis Apostolon 20:29)

"bound with white wool." (GM @98.e)

"to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up" (Praxeis Apostolon 20:32).

"told their children fables and heroic tales to hearten them." (GM @98.e)

"And they accompanied him unto the ship." (Praxeis Apostolon 20:38)

"stood as pilot at the prow of the ... ship in which they sailed" (GM @98.f).

"they had all brought ... wives ... : and we kneeled down on the shore" (Praxeis Apostolon 21:5).

"advised [Theseus] to take [Aphrodite] for his ... companion ... on the strand" (GM @98.g).

"had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy." (Praxeis Apostolon 21:9)

"still send virgins to the ... Temple in propitiation of [Apollon]" (GM @98.h).

"brought with them one Mnason" (Praxeis Apostolon 21:16).

"[MiNoS] rode down to the harbour" (GM @98.i).

"Trophimos an Ephesian" (Praxeis Apostolon 21:29).

"he was carrying both the ring and the crown" (GM @98.j). [viz., as trophies]

"forthwith the doors were shut." (Praxeis Apostolon 21:30)

"She must open the entrance door" (GM @98.k).

"commanded him to be carried into the castle." (Praxeis Apostolon 21:34)

"making ... for the innermost recess" (GM @98.k).

"he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people." (Praxeis Apostolon 21:35)

"bound and led in triumph ... to [Athenai]" (GM @98.l).

"leddest out into the wilderness ... murderers?" (Praxeis Apostolon 21:38)

"emerged ... spotted with blood" (GM @98.m).

"they kept the more silence" (Praxeis Apostolon 22:2).

"he reflected on the scandal" (GM @98.n).

"there shone from heaven a great light round about me." (Praxeis Apostolon 22:6)

"in favour of ... [Aigle {'dazzling light'}]" (GM @98.n).

"heard a voice saying ..., why persecutest thou me?" (Praxeis Apostolon 22:7)

"[Dio-nusos], appearing to [Theseus] ..., theateningly demanded ... for himself" (GM @98.n).

"I was in a trance" (Praxeis Apostolon 22:17).

"cast a spell which made him forget" (GM @98.n).

"threw dust into the air" (Praxeis Apostolon 22:23).

"she had deserted her ... motherland." (GM @98.o)

"they bound him with thongs" (Praxeis Apostolon 22:25).

"setting Thetis's crown upon her head" (GM @98.o).

"Bernike" (Praxeis Apostolon 25:23). {cf. constellation COma BeREnices}

"The crown ... later set among the stars as the Corona Borealis, was made ... of ...

"it is hard {gemstones are hard} for thee to kick against the pricks." (Praxeis Apostolon 26:14)

red Indian gems, set in the shape of roses." (GM @98.o) {roses have prickly thorns}

"Aristarkhos" (Praxeis Apostolon 27:2). {cf. Aristarkhos of Samos, who originated the heliocentric theory of the planetary system.}

"three times in succession, she saw him toss the former champion" (GM @98.p). {Is this figurative of thrice tossing out the geocentric hypothesis of the planetary system : by Aristarkhos, by Copernicus, and by Galileo?}

"came unto a place which is called The Fair Havens" (Praxeis Apostolon 27:8).

"packed them off to found a colony" (GM @98.q).

"this voyage will be with hurt and much damage" (Praxeis Apostolon 27:10).

"secretly built warships" (GM @98.r).

"there arose ... a tempestuous wind ... . And ... the ship was caught, and ... we let her drive." (Praxeis Apostolon 27:14-15)

"a violent wind forced the whole fleet out to sea again." (GM @98.s)

"undergirding the ship; ...

"rests on a square base" (GM @98.t).

lest they should fall into the quicksands" (Praxeis Apostolon 27:17). {underlying quicksands are compacted bones of hapless victims}

"compacted horns of countless she-goats killed" (GM @98.u).

"alunite" (CM&S, p. 47 3:3:11). [This mineral is source of alum, inducing contraction (compaction) of body-tissue.]

"there came a viper out of the heat" (Praxeis Apostolon 28:3).

"danced the Crane, which consists of labyrinthine evolutions" (GM @98.u). [These twisting movements could also be described as snake-like.]

"a bird ... which looks like a snake" (CM&S, p. 46 3:3:10).

"And he shook off the beast into the fire" (Praxeis Apostolon 28:5).

"they stew different kinds ... --

"numerous wild yam clumps, and many yellow pepper plants." (CM&S, p. 46 3:3:10) [These vegetables are generally stewed.]

"they had looked a great while" (Praxeis Apostolon 28:6).

to remind their children ... . ...

"Mount Show[-]balls." (CM&S, p. 46 3:3:9)

"teaching those things" (Praxeis Apostolon 28:31).

Fourteen women ... tell fables and ancient myths" (GM @98.w).

"The River Teach rises here" (CM&S, p. 46 3:3:9).