Ovid told us Phaeton’s road leaving, when the Sun has burned the Earth:
“The Earth firstly catches fire in its hills; the heat opens them, and dries up the juices that feed the plants. The dry meadows whiten, the trees burn with their leaves… The cities perish with their walls; the fire consumes and burns forests and mountains, nations and peoples… Lybia, losing all its moisture, becomes a barren land … The Don fumes in the middle of its waves; the Euphrates burns in Babylon, the Ganges, the Phase and the Danube boil; the banks of Sperchios are in flames.
The golden sands of Tagus melt under the heat, and the swans burn.
The Nile, terrified, runs away to the ends of the world… Its seven dry mouths form deep valleys where water no longer flows. The Earth opens up on all sides… The sea shrinks, and what was once the bottom of the ocean becomes nothing more than a plain of arid sands. Mountains previously hidden inside suddenly appear, and increase the number of the Cyclades.” (source)Ovid, Metamorphoses
We can object that Ovid is a poetme too, so what?. The episode he tells us is just a myth, and myth is not history. Except that Plato will show us it is: to the great philosopher, a myth is “the echo of a real event”.
Although this myth will acknowledge historical facts as countless furnaces do have ravaged the planet, the title Son of the Sun is a title too, and it is possible that Phaeton is one of the Sun insiders, since his father Lugh / Apollo himself had received this initiation. Now back to the earth on fire.
This episode seems to describe a singular astral disaster, the passing of a comet or a meteor impact. It can evoke a different kind of global catastrophe of human origin, as a general nuclear war. Apollo as the Son of the Sun, was started by lightning and therefore had full powers, which apparently was not the case of his son Phaeton.
Should we understand that those who came after the Son of the Sun caused a world war that lined the gods before the world of the living? Is this how we should interpret the last ice age, the Würm / Wisconsin, which lasted no less than a hundred thousand years? Famous nuclear winter, in this case!
We were lied a lot, mostly by ignorance. Students are too gullible and teachers, too naive — while blindfolded researchers are groping at random. Who doesn’t know what to seek doesn’t know where to look, and is not likely to find.
Assumption comes before theory, intuition comes before discovery. First you have to know what you are looking for. When you don’t know what to look, you do not know where to look, so you’re not likely to find. The assumption before the theory, the intuition precedes the discovery. If you’re not visionary, forget your science desire.
Formerly in Egypt, a priest said to Solon: “Your country, like ours, tells the story of Phaeton, son of the Sun, who harnessed his father’s chariot, but could not keep it in its usual way, and burned therefore everything on Earth and perished himself struck by lightning. This story looks like a legend, but it is in fact the echo of a real event: the overthrow of the celestial bodies that revolve around the Earth and the destruction of earthly things by a wild fire which occured within long intervals of time.” (source)Plato, Dialogues
An Arrow of Fire in the Sky
The world’s blazing-up is a constant motif in all myths. In the Bible, Psalm 105 evokes ‘a river of fire’ and the Book of Daniel, ‘a blazing torrent’.
Other passages suggest a general blazing that would have occured in a distant past: the Gehenna of fire, the flames of Hell, consuming the whole Earth, maybe the original myth of the Burning Bush.
The Aztecs believed that one of the past ages of humankind, also called Sun, ended with a total furnace.
“At that time, everything was destroyed by a rain of fire falling from the sky and a flood of lava. All houses were burned. The men were turned into birds to survive the disaster.”
According to the Indians from the Pacific coast of North America, ‘the shooting star’ and ‘the arrow of fire’ lit the fire on the Earth: “We could only see a sea of flames; the rocks burned, the ground burned, everything was burning; the smoke rose in columns, in huge curls; the flames, with jets of sparks, rose towards the glowing sky.
The big fire was raging, burning rocks, land, trees, people, burning everything. Then the water rushed, it rushed like a thousand rivers, covered the Earth and extinguished the fire by flowing towards the South. It was raising to the height of mountains.”
The Chinese mythology makes the same description: “During the reign of Yao, they say, occured a miracle: for ten days, the sun did not lie down, the forests burned and the whole country was flooded.” A huge wave, “which rose to heaven”, descended to the Chinese land. “The waters rushed to the assault on high mountains, and the hills were invisible.”
It reminds of the BiblePsalms 104 and 107, cited by Velikovsky: “The waters covered the mountains”, and “waves of the sea raised to heaven.”
Is this how people live? And their kisses follow them as far as removed suns