OSIRIS-REx and OSIRIS-APEX are acronyms, and each letter or combination of letters relates to part of the respective projects:O – OriginsSI – Spectral InterpretationRI – Resource IdentificationS – SecurityREx – Regolith ExplorerAPEX – Apophis Explorer
Bennu is an ancient Egyptian deity linked with the Sun, creation, and rebirth. He may have been the original inspiration for the phoenix legends that developed in Greek mythology.According to Egyptian mythology, Bennu was a self-created being said to have played a role in the creation of the world. He was said to be the ba (personality component of the soul) of the sun deity Ra, and to have enabled the creative actions of Atum. The deity was said to have flown over the waters of Nun that existed before creation, landing on a rock and issuing a call that determined the nature of creation. He was also a symbol of rebirth and, therefore, was associated with Osiris.Some of the titles of Bennu were "He Who Came Into Being by Himself", and "Lord of Jubilees"; the latter epithet referring to the belief that Bennu periodically renewed himself like the sun was thought to do. His name is related to the Egyptian verb wbn, meaning "to rise in brilliance" or "to shine".
The protagonists Tiamat and Nibiru (which the Babylonians renamed "Marduk" in honor of their national god), I wrote, were not allegorical or mythical celestial gods but actual planets -- one (Tiamat) that existed between Mars and Jupiter, the other (Nibiru/Marduk) an, invader from outer space that, passing by our solar system and pulled in by the system's gravitational pull, ended up colliding with Tiamat.
In this Celestial Battle (as the ancient text names the catastrophic event), Tiamat broke up; one half of her was thrust into a new orbit to become Earth; the other half was smashed in an infernal collision to become the “Hammered Out Bracelet” (which we call the Asteroid Belt).
In Mesopotamian religion, Tiamat is a primordial goddess of the sea, mating with Abzû, the god of the groundwater, to produce younger gods. She is the symbol of the chaos of primordial creation. She is referred to as a woman and described as "the glistening one".
The International Astronomical Union has formally named celestial body 2013 TF-19 “Fraser” in honour of former Cocteau Twins vocalist Elizabeth Fraser.“Fraser” is classified as a “main belt” asteroid, and was first discovered on 31 August 2013 by astronomers M. Kusiak and M. Żołnowski working from an observatory in Italy.As for how such objects are named, according to the IAU, “when the first images of the surface of a planet or satellite are obtained, themes for naming features are chosen and names of a few important features are proposed, usually by members of the appropriate IAU task group.”Come to think of it, Cocteau Twins’ music makes a nice accompaniment to stargazing.No statement has yet been forthcoming from Elizabeth, but the announcement has been widely celebrated among fans.
I knew straight away that we were in for a rough ride as soon as I heard the Sibyl was singing again, having over forty years of evidence - including some of the hairiest events of the Cold War - and a few thousand years of literature to back me up.And I suspected we were on the cusp of something bigger and more serious than the usual kind of crisis, something that would have profound and lasting implications for the entire world.And it wasn't even 24 hours before that suspicion was confirmed, and then some.
I mean, I figured it was something big, but I wasn't expecting World War Three. And make no mistake - that's precisely what we're looking at now.
Of course, this just follows a long standing pattern, again dating back four decades:
November 7, 1983: Cocteau Twins release Sunburst and Snowblind the same day NATO troops launch the Able Archer war-games, bringing world to the brink of nuclear war.
Hydra was identified as far back as ancient Sumer, where it was named after the primordial salt-water dragon goddess, Tiamat. In the myth, Tiamat slaughters the inhabitants of Earth, her offspring with Abzu/Apsu, the primordial god of fresh water, after they had slain her beloved.
As myth and time progressed, she was usurped by the storm god Marduk, who overthrew the queen to gain divine regency amongst the Mesopotamian pantheons.
9/23/2017: Twin months after (Leo) John Grant and (Virgo) Elizabeth Fraser appear at Royal Albert Hall, the great alignment of Revelation 12 occurs in Leo and Virgo.
Here's the passage in question, just in case you're not well-versed in John's Apocalypse:
Revelation 12:1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
• Elizabeth cries out as if in pain at precisely 2:39 in the official video for "Pearly Dewdrops' Drops," filmed outside at Windsor Great Park and inside a former Christian chapel at Virginia (Virgo) Waters.
• 23/9 is European notation for September 23.• Pearls and dewdrops are both repeatedly identified with Heaven in the Bible
14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.
15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
We know the serpent's connection to the stars, but is there a serpent connection to the Sibyl?
Well, aside from "Serpentskirt," there may be. I think it might have some relation to a series of unfortunate events in her younger days. Can't say for sure, so don't quote me on that.
I'll leave you with this message until we pick up this thread of the stars, serpents, and Sibylline Oracles again.
TO BE CONTINUED
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