Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Convergence on Northern Europe

Roughly how many correlations are there between northern Europe and the Voynich manuscript, an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system whose pages have been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438)?

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1. Lizard of the underworld myth

The function of a Heavenly Mother of the female deity standing on a lizard-like animal is marked by solar symbols – it may be a circle on her forehead or an additional female mask above her head, and sometimes even a mask on her chest. From FOREST MYTHS: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF IDEOLOGIES BEFORE ST. STEFAN by Pavel F. Limerov.
I have observed a connection with fertility in the case of the lizard motif (e.g. Figures 48, 51–52). This fits to the explanation according to which lizard symbolised Earth and the under-world, the world of the dead.  From: THE PERMIAN ANIMAL STYLE, Editors Mare Kõiva & Andres Kuperjanov & Väino Poikalainen & Enn Ernits.
2. Female sun
The Goddess Mother may have also functioned as a solar deity, and possessed an epithet Shondi Mam ‘the Solar Mother’ (cf. the Udmurt Shundy Mumy ‘Sun-Mother’) as sun is one of the symbols of heavenly and underworld fertility. From FOREST MYTHS: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF IDEOLOGIES BEFORE ST. STEFAN by Pavel F. Limerov.
3. Heliocentric star charts resembling brooches

4. Kolovrat – swirled star

5. Head-dresses

6. Spa/Sauna/Banya

7. Held objects: torcs and Seidr staff

8. Folk art motifs similar to those found in Karelia and elsewhere in N. Europe

9. Seasonal calendar and the Wheel of the Year

10. Buildings with north-European cupolas and roofs

11. Design reminiscent of Sami shamanic drum

12. Plants from north hemisphere
Bog rosemary, only found in bogs in cold peat-accumulating areas
    And Pedicularis flammea found mostly in subarctic regions

13. 14 points on map corresponding to Sortavala

14. Complexion and build of the women

15. Transcription Alphabet - The 90 words and names I have gleaned using this transcription alphabet point to constructions of a Finno-Ugric origin with Norse and Slavic influences. (Below is apai, aunt in Udmurt)

16. Rain/water/fertility rituals in northern European folk traditions as documented by Sir James Frazer

17. A plausible, missing piece of provenance tying the manuscript to recorded history

18. Treenware

19. Mention in Legend and History

20. Architecture

21. Norse words used throughout manuscript: eller, kor, ella, som, alla
22. Consonant gradation

23, Norse runic glyphs

24. A location with the geographic features depicted in the Voynich manuscript: marble caverns with extremely green water

25. A pronounced absence of symbolism that would indicate any other culture.

26. Labels on herbal jars include a base, a fertility booster, a wound salve, and a medicine for liver. Also, the herbs in the jars, are being identified.

These various elements within the Voynich manuscript all converge on northern Europe as being the origin.

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