Auriga rises before Orion, "The Hunter" who may represent either, "Ogmios" or Kernunnos himself ("Ogmios" is the, "child of eloquence" whose utterance is the, "sacred sound" of, "Om" or, "The Pranava" that is the, "Logos"), but knowledge of which-is-which and who-is-who is one of the understandings which has, unfortunately, been lost (at least as far as this author is aware), as Kernnunos is avowedly an, "earth deity" one may speculate that it is the offspring of the goddess not her consort that appears in the stars, however, as the, "reborn child" (who is also, "The Green Man" -whose parallels with Ogmios are obvious because both have, "bindings", which proceed from their mouths, in the case of Ogmios the, "chains of eloquence" which bind man to his will and in the case of the Green Man foliage that also binds man to the will of nature-), does not manifest until after the return of the light and matures during the spring this may be arguable, certainly though, "Arianrhod" is thought to, "correspond (and be manifest as), with" the Hawthorn tree that is central to the, "May Day" Beltayne celebrations*.
All of this does, of course, speak to an oral tradition, precisely that tradition that has been lost. What remains of ancient, "Ogham" (the, "manifest utterances of Ogmios"), in stone is fragmentary at best and much if not all of that which would have been carved in wood has simply rotted away. The Egyptian culture was blessed with papyrus and a climate in which writings could be preserved, the Northern European cultures were not so, "fortunate", however, to denigrate Brythonic culture for an apparent lack of literacy is to severely miss the point (and such a mistake also characterises our subsequent post Roman imperial dealings with indigenous cultures all over the world), for there is much that remains in their racial-memory which marks the British out as a singular and (if you'll excuse the tongue-in-cheeky reference), "weird" people.
So what to do? We can't, "un-rot" the past (although there may be one or two documents lurking in the Vatican archives which might well be of some use), so how on earth (quite literally), do we go about reconstructing a Brythonic ephemeris? Well there's no substitute for hard work folks and one method that suggests itself immediately is to visit all those, "unfashionable" sacred sites (esp. the circles and henges), and make as many observations as possible, this might, however, take a good while for as we know these sites (and as discussed in the previous post sites like them throughout the world), were/are, "predictive texts" and it may, therefore, take many years to unravel their secrets, nevertheless, I see no alternative but to undertake this work as a serious endeavour. We should form a group of enthusiasts who are committed to rediscovering our ancient heritage**.
Arbor Low henge.
*The plot thickens, quote; "Much of the folklore attached to it seems to come from
the fact that the tree is smothered in long branches of early, white
blossom around the time of Beltane – the First of May.
If this seems early and the blossom is not ready – remember that the British calendar was changed and went forward 12 / 13 days in 1752 – trees have long memories and so work to the ancient dates!" Go to: http://www.ecoenchantments.co.uk/myogham_hawthornpage.html
**Nb. To this end it is also necessary both to rediscover and assimilate the ancient Brythonic tongue (after all native languages are particular to their vernacular and their is much that can be appreciated by an understanding of both their grammar and phonetics), to this end I intend to learn Welsh at the earliest possible opportunity (see.. http://members5.boardhost.com/xxxxx/msg/archive/1519292212.html, http://members5.boardhost.com/xxxxx/msg/archive/1519219620.html
& view the archived responses on, "The Lifeboat News"; also see the work of Graham Phillips, go to: http://www.grahamphillips.net/arthur_tomb/arthur_tomb1.html).
Another error made by modern archaeologists is to constantly laud each new discovery concerning the use and, "meaning" of Britain's ancient sites as if each piece of the jig-saw were the last-hurrah regarding such and trumps all the other previously held notions concerning nature and usage, such hubris bespeaks a very blinkered conception; the sites were (and still are in some circles), held to be sacred precisely because they embodied a coming together (literally a, "fusion"), of the forces of creation where, "earth energies" could (with the aid of the enlightened heart and mind), harmonise with the energies of the cosmos to the benefit of all. That such sites should concern themselves with both birth and death is not, therefore, surprising for; "it is by death that life is known", and that such sites should also be places of healing also flows from this notion for it is surely fear of death that most disorders the human spirit. Modern man loves to compartmentalise his existence (which explains the mess we have gotten ourselves into), but to our ancient forebears life and death were all part of the whole and humanity was not separate from its environment, if we are to re-establish this connection in these islands we must commit to a rediscovery of their ancient lore for as discussed in the previous post all our, "groovy" biodynamic permacultures will simply fail to function if we don't understand the mechanics which make the engines of sustainability, "tick".
"Geo" - "Metry" = "Earth/(ground)" - "Measurement" The Pythagorean Brotherhood were, it seems, taught their "spacial-math" by the (for want of a better description), "Brythonic Hyperboreans", .. #AntikytheraMechanism