Archosaur on Mar 7 2009, 06:13 PM, said:
Im not quite sure how to interpret your first sentence.....distinction between what exactly?
magical serpents with fantastic augmentation? these are the make-believe ones yes?
dragons - ?
I claim absolutely no ownership over the things im saying. It is not my thesis, and i have no theory on the subject...rather i look at the evidence and how it is recieved by those best qualified to know how to interpret it. All i am doing is demonstrating that current appreciation of the subejct is well informed enough, with adequate evidence, to refute DC's theory.
'dressed up snake totem' ? a slightly dismissive spin on it, again its not my theory that the chinese 'long' (dragon) evolved from one which aquired the attributes of others as their clans were defeated/absorbed. Its just one i find more likely than real living quadrupedal dragons that look nothing like the chinese long....ie DC's dragon model. but that's irrelevent here.
And the big Q looked like DC's dragon did he?
did they really / do they really exist?
apollo and python....yes at delphi....geography is very important to Greek religion.
an older religion focused on what exactly? snake cults yes, but a whole religion?
You and DC appear only ever to see reptiles, there are plenty of other animals and their bodyparts to these myths/traditions.
one is adoration the other is an exchange.
i dont get it ... perhaps you should put it all together to explain.
There is no other way i can see for him to arrive at his conclusions.
How about repeatedly contending that Carians were Greeks?
They didnt speak greek, they spoke luwain. To the greeks they were incomprehensible...apparently.
They worshiped Hittite gods.
Yes there is evidence of Mycenaeans being absorbed...and they were eventually Hellenized.
At the time of DC's coin they were under Persian control.
There is no evidence that they worshiped keto, or witnessed quadrupedal flying ketos at all....or considered the mythical ketos to be quadrupedal and winged.
infact, ive got good reason to believe that the coin does not depict ketos at all.
Rational discussion is why im here.
Edited by lil gremlin, 07 March 2009 - 08:25 PM.