samedi 12 mai 2012
Just a new glance from Zeus : Athena is coming at his vanguard with Alexander !
by Jean-Jacques COURTEY, Doctor in Economic Geography, Ph.D
For so long centuries now Zeus (Jupiter) had disappeared from the mind of human beings, and unhappily from Greeks - or Romans'one. His temples are at ruin and his religion almost totally disappeared.
Zeus (Jupiter) was sharing his time in between the Olympus mount and the Hesperids' garden (the Greek equivalent of the garden of Eden in an opposite view, without original sin).
He was invisibly present in Olympia (Peloponnese, Greece) on last thursday when vestals took the flame for the next Olympic Games in London (UK) by july 27th till august 12th 2012.
But something unexpected happened this very time : one of the pretty vestal couldn't help crying at the sad destiny of Greece. And she even invocated him in an approximative Hesiodic way.
It echoed in his mind the very old hymn to Zeus written by the stoician Cleanthes from the Pontic Area (ca. 300 - 220 BC) :
" O God most glorious, called by many a name, nature's great king, through endless years the same ;
omnipotence who by your just decree controls all, hail, Zeus, for unto you Must your creatures in all lands call..."
The young woman was in tears and she dropped without realizing one on his right foot, reviving suddenly his old body.
It moved him very much, and erased over immediately the mixed feeling he had about human beings, made of love and bitterness.
It's the kind of sign he was just waiting to do something to help. For the first time, he doesn't feel anymore rejected and abandoned by a human creature, and that's something. So then, he has decided to send his cherished daughter Athena, foundress and protectress of Athens at his vanguard. She is in the company of the soul of "his son" Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC), who once said he wanted to revive on Earth.
A famous dialog quoted by Lucan with his pilot on Indus river, Onesicritus, is recalling his strong wish for the newly coming time.
Again events are accelerating dramatically under Fortuna's fatum strange guidance.
The situation of Greece is quite newly intertwinned with the destiny of the US top bank JP Morgan Chase, which invented the controversial CDS (Credit Default Swaps) in 1994, and announced on last thursday fatefully a minimum loss of 2 billion dollars by a new gambler French trader (nicknamed "the whale") at his London branch. The latter played an hazardous game on the CDS derived market and lost. This is provoking upheavals on Wall Street and world stock exchanges like Tokyo and Paris.
JP Morgan Chase (JP Morgan + the ex-Chase Manhattan Bank of Rockfeller) are summarizing by themselves the Fed birth and history, from the secret agreement of Jekyll island (1910) and its following official creation in 1913... till now, one century after.
It seems anew human beings destiny is in the hands of the three Moirai or "Aportioners" (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos) of the Hesperids' garden with its golden apples.
Athena (Minerva) is certainly the most mysterious Goddess of the Greek-Roman mythology.
The way she was born near lake Tritonis - most probably the one located in Libya - was unusual. Called "Tritogeneia" (born of Trito, geographically), her mere existence was alike. This African lake is also connected to the Libyan Amazons' history and Myrina their queen who conquered the mythical Atlantis, and finally gave it back its freedom.
Exclusive Defendress of Men, Athena was the most masculine of Virgins : she liked to be amongst them, and Ulysses is famous to have been under her strong protection...against women like Medea or Calypso.
Daughter of Zeus (Jupiter) and Metis (Intelligence), she got out of the head of her father literally, after the intervention of God Hephaistos (Vulcan) to open it. As a matter of fact Zeus had swallowed Metis in order to prevent a bad prophecy involving the end of his reign.
Athena (Minerva) was the beautiful but sensitive Goddess of Wiseness and Reason... and somewhat War.
Everybody knows the result of prince Paris' bad choice for beauty contest, between her and Aphrodite (Venus) in the bursting out of the Trojan War (XIIIIth century BC).
Zeus (Jupiter) was proud and fond of her. And sometimes, he was lending her his own weapons like Thunder and Flash. She wore an helmet, carried the Aegis on her breast, and bore on this goat-skin armor coming from Amalthea the horrible Gorgon face of Medusa. So then she was able to petrify enemies, while sheltering the snake of wiseness.
She is famous for having presided at the foundation of the city of Athens (derived from her name), after a contest with the God of Sea, Poseidon (Neptun), by choosing the winning symbol of olive tree in front of white horse.
In this Greek-Roman mythological variation, we intend to show alternative ways to take on account and interprete fateful actual events.
The present era we are still living in, was introduced effectively by Alexander the Great who expanded to the whole world the Greek historicity through his still marking conquests.
The new glance of Zeus, the intervention of Athena and the symbolic resurrection of Alexander the Great's soul - as himself deeply wished according to Lucan -, are opening a new era. If Greece was at the origin of the previous one, it seems it will announce also the new Western/Asian era on an original fashion.
"I begin to sing of Pallas Athene, the glorious goddess bright-eyed, inventive, unbending of heart, pure virgin, savior of cities, courageous, Tritogeneia. From his awful head wise Zeus himself bore her arrayed in warlike arms of flashing gold, and awe seized all the gods as they gazed. But Athena sprang quickly from the immortal head, and stood before Zeus who holds the aegis, shaking a sharp spear..." [Homeric hymn to Athena, VIIIth century BC]