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Even though what really happened in the ancient times has been buried under a mountain of falsity that is called by this site modern mythology, the larger pattern is prominent and the evidence abounds in certain fields of intellectual activity including the arts. The most pertinent fields along with geology and archaeology are the study of ancient mythology and sociology, the study of ancient rites and ceremonies, architecture and monuments, the study of the effects upon etymology and linguistic patterns, ancient religion, and especially the study of petrographs and petroglyphs known more commonly as rock art. A hard won yet decent reconstruction has been done by a few scholars and scientists in conviction that have banded and worked together for over 35 years. The following is the tersest synopsis of what we call the Saturnian reconstruction of ancient times.
Saturn as the Chief or Most High God
Why do you think that all ancient cultures worshipped Saturn as god? At least one popular modern Bible version has Moloch identified in a footnote as the planet called by the Romans, Saturn. Enough astute mythologists have identified Saturn as the chief god of various ancient cultures to be convincing. These include Brahma, Ra, Surya, Shamash, Kronos, El, Raphael, Thor, Huang Ti, Chemosh, and a host of others including those of the American continents. Why did ancient cultures develop the seven day week and assign and dedicate one as holy called Saturn's day or the Sabbath?
Rome was first known as "Saturnia" and the first temple built was the temple of Saturn. Latine was known as the land of Saturn. When you visit Rome you will be immersed in Saturnian imagery and symbolism. When you visit the Square of St. Peters Cathedral, you will be able to buy a small inexpensive statue of Moses with horns. Moses with horns? Well, yes. Moses is a Saturnian figure and the horns represent the great Saturnian crescent.
Although he did misidentify some planet god identities and his thinking was too narrow and restrictive, in his book The Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop adequately showed that much of Christianity was based on Saturn worship. What he did not realize is that much of the extant religion and the paradigm of god were carried over from ancient planet worship mythology.
Saturn as the Visible Presence of God in the Sky
As best we can reconstruct, the original Saturn system was a small sun-planetary one drifting through space outside of the Solar System. Earth and Mars were planets orbiting around the ancient dim red dwarf star Saturn, orbiting within the star's larger glow event horizon or sphere of very diffuse plasma. In this environment the amount of light coming from all directions was uniform and the temperature and climate were essentially benevolent and invariable. There were no day or night, nor seasons or time periods, and the denizens of the earth could not see anything from the earth except their dim sun. Unlike what comes from our current sun, the radiant energy coming from this ancient sun was not overly energetic, and the entire environment was Edenic and benign, a better life supporting one. See The Golden Age. Saturn was thought of as "the deep" because it was the farthest removed thing that could be viewed. The face of the huge globe was considered to be without form, and void compared to the later dramatic view generated by Mars and Venus pulling in between the Earth and the Saturn background.
When this tripartite system drifted in on the energy supplying Birkeland current into the sphere of influence of the Solar System it hit a plasma double layer called the heliopause. This sent a charge differential shock to the system, and Saturn now with too much charge to be stable flared up and fissioned out what is now the newborn highly-charged planet Venus. Because of electrical forces accelerating the system it now came into a polar alignment as it spiraled further into the Solar System toward the plane of the ecliptic with a helical inward trajectory that would intersect the plane very close to the orbit of Jupiter. The four planets were now inside a glowing plasma sheath, and the view from Earth toward the north was a reddish Mars seen against a glowing blue-green Venus against the golden globe of Saturn, all within a florescent tunnel or cocoon. See The Polar Sun.
This new arrangement was a visually stunning one, huge in the sky, awe inspiring, and dominated everything else that could be seen. The alignment constantly overhead in the north now resembled a huge eye in the sky, and that was interpreted to be the eye of god, the visible presence of god. The alignment also could be compared to a wheel or a wheel within a wheel, and it was also thought to be the cosmic breast and the cosmic egg. This arrangement also set up for the first time a celestial system for demarcating cyclical duration periods, because the significantly more brilliant sun shining at an angle from behind Saturn produced a bright crescent. The rotation of the earth produced an apparent rotation of the crescent and a bright and dim part of the cycle known as the morning and the evening. There was no night time as we know it now with its inky darkness and lack of visibility.
Saturn as the Ancient Sun During the Golden Age
Why do you think that Johnathan Swift wrote in one of his poems, "When Saturn ruled the sky alone, that golden age of gold unknown"? It was because he largely knew about the ancient experience. The Greek Helios and the Roman Sol were initially terms for the ancient sun god Saturn before that sun was replaced by the one we have today and the titles were reapplied to the newly prominent orb. Along with a plethora of other supporting accounts for the above scenario, the ancients remember the time of the first, best sun. See The Saturn Myth.
Saturn as the Creator of Time and Time Keeping
Before the entrance of the Saturnian system into the Solar system, which inaugurated the latter stage of the golden age, humans experienced an ancient timeless era when there were no visible celestial cycles that would produce either seasons and years or lesser cycles of time keeping such as days and months. Upon this entrance and capture by the solar system, the three planets known as the Trimurti, the basis of the Trinity mythology, lined up into a configuration−structured by electrical forces−that produced the astounding and dramatic cycles of dimness and brightness known as evenings and mornings. Since Saturn was the visible background and the cycles were in sync with the revolving crescent on the face of the planet, Saturn was known as the god of time or timekeeping. The Genesis account in the Bible is not one of the creation of the larger universe, but one concerning the creation of the new age of time cycles presided over or effected by Saturn and its crescent−turning daily in the sky−from the sun shining behind Saturn at an angle to the alignment. The Greek name of Chronos became the root for many of our words relating to time.
The End Time of the Golden Age
During the thousands of years of spiraling in toward the ecliptic plane from the heliopause, the four planet polar alignment became increasingly unstable, and the two planets between Earth and Saturn began to oscillate along the axis of the system, and later to engage in lateral movement as well. Venus, the most highly charged orb of the four, coming in toward Saturn would discharge with two, then three, then four, then eight, then sixteen plasma streamers arcing out and back to the ancient sun. As the discharge increased the number of streamers necessary to carry the current increased, and the radiant light and energetic glory increased to the point of mankind having to seek shelter from the UV radiation. No one could stand in the visible presence of god's full glory.
The Breakup of the Polar Alignment
When the polar alignment, encapsulated within its glowing plasma sheath, spiraled in and intersected the plane of the ecliptic close to Jupiter's orbit, Jupiter appeared and replaced Saturn. For a time there was a new "rejuvenated" age before this congregation of planets finally broke up. This left the involved planets, captured more or less in the ecliptic plane, to find new elliptical orbits around the "new" sun, our solar star.
The Great Catastrophe
The final breakup of the Saturnian alignment system involved the collapse of the icy polar column pulled up from earth. The material in this column was mostly frozen water that was close in temperature to absolute 0 Kelvin because it had radiated most of its heat away while being in space between earth and Mars. This rather sudden collapse cause massive waves and floods in the Northern hemisphere, and is rememberd in most cultures as the deluge or great catastrophe.