Even today, mankind is obsessed with what is beyond our planet. Past legends still being talked about till this day fuel the imaginations of millions people inspiring cinema, daily life and religions.
To write and talk about the stars and hevanly bodies are to talk about the realm of the Gods.
The most popular of these mystic planets or stars are Orion, Kolob, Nibiru, Hercolubus, and Planet X. There are striking similarites between these legends, Lets take a journey exploring these Hevenly bodies and can they be backed by modern science?
Orion is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations in the night sky. It was named after Orion, a hunter in Greek mythology.
Its brightest stars are Rigel and Betelgeuse, a blue-white and a red supergiant respectively. Many of the other brighter stars in the constellation are hot, blue supergiant stars. The three stars in the middle of the constellation form an asterism known as Orion's belt. The Orion Nebula is located south of Orion's belt.
The distinctive pattern of Orion has been recognized in numerous cultures around the world, and many myths have been associated with it. It has also been used as a symbol in the modern world.
The Babylonian star catalogues of the Late Bronze Age name Orion "The Heavenly Shepherd" or "True Shepherd of Anu" - Anu being the chief god of the heavenly realms. The Babylonian constellation was sacred to Papshukal and Ninshubur, both minor gods fulfilling the role of 'messenger to the gods'. Papshukal was closely associated with the figure of a walking bird on Babylonian boundary stones, and on the star map the figure of the Rooster was located below and behind the figure of the True Shepherd—both constellations represent the herald of the gods, in his bird and human forms respectively.
The stars of Orion were associated with Osiris, the sun-god of rebirth and afterlife, by the ancient Egyptians.
Orion has also been identified with the Egyptian Pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty called Unas who, according to the Pyramid Texts, became great by eating the flesh of his mortal enemies and then slaying and devouring the gods themselves. This was based on a belief in contagious magic whereby consuming the flesh of great people would bring inheritance of their power.After devouring the gods and absorbing their spirits and powers, Unas journeys through the day and night sky to become the star Sahu, or Orion. The Pyramid Texts also show that the dead Pharaoh was identified with the god Osiris, whose form in the stars was often said to be the constellation Orion.
The Bible mentions Orion three times, naming it "Kesil" (כסיל, meaning literally -a fool). Though, this name perhaps is etymologically connected with "Kislev", the name for the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar, November–December, which, in turn, may derive from the Hebrew root K-S-L as in the words "kesel, kisla" (כֵּסֶל, כִּסְלָה,meaning hope, positiveness and hope for winter rains.References can be found in Job 9:9 ("He is the maker of the Bear and Orion"), Job 38:31 ("Can you loosen Orion`s belt?"), and Amos 5:8 ("He who made the Pleiades and Orion"). In ancient Aram, the constellation was known as Nephîlā′, the Nephilim may have been Orion's descendants.
In Greek, Egyptian, Native American Indian, Ancient Europe, Africa, and parts of asia Orion is always associated with a Hunter.
Many megalithic structures can be found all over the world aligned with Orion and Orions belt. There are striking similarities through out these ancient cultures that contend that Humanity is from Orion, thats where eigther we will ultamately go, or the Gods will retun to us from this location.
Nibiru is a term in the Akkadian language, translating to "crossing" or "point of transition", especially of rivers, or the crossings of ferry-boats. In Babylonian astronomy, Nibiru is a term of the highest point of the ecliptic, like the point of summer solstice, and its associated constellation.
As the highest point in the paths of the planets, Nibiru was considered the seat of the summus deus who pastures the stars like sheep, in Babylon its identified with Marduk. The establishment of the nibiru point is described in tablet 5 of the creation epic Enûma Elišh; “When Marduk fixed the locations of Nibiru, Enlil and Ea in the sky". The Enuma Elish states:
Nibiru is [Marduk's] star, which he made appear in the heavens... The stars of heaven, let him [Nibiru] set their course; let him shepherd all the gods like sheep.
This interpretation of Marduk as the ruler of the cosmos has been suggested by some authors to imply an early monotheist tendency in Babylonian religion.
Nibiru is described more closely on a complete cuneiform tablet.
Nibiru, which is said to have occupied the passageways of heaven and earth, because everyone above and below asks Nibiru if they cannot find the passage. Nibiru is Marduk's star which the gods in heaven caused to be visible. Nibiru stands as a post at the turning point. The others say of Nibiru the post: "The one who crosses the middle of the sea (Tiamat) without calm, may his name be Nibiru, for he takes up the center of it". The path of the stars of the sky should be kept unchanged.
Zecharia Sitchin, an American author of books proposing an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts. Sitchin attributes the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki, which he states was a race of extraterrestrials from a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru. He believed this hypothetical planet of Nibiru to be in an elongated, elliptical orbit in the Earth's own Solar System, asserting that Sumerian mythology reflects this view.
Nibiru is also commonly refered to as the 12th planet and the Winged disc as dipitced in ancient Sumarian texts as well as egyptian cuineoform.
Kolob is a star or planet described in the Mormon scripture. Though Kolob is not mentioned in the Book of Mormon, its reference can be found in the Book of Abraham, which was translated by Joseph Smith from an Egyptian papyrus scroll.
Joseph Smith is said to have gained the power of intrepretation by a visiting Angel or Extraterrestrial being named Moroni.Smith claims that Moroni gave him the Urim and Thumim or Seer Stones which were described as two smooth clear stones in which Smith could translate specific texts. Smith also said that Moroni came from Kolob, in which the being pointed in the sky.
The Book of Abraham was dictated in 1836 by Smith after he purchased a set of Egyptian scrolls that accompanied a mummy exhibition. According to Smith, the scrolls described a vision of Abraham, in which Abraham:
"saw the stars, that they were very great, and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God; ... and the name of the great one is Kolob, because it is near unto me, for I am the Lord thy God: I have set this one to govern all those which belong to the same order as that upon which thou standest."
The Book of Abraham describes a hierarchy of heavenly bodies, including the earth, its moon, and the sun, each with different movements and measurements of time, where at the pinnacle, the slowest-rotating body is Kolob, where one Kolob-day corresponds to 1000 earth-years, with similarities to 2 Peter 3:8 which says "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years". Additional, similar information about Kolob is found in the Kirtland Egyptian Papers, constituting manuscripts in the handwriting of Smith and his scribes.
According to the traditional, literal LDS interpretation of the Book of Abraham, Kolob is an actual star or planet in this universe that is, or is near, the physical throne of God. According to Smith, this star was discovered by Methuselah and Abraham by looking through the Urim and Thummim, a set of seer stones bound into a pair of spectacles.
The Book of Abraham is unclear about Kolob being a star or a planet,
One part of the Book of Abraham states that Abraham "saw the stars ... and that one of them was nearest unto the throne of God; ... and the name of the great one is Kolob.
Thus, Kolob is referred to as a "star". However, the book defines the word Kokaubeam (a transliteration of the Hebrew "כּוֹכָבִים" As refered to in, Genisis 15:5]) as meaning "all the great lights, which were in the firmament of heaven". This would appear to include planets as among the "stars", and apparently, the earth itself as considered to be among these stars.
Hercolubus is a planet first discovered suposidly in the second half of the twentieth century by the medium and possibly Brazilian lawyer Hercilio Maes who lived from (1913-1993).
Herculobus is thought to be in a solar system called Tilo, and that it would be closer to the Earth in the twentieth century prophesied that Herculobus would produce catastrophic event on Earth in apocalyptic end times.
According Rabolú in his book, Hercobulus would have passed through the Earth some 13,000 years ago, destroying the ancient civilization of Atlantis .
Herculobus or Red Planet has aroused curiosity in many followers of the philosophies pertaining to the current New Age , however lacks some scientific basis . Rabolú follower of the doctrine Gnostic touted by the late Samael Aun Weor (Víctor Gómez Rodríguez), argues that the goal of the approaching Red planet, is the assumption that Hercobulus will purify the Earths aura.
Many followers of the doctrines of Gnosticism claim that Colombian Herculobus is known extrasolar planet WASP-5b orbiting the star WASP-5 (in the constellation of the Phoenix ). But the estimated between Earth and this constellation distance is 967 light years , still enormous difference to intended that it is indeed Herculobus.
In recent times, Hercolubus is widely discussed by people on the internet. There has also been asumptions that Hercolobus could actually be a ball of energy headed towards our Sun, and its magnetic field or energy field would also cause casatrophic events here on Earth.
A planet six times more massive than Jupiter has been spotted drifting, cold and alone, eighty light years from Earth. It's a sunless world, and astronomers say it could be the first real example of a free-floating planet to date. But how it got separated from its parent star in the first place remains a mystery.
"We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that looks like this," said lead researcher Michael Liu, of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manao, in a statement.
With no sun to call its own, the planet, which goes by PSO J318.5-22, joins the ranks of a cadre of similarly solitary entities to be discovered in recent years. But while previous free-floating, planet-like bodies, have been notoriously difficult to distinguish from failed stars known as brown dwarfs, the astronomers who discovered PSO J318.5-22 say its identify is unambiguous.
Followup observations led the researchers to conclude that PSO J318.5-22's infrared signature more closely resembled that of a newly formed planet than a brown dwarf's; while its low mass and relative youth, resemble what astronomers typically expect from gas giants orbiting newly formed stars. "It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but is drifting out there all alone," said Liu. "I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.
According to the researchers, there are at least two good reasons to believe PSO J318.5-22 belongs to a collection of young stars called the Beta Pictoris moving group. One: Like PSO J318.5-22, the Beta Pictoris moving group is thought to have formed around 12-million years ago. Two: Beta Pictoris, the star from which the group takes its name, is known to harbor a young gas-giant planet of its own – one that is roughly eight-times as massive as Jupiter.
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