I was watching the sun set behind some hills, there were trees between the hills and where I was standing, so the sunlight was diffused as it passed through the branches and leaves.
I saw what looked like a second sun above the normal sun. It was a disk smaller than the sun but very clear to see.
I asked Khris Krepcik (www.thehoodedsage.com) if he could see it and he said he could. We watched the second sun for quite a few minutes. Then the light changed and we couldn’t see the second sun in the glare.
In 1999 I wrote the lyrics of a song sung by children called, “The Song of the Innocence”, Larry Hogan and David Lord did the music. The children sing of a pole shift saying,
“Two suns high in the East, Snake bites Coma Berenice.”
The reference to the snake and Coma Berenice is a way of saying the stars have changed positions.
People say planet X (Nibiru) is approaching I reckon it is here. The Eskimos say the Arctic sun has moved position. Meanwhile in 2011 I saw visions of high waters every few days for a year. A week or so ago the high water visions came back. If the poles shift the seas would rise and the rivers would flood. Stuart Wilde
The Story of Berenice (www.constellatonsofwords.com)
The constellation, Coma Berenices, refers to a classical story concerning the hair of Berenice II, the wife of Ptolemy Soter III of Egypt. Berenice had beautiful long amber-colored hair. Ptolemy was away at war against the Assyrians, and Berenice was worried. She asked the royal oracle, Conon, what to do [his story here]. Conon advised the queen to offer her hair to Aphrodite for the safe return of her husband. After weeks of waiting and tension Ptolemy returned safe and sound. The nation rejoiced but when Berenice told Ptolemy about her promise to sacrifice her hair, Ptolemy was very upset because it was the crowning glory of his queen; and it had the admiration of the nation, and it gave inspiration to the poets. Nothing, however, would change Berenice’s mind. She went to the temple where her beautiful locks were cut off and laid on the altar by the priests.
The next day when the king went to the temple to have a look at his wife’s hair, he was furious to find the hair had been stolen. He summoned the priests and would have put them to death then and there had not the court astrologer Conon, intervened: “No, no, your majesty, do not blame the priests, it is not their fault, wait until it is dark and I will show you where your wife’s hair is”.
So when day turned into night the astronomer took the king to look at the night sky “Look! Dost thou not see the clustered curls of thy queen, too beautiful for a single temple to possess, placed there by the gods for all the world to see? Look! They glitter like a woven net, as golden as they were on Berenice’s head”.
And there, between Canes Venatici, Bootes, Leo and Virgo, twinkled a mass of very faint stars. The astronomer declared that Jupiter had descended from Heaven the night before to take the golden locks up to the heavens where they could be admired by the whole world, not only by one nation. The king was satisfied with this explanation and Berenice was delighted that Venus had so honored her. [The New Patterns in the Sky, Julius D.W. Staal 1988, p.149].
The coma of Coma Berenices is the Latin word for ‘hair of the head’ and comes from Greek kome, ‘hair of the head’, or ‘cloud around head of a comet’, the word coma is related to comet ‘a long-haired star’; “with no apparent cognates in other languages” .
There were four queens of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty named Berenice , and this constellation refers to Berenike 11, or Berenice 11. The name Berenike is the Macedonian variant of Greek Pherenike, which literally means ‘carrying off victory’, from Greek pherein, ‘to bring, carry’, and nike, ‘victory’. The Berenices in Coma Berenices is from Greek *beronikhe, bernikhi, from the Lybian town Berenike, Berenice (near Bengasi), where varnish was first used. The town was named after this particular queen, Berenike 11. The city was later given the name Hesperides, in reference to the Hesperides, the guardians of the mythic western paradise .
Berenice is related to the Latin name Veronica.
“Aristotle uses kome, the Greek word for ‘hair of the head,’ to mean ‘luminous tail of a comet.’ Aristotle then uses the derived word kometes, ‘wearing long hair,’ as a noun meaning ‘comet.’ The Greek word was adopted into Latin as cometes, which was refashioned in Late Latin and given the form cometa, furnishing Old English with cometa, the earliest English ancestor of our word comet” [AHD].
“’Long hair’ (comae) in the strict sense of the word is hair that has not been cut, and it is a Greek word, for the Greeks call long hair caimos, from being cut, whence they also say keirein for shearing. From this curls (cirrus) derive their name as well, which the Greeks call mallos” [The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, 7th century AD, p.
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