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Divine Chariots

Also see Flying Creatures and Divine Chariots of Yahweh.

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'Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico: Pyramid of Tlahuizcalpanteuctli, bird-man.'

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mythological_objects

Vehicles
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Hieroglyph in the temple at Abydos, Egypt.

* The Flying Throne of Kai Kavus: propelled by an eagle, built by Kai Kavus, a Persian king. He flew it to China.
* Prince Housain’s carpet: from Tangu in Persia.
* Vimanas: Hindu flying machines from Sanskrit epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Before vimanas there were flying chariots, used by gods in the Vedas, such as the Sun and Indra. The flying chariots were usually pulled by horses, sometimes goats.

Boats
* The Argo was the ship of the Argonauts, Greek heroes led by Jason, who traveled in a quest to find the Golden Fleece. Athena is said to have helped plan or build the ship, and its crew were protected by Hera. Inside its prow was a “magical piece of timber from the sacred forest of Dodona,” which talked and prophesied. After the Argonauts finished with the Argo, it is said to have been “translated” into the sky, becoming the constellation Argo Navis. You can read of the Argonauts’ adventures in The Argonautica, written in the 3rd century BCE by poet Apollonius Rhodius.

* The Canoe of Māui, which became the South Island of New Zealand (Māori mythology)
* Skíðblaðnir, a boat owned by Freyr (Norse Mythology)
* Naglfar, a ship made out of fingernails and toenails of the dead. It will set sail during Ragnarök. (Norse Mythology)

Chariots
* The Chariot of the Sun, the fiery chariot driven across the sky by the Greek god Helios
* The Chariot of the Sea, the oceanic chariot teamed by hippocampi and/or dolphins, driven across the sky by the Greek god Poseidon
* The Chariot of Thunder, driven across the sky by Thor and pulled by his two magic goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr (Norse Mythology)
* The Vitthakalai a gold-decorated chariot of Kali according to Ayyavazhi mythology.
* The Chariot of Fire, of the Angels of God who descended to earth, which he used to carry several persons in the Old Testament to heaven.
* The Norse goddess of the sun Sol’s chariot in the sky which is pulled by two horses Arvak and Alsvid; the bright shines of whose manes give off what is seen as the sun’s light.
* The chariot of Dionysus was drawn by panthers, tigers, or centaurs.

* The Canoe of Gluskab, able to expand so it could hold an army or shrink to fit in the palm of your hand. (Abenaki mythology)

Glooscap is also believed to have brought the Mi’kmaq stoneware, knowledge of good and evil, fire, tobacco, fishing nets, and canoes, making him a cultural hero.
members of the Wabanaki Confederacy, consisting of:

* Abenaki
* Penobscot
* Maliseet
* Passamaquoddy
* Mi’kmaq

area referred as the “Dawn land” by many Algonquian-speaking peoples to describe the Eastern region of the North American continent, generally described as being New England in the United States, plus Quebec and the Maritimes in Canada

Glooscap (also spelled Gluskabe, Glooskap, Gluskabi, Kluscap, Kloskomba, or Gluskab) is a mythical culture hero, and “transformer” of the Wabanaki peoples. He is represented as the creator in the Penobscot Indian Nation’s Creation Myth, as transcribed by Joseph Nicola in The Red Man.

He was an important figure for the Abenaki in the United States and Atlantic Canada, including the Passamaquoddy and the Mi’kmaq (Micmac) tribes, both part of the Wabanaki Confederacy.

Glooscap is portrayed in a creator role similar to that of the Ojibwa Nanabozho and the Cree Wisakedjak. His name, Kloskabe, means “Man that came from nothing” or literally, “Man [created] from only speech.”

Later, Glooscap decided to capture the great bird that Tabaldak had placed on a mountain peak, where it generated bad weather in the flapping of its wings. Glooscap caught the eagle and bound its wings and the winds ceased. Soon, the air was so hot and heavy that Glooscap could not breathe, so he loosened the bird’s wings, just enough to generate enough weather so that humanity could live.

Modern Abenaki believe that Glooscap is very angry at the white people for not obeying the rules he set down.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maruts “In Hinduism the Maruts (Sanskrit: ____), also known as the Marutgana and sometimes identified with Rudras, are storm deities and sons of Rudra and Diti and attendants of Indra.”

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One of the Maruts. These Hindu storm gods number from two to 180 depending on the story. They are extremely warlike, with lightning, thunderbolts, and iron teeth. They roar like lions as their fiery red horses pull their golden chariots through the skies.

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Plate depicting Cybele (the Anatolian Earth Mother), a votive sacrifice, and the sun God. From Ai Khanoum, Afghanistan, 2nd century BCE.

Southeastern Ceremonial Complex, USA, 'birds-arrows.'

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Buddha's halo with an inscription of the 7th year of Yeonggang, South Korea.

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Mahadewa, a manifestation of the god Shiva, rides a naga (serpent) with a rod in his hand. Mahadewa is associated with Bali's highest mountain, Gunung Agung.

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Petroglyph at Cottonwood Canyon, Arizona.

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Mesopotamian cylinder seal and imprint. On bottom, cult scenes—five characters go towards a pyramid-shaped building; on top, the god-ship. Circa 2600–2340 BCE.

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Cylinder seal and impression: the god-ship. Seal found in Mari, Syria; circa 2500-2400 BCE.

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Four Wizards and Longevity God, by Shang Xi, 15th century, Chinese.

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Petroglyphs on 'Newspaper Rock' near Moab, Utah.

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Petroglyphs on a Bishop Tuff tableland, eastern California, USA.

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Rama being welcomed back to Ayodhya. He is also shown flying in the celestial flying machine, the Pushpak Vimana.

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushpaka_Vimana#Ramayana

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Fragment of Sumerian victory stele, showing vultures, circa 2450 BCE.

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The Chariot of the Sun is being pursued by wolves, W.G. Collingwood, 1908.

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The Wolves Pursuing Sol and Mani, by John Charles Dollman, 1909.

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The Flying Carpet, depiction of Russian folklore hero Ivan Tsarevich, by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1880.

“There is evidence that [ET] bases have existed in NA, SA (esp. Peru), the Arctic and Antarctic from very ancient times.” Eibp

[Sumerian Flying Chariots]

Ba‘albek platform Agrest

[Indian Flying Chariots]

[Vimanas/Vehicles]

The predecessors of the flying vimanas of the Sanskrit epics are the flying chariots employed by various gods in the Vedas: the Sun (see Sun chariot) and Indra and several other Vedic deities are transported by flying wheeled chariots pulled by animals, usually horses (but the Vedic god Pksan‘s chariot is pulled by goats, as is that of Norse Thor).

Sanskrit and Pali texts (most older than the OT) are “loaded with references to flying disks and weaponry” that seems modern. Rigveda, Bhagatava Purana, and the Yarjurveda “all speak of flying machines” Also, Mahabharata and Ramayana mention various aircraft, include. “two stories and many chambers with windows….” The Vaimanika sustra “discusses the size and most important parts of the various types of flying machines.” eibp

“The Amaranganas Utradhara explains design types, engines, fuels and controls. The Samarangana Sutradhara offers many pages that describe the process and principles of building such craft.” “By means of these machines, human beings can fly in the air and heavenly beings can come down to Earth.” Eibp

“In the Mausala Parva, the Vrishnis and Andhakas races, we are told, were ‘consumed int oashes’ by a weapon so powerful the king caused it to be destroyed, ‘reduced to a fine powder’.”

More spacecraft refs in the Samaptakabadha, Drona Parva, and Karna Parva, and Ghatotrachabadma, Badha Parva, Budhasvamin, Brihat Katha, Shlokasamgraha, B oital pachis, Parchatantra.

Samarangana Sutradhara
is an encyclopedic work on classical Indian architecture (Vastu Shastra) written by Paramara King Bhoja of Dhar (1000-1055 AD).

In 83 chapters, subjects treated are town planning, house architecture, temple architecture and sculptural arts together with Mudras (the different hand poses and the poses of the body as well as the postures of legs), the canons of painting, and a chapter on the art of mechanical contrivances, the yantras (chapter 31).

This chapter on yantras has attracted the attention of pseudoscience and ufology in particular.[1] Verses 95-100 mentions bird-shaped aerial cars (Vimanas), and verses 101-107 mention a sort of robots acting as guards.

Check these texts:

samara… “Strong and durable must the body of the Vimana be made, like a great flying bird of light material. Inside one must put the mercury engine with its iron heating apparatus underneath. By means of the power latent in the mecrcury which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky. The movements of the Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend, vertically descend, move slanting forwards and backwards. With the help of the machines human beings can fly in the air and heavenly beings can come down to earth.”

The Hakatha (Laws of the Babylonians) states quite unambiguously: “The privilege of operating a flying machine is great. The knowledge of flight is among the most ancient of our inheritances. A gift from ‘those from upon high’. We received it from them as a means of saving many lives.”

Tournament of the Gods

Excerpts from the Mahabharata, http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/extra/bl-mahabharata1.htm

MAHABHARATA: CONDENSED INTO ENGLISH VERSE
By Romesh C. Dutt (1899)
THE EPIC OF THE BHARATAS
BOOK I: ASTRA DARSANA
I
THE GATHERING
(The Tournament)Mounted on their glittering mansions where the tints harmonious blend,
As, on Meru’s golden mountain, queens of heavenly gods ascend!

And the people of the city, Brahmans, Vaisvas, Kshatras bold,
Men from stall and loom and anvil gathered thick, the young and old,

And arose the sound of trumpet and the surging people’s cry.
Like the voice of angry ocean, tempest-lashed, sublime and high!

II
THE PRINCES
Gauntleted and jewel-girdled, now the warlike princes came,
With their stately bows and quivers, and their swords like wreaths of flame,

Each behind his elder stepping, good Yudhishthir first of all,
Each his wondrous skill displaying held the silent crowds in thrall.

And the men in admiration marked them with a joyful eye,
Or by sudden panic stricken stooped to let the arrow fly!

Mounted on their rapid coursers oft the princes proved their aim,
Racing, hit the target with arrows lettered with their royal name,

With their glinting sunlit weapons shone the youths sublime and high,
More than mortals seemed the princes, bright Gandharvas of the sky!

Shouts of joy the people uttered as by sudden impulse driven.
Mingled voice of tens of thousands struck the pealing vault of heaven.

Still the princes shook their weapons, drove the deep resounding car,
Or on steed or tusker mounted waged the glorious mimic war!

Mighty sword and ample buckler, ponderous mace the princes wield,
Brightly gleam their lightning rapiers as they range the listed field,

Brave and fearless is their action, and their movement quick and light
Skilled and true the thrust and parry of their weapons flaming bright!

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A drawing of the carved sarcophagus lid of K'inich Janaab' Pakal, Mayan ruler of Palenque, found in the Temple of the Inscriptions. Click image to enlarge.

[see Man in Serpent]

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The 'Eye of God,' ancient engraving in rock, Israel.

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Southeastern Ceremonial Complex, USA, 'fighting-eagles.'

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Southeastern Ceremonial Complex, USA, 'key-maces.'

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Mace, circa 1000 CE, from the Washington State Park Rock Art Site, Missouri.

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More maces from Washington State Park Rock Art Site, Missouri.

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Voyage Through the Impossible, 1904, Méliès.

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The Pushpak Aircraft, by Balasaheb Pandit Pant Pratinidhi, 1916.

Vimanas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushpaka_Vimana#Ramayana a chariot of the gods, any mythical self-moving aerial car (sometimes serving as a seat or throne, sometimes self-moving and carrying its occupant through the air; other descriptions make the Vimana more like a house or palace, and one kind is said to be seven storeys high.

Pushpaka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushpaka_Vimana#Ramayana In the Ramayana, the pushpaka (“flowery”) vimana of Ravana is described as follows:

“The Pushpaka chariot that resembles the Sun and belongs to my brother was brought by the powerful Ravana; that aerial and excellent chariot going everywhere at will …. that chariot resembling a bright cloud in the sky … and the King [Rama] got in, and the excellent chariot at the command of the Raghira, rose up into the higher atmosphere.'”[3]

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