Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stones with Altars at Maes Howe and in Izapa, Mexico

Steal 25 in Izapa Mexico, Red Macaw on a Medicine Staff. Steal 1 in Izapa Mexico - the Storm Bringer. Steal 67 from Izapa Mexico - the Diety as the Rising Sun. Altar 3 in Izapa Mexico. Takalik Abaj stela with altar, Guatemala. Maes Howe standing stones with altar. Stela 1 the Storm Bringer with altar in Izapa Mexico, compare to the twin stones pointing to Maes Howe above. Viking dragon. The Maes Howe drawing. Maes Howe was called "Orkahaugr" mound by the Vikings. The "Orkneyjar" and the "Orkneyinga Saga" tell of adventures in Orkney. Maes Howe was opened in 1861, 800 years before that, the Vikings made their runic inscriptions inside.

The Viking Graffiti Runes of Orkney in Maes Howe.

Maes Howe at the winter solstice. There are runic inscriptions and drawings on all four walls of Maes Howe. " Viking graffiti inside the Maes Howe Chambered tomb on the Orkney Mainland. The graffiti itself has a familiar ring to it, being the sort of comment you would expect to find scrawled in a modern public convenience. The lettering itself is from the Younger Futhark, but a mixture of long-branch and short-twig forms. Maeshowe is the neat version of the lettering. Orkahaug is a much rougher version of the same lettering, designed to look as if it has been scratched into stone. "Orkahaug" is the Viking name for Maes Howe." The Westray stone. Maes Howe runes in silver.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Shepherds of Orkadia in Orkney, Scotland

Maeshowe, Orkney's finest chambered cairn. Maeshowe was built in the Neolithic period. Constructed on a platform of leveled ground, like the nearby stone circles of Brodgar and Stenness, the monument is surrounded by a ditch and raised ring mound. That`s the mound of Maes-Howe in the background. The sheep love those standing stones in the winter! From National Geographic magazine. Sheep with the Stones of Stenness on the Orkney Islands. Did Boudet say that all languages originated with Celtic? Here is a clue from Acadia, Nova Scotia - the names of the constellations in navigation were similar in the Canadian Indian Micmac language and the Celtic language. This may have been the origin of his idea. The Catholics were up there by then and studied the Indian languages. This is a Micmac woman from Oak Island in Nova Scotia. Boudet also spoke of the importance of the cromlech and there are plenty of standing stones in the home of the Sinclairs - the Orkneys. The Cromlech and the Celtic language, both can be found with the Sinclairs - the cromlechs in the Orkneys and the Celtic language in Nova Scotia. Cromlech (from Welsh crom, feminine form of crym "bent, curved" and llech "slab, flagstone") is a term used to describe prehistoric megalithic structures. The term is now virtually obsolete in archaeology, but remains in use as a colloquial term for two different types of megalithic monument. In English it usually refers to dolmens, the remains of prehistoric stone chamber tombs. However, it is widely used in French, Portuguese and Spanish to describe stone circles. Confusingly, some English-speaking archaeologists, such as Aubrey Burl, use this second meaning for cromlech in English too. In addition, the term is occasionally used to describe more complex examples of megalithic architecture, such as the Almendres Cromlech in Portugal. In 1880, Abbé Henri Boudet of Rennes-les-Bains published a strange book. La Vraie Langue Celtique et le Cromleck de Rennes-les-Bains (The True Celtic Language and the Cromleck of Rennes-les-Bains). The Stone Circle of Rennes-le-Bains - the "bains" are the Roman baths and hot springs in that area of southeastern France.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Sinclairs in Scotland

The standing stones of Stennes, Orkney Island, Scotland. Sinclair and Gunn territory in the very north of Scotland. The Rosslyn church built by the Sinclairs in Roslin, Scotland. Beautiful tartan plaids of the clans. The Sinclair explorations of America - the Rhode Island tower lighthouse being built by Sinclair`s knights. A map of the Micmac Indians of Nova Scotia which uses the French Fleur-di-Lis for North. 19th century Micmac Indians. A stamp from the Faroe Islands which were ruled by the Sinclairs and by Norway.