Arthurians Jun 19, 2009 0:09:51 GMT
Post by maat on Jun 19, 2009 0:09:51 GMT
Have no idea, but have come across a whole lot lately about the bull and bees. Bees come from bulls - and lions... bees have something to do with bears also (Ursus/Arthur)?
The kings of the Venedotiae provided extraordinary leadership. It was their king called the 'Bear', in latin 'Ursus', and in cimbri 'Arth', whose double romano-british name was Arthursus, who defeated the saxon army led by either Cerdic, or his precedents Aelle and Octha, at the renowned battle of Bath Hill circa 495 Anno Domino (Year of our Lord). The Annales Cambriae (Welsh Chronicles) somewhat unreliably date the battle with the post-dated entry for 516 A.D.(Anno Domino):
"516 A.D... Bellum Badonis, in quo Arthur portavit crucem Domini nostri Jesu Christi tribus diebus et tribus noctibus in humeros suos, et Britones victores fuerunt."
The Battle of Bath, in which the Bear carried the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ three days and three nights on his shoulders, and Britons found victory.
Then we have...
In astronomy, the "Great Bear", the most prominent northern constellation, containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
The "Little Bear", the constellation nearest the north pole. It contains the north star, or polestar, which is situated in the extremity of the tail.
Given the bull could refer to Taurus ... the Ursa's are worthy of some