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Topic - Semitic Dagon vs Dagon (Yangon) of Myanmar
Posted: 13 Jun 2021 at 05:00 By franciscosan
I tend to think that there is a kernel of truth in most myths.  Now, I also think that usually we cannot figure out the significance, and so it is best to leave it (the myth) alone.  That does not mean that one should not wrestle with it, but rather it is to recognize that most analysis is reductionistic, and in the process of dissection, usually kills the 'patient.'  If Burnham had known about the Sirius worship by the Dogon people, he would have undoubtedly included it in his cultural description of the star in his Celestial Guide (Reader, whatever he called it), like he did for the Lord of the Rings reference, and the H.P. Lovecraft reference (Hyades).  But, maybe I will look up the article you mention.

Okay, it looks like the water is muddy, and it is not very clear what exactly is being asserted.  It would make rich territory for science fiction/fantasy.  But, it seems to be on the level of imagination, not of scientifically rigorous knowledge.  Reminds me of the Indian and Aliens stories on the 'first peoples channel.'

Edited by franciscosan - 13 Jun 2021 at 05:13

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