The Abaasy & Adar Llwch Gwin: Magical Creatures, or What?

Historically, descriptions of weird events up in the sky use names like monsters or demons, serpents or birds, giving rise to “mythical creatures”, whereas from our modern perspective the events clearly involved flying vehicles. As I write elsewhere: It’s obvious when looking at depictions of gods that the ancients sometimes had a hard time figuring out what they were seeing, or hearing described.

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Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a … Mace?

When I saw a recent photo of a jet nose-diving at a Chinese air show, it jogged a long-standing question in my mind. Why do anthropologists and archaeologists call rock-art pictures such as the ones in this post “maces”? My suggestion for an answer is “Because their academic world-view does not allow them to see these pictures as airplanes or spaceships.”

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What Would God Drive?

Divine chariots are described quite a bit in the Bible. They are often hard to distinguish from descriptions of Yahweh himself, who was known for making big noisy fiery spectacles in the sky. In fact, as many people have noted, Yahweh behaved a whole lot like a jet airplane. Below are some descriptions of divine chariots in the Bible.

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