[meteorite-list] Black stone of Paphos
From: bernd.pauli_at_paulinet.de <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat Oct 1 17:28:47 2005
Hello, Chris, Sterling, Martin A., and List,
In Burke's "Cosmic Debris" you also find a few lines about the Paphos
meteorite: "There were three temples of Aphrodite (Venus) in Asia Minor
that were connected to a meteorite: the first was at Aphaca, a sacred
place not far from Byblos, where the second was located, and the third
was at Paphos on the nearby island of Cyprus. Aphaca was sacred because
Aphrodite Urania fell at the place as 'fire from a star'. Aphrodite, both
at Byblos and Paphos, was represented by an omphalos - that is, by an
elongated cone within a temple of two columns (fig. 35b)".
BURKE J.G. (1986) Cosmic Debris, Meteorites in History, p. 221.
Received on Sat 01 Oct 2005 05:28:45 PM PDT