The Origin of Columbia
Today I would like to discuss the Goddess and how it is associated with the capitol of America – the District of Columbia. There will be plenty of background information, but I will try to maintain emphasis on the most recent aspect of the goddess as Columbia.
Wikipedia: “Though he never set foot in what became the United States, Columbus is often viewed as a hero because of his pivotal role in U.S. history.”
Columbus was fortunate enough to have a very symbolic name. It would later be used to a great extent in America for it’s many meanings and aspects, and slight historical significance. In fact Columbia would become the name of a new Goddess for a New World.
Almost from the moment the New World was discovered, it was seen in mythological terms as an exotic goddess, an Indian Queen dressed in feathers and furs ridding an exotic beast like an armadillo and armed with a tomahawk.
The Catholic south adapted the idea of the Goddess of the New World into the ever-expanding hagiology of the Catholic Church.
The Virgin of Guadalupe allowed the archetype to become personal, a connection to the land and its ancestors, while joining a larger universalist vision inside the Church. In the largely Protestant north, things went quite differently.
The 17th century’s Indian Goddess became a tamer Indian Princess, modeled on the archetypal story of Pocahontas…
As the 18th century passed, and America grew more developed and its people more educated, the Indian princess gained a touch of Greek elegance.
“By the late 1790s,” folk-art historian Nancy Jo Fox comments, “it was not clear whether a feathered Indian Princess had changed into a Greek goddess or whether a Greek goddess had placed feathers or plumes in her hair.”
Her Many Other Names
Most Female/Virgin/Goddess symbolism comes from the constellation Virgo. The Virgin, Virgo was impregnated by God on the Spring Equinox as the Sun passed into Virgo on March 21st. Nine months later the Son of God is born on the Winter Solstice.
God’s sun/son is born or rather re-born every year after the Sun stops on the Tropic of Capricorn for 2 days and on the third day rises from death and is re-incarnated into the world. It then proceeds to come back towards the Northern Hemisphere as the “light of the world.”
The New World Virgin Goddess Columbia was just a new manifestation of the ancient consort and virgin mother of god. Depicted in Christianity as the Virgin Mary, Columbia was created out of Virginia and Maryland. To the Masons, the Square is the female aspect.
Washington’s original plan for D.C. was a large square with the future Washington Monument (male symbol, compass) at the center.
In Egypt the trinity consists of Isis, Osiris, and Horus the son. Isis can be seen as the ultimate female deity.
Isis may be the oldest deity in Egypt, and certainly the oldest to survive the ages in much the same form. She may also be the most important, for although the other gods were worshipped widely, Isis was worshipped almost universally by all Egyptians. The major goddess of the Egyptian pantheon, she had many of the same attributes of other mother-goddesses found all over the world.
Isis was as powerful, if not more powerful, than Osiris and Ra. Isis was also known as Sopdet, consort of Sah. Sopdet (Spdt, Sepedet) is Sothis in greek. In ‘The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys for Osiris’, Isis calls herself Sopdet. Sopdet was also connected to the goddess Satet at Abu (Elephantine).
Besides these names, the same aspects of any Goddess can be found in:
Aphrodite, Ishtar, Black Madonna, Mary/Maya, Goddess Athena, Goddess Astarte, Anunit, Astarte and Atarsamain
She was the light-giver at this season of the year and was called Khut
As the mighty earth-goddess her name was Usert
As the Great Goddess of the Underworld she was Thenenet
As the power which shot forth the Nile flood, she was Sati, and Sept
As the embracer of the land and producer of fertility by her waters she was Anqet
As the producer and giver of life she was Ankhet
As the goddess of cultivated lands and fields she was Sekhet
As the goddess of the harvest she was Renenet
As the goddess of food which was offered to the gods, she was Tcheft, and lived in the Temple of Tchefau
As the great lady of the Underworld, who assisted in transforming the bodies of the blessed dead into those wherein they were to live in the realm of Osiris, she was Ament – the “hidden” goddess. As Ament she was declared to be the mother of Ra
To the Greeks she was known as Demeter and to the Romans as Ceres
To the Chinese protestors of Red Square as the goddess of Democracy
And of course the Goddess of the New World – Lady Liberty – Columbia
Attributes of the Goddess
The Goddess can be represented in many different ways. As Venus she is depicted as, or on a clam shell. She is often depicted as a 5 pointed star, or wearing a pentacle as a crown. There’s the Triple Goddess of the 3 phases of the moon. The flag of the District of Columbia has 3 five-pointed stars on it.
As the star Sirius she is the Blazing Star and represents water and the color blue, the Spirit of Wisdom and the Brightly Radiating One or Shinning One.
The sycamore specifically was regarded as a manifestation of the goddesses Nut, Isis and Hathor, who was even given the title, “Lady of the Sycamore.” Also as the virgin Columbian Flower with it’s 5-Petals.
As Innana, Isis, Athena and Minerva she is often depicted with an Owl.
But perhaps the most attributes come when in the form of Columbia.
She is most often shown with an eagle, broken chains and pottery, a cornucopia, images of George Washington, a laurel wreath, a liberty pole and cap, a liberty tree, an olive branch, a rattlesnake, a shield and a stone tablet.
The statue of Columbia that used to stand behind the speaker’s chair in the House of Representatives is a fine example. In this one we see the Eagle, and on the other side a snake coiled around a Greek column.
Mother Earth, Primeval Waters, Constellations and Aliens?
 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Early in Egyptian history, Isis had absorbed the attributes of all the great primitive goddesses, and of all the local goddesses such as
Bast, Hathor, etc.,
…and she was even identified as the female counterpart of the primeval abyss of water from which sprang all life.
The name Mary could have some significance to it’s connection with the sea, the Abyss, or the water of life which brings fertility to the land in the form of rain or annual floods.
Usual English form of Maria, which was the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) or Μαρια (Maria) (the spellings are interchangeable), which were from the Hebrew name מִרְיָם (Miryam). The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including “sea of bitterness.”
marine (adj.) Look up marine at Dictionary.com
c.1420, from M.Fr. marin (fem. marine), from O.Fr. marin, from L. marinus (fem. marina) “of the sea,” from mare (gen. maris) “sea,” from PIE *mori-/*mari- “body of water, lake.” Cognate with O.E. mere “sea, lake, pool, pond,”
Isis = Sirius, Osiris = Orion
(The goddess star Sirius) In the ancient Vedas this star was known as the Chieftain’s star; in other Hindu writings, it is referred to as Sukra, the Rain God, or Rain Star. The Dog is also described as “he who awakens the gods of the air, and summons them to their office of bringing the rain.”
This star was the most important of the stars to the ancient Egyptians, and the heliacal rising of this star came at the time of inundation and the start of the Egyptian New Year.
She marked the Summer solstice
As a goddess of the inundation, Sothis was a goddess of fertility. She also was linked to the pharaoh and his journey in the afterlife. It is interesting to note that Sirius is associated with the flood season. Located just below the Dog Star there exists a constellation called Argo, the Ship.
Near the Cannis Major constellation is the Columb or Dove constellation, depicted with a twig in it’s mouth.
Canis Major and Columba can be seen on the left
The Dogon and Sirius
The Dogon are an ethnic group located mainly in the administrative districts of Bandiagara and Douentza in Mali, West Africa. Dogon religion is defined primarily through the worship of the ancestors and the spirits… They were called the ‘Nommo.’ The Dogon are famous for their astronomical knowledge taught through oral tradition… referencing the star system, Sirius.
As the story goes… in the late 1930s, four Dogon priests shared their most important secret tradition with two French anthropologists, Marcel Griaule and Germain Dieterlen after they had spent an apprenticeship of fifteen years living with the tribe. These were secret myths about the star Sirius, which is 8.6 light years from the Earth. The Dogon priests said that Sirius had a companion star that was invisible to the human eye.
They also stated that the star moved in a 50-year elliptical orbit around Sirius, that it was small and incredibly heavy, and that it rotated on its axis. The Dogons calendar is quite non-traditional in that its fifty year cycle is based neither on the Earth’s rotation around the Sun (as is our Julian calendar) nor the cycles of the Moon (a lunar calendar). Instead, the Dogon culture centers around the rotation cycle Sirius B which encircles the primary star Sirius A every 49.9 – or 50 years…
Since 1844, astronomers had suspected that Sirius A had a companion star. This was in part determined when it was observed that the path of the star wobbled. In 1862 Alvan Clark discovered the second star making Sirius a binary star system (two stars). The Dogon also claimed that a third star Emme Ya – sorghum female – exists in the Sirius system.
It is described by the Dogan as,
“the seat of the female souls of living or future beings.”
Author Robert Temple describes the Nommo as amphibious beings sent to Earth from the Sirius star system for the benefit of humankind. They look like Merfolk; Mermaids and Mermen. They called the Nommo ‘Masters of the Water’, ‘The Monitors’, ‘The Teachers or Instructors’, ‘Saviors’, and ‘Spiritual Guardians’.
The Dogon elder, Ogotemelli, describes Nommo as having the upper part as a man and the lower portion as snake; or as having a ram’s head with serpent body.
As The Dog Star
As the major star of the “Big Dog” constellation, Sirius is often called the “Dog Star.” The name “Sirius” comes from the Latin Si-rius, from Greek Seirios, “glowing” or “scorcher.” The Arabic word Al Shi’ra resembles the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian names suggesting a common origin in Sanskrit, in which the name Surya, the Sun God, simply means the “shining one.” It was thought that Sirius actually added to earth’s heat because it was so bright.
This has been used to describe the origin of the phrase “dog days of summer.”
Sirius was an object of wonder and veneration to all ancient peoples throughout human history.
The association of Sirius with a celestial dog has been consistent throughout the classical world; even in remote China, the star was identified as a heavenly wolf. In ancient Chaldea (present day Iraq) the star was known as the “Dog Star that Leads,” or it was called the “Star of the Dog.”
In Assyria, it was said to be the “Dog of the Sun.” In still older Akkadia, it was named the “Dog Star of the Sun.”
In Greek times Aratus referred to Canis Major as the guard-dog of Orion, following on the heels of its master, and standing on its hind legs with Sirius carried in its jaws. Manilius called it the “dog with the blazing face.”
She was occasionally depicted as a large dog, or in Roman times, as the goddess Isis-Sopdet, she was shown riding side-saddle on a large dog. Sometimes she was depicted as a seated cow.
She was also given a masculine aspect, and linked with Horus as Sopdet-Horus during the Middle Kingdom. She was also linked with Anubis during Greek Times as Sopdet-Anubis. (Anubis has the head of a dog or jackal.)
Sirius and Orion Over Washington
The Congress of Isis and Osiris just so happens to happen above… Congress.
Washington D.C. and many of it’s buildings and monuments are laid out according to the cardinal directions with the streets running due NS and EW.
In the map of Washington D.C. below, due east is up and the star chart shows the constellation of Orion rising due east over Washington D.C., as it has done every day for the past two hundred years.
Orion’s belt points towards Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, and while Orion is rising and low on the eastern horizon, Orion’s belt is vertical, pointing to Sirius below.
In relation to the fixed stars, the sun rises later each day due to the rotation of the earth around the sun.
The sun rises just after Sirius at the latitude of Washington D.C. on August 15. This is known as the heliacal rising of Sirius. Prior to this time of year, the sun is above or too close to the horizon for the rising of the star to be visible.
Ancient Egyptians based their calendar on the heliacal rising of Sirius, which signaled the onset of the annual flooding of the Nile. Christians celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on August 15, linking the Assumption to the first appearance of Sirius/Isis in the sky just before dawn.
Orion has also set due west at the latitude of Washington D.C. for the past two hundred years.
From the viewpoint of the Capitol building, Orion sets right behind the Washington Monument. Setting in the west, Orion’s belt is horizontal, pointing to Sirius setting south of due west.
From the viewpoint of the Capitol building, Sirius sets over the Potomac River, on the alignment of Maryland Avenue. The bright star above Orion is Aldebaran, the alpha star in the constellation of Taurus.
From the viewpoint of the Capitol building, Aldebaran sets over the White House, on the alignment of Pennsylvania Avenue.
It has already been established that the Goddess can be symbolized by an owl.
Columbia and the Constellation of Virgo
The District of Columbia has more astrological symbols than and other city in the world. The capitol city was built from the ground up with a specific esoteric design. There were many changes however, and some things didn’t go exactly to plan.
In David Ovason’s book, The Secret Architecture of our Nation’s Capital … The District of Columbia and its Federal City were arranged, according to Ovason, so that the constellation of Virgo and its goddess symbolism dominates the structure.
Ovason notes that the right triangle of first magnitude stars that contains the constellation Virgo, Arcturus, Regulus and Spica, can also be found in the plan of the Federal city marked by the location of the Capital, the President’s House and the Washington Monument.
And he also notes that the consecration ceremonies for these sites all include prominent astrological connections to Virgo…
This earth/sky alignment can be seen every year, weather permitting, around August 10th, as the sun sets down the Pennsylvania avenue sight line from the Capital, the great triangle enclosing Virgo appears in the darkening sky.
It was not as obvious 200 years ago when the plan was laid out, but now, at the moment of culmination, the alignment is clear and unmistakable.
As Ovason insists, it is plain that from its inception, the District of Columbia, and the Federal City,
“was intended to celebrate the mysteries of Virgo – of the Egyptian Isis, the Grecian Ceres and the Christian Virgin.”
Pierre-Charles L’Enfant and the Design of Washington
Pierre-Charles L’Enfant… adventurous Frenchman and a contemporary of Weishaupt, who was primarily responsible for the name and design of the District of Columbia…
Pierre was educated first as an artist, where he studied the science of landscape design from the works of Andre le Notre, who designed the great historical axis of Paris, and then as a soldier, where he learned the art of fortification.
In 1776, as a lieutenant, he joined his regimental Masonic lodge where he met the Marquis de Lafayette and many other young Frenchmen fired up by the new ideals of liberty and equality. In 1777, he offered his services to the new Continental Army of General Washington, and was appointed a captain of engineers…
When he learned, in 1789, that his old friend General Washington was planning to establish a new federal capital down in Virginia, L’Enfant wrote directly to him, announcing that,
“…no nation, perhaps, had ever before the opportunity offered them of deliberately deciding on the spot where their capital city should be fixed.”
Arriving in Georgetown early in 1791, armed with Washington’s instructions to assist the current surveyors… L’Enfant quickly took charge…
Andrew Ellicott, the chief surveyor was a knowledgeable astronomer, and he undoubtedly helped fix the precise point on the horizon marking the August11th sunset.
This angle, 22 degrees north of west, did double duty, pointing to the sunset where, 200 years later, the triangle containing Virgo would appear in the sky and also marking the September 18th rising of Sirius over the Capital. This one alignment, from the Capital to the White House, graphically unites the two most prominent astronomical goddess images, Sirius and Virgo.
L’Enfant’s plan was changed through the years, and his steadfast defense of certain points led to his being considered difficult. He wanted to keep intact not only the precise sightlines of his alignments… L’Enfant’s idea was to preserve a direct view of the western horizon for the mid-August time period when the Virgo triangle appeared in the sky… the earthly reflection of the Virgo triangle.
While this view has been destroyed, the careful angle of Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capital to the White House still allows us to identify the crucial moment of revelation.
The Goddess of… Revelations?
 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
The moment the sages of 1177 foresaw, just after the turn of the seventh millennium of the Hebrew calendar and the beginning of the third Christian millennium, the alignment of eclipse cycle and the sacred calendars, occurred on October 3/4th, 2005, and two days later, on October 5/6th, the great portent appeared in the sky.
The sun in Virgo, from a sidereal perspective, falling on the Virgin’s robed shoulder, “clothed by the Sun,” a thin crescent moon on the cusp of Virgo/Libra, “with the Moon under her feet,” and “pregnant” with the conjunction of Mercury, Jupiter and the alpha star of Virgo, Spica, at the level of her womb.
“Crowned with twelve stars,” suggests the return of the cusp of Virgo/Leo, ancient starting point of the zodiac, to the fall equinox.
The Red Dragon, even with all its evil connotations, can be seen as the Head of the Dragon marking the solar eclipse, waiting to eat the child, the Sun/Son, the moment it is born.
So, in Washington City, at noon on October 5/6th, 2005, even though the sun was veiling the event, the Great Portent moved into alignment over the city’s monuments. The White House’s south front would have been a good place to view it, and in our computer view, that’s our observation point.
As the Sun touched the meridian on October 5th, the whole of the Portent spread out to the east, from meridian to eastern horizon.
The first thing we notice is that the Washington Monument is not due south of the White House, as L’Enfant planned. It is offset to the east just enough to align with the fixed star Spica and the conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury. This is apparently not accidental, as the dedication ceremony for its present location, done in 1880, was aligned down the Mall with the rising of Spica…
Further down the Mall to the east is the new Moon, on the Virgo/Libra cusp, under the feet of Virgo, and beyond that in Libra is Venus.
Esoteric and Occult Goddess worship has culminated in the design and purpose of Washington D.C. Embodied as the Goddess Columbia, who is the new face of an old deity. According to this website (www.goddesscolumbia.com), the design in D.C. was meant to be fulfilled in recent time, and was not exactly aligned until now. The great ‘wonder in heaven’ of revelations occurred in October of 2005.
According to the dates set forth in the book of Daniel, Mt. Zion will be in the hands of unbelievers for 2,300 years.
The Greeks conquered Israel in 333BC and 2,300 years later in 1967AD the Jews re-conquered it after the 6-Day War.
The two other periods linked with the abomination of the Temple are 1,290 and 1,335 years.
The Muslims turned the Dome of the Rock into a mosque in 677, and 1,290 years later in 1967 east Jerusalem was annexed by Israel.
The other period is 1,335 years after the Muslims captured the Temple.
And that is 45 years after 1967, or 2012.
[Note: Exegesis of the Biblical text, and additional Scriptural support needed to concretely validate this idea, the absence of such reduces this statement merely to author ‘opinion’ – ETA ]
by ViolatoR, February 19, 2007, from AboveTopSecret Website