the publius enigma

Job's Coffin?

Genesis last post (August 17, 2005)

I recently decided to work on Genesis' last post. Here's what I found, out of the capitalised letters.






JOB'S ECHOES DO NOT STEER - A FULL  TOPOI  (s) (s)(s) (0)  (T)  

JOB DO NOT STEER FULL CHOOSE TO PAISE    (s) (s)(s) (0)  (T)  

 JOB'S HOPE ON ISRAEL DO SET FOOT CLUTE       (s) (s)(s) (0)  (T)  

 JOB'S HOPE ON ISRAEL DO SET FOOT CLUTE       (s) (s)(s) (0)  (T)  

JOB'S HOPE IS AFOOT LED TO CLUSTER ONE    (s) (s)(s) (0)  (T)  

 I HOPE CLUSTER ONE  LEADS  TO  JOB'S FOOT,  (s) (s)(s) (0)  (T)  

See Job's Coffin... in the constellation of Delphinus... VERY INTERESTING!

Delphinus is considered the Rescuer of Poetry.

" For such an insignificant constellation, Delphinus collects a large measure of stories. The ancients see it variously as a camel (by the Arabs), as Job's coffin (no-one knows where that comes from), Jonah's big fish (the Hebrews), and, oh yes, a dolphin. 

The first, and less famous, involves the beautiful nereid Amphitrite. Ovid writes that Neptune saw her dancing on the island of Naxos, fell in love, and did what any self-respecting god would do: He kidnapped her. One version of the story has her escape and flee to the farthest end of the ocean. One of Neptune's dolphins found her, and persuaded her that the god of the sea wasn't so bad. In gratitude, Neptune placed the dolphin in the sky.

The second story comes from Herodotus, and involves the poet Arion of Lesbos (fl. 625 BCE), inventor of dithyrambic poetry. He spent much of his life serving his patron and friend, Periander, king of Corinth. Arion eventually felt the urge to travel, and spread his fame around the world. He began with Sicily and Italy, where he amassed a fortune.

He was sailing home from Tarentum when misfortune struck. His wealth incited the greed of the captain and crew, and they planned to rob Arion of both his money and his life. As a dying wish, he begged permission to sing a parting song. The evil men consented, and Arion sang a dirge accompanied by his lyre. He then threw himself overboard, and was rescued by a dolphin, which had been charmed by the music. The dolphin carried him on its back homeward to Taenarum, from whence Arion proceeded to Corinth, arriving before the ship.

Periander at first refused to believe Arion, but summoned the sailors, demanding to know what happened to the poet. The sailors explained that Arion had enjoyed Sicily so much, he had decided to stay behind. But even as they swore the truth of their claim, Arion appeared, dressed as he was when forced to leap overboard. The sailors confessed and were immediately executed. Later, Arion (astride the dolphin) and his lyre were placed among the stars."

(Quoted from the Hawaian Astronomical Society)

Here, it seems we have a link between the Observatories of Cluster One and the Dophins of Marooned, If I'm allowed to draw such a conclusion. The beautiful nereid Amphitrite could also be equated to Polly Samson, who appears on WDYWFM on page 5. According to Ovid's tale, Neptune escaped to the farthest end of the ocean. That would shed some light on Poles Apart.

And the dolphin represents a MESSENGER of the sea-god Poseidon...

Answering a Hunter...

Here's a little story I find intriguing in relation to Genesis. He said " find the smile", backwards we fall", Hunting an Answer". So here's a nice catch!

" Do you know Nick Hunter?

 Sometimes there's more than meets the eye in the stars.  Take Alpha and Beta Delphinus for example.

 Sualocin and Rotanev.

 Odd names to say the least.

 They first appeared in the Palermo Catalog of 1814, and for many long years were a mystery.

 It was English astronomer Thomas Webb who finally solved the puzzle.  He noticed  that if you wrote them backwards, you came up with Nicolaus Venator - the Latinized form of Niccolo Cacciatore, the assistant and later successor (1817) of the Italian astronomer Guiseppe Piazzi at Palermo Observatory.  Niccolo Cacciatore (in english - you guessed it - Nick Hunter) is the only person who has ever successfully named not one, but two stars after himself!

 As you gaze at the Dolphin and its delights tonight, take a moment to share a laugh with Nick Hunter.  I've oft found it ironic that Cacciatore picked the Dolphin for his joke - after all, Dolphins are supposed to have something of a sense of humor."

(Quoted from the Cloudy Night Telescope Reviews)

In astronomy, the region around Delphinus is usually mentioned for novae.

 Mythology of the constellation Delphinus

In India, the constellation DELPHINUS, The Dolphin, was regarded as being made up of fortunate or lucky stars, and was always associated with a porpoise. In Greek legend DELPHINUS is thought to represent the creature which saved the life of the poet Arion. It was rewarded for this act by being placed in the heavens.
(More stories about this constellation here)