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Ares and Arete and Aries
Thoughts on Aryan Origins

Linguists of the Pre-Politically Correct Age thought that since the Indo-European invaders of Indian called themselves Aryans, and that the invaders of Persia called themselves Iranians, that Aryan meant noble.

Such a term could never mean noble in the modern sense, meaning a scion of an established and privileged bloodline born into ease.

The first Aryans were barbarian invaders, fighting under the nimbus of the Sky and striking like his thunderous aspect upon settled civilizations mired in the self-defeating surplus-oriented cult of languid prosperity implicit in the Goddess. When the ancient sons of Moses wiped out the Canaanites and the Sons of Rome raped every nation they could march to, they kept this ideal of cattlemen conquering farmers alive, a theme as recent as the "Winning of the American West," also accomplished with horsepower and by men who sacrificed rams and bulls to their Supreme God.

One thing that becomes clear in reading the ancient heathen epics is how much more religious, how much more god-fearing, how much more pious and how much more faithful the heathen heroes of old were compared to the crusaders and conquistadors of Christendom.

Ares was War, not a beloved God, not often prayed to, but served through the primary ancient value of Arete, or warrior-excellence, a subject which has occupied entire books. Everything a warrior did was a sacrament or an affront to WAR. Good men tried to keep such an evil deity at bay, particularly men at war, who regarded themselves as polluted by their defining activity and in need of purification.

Ariste meant the "best" men. Therefore, the name Aristotle meant "Best-purpose," and Atistomachus meant "beast-fighter."

The Hellenic peoples were the center of the Aryan diaspora and found common cause with people as far removed as Ireland and India, who followed the same lifeway of the war band, sanctified in their every epic. Syncretism, the practice of accepting Jove as Zeus, Ares as Mars, Juno as Hera, Aphrodite as Venus, etc., recognized this kinship.

The ram, from Jason's search for the Golden Fleece, to its astrological significance, was an ancient legacy of the shepherding ways of the conquerors of old, who most-likely domesticated sheep and goats before horses and cattle.

Most compelling about the Hellenic view of life as a warrior, was the fact that the hero was not simply a "champion" as in some other Aryan cultures and most non-Aryan cultures, but also a figure who battles against The System, Civilization, and most of all faces the ire of female gods. Not only is the ancient Hellenic tradition central to the Aryan diaspora but most dedicated to the prospect that the Goddess corrupts, that Her walls weaken men, that Her gardens lull them into complaisance, and that Her contrived manipulations erode the soul of the hero to whom She stands as the ultimate enemy, the enemy within, the enemy without parallel.

In the migratory epics of heroes in search of their uncorrupted place, this reader detects the forever westward shift of Aryan culture from the epicenters of Mohenjo Darja, to Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Hellas, Rome, Germany, England and ultimately to America—the wanderlust and wonderlust of the mind dedicated to honor rather than comfort forever seeking a suitably wild field for expression, only to pave the way for the corruption to follow...

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ShepAugust 7, 2019 8:24 PM UTC