Drought Conflict Texts from Aegean Island of Naxos (~497 BCE)
The Persians provided some minimal level of aid for what they thought would be an easy victory but this turned out not to be the case. The invasion force was unable to conquer the main walled cities of the island. After 4 months the invaders were forced to withdraw leaving the tyrant of Miletus unable to pay his debts to the Persians. Because of this, the tyrant upped the stakes by rallying all the Greek city states along the Anatolian coast in a rebellion against the Persians. All were defeated by 494 with Persians then going after mainland Greece after 492 because some mainland cities had aided the revolt. In contrast the Cycladic islands surrendered and were given lenient terms only needing to provide some tribute. That state of affairs continued until Naxos joined the Delian league led by Athens sometime after 477 BCE.
(Jan 20, 2023) As revealed by later Greek records, the Naxos revolt was a socio-economic conflict between rural interests and commercial trading interests which led into the much larger Greek/Persian wars. These three short archaeological texts essentially confirm that view. They show that the revolt was triggered by a drought and sustained by religious differences between those trading interests devoted to the motion class of powers and rural interests devoted to the life-growth powers represented by the crescent moon goddess Ayu (Greek Artemis). As such, this conflict parallels the earlier Israelite civil war triggered by the Elijah drought of 850 BCE but in that conflict the life class of powers was represented by Yahu (Yahweh) instead of Ayu.
This religious conflict is evidenced by a toppling of an 8.5 meter (28-feet) high statue outside a Naxos temple on the island of Delos and by the text on its base. Its base text is not Greek but is in Alphabetic Akkadian. It states that people should stop being devoted to motion powers and start being more devoted to the life powers of the goddess Ayu (Artemis, Athena, Ishtar, Inanna, Hathor).
These texts reference emotion magic and deities Hu and Ayu. The language of these texts is Alphabetic Akkadian with the letter style being mostly mid-Etruscan similar to that of the Etruscan Piacenza Liver (Olmsted Jan. 1, 2021). While personal Greek inscriptions were also starting to appear on funerary steles around this time, official religious texts in the Greek world continued to be written in Alphabetic Akkadian until about 440 BCE when rising Greek nationalism and military success against the Persian empire resulted in Greek replacing Akkadian as the empire language of the eastern Mediterranean.
Magical Motion Powers Affect Life Powers (550 BCE)
This is a text prior to the drought.
Translation in Akkadian (Med Text 10)(read left to right. Capital letters on stone. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels)
- Nu Ṣu Ne'u. BeŠu RaḪu BT Y (10.1)
- AYu Ru E (10.2)
- The Revealer (Yahu) is being activated by the nest (network). Far-ones (life powers) do not house the anointed-ones (magic powers)
- Ayu is not the eagle-vultures.
CommentThis is a typical thought of the Aegean subculture. Both classes of powers are co-equal and must work together. This is in contrast to the Phoenicians who thought the magical motion powers were superior and the Israelites who thought the life powers were superior. What is significant here is the statement that the cresent moon goddess Ayu who edits the middle-layer network is not the same as her editors, the eagle-vultures. This indicates that the eagle vulture were thought to be mostly under magical control.
Magic is Blamed for a Drought (499 BCE)
(Jan. 20, 2023) This text is blaming magic for opening up the astrological powers of fate which in turn are causing a drought by making the sun too strong.
Translation in Akkadian (Med Text 11)(read left to right. Capital letters on stone. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels)
- Ku Tu Ḫu Ṣu | Tu  Gi Ḫu, Gi Qu Ḫu Nu | D'u Ṣu (11.1)
- Ku A | ṢeTu Pu A Ta'u Nu | Ku Ḫiṣṣu RaḪu Ṣu Ta'u Ku (11.2)
- Ṣu Gi || (11.3)
- Due to magic Hu is being activated | Magic [is giving] energy to Hu. Energy is threading Hu's revelations. | Divine-Powers are being activated
- due to that | The drought is being opened by that, the pasture is being revealed | Due to the reed-mat being anointed by activity the pasture is involved with
- the activation of energy ||
Torso of the Colossus of Naxos as it Appeared During the 1920's on Island of Delos
Base of Colossus of Naxos on Island of Delos as it Appeared in 2019
Translation of Colossus of Naxos Base Text on Island of Delos
(Jan. 20, 2023) This text is blaming magic for opening up the astrological powers of fate which in turn are causing a drought by making the sun too strong. In this it parallels text 11 above found on the island of Naxos.
Translation in Akkadian (Med Text 5.1)(read left to right. Capital letters on stone. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels)
- [1 or 2 letters]' A EKu Ta'u Gi |
- Ṭa' u E |
- AMu Du Ru |
- A ZaKu A ||
- 'Z Q EG AZ (verb at end)
- This [some insult] starvation was energized by the pasture (astrological night sky) |
- Come near no more |
- The Reed-Boat (Ayu) was being manifested by the eagle-vultures |
- She was the purifier ||
- Association with threads associates with neglect