The Goat represents Capricornus, the Water-Goat.
In other words, he is the Fallen Sun, fallen from the supreme position
down into the seas, into the infernal depths of the great abyss.
Greek myths tell how Pan, during the war
of the gods with Typhon and his hosts, assumed the shape of a goat (Capricornus),
and jumped into the Nile river in order to escape the fearful giant. In
other versions, the god is substituted by Eros and Aphrodite who become
the fishes of Pisces, in the Zodiac. Here, the allegory of the death by drowning of
the twin Atlantises commemorated by the goat and the horse is even more
transparent. And the story is cribbed verbatim from the myth of Matsya
and Matsyâ (the male fish and his female), which is a celebrated
motif in India from the dawn of times, as we comment in more detail further below.
Of course, the fall of Pan is an allegory
of the fall of the Celestial God who, from a mountain goat a dweller
in the summits fell into the seas, and became a sort of fish or marine
deity. Capricornus is the
makara, the Hindu sea monster that causes
the Flood. The
sishumara) is a sort of dolphin
or sea monster. It is the same as Matsya, the fish avatar of Vishnu. Matsya personifies Paradise or rather, Lanka, the Hindu archetype
of Atlantis fallen from the skies, from the Celestial heights of Mt.
Meru, into the ocean, where it disappeared forever, turned into Hell.
makara is also Kama, the
Hindu love god who was the archetype of Eros-Cupid. Kama is also the son
and lover of Rati. And Ratio is an alias of Aphrodite, the mother and
lover of Eros, his Greek counterpart. As we see, the Greek myths are not
only a close copy of the Hindu ones. They also have the same esoteric, initiatic meaning. They relate the death of Atlantis and its Lemurian Mother in the primordial
cataclysm that we call by the name of Flood. The two animals image the
twin Atlantises fallen from the skies from the summit of Mt. Atlas, the
Pillar of Heaven and subsequently drowned in the ocean.2
The Goat Represents Atlantis as the
The goat is often identified to Indra in
India. Indra is also called
meshanda ("whose testicles are those
of a goat"). This epithet is due to the fact that Indra once made love
to his master s wife, a most grievous sin. In consequence of his incontinence,
Indra was castrated and covered with
yonis. Later, he was restored
with an implant of a goat s testicles, earning the above epithet. In fact, this allegory represents the fact that the Aryans (Indra) appropriated the creative role (the Phallus) of the Dravidas (the Goat), claiming that the second Atlantis was greater than the first one, the Great Mother (Amalthea).
The goat is a symbol of the Sun in India,
where the day star is called Aja Ekapad ("the goat of the single foot").
Aja means not only "goat", but also "unborn" (a-ja).
As such, it is the symbol of primordial, unorganized matter, the same as
Prakriti. The goat is also associated with the
image of the Fallen Sun. Interestingly enough, this association prevailed
not only in India, but also in China, Tibet, and even Greece.
The Aegis and Aja Ekapad
The association of the goat with the Devil
is too well known to require elaboration. The Aegis the shield of Zeus
and Minerva was fashioned by Hephaistos from the unpierceable skin of
the she-goat Amalthea. The word "aegis"
derives from the Greek
("goat skin"), related to the Sanskrit
aja and to the name of the
Allegedly the name Aegean derives from
Aegeus, the father of Theseus, who drowned there. Aegeus, the father of
Theseus, was deemed to be a son of Poseidon. He is indeed the same as Poseidon,
who was so named in Euboea.
According to Homer, the submarine golden
palace of Poseidon the very archetype of the Eldorado and of the sunken
Atlantis was called
Aigaia, meaning the same as "Aegaea" or "Aegea".
What these legends are hinting at is that Aegeus who was a marine god
himself is the same as Poseidon or Neptune and, more exactly, as Atlas,
the son of that god that personifies Atlantis.