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  • Date: December 16, 2017

The cradles of civilization of the ancient world were river basins, around 3000 B. C. The comparative and collective importance of the Yellow River (Hwang Ho), the Ganges, the Indus, the Tigris and Euphrates, and the Nile as base lines for the history of civilization has never been explored no parallel phenomenon has been found in the New World. It is important for its symbolism that the river is not a body of water but a stream: with its flow and its f1oodings, it functions not statically but dynamically, and it becomes the basis for the historical reckoning of time itself. Ancient Jewish tradition divides the land surrounding Paradise into FOUR quadrants, which serve as points of the compass: Pison {Indus?}, Gihon (Ganges?), Hiddekel (Tigris), and Euphrates. The dividing line between this world and the next (see AFTERLIFE) was also commonly thought of as a river similarly, in Greek mythology, a river (Oceanus) surrounds the entire inhabited world (oecumene). Within a given civilization, its focal river was often believed to have an extraterrestrial source: the Nile (in Egyptian, Yotru) in a cave the major rivers of Asia (Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, and Oxus) on the world-MouNTAIN Meru. In ancient China the taming of the river gods by the primeval emperor Yli is a mythical event of great importance, and human sacrifices were once offered to appease these divinities. DRAGON-kings (symbols and personifications of the dangers of rapid currents and flooding} were said to live in rivers and await these sacrifices similarly, the drowned, wishing to return to life, lay in wait for swimmers to replace them in the realm of the dead. The ancient Greeks sacrificed BULLS, HORSES, SHEEP, and locks of HAIR to river gods (including Achelous, Scamandrus, Cephissus), who are usually portrayed as part human, part animal, such as humans with bull's heads, or CENTAURS (Nessus). In ancient Rome the Tiber was revered as Tibertinus pater, the father of all other rivers. In Christian times baptismal fonts often bore representations of the rivers of Eden, and the baptismal water was likened to that of the Jordan, in which John baptised Christ. To the four rivers of paradise were opposed four rivers of HELL (a borrowing from Greek mythology): Acheron, Cocytus, Styx, and Phlegeton or Pyriphlegeton (river of fire ). In India, and especially in Varanasi, the veneration of the Ganges continues to this day its waters are said to be capable of washing away all human shortcomings (As fire consumes wood, so does Ganga consume sins ). The Ganges is seen as coming down from HEAVEN, sent by Brahma to wash away every trace of sin, from both the ASHES of the dead and the bodies of the living, once the god Shiva takes hold of it and places it in the riverbed. Pilgrimages to SPRINGS along the holy river serve to expunge misdeeds that mar the pilgrim's karma (the sum-total of a person's deeds, decisive for future reincarnations). According to Bockler (1688), in heraldry rivers and waves mean either that the noble's father made great voyages overseas in the service of his lord, or was the first to cross a river to attack or pursue the enemy, or performed a praiseworthy act at sea. Just as the sea, constantly in motion, will suffer no stagnation, no dead body, but will cast up the same with the agitation of its waves, so too must the high-minded not fritter their time away with those who would burden them with idle chitchat. Clear water cleanses away all that besmirches, like a loyal friend, who not only points out shortcomings but also teaches us how to rid ourselves of them.

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