According to one story, a long time ago during the wedding celebrations of Peleus and Thesus, Eris - the goddess of strife - had thrown “The Golden Apple of Discord” into the party since she was not invited. On the apple was inscribed “Kallisti” - “For the most beautiful”. This started a conflict because Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite each thought they were the fairest. So they asked Zeus to decide. Zeus, knowing making a decision would cause him problems, he appointed the god Paris to choose the most beautiful.
So the three goddesses got naked in front of Paris for him to decide who was the most beautiful one. Since all of them were so beautiful, Paris couldn’t decide. Then the goddesses started offering him “things” to help him decide. Hera offered Europe and Asia, Athena skills and wisdom for battles, and Aphrodite offered the most beautiful woman on Earth.
Hence, Paris chose Aphrodite.
Helen of Sparta was unquestionably the most beautiful woman on Earth. There was just one "minor" issue: she was already married to King Menelaus. Despite this, when Paris went to get Helen, Helen fell in love with him and they ran away together. And according to this story, this is the reason behind the Trojan War.
When Arthur Evans studied Aegean civilization in the Bronze Age, his study was incomplete since he didn’t look into the remains on the other side of the Aegean Sea. The truth about history of Anatolia shores have started coming to surface thanks to Prof. Manfred Eigen. Dr.Eberhard Zangger starts his below talk by saying “I came across something recently and it turned out to be about a whole civilization.” to describe Luwian (pronounced "loo-vee-an") civilization. And the man that is described in above story, Paris, was a Luwian.
There have been many research studies over the past decade about Luwian history and language. Many people have noticed similarities between Celt and Luwian languages and connection to Iberia:
And connection between Sanskrit and Hittite-Luwian:
Even the gods of the Celts and Luwians were very similar as documented in this article:
All of this information is taking us to an understanding of who the sea people were. As we look more into this, we will notice that there is a connection to the indigenous people of this region, too. In fact, the video below describes an interesting DNA relationship:
If you would like to see the history of Luwians more, you can, too, visit Bodrum and enjoy beautiful beaches and warm descendants of the Luwians.
And you can even have a private goddess tour with Tara.
And the city Paris (not related to the god Paris-but who knows may be related through Luwians) gets its name from the Celt Parisii tribe that used to live there. Not far from Paris is the The Palace of Versailles which is another important place for human history. What took place there in 18th century has direct effect on our reality today. During the 18th century, many musicians, artists, and philosophers filled this palace. Comte de Saint-Germain also walked in it's halls during this era, as he was close friends of Madame Pompadour and Louis XV. He prepared members of the Order of the Rose for what was coming today. There were secret lodges created in Paris to bring the Goddess Mysteries back. Several women from the French Court were initiated to these mysteries. St Germain also reached out to some musicians such as Mozart and Bach. Given that St. Germain was also an excellent violinist and a composer, there have been questions about some works of Bach which perhaps belonged to St. Germain.
On August 10th, 1792, the palace was attacked. Pierre Gaspard Chaumette - who had become the Chief Procurator of the Paris Commune - was delegated to visit the prisons and interrogate the members of the French Court. Marie Antoinette’s and Louis XVI’s daughter Marie-Thérèse de France relays her memories about these interrogations here:
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/wormeley/princess/princess-3.html (Page 273-276)
Chaumette played a very important role for the Reign of Terror. He played an interesting role for the de-Christianization movement. He organized the Festival of Reason on November 10th, 1793, and -with his friends- came up with the idea of expressing the new promoted values via the Goddess of Reason who was portrayed by an actress (Mormoro’s wife Sophie).
Alas, human history is full of ironies...
- While Chaumette had contributed heavily in destroying the people who were initiates of the mysteries of the goddess, within a year later he would be promoting another goddess as a symbol of his ideology.
- He himself was guillotined in 1794.
Initiates of the Order of the Rose were always on the front lines of history. They were always around people that changed history by guiding them and anchoring the values of compassion, love, justice, and truth.
Alas, human history is full of ironies...
Lifetime after lifetime, they also lost their lives in tragic events. Perhaps the best words about these tragic endings were said by Marie Antoinette just prior to her execution:
“I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?”
I myself know one day will come and we will overwrite the pain we all lived. After that day, we will remember the 18th century primarily for excellent inspirational art:
At our lowest moments - when we feel like we are dying and we hit the bottom, when we have lost that which is most precious to us, when we are wounded and bleeding, put into iron cages within bottomless pits, when the fingers of fellow humans point to us and yell that we are “the enemy” - as long as even one person is able to show compassion, one person is able to forgive things done to her- then there is still hope. And HOPE PERSISTS...And at these most intense moments, our scream for “Liberta” is capable of moving mountains: