Electric Dreams

Divine Messages: Divine Re-turn

Dr. D

(Electric Dreams)  (Article Index)  (Search for Topic)  (View Article Options)

Dr. D (June 1998). " Divine Re-turn Continued." Electric Dreams 5(6).
 Retrieved July 8, 2000 on the World Wide Web: 

Welcome once again to Divine Messages. This month's column will be the second of three consecutive issues in which we will expose the very simple fact of the immortality of the soul with the world's best example...the world famous "rarissimo" oneric spiritual phenomena of Ascensions on the Winged Horse which could indeed be, as interpreted by the Ancient Greeks, who were said to be extremely rational in their logic thinking, an allegory of the soul's immortality!

From the previous and following cases of Ascensions, we shall try firstly to attempt to determine if the Legendary Universal Eternal Spiritual Winged-Horse really exists, because as stated in April's column, in the Marduk's Victor's Myth, the whole issue of the whole conflict, in regards to the existence or non-existence of the Spiritual World, sways between the existence or non-existence of this legendary Winged-Horse, which would be, the Spirit of the also legendary Universal Monarch... the King of this Other World which, at times, we all get to visit in dreams!

This is a good never-ending story installed a long, long time ago... for the better understanding of the functioning of the world.

As you may have understood last month, the Winged-Horse Story is the #1 Spiritual Story in the Orient and as you shall soon see in the present column along with next month's, that this Eternal Winged-Horse Story is by far the #1 Spiritual Story of the Whole World... which made the History of the World.

Have a pleasant flight and try enjoying yourselves while finally getting educated a bit... :-) ...and you shall see that the Tour of the Winged-Horse in Occident is just as much fun...as in Orient.


The other half of our World Tour, as you may anticipate, begins by the Winged-Horse in the Greco-Roman Empire Mythology and in order to start on a mellow note, here are a few extracts from "Origins and History of Consciousness" by Eric Neumann... p.218-9

"The profound psychological intuition of the myth is revealed even more strikingly in the fact that Pegasus, on being released from the Medusa, (when Perseus cut her head off) is credited with creative work upon earth. We are told that, just before the Winged-Horse flew up to Zeus amid thunder and lightening, he struck (with its front hooves) the Fountain of the Muses... the fountain of inspiration from the ground of the earth. As we shall see later, this aspect of the Pegasus myth lies at the root of all creativity. Pegasus carries, (at a later date) the hero Bellerophon (also called Hippono s, "skilled with the horse") to victory, but is also inward-flowing libido (energy) that wells forth as creative art...which rises up in the direction of the Spirit. Thus, to put it abstractly, the hero Perseus espouses the spiritual side, he is the winged one, and the gods of the spirit are his allies in the fight with the unconscious."

All of this is to say that the Ancient Greeks, Etruscans and Romans alike believed that Pegasus is a God from the Spiritual World ....and we shall now see very rapidly why they interpreted this particular dream as being an allegory of the immortality of the Soul.

The recipe of the formula is very simple and quite childish because if you read carefully you will see that all the major Greco-Roman Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes, namely Helios, Zeus(Jupiter), Poseidon(Neptune), Athena(Minerva), Hermes(Mercury), Aries(Mars), Hades(Pluto), Apollo(Phebus), Eos, Selene, Perseus, Bellerophon....and etc... all flew on the Winged-Horse and therefore in the concept of the immortality of the soul, all these most famous personages were in fact always the same person....

So, once again here is another string... beginning with Helios, whose story by itself, contains the essence of the entire story.

I- Helios, is the very old Sun-God, who sees everything... for example he is the only one who saw the rapt of Proserpine by Pluto. He is the guy that you see in the Statue of Liberty in New-York City, wearing the Solar Rays Crown. In the Encyclopedia of Mythology, English version, p.139, French version p.136 we can read the following texts...

"It was related that Helios was drowned in the ocean by his uncles the Titans, and then raised to the sky, where he became the luminous sun." "Every morning Helios emerged in the east from a swamp formed by the river-ocean in the far-off land of the Ethiopians. To his golden chariot, which Hephaestus had fashioned, the Horae harnessed the winged horses. They were of dazzling white, their nostrils breathed forth flame and their names were Lampon, Phaethon, Chronos, Aethon, Astrope, Bronte, Pyroeis, Eous and Phlegon. The God then took the reins and climbed the vault of heaven."

"Drawn in his swift chariot, he sheds light on gods and men alike: the formidable flash of his eyes pierces his golden helmet; sparkling rays glint from his breast ; his brilliant helmet gives forth a dazzling splendour; his body is draped in shining gauze whipped by the wind."

"At midday Helios reached the highest point of his course and began to descend towards the West, arriving at the end of the day in the land of the Hesperides, where he seemed to plunge into the ocean. In reality,...he would sail all night and in the morning regain his point of departure."

You see, my friends, this is "The Never Ending Story of the Winged-Horse"...and consequently #43 goes, with great honour, to Helios.

II- Selene (Luna), also known as Mene (Moon), another extremely ancient sideral personage, who from her gold crown was illuminating the obscurity of the darkness of the night. Every night, beginning her journey, once her brother Helios had terminated his own, the divine Selene with the large wings, "after bathing her beautiful body in the Ocean, and dressing herself in splendid clothes, would elevate herself in the sky, carried in a chariot drawn by brilliant chargers."

Sometimes, also, she was mounted on a single Horse. (EM English version, p.140, French version p.137). It is said, further on, that the rays of Selene, come and caress the sleep of mortals at night in their sleep!!

So, the #44 goes with grace to Selene.

III- Zeus, the God of Light and the source of all celestial manifestations is the greatest of all the Immortal Gods of the Olympus...

"You are so well the Supreme Lord of the Universe that nothing on earth happens without you, nothing in the etherian heaven, nothing in the sea." (Cleanthus, 232 B.C. in "Hymn to Zeus".)

...also flew on Pegasus...because it is his Horse...and better than that Zeus/Jupiter would at times transform himself into the fabulous Horse himself and in that way he seduced many women including Carme, in Crete, who in time gave birth to the Creto-Mycenian Goddess Britomartis! Yes! (Encyclopedia of Mythology, French version, p.96)

"And Pegasus, taking its flight, left the earth...and flew towards the Immortals. He now lives in the palace of Zeus, carrying Thunder and Lightning for the pleasure of the prudent Zeus." (as reported by Hesiod in "Theogony", 280 (FM))

Zeus, is also the guarantor of the order between gods and men alike...and is often represented sitting on a throne with Winged-Horses at the base!

So, #45 goes to Zeus.

IV- Poseidon, the powerful God of the Sea, is, in Southern Greece, very often represented as a Horse himself. It is said that he, Neptune, in that form united himself with Demeter also transformed as a Mare. In the Triumph of Poseidon, he is shown with a halo around the head, holding the Trident, while rising from the Sea, in a chariot drawn by four Horses, therefore demonstrating his dominion over the darkness of Sea of life and death.

"He established residence in the depths of the Aegean Sea where "had been built for him a magnificent palace, sparkling of gold, and of eternal time span." When he was going out, he would harness his rapid Chargers, with the bronze hooves and the golden mane; and himself, covered by a gold armour, would grab his fancy fashioned whip and would throw his chariot on the liquid plain. Around him, could be seen playing marine monsters, which came from the deepest abysses to pay homage to their Sovereign; while the joyful Sea would open in front of him, and the Chariot would fly with lightness above the waves, which could not even wet the axle of his Chariot. But, at most occasions, the apparitions of Neptune were accompanied by terrible and most powerful storms..." (Encyclopedia of Mythology, French version, p.130)

Just as Zeus, Hades and a few others, he is said to be a chthonian God which represent the obscure forces of germination and death which favor life on earth. They are said to have a very strong relationship with Mother Earth. As Gods of the Depths, they can make the whole world shake from within.(EM & FM)

"Answer my prayer, Poseidon, you, who carries the Earth on your shoulder...."
(Odysseus ix, 538.)

Therefore, #46 goes to Poseidon/Neptune

V- Athena, the goddess is also known in Rome as Minerva Capta, an Etruscan Goddess. She is strong and beautiful, and very well skilled with many talents...among which the building of ships... and the art of weaving and embroidering. Nothing exists in writing in regards to her flying on Pegasus....but it is said that she is very skilled at domesticating Horses as well as wild forces of nature.

However, she appeared to Bellerophon in a dream, ..."IN A DREAM"... THIS IS A MOST IMPORTANT STATEMENT... and gave him a gold bridle thanks to which he was able to tame the Horse Pegasus.


Encyclopedia of Mythology, English v., p.108, French v., p.102... and issued from Pindare's "Olympics" xiii, 63 to 87... for those who wish to read in depth.

In any case, Athena, it is said "became equal to her Father (Zeus)... in both strength and prudent wisdom."...Theogony, 896... and is represented wearing a head-dress which is flanked by two Winged-Horses, one on each side... as in the gold and ivory sculpture of Phidias Vth century B.C. (FM)

What she wishes to teach to humans is that it is "the Metis, the magical intelligence, and not the strength, that makes a good Man." (Iliad, xv, 412.)

Therefore, Athena is given the #47.

VI- Hermes, the Messenger of the Gods and the Divine Psychopomp which escorted the souls of the dead to either Heaven or Hell, is shown at many places with the Winged-Horse , Pegasus. The EM for example, in the old original French version, shows Hermes next to Pegasus in a beautiful painting of Mantegna (Louvre Museum) on page 110 of the French version.

In Mead, "Thrice-Greatest Hermes", an invocation to Hermes is addressed to "the Good Daimon Sire of all things good, and the nurse of the whole world," where Daimon, as Mead suggests, stands for the "Father-Mother of the Universe." Ref. Glasson, "Greek Influence in Jewish Eschatology", p.69. Also, in "Works and Days" of Hesiod, Daemons are "Spirits of the Men of the Golden Age." (Dictionary of Angels, p.93)

Hermes is the psychopompos, god of the Underworld, daimon of reincarnation. He received his art of divination from Apollo, his winged sandals from Perseus. In Homer, it is Hermes who leads the ghosts of slain suitors to Hades. He was given the name "Trismegistus", "Thrice-Greatest Intelligencer", because, so it is said, he was the First Intelligence to communicate celestial knowledge to men. It is also said, that the Cabala was shown to Hermes by God on Mount Sinai and that, in fact, he was none other than the Hebrew lawgiver Moses! (Ref. Barrett, "The Magus", Bibliographia Antiqua, p.150... as stated in the Dictionnary of Angels, p.140.)

"Hermes, (the Messenger of the Greek Gods)...had in his hand the beautiful gold wand which he used, to his own will and pleasure, to shut the eyes of humans or to put them out of their sleep... With his wand, he would lead the troupe, and the little souls were following, releasing small little piercing noises. In the profound cavities of a grotto, bats were taking off with little yells when one of them was detaching itself from the bunch suspended to the rock." ...(Odyssseus, XXIV,1.)

Hermes, was according to different researchers, the first one to be called "The Light of the World" and to wear the title of "Christos", which in Greek means "Celestial Messenger", ...being the equivalent of the Jewish "Messiah" and the sanskrit "Avatara".... which as described by the Monier-Williams' Sanskrit Dictionary is said to mean.... "Coming down with the approval of the higher source from which it came from and with the benefit to the place at which it arrives." Ave!

So, with plenty of ease and agility #48 goes to Hermes/Mercury.

VII- Pluto, you know Hades, the Lord of Hell, and of the underworld, ...well it is the same guy, once again. No kidding, this guy was riding some fabulous horses when he kidnapped the young Proserpine. This is again the dualistic nature showing up... and at the end of the story there is always reward or retribution. In any case, this is the story....

"A good morning Persephone was picking up some flowers with a few friends, when suddenly, she saw a beautiful Narcissius. But a narcissius that you never see, with a bunch of flowers!

With a shout of surprise, the young girl precipitated herself to grab this astonishing flower, and got away out of sight from her comrades. She was already stretching her arms when ....in a loud noise of thunder ...an enormous crevasse opened up splitting the ground.

And from this crevasse emerged, in a furious gallop, a black chariot, drawn by two Horses that were so dark, that they appeared blue. And standing on the Chariot, the frightening Hades in person."

He grabbed her and brought her in his world from where she never wanted to come back afterwards. No one had seen anything except, Helios, the Sun-God....who sees everything.

So, #49 without any hesitation goes to Hades/Pluto.

VIII- Aries, is usually represented with his armoured combat (debate) gear, wearing the High Crest Corynthian Helmet, flanked by two Winged-Horses, one on each side, and wearing a front chest Armour on which we can see Two Winged-Horses facing each other. There is a beautiful sculpture exposed in FM.

He often dies in combat.... but he is always brought back to life by the Gods of the Olympus. Apparently, considered as the physical father of Romulus, he led Rome to the Empire of the World.(EM & FM)

So, #50, happily goes to Aries/Mars.

IX- Apollo, also called Phoebus, "The Brilliant", and assimilated to the Sun, and considered as the most powerful of all gods....also rode on Pegasus.

"It is to Apollo, the God of Delphes, to dictate the most important, the most beautiful, and the first of all Laws." (Plato, "The Republic", IV,427.)

At times, the Gryphon, the fabulous animal, with the body and ears and eyes of a Horse, with wings of Eagle....has become the sacred animal of Apollo, and it may have been substituted to Pegasus, because it belonged like him to the Solar God. (My translation of a few lines extracted from "Lux Perpetua", p.289.)

Apollo, with the fiery eyes, is the God of Knowledge. His sight reaches everything.... and for him there is no distance. "Nothing escapes him, no thoughts, no words, no actions....he knows everything." (Pindare's "Pythics" iii,25.)

Consequently, #51 is awarded to Apollo/Phebus.

X- Eos, the Goddess of the Wind....

"Sometimes she was mounted on the Horse Pegasus and bore in her hands a torch. Most often saffron-robed Eos rode on a purple chariot drawn by two horses." (EM english, p.143, French, p.138.)

Therefore, # 52 goes to Eos.

XI- Phaeton, a mysterious Hero considered to be the Son of the Sun and of the Sun-God Helios.... also flew on the Chariot of the Sun. However, being young and inexperienced he had difficulties in his task and lost control of the Winged Horses... and the chariot flying to close to the Earth rapidly dried large rivers and sat forests ablaze everywhere, so much that Zeus had to get rid of him by a shot of lightning. (Encyclopedia of Mythology, French version, p.137.)

So, Phaeton is our #53.

XII- Perseus, everyone knows that he is a good guy, he flies on Pegasus and destroys the Gorgon ... taking her head as a present to Athena....which becomes her Egid.

There is no need to expand on this world famous story which is a landmark in the Mysteries of Mythology, which explains the presence of an illustration of Perseus on the magical Horse Pegasus on page 1 of the Encyclopedia of Mythology, english version, for example.

In any case, Perseus, in the accomplishment of his divine mission, is helped, in this regard, by a few of the ghosts of the ancient riders of the magical Horse of the past...Hermes, Hades and Athena. We will get to this phenomena a little later.

So, Perseus is our Winged-Horse Rider #54.

XIII- Bellerophon, a weird personage, who flew on the Winged-Horse in a dream and subsequently killed the Chimera..... Apparently, question of apparitions, Athena appeared to Bellerophon "IN A DREAM", .... THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STATEMENT..... and gave him a gold bridle thanks to which he was able to tame the Horse Pegasus.

(***Encyclopedia of Mythology, english version, p.108, French version, p.102.***)

Therefore, Bellerophon, with his wonderful dream in which he flew on the Winged-Horse Pegasus, which was interpreted by the Greeks as an allegory of the Immortality of the soul, gets awarded #55.

XIV- Herakles/Hercules... the famous hero, was also associated with the Winged-Horse as you may have seen in the Walt Disney movie...so he gets #56.

XV- Oenomaos... a quite unknown personage, a son of Aries and Harpina, whose name is derived from "Oeniros" the Greek word for dream. This Oenamaos, who reigned close to Olympia, had a daughter named Hippodamia, whose name is derived from the Greek word "Horse". Interestingly, it is said that Oenomaos decided that he would give the hand of his daughter to the man who would succeed in beating him in a Chariot Race. He was sure to win because his Chariot was pulled by Winged-Horses presented to him by Aries, his Father.

However, due to a wicked ruse of his own daughter Hippodamia, he lost to Pelops... and Oenomaos found his death in the defeat. (Encyclopedia of Mythology, French version, p.118)

Consequently, Oenomaos receives #57.

XVI- Hephaistos/Vulcan... the gold, silver and all-metals' Divine Smith of the Gods is another Winged-Horse Rider, who is no one else than the Creator himself and this is very easily recognisable by his works.

Besides building the Palaces of the Olympia he also fashioned the Gold Throne of God, the Scepter and Thunderbolts of Zeus, the Magical Arrows of Artemis and Apollo, the Armour of Hercules... and so many other wonderful things among which the most important of all is... the Winged-Chariot of Helios!!!

Nothing was impossible for him... and to the request of Zeus he even molded the first woman, Pandora... and was charged to give her "life", intelligence and extraordinary beauty.

Hephaistos help Zeus at many occasions and one of his chief exploits took place on the day that he "Cracked Open the Skull of Zeus with an Axe in order to give birth to Athena from his mind!" ... talk about a strange Caesarian... not for eyes to see, but for brains to see what spiritual birth is all about.

(These little extracts from The Encyclopedia of Mythology, French version, p.118 to 122.)

So, Hephaistos receives the Winged-Horse Award #58.

XVII- Hippothoos, is another relatively unknown personage who mingled with the Horse and mounted on the Divine Throne. Son and Grand-Son of Poseidon, he was left to die by his own mother, Alope, and was saved by a Horse (a Mare) who breast fed him. He was then found by some people who brought him to the father of Alope and this guy left him to die starving somewhere else... and the Horse came back to feed and save him again.

Later on this guy, Hippothoos will end up reigning on the Gold Throne of Poseidon... showing that he had the same attributes. ("The Encyclopedia OF Mythology", French version, p.132.)

So, Hippothoos gets #59.

XVIII- Dionysos/Bacchus, is another of the Winged-Horse Riders of this ancient Mythology worth mentioning.

The ethymology of his name means Dios or Zeus of Nysa, and seems by analogy to be the Greek form of the Vedic God Soma!

In any case, besides others, he is the God of Wine, of Vegetation, of Pleasure, of Civilisation and of Resurrection. Stories and legends abound and the best ones regard his assassination by jealous people and his ultimate resurrection... and as Plutarch says so well...

"Dionysos becomes the God who is destroyed, who disappears, who abandons life and who rebirths later on."

Also, quite interestingly, Dionysos has a very unique talent of charging with folly, or turn totally crazy and insane those who refuse to recognise his divinity or who decide to plot against him. One of the best stories which shows this supranormal ability is the one about the pirates who take him as prisoner and tie him somewhere in the hold of the ship. For those who don't know about this story, the ship was stopped by growing vegetation and the pirates were haunted by different visions of Dionysos and finally, they all jumped off the ship except the only man on board who had recognised the Divinity of Dionysis.

By the way, Bacchus was the most celebrated of all the Greek Gods and during one of the main celebrations, Dionysis is shown riding in pure majesty his beautiful "Chariot drawn by the Centaurs". (These extracts from "The Encyclopedia OF Mythology", French version, p.151 to 156.)

Therefore, he gets #60.

XIX- The Centaurs and the talking Horse Arion...

Since we are on the subject, we might as well discuss briefly of the Centaurs who are simply a Trinitarian representation of the Winged-Horse Riders and their spiritual counterparts. It shall be noted that the prophet Mohammed is at times represented as such in Indonesia for example. Some say that the Greeks borrowed this representation from the Vedic Gandharvas. In any case, these were reputed for their wisdom such as Pholos who received Hercules and Chiron who instructed Artemis and Apollo and had other numerous Greek Heroes as Students.

Another most inspiring representation of the Horse Divinity is in the legendary Human-Horse Arion, the progeny of Poseidon and Demeter who was a horse having the both right feet of a human and was speaking the language of humans... just to illustrate that this horse was of divine nature.

(The Encyclopedia of Mythology, French version, p.158 & 131 respectively.)

So, we will not grant nothing to the Centaurs, because they are the symbolic representations of some earlier Riders already mentioned... but, Arion came and walked...and we give him one....# 61.

XX to XXIII- The Greek and Romans Emperors

Although, we have jumped over other heroes and gods of Greek Mythology, who flew on the Winged-Horse... this privilege of ascending to heaven on Pegasus was also granted to other more recent and historically recognised personages of the Greco-Roman lore which were known and remembered as the Emperors...most of them who were simple impostors such as August, the first Emperor, who claimed to have dreams in which Jupiter appeared to him or even the terrors of Nero and Domitian... but, there were also some good ones who could have been true Riders of the Winged-Horse, by their faith such as Emperor Trajan often represented with the Winged-Horse with Pegasus...and without forgetting Alexander the Great and even Julius Caesar,...and of course the last Emperor Julian the Apostat. For your info, there exists plenty of material in this regard in "Lux Perpetua" by world renowned historian Franz Cumont... and let's briefly take a look at a few prospects...

XX- Alexander the Great, (356-323 BC) King of Macedonia (336-323 BC)

Alexander the Great....is also a rather universal personage who was motivated by his dreams... actually his whole conquest was guided by his dreams. He also had a fabulous Horse by the name of Bucephalis.... Buc phale, in French... which played an important rile in his stories simply because it was "The Horse of the Kings of the World" (Quinte Curce VI, 5-18 )...and rightfully "The Horse of the Universal Monarch"!

It should be noted that Alexander also appears in the Bible in the first chapter of the First Book of the Maccabeus.... where he is stingily reported as a being a tyrant... which is kind of contrary to everything that I've read elsewhere. This is not normal and makes me wonder why?

And for your info, Alexander was also recognised, in 332 BC, at the age of 24, by the Great Priests of Amon as to be a Son... or a living reincarnation of Amon-R , who just like Osiris traveled the World to spread his knowledge and was the last person to this present day to wear the title of Touthank Amon-R ..."The Living Image of the Sun-God." (EM, Amon-R section)

An interesting point to remark, is the fact that, at this time, the favorite animal of Amon-R was made to be the Bull Apis....and this explains why the most famous Dream Horse of Alexander began to wear the name "Bucephalis"... Bull-Head... and also the reason why Alexandria, founded a year later in 331 BC, became suddenly the Universal Intellectual and Artistic Capital of Learning for a while....with its prestigious Libraries and Universities and a New World Trade Center, dominated by a 400 feet high Lighthouse, symbolic of the Light of the World... and we shall understand more about the logic of this in next month's column.

In any case, Alexander had created, before his death at the young age of 33, a very large Empire....which he conquered very peacefully.... people of all countries were opening their arms to him. And still today people still wonder why....and also why in his kingdom, conquered and conquerors were treated the same? No oppression, no blood effusion, just happy people living in a border free peaceful kingdom of peace...... but yet a conquest!

Anyways, Alexander the Great, because of his Horse..."The Horse of the Kings of the World" (Quinte Curce VI, 5-18 )...and rightfully "The Horse of the Universal Monarch" gets to receive without any hesitation #62.

XXI- Emperor Julius Caesar #101-44 BC #63

Quite strangely this world famous Roman "for a few days" Imperator, who was primarily an historian motivated by his dreams... seems to have indeed also flown on the Winged-Horse!!!

"The oldest representation of the apotheosis in Rome, shows us already, Julius Caesar, standing in a chariot carried away by Winged-Horses." (Lux Perpetua, p.293)

This may sound crazy at first sight, but Julius Caesar was a dreamer who paid attention to his dreams and Suetone the historian (69-125 AD) who wrote the "Lives of the 12 Caesuras" tells about an oreiric anecdote relating that Julius Caesar, in his early 30's, during a pilgrimage to Spain, cried in front of a statue of Alexander the Great in Cadix, shortly after he had one of his dreams interpreted by some "Spanish Divinators" who predicted that he would one day dominate the world.(Cesar, from the collection, "Les Grands de Tous les Temps", published by Dargaud.S.A.,1968, p.24.)

I have a pretty good idea of what this dream could have been... but anyways, Caesar was confused with all this and did not know to handle his conquest and made so many mistakes and even conquered allies, like the Gauls, as if they were enemies... and his "Incest Dream" prior to crossing the Rubicon to engage combat against Pompee...was a true "Guidance Dream" which clearly indicated that he was screwing the will of the Lord, who had given birth to him.

Anyways, he was not in history, the only Winged-Horse Rider who did not exactly understand what was expected of him or partly succeeded or failed in his earthly mission of demonstrating the existence of the spiritual world and establish the Kingdom of God on Earth. Not really easy by any means.

Strangely enough, a short while after he was proclaimed "Imperator", during the night of the 14th of march of 44 BC, his wife dreamt that he was getting assassinated... and so he was on the following day, just according to the dream! "Who was Julius Caesar?" This is a very good question... which was answered by Jacques Madaule, author of a little work entitled "Cesar" (1959)...

"On the 15th of march, 44 BC, the curtain fell on the history of Caesar. It rose almost immediately on his legend. Regarding his writings which he left us, they equally hold of both. Caesar sculptured his own statue; but like these antique stone images, we miss the glance, this glance which, dying, he rested on Brutus. Who was Caesar? Nor his acts, nor his writings, nor his words, nor his death, even, tell us enough. We would have needed to hear the tone of his voice and seen shine the brightness in his eyes..."

Regardless, there are many representations of CaesarĘs Apotheosis which is nothing less than his "Divinisation"... riding in pure majesty on the Winged-Horse Chariot of the Universal Monarch...in different compositions executed in the famous paintings of " The Triumph of Caesar" by Montegna or "Caesar, Master of the World" by Ybon...and etc., but the best remains the one mentioned earlier...

"The oldest representation of the apotheosis in Rome, shows us already, Julius Caesar, standing in a chariot carried away by Winged-Horses." (Lux Perpetua, p.293)

(These 3 representations can all be seen in this little book...Cesar, from the collection, "Les Grands de Tous les Temps", published by Dargaud.S.A.,1968, on pages 69, 59 and 74 respectively.)

And then of course, since many people know about the Story of the Universal Monarch and of his most famous Winged-Horse, comes an era of impostors who know how the story works and clam to have flown on the Magical Horse... for instance Emperor August the successor of Caesar...

O- Emperor August (63 BC-14 AD) ... he was an imposter knowing the game, most likely because he was told by Caesar about it...and he was saying that Zeus/Jupiter was appearing to him in dreams and perhaps it is true, but he never transfigured into him, for the simple reason that in his time it is someone else who flew on the Winged-Horse... and he could not be the Universal Monarch... therefore he gets #0.

Nevertheless as Franz Cumont says in Lux Perpetua on p.292...

"The Emperors were supposed to become after their death the companions of the Sun Invincible... "Sol Invictus", just as they had been his proteges during their lifetime, and conducted by him towards the eternal vaults. And these are not their emphatical flatteries, inspired to court poets by servile adulation. A papyrus, found in Higher-Egypt, shows us the Faith in this form of Apotheosis which spread to the extreme confines of the Empire. Phebus/Apollo himself announces to the Romam people the death of Trajan and the advent of his successor.

"I," says the God in his own terms "have just elevated myself with Trajan on a chariot harnessed with white horses and I arrive towards you to announce that a new Prince, Hadrian, to which all things have been submitted due to his Virtue and to the Fortune of his divine Father."

This deification, obtained through the intermediary of the Sun, making place to the Sovereign on the Chariot of the Sun, remained an Article of Faith, right up to the end of paganism."

In any case, this declaration of Apollo, suggests that Emperor Hadrian could have been a Winged-Horse Rider... if it was not Emperor Trajan who conquered lots of territory on basically the same route taken 4 centuries earlier...but Nostradamus in his Centuries mentions Hadrian four times...in 1,8, 1,9, 2,55 and 3,11 which suggests that it must have been Hadrian.

XXII- Emperor Trajan (53-98-117 AD) or Emperor Hadrian (76-117-138) receives #64.

XXIII- Emperor Julian the Apostat (331-361-363) the last of the Roman Emperors apparently would have flown on the Winged-Horse... because, unsatisfied with changing Christianity, he became a fervent follower of Mithraism. Yes! Because of his Spirituality, he was convinced that Mithra, the "Sol Invictus" to whom he had propitiated, would be the one who would permit him to leave this world with the hope of a better future...(Lux Perpetua, p.302)...and we know that Mithra was one of the Riders of the Undying, Shining, Swift-Horsed-Sun! It is said that Julian considered himself to be the Spiritual Son of The Sun and that after his death he would be carried in a Fiery Chariot to the top of Mount Olympus, in the whirring of a thunderstorm...to reach the palace of his Father in etherian light." (Lux Perpetua p.292)

So, Emperor Julian for his fair performance deserves #65.

Anyways, to the testimony of the writers and authors, one can add the ones of the monuments and even money coins which demonstrate without any doubt the vitality of these ancient mythological beliefs from which was inspired the cult of the Emperors. (Lux erpetua, p.293) ... and there is so much more.

In resume, as Franz Cumont says on p.288 of Lux Perpetua.....
"It is therefore doubtless that Pegasus was regarded as an agile psychopompos, which, in an audacious flight, lifted right up to the height of the stellar vaults of heaven the privileged mortals who had obtained to reside over there forever. The Mythology consecrated Pegasus to the Sun and it was towards this Aster that he was bringing back the souls to which he had given life and was calling them to him."

"It is the reason why this Pegasus-Saviour has been represented alone, even without Rider, as a symbol of Immortality."

..... and further along, he mentions that all these representations, were actually symbolic images ....."reminding of the Ascension to Heaven."

Oh! by the way, I completely forgot about the Etruscans and The Winged-Horse in the pre-recorded initial times of the Roman Empire.... but it is always the same story as numerous Imperial Etruscan tombstones, such as the ones of Felsina, show the Emperors as being carried away to heaven on Winged-Horse(s) or in chariots drawn by the same. (Lux Perpetua, p.290-291.)

.....and I hope that this has been quite sufficient to pinpoint the fact that the Winged-Horse played a primordial role in Greece and Rome in regards to the establishment of the strong belief of the immortality of the soul.... and the simple reason why this particular dream was considered to be an allegory of the soul... and also that these little resumes of the different lives of the Immortal Winged-Horse Rider give you a little picture of the character of this immortal personage.

And now let's head into Celtic Mythology to hear once again the same story but viewed from another slightly different cultural angle.