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The Venus Calendar and Related Lore of the Dogon
February 23, 2009 5:08 PM   Subscribe

The Venus Calendar and Related Lore of the Dogon by Philip C. Steffey, PhD.
posted by sidr (16 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Even if only 10% of what modern fringe researchers say about the Dogon is true, they still were a people that had something very peculiar going on.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:36 PM on February 23, 2009


I'm no paleoastronomer, but does this mean Dogon men are not from Mars?

Also, this--I believe the Hogon's calendar was a degraded, simplified derivative--makes me believe the article was composed pre-spellcheck.
posted by ornate insect at 5:37 PM on February 23, 2009


Tuhtuhtuhtimecube!!!
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 5:56 PM on February 23, 2009


The Dogon make amazing sculpture.
posted by Wolof at 6:05 PM on February 23, 2009


Interesting. Here is a beautiful photo album of Dogon country. The buildings I particularly like but the pictures of village life and rituals are very nice too. Check out the door locks as well.
posted by tellurian at 6:11 PM on February 23, 2009


ornate insect: Also, this--I believe the Hogon's calendar was a degraded, simplified derivative--makes me believe the article was composed pre-spellcheck.

From the article:commoners to village sages and high priests (hogon). That's kinda weird.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 6:34 PM on February 23, 2009


makes me believe the article was composed pre-spellcheck

The oldest man in the village will assume office as Hogon (except in Arou).
posted by Wolof at 9:34 PM on February 23, 2009


co chu thu be be t-hu com bu bu hu mmububu!
posted by mwhybark at 10:14 PM on February 23, 2009


I stand corrected. Twice.
posted by ornate insect at 10:17 PM on February 23, 2009


I stand corrected. Twice.

Hooo-GON!

RIP Werner Klemperer
posted by Wolof at 10:42 PM on February 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Space Prophet Dogon

Dogon A.D.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 11:54 PM on February 23, 2009


Hogon's Heroes
posted by DU at 5:50 AM on February 24, 2009


I initially read the name of the people as Dagon, and was expecting a very different sort of lore.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:45 AM on February 24, 2009


The stars are not yet right.
posted by FatherDagon at 7:41 AM on February 24, 2009


And holy smokes, Joseph - I never knew that Grail's version of Space Prophet Dogon was a cover. Here's the one I'm used to, which is pretty awesome, I've got to say.
posted by FatherDagon at 7:51 AM on February 24, 2009


Even if only 10% of what modern fringe researchers say about the Dogon is true, they still were a people that had something very peculiar going on.

And if even only 10% of all UFO sightings aren't hoaxes but the real thing, then we sure do have a lot of aliens buzzing around us!
posted by sour cream at 7:59 AM on February 24, 2009


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