Friday, July 27, 2012
The Babylon angle
Glastonbury Tor made a surprisingly strong Babylon "scene" - we are so used to having Babylon towers in almost all Olympics.
The hill is really worth noting for the fact that the castle is missing...
...as was mentioned by Bob Schlenker a few days back.
The tree on the Olympic version represents the underworld as proven by the fact (at least to me, anyway) the coal miners (who work in the mines underground, obviously) came up magically from under the uplifted tree...
The underworld (also the name of the musical producers for the evening by no coincidence) is one of the big 2012 themes; doesn't that make you just a bit squeamish? What lives in the underworld that you want to be a part of? Chained nephilim? people in hell?
When the miners came out at first, I honestly thought they were going to be zombies and would immediately pounce on the pagan kids playing on the maypole and the Celtic villagers picking vegetables.
But I digress. Glastonbury Tor is kind of a Babylon. For one thing, it looks like the tower of Babylon:
Moreover, Glastonbury Tor used to have a tower atop of it that crashed to the ground when an earthquake struck in the 1200's on a 9/11 date!