If you’re in some sort of draining social situation, and someone brings up the Trojan War in conversation (fat chance of that happening though, but suspend your disbelief), what images does your brain conjure up? Condoms? Renaissance paintings of vengeful Goddesses? The Iliad? Golden apples? Late Bronze Age Collapse? Clever warfare? Agamemnon? Is it just a big cartoon question mark?
There are two kinds of people when someone says “Trojan War” in a casual social situation… type one will notice their ears perk up, and feel their curiosity start to peak, unfortunately unlikely to be sustained. Type two is more inclined to question the social relevance of the topic, thinking something along the lines of “Trojan War? You mean homework? Who cares! Where the fat bitches at?”… My question is which are you? On one hand, this distinction generally places every individual at one end of the nonexistent spectrum I’ve created for the sake of this exercise, however moderates are bound to exist, and I do not discount your role and influence. Your spectral placement means little, it simply represents your best bet at gauging whether you will find this analysis even remotely useful or interesting; whether or not it’s a decent investment of your freetime. If you’re thinking “Fuck this silly bitch,” I totally understand. You lead a “fact” based lifestyle, and I can’t fault you for that… if that’s you, I’ve probably wasted enough of your time already with this horribly self indulgent introduction, so please feel free to stop reading immediately and opt for something factual; perhaps the news. Or smothering pornography.
If you’re wondering why I’m focusing hard on femdom themes today, it’s because the Trojan War is, from a mythical and cosmological standpoint, one of the most feminist (although technically ironically so), as well as one of the most cuckolding prophecies/events of the age of Aries. But also because sex sells right? That’s why ten year olds across the hemispheres watch obscene twerking videos and listen intently to how music has been reduced to an ex-stripper explaining how she “got this ring…(it wasn’t cooking or cleaning…). The most powerful goddess of human history was the first goddess: the earth mother. She is depicted in most archaeological finds as being something akin to today’s pornographical “BBW” or “BBW Ebony” (to be inclusive and realistic). This entity is the most powerful in a human sense, and despite her fall from grace, she remains that way due to her infinite reach and primordial allies. She made us and she can destroy us, it’s as simple as that, and the same goes for all mortal (and to a certain extent, immortal), forms of life that dwell within and upon her. Her ability is impenetrable, and her influence over humans is only bested by the sun and to a lesser extent, the moon, and this is only because the earth itself was created due to the activities of stars and older intergalactic bodies, and likewise is subject to their “authority”, in a sense; this pecking order carries, and is consistently paralleled throughout human religion. The universe is a series of dolls- a macrocosm full of proportionate microcosms, who often have their own microcosms, making them macrocosms in their own right, ad nauseaum. This is the basis of hermetic thought which will be given its own series in due time. These intuitive biases have been discovered and subsequently exploited by humans in later manifestations of religion, whose own evolution can be quantified as the increase of ego drama present within a given set of religious dogma. This form of ego exploitation of intuitive cosmological assumptions only prove to be far more difficult to control than their predecessors, and generally result in collective perversion, dissonance, and harder to predict consequences. If you have half a brain, you can understand this connection, the macro-micro relationship between the earth mother and her cosmological superiors, and similarly the earth mother and humanity. If you have a full brain, you can understand the “WAP” perversion of this concept that we currently reside in. If you have an ultra meta 4D brain, you can reasonably imagine what will become of the current dominant solar and phallic energies, and possibly even what could come next. The Trojan War is a significant piece of this puzzle because the esoteric imagery present in the literature and general myth, paired with the limited archaeological/historical understanding of the possible event serves as a well presented iteration of a “singularity” or cosmological usurpation myth.
The story of the Trojan War depicts a dated or otherwise historical standard for the height of “immortal arrogance”, or of immortal leadership figures being met with and having to deal with or overcome what should be, by all accounts, mortal issues. Just as every incarnation of solar mythology has a creation story, they also possess an ending story; generally, a patricidal or familial usurpation of an outdated ruler, followed by some unavoidable unification that results in significant changes in the mythical spectrum and setting as well as in the mortal world. The Trojan War serves as the usurpation myth for the house of Zues by his daughter Pallas Athena, and the various mortal characters that she charges to reflect these changes within the existing and upcoming social landscapes of the humans. The usurpation of Zues coincides with the lifting of the curse on The House of Atreus, depicting some shift between immortal superiority and mortal superiority. It is possible, but unproven, that the king of the Olympian Gods, three key immortal Goddesses, and the “Judgement of Paris” were the cause for the physical destruction and fall of Troy, and perhaps or likely other bloody Bronze Age Collapse sackings and similar massacres, leading to the region of Asia Minor and all previous Mycenaean/Hittite/Peloponnese area Empires being overcome with not only war and violence but also devastating cultural collapse, climate change or environmental disaster, i.e., The Greek Dark Ages. Obviously this mysterious period in history can be attributed to far more than Trojan and Greek religion and politics; I’m simply proposing that on some level, the interaction of these semi-primordial energies bodies, the “Olympians”, may have played a significant role in the Collapse or events leading up to them. Even if it is just a vivid cautionary tale, whatever allegory possibly being used translates “The Olympians”, even if the descriptions are less than literal, to something of equal and all encompassing importance. Ostensibly, it is unknown to immortals and mortals alike (except Zues’ favorite, Hermes, and his primordial consorts in production,Themis and Momus), that Zues is responsible for the entire Trojan War hullabaloo, and that the whole narrative began, like all good Greek narratives do, as a way to circumvent a patricidal prophecy. You see Zues’ general sluttiness and disregard for the power befitting his standing was catching up to him; he had been all over the place making demi-god offspring with mortals and nymphs, and the power and influence these individuals had over mortals caused fear within him. Despite being an immortal, he clung heavily to mortal pleasures and unsustainable hedonism, partly due to a devastating heartbreak he suffered as a young man…seriously, what a mortal move. As is par for the course in these situations, he was told of a prophecy: that one of his children (Pallas Athena, from his first marriage to his first wife, the Titan Matisse, the aforementioned heartbreak) would usurp him (which she does through the absolvement of the curse of the House of Atreus and through the trial of Orestes), and that a son of the nymph Thetis (the hero Achilles), would surpass him in influence, and similarly set a precedent that would be the downfall of the Olympian house in the scope of mortal religion, although the symbolic power of the pantheon would last through Roman times (generally due to the actions of Aneas, a mortal son of, unsurprisingly, Aphrodite), before being systematically discredited and villainized altogether. Mythological, immortal patricide or murder events are, in my opinion, generally descriptive of the end of some scale of astrological age (Cronus killing his father brought an end to the reign of Gaia and Uranus, and the start of the Golden age of the Titans, Zues killing his father brought an end to the age of Cronos, and Trojan War events lead to the end of Olympian rule, and as we’ll see, an end to direct male solar dominion in preparation for the Age of Pisces. While the Trojan War events stand to mark the end of the reign of Zues/Jupiter, with the King of the Gods being overpowered by his own hubris and losing much of his mortal favor to the likes of brave martyrs such as Achilles, Orestes, and the rest of the demigod or mortal mommy’s boy heroes that followed). The only supporting evidence I have for the Trojan War being one of these cosmological/astrological events is how it tracks and lays out the framework for the age of Pisces to come, when it is viewed on a macro scale. If you’re in the camp of speculating on the historical reality of the Trojan War, you’ll find most like minded scholars would proposedly date this event in or around the Late Bronze Age Collapse, an event which for all esoteric intents and purposes, culminates in a sort of religious and social singularity for the peoples of the greater Mediterranean and Mesopotamian regions. Before the Collapse, the peoples of this area were subject to the height of Taurean age and early Aries age solar dominion; comparatively tactless and stringent “palace-temple” societies run by massive empires and tyrants, while there was little in the way of social justice or recourse. Timelines and records demonstrate that Jewish peoples were particularly victimized by these powers and institutions, which is effectively demonstrated within the Major Arcana imagery, and further connects widespread monotheism as being an elusive prophetic end goal. After the Collapse, and the rebuilding of these areas (with the exception of classical and independent Mesopotamian societies), we see an unprecedented emergence of enlightenment thinking and behavior culminating in democracy, art, performance, philosophy, and more, (including later Hellenistic manifestations of these subjects), within the various Mediterranean regions that define the remainder of the age of Aries. We see populations or other unknown influences use the destabilization of the Collapse to push new agendas that are all, retrospectively, seemingly in line with female sublimation methods of maintaining the solar astrology needed to finish out the age of Aries, a male placement, in extreme preparation for the coming female age, Pisces, and as it stands, likely the one after that as well. However, within the scope of the myth, what you get when you follow the consequences of the Trojan War, (primarily through the events of Aeschylus’ Oresteia) is the revelation that comprises the ultimate end of the myth: the establishment of Democracy in Athens, and the establishment of Athena as the indisputable patron of Athens, and of classical Greece by extension. The end of the Greek Dark Ages, and both pre and post Hellenistic classical philosophies that followed led almost directly (certainly macro historically), to the development of Christianity, as well as its diminutive, widespread violence, which is, in my opinion, the ultimate instance of female sublimative success to date. Additionally, the involvement of the Titaness Themis and the being Momus (the personifications of good counsel and satire, respectively), in the development of Zues’ initial plan is also symbolically charged to hint at the entire myth and war being a means of ironic female energetic sublimation infiltrating mortal kind in a major, prophetic way; and also explains the irony and ultimate outcomes in the myth… which in its entirety can easily be construed as the ultimate esoteric cuckolding. True to its tragic way, the “good counsel” that Zues’ receives regarding the Trojan War is not good counsel for him as an individual solar entity, but rather is good counsel for the continuation of the natural orders, ie: allowing prophecies to run their courses, and allowing poisoned houses to fall. That’s the problem with primordial counsel… They uphold the reality that supports the systems of nature rather than the systems of male or solar dominionists, whether they be immortal or not. Since the natural order calls for female sublimation both cosmologically and in a social sense, the harder solar dominionists fight against this reality, the more clever and successful the female sublimation efforts become in turn. The funny thing about Christianity when compared to the solar and age shifting myths that predate it, however, is that the son does not usurp the father. The son martyrs himself in order to both cleanse himself and a larger familial collection, and to become one with the father. It’s an obvious split from the historical western norm, and overall it relays the sense of female sycophantic and empathetic manipulation (”why can’t we all just enjoy a meal in peace, as a family?”); it easily reminds one of the fates of Achilles and Orestes once again. The mothers serve as the ultimate advocates and protectorates of these individuals, despite Orestes killing his mother and being subject to retribution for that action. The choices and circumstances within the House of Atreus, mostly by Agamemnon, brother of Menelaus, regarding his participation in the war lead directly to the development of Democracy and in a way, everything that followed it. This represented a giant change in both Greek cultural unity and in the standard of Greek political structure; the beginning of a relatively enlightened period that allowed for world defining philosophies and ideas to be brought about into certain social circles, and whose conceptual offspring would evolve and eventually rise to extreme prominence in the form of Christianity. While both Apollo and Artemis play a significant role in the Orestian narrative, it is the motherless female Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, who was literally born from Zues’ headache, that is credited with the creation of the Democratic model which ultimately replaced the black and white “palace-temple” model that easily and obviously favored the powerful and well positioned over the every or layman.
Although the affairs of the Trojan War myth, especially the subjects of prophecies (which is no coincidence), are still male and solar centric throughout the narrative, female energies overwhelmingly rule the majority of the events in the story; whether you personally place them in an antagonist or protagonist role is less important. Male energies may use them as pawns to achieve their own dominuitive ends, but the female energies and their allies carry this whole story, and they are responsible for the way the events ultimately play out. This pattern seems to resurface everywhere you look, especially in occult imagery. Despite male efforts to circumvent female energetic powers, they always come through to preserve the natural order when it is necessary. If you’ve read my historical tarot analyses up to date then you’ll know exactly what I mean. All the Goddesses, miscellaneous immortal, and mortal females who play a role in this story have more and more power the deeper the narrative is dissected, and especially when it is analyzed retrospectively.
Before there was any complex astrology or astronomy, before humans bothered to know or quantify what the sky consisted of, the vastness of the various terrains of Earth, Rivers, and Seas were the primary gendered deities. These forces gave rise to life in all its forms from flies to fish to full fledged homo-sapiens, and since ego injection is nothing new, humans began believing it was all for them early on. Ego injection pollutes the idea of folklore analysis, as it is difficult to know (barring archaeological evidence), how much of mythology is based in reality and how much is based on allegory, bias, and circumstance. Specifics aside, the primordial rule of Uranus, followed by the rule of Rhea and Cronus, (the age of the Titans), followed by Zeus and the rule of the Olympians over the mortals: this line of immortal usurpers is how these ego injections are personified within Minoan/Mycenaean/Greek mythology, and the complexity and dissonance grows with each generation. Despite who has taken her to use and label, the Earth is, as both a cosmological and mythological energetic body, the absolutely larger than life canvas that all of the existence defining activity took place upon, making it the ultimate object of reverence, and, as is the fate of most reverent objects, the ultimate object of eventual perversion and ridicule. One day, or perhaps over a long period of time, this “Earth Mother” worship trend by humans was challenged severely, and we live with the consequences of this shift to this day. I can’t say when for sure, but my guess would be that it was sometime mid-diluvian, sometime when water came together with earth, when there was nothing to look at but sea and sky, or perhaps even taking shape before the last major flood event when the Encochian “Nephilim” (or perhaps Titans?) were proposed to have run about Earth, fucking the mortal women, making weird little half Nephilim offsprings, and teaching them the great esoteric secrets of the Universe, primarily warfare, weaponry, glamor magic, astrology and astronomy (although Hermes is also credited with the creation of many of these within Olympian mythology… sources vary and intertwine, as always). Likely, it was a complex culmination of those mythical or symbolic events (timeline definitely pending, and others certainly not withstanding), that have worked to establish a powerful “solar deity” worship mindset within the collective unconscious whose echoes last to date. Somewhere along the line, the activity of the stars and planets became infinitely more important than the patterns and movements of the Earth. It is my belief that the Neolithic period in and around the Mediterranean definitely correlates to this, but I digress. The widespread choice or necessity to embrace and perpetuate solar worship over earth worship, while neither exactly datable or quantifiable, is a very important event or series of events in the timeline of human religion. I believe this shift encompasses most every contemporary religious “mystery”, and I believe the apparent pattern of increasing intensity regarding solar worship plays a major role in all of human history. At the same time, I believe the current degradation of the solar worship model will lead to solar worship (this includes all resulting phallic worship as well if you’re new to the chronicles), being reduced to perversion, ridicule, and reestablishment of the body as a taboo, just as the Earth Mother has been during the reign of the sun. It will soon be replaced with something entirely different, and that object will be revered with all the necessary aspects of holiness until it too joins the ranks of the irreverent Earth and cuckolded sun. This is, essentially, the sort of shift depicted around the imagery of The Wheel of Fortune and The World. The characters and cultural specifics vary, but this cycle of cosmological or collectively astrological prominence and proportional degradation is seemingly the most base and unavoidable detail of the rise and fall of human powers.
To me at least, the Trojan War prophesies or otherwise illustrates the shift from Male centric worship (Zues losing status, becoming frustrated with his polluted family tree, and ultimately being brought to justice by a prophecy), and then, through clever sycophancy and manipulative sublimation, back to Female centric, though cleverly sublimative, worship (Athenian Democracy, Hellenistic philosophy, and eventually Christianity, and to a lesser extent, Islam), in some overwhelmingly roundabout and unavoidably collective sense. The characters, details, and consequences of the Trojan War myth are highly period-centric making it difficult for contemporary peoples to comprehend it accurately, which leaves many details up for interpretation regarding the symbolism and themes. This is simply my personal take based on my research and intuitive connections, and as always I encourage the reader to visit other sources, collect new or different opinions, conduct more independent research, and form your own perspective of these stories and their implications. These esoteric topics can always be, conceptually, edited, personalized, and added to in a collective and individual sense; that is their true power. Despite the complications regarding the lack of concrete facts, the general Trojan War narrative holds up to the trends established by the imagery, and can generally be modified to suit any age of “intelligent” humanity on earth. As with any mythological, religious, or otherwise esoteric subject, remember to suspend disbelief and always strive for holism. It’s truly impossible to know (until time travel), what the reality of these stories consists of except speculation and ancient storytelling. The lives of the people who initially recorded them, as well as their biases, all play a major role in any analysis and should always be actively considered. These ancient myths and any analysis of them are all highly speculative and that’s a large part of the fun. So with that being said, let’s get into some details:
I’m focusing on the OG narrative today, so let’s start by looking at the characters and events. These are fairly well known to nerds and classics buffs (…technically there’s no distinction). There’s the general Mycenaean/Minoan+misc. Olympian pantheon, with three Goddesses at the forefront: Hera, Queen of The Gods, Aphrodite, The Goddess of Love, and Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom. Hera being the eldest (technically) as well as (arguably, theoretically) the most well positioned sycophant, and therefore, the most entitled, Aphrodite being the loveliest, and Athena being the smartest. The story properly starts with Zeus having an idea when he is told that he will be usurped by one of his offspring, just as his own father was by him, and that a son of the nymph Thetis would surpass him in terms of greatness. After hearing the prophecy, Zues first attempts to counteract it by devising a plan to cause a great war that will thin his genetic herd, lessening the chances of usurpation, and second by marrying off the nymph Thetis to an older mortal fellow, the aging hero King Peleus, to insure her offspring are mortal, and therefore will not be able to surpass him. He will use the wedding as a jumping off point for his first plan, and surely revels in his cleverness; killing many birds with one stone. Next, he discloses his plan to his de facto favorite, Hermes, and when the immortal wedding event comes, the lesser liked Goddess, Eris, or Discord, a daughter of the primordial Nyx, the Goddess of night, is denied entry into the wedding by Hermes due to her “reputation for trouble making” (which is rich coming from Hermes). Eris is understandably triggered, and retaliates by throwing her wedding gift, “The Apple of Discord” into the merriment. The apple is inscribed with the words “For The Fairest”, and while Eris takes great joy in the strife it causes among the three biggest Goddesses as they argue over who the apple was meant for, she has simultaneously set a course for absolute, all encompassing strife. As is his short sighted nature, Eris’ connection to primordial forces is the primary detail that Zeus fails to consider in his brilliant scheme, as even though they may be easily manipulated by Olympian forces, their alliances are always with Gaia or the Earth Mother and helping her with the cycles that she needs carried out. The consequences of this action, angering the Goddesses, achieves Zues’ desired ends, of course, but they will grow and move far beyond his control, and they will prove his downfall. At first though, this golden apple only causes intense controversy; division among the energies of The Empress (Marriage, Love and Wisdom). Obviously the Goddesses agreed on one thing: the apple certainly does not belong to the bride, Thetis… I mean, come on, she’s just a nymph… she literally can’t be the fairest, who cares what day it is or who she’s marrying? Funny to think that even with the Goddess of Wisdom in their midst they did not have the thought to avoid spoiling the wedding by awarding the apple to the bride simply out of decorum. Instead, the Goddesses play directly into the hands of both Zues and Eris, and provide them with the exact reaction they expected and wanted. Suppose it demonstrates the true nature of how women were viewed in these societies… or something. At the very least it identifies the power possessed by strategic and properly motivated female energetic deities (Eris, in this case), and by extension, similarly endowed or divinated mortal women, to cause existing social structures to come to a grinding halt on their respective levels (think Piscean witch hunts). Even though Zues acted as a puppet master to these inciting events, he relies solely on the women’s reactions to make his plan work; by this measure his power is being displayed as surprisingly superficial. To me this hints at the coming domination of his house by female and lunar sycophancy, as the story and prophecy goes that he is soon to be released from his role as legitimate ruler, and demoted to historical figurehead. On the surface, the Trojan War narrative is a cautionary tale regarding the danger of powerful and unchecked women and female energies, but upon further inspection, we see it is actually closer to a reflection of collective female sublimation agendas taking advantage of the predictable nature of solar worship and dominion preservationists to achieve their own Lunar ends.
Anyhow, whatever way you look at the details, Eris basically threw a huge hunk of metal, probably bronze, into the very delicate gears of the immortal social order, and also into the even more delicate system of the infant mortal social order. Zues refused to solve the quarrel among the Goddesses when they approached him requesting his judgement on the whole “Fairest” business. Zues was absolutely sick of his hoes acting up, and more, he was not pleased with being put in the position of essentially having to pick the hottest out of his wife, his daughter and his sort of daughter/grandmother, so he passed the responsibility onto a mortal prince, Paris of Troy. Paris had himself been the subject of a prophecy; he was prophesied to bring about the destruction of Troy, and despite all efforts by his parents to get rid of him and circumvent the prophecy, he survived, as the babies always seem to do in these situations. Suddenly, this highly cursed mortal was in a strange position of pseudo-power. Immortal Goddesses, pure cosmological energy bodies, were asking for his mortal opinion; debasing themselves and begging for his favor. They were demanding his judgement, his ruling, whatever it is you want to call it. Unfortunately for Paris, though this seemed an honor at first, the Goddesses did not make this an easy choice for him. He was tempted with promises of power from Hera, wisdom from Athena, and hot young demi-goddess pussy from Aphrodite. They swayed him with magic, but he ultimately chose Aphrodite as the fairest (which means he was in fact rewarded with the hot young demi-goddess pussy). Even more unfortunately for Paris, as the story goes, the hottest of all the snatch in the known world was that of Helen of Sparta, who was not only a child of Zues, but also already married to King Menelaus, (of the also highly cursed House of Atreus) as part of a diplomatic relationship, as most royal women at the time were. At any rate, a mortal rite is no challenge for a full fledged goddess, and Aphrodite easily united Paris and Helen as promised by forcing the union through magic. We all know that’s not how it ends though. Menelaus and his allies (including his brother in law, Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, who had married Helen’s sister Clytemnestra) unite and mobilize to defeat Troy and defend the honor of the stolen Princess Helen due to the pact they made as suitors vying for Helen’s hand, etc, etc. Because of this single act by Eris, a petty conflict between three Goddesses has led to a mortal, Paris, holding the literal balance in his inexperienced hands. He is swayed by powerful promises and his ultimate choice is backed by unwise, predictable male motives. One folly, and the mishandling of the conflict between the Goddesses yields a bloody war like none seen before. Troy is sacked, raped, and destroyed over the span of a decade. Zues gets his population nice and nerfed like he wanted, but the war does not simply end with the satisfaction of Zeus’ goal. There are some interesting things to consider- by choosing Aphrodite and snubbing Athena and Hera, their sectors are still totally affected. Love and passion prevail at first, as they do, but the disregard shown for the institution of Marriage (which is Hera’s domain) leads directly to the horrors of the Trojan War, and subsequently to the development of the comparatively sycophantic Democratic Athenian justice system (which both fall into Athena’s domains). All of this amounts in the curse being lifted from the House of Atreus. I take this to mean that, at least on an immortal scale, despite both the horrors of the war and the strife caused by Zues, Eris, and Paris, immortal forces may always circumvent the consequences to suit their own agendas. If Paris had chosen differently, how would mortal society have been affected? How about the prophecy? In a different reality, would Paris have been a lonely tyrant, wise and powerful but free from love? Would we be stuck in the age of Jupiter? I often wonder if Paris had not chosen love over power and wisdom, but if he had had the foresight to choose differently, how would history vary? Perhaps the point is rather that when mortal men are in the driver’s seat, so to speak, handing out judgements left and right over and in the name of holy celestial deities, they will inevitably be blinded and distracted by the promise of deep aesthetics and instant gratification rather than stick to the mission at hand? I’ll let you decide and make exceptions for the moderates. Even more, consider the magical aspects of the Judgement of Paris… mortals judging immortals leads to damning consequences…it is impossible to win in a game like that.
Despite the wordy journey we’ve taken to get to this juncture, my main point is pretty simple:
Existence of anything from stars to starfish is precarious to say the least. The existence of Earth and the moon is one thing, but the existence of life intelligent and egotistical enough to judge not only Earth but the whole visible cosmos in relation to themselves is absolutely groundbreaking, and another thing entirely. This is what the myth is trying to relate. Privileged vantage point mixed with highly informed perspective can have major fucking consequences. Microcosms and macrocosms may technically be separate from each other, but they follow the same laws, and interruption of these laws leads to dissonance. There is enough chaos in the universe without adding ego dissonance to the mix, but us humans have made our warm ego bed and we will die in it, so to speak.
In part B I’ll be going over the specific immortal energy bodies involved and their full symbolic importance, as well as following the mortal storylines, so be sure to stay tuned if you thought any of the last five thousand words were remotely informative or interesting. I assure you there’s far more where that came from.