Solomon and Homer
Post rescatado de geocities via el archive,
Creo que es un tema que ya habiamos tratado aqui.
I wonder how it ocurred to me that I have been driven to think on a relationship between stars and warrior groups of the celestial battle. I believe it is because time ago I read this report of a book:
To argue their point the authors turn first to the Catalogue of Ships in Book II. They state that they believe that each of the forty-five ships listed in the Catalogue corresponds to a constellation in the ancient Greek sky. Furthermore, each star within those constellations represents a warrior, to the extent that all 650 warriors listed in the Catalogue of Ships has a personal star within the constellation to which his ship corresponds.
Florence and Kenneth Wood (working from Florence's mother, a teacher of English named Edna Leigh) got a good idea between a lot of wild inconsistence, so their book has not been very sucessful. But yes, it could be that visible stars were used as a mnemonic device of story-tellers, to remembers the whole catalogue of ships. The list holds about 29 tribes with 44 named leaders holding about 1200 ships. The greeks acknowledge about 45 constelations, and the total of stars is slightly over one thousand, so numbers fit.
The number of tribes rounds a calendrical one. Just as the Theurgia-Goetia lists 31 demons. Moreover, while Illiad it is not about stars, it is clear that a lot of the magick works (Check the esoterica archives),are about astrology/astronomy, even if degenerated into a continous listing of demons and predictions. But going back the catalogue of angels of Enoch I, it is clear we are speaking of calendars, seasons, and sky-watching (Enoch I seems to be written down in the first century BCE, but the science in the book is clearly more primitive... or more ancient, if you like).
Lacking of any clue of influence between both lists, the one of homerical warriors and the ones of celestial warriors, we can at least claim that they show very close methodology. So, it could be said that the books of magic give additional evidence for the Woods (and they really need it).