22.8.16

The Statue of Liberty a copy of ancient greek Eleutheria and the hidden meanings of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

You may read about a connection of the Statue of Liberty and the sun - god Apollo, or the connection to Colossus of Rhodes, that's wrong, The Statue of Liberty has nothing to do with Apollo.

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad.
Denarius (42 BC) issued by Cassius Longinus and Lentulus Splintep, depicting the crowned head of Libertas, with a sacrificial jug and lituus on the reverse



In Roman mythology, Demeter (Ceres) has a daughter named Libera ("Liberty/Freedom").

Hmmm ...The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, ok let's take a look at this.

The Greek equivalent of the goddess Libertas is Eleutheria, the personification of liberty.

The Greek word "ἐλευθερία" (capitalized Ἐλευθερία; Attic Greek pronunciation: [eleu̯tʰer'ia]), transliterated as eleutheria, is an Ancient Greek term for, and personification of, liberty. Eleutheria personified had a brief career on coins of Alexandria.

In Ancient Greece, Eleutheria was also an epithet for the goddess Artemis, and as such she was worshipped in Myra of Lycia.
Artemis Eleutheria, from a coin minted in Myra of Lycia in honour of Empress Tranquillina.

For R. F. Willets, Cretan dialect 'Eleuthia' would connect Eileithyia (or perhaps the goddess "Eleutheria") to Eleusis. This Cretan dialect is also similar in name to an ancient city in Crete named Eleutherna

Eleusis (Greek: Ελευσίνα Elefsina, Ancient Greek: Ἐλευσίς Eleusis) is a town and municipality in West Attica, Greece. It is situated about 18 kilometres (11 miles) northwest from the centre of Athens.
View over the excavation site towards Eleusis and the Saronic Gulf.

In Greek mythology, Eleusis was the eponymous hero of the town of Eleusis. He was a son of Hermes and the Oceanid Daeira, or of Ogygus. Panyassis wrote of him as father of Triptolemus, adding that "Demeter came to him". she feeding him divine milk by day and placing him into the fire at night, which makes Triptolemus grow faster  (that's a hidden meaning of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, fire-torche to make USA grow faster).

The Eleusinian Mysteries (Greek: Ἐλευσίνια Μυστήρια) were initiations held every year for the cult of Demeter and Persephone based at Eleusis in ancient Greece. They are the "most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece". It is thought that their basis was an old agrarian cult which probably goes back to the Mycenean period (c. 1600 – 1100 BC) and it is believed that the cult of Demeter was established in 1500 BC.



Eleusís is probably a counterpart with Elysium and the goddess Eileithyia.

Elysium or the Elysian Fields (Ancient Greek: Ἠλύσιον πεδίον, Ēlýsion pedíon) is a conception of the afterlife that developed over time and was maintained by some Greek religious and philosophical sects and cults.Elysium would also be known as the Fortunate Isles or the Isles (or Islands) of the Blessed, located in the western ocean at the end of the earth.

According to Eustathius of Thessalonica the word "Elysium" (Ἠλύσιον) derives from ἀλυουσας (ἀλύω, to be deeply stirred from joy) or from ἀλύτως, synonymous of ἀφθάρτως (ἄφθαρτος, incorruptible), referring to souls' life in this place. Another suggestion is from ελυθ-, ἔρχομαι (to come). Ialysos (Greek: Ιαλυσός and Ἰηλυσὸς), an ancient Doric polis on the island of Rhodes, also related to the image of Eleutheria.

The Fortunate Isles or Isles of the Blessed (Greek: μακάρων νῆσοι, makárôn nêsoi) were semi-legendary islands in the Atlantic Ocean (another hidden meaning by by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi) variously treated as a simple geographical location and as a winterless earthly paradise inhabited by the heroes of Greek mythology. (another hidden meaning by by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi , a gift to a newborned nation)

Eileithyia or Ilithyia (/ɪlᵻˈθaɪ.ə/; Greek: Εἰλείθυια; also Ἐλευθία Eleuthia, or Ἐλευθώ Eleuthō) was the Greek goddess of childbirth and midwifery. The links between Eileithyia, an earlier Minoan goddess, and a still earlier Neolithic prototype are, relatively, firm.

And finaly we found the source. The rites, ceremonies, and beliefs of the Eleusinian Mysteries were kept secret and consistently preserved from antiquity.But there are many paintings and pieces of pottery that depict various aspects of the Mysteries. And as you can see you will find a lot of "Statues" of Liberty on them.
A votive plaque known as the Ninnion Tablet depicting elements of the Eleusinian Mysteries, discovered in the sanctuary at Eleusis (mid-4th century BC)

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