Ganymede, Greek Ganymedes, Latin Ganymedes, or Catamitus , in Greek legend, the son of Tros (or Laomedon), king of Troy . Because of his unusual beauty, he was carried off either by the gods or by Zeus , disguised as an eagle , or, according to a Cretan account, by Minos , to serve as cupbearer. In compensation, Zeus gave Ganymede's father a stud of immortal horses (or a golden vine). The earliest forms of the myth have no erotic content, but by the 5th century bc it was believed that Ganymede's kidnapper had a homosexual passion for him; Ganymede's kidnapping was a popular topic on 5th-century Attic vases. The English word catamite was derived from the popular Latin form of his name. He was later identified with the constellation Aquarius .[ www.brittania .com/ebchecked/topic/Ganemade]
In Greek mythology, Hebe the Goddess of youth was the original cup-bearer to the Greek Gods of Mount Olympus serving them nectar and ambrosia. Hêbê is the daughter of Zeus and Hera and is shown doing her cup-bearer duties in Homer's Iliad :
Hebe is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Abi . Appu in Tamil means water. Abi is the female form of Appu or Appan. The basic composition of Abi = Aa+ ba where ba is the earth or underworld, the ocean.A means the' great'.
A cup-bearer was an officer of high rank in royal courts, whose duty it was to serve the drinks at the royal table. On account of the constant fear of plots and intrigues, a person must be regarded as thoroughly trustworthy to hold this position. He must guard against poison in the king's cup, and was sometimes required to swallow some of the wine before serving it. His confidential relations with the king often gave him a position of great influence.
Hêbê's role of cup bearer ended when she married war hero Heracles who joined Hêbê amongst the Gods and Goddesses and started a family.
Hêbê was then replaced by Ganymede.
, Ganymede (Greek, Ganymedes ) is a divine hero whose homeland was Troy. Homer describes Ganymede as the most beautiful of mortals. He was the son of Tros of Dardania, from whose name "Troy" was supposed to derive, and of Callirrhoe. His brothers were Ilus and Assaracus. In one version of the myth, he is abducted by Zeus, in the form of an eagle, to serve as cup-bearer in Olympus. The myth was a model for the Greek social custom of paiderastía , the socially acceptable erotic relationship between a man and a youth. The Latin form of the name was Catamitus , from which the English word "catamite" is derived. [en .wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganymede] .
Akshayapatra meaning inexhaustible vessel , is an object from Hindu theology. It was a wonderful vessel given to Yudhishthira by the Lord Surya, which held a never-failing supply of food to the Pandavas every day.
When the Pandavas began their exile in the forest, Yudhishitra was despondent at his inability to feed the holy sages and others who accompanied him. At this, Dhaumya, the priest of the Pandavas, counselled him to pray to Lord Surya. Pleased with Yudhishtira's prayers, Lord Surya blessed him with the Akshaya Patra, a vessel that would give unlimited food every day till Draupadi finished eating .[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aksaya_patra].
Gany mede is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Kani Mathi. Kani in Tamil means ‘ riped fruit ‘or' the planet' or the ‘star'- the hanging object of the Tree or the sky . Kani also symbolizes the breasts of the women hanging from the chest . ‘Kaai ‘means the unriped fruit which indicate the breasts of the young girls. The Tamil word Vithai [ seed ] denotes the testis. Mathi in Tamil means the wisdom or the moon . Hence the name Kani mathi or Gany mede or Nirai mathi means the ‘ full moon ‘; ven mathi means milky -white moon . Valarmathi means the waxing moon ; Saru mathi , Kanthi mathi , Thaen mathi , Indu mathi ,Vaan Mathi ,vin Mathi and Nan Mathi are related proper names in Tamil nadu.
Thiru Mathi means the Mathi [ moon] with the Thirai, the clouds as the veil . Thiru mathi is the word equivalent to the English word Mrs to denote the dignified status of the married Dravidian women who have the veil with their saree over their fore head . Kalai mathi means the goddess of arts and science . Mathi also denotes the Ma Athee which means the primordial fire.
The words Maathu [ woman] or Mathu[ liquor] are leated to the moon goddess Mathi. The Tamil word Kallu , the Indian toddy [liqor- which is milky white in color] is the combination of ka+la . Ka is the sky and La is the white moon. since the white moon signifies the milk in Dravidian lands , Dravidian women used to feed their children with ‘ pal soru' [ sweetened milk rice] in the night times under the moonlight shadow in the front yard of their house. The ‘soma' drink of Vedic period is nothing but the intoxicating milk namely the ‘ Kallu'[ not the hemp plant juice] , the milk of the suma [ soman is the moon god], the moon goddess which was taken at the end of festivals and rituals.
Milk is secreted from the female cup [the golden chalice or the Aksaya patra or the Kumbam ], the breasts and it is the Amutham of Tamils and the Amirtha of the Brahmins and the Ambrosia of the west . The word ‘aksaya patra' of Mani mekalai is the combination of Aa+ ka+ Sa+ ya . Saya devi is the moon goddess and also the name Mani Mekalai denotes the moon. The sun god Surya giving the' aksaya patra' to the Pandava king Yudhishtira is an artificial story of the patriarchal society. The name Yudhishtira is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Aathi chitrai who is nothing but the name of the woman , the moon goddess. it is exactly like the Dravidian woman Gany mede who had deliberately made into the Hellenistic man Gany mede in Greece. Draupadi is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Thee Orai pathi. There are many similarities between the Hellenistic Greeks and the Indian Vedic Brahmins in making the matriarchal Dravidian stories in to the Patriarchal themes. Men started equating the wine with the elixir of the humankind, the milk and the cups with the breasts.Hence the cup bearer always should be a woman and not a man.
Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tides]
This makes to consider that the moon is the symbol for water and so the moon goddess as the cup bearer. Hence Aquarius cannot be a man in a matriarchal society.
The name Troy is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Thirai. Callirrhoe is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Kalli Orai or kalli Aaraye . Kaalam in Tamil means the ' time' and ‘ Orai' means the planet. Aaraye is the corrupted form of the Tamil word Aravayee, the snake goddess or the moon. The word ‘orai ‘ in turn had originated from the word Aravayee . Ka[a]li is the goddess and wife of the ka[a]lan , Siva. Kallan , the thief is lord Siva , the sun god who had stolen the heart of Kalli [ woman thief ], the moon goddess.
Ganymede was abducted by Zeus from Mount Ida, near Troy in Phrygia . Ganymede had been tending sheep, a rustic or humble pursuit characteristic of a hero's boyhood before his privileged status is revealed. Zeus either sent an eagle or turned himself into an eagle to transport the youth to Mount Olympus.
Eagle is the vahanam , the vehicle of the sun god Zeus and naturally he would be intersted to possess the moon goddess ,the cup bearer Kani mathi or Gany mede. Sheep signifies the moon or the woman and the goat signifies the man or the sun [zeus with horns].
In the Iliad , Zeus is said to have compensated Ganymede's father Tros by the gift of fine horses, "the same that carry the immortals",delivered by the messenger god Hermes. Tros was consoled that his son was now immortal and would be the cupbearer for the gods, a position of much distinction.
In Olympus, Zeus granted him eternal youth and immortality and the office of cupbearer to the gods, supplanting Hebe . Edmund Veckenstedt associated Ganymede with the genesis of the intoxicating drink mead , which had a traditional origin in Phrygia. All the gods were filled with joy to see the youth, except for Hera , Zeus's consort, who regarded Ganymede as a rival for her husband's affection. Zeus later put Ganymede in the sky as the constellation Aquarius, which is associated with that of the Eagle (Aquila). A moon of Jupiter, the planet named for Zeus's Roman counterpart, was named Ganymede by astronomer Simon Marius.
It is nothing to wonder about the sun god [Zeus] has given the eternal youth and immortality to the moon goddess by throwing his light on his lover Gany mede and for the similar reason a moon of Jupiter is named after Gany mede. The intoxicating drink Mead of Phrygia is the corrupted form of the Tamil word Mathu ,the liquor.
Ganymede was afterwards also regarded as the genius of the fountains of the Nile, the life-giving and fertilizing river. Thus the divinity that distributed drink to the gods in heaven became the genius who presided over the due supply of water on earth.
Dravidian Gany mede was the Geni /wayter nymph of the Nile river by the side of which the great Egyptian civilization was established by the Pharoahs , the ancient Egyptian Dravidians. The name of the river Nile is nothing but the name of the moon in Tamil namely' Nila' , the Kani Mathi or the Ganymede.
Apollodorus argued that this myth emphasized the victory of patriarchy over matriarchy. The philosopher Plato used this myth to justify his sexual feelings towards male pupils.
Plato accounts for the pederastic aspect of the myth by attributing its origin to Crete, where the social custom of paiderastía was supposed to have originated. " He has Socrates deny that Ganymede was the "catamite" of Zeus, and say the god loved him non-sexually for his psyche , "mind" or "soul," giving the etymology of his name as ganu- , "taking pleasure," and med- , "mind." Ganymede, he points out, was the only one of Zeus's lovers who was granted immortality.
Ganymedes was depicted in Greek vase painting as a handsome boy. In the abduction scene his attributes were usually a rooster (a lover's gift), a hoop (a boy's toy), or a lyre. When portrayed as the cup-bearer of the gods he is shown pouring nectar from a jug. In sculpture and mosaic art, on the other hand, Ganymedes usually appears with shepherd's crock and a Phrygian cap.
Rooster is the symbol of the sun god , the lover of the moon goddess , Gany mede. Hoop denotes the rolling sun [ and it's rays] or the moon and the lyre is the instrument of the sun god.
The boy's name was derived from the Greek words ganumai "gladdening" and mêdon or medeôn , "prince" or "genitals.[ www.theoi .com/Quranios/Ganymede]
Medon is the corrupted form of the Tamil word Matheeyon , the man with wisdom ,the sun god , the ruler of the world. Gani in Tamil denotes the breasts [women]or the seeds[men] .
From Ancient Greek ( Ganumedes , “meant to please”) , from ganumai , “I rejoice, I am glad”) + medos , “thought, intention”) .[ www.en wiktionary.org/wiki/ganemede]
Medos or the Mathi in Tamil means a person with good thinking, or a scholar.
The Kanephoros, English translation: "Basket Bearer", also known as Canephorae ) was an honorific office given to unmarried young women in ancient Greece, which involved the privilege of leading the procession to sacrifice at festivals; the highest honour was to lead the pompe at the Panathenaic Festival. The role was given to a virgin selected from amongst the aristocratic or Eupatrid families of Athens whose purity and youth was thought essential to ensure a successful sacrifice. Her task was to carry a basket or kanoun ( ?a???? ), which contained the offering of barley or first fruits, the sacrificial knife and fillets to decorate the bull, in procession through the city up to the altar on the acropolis .[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanephoros]
Kanephoros is the corrupted form of the Tamil name Kani Porai . Porai means ‘white' in Tamil and so kani phoros or Canephorae ,means the full moon or pal Nilavu in Tamil. The cataract of the eyes in Tamil is called as Kan porai . Kan means the eyes and porai means the white moon .Kanephoros[basket bearer] and Gany mede[cup bearer] are one and the same Dravidian woman .