>lohi^m as clothing-deities
Fish-scale armor of soldiers in the state of Wu (lower Yan-zi) and of the Sumerian soldiers. Divine armor in Epistole to the Ephesioi and in Bon. Metallic feathers of the Stumphalian birds. Aequated with shielding and other uses of metallic foils in electronics.
Now, it is quite evident from the treatment in the Book of >iyyob (Job), that S`at.an = Hellenic /Diabolos/ (Strong’s 1228), who cometh amidst (ibid. 1:6) the bne^ >lohi^m (‘sons of God’ – cf. "ye are all the children of the Most High" <elyo^n), is himself a one of the >lohi^m.
The <ibri^ name /S`at.an/ (Strong’s 7854) may possibly be derived from D.awida (Dravida) word /s`at.a/ : /s`at.a/ [written /zATa/ in the Harvard-Kyootoo convention] is, according to S-ED, "strip of cloth , a kind of skirt or petticoat (modern Hindi /sari/); felling by chopping down". The latter meaning may be an allusion to chopping down trees mentioned by Ioannes Baptistes ("the axe is laid unto the root of the trees", Euangelion of Matthaios 3:10 and Euangelion of Loukas 3:9, discussed repeatedly in the Gospel according to Philippos as if a reference to uprooting the "root of all evil", viz., the "money-tree"). This "money-tree" may be alluded to in the circular dance led by Iesous in the Acts of Ioannes : "I have no temple and I have temples. ... I am a lamp" (GB, p. 354) – here the "lamp" is that seized (according to the 1001 Nights) by Ala-ud-din (Aladdin) while ignoring the jewel-fruits (of the money-tree). If the former meaning be taken, however, then the other members of the >lohi^m group of deities ought likewise to be clothing-deities (who would form a group because of the varied functions of metallic foils in electronic circuits), suggestfully :-
/beged/ ‘garment; TREACHERY’, in the pun "renew [<ar. jadd ‘to renew’] their strength ... as vultures" (Ys^a<yah 40:31; cf. garment’s wearing-out and being changed, Epistole to the Hebraioi 1:12-13); cf. /jiddah/ ‘rags’, /juddad/ ‘worn-out clothing’ (LA-L, vol. 1, p. 251a). /Gad/ (Strong’s 1408), Gad (Strong’s 1410) ‘fortune (good luck)’; /gid/ ‘tendon’ (Strong’s 1517; not only used to "lace together" an ox-hide bag [e.g., D&DR, p. 165 – much like an African wanga-bag] to contain Sumerian charms, but also important in Chinese "tensegrity", a practice in tai-ji – referring symbolically perhaps to the tension of an electric potential), gadah ‘river-bank’ (Hellenic /eion/, whence /Eioneus/, the name of a mythic hero who fell by TREACHERY into a pit-trap, GM 63.a) – symbolically the steep bank might be an electric gradient, such as between the valence band and the conduction band in a semiconductor. The son of Eioneus was (according to Homeros – CDCM, s.v. "Rhesus") Rhesos, whose 12 snow-white wind-horses recovered (GM 163.g) the ferret-skin cap of Dolon ( -- with ‘ferret’ cf. ‘mongoose’ of Kubera, god of jewels – jewels repraesenting perhaps electric oscillators). Since Eioneus’s daughter Di[w]a’s son (GM 102.a) Peirithoos, who encountered at first hostilely but thereupon became (GM 102.b) a friend of Theseus (in much the same fashion as Enkidu encountered at first hostilely but thereupon became a friend of Gilgames^), and who afterwards harrowed Haides’s realm in his company until he became trapped in the seat of Haides (a Kic^e motif, somewhat similar to how Enkidu became snared by his hand’s being jammed in the door to the realm of Huwawa – the hand referring symbolically perhaps to a "right-hand rule" and a "left-hand rule" in determining direction of flow of electric current in reference to magnetic lines of force, which may themselves be the wood-grain of the mythic door), was king of the MAGNETes, he may symbolize the function of MAGNET-generated alternating-current trapped in a capacitor, such that Theseus, liberated, would be the AC impedance, while his liberator (GM 103.d) Heraklees may be the transmitting antenna. "Coiled serpents" (GM 103.c) may be the induction-coil, while Persephone (loc. cit.) may be the electric ground-wire; Haides the ground (chassis) itself.
H.or-ha-Gidgad = Gudgodah (G) :where /judjud/ is (LA-L, vol. 1, p. 252a) an insect shrieking by night, according to some similar to a locust (thus a cricket), according to others similar to a scarab (thus a cicada), this may refer either (as cricket) to a temperature-dependent electrical gradient, or (as cicada, where Tithonos altered through aging) to an aging-dependent character of an electronic component, or perhaps even (if TiTHONos be identified with THON, whose wife changed the resistivity of Helene by doping her with herbs – CDCM, s.v. "Polydamna") changing the character of a pure metal into a semiconductor by "doping" it. This last of the three possibilities would have the most to recommend it, inasmuch as Helene also associated with Theseus, causing his expedition in conjunction with Peirithoos. Where Hippokoon’s son Enarephoros planned (GM 103.b) to abduct Helene, this may allude to some other characteristic of purified metals, such as electrical superconductivity – the fleeing of stigmatic (wounded in his hollow-of-hand) Heraklees to Mt. Tau:getos consequent to the smiting by of Hippokoon’s mastiff by (GM 140.a) Oionos (somewhat similar to the legendary Maori exodos of exiles fleeing out of Hawaiki consequent to the vengeful slaying of a hound by Ue-nuku the Earth-Shaker).
The 17 sons of Cepheus slain (GM 140.b) by the army of Hippokoon may possibly refer, by way of the proximity of the constellation Cepheus to the constellation Ursa Minor, to the 17 species of fishes denoting the 17 years of the Ijo 17-year cycle (AKM; SS) : "The Arabs also likened the constellation [Ursa Minor] to a Fish" (S-N, p. 450). These 17, led by Alagba, are known as Egugun to the Yoruba (HY, pp. 29-31).
S-ED = Monier Monier-Williams : Sanskrit-English Dictionary.
Strong’s = Hebrew & Aramaic Dictionary of Bible Words.
GB = W. Barnstone & M. Meyer : The Gnostic Bible. Shambhala, Boston, 2003.
LA-L = Georgii Wilhelmi Freytagii : Lexicon Arabico-Latinum. Librairie du Liban, Beirut, 1975.
D&DR = S. A. L. Butler : Mesopotamian Conceptions of Dreams and Dream Rituals. Ugarit-Verlag, Mu:nster, 1998.
GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.
CDCM = Pierre Grimal : Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Basil Blackwell, 1990.
G = http://net.bible.org/dictionary.php?word=Gudgodah
AKM = http://www.columbia.edu/itc/anthropology/schildkrout/6353/client_edit/week12/revisedlabelsapr3.htm
SS = http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/sokari/alagba.html
S-N = Richard Hinckley Allen : Star-Names and their Meanings. G. E. Stechert, 1899.
HY = Samuel Johnson : The History of the Yorubas. Lagos (Nigeria), 1921. http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofyorubas00john/historyofyorubas00john_djvu.txt