Pagan Sources by Eric (TubalCain)
Sanchuniathon was a Phoenician Historian from Beirut, Lebanon. According to Philo he lived in ca. 700 BCE. Fragments from his work were quoted by the Churchman Eusebius (265-340 CE). Sanchuniathon identified Kronos (also called "Saturn") with Israel. Saturn was the 7th planet known to the ancients and may have been associated with the Sabbath (day 7). Saturn according to the Romans was supposed to have hid in Latium, Italy. "Lat" in Hebrew means "hidden" and has connections to the word "Latent" through Latin. The Saturnalia was a Roman Festival.
The Welsh mythologists link their Trojan ancestors to Alba Longa in Latium. Some mythologists identify Starne in Irish myth with Saturn. Starne or Sdairn was supposed to be the brother of Iar or Iarbonel who settled Ulster. Sardain (Saturn) is a Welsh ancestor in the Irish translation of Nennius. Alba is linked to Scotland and Britain, viz, Albion. A good reference for Ba'al worship in the British Islands is "The Golden Bough" by Fraser. Ba'al appears to have been worshipped in Norway as Baldur, and fires were lit in honour of Baldur near the summer solstice. A funeral "Pyre" in Swedish is translated as "bal". Old English called a pyre a "bael". The name " Kronos" (for Saturn) may have originated from the Hebrew "Keren," a horn. Ba'al was often depicted with horns. The Sardan Sea People of north central Israel [Manesseh hill country] wore helmets with Horns curving outwards with a spire on top with a disk shape attached to it. An ancient Myceneaen vase shows Mycenaean soldiers with a similar type of horned helmet. Another Irish history mentions "Dardain" [founder of Troy] and "Sardain [Saturn]" in tandem as if they were connected. The Welsh claim Trojan ancestry which seems to link them to Dardain and Sardain. The Irish chronicle, Leabhar Gabala Eirinn, mentions Sardan as a linguist at the Tower [of Babel], but there was a Sardan sea people living in the Manassite Hill country of North Central Israel during the Bronze Age. Some of the Sardan served as mercenaries to the pharoahs of Egypt. The Sardan have been linked to Sardis, Lydia [in present day southwestern Turkey] and to the island of Sardinia. An inscription from Sardinia reads "Sard be the sweeper"[village of Nora inscription,written in a language probably related to Basque], where "Sard" may refer to the Sardan and "sweeper" refers to their military power-from sweeping the enemy out of their way? Some of the Sardan were at Ugarit [a possible Israelite enclave on the coast of northern Syria] where they appear to have Hebrew names. Also, they cried "Shalom" [peace] to Pharoah Merneptah when he defeated a sea people coalition that attacked Egypt. The (northern) House of Israel worshipped Kaiwan (Amos 5:26) who is associated with the planet Saturn. The ancestor of Odin is supposed to have been Saturn of Krit [Saturn of Crete]. Krodo of the Saxons was equated with Saturn and Satar [a Saxon pagan god]. The historian, Sharon Turner (1768-1847) said that an idol representing Krodo (i.e. Saturn) was found on Mount Hercinius (southern Germany), in the fortress of Harsbourg, anciently called Satur-bourg. The pagan English had a god "Satearne" which is the origin of the name "Saturday" [cf. Sharon Turner], just as the god "Tiw" gave us Tiwes-day [Tuesday] and Odin or Woden gave us Wodens-day [Wednesday]. This etymology is controversial since Saturday may not have been derived fromt he Anglo-Saxon Saetere but rather derived from the Romans who also had a god named Saturn.
[Editor. At all events the Romans (like the Phoenician Sanchuniathon) identified Saturn with Israel and Judah. They said that Saturn had been expelled from the east and had gone to live in one of the Isles of Britain. Saturn was sleeping in this island while Briareus, one of his Typhon-giant sons, watched over him. These equations correspond with the Israelites from the Ten Tribes having been exiled and made their way to the British Isles]. We saw from our previous article, "Saturn and Sambation" that the pagan Israelites conflated the God of Israel with Baal and he too was identified with Saturn. We also see from the above that Saturn in one form or other was important to both the Celtic Irish and the Anglo-Saxons].