Galaxy and the Logos:
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Galaxy and the Logos:
The word "Galaxy", is derived from the Greek "galaxias", literally "milky", a reference to the Milky Way galaxy. Galaxies contain varying amounts of star systems, star clusters and types of interstellar clouds. (Nebula is Latin for cloud or mist). In between these objects is a sparse interstellar medium of gas, dust, and cosmic rays. Dark matter appears to account for around 90% of the mass of most galaxies. (Now I think they believe it is closer to 96%) Observational data suggests that supermassive black holes may exist at the center of many, if not all, galaxies. They are thought to be the primary driver of active galactic nuclei found at the core of some galaxies. The Milky Way galaxy appears to harbor at least one such object. They are categorized according to their apparent shape; usually referred to as their visual morphology. A common form is an elliptical galaxy, which has an ellipse-shaped light profile. Spiral galaxies are disk-shaped with dusty, curving arms. Those with irregular or unusual shapes are known as irregular galaxies and typically originate from disruption by the gravitational pull of neighbouring galaxies. Such interactions between nearby galaxies, which may ultimately result in a merging, sometimes induce significantly increased incidents of star formation leading to starburst galaxies. They think there could be more than 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe. (This is from my last studies in 2012). Intergalactic space (the space between galaxies) is filled with a tenuous gas of an average density less than one atom per cubic meter. The majority of galaxies are organized into a hierarchy of associations known as groups and clusters, which, in turn usually form larger superclusters. At the largest scale, these associations are generally arranged into sheets and filaments, which are surrounded by immense voids. The Greek "galaxias", "Milky one", or Kyklos, "Circle", galaktikos "milky" for its appearance in the sky. In Greek mythology, Zeus places his son born by a mortal woman, the infant Heracles, on Hera's breast while she is asleep so that the baby will drink her divine milk and will thus become immortal. Hera wakes up while breastfeeding and then realizes she is nursing an unknown baby: she pushes the baby away and a jet of her milk sprays the night sky, producing the faint band of light known as the Milky Way, or the "Milky Circle".
The Greek, logos had a semantic field extending beyond "Word" to notions such as, on the one hand, language, talk, statement, speech, conversation, tale, story, prose, proposition, and principle, and on the other hand, Thought, reason, account, consideration, esteem, due relation, proportion, and analogy. Despite the conventional translation as "Word", it is not used for a "word" in the grammatical sense; instead, the term lexis was used. However, both logos and lexis derive from the same verb Lego, meaning "to count, tell, say, speak". In English, logos is the root of the "-logy", as in geo-logy.
"Listening not to me but to the LOGOS it is wise to agree that all things are one."-Diels Kranz.
Philo (20BC-50AD), a Hellenized Jew, used the term Logos to mean an intermediary divine being or demiurge. He also called it, "The first-born of God".
Philo also wrote that- "The Logos of the living God is the bond of everything, holding all things together and binding all parts, and prevents them from being dissolved and separated."
"The Logos also acted on behalf of God in the physical world. In particular, the Angel of the Lord was identified with the Logos by Philo, who also said that the Logos was God's instrument in the creation of the Universe".
When a drop of thy mead doth touch thy tongue, tis just enough from the wisest one, grateful this son.- White Wolf~
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