A.T.Fomenko , G.V.Nosovskiy
HOW IT WAS IN REALITY

Chapter 2
EPOCH OF THE XII CENTURY

15. HERACLES

Heracles (Hercules) is a famous hero from 'deep antiquity'. Numerous 'ancient' authors have written about him. The theme of Heracles resonates continually and loudly at the beginning with the XV century. 'Heraclean' statues, paintings, frescos and mosaics were being created, literary works, operas, symphonic poems and musicals were being written. A list of the prominent authors who created works in honor of Heracles occupies a considerable amount of space in the encyclopedia [533].
Here is the result of our research of Heracles' life story [] It appears to resemble King Arthur's 'biography'. The first and the last thirds of the life story are the phantom reflections of the story of Andronicus-Christ. The first third tells us about birth and adolescence. The last third is dedicated to the final stage of his life, including crucifixion. The middle of the 'biography' is of a completely different nature. In Arthur's case it concerns the epoch of the Ataman (Ottoman) conquest of the XV-XVI cc., the jousting contests (i.e. 'ancient' gladiators' tournaments). In the case of Heracles the picture is similar. The middle of his 'biography' is the 12 famous heroic deeds. They are identical to the tilting matches. Heracles battles against various characters and monsters, besides this there is some mention of 'fair ladies'. The 'ancient' Heracles behaves like a medieval knight.

We discovered that the 12 heroic deeds of Heracles correspond with the zodiacal constellations. Furthermore, it turned out that in some of the constellations the planets were specified. Therefore the description of Heracles' heroic deeds is an encrypted zodiac. We have dated it. It turned out that the astronomical solution exists (which at first glance was far from obvious). More than that, as a result there was a single digit date, i.e. year 1513, [] ch.2.

Thus, the beginning and the end of Heracles' 'biography' is one of an early description of the life of Andronicus–Christ. The middle was made up of the events of the XV-XVI cc. The image of Andronicus-Christ was strongly reflected in both Royal, Ancestral and the Apostles' people's Christianity. In the Royal Christianity he was described in particular as the hero and demi god Heracles (and also as Zeus, Apollo-Apollonius, Dionysus, etc.). It was Royal Christianity which yielded an offshoot called Judaism with its sceptical attitude towards Christ.
Furthermore, it turned out the 'biography' of the famous 'antique' hero Theseus (Theos = God) consists of the events of both the XII and the XVI cc. Incidentally, this is already familiar to us from the life story of Heracles, which consists of two layers – the story of Andronicus-Christ of the XII century and the events of the XV-XVI cc.

16. CHRISTIAN CROSS AND CRESCENT MOON WITH A STAR.

In the epoch of the XII-XVI cc. the following two well-known symbols effectively signified the same thing. It is a crescent moon with a star and a Christian cross adjacent to a crescent moon, fig.13 [], ch.5. Today a crescent moon with a star is considered to be exclusively a symbol of Islam, of the Muslim faith, and a cross, at the base of which there is a crescent is regarded purely as a Christian symbol. However, Christianity of the XII-XVI cc. was one entity, and it was only at the end of the XVI century that a split began to appear, which led in the XVII century to the division of Christianity into several denominations – Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism, etc. A formerly united Christian symbol – a crescent moon and a star=cross – possibly first symbolised the Star of Bethlehem, which lit up at Christ's birth in year 1152, and also the solar eclipse, associated with the crucifixion of Christ in year 1185. You may recall that during the solar eclipse the sun initially turns into a half crescent. The crescent may also symbolise the Moon, which blocks the Sun. The star (cross) inscribed inside the crescent was depicted in various ways four-pointed, five-pointed, s ix-pointed and eight-pointed.

After the division of the churches in the XVII century the symbol of the star-cross has 'multiplied' and gradually turned into its modern versions, including that of a crescent and a star (today, as a rule, five-pointed) and also into a cross, adjacent to a crescent, etc., fig.13. A six-pointed star (= 6-pointed cross), which has 'separated' from the crescent began to be called the 'star of David', which, by the way, is not surprising, as a significant part of the legends of Biblical David refer to Andronicus-Christ [] Christ was always associated with the Star of Bethlehem. So the 'star of David', which today is considered exclusively to be a Judaic symbol, most likely symbolizes The Star of Bethlehem of the XII century.

The fact, that on the domes of many Russian churches and cathedrals there is towering a Christian cross and a crescent, attracts our attention. Historians and members of clergy are often asked a question: what does it mean? As today a crescent is considered to be a symbol of Islam, distant from Christianity. So why then a crescent can be seen together with a cross? Usually the answer is as follows: purportedly, in the epoch of the religious wars Christianity in Europe defeated Islam. So they put an Ottoman crescent at the base of the Christian a cross as a symbol of victory, so that the people always remembered of the' triumph of the cross over the crescent'.

But such 'explanations' are invented post factum and do not represent the facts. The true meaning we have made clear above.

In some places in Russia there have survived old depictions of a Christian cross and a crescent, where the crescent is not situated below, BUT IN THE VERY CENTRE OF THE CROSS, fig. 14 AND EVEN ON TOP OF THE CROSS, ABOVE IT, fig.15 [] ch.5. So it is completely impossible to say, that here is depicted 'victory of the cross over the crescent'. If we follow the 'logic' of the historians, then we'll have the opposite: the crescent, placed ABOVE the cross should have been symbolizing the victory of Islam over Christianity. But how could a symbol like that appear in the Christian Orthodox cathedrals?!

17. THE OLYMPIC GAMES.

It is possible, that the first 100-200 years after Christ's crucifixion up until the adoption of Christianity in the XIV century after the holy Battle of Kulikovo, the Olympic Games in memory of Christ were held in the Empire every four years. At first it was a commemorative celebration in the memory of Christ according to the laws of the 'Ancestral' Royal Christianity. Following the adoption of the Apostles' Christianity at the end of the XIV-XV cc. this custom was abolished and declared to be 'pagan'. On our suggestion the history of the Olympic Games was subject to a further deep analysis by Kurinnoy I.I. and the interesting results he arrived at are described in his book [455:3].

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