Celtic myth associates the European Goldfinch with the Title "Thornbird"
the story states a Goldfinch plucked a Thorn from Christ's Crown of Thorns, as a result the bird was spattered with blood on its feathers, the feather being a symbol of the Archer/Fletcher also
used in Ancient Egypt as the counter weight to the judgment of the Heart,
while Blood/Water mentioned in John is the Alchemy Wine Jar euphemism for the New Life process that is linked to Canna, Altars & Weddings.
The Goldfinch appears in several acclaimed paintings including Da Vinci's Madonna Litta.
Australian author Colleen McCullough hit the light in April 1977 with the publication of her book the Thornbirds.
Picture wikipedia Colleen McCullough's Dead Wood Tree in pinkish soil roots, was Thorn-Birds omnipresent counteract symbol of Aaron's budded Rod, the pinkish color is in harmony of Thorn-Bird starlet Meggie's coming of age Dress on the downwards stairway entrance to the Adults party held for Meggie's super rich Aunt, Mary Carson at her ranch near Drogheda.
The Thor-Bird Book has a extensive collection of Bible related themes, diligently researched to create a masterpiece that plays on the conscious of our moral existence.
Out of All the names that Colleen had to chose from, the center of the Thorn bird epic was based in the imagery sheep station named Drogheda, located in a isolated part of Australia. Drogheda name is borrowed from a very ancient town in Ireland that sits on the mouth of the river Boyne, the name Drogheda in English means "Bridge of the Ford" a crossing of the circles of time is associated with Drogheda, around five miles West of Drogheda on the banks of the river Boyne is the 5000 year old Megalithic mound with standing stone columns entrance that is aligned with the winter solstice, on a clear day from the 19th to the 23rd of December a shaft of light shines thru the top of the doorway illuminating the inside of the passageway, calibrating a scientific time calculator wonder, other time cycles including the 8 year circle of Venus where the planet makes a return to the same spot on the same day, researchers verify the 97 kerb stones around New-grange are time markers to help mark and gauge the Goddess Planet of Love, hidden from time, New-grange was re-birthed in 1669 nine years on from the Battles of the Boyne when local landowner Charles Campbell's farm hands raided some stones, only to stumble upon the secret entrance to the "Brú na Bóinne" Tomb, the English translation gives us "The Palace of the Boyne" or the Biblical themed "Mansion of the Boyne" which leads us to Welsh-Scots interpretation of Bru meaning Golden Womb, and Scots -French, Boinne gives us the the Pretty or Beautiful fire lady.
Further insight to this area may be present in the name Boyne, meaning White Cow, many ancient religions of the world pay tribute to the bovine species, Europe continent itself is named after the Goddess Europa and is often represented by the White Cow.
Picture Wikipedia by Jean Francois de Troy 1679-1752
Half naked Europa with hand on the Horn sits upon a feminine pink sheet, Europa is abducted by the White Bull which is a embodiment of Zeus/Jupiter, a cupid angel pulls the flowery halter towards the water crossing, which may suggest a more Lovers angle than sheer lust, the water itself we understand is the element used to wash away sins, both Jesus and John the Baptist, may be with their own guilty transgressions showed us they wished to atone for their offences, water immersion is a sign of crossover and a new time line that is often associated with death and recycle of pregnancy, Jean has inserted the Bible related theme of the three Ladies in distress at the foot of the tree-cross, in contrast with Colleen's dead End, Death tree trade mark, Jean shows a Ever green. Thanks to the gift from God the human tree survives, which in turn may give the answer towards Bovine meaning, Bo in Old Irish & Scots Gaelic means Cow, also Bo was also used in Old Norse, explanation "to Live" and vine, a plant often with wood stem that grows and when mature overhangs with its fruits, with in the name vine, it is made up of the letter number V that answers to the chalice and Roman numeral Five/Pent the way- In while the e letter with in vine is also the fifth letter used in many alphabets including English and Latin, there for e also denotes Pent/the way, V and E value added together gives us X the In it together union male/female symbol of Ten/Jesus or Love, or Repent!!!
The Bull with in ancient times, was regarded as a fertility sign, the Sacrifice of Bulls at the Altar is a recurring theme with in the Bible writings, Exodus 29:36 KJV states....
And you shall offer a BULL Every Day as a Sin Offering for atonement. You Shall Cleanse the Altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to sanctify it.
Baptist with Water cleanses our sin, Fire is also associated with passions, something we are reminded
when at the Altar.........Leviticus 6:13 KJV
A Fire shall always be burning on the Altar; It shall Never GO OUT!
The Lord's promise, where ever we have Men we also have Women.
Leviticus 1:4-9 KJV
Leviticus 1:4-9 King James Version (KJV)
4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
5 And he shall kill the bullock before the Lord: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
6 And he shall flay the burnt offering, and cut it into his pieces.
7 And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire:
8 And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:
9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.
Modern day Home of Bull sacrifice is Spain, the Matador's task is to kill the Bull symbolically through the Heart with the sword, called the estoque, "that cue", from here in a way that arouses curiosity, Scots legal term esto is a word used to plead a alternative set of circumstances, the Matador's other aid is the Red Cape, with in the Bible the Red Cape is the power coat of Jesus considered by some to be related to the one handed over by Elijah to Elisha, whom he found plowing the field that was pulled by twelve yoke Oxen, the process of the plough is turn over ground so it may be ready to plant new seed, together with the 12 Bovines whom represent the zodiac 365 circle, with the power cape Elisha was now our Earthly representation of new Fertility, for those whom believe that John the Baptist was the reincarnation of Elijah, a number of observers thru the ages consider Elisha, name meaning "My God is Salvation" to be the reincarnation of Jesus?
The name Matador is made up of two syllables the first Mata is used as a form of the name Matthew while dor has many meanings included is the Oak Door, which in Bible and Pagan context is related to fertility, following on from plowing and seeding follows the door to new birth, the mirror of Dor is Rod, one of the name's used to describe Aaron's pole blossoming, which ties him and us with the X commandments & the Golden Calf or flesh Calfs of Sin.
The New Testament heralds in more modern times, leading disciple of the NT writings was Matthew the Tax collector, Matthew's name meaning is "Gift from God" found in chapter 22:4 he informs us when "All Things are Ready" the Bull sacrifice brings the customarily midday meal or evening six o clock direction South, the time when the long awaited return promise by a certain Queen.......... a time ready, when Tax has been paid, and the "Gift from God" presented......a time when the much anticipated Bible Marriage may come.........
"Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my Bull and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage".
Picture Wikipedia "First Dominion" Magdalene Tower found on Drogheda's nearest Hill summit, Dominican Monks helped build the structure, the Monks where once the Guardians to the Tower and near by lands, the name Magdalene means Tower or Castle/Stronghold, today Drogheda's coat of arms is represented by a Castle, the name Mountain or Hill is the name meaning of Aaron, with in ancient thought the Hill is regarded as a sign of pregnancy.
Today, the other half of the "even" whole of Jesus is ever present at Drogheda with the Love tower dedicated to Mary Magdalene, consecrated on the Year 1224 by priest Luke Netterville, the date signifies on the Watch zero Hour or Double Hand pointer North, in the year 12-24 people living on both sides of the River Boyne North and South, whom had previously been at bitter odds with each other where united by the influence of skilled peace negotiator Abbot Father Bennett, there is little doubt in the Tower's blind love name and Double Top eclipse year date of building, that forces of divine nature brought together grudging enemies, people from her Kingdom come's together to honor the "Daughter of Jerusalem" with in the scripture the "Watch Tower of the Flock"-Herd prophecy is halted at the ford meeting place of Drogheda........
Micah 4:4-8 King James Version (KJV)
4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.
5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.
6 In that day, saith the Lord, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;
7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
8 And thou, O (zero) tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
Thornbirds story was set in the 55 year bridge time period from 1915 to 1969 the number 55 is Bible code number for Re-Pent, while the year 1969 famous for Peace loving free spirit Hippies, whom reached their climax on the Goddess inspired Moon landing mission between the 16th & 24th of July which eclipsed the zenith of Bible Rebel Lover Mary Magdalene feast date the 22 of July.
In the fixed stars of the dark side the polar opposite of the 7/22 pi cusp is the star named Altair, from where we get the word Altar, the place of sacrifices or on the flip side the place of Union, Altair is the brightest star with in the constellation of Aquila, meaning Eagle, which is one of the main symbol's of John the "beloved"
Aquila also represents the full circle of the whole, as it is the 12th brightest star in the night sky