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Articles: Hydro-Selenic Culture by Dr S.Srikanta Sastri


Paper read at the VIII Oriental Conference, Mysore (Anthropology Section), 1938

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Helio-lithic Artifact

Egyptian Sun God - Ra

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I propose to apply the term “Hydro-Selenic” to that distinct culture-complex which is associated with the Moon and Water-cults primarily, as opposed to the Sun and Stone cults. The importance of what I call Hydro-Selenic culture can hardly be exaggerated in view of the fact that it is clearly earlier in point of time and is the basis on which the later (Helio-lithic) Sun and Stone culture is founded. From the evidence adduced below, it is quite manifest that the Moon-Water cult (with its logical and necessary adjuncts) pervaded and still pervades a vast region of our globe, almost unmodified by the later Sun-stone cult.


The Hydro-Selenic culture stands for a particular class of beliefs in sharp contrast to the so-called “Helio-lithic culture complex”. According to Dr. Elliot Smith and Perry, this “Helio-lithic culture” spread over a wide region in about 1000 B.C. and its characteristics are: -


1.Megalithic monuments

2.Sun connected with Serpent and Knowledge of metals


4.Tattooing and circumcision

5.Couvade and massage

6.Stories of creation and the Deluge


* Paper read at the VIII Oriental Conference, Mysore (Anthropology Section, 1938)

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