On this day in history… 1184 BC
On April 24, 1184 BCE, the city of Troy fell to invading Greek armies, ending the Trojan War. The Trojan War is an important story in Geek mythology and literature. The ancient Greek poet Homer wrote about the final days of the Trojan War in his epic The Iliad. (Troy’s ancient name was Ilion or Wilion.)
The Trojan War began when a Trojan prince ran off with the wife of a Greek king. The woman, Helen of Troy, became “the face that launched a thousand ships,” when her husband, Menelaus, assembled a fleet of ships to retrieve her from Troy. The war between the Greeks (who actually called themselves Achaeans) and the Trojans lasted ten years.
The Trojan War ended when the Greek commander Odysseus devised a plan to invade the walled city. The Greeks pretended to give up. Before leaving the Trojan beaches, they gave the Trojans a present—a giant wooden horse. The Trojans opened the gates to accept the horse. Inside the hollow horse were armed Greek troops, who sacked the city.
How do we know that?
Well, check out this story in the National Geographic, for example. It includes an image of this Mykonos Vase which dates back to 670 BC. Which puts it more than a century before the “official” (History.com) founding of Rome. The vase contains the earliest depiction of the Trojan horse, an event that had preceded it by about 500 years.
I WAS ONCE A TROJAN
I also know it because I was there (The “I” as in ALTZAR, the immortal soul, not as Bob Djurdjevic).
I was one of the survivors of the siege of Troy, according to an ancient Egyptian spirit who ascended over 3,500 years ago. In a fascinating channeling session on Dec 16, 2011, this sage who has access to Akashic Records told me that I was back then incarnated as Heranus, a warrior-priest in Troy, who fought Achilles to a draw. But the main purpose of the duel was to find out what Achilles’ weakness was (his heel).
I had previously learned that I had been a Troy warrior who fought with Hector, the son of King Priam. And then when Hector was killed by Achilles, I had snuck out of Troy secretly, during the night, with King Priam to retrieve Hector’s body and bring it back to Troy for a proper burial.
Let’s pick up now that Dec 16, 2011 conversation with the Egyptian spirit (let’s call him AR – reverse from Egyptian God RA) from this point on:
AR: I believe the Roman poet Virgil wrote the history of Troy. And he spoke of that, amid some of the Trojans who entered… some of the priestly cast did not want to take in the… the Trojan Horse into the walls. So some members of Troy had forebodings. Do you understand?
AR: Now, under the walls of Troy, there were a number of passages that lead to a system of caverns. Do you understand?
AR: Some of them had made preparations that, as the Greeks began to burn the city, they were able to leave. And the Roman poet said that they later became some of the founders of Rome.
BOB: Huh. I didn’t know that. Interesting.
AR: You were among some those who escaped through those caverns. You were a member of the priestly cast.
BOB: I was a member of the priestly cast?
AR: A warrior-priest. There had been an attempt to find out the source of Achilles’ power of recovery. As a member of the priestly cast, by engaging him, was an attempt to find out the source of his vulnerabilities.
BOB: So did I fight Achilles?
BOB: And what happened?
AR: You were wounded, but you survived. But you were one of those who noticed the vulnerability of his heel.
BOB: Oh, really. Aha… Hm. And what did we do about that?
AR: Eventually, that is how he fell.
BOB: I understand that. But eventually, did I share that information with others?
AR: You did.
BOB: Aha. How interesting… And then what happened after we escaped from Troy? We went to where today’s Rome is?
AR: Eventually, you were taken in by the so-called Tuscans. The Tuscans were trading partners with Troy.
BOB: Oh, that’s what you mean. Yes, yes. I see.
AR: However, hm… the Trojans always kept their own culture and identity even among the Tuscans. Eventually, they became the tribe known as the Romans.
BOB: So THAT then what connects me to Florence! Oh, my God… Florence is one of the favorite places I have ever been to.
AR: That is interesting, isn’t it?
RESEARCH NOTE: The Aeneid /əˈniːɪd/; Latin: Aeneis [ajˈneːis]—the title is Greek in form: genitive case Aeneidos) is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The hero Aeneas was already known to Greco-Roman legend and myth, having been a character in the Iliad, composed in the 8th century BC. Virgil took the disconnected tales of Aeneas’ wanderings, his vague association with the foundation of Rome and a personage of no fixed characteristics other than a scrupulous piety, and fashioned this into a compelling founding myth or nationalist epic that at once tied Rome to the legends of Troy, glorified traditional Roman virtues and legitimized the Julio-Claudian dynasty as descendants of the founders, heroes and gods of Rome and Troy.