Updated Feb. 1, 2020 Hermaphrodites and Mermaids by Shannon Dorey
Splendor Solis 15th C.Shannon Dorey, Day of the Fish, p. 314
This is Plate IX from the manuscript, Splendor Solis (Splendour of the Sun), which shows a two headed hermaphrodite with one red and one white wing, holding a circular mirror in one hand and an egg in the other.Shannon Dorey, Day of the Fish, p. 314
The alien Nummo were depicted as two-headed hermaphrodites by the Dogon people and the colours red and white play an important role in the Dogon religion in association with suns, hence the name of this 15th century manuscript, Splendor of the Sun.
In the introduction to the manuscript the author says the death and rebirth process "stretches through the History of Alchemy like a Sea-serpent." The Nummo were green aquatic beings with long thin fishtails and when they moved on land they looked like serpents. The author of Splendor of the Sun continues,
The Sea-serpent may be a living aquatic monster that has survived the Deluge and other Cataclysms in some deep cave. It is with the Philosopher's Stone as with the Sea-serpent, some say they have seen it, while the whole mass of mankind [humanity] has not; but the evidence of the few who have seen, outweighs the opinion of the many who may have not.
A thing still is, though people know nothing about it. Like Argon or Neon, it may be universal, and remain universally unknown, yet, nevertheless, it exists.Shannon Dorey, Day of the Fish, p. 314
The above passage would suggest that like the Dogon people, some Europeans knew about the Nummo in the 1500s.Shannon Dorey, Day of the Fish, p. 314
Mermaid With MirrorShannon Dorey, The Nummo, p. 153
The depiction of the hermaphrodite holding a mirror associates this figure with images of mermaids holding mirrors, which appear in the watermarks of the AlbigensiansShannon Dorey, Day of the Fish, p. 350 and in the misericords found carved on the underside of the hinged seats of choir-stalls in medieval churches and cathedrals.Shannon Dorey, The Nummo, pp. 152-159This mermaid misericord from Carlisle in Cumbria, England is dated to the early 15th century. The Nummo Ancestors had human upper bodies and fishtailed lower bodies like mermaids.Shannon Dorey, Day of the Fish, p. 350 and The Nummo pp. 152-159
The main character of Splendor Solis is Solomon Trismosin, Adept and Teacher of Paracelsus, and the book is an autobiographical account of his travels in search of the Philosopher’s Stone.
Paracelsus was born as Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim on 11 November or 17 December in 1493 in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, and died on 24 September in 1541 in Salzburg. He was a Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist.” The manuscript was written in a language identified as Central German.Shannon Dorey, Day of the Fish, pp. 313-315
The Dogon associated the colour red with a red giant sun, which was a symbol of life; and the colour white with a white dwarf star, a symbol of death. A white dwarf is what is left after a red giant sun has expelled all of its gas to create a nebula, which is a stellar nursery where all life is created.
Physicists know that the death of one sun and the birth another is a continuous life and death process that exists throughout the universe.
Modern astronomers have just taken pictures of red giant stars in the last few years but the Dogon knew in the 1930s that red giant stars created life in the universe.Dorey, The Rose: Dogon Star Knowledge pp. 8-11