Etymology of the name Mary

The etymology of the name probably originates from Amari (mother + suffix of profession) which descends from the Canaanite god Amurru, itself connected to the Vedic mountain to heaven named Meru. This explains why Mari lived in a cave in a high mountain.

As a goddess of storms, Mari is attributed with the power of oracular prophecy, possibly delivered by entheogenic mushrooms that grow after thunderstorms. Through this tradition, she is associated with the mother goddess Cybele and the Delphic Mysteries.

Plato describes the priestesses of Delphi and Dodona as frenzied women, obsessed by "mania" (μανία:frenzy), a Greek word connected with "mantis" (μάντις:prophet). Frenzied women like Sibyls from whose lips the god speaks are recorded in the Near East as Mari in the second millennium BC.

Although Crete had contacts with the town of Mari (center of this goddess worship) from 2000 BC, there is no evidence that the ecstatic prophetic art existed during the Minoan and Mycenean ages. It is more probable that this art was introduced later from Anatolia (according to Vedic Aryan traditions) and regenerated as an oracular cult local to Delphi.

Present day Basque Christians still know Mari as Santa Marina and invoke her as protection against curses and for aid in childbirth. The most accepted syncretism for Mari is that with the Christian Virgin Mary.

* In the photo, Mari is depicted holding a communion vessel. She wears the "Shugurra Crown" like that of Sumerian Inanna or Babylonian Ishtar, associating her with the Moon and Evening Star of Venus. This connects her to the Magdalene goddess (meaning "triple tower") worshipped in Babylonia as Mari-Anna-Ishtar. As a consort to sun gods, she escorts them into the Underworld where she resurrects them through the power of entheogenic communion.

** The name Suga(a)r is derived from suge (serpent) and -ar (male), thus "male serpent." This is cognate with the Vedic name for demon "asura" and possibly descended from the Sanskrit name for Venus as "Shukra," meaning "semen."