Thursday, December 4, 2014

Elgin Marbles on the Moon

Ac marbles
Author unknown [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Last night I dreamed that there were huge carvings on the surface of the moon.  They were similar in style to the Elgin Marbles, but each figure was at least 1 mile high, and were easily visible from Earth through sufficiently powerful telescopes.  Although there were heroes, centaurs, etc., the carvings did not correspond to any known characters or stories from any mythology; I had the vague feeling these might correspond to a mythology from the age of the Titans, before Zeus overthrew his father.  There was an accompanying inscription in very old Greek; a few people could read it, but I never found out what it said.  The whole display was clearly meant to be seen from Earth.  Naturally enough, there was a mission planned to visit the carvings in the hope of learning something about how they had been made, whether this meant that people had once lived on the moon and it once had (surprisingly) an atmosphere, etc. 

My dreams are still better than SyFy made-for-TV movies.

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