Greek Mythology narrates Trojan War through many works of literature and mainly in Homer’s Iliad.
Prajapatis (called by greeks as Prōtogonos) born to King Pracheta and his wife Suvarna, spread all over Asia-Europe and started multiplying their races.
One such was Angiras (distorted as Cronus in greek) whose elder son was Brihaspati or Guru (distorted as Zeus in greece).
Puranas in India were preserved orally for many years and later composed between 6000 BCE and 1800 BCE (edited till then).
Puranam – pancha lakshanam is the saying. Which means that each Purana is supposed to have 5 attributes.
“Sargascha pratisargascha, Vamso Manvantarani cha, vamsaanucharitam chiva, puranam panchalakshanam”
1. Sarga – which can be chapters or order of creation.
2. Pratisarga – subchapters or secondary creations, mostly re-creations after dissolution.
3. Vamsa – Dynasties or the Genealogy of the great Rishis and the Devas.
4. Manvatara – About Eons or reign of each Manu (present being Vaivaswata Manu)
5. Vamasanucharitam: It should give a detailed description of the dynasties of Kings who lived and ruled this world – mostly, the great Surya Vamsam or the Solar Dynasty and the Chandra Vamsam or the Lunar Dynasty.
Homer composed Iliad around 8th century BCE which is atleast 1000 years after the last purana was edited in India.
The Greek Orphic tradition maintained history without proper writing, so many names, places, incidents, relations must have been distorted over years.
Until christianity took over Europe, Jupiter was the chief deity of Roman state religion throughout the Republican and Imperial eras and Thursday was a holiday as a mark of respect for him.
This Zeus is same as Brihaspati in puranas, who was also called as Guru and his weekday being Thursday (guruvaar). His followers, kings, commanders etc were devas or suras or adityas (aditi’s sons) in puranas.
Similarly, people in middle-east (from Turkey till Iran) followed were daityas as they followed Sukracharya and had holiday on Friday (Sukravaar). They were daityas (diti’s sons) or asuras in puranas.
Their kingdom was Assyrian, which had capital as Asssur is in modern day Iraq. This name sounds similar to Asura.
Even today, people in middle-east and their cult followers across the world use the Sukra as Sukriya (to thank others or show gratitude) and follow Friday holiday tradition.
Sukra was born to Maharshi Bhrigu, who was a prajapati. Puranas say that Bhrigu himself took rebirth as Sukra.
Both Brihaspati and Sukra were disciples of Angiras. But as Angiras was showing partiality towards his son Brihaspati, the more talented Sukra parted ways.
Sukra used to worship Siva in the form of Makkeshwar.
Makha or Magha in sanskrit means fire or lava. So Makkeswar lingam must have been formed from Lava or fallen upon earth as Meteoroid.
Sukracharya is Ahura Mazda, Guru of Titans and Persians
This Sukra is same as Ahura Mazda, who is the creator deity in Zoroastrianism. He is the first and most frequently invoked spirit in the Yasna. The literal meaning of the word Ahura is “lord”, and that of Mazda is “wisdom”. The Avestan language word yasna literally means ‘oblation’ or ‘worship’. The word is linguistically and functionally related to Vedic Sanskrit yajna.
Both Sukra and Ahura Mazda are represented as a man with sword in hand and on white horse both in Indian puranas and Persian history.
Trojan War is Deva and Asura war. Helen of Troy is Tara, wife of Brihaspati
Zeus and the Olympians fought with Titans in a ten-year war called “the Titanomachy” (ἡ Τῑτᾱνομᾰχῐ́ᾱ Τῑτᾱνομαχίᾱ hē Tītānomakhíā). This sounds similar to Tarakamaya War described in Padma Purana.
Troy today is Hisarlik in Turkey and people living to its east side (towards Asia) fought war with King of Sparta (Greece).
Mahabharata, Siva Purana, Vishnu Purana etc mention that Brihaspati’s wife Tara went to the house of Chandra (Soma) and stayed with him.
This Chandra (Soma) is not the celestial body that appears in sky but a human.
Maharshi Atri (one of the Prajapati) and his wife Anasuya had 3 kids with the qualities of Trimurtis.
Vishnu as Dattatreya, Rudra as Durvasa and Brahma as Chandra (Soma).
Chandra and Durvasa left Dattatreya at home and went away.
Tara and Chandra fell in love with each another. He abducted and made her his queen. Brihaspati, after multiple failed peace missions and threats, declared war against Chandra. The Devas sided with their teacher, while Shukra, an enemy of Brihaspati and the teacher of Asuras, aided Chandra. After the intervention of Brahma stopped the war, Tara, pregnant, was returned to her husband. She later gave birth to a son named Budha, but there was a controversy over the paternity of the child; with both Chandra and Brihaspati claiming themselves as his father. Brahma once again interfered and questioned Tara, who eventually confirmed Chandra as the father of Budha.
Similar story is written in Trojan War which was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta.
Historians mistakenly try to find similarities between Trojan War and Ramayana, and assume that Greeks copied adbuction of Seetha by Ravana story and re-wrote it.
But infact, Trojan War story is actually the story of Tara eloping with Chandra and Sura-Asura war.
Greek mythology says Hermes (Mercury or Budha) is son of Zeus (Jupiter or Guru) born through his wife Hera (Tara).
They omitted the Chandra episode here as Zeus raised the child.
They also mixed up Helen of Troy story and assumed her as daughter of Zeus.
Also in greek history, Zeus got mixed up with Indra, who had multiple sexual affairs. Infact Zeus married his sister Hera.
Helen of Troy story matches perfectly with Brihaspati-Tara-Chandra episode in puranas.
Paris and Helen had a son named Agnes (which means Gentle, according to British poet and novelist Robert Graves).
Mercury is called ‘Saumya’ in vedic astrology, which also means gentle.
The events of the Trojan War are found in many works of Greek literature and depicted in numerous works of Greek art. There is no single, authoritative text which tells the entire events of the war. Instead, the story is assembled from a variety of sources, some of which report contradictory versions of the events. The most important literary sources are the two epic poems traditionally credited to Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey, composed sometime between the 9th and 6th centuries BCE. Each poem narrates only a part of the war.
If we relate those broken parts with puranas, it can be concluded that the Thursday holiday army fought with Friday holiday army for a woman who chose lover over her husband.
After Hermes (Mercury or Budha) grew up came to know that his biological father was not Jupiter but Chandra, he left home and went away.
Skanda Purana states that Budha came to Varanasi and set up a Budheswara Linga and also did Tapasya before he iLa, daughter of Vaivaswata Manu.
They got married and had a son named Pururava, who started a new dynasty called Chandra Vamsam in the name of his biological grand father.
Thus Surya Vamsam and Chandra Vamsam became first cousins.
Rudra, disciple of Angiras joined Brihaspati side in war
Rudra, a disciple of Angiras fought war from brihaspati side out of loyalty says Vishnu Purana.
Bhagavata Purana, canto 9, Chapter 14, Sloka 6 states that – Śiva, because of affection for the son of his spiritual master, joined the side of Bṛhaspati and was accompanied by all the ghosts and hobgoblins.
Here they confused mortal Rudra with Siva.
One can name his son after a God but that does not make him god.
Just because these people were born 1 generation after Prajapatis, their names got mixed up with Vedic Gods.
Origin of Week Days Names
It is claimed that naming week days over planets in astrology started with Sumerians and later continued with Babylonians and Greeks.
This claim became popular because no Indian purana or Itihasa mention weekday names.
But Surya Siddhanta written much earlier includes Hora, which is a one hour division of day starting from sunrise and goes in the order of Surya, Sukra, Budha, Chandra, Sani, Guru, Kuja and repeats till sunrise of next day.
Each day at sunrise starts with a hora related to a graha which is considered its weekday.
So, vaara or weekdays existed in India but not written in literature explicitly.
Parasara Samhita written much earlier than Mahabharata by father of Vyasa, mentions weekdays clearly.
It states that Hanuman was born on a Saturday with Moon in Poorvabhadra nakshatra and he found Seetha in Asoka Vatika on Tuesday morning.
The Greeks named the days week after the sun, the moon and the five known planets, which were in turn named after the gods Ares, Hermes, Zeus, Aphrodite, and Cronus.
Romans substituted their equivalent gods for the Greek gods, Mars, Mercury, Jove (Jupiter), Venus, and Saturn. (The two pantheons are very similar.) The Germanic people generally substituted roughly similar gods for the Roman gods, Tiu (Twia), Woden, Thor, Freya (Fria), but did not substitute Saturn.
These greek or roman gods are just named after celestial bodies and they do not represent the actual planets.
Infact in sanskrit, Graha is not just a planet but something that ‘absorbs’ or sends gravitational waves.
Recent studies concluded that planets in solar system send gravitational waves.
Extention of Lunar Dynasty (Chandra Vamsam) across Asia and Europe
Budha and Ila had a son born on mount Puru, so named him Pururava.
He established a kingdom with capital at Pratishtan (modern day Prayagraj) and his sons were Ayu, Amavasu, Vishvayu, Shrutayu, Satayu, and Dridhayu.
Ayu’s son was Nahusha, who married Asoka Sundari.
Their sons were Yati, Yayati, Samyati, Ayati, Viyati and Kriti.
This Yayati married Devayani, daughter of Sukracharya and also Sharmishta, daughter of daitya king Vrishaparva.
They had 6 sons Yadu, Turvashu, Anu, Druhyu, Prachinvata, Puru and 1 daughter Madhavi.
Each of these sons started own branch of dynasties.
Yadu started Yadava dynasty in which Vasudeva, Krishna etc were born but < ahref="https://www.booksfact.com/puranas/krishna-balarama-not-become-kings-mathura-dwaraka.html">due to curse of Yayati, they did not take up the throne.
The left over Yadavas after drowining of Dwaraka, traveled towards middle-east and were called Yahudis (Jews).
Turvasu went towards west and started Mleccha or Yavana dynasty. His kingdom was Turvaski which later became Turski and finally Turkey.
Turvaski included Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Turkey, Greece.
Descendants of Turvasu, known as Turvasus changed due to linguistic differences to Turvas, Tavras, Tambar and Tomar. Due to political reasons Tomars returned from west region to south through Central Asia and settled in areas around Delhi known as Indraprastha. Since they had come from west, they have been called Yavanas in Sabha Parva of Mahabharata.
The Tomars spread from Delhi to other places in search of better lands and came upto Bhind in Madhya Pradesh. In the seventh century under the influence of new Hindu religion some of the tomars got inducted into Agnikula Rajputs. Rest who believed in old Vedic traditions remained in Jats.
Kuru II who was descendant of emperor Bharata, started Kuru vamsam and its descendants were Kauravas.
The leftover Kurus after Kurushetra war also traveled towards Middle-East and became Kureshis (Qureshi).