We’ll it’s almost New Year’s eve and I want everyone to give a present a bit earlier before we enter 2011. Because 2011 will perhaps be an interesting year for “field work” in thick bush of Solomon Islands. I found this post: http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/solomons-giants/ and it looks like someone might be gearing up for 2011. Also more importantly I want people to read this: James Baura’s Letter to Solomon Star News, 14 August 2008. This man also wants to reveal his discoveries in 2011. I’m not sure if these are two are somehow connected, but since it is an interesting story I thought it would be worthwhile to make an interesting observation.
You know, to name a mountain “Kolovrat” in Solomon Islands struck me VERY weird at the first time I read this story. Why? Because due to my Slavic language and origin I know very well what Kolovrat means. It is an important solar symbol in ancient pagan Mythology and in broader sense means “spinning wheel“.
Apparently the mountain also has its native name Alas’a, but it is known for hundreds of years as Kolovrat. What on earth is Slavic word doing at the end of the world in Solomon Islands for so long?? The answer lies in the 16th century: http://www.search.com/reference/History_of_the_Solomon_Islands
There was a Dalmatian, Viceroy Bune from Dubrovnik who apparently established trading posts in SI and made some local friends along the way. He used Dalmatian toponyms not only to to name mount Alas’a, but also island Velakula (now Lavella), Voza (Bambatana), Mitra (Fataca), Narovo (Eddystone), Uveli (Ouvelli), Mala (Malanta), , Debeli (Cape Soreyar) etc. But why is this interesting in regards to James Baura’s story? Well you can also name spinning wheel differently, like rotating disc. :-)
I am wondering if Vice Bune experienced something similar like James Baura that struck awe into him and made him relate this mountain to Sun? That shooting beam of light described by Baura, the Sun, the spinning wheel, I don’t know…maybe someone else does. Anyway I and my associate tried to make contact with Mr James Baura, but to no avail. If you look at the internet his contact info is easy to find. Maybe he would trust a local rather than outsider like me. Solomon islanders who are reading this please ask this man about his progress and what are the plans for 2011.