Tuesday, February 27, 2007

ע Llyn Tegid, Lake Of Serenity

י' באדר תשס"ז

In a previous post, I wrote regarding the connection of ayin-Bala Lake to the murder of Erez Levanon, noting the phonetic Hebrew root of "bala" (BLA) to be בלע which means to "swallow completely" and "calamity striking" [1]. I also noted the general Celtic derivation of "bala" to be from the word "belago" meaning the efflux of a river from a lake.

However, the Welsh form of "Bala Lake" is actually "Llyn Tegid", meaning "Lake Of Serenity". I use tarot cards based in Welsh mythology. So, in my tarot reading, the Tower tarot card brought out for me serenity (according to the Welsh meaning) as opposed to calamity (according to the transliterated meaning of BLA).

Transliterating into Hebrew letters, Llyn Tegid pertains to the Hebrew shorashim [1]:

לנן - dwell, dwelling
לון - shelter from possible danger
גוד - connect

These Hebrew roots (as opposed to בלע) are determined to be correct correspondences for Llyn Tegid (and the Tower tarot card) because they reflect reality as it unfolded for me from the tarot reading and because they reflect the implied meaning of the words and tarot archetype, namely, protection and serenity amidst great change and chaos.


[1] Etymological Dictionary Of Biblical Hebrew, R' Matityahu Clark

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