The Goat represents Capricornus, the Water-Goat. In other words, he is the Fallen Sun, fallen from the supreme position down into the seas, into the infernal depths of the great abyss.
Greek myths tell how Pan, during the war of the gods with Typhon and his hosts, assumed the shape of a goat (Capricornus), and jumped into the Nile river in order to escape the fearful giant. In other versions, the god is substituted by Eros and Aphrodite who become the fishes of Pisces, in the Zodiac. Here, the allegory of the death by drowning of the twin Atlantises commemorated by the goat and the horse is even more transparent. And the story is cribbed verbatim from the myth of Matsya and Matsyâ (the male fish and his female), which is a celebrated motif in India from the dawn of times, as we comment in more detail further below.
Of course, the fall of Pan is an allegory of the fall of the Celestial God who, from a mountain goat a dweller in the summits fell into the seas, and became a sort of fish or marine deity. Capricornus is the makara, the Hindu sea monster that causes the Flood. The makara (or sishumara) is a sort of dolphin or sea monster. It is the same as Matsya, the fish avatar of Vishnu. Matsya personifies Paradise or rather, Lanka, the Hindu archetype of Atlantis fallen from the skies, from the Celestial heights of Mt. Meru, into the ocean, where it disappeared forever, turned into Hell.
But the makara is also Kama, the Hindu love god who was the archetype of Eros-Cupid. Kama is also the son and lover of Rati. And Ratio is an alias of Aphrodite, the mother and lover of Eros, his Greek counterpart. As we see, the Greek myths are not only a close copy of the Hindu ones. They also have the same esoteric, initiatic meaning. They relate the death of Atlantis and its Lemurian Mother in the primordial cataclysm that we call by the name of Flood. The two animals image the twin Atlantises fallen from the skies from the summit of Mt. Atlas, the Pillar of Heaven and subsequently drowned in the ocean.2
The Goat Represents Atlantis as the Fallen Sun
The goat is often identified to Indra in India. Indra is also called meshanda (“whose testicles are those of a goat”). This epithet is due to the fact that Indra once made love to his master s wife, a most grievous sin. In consequence of his incontinence, Indra was castrated and covered with yonis. Later, he was restored with an implant of a goat s testicles, earning the above epithet. In fact, this allegory represents the fact that the Aryans (Indra) appropriated the creative role (the Phallus) of the Dravidas (the Goat), claiming that the second Atlantis was greater than the first one, the Great Mother (Amalthea).
The goat is a symbol of the Sun in India, where the day star is called Aja Ekapad (“the goat of the single foot”). Aja means not only “goat”, but also “unborn” (a-ja). As such, it is the symbol of primordial, unorganized matter, the same as Prakriti. The goat is also associated with the vajra, an image of the Fallen Sun. Interestingly enough, this association prevailed not only in India, but also in China, Tibet, and even Greece.
The Aegis and Aja Ekapad
The association of the goat with the Devil is too well known to require elaboration. The Aegis the shield of Zeus and Minerva was fashioned by Hephaistos from the unpierceable skin of the she-goat Amalthea. The word “aegis” derives from the Greek aigis (“goat skin”), related to the Sanskrit aja and to the name of the Aegean Sea.
Allegedly the name Aegean derives from Aegeus, the father of Theseus, who drowned there. Aegeus, the father of Theseus, was deemed to be a son of Poseidon. He is indeed the same as Poseidon, who was so named in Euboea.
According to Homer, the submarine golden palace of Poseidon the very archetype of the Eldorado and of the sunken Atlantis was called Aigaia, meaning the same as “Aegaea” or “Aegea”. What these legends are hinting at is that Aegeus who was a marine god himself is the same as Poseidon or Neptune and, more exactly, as Atlas, the son of that god that personifies Atlantis.