Folio 4v: Northern Trade Winds & Poseidon

Captain Log: 11/4/2021

For those of you new to this blog or need a refresher. The Voynich Manuscript has a companion document called the Catalan Atlas. Many scholars have towered over the mysteries of the Catalan Atlas just as much as MS 408. There is an unusual zodiac man in the Catalan Atlas with zodiac names, but he does not look like the zodiac man that represent star clusters. After translating the VM Folio 4v (the first word “pueem” meaning – the palm of the hand) I started to think about the zodiac man in the Catalan Atlas and how his hands where drawn.

The Geolocation of Folio 4v is in between the Azores and Madera. The zodiac man’s palm looks to be in that location, (35 degrees 25 minutes North by 21 degrees 50 minutes West). If the zodiac man of the Catalan Atlas is not the zodiac man but a clever map of the Atlantic Ocean gyres drawn as Poseidon.

Folio 4v Translation:
The Palm of the hand stakes-time and supports a decoy equal the rhumb and falls. The edge of the descending enclosure reset to zero. The contending dammer moves the weave and changes direction. The residual measurement is important to seek and move to the entryway. Turn and rotate in place the measurement information that the lines in the water path of knowledge will have gone the ways abutment, consuming the grantor and garlands around upward.

The seas way of air longitude slopes down for an eternity. The wind is fixed that they go. Pry into the jet-in, it increases the enclosure. Be aware of the measurement that should go the way, it eddies time ejecting the canal velocity of an orifice plate and breaks wind. The velocity exposure, having been stopped, jetties were the eddies end points of the radius towards the tide. It is the God of breaking wind. The radius velocity of an orifice is an uncultivated movement, that causes it to become rigid, a possessor of the individual selection.

Voynicheese to Latin Characters
pueem tvie tuea uepua seis r || sies
eiuia ua ula vtuer vie uiera || ueisa
ueve uom vom som jesom || eoroh
jetua jeula ueliei som ulia || ueom
ver via ule elem via jeluem || ueson
aluea vetua upesa
lerua vyer uer vetua upasa
eion uer ulei ve eler ulera
jeete yn uies uula veta som
elom vie etiesa uei uetiesa
vetuier vesa vlom jeloisom
jetea ve etiei rtia vor uor esa
vesa r uier uetesa vesom jelo
euesa ueatia ulesa

Ancient Greece and Poseidon:
Our mathematics team has confirmed that the Zodiac Man in the Catalan Atlas fits the coordinates of the North and South Atlantic Gyre ocean currents. Though the perspective of the drawing is unusual to Modern eyes. If you would like more information on the Catalan Atlas go to:

The left image is the Catalan Atlas Zodiac Man. Center is the North Atlantic Drift and Gyre currents. The right image is a map of the Portugal current “The Palm of the Hand.”

Amphitrite was one of the sea-nymphs called the Nereids. While he was searching for a wife, Poseidon saw Amphitrite while she was performing a dance on the isle of Naxos along with other Nereids. He fell in love with her and decided to marry her. However, Amphitrite refused his offer of marriage and fled to Atlas, at the farthest ends of the sea. Poseidon didn’t give up and sent his loyal friend Delphin, a dolphin shaped god, to pursue her. Delphin found Amphitrite, spoke persuasively on behalf of Poseidon and ultimately convinced her to marry Poseidon. Amphitrite then returned, becoming Poseidon’s wife. Poseidon rewarded Delphin by placing him among the stars as the constellation Delphinus. Poseidon and Amphitrite had three children named Triton, Rhode and Benthesicyme.

In looking at Greek Paintings and Mosaics of Poseidon and Amphitrite and looking at ocean currents; Amphitrite is the Pacific Ocean Gyres and Poseidon the Atlantic Gyres. They are both joined together at Panama. Note that the following mosaic is from Imperial Roman times which dated 27 BC – 476 AD. When doing research on the Gaunche people for Folio 3r, it has been said that the Roman’s did know of the Gaunche people, but usually would just pass through the Canary Islands.

Roman mosaic of Poseidon and Amphitrite from Utica. Bardo Museum. (c)

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