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Re: VMs: A Comment on f67r2
--- Robert Teague <rteague@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've never thought the idea that the seven names
> behind the moons were planet names was correct,
> and I've finally realized why-- because there
> are seven of them.
> The "planets" consisted of the five visible, plus
> the Sun and Moon. But the Moon is drawn in already,
> and since it can't appear near itself, one of
> those words cannot be 'moon'.
That's because you're assuming that these little
moon figures have a certain meaning. But we can't
really know what their meaning is. Maybe they
just mean that each segment is a month. Maybe the
cresent size is not important but only the
colour. In fact, I would be very surprised if
the cresent size is relevant. There is even one
figure where the moon has two crescents, one on
But, obviously, I don't know :-/
In the end, it becomes a matter of words.
I don't think that the seven words are certainly
the seven planet names, but I think it is a
very promising lead.
Of the Pleiades I am far more confident, but
even here one cannot be certain that the character
string near the seven stars is actually a word
giving the name of the Pleiades in some language
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