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Re: VMs: "Zodiac" signs and Regulus
Hi, Rene, Nick and all
I will look forward to seeing those links once they
In the meanwhile, on tauroctony: here's a great site.
Mithraism is a mystery religion which began around the
Christian Era and was quite popular until around 300
AD, when the Christians cracked down on it.
It turns out that the murals decorating the walls of
Mithraic temples are now thought to be "star maps" of
a chain of constellations which are part of the
These constellations begin with Taurus and move
through Scorpius, but they swerve from the ecliptic
and include constellations we don't usually think of
in connection with the conventional twelve signs, like
Corvus the Crow. And there are only seven of them.
I don't think we are necessarily looking at a
tauroctony in the VMs, but I do wonder if it is
something similar. Those illustrations are different
enough, yet still detailed enough, to suggest the
artist knew what he meant to convey--and it was not
quite the Zodiac as we know it. Knowing the VMs
author's predilection for misdirection, it seems
difficult to demonstrate that the absence of two signs
is not intentional. These absent signs may give clues
to the path we need to travel to find the
constellations and stars in the path of the suggested
chain of paranatellonta.
Some of my theory rests on getting a good look at
those VMs pages, so I will be patient and wait before
I say more about it.
If you guys wouldn't mind reading a bit about the
tauroctony, I would like to know what you think.
--- Rene Zandbergen <r_zandbergen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> --- Pamela Richards <spirlhelix@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Thank you for the links! I'll try them later when
> > get to my daughter's house and settle on the
> > computer. I can't wait.
> Gabriel just told me that they may not be
> visible due to their extension being .jpe and not
> .jpg which is apparentmy browser-dependent.
> I will fix this in the coming days (it affects quite
> lot of files).
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