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Re: VMs: On the VMs zodiac

Hi Marianna,

At 04:15 20/10/2004 +0300, Marianna Ridderstad wrote:
I took a look at the binding of the zodiac pages, and, indeed, it seems that my proposal that Aries would be Capricorn and Taurus=Aries is impossible because of the structure of the folios.
However, I now believe that the division of Aries and Taurus, plus several other features, might have something to do with the ancient division of a year into 4, 8 and 16 parts.
I wrote my notes on a web page for those who are interested:


Be careful before assuming any link between Celtic and an eightfold division of the year, as this doesn't seem to be supported by any actual evidence (I posted on this back in August):-

IMO, stregheria remains a far more likely source for this "eightness", though I readily admit that the argument for that is far from won just yet. :-o

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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