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Is it Lucifer or Venus?

The name of the deity represented by the planet in question, strictly speaking, is Lucifer, or Luciferus, that is, as far as Roman mythology is concerned. His Greek equivalent has a few different ...
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Is it Lucifer or Venus?

As I recall, Lucifer comes from the Latin lux (light), thus as the "star" that hearkens the sunrise, you get "lucifer", which combines lux and fero (bear or carry). In terms of how and when various ...
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Where does the idea of counting crows come from?

I did some quick searching and found this page recounting a British nursery rhyme, with the oldest version accounted to be: One for sorrow, Two for mirth, Three for a funeral And four for ...
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Cultural association between directions and colors

In recent time the association seems to have been generally dismissed but not so long ago it was credible. Roland B. Dixon, The Color-Symbolism of the Cardinal Points, J. of American Folklore, V. 12, ...
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Did the Romans and Greeks worship the sun as their sun god?

As far as the sun is concerned, the answer is: Yes... but also No. For somewhat different reasons, this gets very complicated and even confused particularly with regard to three of the classical ...
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The Great Bear and Dragon encircling the Tree of Life

You can trace this back to either the Mesopotamian Gilgamesh epic, or ancient Egyptian constellations, mutated during the Greek rule of Egypt of the Ptolemaic dynasties. Much has been written on the ...
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Is it Lucifer or Venus?

Lucifer is the Latin name of EĆ“sphoros, who was paired up with Vesper. EĆ“sphoros means dawn-bringer. They were Astra Planeta, gods of the five planets. EOSPHOROS and HESPEROS were the gods of the ...
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How did the discoveries of the planets Neptune and Uranus affect astrology?

Astrology is all about the perspective of the planets (which includes the Sun and Moon) as seen from Earth. It has always been considered that the more distant a planet, the less significant its ...
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Why does the astrology sign for cancer seem to represent a yin and yang?

If you read the book "Divine Love Astrology: Revealing Spiritual Truth for Personal Transformation" it briefly mentions the following. The symbol for Cancer represents a crab's claws and also ...
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Definitive text on special stones

I have struggled to find a taxonomy of special stones or gems that takes the modern approach like a reference book. Under luminous gemstones there are part mythical part story works of scholarship. I ...
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Is there any basis for any month being smarter then others?

Assigning attributes to human characteristics based on their birth-month is virtually the same thing as by astrological sign, the difference in grouping is on average nine days. Astrology has not ...
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Literature for mesopotamian seven-tiered cosmos?

The number seven is used in the Gilgamesh epos 40 times, so it seems more like a special connotation given to the number in general. Some examples: You have loved the lion tremendous in strength: ...
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Did the Romans and Greeks worship the sun as their sun god?

Yes, that is the case. In Ancient Greece, sun-worship personified by Helios had once been prevalent and powerful among the people of the pre-Hellenic culture, but very few of the communities of the ...
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The Great Bear and Dragon encircling the Tree of Life

...the northern constellations circle the North star, therefore it is the hub, which is to say the seat of the axle/axis. So, for those cultures that envisage this hypothetical pillar as a tree, the ...
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Definitive text on special stones

Surely the standard history applies: late antiquity sources, compiled in medieval encyclopedias, recycled since the Renaissance. Not being an expert I can just suggest some links Camillo Leonardi (...
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What graphical symbols, if any, have been used for the three "modalities" in western or other astrological systems?

What we call "Western" astronomy has its roots is Mesopotamian astronomy, it came to us by the book of Ezekiel, which copies the Babylonian model. The association of zodiac signs with elements and ...
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Sekhmet with the crown of Hathor?

Sekhmet as the Bull Queen at the times of Seti's Reign The Bull was an animal signifying the Sun and the Spring Equinox. It is a wild speculation that whenever Sekhmet-star ( inasmuch as Sirius is ...
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