Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations: Part 12
The Four Standards
The Kish Tablet
The man with the fish is identified as Nermer: "Ner" from the fish (despite it not being a catfish) and "Mer" from the chisel down in the right hand corner of the tablet. He is wearing an Osiris Beard and is seated in the Solar Barque. As with the Solar Barque imagery on the Nermer Plate, the Kish tablet also encodes the concept of Precession. Nermer is the Lord of Precession.
The Four Standards
North Africa was affected by the Global Warming which set in motion the end of the Ice Age. The meltdown is estimated to have begun around 16000 BCE. The Age of Libra began in 15268 BCE. This is during the Springtime of the Ages of the Zodiac: the Winter snows were melting. There was massive flooding on a global scale caused by the meltdown as well as torrential rains caused by the nature of the Water Cycle. North Africa experienced first the floods, and later the torrential rains due to the high humidity. Gradually however the Global Warming created a hot dry climate in North Africa which in turn caused the Flood waters to recede and eventually dry up. The land continued to dry out and over time the once lush vegetation became what is now known as the Sahara Desert. The River Nile became the main water supply.
The "set-square" is an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for "Pharaoh".
A "Hawk on a Standard" is an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for "God".
I have translated the First and Second Standards as: "(Osiris) God and Pharaoh of the Waters of Nun, God and Pharaoh of the Two Lands, God and Pharaoh of Precession.".
The hieroglyph beneath the catfish and the chisel not only represents
a temple, it is also an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph representing
Dawn, the rising of the sun above the mountains, or horizon.
In this case it represents the Dawn of the Age of Taurus.
The hieroglyphs above are profiles of the River Nile running between the two sets of mountains. The Dawn of a New Age of the Zodiac is symbolized by the Sun rising between the two sets of mountains, and above the floodwaters of the River Nile. This is the conjunction of the Sun moving through the Sacred Gateway or Portal into the next Age of the Zodiac.
The Third Standard
The "raindrop" can also be interpreted as Osiris
in his Mummy wrappings. His crown is the fleur de lis,
the Tree of Life representing the Axis Munde.
After his sister-wife Isis had given him proper burial rites Osiris became "The Lord of the Land of the Westerners". The "Land of the Westerners" is another term for the "Land of the Dead" because the Dead were always buried on the Western Bank of the River Nile; the side on which the Sun set and entered the Netherworld.
The constellation of Orion.
Characterized by seven main stars,
Orion is the Lord Nermer/Osiris,
the Two Lands and the celestial Egypt.
Footnote … subtle references to Freemasonry are intentional.
Copyright Audrey Fletcher 1999
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