The Narmer Plate and the Great Conjunction

Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations: Part 13

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Thoth: the Small Pharaoh
         The small Pharaoh figure indicated in the procession below, behind the Four Standards, can be identified by the lotus plants he is carrying and also by the hieroglyphs in front of his head.
         The hieroglyphs sound out the name of "Toth", also spelt "Thoth". The pincers sign signifies the sound "th" while the mound sign signifies the sound "t". This further confirms that there is no way that the invention of writing can be credited to the Sumerians a thousand years later! (See Part 12)
         Thoth was second only to Osiris in the Osiris Legend. (See Part 4)

thoth

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were well established by 4468BCE!
Thoth is identified by the hieroglyphs of the pincers and the mound.
The pincers sign signifies the sound "th" while the mound sign signifies the sound "t".

         The legend of Osiris begins with Thoth, who was credited with having introduced all the arts and sciences, including astronomy and hieroglyphs, to the Ancient Egyptians. He was also the spokesman, or messenger, of the gods and the keeper of their records. Thoth's Master was Osiris, as verified in the above segment from the Nermer Plate.
         "Thoth" is actually the Graeco-Roman form of the Egyptian name "Djehuti" or so it has been thought until now! It is clear from the Nermer Plate that the name "Thoth" was established well before 4468BCE (the dating of the Plate) and that it belongs to the era of the remote Ancient Egyptians. It was merely adopted by the Graeco-Romans.
         Thoth is represented on the Nermer Plate in fully human form as a god, and by association a constellation or planet. This brings to the fore the noticeable fact that on the Nermer Plate the gods/deities, and by association the constellations or planets they represent, are not symbolized by human figures with the heads of birds or animals as they are, for example, on Ancient Egyptian tombs.
         The idea is generally espoused that the Ancient Egyptian gods with the heads of birds or animals belonged to a very ancient period, which was represented by totems. The theory goes that gradually these totems were the basis for the later Egyptian religion. However, it would seem from the Nermer Plate that the process was the other way round. That is, the human form preceded the totem form.
         In Ancient Egyptian art Thoth was usually represented as an ibis bird or a baboon. In addition, because he was regarded as the moon god he was sometimes seen represented together with a winged moon. In legend Thoth had played a game of draughts with the moon and won from him a seventy-second part of his light, from which he created an extra five days in the year. Prior to that time there were 360 days in the Ancient Egyptian Calendar.

thoth
thoth
Thoth the Moon god
it is not difficult to work out
why he was given this role!
Thoth the Keeper of Records
the product of
sophisticated thinkers.


         The number seventy-two is significant in terms of astronomy since the sky bodies appear to move through one degree of their cycle over a period of seventy-two years.
         It was no coincidence that the original number of days in an Ancient Egyptian year was identical to the number of degrees in a circle; i.e. 360. The Thoth legend encodes the knowledge of Precession by the specific reference to the numbers 360 and 72. When the number 72 is multiplied by the extra 5 days in the year gained by Thoth in the game of draughts with the Moon, the result is 360, the number of degrees in a circle.
         Finally, when the seventy-two years are multiplied by the three hundred and sixty degrees of the complete cycle, we discover that it takes is 25,920 years for each heavenly cycle to be completed at which time the process starts all over again. This cycle is referred to as Precession.

On the Nermer Plate the small pharaoh figure of Thoth
represents the concept of Precession.

Giant wearing the Red Crown
         The Giant on Side Two of the Nermer Plate is certainly not portrayed in the same powerful stance as he was on Side One. (See Part 9) Possibly this is because his identity as the Orion figure has already been established.

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giant
Giant: Side One
Giant: Side Two


         That the Giant on Side two is the Nermer/Orion/Osiris portrayed on Side One is indicated in several ways. Firstly by the hieroglyphs of the catfish and the chisel to the front of his head, which translate into the name "Nermer". Secondly he is a Giant and his mode of dress to the lower half of his body correlates fairly well. Thirdly he is sporting the Osiris Beard. Fourthly Thoth attends him, and Osiris was Thoth's Master. Fifthly Sirius, the King of the Seven Stars, who also accompanied the Giant on Side One, attends him. Finally he is carrying the Orion Club.
         However there is one noticeable difference about the two Giants: they are wearing different crowns! The Giant on Side One is wearing the White Crown while the Giant on Side Two is wearing the Red Crown.
         It was noted earlier in Part 9 that the White Crown was a symbol of Precession. It has now evolved that a possible further purpose of the crown, White or Red, is to symbolize a Season and/or Age in the Precession Cycle.
         Pursuing this logic the White Crown would signify the Zodiacal Season of Leo in which the Age of Gemini is the Third Month, while the Red Crown would signify both the Zodiacal Season of Taurus and its First Month, the Age of Taurus. Part 5)

white
red
White Crown represents
the Zodiacal season of Leo
Red Crown represents
the Zodiacal Season of Taurus


         Notice how the Red Crown looks like a throne with a curled horn sitting upon it; not unlike Taurus the Bull sitting on his throne. The Bull imagery is carried through in the colour red. You need look no further than Spain, in the bullring, for evidence of the association of the colour red with the Bull. In the Bullring the Matador and the Bull are re-enacting the Dawn of the Age of Taurus, a ritual inherited from the Ancient Egyptians. The "Bull" represents Taurus while the "Ring" represents both the Sun and the Portal to the New Age. (More on this later.) Indeed the Dawn of the Age of Taurus would be the interpretation of any myths or legends in which the colours of red and white play a dominant part.
         This Taurean imagery is supported in the figure of the Giant Nermer on Side Two of the Nermer Plate. Apart from him wearing the Taurean Red Crown he has also transferred the Orion Club to his left hand. (A situation which gives rise to the question as to whether the Giant is right-handed, left-handed or ambidextrous!) Handled in this position the club has highly sexual connotations linked to the Taurus the Bull imagery of the uncastrated male, the leader and propagator of the herd. The Giant Nermer, in effecting the image of Taurus the Bull, symbolically becomes Taurus the Bull, the New Zodiacal Season and Age.

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The Giant Nermer effecting the image
of Taurus the Bull

         The analogy of the Red Crown as the throne of both the New Season and the New Age of Taurus is confirmed in the stars in the constellation of Orion's Chair, which is directly below the constellation of Orion. When the constellation of Orion's Chair is rotated 90 degrees the Red Crown becomes evident. The Age of Taurus is seated upon the Throne of Orion!

chair
chair
red

The Constellation of
Orion's Chair

Orion's Chair
flipped 90 degrees

The Red Crown
of Ancient Egypt


         The Double Crown of Ancient Egypt is composed of both the White Leo/Gemini Crown and the Red Taurus Crown. Together they represent the Knowledge and Secrets of the Ancient Egyptians in the Age of Leo/Gemini being carried into the Age of Taurus.

double

The Double Crown of Ancient Egypt represents
the Knowledge and Secrets of the Age of Leo/Gemini
being carried into the Age of Taurus.

         It is characteristic of the White Crown that it looks like a leg of ham, lamb or pork. In fact the White Crown symbolizes the hind leg of Leo, the Lion. However, it could also be interpreted as symbolizing the hind leg of Hu, the Celestial Sphinx. (See Part 2)
         Now the dilemma arises! Hu of the Celestial Horizon, 14000BCE, is pictured wearing the Red Crown! It will also be remembered that at this same date Orion was caught in the act of placing the White Crown on his head; the White Crown being the Constellation of Taurus. (See Part 1) Both the White Crown and the Red Crown were already in existence at 14000BCE!

         Have you ever wondered why the White and Red Crowns are the shapes they are? The probable answer is that the very remote Ancient Egyptians were outstanding sailors and navigators who recorded their origins in this unusual way lest they be forgotten.

south america
south america
white crown

South America:
Hu's leg and claw

South America
flipped 180 degrees

The White Crown
of Ancient Egypt

africa

america

red crown

Africa upside down is
too bulky to symbolize
the Red Crown. A cat,
leonine Hu, is revealed.

South America, Hu's leg
and claw, flipped and
re-angled reveals the
Red Crown.

The Red Crown
of Ancient Egypt,
complete with
Hu's whisker!


         The question now arises as to whether the very remote Ancient Egyptians originated in South America or Africa!

Sirius, King of the Seven Stars
         Sirius, the King of the Seven Stars, (See Part 10) accompanying the Taurean Giant wearing the Red Crown, is a replica of the scene in the Northern Winter Skies where the Constellation of Canis Major is attendant upon the Constellation of Orion. This is the full meaning of the hieroglyphs just in front of the figure of Sirius.

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skies

Sirius, accompanying the Taurean Giant wearing the Red Crown,
is a replica of the scene in the Northern Winter Skies where the
Constellation of Canis Major is attendant upon the Constellation of Orion.

         The "flower" with seven petals can also be interpreted as a seven-pointed star, a hieroglyph for the Constellation of Orion which seven main stars characterize. The "vase-like" hieroglyph which appears directly in front of Sirius' face and also as a container in his right hand, is not only a symbol for the Constellation of Canis Major, more importantly it is a symbol for the star Sirius itself.
         Sirius, the brightest star in the heavens, was of utmost importance to the Ancient Egyptians. Its annual heliacal rising heralded the annual Nile Flood and marked the beginning of their New Year.
         As the attendant to the Giant is identical on Side One and Side Two of the Nermer Plate, that is, Sirius in attendance upon Orion, then the Giant on both sides of the Plate is confirmed as Orion.

The Time is Nigh
         The large rectangular hieroglyph above Sirius' right-hand shoulder is a representation of the Rising Sun at the Dawn of the New Age of Taurus. The time is nigh.

The Twin Serpentine Lions
         There is a battle between the Old Sun in Leo/Gemini (hence the twin serpentine lions) and the New Sun in Taurus, which is illustrated by the two figures with Osiris beards having to restrain the serpentine lions from fighting.
These serpentine lions, which are reminiscent of "snake belts", have halters around their necks. The circle created by the intertwining necks of the twin serpentine lions represents the Sun in whatever Age and the Opening through which the Sun must pass into the New Age.

lion

The serpentine lions are restrained from fighting
by two figures with Osiris beards.

The Great Conjunction and the New Age of Taurus
         The stellar myth reaches its climax at the bottom of Side Two of the Nermer Plate. A Gemini Twin is racing alongside Taurus the Bull and the Sun, the latter being symbolized by the semicircle with the eight protuberances. They are racing towards the point of conjunction, which is symbolized by the hieroglyph of the horizon that looks like a house roof with two chimneys. This is the Gateway, Opening or Portal to a New Age; in this case the Age of Taurus. (More information on this hieroglyph as a Portal to a New Age can be found in Part 10 and Part 11.)

taurus

A Gemini Twin is racing alongside Taurus the Bull and the Sun.
They are racing towards the point of conjunction,
the Gateway, or Portal, to the New Age of Taurus

         It is noticeable in the hieroglyph of the Sun that four pieces have broken off. Three are previous Ages of the Zodiac through which the Sun has passed. The fourth is the Age of the Zodiac, which the Sun is about to enter.
         The hieroglyph of the Sun is very similar to that of the hieroglyph of the Twelve Ages of the Zodiac, the rectangle with the twelve protuberances, at the bottom of Side One. It is their basic shapes, round and rectangular, which differentiate them one from the other. Excepting their basic shapes, they are identical because both hieroglyphs are inter-related symbols of the Precession of the Ages of the Zodiac.

gemini

The hieroglyph of the Twelve Ages of the Zodiac
on Side One is the rectangle with twelve protuberances.
Up till now hieroglyphs of this nature have been translated
as fortified cities!

         The final moments of the Great Conjunction are recorded in the heavens, in the Constellation of Taurus. When the constellation is flipped 180 degrees the Twin racing, the horns of Taurus and the Gateway, Opening or Portal are revealed!

taurus

taurus

taurus

A Gemini Twin, Taurus
and the Sun heading
towards a New Age.
Constellation of
Taurus the Bull.
Taurus flipped 180
degrees reveals the
Twin racing, the
horns of Taurus
and the Opening.





(Continued in Part 14)






Footnote subtle references to Freemasonry are intentional.

Copyright Audrey Fletcher 1999
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Adelaide, South Australia


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