The Celestial Sphinx: More Lost Secrets

Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations: Part 3

* * *

More Lost Secrets
         Lost Secrets continue to be revealed as we cast our eyes along the horizon from Giza at 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE.
         Positioned opposite to the Celestial Sphinx at this precise time in the North / North East sky, lie the Constellations of Draco and Ursa Minor. This dual constellation can be interpreted on several levels.


map

Sky view from Giza: 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE.
Positioned opposite to the Celestial Sphinx in the North / North East,
lie the Constellations of Draco and Ursa Minor.
This dual constellation can be interpreted on several levels.

(The computer software I used to access this skychart is: Haney, M.A. Skyglobe 3.5
A Shareware Product of KlassM Software, 1992)

         Firstly Draco is accompanied by his offspring who is cradled in his arms! This is symbolic evidence of the Creation Principle: the Celestial Sphinx, Hu, being the Creator.
         The imagery of Creation is quite explicit in the Constellations of Draco and Ursa Minor. Ursa Minor represents the Male Principle while Draco represents the Female Principle. Draco is symbolically impregnated.
         The imagery is continued in the Constellation of Cygnus which straddles the Milky Way. It is in the Constellation of Cygnus that the Milky Way divides into two streams creating a symbolic Birth Canal.

map

Deneb, the bright star of Cygnus is at the
head of the birth canal of the Milky Way.

(The computer software I used to access this skychart is: Haney, M.A. Skyglobe 3.5
A Shareware Product of KlassM Software, 1992)

         Deneb, the bright star of Cygnus is at the head of the birth canal of the Milky Way. The womb is the space created between the Arch of the Milky Way and the horizon. The result is the birth of Baby Draco!

map

The womb is the space created between the
Arch of the Milky Way and the horizon.
The result is the birth of Baby Draco!

(The computer software I used to access this skychart is: Haney, M.A. Skyglobe 3.5
A Shareware Product of KlassM Software, 1992)

         Secondly Draco is not the dragon which his name suggests. This is a misnomer. Draco is a serpent. Moreover Draco and Ursa Minor can be regarded as one constellation; that of a double-headed serpent.

map

Draco and Ursa Minor can be regarded as
one constellation; that of a double-headed serpent.
(The computer software I used to access this skychart is: Haney, M.A. Skyglobe 3.5
A Shareware Product of KlassM Software, 1992)

         Thirdly considering Draco on his own, he has assumed the position of a cobra about to strike. This is the origin and meaning of the Uraeus on the brow or head-dress of the nobility of Ancient Egypt.

Uraeus

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for Uraeus

         Fourthly the rearing serpent in Ancient Egyptian mythology is associated with the Eye of Ra. This involves the concept of the invisible third eye on the forehead. The all-seeing eye.

map

Sky view from Giza: 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE.
The rearing cobra is associated with the eye of Ra.
The Eye of Ra is associated with the Uraeus.
(The computer software I used to access this skychart is: Haney, M.A. Skyglobe 3.5
A Shareware Product of KlassM Software, 1992)

         Consequently the Uraeus (the serpent emblem) on, or just above the forehead on the head-dress of the Pharaohs represents the all-seeing eye, the Eye of Ra. The Uraeus was a symbol of Divine Authority, an authority which came from the heavens in the form of the Constellations of Draco and Ursa Minor. The hieroglyphs for the name of the god Osiris, Ausar, embodies the all-seeing eye.

ausar

The hieroglyphs for the name of the god Osiris,
Ausar, embodies the all-seeing eye.

         Fifthly serpents were plentiful in the Underworld. It was because serpents hid away under rocks or underground that they were associated with the Underworld, the Land of the Dead or the Twelve Hours of the Night. Serpents abound in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, carvings and paintings. In the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Duat the Constellation of Draco is represented at the eleventh hour.

duat

In the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Duat the
Constellation of Draco is represented at the eleventh hour.

         The Lost Secrets continue to be revealed in the North West night sky, as viewed from Giza at 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE. In this location is to be found the Constellation of Aquila the Eagle.

map

Sky view from Giza: 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE.
The Constellation of Aquila, the Eagle, is sitting on the horizon in the NW.
(The computer software I used to access this skychart is: Haney, M.A. Skyglobe 3.5
A Shareware Product of KlassM Software, 1992)

         In Ancient Egypt the eagle is usually found in connection with the serpent, though at a later date the eagle motif was replaced by that of the vulture. For example: the vulture and the cobra, in the form of the Uraei, are prominent on the forehead of the mummy mask of Tutankhamon. In general terms they are considered to be symbols of power. In real terms they form an essential part of Ancient Egyptian cosmology.

uraei

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs for Uraei.
They form an essential part of Ancient Egyptian cosmology

         Perhaps the most vivid and long lasting application of the eagle to Ancient Egyptian art and Sacred Knowledge was in the form of the Winged Disk. It looks not unlike a sycamore seed, and was especially prolific in Ancient Egyptian tombs and Temples. The Winged Disk was a combined emblem of the Sun, a double-headed cobra and eagle or vulture wings.

winged disk

The Winged Disk

         It would appear that symbolically the eagle is connected with the Sun. Technically however the eagle enjoys rain and floods. This explains why the Constellation of Aquila is situated in the waters of the Milky Way!
         Moreover, the vulture and the cobra represent the Female Principle. The vulture is the emblem of the goddess Nekhebet while the cobra is the emblem of the goddess Wadjet / Buto. The Female Principle is recorded in the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs "Mut" meaning "Mother". In addition to the Vulture and the Cobra there is further confirmation of the Female Principle in the Mound (pregnancy) and the Egg. The English word "Mother" is a derivation of the Ancient Egyptian word "Mut".

mut

The Female Principle is recorded in the Ancient Egyptian
hieroglyphs "Mut" meaning "Mother". In addition to the
Vulture and the Cobra there is also the Mound (pregnancy)
and the Egg. The English word "Mother" is a derivation
of the Ancient Egyptian "Mut".

         A dilemma occurs when the circular emblem in the centre of the motif is considered to represent the Sun, a male deity. A more logical explanation is that the circle, or opening, represents the Female principle. (There will be more on the symbolic meaning of the "Opening" in later sections.)
         The eagle and the serpent are opposites. The one soars in the sky while the other slithers on the ground. Similarly, the Bee and the Cobra are opposites, as are the Vulture and the Sedge. This is an indication that they are meant to represent the two different realms of Heaven and the Earth, otherwise known as Upper and Lower Egypt!
         Taken one stage further, in terrestrial terms, Upper Egypt is considered to be the Land of the Sedge and the Vulture, while Lower Egypt is considered to be the Land of the Bee and the Cobra. Taken as a whole Ancient Egypt was known as the Land of the Cobra, the Vulture, the Bee and the Sedge. All four motifs are fertility symbols.

bee cobra
sedge vulture
Lower Egypt: the Land of the
Bee and the Cobra
Upper Egypt: the Land of the
Sedge and the Vulture


         Viewing the sky from Giza at 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE all four symbols are represented!

  • Constellation of Draco
= Cobra in the N / NE
  • Constellation of Aquila
= Vulture in the NW
  • Constellation of Lyra
= Bee in the N
  • Constellation of Lacerta
= Sedge in the N

map

Viewing the sky from Giza at 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE all four
symbols of the Cobra, Vulture, Bee and Sedge are represented!
(The computer software I used to access this skychart is: Haney, M.A. Skyglobe 3.5
A Shareware Product of KlassM Software, 1992)

         It has become apparent that More Lost Secrets of the Ancient Egyptians are encoded in the sky, as viewed from Giza at 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE. At this time the sky stretching from West to East (via North) above the horizon is female and represents Egypt in general. The Cobra, the Bee and the Vulture, the Womb and the Birth Canal of the Milky Way are all female symbols. The sky stretching from West to East (via South) above the horizon is male and specifically represents the site of Giza! The Celestial Sphinx, the Milky Way, (think about that one!) Orion, the Twins and the Sun are all male symbols.

map

View of the night skies from Giza at 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE
Celestial Egypt: symbolized by the Cobra,
the Bee, the Vulture and the Sedge.
This section of the sky is Female.
(The computer software I used to access this skychart is: Haney, M.A. Skyglobe 3.5
A Shareware Product of KlassM Software, 1992)


map

View of the night skies from Giza at 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE
Celestial Giza: symbolized by the three pyramids,
and the Sphinx looking across the Nile to the East.
This section of the sky is Male.

(The computer software I used to access this skychart is: Haney, M.A. Skyglobe 3.5
A Shareware Product of KlassM Software, 1992)

As above, so below




Footnote subtle references to Freemasonry are intentional.

Copyright Audrey Fletcher 1999
All rights reserved
Adelaide, South Australia


Previous page
Email me
Home page
Sign my guestbook
Next page