Ancient Egyptians and the Constellations: Part 17
The Sun is Risen at the Place of Purification
dating back to 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE and encoding their Sacred Knowledge.
More than two thousand years later, in 2308BCE, the Sumerians developed their equivalent of the 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE sky chart and Narmer Plate combined. It comes in the form of a royal cylinder-seal depicting "The Sun is Risen". The purpose of the seal is to celebrate the Dawn of the Age of Aries. Perhaps not surprisingly it comes complete with Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
14000BCE sky chart and the Narmer Plate combined.
A royal cylinder-seal depicting
"The Sun is Risen", complete with Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.
It is dated to 2308 BCE and celebrates the Dawn of the Age of Aries.
Moreover, in linking the seal with the Narmer Plate the following need to be additionally accounted for: the Constellation of Canis Major, the hieroglyph for the horizon and, most importantly, Precession of the Ages of the Zodiac; the Sun moving out of one Age and into the next.
of Piscis Austrinus which hangs in the West above the Constellation of Grus
in the night sky as viewed from Giza at 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE.
The hieroglyph used for the mountain, or horizon on the cylinder-seal is an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, the same as appears on the Narmer Plate. On the cylinder-seal however the mountain is covered in either waves denoting water, or feathers denoting birds' wings.
It is a tri-partite symbol encoding the Sacred Mound, the Waters of Nun, and the Winged Disk. In the centre of the Winged Disk is the Sun passing through the Portal, Opening or Birth Canal into the next Age of the Zodiac … which is a concise description of the event portrayed on the roller seal.
The figure with one foot on the Sacred Mound is the god Ea, the Sumerian equivalent of the Ancient Egyptian concept of the Sacred Waters of Nun. His prominent nose sets him apart from the others as being an introduced figure.
Ea is a new concept which combines the Constellation of Orion, and the Sacred Waters of Nun as the Constellation of Eridanus, fanning out behind him like a pair of wings. In effect the god Ea is the Sumerian equivalent of the Celestial Sphinx! Ea was later adapted into the figures of Moses and John the Baptist. Jesus is the Risen Sun/Son baptized in the waters of the sacred Waters of Nun.
the Constellation of Lepus the Hare at his feet.
Moreover Ea can be compared with Naram/Orion on the Naram Stele, which is also dated to 2308BCE. Both Ea and Naram are positioned with one foot on the Mound.
which is also dated to 2308BCE. Both are positioned with one foot on the Mound.
Meanwhile another very bewildered Naram/Orion, complete with bull's ear, (See Part 15) stands next to the Tree of Life (the Axis Munde) on the cylinder-seal. He was necessary to maintain balance both on the seal and on the sky chart. Like Naram he is wearing a very large overlay to cover his Taurean virility.
The figure at our far right, representing the Gemini Twins, is looking back to the past and forward to the future. Remember it is a cylinder-seal and as such conveys Cycles of Time repeated into Eternity when twirled around and around in the hand. The past and the future are one and the same.
The past and the future are one and the same.
Despite this cylinder seal being dated to the beginning of the Age of Aries, the Ram, there is no evidence of a ram on the cylinder-seal. Either the dating of the seal is incorrect or the content of the Nermer Plate 4468BCE and the night sky as viewed from Giza 11:57pm July 3rd 14000BCE have been adapted by the Sumerians to symbolize Precession of the Ages in general.
Ancient Egyptian (See Part 16)