The Seven Hathors/The Seven Sisters
THE SEVEN HATHORS/ THE SEVEN SISTERS
In ancient Egypt, the Star Cluster we call the Pleiades was know as "The Celestial Heard" and were an import part of the system of timekeeping and a seasonal marker. ...
Associated with both the Goddess Hathor, and “The Hathors” – the milk symbolized the stars in the milky way, and as the seven cows pour their nourishing milk, represents the seven stars streaming the light of the milky way down our galactic arm to our solar system. Milky Way as source of Life!
The following article is one I read again and again for inspiration and to make connections. Care to “geek out” with me??
The Pleiades: The Celestial Herd of Ancient Timekeepers
Amelia Sparavigna Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Torino C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino, Italy
In the ancient Egypt seven goddesses, represented by seven cows, composed the celestial herd that provides the nourishment to her worshippers. This herd is observed in the sky as a group of stars, the Pleiades, close to Aldebaran, the main star in the Taurus constellation. For many ancient populations, Pleiades were relevant stars and their rising was marked as a special time of the year. In this paper, we will discuss the presence of these stars in ancient cultures. Moreover, we will report some results of archeoastronomy on the role for timekeeping of these stars, results which show that for hunter-gatherers at Palaeolithic times, they were linked to the seasonal cycles of aurochs.
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