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Astronomica – One of the Earliest Works on Astrology

By |2020-05-09T13:13:17+03:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Astronomica, also known as the Astronomicon, is a Latin didactic poem about celestial phenomena, written in hexameters, and divided into five books. The Astronomica was written c. AD 30–40 by a Roman poet whose name was likely Marcus Manilius; little is known of Manilius, and [...]

Taweret – Egyptian Goddess of Childbirth and Fertility

By |2020-05-03T14:36:57+03:00May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Ancient Egyptian religion, Taweret is the protective ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. The name Taweret (Tȝ-wrt) means "she who is great" or simply "great one", a common pacificatory address to dangerous deities. The deity is typically depicted as a bipedal female hippopotamus [...]

The Crown of Immortality

By |2020-02-28T00:29:22+03:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The Crown of Immortality is a literary and religious metaphor traditionally represented in art first as a laurel wreath and later as a symbolic circle of stars. The Crown of Immortality appears in a number of Baroque iconographic and allegoric works of art to indicate [...]

Arcturus – One of the Brightest Stars in the Night Sky

By |2020-02-15T02:33:51+03:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation of Boötes, the fourth-brightest in the night sky, and the brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere. Together with Spica and Denebola (or Regulus, depending on the source), Arcturus is part of the Spring Triangle asterism and, by [...]

Ophiuchus Constellation Location, History, and Mythology

By |2019-12-09T01:14:46+03:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ophiuchus is a large constellation straddling the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ophioukhos; "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping a snake. The serpent is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by [...]

Canopus: The Second-Brightest Star in the Night Sky

By |2019-11-28T01:56:26+03:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Canopus is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina and is located near the western edge of the constellation around 310 light-years from the Sun. Its proper name is generally considered to originate from the mythological Canopus, who was a navigator for Menelaus, [...]

Pegasus: A Mythical Divine Horse in Greek Mythology

By |2019-11-26T17:46:15+03:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Pegasus is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. Usually depicted as pure white, Pegasus is the offspring of the Olympian god Poseidon. He was foaled by the Gorgon Medusa upon her death when the hero Perseus [...]

Orion’s Belt: An Asterism in the Constellation of Orion

By |2019-11-24T01:48:11+03:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Orion's Belt or the Belt of Orion, also known as the Three Kings or Three Sisters, is an asterism in the constellation Orion. It consists of the three bright stars Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. Looking for Orion's Belt in the night sky is the easiest [...]

An Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology

By |2019-06-14T14:17:32+03:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was developed and practiced in the late Hellenistic period in and around the Mediterranean region, especially in Egypt. The texts and technical terminology of this tradition of astrology were largely written in Greek (or sometimes Latin). [...]

Andromeda Constellation History and Mythology

By |2019-06-09T02:13:37+03:00June 9th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Andromeda is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Located north of the celestial equator, it is named for Andromeda, daughter of Cassiopeia, in the Greek myth, who was chained to a [...]