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Constellations and the Gods

21 January 2023
Anthropology, Archaeology, Catastrophism, Mythology

At https://martinsweatman.blogspot.com … you can find some interesting articles to browse, some of which impinge on the Younger Dryas boundary event. For example, the origin of the Greek constellations. He suggests they may go back to Gobekli Tepe, or earlier. Even into the Late Glacial Maximum, that is also defined as the Late Palaeolithic. In other words, the mainstream assumption that they are derived ultimately from the Babylonians may not be strictly true. This is an interesting idea and has some substance to it. For example, the Mediterranean region was colonised by people from both Anatolia and the Levant, and therefore in all probability, by descendants of the Gobekli Tepe builders. This occurred around 8000 years ago.

See also https://martinsweatman.blogspot.com/2022/11/update-to-lunisolar-paper.html … where he speculates on a lunisolar calendar that is extremely ancient. The idea relies on Sweatman’s astronomical interpretation of some of the symbolism present on the stones and pillars at Gobekli Tepe. There is also a bibliography that is worth exploration. He concludes by saying there was likely a continuation of Palaeolithic art symbolism via Gobekli Tepe, and nearby sites of the same age, that was spread into the Near East and beyond, even down to modern times. The bull symbol, for example, was according to Clube and Napier, associated with the constellation, Taurus. Hence, the Sumerian god, Enlil, the great bull of heaven, was a manifestation of that constellation – and what appeared to come out of the region of the sky associated with Taurus. Most notably the Taurid complex of meteor streams and swarms.

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