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isisinacrisis
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:49 pm    Post subject: Egyptian Zodiac? Reply with quote

Two questions:

1. Has anyone heard of the Egyptian zodiac? Apparently the Egyptians had 12 birth signs, but they weren't animals like in conventional astrology, these signs were named after gods. I remember reading it in a teen magazine a long time ago Laughing and I've seen other sites and books about it, but I'm unsure of my Egyptian sign-does anyone know theirs?

2. What is this famous 'Egyptian Zodiac' ceiling? Is it the oldest zodiac in the world, and does it prove that the Egyptians were the first to study astrology before the Babylonians? (this zodiac has got, apparently, all the signs and the constellations on it)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was an Egyptian zodiac found at Denderah and even translated. See the following link:

http://www.mazzaroth.com/ChapterOne/TranslateDenderah.htm

Hope you can do something with this! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On another site I found that Babylonian astrology was only important from the 5the century BC on (this doesn't however want to say that it wasn't there earlier!) while in Egypt there are signs of it as early as 3000BC!

So, MAYBE the Egyptians were first!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know for a fact that the Sumerians/Babylonians were the first astrologers and were the first to observe the planets and signs. It is from them that we get modern astrology.
But then I hear about this Egyptian zodiac. Now that link, though fascinating, doesn't say when it was made.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is what your probably looking for:

http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/redir?src=websearch&requestId=27e1ce39a7a988ba&clickedItemRank=4&userQuery=egyptian+zodiac&clickedItemURN=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.touregypt.net%2Ffeaturestories%2Fzodiac.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this makes me an 'Osiris' then-that's cool *is a tad disappointed that she is not an isis* Laughing

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Osiris: (March 27 - April 25)

Osiris is the god of the nether world. Those born under this sign are emotionally perplexing and often misunderstood.

Strengths: dynamic, intelligent, always opportunity-taking and enterprising.

Weaknesses: avoid responsibility.

Jobs assumed: teaching and sales.


LOL the bit about me being emotionally perplexing, misunderstood, intelligent and avoiding responsiblity are true! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's neat!
I'm a Thoth.

Great new pick-up line: "I'm a Thoth, how about you?"
(Should have most guys scrambling for cover Laughing Laughing Laughing )
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I'm a SHU. Incredebly creative? That's new!

Hesitant? Sometimes indeed.

And I do come up for animals, I have to, having two Irish Wolfhounds at home! Laughing

Interesting though!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL I'm a Sphinx!!
- Those born under this sign can change their attitudes to fit nearly all situations. haha I sit on the fence and look both ways!
- self-discipline: not likely, I'm on the net reading when I should be weeding the garden or do housework!
Great fun!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

....and I am indeed Isis - how fortunate! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sesen wrote:
LOL I'm a Sphinx!!
- Those born under this sign can change their attitudes to fit nearly all situations. haha I sit on the fence and look both ways!
- self-discipline: not likely, I'm on the net reading when I should be weeding the garden or do housework!
Great fun!


Much more interesting than the other two you mentioned! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a Horus. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool i am Hathor Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have liked to have been Hathor, but turns out I also come under Horus.
(Still I'm in good company Wink )
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 6:19 pm    Post subject: im a phoenix Reply with quote

Im a PHOENIX


Phoenix is the bird of life and resurrection. Those born under this sign can create possibilities from scratch.

Strengths: Optimistic, flexible and can promote optimism in others.

Weaknesses: solitary, stubborn, dreamy and unrealistic.

Jobs assumed : risky jobs, sometimes self-employed and are most probably great engineers.
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