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1885 Excerpt: ... them; but the sinister the Ram In rising raises.
And when he ascends You may behold the Altar from the west;l 1 This
connexion between the ' Altar's sacred seat' (V. 692. Cf. Manilius:
'Ara mundi templum est, ' Astronomicon, i. 427) and the Ram is very
interesting," being a reduplication of the prior connexion between
the original solar Ram and the Heaven-altar on which he is offered
up daily; so that the Akkadian name of the First Month, the
zodiacal Sign of which is Ariel, is liura zigijar (' The Altar of
the Demiurge, ' or ' The Upright Altar;' called in the abbreviated
form ' The Altar' or 'The Sacrifice'). The Seventh Month (present
zodiacal Sign Libra, vide V. 403, note) is called in Akkadian Tul
ku (' The Holy Altar, ' Le Tumulus pur, ' Lenormant; 'The
Illustrious Mound, ' Sayce), and in the abbreviated form becomes
also simply ' the Altar, ' the patron divinity of the month being
Sanias (the Sun-god, Heb. Shemesh); and there is very strong reason
to believe that the original Euphratean Zodiac showed a circular
altar (cf. V. 440; vide Appendix I. Figs, xxxviii-xl), or perhaps
merely a solar circle, the Crown (vide E. 70) of the, Sun-god
Diannisi (Dionysos), to be afterwards reduplicated in the Stephanos
(Corona Borealis) and tie Stephanos Notios (Corona Australia). This
solar Crown-altar was almost grasped by the adjoining Claws of the
Scorpion, type of Darkness (vide Appendix I. Fig. xxvi). Now
certain stars in the constellation Libra form a very decided
circle, and a Euphratean seal in the British Museum shows a large
scorpion grasping a circle with both claws (vide Menant, Empreintes
de Cachets Assyio-Chalditns, Fig. x. p. 9), a design evidently
symbolical. Thus, again, on a very remarkable Euphratean
uranographic Stone (vide E. Fig. iv. p. 77) we .
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