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11-11-2012, 09:11 PM
A different mythology?
I was just outside looking at the sky and noticed that Jupiter is between Orion and Andromeda in the galactic plane .

What might our mythologies have been like if the ecliptic coincided with the galactic plane? The Milky Way would have appeared to flow from horizon to horizon, the planets would move along the Milky Way. It would certainly have appeared to be a celestial river. If a Zodiac were concocted, it would have been different than the one we have; those constellations lie on the celestial equator.

Just thinkin'. Consider

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11-11-2012, 10:23 PM
A different mythology?
Would it make Uranus look any bigger?

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12-11-2012, 05:59 AM
RE: A different mythology?
(11-11-2012 10:23 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  Would it make Uranus look any bigger?
I knew I could count on you. Yes

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12-11-2012, 06:02 AM
RE: A different mythology?
http://books.google.com/books/about/The_...zLogcLufQC

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12-11-2012, 06:04 AM
RE: A different mythology?
Chas with the metaphysics. End times, peeps.

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12-11-2012, 06:12 AM
RE: A different mythology?
(12-11-2012 06:04 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Chas with the metaphysics. End times, peeps.

Well that, and the extremely LONG, non-terse post. Be very afraid. Weeping

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12-11-2012, 07:14 AM
RE: A different mythology?
(12-11-2012 06:02 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  http://books.google.com/books/about/The_...zLogcLufQC
Yes. And think how much more powerful this mythical analogy might have been had the orientation been along the ecliptic.

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12-11-2012, 07:15 AM
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(12-11-2012 06:12 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(12-11-2012 06:04 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Chas with the metaphysics. End times, peeps.

Well that, and the extremely LONG, non-terse post. Be very afraid. Weeping


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02-12-2012, 02:57 PM
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The Chinese actually considered the Milky Way to be a river that flowed through the heavens. A character from the famous 16th-century novel Journey to the West was a general who was in charge of the celestial navy that sailed the Milky Way before he is punished for a minor offense by being reborn a monster on earth. In addition, the legend associated with the Chinese version of Valentines Day states that the Milky Way keeps two star-crossed lovers, one the daughter of the emperor of heaven, the other a cowherd, from seeing each other. They are only able to meet once a year on that holidy thanks to a bridge of magpies that allows them to cross the river.
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02-12-2012, 03:59 PM
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(02-12-2012 02:57 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  The Chinese actually considered the Milky Way to be a river that flowed through the heavens. A character from the famous 16th-century novel Journey to the West was a general who was in charge of the celestial navy that sailed the Milky Way before he is punished for a minor offense by being reborn a monster on earth. In addition, the legend associated with the Chinese version of Valentines Day states that the Milky Way keeps two star-crossed lovers, one the daughter of the emperor of heaven, the other a cowherd, from seeing each other. They are only able to meet once a year on that holidy thanks to a bridge of magpies that allows them to cross the river.
Just think how much more powerful the myth might have been if the Milky Way rotated ('flowed') east to west.

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