Monday, January 28, 2013

Stonehenge and Stars of Cetus: If Tumps, Tumuli and Barrows in Ancient Britain Represented Sky Objects in the Hermetic Tradition, the Tumuli below Stonehenge are the Stars of Cetus

Stonehenge and Stars of Cetus: If Tumps, Tumuli and Barrows in Ancient Britain Represented Sky Objects in the Hermetic Tradition, the Tumuli below Stonehenge are the Stars of Cetus

Take a look at Google Earth and the tumps (also called tumuli viz. barrows) that surround Stonehenge.

The bottom half of the image below shows tumuli to the South of Stonehenge that can be viewed at Google Earth.

A clipped Google Earth map of the area below Stonehenge is reproduced at the bottom of the image above. Compare that map with the star image directly above it by Robert Mura, CC-BY-SA 3.0, from Software Perseus, via Wikimedia Commons
Compare now the following star map which has the same relative size as the star map above, and that is why we use it, but is here imposed upon it, showing names of stars and the modern view of Cetus. We see that the ancients used many of the same stars, but at that time had a different resulting conception of what Cetus represented.

The image directly above from is copyrighted at the website of Sternfreunde Münster, Verein für Astronomie, which has a terrific astronomy website at We post it here as fair use. Do not be put off by the fact that it is in German language, as astronomy is by and large international in scope, so that the images of constellations can be understood by anyone, as above.

In any case, as previously stated, if the tumps, tumuli and barrows of Ancient Britain marked stars in the heavens, as we argue they did (see, then these tumuli clearly mark the stars of Cetus and I have added red lines to show the stars corresponding to the appropriate tumuli.

There is a line of tumuli below these and those are also stars of Cetus and further down the line stars of Eridanus and Fornax, as identified on our main decipherment image some postings previous to this one. There are several obvious "lines" of stars extending down from Cetus and Eridanus but we superimposed images of the stars from Starry Night Pro on variously sized maps of Google Earth and they showed that the line we identify is the line intended by the ancients.

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