Blog #7: Egyptian symbolism in the Milky Way?

1.     We are interested in the spiritual aspects of ancient wisdom in our book. In this blog we explore the possible symbolism found in the stars by the Ancient Egyptians that relates to our personal development and awakening of higher consciousness.

2.     In our last blog, “The Constellation Geb, the Egyptian Cygnus”, we considered that the layout of the Ancient Egyptian constructions on the Giza Plateau are laid out to possibly reflect both the constellations Orion, representing Osiris, and the constellation Cygnus, representing the neter of the earth Geb.

Figure 1A. Map of the pyramids with an overlay of the stars of the constellation Cygnus/Geb.

Figure 1A. Map of the pyramids with an overlay of the stars of the constellation Cygnus/Geb.

 

 Figure 1B. Star chart of the constellation Cygnus/Geb.

 Figure 1B. Star chart of the constellation Cygnus/Geb.

Figure 1C. Image of the neter Geb.

Figure 1C. Image of the neter Geb.

3.     The constellation Cygnus/Geb lies on the Milky Way that the Egyptians associated with the neter Nut.

Figure 2. Modern day image of the Milky Way with the constellation Cygnus/Geb on the right just above the horizon (http://www.dailygalaxy.com/.a/6a00d8341bf7f753ef01a3fd401485970b-pi).

Figure 2. Modern day image of the Milky Way with the constellation Cygnus/Geb on the right just above the horizon (http://www.dailygalaxy.com/.a/6a00d8341bf7f753ef01a3fd401485970b-pi).

4.     Nut and Geb are often shown in images with Nut filled with stars stretched above a reclining Geb.