Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sothis and Sirius
A German archaeologist who has been working on excavations near Askum (Ethiopia) says: “The results we have suggest that a Cult of Sothis developed in Ethiopia with the arrival of Judaism and the Ark of the Covenant, and continued until 600AD,” an announcement by the University of Hamburg on behalf of the research team said. Sothis is the ancient Greek name for the star Sirius. Well! dondelion begs to differ, darlings! Check out his take on the subject of Sothis/Sirius at the latest update to Random Round-up at Goddesschess. It will only be there for a week before being whisked into the archives... A wee bit of info on Sothis I found myself: Sothis Greco-Egyptian name of the star Sirius, which "rose in the east" to announce the advent of the Savior Osiris each year at the onset of the Nile flood. "Three Wise Men" announced the rising of Sothis - the three stars in Orion's belt which point directly toward Sirius. As the "Eye" of the Great Dog (Canis Major), Sirius was sometimes called Canopis or Dog-Eye, the same as the holy city of Anubis who, as Dog of Death, kept Osiris' soul in the star Sothis until his rebirth. Source: Barbara Walker, "A Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets"