posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 11:58 AM
reply to post by drift393
Thanks again for your post.
Drify393: Thanks for the reply Scott but I was thinking more in terms of the Triangle formed being an arrow pointing to a more distant location
not an x-marks the spot sort of deal.
SC: I think the apex point of the centroid triangle is the obvious place to go looking. The triangle itself points in a particular direction, along a
particular line of latitude that goes all around the world and back again. At what point on this line around the world do you go searching?
Of course, the other aspect of this hypothesis utilises the Ancient Egyptian concept of "As Above, So Below". We can transpose this centroid
concept onto the actual belt stars of the Orion constellation (that the Gizamids mimick) and we find that the apex of the resulting centroid triangle
points to the stars Rho Orionis
- "...the star under the arm of Orion..."
From John Legon's site:
Although it appears that in later times, the meaning of the word S3h (or the plural S3hu) was extended to refer to the constellation of Orion
as a whole, yet the Egyptians never lost sight of the fact that only one star in this constellation embodied the spirit of Osiris. This is proven by
the so-called 'decan lists' which were represented in the 'astronomical ceilings' of some tombs of the New Kingdom. Here, as shown by the
classification of R.A. Parker and O. Neugebauer in their primary work, Egyptian Astronomical Texts [Vol III (London, 1969), 112-5], the ruling dieties
of the various stars of Orion were identified. In the tombs of Senmut, Pedamenope and Montemhet, for example, we find that Osiris is associated with
the star known as hr rmn s3hu, meaning the star 'under the arm of Orion', while other stars of Orion were known as Children-of Horus and
Why the ancients would wish to identify this particular star, Rho Orionis, in the Orion constellation is anyone's guess.
[edit on 2/2/2010 by Scott Creighton]