posted on May, 21 2021 @ 07:56 AM
The Magellan Sands...
which sets in the east
Babylonian period, the planet Venus was known as Ninsi'anna, and later as Dilbat. The name "Ninsi'anna" translates to "divine lady, illumination
of heaven", which refers to Venus as the brightest visible "star". Earlier spellings of the name were written with the cuneiform sign si4 (= SU,
meaning "to be red"), and the original meaning may have been "divine lady of the redness of heaven", in reference to the colour of the morning and
The Chinese historically referred to the morning Venus as "the Great White" (Tàibái 太白) or "the Opener (Starter) of Brightness" (Qǐmíng
啟明), and the evening Venus as "the Excellent West One" (Chánggēng 長庚).
The ancient Greeks also initially believed Venus to be two separate stars: Phosphorus, the morning star, and Hesperus, the evening star. Pliny the
Elder credited the realization that they were a single object to Pythagoras in the sixth century BC, while Diogenes Laërtius argued that
Parmenides was probably responsible for this rediscovery. Though they recognized Venus as a single object, the ancient Romans continued to
designate the morning aspect of Venus as Lucifer, literally "Light-Bringer", and the evening aspect as Vesper, both of which are literal
translations of their traditional Greek names