> Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 16:49:16 -0000msbhavens1 wrote:
> From: "msbhavens1" <msbhavens1@...>
>Subject: Re: Hatsya: reply to Beth (was Fixed star alignments, etc.)
>I've always thought it was prudery that changed it to a sword and that<snip>
>he was never carrying (a detached type) one to begin with,
>I'm fairly certain taht sword tip is his personal equipment and neverLOL!
>was a sword in original astrology... maybe depicted as such by those
>who were a tad prudish? or by some guys who were intimidated by his
I came to the same conclusion years ago, and have been mentioning it
in lectures ever since!
This is from my book:
I believe the huge Cerne Abbas Giant, a 200-foot fertility figure
with an erect, 30-foot-long phallus, cut into turf on Giant Hill in
Dorset, England by Durotriges Celtic tribesmen 1,300-1,500 years ago,
was based on the constellation of Orion. He holds an upraised club in
his right hand, and aerial photographs show traces of a cloak hanging
over his out-stretched left arm. Tradition had it that if a barren
woman spent a night sleeping on the pertinent part of his anatomy,
she would conceive which fits the attribute of the Orion nebula as
a fertile star-nursery!