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December 16, 2019, 9:37 am UTC    
July 08, 2019 04:55AM
I find it interesting also that Osiris's rejuvenation is identified with the waxing moon and he becomes fully rejuvenated (reborn) on the full moon (which is a constant with any lunar eclipse), his festival was set to the lunar calendar and occurred on the 4th or 6th day (night?) after the new moon. Here I'm just trying to test the idea that lunar eclipses would have made quite the impression on the seers following a lunar calendar system. A full moon obliterates (occults) most of the stars at night due to its brightness, though during a lunar eclipse the disc is quite visible and blood red and it allows the viewer to see all the stars as the moon traverses the earths shadow.

The periodic nature of lunar eclipses (Saros cycle) run every 223 synodic months (full moon cycles), and what interesting is that lunar metonic cycles run 235 synodic months, exactly 12 full moon lunar months longer... put another way... every 19 solar years ( 19 x 365.23 days) equals 235 full moons, codifying a full moon lunar/solar calendar system which the Egyptians had.

Saros cycles or lunar eclipse cycles occur every 18.031 solar years, a grand Saros equals 3 Saros cycles, which combined represents the same eclipse cycle only the 3 eclipses will occur +120 degrees apart from each other in the night sky. So, you will find the moon in exactly the same phase and location in the sky every 19 solar years (if you went out tonight and recorded the lunar phase and it position in the sky it will re-appear exactly 19 years later) and every Lunar eclipse will cycle three times +120 degrees for each eclipse exactly 12 synodic lunar months before reaching a meton cycle of 19 solar years.

The lunar/solar calendar scheme works rather well with the known calendars used by the Egyptians and their 5 epigomenal days used in their 365 day civil calendar.

360 + 5 epigomenal days = 365 days

365 x 20 years = 7300 days (here the calendar slips backward against the calendar seasons by 5 days on a 20 year cycle)

20 civil years + 5 days won by Thoth from the moon = 7305 days and re-aligns the civil calendar with the seasons of the Solar calendar and another 20 year civil/solar cycle begins.

If you began the lunar/civil calendar on a specific eclipse you would have;

223 lunar full moons + 12 lunar full moons + 5 days won by Thoth + 1 civil year = 20 solar years (perhaps the many eclipses occurring during this period represent Thoth's winning light from the moon). I don't think the epigomenal days and Thoth's winning light from the moon are the same, they are separate events... the 5 epigomenal days celebrate the births of 5 gods annually.

All this leads me to believe eclipses did play an important role as they were easily predictable with a lunar/civil calendar system. Moreover I tend to believe the red discs may be a representation of such events by lunar gods... eclipses don't happen all the time so Thoth with a yellow disc doesn't necessarily debunk my theory.

Best regards,

B.A.Hokom





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