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    Default The brightest pole star 'Vega' as a source of worship for many cultures.

    I have found that the star 'Vega', being the brightest on/near the Precessionary Cycle/Circle, has many myths associated to it down through the ages because of its importance as a pole star at around 12,300 B.C. See my writings under title "The Divine Eternal Face of God" at my site www.Gisus.org which points to the 'Precession of the Equinoxes' as a Great Clock in the heavens that also Unlocks the 'Book of Revelation'.

    Here is an excerpt from 'The Divine Eternal Face of God':

    The star ‘Vega’ means “He shall be exalted”. The English meaning of ‘Vega’ is “an open tract of moist and fertile land”. The constellation ‘Lyra’, which holds the star ‘Vega’ was represented as a vulture in ancient Eqypt, and as an eagle or vulture in ancient India. The name ‘Wega’ (later ‘Vega’) comes from a loose transliteration of the Arabic word ‘wagi’ meaning “falling” or “landing”, via the phrase “an-nasr al-wagi” – the falling eagle/vulture. The Assyrians named this brightest of the northern pole stars ‘Dayan-same’ or the “Judge of Heaven”, as having the highest seat therein. In Akkadian it was ‘Tir-anna’ or “Life of Heaven”. In Babylonian astronomy ‘Vega’ may have been one of the stars named ‘Dilgan’ or the “Messenger of Light”. Medieval charts list it as ‘Wagi’ or ‘Vagieh’ or ‘Veka’. The Chinese called it ‘Zhi Nu’, and the Japanese ‘Orihime’. The Hindus called ‘Vega’ - ‘Abhijit’, which means “Victorious”. The Arabs call ‘Vega’ – ‘Wagi’, ‘Vuega’, ‘Vagieh’, or ‘Veka’. Northern Polynesians call it ‘whetu o tau’. Greeks of the 16th centuries called it ‘Lura’, ‘Allore’, ‘Alohore’ or ’Alohore’. Columella and Pliny called ‘Vega’ – ‘Fides’ and ‘Fidicula’. In Latin Cicero used ‘Fidis’. In Egypt it is called ‘Ma’at’ which means “Vulture Star”. In ancient Egypt it was ‘Wadjet’ or ‘Ujat’ which means “Whole One”. It was then worshipped as one of the eyes of ‘Horus’ or ‘Ra’. ‘Horus’, the son of ‘Ra’, was a solar god of Memphis which bore a falcon head. His one eye was a symbol of the sun and the other a symbol of the moon. The father of ‘Horus’ was ‘Osiris’ and his wife was ‘Isis’. The eye of ‘Horus’ was ‘Wadjet’ or ‘Ujat’ of ancient Egypt. It was often used to symbolize sacrifice, healing, restoration, and protection. The eye was also personified as goddess ‘Wadjet’ and associated with a number of other gods and goddesses: ‘Hathor’, ‘Bast’, ‘Sekhmet’, ‘Tefut’, ‘Nekhbet’, and ‘Mut’. ‘Hathor' was at times the primordial Mother Goddess of Kindness and Love. She has many temples in Dendra. The Greeks call her ‘Aphrodite’ and the Romans call her ‘Venus’. ‘Thoth’ was the father of ‘Ra’ and said to be the creator.

    In Old Persia ‘Vega’ is called ‘Mithra’ or ‘Mitra’. ‘Mica’ is the Zorastrian angelic Divinity (yazata) of Covenant and Oath. ‘Mithra’ (‘Vega’) is also a judicial figure, an "All Seeing" protector of Truth, and Guardian of Cattle, the Harvest, and the Waters. ‘Mithra’ is an exalted figure. The word ‘mitra’ means “that which causes binding” – preserved from the Arestan word for “Covenant, Contract, and Oath”. In middle Iranian languages it becomes ‘mihr’ and in Armenian ‘mihr’ or ‘mher’ from which it ultimately derives. The Avestan Hymn to ‘Mithra’ (‘Vega’) of Yasht 10 is the longest, and one of the best preserved of the Yashts. ‘Mithra’ is described in the Zoroastrian Avesta scriptures as “Mithra of Wide Pastures, of the Thousand Ears, and of the Myriad Eyes,” (Yasna 1:3), “the Lofty, and the Everlasting…the Province Ruler,” (Yasna 1:11), “the Yazad (Divinity) of the Spoken Name” (Yasna 3:5), and “the Holy,” (Yasna 3:13). The Khorda Avesta (Book of Common Prayer) also refer to ‘Mithra’ in the Litany to the Sun, “Homage to ‘Mithra’ of Wide Cattle Pastures”, (Khwarshed Niyayesh 5), “Whose Word is True, who is of the Assembly, Who has a Thousand ears, the Well-Shaped One, Who has Ten Thousand Eyes, the Exalted One, Who has Wide Knowledge, the Helpful One, Who Sleeps Not, the Ever Wakeful. We sacrifice to ‘Mithra’ The Lord of all countries, Whom Ahura Mazda created the most glorious, Of the Supernatural Yazads. So may there come to us for Aid, Both ‘Mithra’ and ‘Azura’, the Two Exalted Ones”.(Khwarshed Niyayesh 15) Some recent theories have claimed ‘Mithra’ represents the Sun itself, but the Khorda Avesta refers to the Sun as a separate entity – as it does with the Moon, with which the Sun has “the Best of Friendships”, (Khwarshed Niyayesh 15).

    ‘Atum’ – also known as ‘Tem’ or ‘Temu’ was also a creator god closely associated with ‘Ra’ and ‘Horus’. ‘Atum/Tem’ was worshipped in ‘Iunu (Heliopolis of Lower Egypt). He/she was often closely associated with the Pharaoh all over Eqypt. ‘Atum’ was the creator god ‘Ennead’ in Heliopolis. The earliest record of ‘Atum’ is in the Pyramid Texts and Coffin texts from dynasties 5 and 6. In the beginning, according to the legend, there was nothing (‘Nun’). A primeval mound (‘Iunu’) rose from the primordial waters (‘Nu’) of creation and upon it ‘Atum’ created himself as a bi-sexual being. ‘Atum’ embodied both the male and female aspects of life. His/her name meant “the complete one” or “totality”. The name ‘Tem’ means “to complete or finish”. Legend has it that he/she spat ‘Shu’ (air) and ‘Tefnut’ (moisture) from his mouth. ‘Atum’s’ two offspring became separated from him and lost in the dark nothingness, so ‘Atum’ sent his/her “Eye” to look for them (a precursor to the “Eye of Ra”, an epithet given to many deities at different times). When they were found, he/she named ‘Shu’ as “life” and ‘Tefnut’ as “order” and entwined them together. ‘Shu’ and ‘Tefnut’ gave birth to the earth (‘Geb’) and the sky (‘Nut’) who in turn gave birth to ‘Osiris’, ‘Isis’, ‘Set’, ‘Nephthys’ and ‘Horus’ the elder. This was all represented in this aspect by the sacred ‘ben-ben’ stone, which was worshipped at Heliopolis from the earliest dynasties. ‘Atum’, ‘Ra’, ‘Horakhty’, and ‘Khepri’ made up different aspects of the sun. ‘Atum’ was the father of the gods, creating the first divine couple, from whom all the other gods are descended. He/she was also considered to be the father/mother of the Pharaohs. Many Pharaohs used the title “Son of Atum” long after the power base moved from Iunu. ‘Atum’s’ close relationship to the king is seen in many cultic rituals, and in the coronation rites.

    ‘Ma’at’ or ‘Mayet’ was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, law, morality and justice who is sometimes personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities; who set the order of the Universe from chaos at the moment of creation. Her male counterpart was ‘Thoth’ and their abilities are the same. After her role in creation and continuously preventing the Universe from returning to chaos, her primary role in Egyptian mythology dealt with the weighing of souls that took place in the underworld. Her feather was the measure that determined whether the souls of the departed would reach the paradise of afterlife successfully.
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    Default Re: The brightest pole star 'Vega' as a source of worship for many cultures.

    Awesome, I'd also connected Mithra as the original all-seeing eye from the Vedic tradition in my research, but hadn't heard of it in connection with Vega before. Great find Denise Bookmarking this page for future research. Thanks!

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    Default Re: The brightest pole star 'Vega' as a source of worship for many cultures.

    Jayke, Please also look into my writings at www.Gisus.org. I have broken down each chapter of the 'Book of Revelation' and how it relates to the 'Precession of the Equinoxes' Great Clock Circle of the ages. I have divided this circle into 8 sections of which 7 are the 7 churches/lampstands and the eighth is where the temple in heaven resides that is the 'Cepheus' constellation. This 8th is of the Lord's day where John was in spirit as he looked back at the 7 other segments of time.

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