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lOO CHINESE THOUGHT.

an Elamite or Aryan race might have been in possession of Assyria

at the time before the Semitic wave crowded the Elamites back

farther north, and the Semitic settlers worshiped the god of the

country in order to pacify his anger and keep on good terms with

him. We know that in the same way the settlers of Samaria wor-

THE CONSTELLATION OF THE HAUNCH.*

ORION, THE SPARROW HAWK AND THE COW SOTHIS. *'"'•

shiped the god of the Israelites in addition to their own gods, so

as not to offend the divine power that governed the land.

* * *

The constellations of the zodiac were not invented simulta-

* Reproduced from Maspero, Dawn of Civilisation.

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ZODIACS OF DIFFERENT NATIONS. lOI

neously with the division of the ecliptic into twelve mansions, for

many constellations of the ancient ecliptic are very irregular and

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LATE ROMAN EGYPTIAN MARBLE PLAQUE.* ^^^

[The center represents Apollo and Phoebe, the former with a solar

halo, the latter crowned with a crescent. Surrounding this are two

circles of twelve mansions each, the outer circle containing the signs

of the Greek zodiac, and the inner tlie corresponding signs of the

Egyptian zodiac. Beginning at the top the pictures run to the left as

follows: Aries, cat (inner circle); Taurus, jackal; Gemini, serpent;

Cancer, scarab; Leo, ass; Virgo, lion; Libra, goat; Scorpio, cow;

Sagittarius, falcon; Capricorn, baboon; Aquarius, ibis; Pisces, croco-

dile.]

reach in their bulk either above or below the exact path of the sun.

In fact, Eudoxus, Aratus, and Hipparchus do not enumerate twelve,

* Described by J. Daressy, Recueil de travaux rel. a la philol, et a Parch

Egypt, et Assyr., XXIII, 126 f.

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