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The Star/Sun of Vergina

 
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Lala



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:39 pm    Post subject: The Star/Sun of Vergina Reply with quote


Doesn't this symbol remind you of the Sarisa formation?
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Xenos



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Just thought I’d add this description for anyone curious about the symbol and its history. Pretty interesting stuff Smile

“The Vergina Sun or Star of Vergina is the sixteen-ray star symbol that decorates the golden larnax found in burial site II, in Vergina, Greece, by archaeologist Prof. Manolis Andronikos in 1977. The larnax is generally believed to have belonged to King Philip II of Macedon. It is on display at the archaeological museum in Vergina, very close to where it was found.
Archaeologists do not agree whether the sun was a symbol of the Macedonian state, a symbol of Phillip's dynasty, a religious symbol, or simply a decorative design. Eight-pointed suns often appear in Macedonian coins and shields of that period. Eight-, twelve- and (rarely) sixteen-pointed suns have been used as a decorative element in Greece, the Middle East and elsewhere for centuries, without any specific association with Macedonia. The exact configuration of the Vergina Sun, however (rays of differing lengths around a circle containing a sunburst) had never been seen by archaeologists before being uncovered in Vergina. A Vergina Sun on a blue background is still used as the official symbol of the Greek province of Macedonia.”

Interesting analogy with the Sarisa formation...hhhmmm now that you mention it.... Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is an ineresting site http://www.cc.ece.ntua.gr/~conster/English/PageData/golden_star.htm
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Xenos



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very interesting interpretation of the Vergina star! Checkout this site, but it's in Greek but loosely translated, the isosceles cross (tatraklys or Pythagoran code of nature as known to the Ancient Greeks) represent the elements, earth, fire, air, water while the other "rays" present the 12 gods of Olypmus. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry Embarassed So there it is Very Happy
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