Re: Doggone (was: Re: sacred geometry)

Kennita Watson (
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 22:11:20 -0700

arkuat writes:
>Orion was probably named
>first (but after things like Leo and Scorpio and Virgo), and then
>Canis Major as an afterthought.

I'd guess they were named at about the same time, since the Great Dog
is Orion's hunting dog, and it makes a great story all together. And
while it's quite possible that Leo and Scorpio were named first, Orion's
Belt is one of the most easily-recognized star formations in the night
sky, and may have caught people's attention before they thought of
putting together a zodiac.

Not motivated enough to surf to a more definitive answer,

Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
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