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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:51 pm 
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Pagan Sunwheels: 4, 8 and 12 Spoked Wheels

Similar to the thread, Cruciforms/Gods on Crosses, I would like to compile assorted evidence throughout history of the Pagan Sunwheel in all its forms, preferably pre-Christian images. The 4 spoked wheel represents the solstices and equinoxes, while the 8 points of the compass or 8 spoked sunwheel are precisely what is laid out at St. Peter's Square with an Egyptian obelisk serving as the gnomon of a sundial in the center. These 8 points are the solstices, equinoxes and cross-quarters; 12 represents the zodiac.

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"Christian structures were built upon the ruins of the Pagan temples, such as in the case of the Vatican, which was founded upon the remains of a complex dedicated to the sun god Mithra..."

- Christin Egypt, page 4-5

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Symbol of the pagan sun-god Shamash and more from Pagan sun worship and Catholicism the Pagan sun wheel, the obelisk and Baal

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Symbol of Baal found in Hazor, Israel

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Mithra surrounded by the zodiac
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"Alexander Jannaeus was the first of the Jewish kings to introduce the "eight-ray star" or "eight-spoked wheel" symbol, in his bronze "Widow's mite" coins, in combination with the widespread Seleucid numismatic symbol of the anchor. These coins are thought to be the ones referred to in the Bible in Luke 21:1-4 "
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Jannaeus

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:09 pm 
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Reminds me of the Dharma Wheel for some reason I can't quite put my finger on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharma_wheel

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The "messiah", of sorts, upon his "cross", of sorts-


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Which in turn reminds me of another "messiah", and his "cross", for some reason, which I'm sure is purely coincidental.

http://www.seiyaku.com/customs/crosses/baptismal.html

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Aztec Sun Stone-

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:04 pm 
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Brighid's Crosses are a type of corn dolly or wheatweaving as it is know in the United States. Corn dollies are mentioned in Frazer's The Golden Bough

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_dolly

Brighid's Cross is associated with both the crossquarter days of Imbolc ( Feb. 2 AKA St. Brigid's Day, Candlemas, and Groundhog's Day in the U.S.) and Lughnasadh (Aug. 2 AKA Loafmass, Lammas, and the First Harvest).

They are widely held to be sunwheels. The design is similar to the swastika.

They are one of the easier wheatweavings to do and I've made more than a dozen of them from wheatstraw.


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Figure 1. Lunar and solar symbols from Peri-6 (a), Peri-3 (b, d), Karetski (c, f) and the Northern Besov Nos sites (e) of the Lake Onega rock art territory.

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