8-Bit Version of the 12 Labors of Hercules

I don't typically just post links to videos, but this one is epic! The 12 Labors of Hercules I'm seriously jealous of the artists who worked on this one.

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Difficulties in discovering the origin of the constellation images and stories:

This subject, more than any other, is the one that has relentlessly inspired and plagued my life for the past several years. I’ve read and learned so much over that time, and spent so much time under the canopy of night and into the early morning dawn to try and learn something of what the… Continue reading Difficulties in discovering the origin of the constellation images and stories:

On the frustratingly vast spectrum of my Magnum Opus, and the awful way that I’ve been dealing my research so far.

**Self Reflection warning** I realized today that the function of this blog, more than anything else, is as a sounding board for my studies. I have three dozen posts currently back-logged, dealing with the stars, with myths, follow-throughs on previous posts I’d begun, or posted but that need follow-up. And what happens to me, is… Continue reading On the frustratingly vast spectrum of my Magnum Opus, and the awful way that I’ve been dealing my research so far.

An old forgotten tome . . .

About twenty years ago I stumbled across an old, beat up paperback and based solely on the title, “The Survival of the Pagan Gods”, by Jean Seznec, 1953, I picked it up, brought it home and added it to my ever-growing collection of old books. I never read it, in fact, as far as I… Continue reading An old forgotten tome . . .

GREEK MYTHOLOGY- One of my all-time favorite subjects!

As a student of observational astronomy, and of the history of astronomy and uranography in general, the Greek Myths are of paramount importance to me. It was in the so-called “Classical Period” that the heavens that we know today were principally drawn up and codified, in fact, minus a few southerly additions to the constellations… Continue reading GREEK MYTHOLOGY- One of my all-time favorite subjects!

The Seasons of the Year:

We’ve discussed this already in some recent posts, but I wanted to do a separate entry here to clarify some discussion points and to lay out my thoughts about the seasons of the Year. Being a Westerner, I am only really familiar with Western traditions of the seasons and for the most part, all Western… Continue reading The Seasons of the Year:

The Zodiac: An Introduction pt. 2

In our previous post on the Zodiac, we primarily discussed the twelve-fold division of the sky and the signs that these are attributed to. We identified this as the “Classical division,” arising from the evolving zodiacs of the Egyptians, Babylonians and Greeks in the Iron Age, and up through the Islamic and Christian West into… Continue reading The Zodiac: An Introduction pt. 2