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The white Vulture, found in the heavens as the Constellation Aquila, the Eagle, is one of the paranatellons of the sign Scorpio, and was connected with the myth of Prometheus. The Vulture denoted Foreknowledge. The mouse was especially reverenced for its blindness, as it typified the Darkness, and became the subject of many a curious tale. In Germany it was considered a symbol of the human soul. In Egypt the mouse was a type of the early god Horus, as a first condition of soul. 1 The Hawk was said to drink only blood, never water, for the soul was sustained by blood.
In their myth of the Four Ancestors, which were four forms of spirit or breath, they represented the four elements as male breath, air, fire, and watersaid to be created by the air in motion. Their four wives, mothers of the human race, were forms of water, as Beautiful Water, Falling Water, Water of Serpents and Water of Birds. In the duality of Light and Shade, or light and its negation, dark, are found the two primaries in which all colors blend. There are the two solstices, north and south.
Its architecture (that is to say, its temples as well as its pyramids and obelisks) is an imperfect imitation of Egyptian originals; and so with the other arts. At every step we meet in Babylonia with the traces of the Egyptian models. . A most accurate record of the movements of the stars and planets, with their positions, was kept by the priests of Egypt, extending over an incredible number of years, and their predictions, based on the eclipses of the Sun and Moon, have been faithfully recorded.