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Orion, Ophiuchus, the Silver Gate & the Journey of Souls

Astronomical phenomena as tracked through millennia of myth

the Adorant from the Geißenklösterle Cave, Württemberg State Museum, Germany (Burkert Gestaltung)

The astronomical mythos around Orion is known to be many millennia old and impossibly muddied to us in the 21st century. The story starts a surprisingly long time ago. A study on a 35,000 year-old ivory carving — a man with upraised arms on one side and 86 notches in…




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J. W. Barlament

J. W. Barlament

Writer of the most eclectic mix of material this side of the Mississippi. Author, 2016–2019. Blogger, 2017–2022. Columbia University, 2020–2024.

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