5111 Aquarius

We move now to the symbol of Aquarius. On Figure 5.17, we show the representations of Aquarius on the Egyptian zodiacs and in the European medieval tradition. On the Egyptian zodiacs Aquarius is shown as a male figure pouring water from two jars in his hands.

On the Round Denderah zodiac, we can see that Aquarius pours the water over a fish. It is worthy to mention that in Old Christian tradition the fish was a symbol of Christ2, so the symbol of Aquarius pouring water over a fish strangely reminds us a picture of John the Baptist baptizing Christ. This remark was made by N.A. Morozov3. The parallel between John the Baptist and the Egyptian symbols of Aquarius is supported by additional elements surrounding Aquarius. On the zodiacs DR, DL and EM, Aquarius is accompanied by a sequence of figures suggesting beheading, which is another parallel with the story of John The Baptist. We may think that it is very strange to find Christian symbols on ancient Egyptian zodiacs. However, as we will see it later, there are in fact even more Christian symbols present on these zodiacs, which is not so surprising when we realize their decoded dates.

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