On the both Denderah zodiacs, near the figure of Aquarius, we can see a scene of beheading. This scene, on the Long Denderah zodiac, is located on the right from Aquarius. There is a man grasping an animal by ears while getting ready to cut its throat with a knife that he holds in another hand. Notice a beheaded human figure standing behind that man. On the Round Denderah zodiac, next to a similar scene, there is an already beheaded animal (see Figure 5.81).
Probably, as we already mentioned it in subsection 5.1.11, this scene depicts in a symbolic way the severed head of John the Baptist.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.