On Figure 5.83 we show a scene of killing a bull, in which a man with a falcon head trusts a long spear at a one-legged bull. We already mentioned this scene in subsection 5.8.2 in the context of the partial horoscope of the winter solstice.
It is not clear what is the meaning of this symbolism but we should indicate that bullfighting, which this scene strongly resembles, was common in Europe during the medieval times. It existed in the Imperial Rome and is still present in Spain as a form of entertainment. From this point of view, knowing the actual date of the zodiac, it is not surprising to see such scenes on the Egyptian zodiacs. In fact, it is Figure 5.83: Bullfighting scene on the Long possible that corrida, which is a popular spectacle in s remains of a wide-spread tradition that was also portrayed on Egyptian zodiacs.
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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.