Figure 5.69: A picture of a simple bow and a recurved composite bow. (Taken from Encyclopedia Britannica Online)
fantastic animals are placed vertically at the solstice points. Again, this position emphasizes the vertical direction. Such animals could equally be associated with the summer solstice point as well (see for example the Small Esna zodiac on Figure 2.18).
(4) A falcon headed man stabbing with a spear a bull-like creature — see Figure 5.67 (DL) and (OU). Notice that in all cases the bull-like animal has no front legs (only one rear leg is usually shown). This scene always appears only near the solstice points. Its meaning is unclear to us, but we can see that in some sense it was associated with a solstice point.
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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.