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  •  There were several calendars in use (1+ / 0-)
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    One western Semitic calendar was both lunar and solar.

    If you imagine a deck of cards with 4 seasons of 13 weeks to give 52 weeks total in a solar year of 364 days with a joker to make 365 days, that's the Solar calendar side

    The best representation of this is the Phaistos Disk but it can also be found in Mesopotamia.

    On one side of the disk was a solar year of 364 days, composed of 13 months of 28 days and 4 seasons of 13 weeks.

    On the other side were twelve 29 day months plus an epagomenal week to make a lunar year  of 355 days

    The epagomeneal intercalation  concept of a year and a day or a month and a day made timekeeping easy.

    solar years
    1*364+1 = 365
    4*13*7 = 364
    lunar years and months
    12*29 +7=355

    A year would have 26 fortnights of 2 weeks of 7 days or 13 months

    In the diary there is a picture of Ianna (aka Lilith, aka Qetesh) a front facing nude portrayed as standing on lions flanked by owls and shaped like an Amanita with the head looking like the juvenile pileaus and the flanking owls plus the lions on which the goddess stands looking like the volva. If the body is taken to be the stipe, just below the knees are a sort of integral greave, representing the annulus. The wings represent the gills of the cap.

    Variations show the goddess holding snakes, medicinal herbs, and as here a symbol of the morning and evening star. Sometimes associated with sexuality because of her frontal nudity, a better reading might be an eros for wisdom as symbolized by the owls, the lions, the medicinal plants, the observance of stars, and like the amanita the power and beauty of her deadly presence.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 02:29:36 AM PDT

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