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Circle 4 - Slide 10-44 Aztec Sunstone Dia 11 2" wt 24...

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Circle 4. The Sun Slide 10-42: DI PAOLO: Pope-Hennessy, John. Paradiso. The Illuminations of Dante's Divine Comedy by Giovanni di Paolo. NY: Random, 1993. p. 102 Here Dante and Beatrice reach the sun, shown by di Paolo as a golden wheel sending golden rays to the landscape below. The Sun, located in the middle of the orbs, with three lesser above and three below, like the heart in the middle of the body, or a wise king in the middle of his kingdom. Sun Gods & Symbols
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Unformatted text preview: Slide 10-44: Aztec Sunstone Dia.: 11' 2", wt.: 24 tons Argüelles, José and Miriam. Mandala. Boston: Shambhala, 1985. p. 37 Recall that the circle was often used to symbolize the sun, and that Sun worship is one of the most primitive forms of religion, with early man often distinguishing between the triad of rising, midday, and setting sun, like the three Egyptian sun gods; Horus, the rising sun; Ra or Rê, themidday sun; Osiris, the old setting sun....
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