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Astronomical Images

  • Jules JanickEmail author
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Part of the Fascinating Life Sciences book series (FLS)

Abstract

Astronomy was a vital part of the Aztec religion. The Cosmological section of the Voynich Codex includes magic circles with cosmological and astronomical images, such as the sun, the moon, various planets including Earth, and stars in various combinations. There are 64 images of labeled stars in addition to the star cluster known as the Pleiades, which was a vital part of Aztec theology. The magic circles have various elements in groups of four, a number that was held in high ritualistic esteem by the Aztecs.

Keywords

Cosmological section Earth Moon Planets Pleiades Sun Stars Voynich 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Horticulture & Landscape ArchitecturePurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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