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In The Sign Of Taurus

The Cow-horned Egyptian goddess Hathor was revered as the ancient Queen of Heaven. She was the patron of dancers, the generator of light and radiant power. The Cow is still revered in India, and the Greek Goddess Hera was referred to as `Cow-eyed´, which was meant as a compliment. The reference to `cow´ is no longer thought of as a positive one…and it´s the same with many other words to do with the feminine today. Think of `crying like a girl´ or acting `like a woman´…

This has to do with the shift from a motherly, powerful creator Goddess, to a male allpowerful and vengeful male god, who can be kind and protective … if you are `obedient´.

For about 2000 years the Cow/Bull astrological sign ruled the world and the animals were revered and sculpted all over the old world. In Bronze Age Crete frescoes show young women and men jumping over the horns of bulls, acting as circus acrobats. It was a rite in honour of the ruling idea of a deity. The Greek word `acro´ means `mountain top` and that´s probably where the rites took place. Compare the word `acropolis´ which means `the (holy) city on the mountain top´ .The bullfighting practiced in Spain and Portugal today, seems to me proof of a very old origin … remnants survived in an area where cave art shows that these animals were revered at the beginning of history.

In The Sign Of Taurus

HELUA

Gothenburg, Sweden

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