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Star Sirius and North Star on the Phaistos Disk

Jonas SkendelisJonas: Connected pictograms of shields form a star inside. Is that an indication to relation of Phaistos disk to Cosmos? What kind of star it could be?

Claire Grace Watson, M.S.T.Claire: It is widely believed we get our 48 major constellations and names from Crete. Connecting all the shields on Side 1 of the disk produces the star just as connecting stars produces constellations. I think this hidden star is related to the Minoans' great accomplishment in astronomy - the identification and naming of the constellations.

Great Star in the Sky

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15 Side A

Star Sirius, Phaistos Disk

Shield, Phaistos Disk PictographExcavate the stars by connecting the 15 Shield pictographs with the heptagon in the center (left). a pictographic instruction to "connect the dots," to reveal this pentagram/heptagram combination, two geometrical forms part of containment of geometrical arrangements. This might represent the known universe, the seven planets known at that time including the sun and the moon and excluding Earth; they are Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus. Or it could be star Sirius or stars connected by lines to reveal constellations. The stars are chaos also, but by connecting them with lines images appear that were there the whole time, just hidden like on the Phaistos Disk. It's a though the Minoans had the idea that the secret of the universe, held in place by the stars, can be revealed by use of geometry, and that the secret revealed is geometry itself. From this comes the ancient idea of "sacred geometry." (In our modern world, we try to reveal the "secret" of the universe by atom smashing, a violent, destructive approach to gaining knowledge.)

In this respect, the Phaistos Disk represents the night sky and the pictographs might be abbreviations for constellations. The spirals on the two sides of the disk would represent the revolution of the circling constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and the line segments would represent the division and measurement of the year.

Pentagram, Heptagram
Stars and Planets, Phaistos Disk

Maybe the star on the disk, a pentagram inside a heptagram, is the star Sirius inside the seven known planets, or perhaps it is the path of Venus. In ancient civililzations, when the people had a mythical view of the world, it was the similarities of things and ideas that fascinated their minds. The star on the disk probably represented many similar things: constellations, Sirius, path of Venus and even more.

In history, there is a so much information about Sirius, about its place of importance in the lives and concepts of Egyptians and apparently Minoans. Their Sothic Calendar was based upon its movement.

In the mysticism of the ancient Isis-Osiris religion, the pentagram inside the heptagram is supposed to represent Sirius surrounded by the seven known planets. The members of that ancient religion are generally believed to have been conducting their mysterious rituals inside the Great Pyramid, perhaps in the subterranean chamber and perhaps using that design as a religious symbol or magical talisman. Was the artist(s) who did this was one of them or could their group have done it?

Stars and Planets, Phaistos Disk
Stars and Planets, Phaistos DiskMilky Way

Another wagon wheel illusion and perhaps another pictograph-in-motion. The heptagram appears to be spinning counterclockwise, perhaps indicating the Milky Way. It might represent the circumnavigation of the stars or perhaps it conjectures about stars as being the composition of spiral galaxies.

Star on the Phaistos Disk

I think the Phaistos Disk (above, blue) was created by an ancient Minoan astronomer-priest and inventor, Daedalus, which could also have been the name of a group of Minoan and Egyptian visionaries, inventors and artists.

Phaistos Disk pictograph, Bull's FootPhaistos Disk pictograph, HornConstellation TaurusIf the 48 unique pictographs on the disk represent our 48 constellations, they would need to be "abbreviated" to fit the disk. That would make them difficult to identify. For example, the entire constellation Taurus might be represented by the bull's foot on the disk (left) or all of Capricorn could be represented by the horn (left) or Aries represented by the Ram pictograph (above).

Dog StarThe Minoans may have included the symbols for the constellations in much of their art and not just on the Phaistos Disk. Is this just an impossibly huge dog on a bead-seal or could it represent the "Great Dog constellation," Canis Major and the "dog star" Sirius? The circle above the great dog could read "star" and the figure 8 symbol to the left, two stars combined, could read "star group" or constellation, in this case Greater Dog, Canis Major, with the largest star in the sky, Sirius. The figure 8 might therefore be a pictograph for constellation and it is also a clue to the solution of the Phaistos Disk maze puzzle. If it is a sign for constellation, this would make the puzzle solution even more a-mazing!

Canis Major Canis MajorA pictograph used as a constellation abbreviation that made perfect sense to the Minoans and was immediately recognizable by them might make no sense to us at all. For example, why would the ancient Egyptians use a cow to symbolize the sky?? And while the number of constellations, 48, remains the same, the Minoans may have drawn the constellations differently or the constellations may have evolved into something quite different over time. (Perfect Canis Major showing the location of the major stars and Sirius, right, revealed when the five Phaistos Disk pictograph, Boat identical Boat signs on side 2 are connected with lines.)

Constellation Taurus Constellation Taurus
Constellation Taurus on the Phaistos Disk? (left)
The constellation as it is drawn today (right).

Constellation Taurus
Constellation Taurus?

Runner/Heaven Walker Runner/Heaven Walker Runner/Heaven Walker Runner/Heaven Walker
Runner/Heaven Walker Runner/Heaven Walker Runner/Heaven Walker Runner/Heaven Walker
Runner/Heaven Walker Runner/Heaven Walker Runner/Heaven Walker
6 Side A, 5 Side B
Connect these matching pictographs with lines
to draw Taurus constellation.

Phaistos Disk pictograph, Runner, compared with Minoan mural of runners
Minoan Olympics
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Then I read the unique interpretation that the disk describes the history of [Thisea] and [Argonayton] from [Kler] [Goyatson] (Claire Grace Watson): It showed how the conjunction with lines of similar symbols on ton disk they gave the depiction of [gnostoteron] constellations. And then I remembered what connected the Disk of [Faistoy] with the [yperdoynabioys] Thraces that reported [Fokoyno]: In 2002 [bre] [thike] in Nebra of Saxon a cupreous disk of diameter 30 hundredth with golden astrological representations of age of 3.600 years. (Gia Kvashilava in Georgian,The Secret Alphabet of the Phaistos)

Star Sirius, Phaistos DiskStarlight

Staring into the Phaistos Disk for so long without knowing the star was there connected me to the ancient ideas and people of this Aegean world who convened in the pyramid. I flew into them via the universe's power of the falcon god Horus, a function of the subconscious mind, becoming a member of their Egyptian mystery school by being there.

Could the Sunflower pictograph in the center of the Phaistos Disk be the identification of the Sunflower Galaxy?

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Page 1 - Ancient Puzzle Solved | Brilliant Ancient World
Page 2 - Interview with Jonas | Valuable Background in Bridge
     Common Approach | Can You Read the Phaistos Disk?
Part 3 - Dream Perspective | Great Pyramid, Exterior
     Two Pyramids?
Part 4 - Great Pyramid, Interior & Subterranean Chamber
     Phaistos Disk Maze of Daedalus
Part 5 - Great Star in the Sky
Part 6 - Constellation Argo
Page 7 - Pre-Euclidean Geometry | Minoan Fashion
Page 8 - Solve the Maze | Minoan Pottery
Page 9 - Minoan Calendars | Minoan Lunisolar Calendar
     Zodiac Stellar Calendar | Minoan Sothic Calendar
     Minoan 366-Day Year | How Was the Phaistos Disk Made?
Page 10 - Phaistos Disk Pictographs
Page 11 - Fishing Lessons | Big Game Hunter
     First Woman Airline Pilot | The Stearman | The AT-6
Page 12 - Brilliant Musician | Debutant Career | English Teacher
     Booted Out of School | Hostess Career
Page 13 - Crash Landing | Marauder Pilot | Bridge Boyfriend
     Dedicated to Billy | Money Bridge Pro
     Archaeoastronomer Career

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