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Volume 1, No. 1
An Astronomical Basis for the Myth of the Solar Hero
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Our increasing knowledge of the megalithic culture of the British Isles in
the 2nd and 3rd millennia BCE tends to confirm the proposition that
megalithic astronomers measured celestial positions with considerable
accuracy. The evidence indicates that they understood the 18.6 year nodal
period and the moon’s nine minute declination wobble. They also had
sufficient geometrical ability to re-proportion spacings between lines,
divide circles into whole number polygons and divide lines into equal
integer spacings. We should therefore ask whether there is evidence of
such early astronomy in the numbers which recur in certain myths.