“Early in his reign, Halley’s Comet passed over Rome. Augustus claimed it was the spirit of Julius Caesar entering heaven. If Caesar was a god then, as his heir, Augustus was the son of a god and he made sure that everybody knew it.” By using Halley’s comet in passing over Rome, enforcing that it was Julius Caesar’s spirit, he showed exactly how superstitious the Romans were. The Romans were so superstitious, they fell for this immediately. Augustus’ supposed analysis of Halley’s Comet helped his social standing with the Romans by verifying that he himself was also a god.
Nobody is known to be credited for the discovery of Mercury, though Timocharis made the first recorded observation of Mercury in 265 BC and does not have an actual discovery date. Mercury also has many notable features that most likely caught Galileo's eye, like it’s similarity to our Earthen moon. Mercury has a variety of craters, ridges and ranged terrain. Mercury can be said as one of the most interesting planets in our solar
Zeus, the king of gods. He was the ruler of mount Olympus. His power was the sky and thunder. His symbol was a lightning bolt or an eagle. A myth about Zeus was a when he was using his shield he could generate natural phenomena linked to the sky, air associated with storms and darkness.
Some saying it even dates older than the Indus Valley Civilization. The word comes from the Sanskrit Svastika. It means good fortune or well being. It was a representation of the sun moving across the sky, used in Neolithic Eurasia and today is still a scared symbol to Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In India, the symbol is a very common sight, from homes and temples to tattoos on people.
Moon and Half Dome by Ansel Adam captures my attention due to its clear and clean shot. Its black and white color helps me focus to the subject of the photo. This picture illustrates the beauty of the Half Dome under the moonlight. There are three aspects that make this picture stand out; the clear skies, the moonlight and the silhouette of the setting sun. The clear skies help define the beautiful formation of the dome.
The sphinx was made in 2520-2494 BC for the pharaoh Khafre, the builder of the second pyramid at giza. The sphinx was built by the father of Khafre, King Khufu, who was also the builder of the Great Pyramid. The egyptian sphinx is much kinder than its greek cousin. The Sphinx’s modern opinions for brutality and trickery spawns not from Egyptian mythology, but Greek. The creature’s most famous looks in Ancient Greek legend came from her run-in with Oedipus(a mythical Greek king of Thebes), whom she challenged with her supposedly unsolvable riddle.
The horizon is the surface that one is observing from is not an infinite plane. On a clear day, the only restriction to a person 's sight is the horizon. There can be two explanations for this - one, that the Earth at some point just stops, as if you were looking off the edge of a table. The other is that the Earth is a sphere. An example of the best visibility is from the International Space Station, where astronauts see a sunrise 16 times (92 minutes).
Mythology says he appeared on the holy willow tree. Phoenix was thought to represent Re, Egyptian god of the sun, but also Osiris, embodiment of fertility and revitalization. The Greek believed that Phoenix destroyed himself by fire and then recreated himself. He therefore symbolized resurrection and eternal life. In the late Classics Phoenix is shown on coins and mosaics, with rays coming from his head the nimbus, later given to all saints, emperors and gods.
The religion was able to both affect them positive and negative. One positive effect of Roman mythology is that it gave people a purpose to live. Roman mythology like many other religions gave its people a reason to live and help others. During the time of Roman mythology the people of Rome were much more advanced than any other countries around them. Roman mythology also gave the Romans the belief that they had divine roots.
The Secret Life of Plants lead pages are made with stars dotted upon them forming the structure of a cosmic space. The stars are contoured like heavenly plants. The recurring theme of stars in the sky is used by Kiefer; here he is using the firmament to leave its tiny human viewer and their environment in its awe. Because of its sheer scale in proportion to the viewer Kiefer emphasises the difference between the sacral endless heavenly realms to man’s earthly existence. The Secret Life of Plants is an open book.