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Influence of the autumnal Halley's Comet upon formation and preservation of myth on Gemini and inclusion of Christ therein
Kovalev Andrey Nikolaevich

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198516, Russia, g. Petergof, sankt-Peterburg, ul. Razvodnaya, 37

ser.levsha@yandex.ru

DOI:

10.25136/2409-868X.2020.1.29112

Review date:

03-04-2019


Publish date:

09-02-2020


Abstract.

This article analyzes the astronomic gravure of 1553 regarding determination of the link between peculiarities of the trajectory of comets among constellations and medieval legends, Hellenistic moods of Renaissance Era, and ancient Greek mythologemes. The author clarifies the influence of some astronomic events upon formation of the details of ancient Greek myth on Dioscuri, as well as creation of medieval legends. The article reveals the factors that allowed Giotto in the early XIV century to select Halley’s Comet as Star of Bethlehem, which coincided with the modern perspective of some scholars. Comparative analysis is conducted on the trajectory of a single comet in its five various occurrences spread throughout 2,800 years and its correlation with repetition of a single myth. The likelihood of such coincidence is being estimated. A hypothesis is put forward that the trajectory of autumnal Halley’s Comet among constellations led to its designation as a stellar sign for the birth of divine Gemini and determine details of the myth. This resulted in the emergence of a chain united by a single myth and astronomic phenomenon: Dioscuri – Christ – Lohengrin (VI century) – Hugo (X century, great-grandfather of Godfrey of Boulogne) possibly supported by realistic coincidence of their birth dates with emergence of this comet. Discussion is conducted on the existence of interconnection between the proposed conception/birth of Christ in the 12th year BC, in the year of the origination of Halley’s Comet and idea on the existence of his twin brother.

Keywords: The Renaissance and the Dioscuri, Christ's birth date, Estimate of probability, astronomical engravings of the Renaissance, Godfroy, Boulogne and the Swan, Lohengrin the Swan knight, twin brother of Christ, mythologization of astronomical phenomena, Autumn comet of Halley, The Dioscuri and Christ
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