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    The Birthright Zodiac

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    Subject: [BIRTHRIGHT] The Birthright Zodiac

    OK, kind of an odd question here, but if you were going to associate
    one of the BR awnsheghlien and/or ersheghlien with one of the
    standard, Western signs of the zodiac, which would go where?

    Aries (Ram)
    Taurus (Bull)
    Gemini (Twins)
    Cancer (Crab)
    Leo (Lion)
    Virgo (Virgin)
    Libra (Balance/Scale)
    Scorpio (Scorpion)
    Sagittarius (Archer)
    Capricorn (Sea/goat)
    Aquarius (Water-bearer)
    Pisces (Fish)

    Of course, a few of them are screechingly obvious. The Scorpion is
    Scorpio, the Sphynx is Leo. Maalvar is probably Sagittarius, but
    could also be considered Taurus.... Which of the water-based
    awnsheghlien is most appropriate for Aquarius? How about
    Gemini? What is the Gorgon?

    Gary

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    Gorgon - Taurus
    Ram - Hoarfrost
    Aquarius - the Siren; Water maiden
    Pisces - Seadrake; Rage of the sea
    Capricorn - Faun
    Virgo - Fae
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    if i go by the characteristics of the zodiac sign i would put the gorgon as Aries.

    Aries (Gorgon)
    Taurus (Maalvar)
    Gemini (Banshegh)
    Cancer (Crab)
    Leo (the Sphinx/ the lamia)
    Virgo (Siren)
    Libra (Chimaera)
    Scorpio (Spider)
    Sagittarius (the Harpy)
    Capricorn (Stag of Sielwode)
    Aquarius (Water Maiden)
    Pisces (Kraken)
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    OK, along similar lines, how would you break down the awnsheghlien in
    terms of the four elements? The Gorgon is, of course, earth (stone)
    but what other beasties might qualify for Earth "signs" if you
    will? What about air, water and fire signs?

    Gary

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    The Zodiac itself divides into the four elements so that a fire sign refers to any of the three signs Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. Air -Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Water -Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces. And Earth -Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

    So one could certainly begin by organizing the earlier list according to the elemental signs as well.

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    Sure you want to put Aquarius into Air? It fits much better Water.

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    Actually, the zodiac puts it into Air, not Kenneth.
    Aquarius was not conceived as a "water-dwelling" sign, rather as something connected to the water.
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    Thanks for the tip

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    At 12:25 AM 7/24/2008, kgauck wrote:

    >So one could certainly begin by organizing the earlier list
    >according to the elemental signs as well.

    Let`s keep the concepts separate for the purposes of this
    categorization, as my goal in asking is to see how the concepts might
    mesh and where they might contrast with the "real world" concepts of
    the zodiac and the elements. I have a big picture reason for asking,
    but I want to see how folks see these themes before discussing it
    just to see if the basic concept makes any sort of sense at
    all.... I have a few other categorizations I`d like to get opinions
    on too, but I want to give folks a shot at them one at a time since
    it`d be too much to give them five all at once.

    So if categorized according to their themes and transformations how
    would the various awnsheghlien fit into the earth, air, water and
    fire? Some would probably need to be described as two the way the
    old D&D stuff had para-elemental planes and such, but let`s not worry
    about the details of the Plane of Lava or whatever.... Fire/Earth
    would be good enough to describe Gorgon, for instance.

    Gary

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    Any meaningful purpose for doing this? What's the prize?
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