Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Thunderbird of the Roche Percée Petroglyphs of Saskatchewan SK Canada Marks Stars Below Hydra and to the Left of Canis Major: The Indian First Nations Native American Myth is Explained as Astronomy

The "Thunderbird" of the Roche Percée Petroglyphs marks stars directly below Hydra and to the left of Canis Major. The Thunderbird could be seen to attack the serpent's neck (as Hydra in the stars), as in the myths of Native America, with Hydra's head above the celestial equator and the Thunderbird directly below the neck at Alphard.

The Roche Percée "Thunderbird" Petroglyph
Erinn Dayle Schneider in the source cited below wrote:
"Note circles and thunderbird motif at bottom right."

The star count of the thunderbird petroglyph
matches that of the corresponding stars, ca. 60 stars in all!

Decipherment of the "Thunderbird" Petroglyph of the Roche Percée Petroglyphs marking stars below Hydra and to the left of Canis Major

Decipherment of the Roche Percée Drilled Hole Petroglyph Wall
Libra, Centaurus, Hydra, and the Thunderbird to the Left of Canis Major

Starting at the Herschel Petroglyphs, the rock art sites of southern Saskatchewan mark stars of Scorpio, but having moved to Roche Percée, they also portray the "arch" of the neighboring stars of Libra. The drilled hole wall petroglyphs then show a whole section of stars from Libra to Virgo to Leo at the Summer Solstice, plus Cancer, Corvus, Crater, Hydra, Sextans and the "Thunderbird" to the left of Canis Major and above Puppis. The Thunderbird is the enemy of Hydra.

Our own simplified illustration of the thunderbird and our decipherment of it as well as our our decipherment of the Roche Percée Petroglyphs as a whole rely on photographs found in a Masters Thesis by Erinn Dayle Schneider, Rock art in southern Saskatchewan, Department of Archaeology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 2003, Figures A84 through A86, pp.  166-167, -- online at eCommons Electronic Theses and Dissertations: and

 Anyone who does not now understand that organized cupmarks on ancient petroglyphic stones represent stars of the heavens or some astronomical parameter can not be helped.

THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 26 of
The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America

The Thunderbird of the Roche Percée Petroglyphs of Saskatchewan SK Canada Marks Stars Below Hydra and to the Left of Canis Major: The Indian First Nations Native American Myth is Explained as Astronomy

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