Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Identifying Kokopelli as Boötes with a Flute Extending to Ursa Major: Mortendad Cave Petroglyphs Near Los Alamos New Mexico USA Deciphered as Astronomy Marking Stars of the Heavens ca. 1750 B.C.

Please note: our decipherment of the Blythe Geoglyphs is now found in the next posting. We moved the present decipherment forward because it identifies here for the first time -- and clearly -- the stars represented by the fertility deity Kokopelli, i.e. the stars of Boötes, with the flute extending to Ursa Major. We had initially thought that Kokopelli represented Virgo, and needed to clear that up before proceeding to Blythe.

In the ancient land survey of Native America by astronomy, the area we know today as New Mexico marked an area of the sky we would today assign to Cancer.

Indeed, as deciphered below by us, the Mortendad Cave Petroglyphs near Los Alamos, New Mexico mark stars in the sky ca. 1750 B.C., with the Autumn Equinox at the left at Libra, the Summer Solstice marked in the middle at Cancer viz. the stars Kappa and Lambda Leonis, and the Spring Equinox at the right at Perseus (and Taurus).

The decipherment is straightforward and was one of the simpler tasks we have confronted in this series of postings, once we got the petroglyphs together, which on the other was difficult, since there is no such photograph or drawing online, this being a more or less composite illustration constructed from us by viewing numerous photographs.

The idea found in the literature that these petroglyphs date to some time A.D. is of course rather nonsensical since the battle axe armed figures hardly come from that era, but are known from petroglyphs of a much earlier time.

Mortendad Cave Petroglyphs Deciphered as Astronomy by Andis Kaulins
(click the graphic to see the larger, original decipherment image)


THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 111 of
The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America

Identifying Kokopelli as Boötes with a Flute Extending to Ursa Major: Mortendad Cave Petroglyphs Near Los Alamos New Mexico USA Deciphered as Astronomy Marking Stars of the Heavens ca. 1750 B.C.

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