Sunday, April 20, 2003

LexiLine Journal #204 - 2003 : Kanayama Megaliths Japan mark Cygnus by Astronomy

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The Kanayama megaliths of Japan represent the stars of Cygnus.

The head of Cygnus is shown by a carved megalith which all observers
have recognized as having a large eye, without however knowing what
it represented. Of course, this megalith marks the head of the goose
of Cygnus, just as Cygnus is marked by a goose in the United Kingdom
at e.g. the Kings Stone at the Rollright Stones.

The linguistic root of KANA-yama would also appear to be related to
two terms for goose or geese in Japanese, namely "Indo-GAN"
for "goose" and "Koku-GAN" for "brant, a type of wild geese" from
which we can surmise that KANA originally´was GAN = Goose as in
German "GANs" meaning "goose".

I have uploaded

kanayama.gif

to our Japan directory at
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LexiLine/files/Japan/

showing the megalith which represents the head of the goose.

In this connection,
since the most famous of all Tokyo temples, Senjo-ji, Asakusa,
was originally called KAN-NON-SAMA, we can surmise that this temple
or its predecessor (based on its name KAN-) also represented a part
of the goose (GAN) originally, and in fact marked the stars we call
Delphinus today.

Indeed, this is the correct geodetic and astronomical location for
certain anatomical details of the heavenly goose which are also
called kannonsama in Japanese.

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