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They are known to have worshipped the Golden Head of an Ass. 51 the celestial ship of the north Zechariahs death and dumbness were due to his vision in the temple which he had entered to make offering of incense, and in which he saw a man standing in the form of an Ass. Epiphanius writes that this was the cause of his death, for when Zechariah came out of the temple and through surprise would have disclosed what he had seen his mouth was stopped. When he had it in his mind to say to the peopleWoe unto you, whom do you worship, he who had appeared to him in the temple took away his power of speech.
Before that, when the colure was in the sign Taurus, the Bull, there was the sacrifice of the Bull, and before that, when in the sign Gemini, the Twins, twins are known to have been sacrificed as offerings to the Gods. Every type corresponded in Solar Astronomical time. Through knowledge of these sequences of the great Precessional periods of the world proofs are found of the era of Menes, and the Divine Dynasties. About twenty-eight thousand years ago, the Vernal colure was in the sign of the Fishes, the zodiacal Pisces, and about two thousand years ago occurred a period closely allied to it.
An old Jewish tradition says that man was born of both sexes. In the beginning all ancient Gods were bi-sexual, and from the early Oneness, or the Mother, emerged the Child. Sex was originally denoted in the gesture or sign language. Following this came duality in the image, which can be found in the Sphinx, the Centaur, and many others. One of the Pharaohs was known to wear the tail of a lioness behind, so that he might thus express duality, added power. Africa is the land of equal day and night which in her Astrological Mythology were divided into day and dark, the North and South, or Life and Death.