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Re: Planets as deities?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2020, 10:10:44 am »
Is that the same kind of thing you're talking about? Or do you mean something different?

Basically, that is what I meant!
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Re: Planets as deities?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2020, 01:25:02 pm »
Tangentially related, but...

Stars aren't living things as we understand the term, but they have defined lifespans--they're born, they grow old, and they die--and rather than being simple balls of gas, stars have complex internal structures.

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Re: Planets as deities?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2020, 01:48:33 pm »

Anybody else have similar associations?

In Hinduism we have the Navagrahas, lit. "nine planets".

1. Surya, the Sun
2. Chandra, the Moon
3. Mangala, Mars
4. Budha, Mercury
5. Brihaspati, Jupiter
6. Shukra, Venus
7. Shani, Saturn
8. Rahu, Ascending (or north) Lunar node
9. Ketu, Descending (or south) Lunar node


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