The ancient gloden Moon and Sun Calendar Hats


Some of the earliest and most magical hats are the gold hats of Europe dating from 1000 BC. These stunning hats chart all of the phases of the moon and sun. Some claim that these hats may have been the precursor of the witches hat. It would certainly explain why witches and wizards hats are so often emblazoned with images of stars and the moon, and it would give a serious foundation for the architecture of their shape.

 

Gold Hat of Berlin

Berlin Gold Hat, Bronze Age, about 1000-800 BC Museum of Prehistory and Early History in Berlin

 

The moons importance for fecundity, sowing seeds and ensuring a good harvest together with its power to control the ebb and rise of the tides; was essential ancient lore. Research at the Centre of Alternative Technology in Machynlleth powerfully demonstrated that sowing seeds on the new moon and harvesting on the waning moon greatly improves the quality and abundance of the harvest.

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Gold Hat of Berlin

Berlin Gold Hat, Bronze Age, about 1000-800 BC Museum of Prehistory and Early History in Berlin

 

The symbols on the Gold Hats are a logarithmic table which enables the movements of the sun and the moon to be calculated in advance. Researchers discovered that the 1,739 sun and half-moon symbols decorating the Berlin hat’s surface make up a scientific code which corresponds almost exactly to the “Metonic cycle” discovered by the Greek astronomer Meton in 432 BC – about 500 years after the hat was made – which explains the relationship between moon and sun years.

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Berlin Gold Hat, Bronze Age, about 1000-800 BC Museum of Prehistory and Early History in Berlin

This suggests that people of the Bronze Age were making long-term, empirical astrological observations. The person who had knowledge of the sun & moon and their phases would have a magical status indeed.

Figure 6  The "Golden Hat" of Schifferstadt, County Ludwigshafen, 29.6 cm high. [(1) = Ref 35 , p. 301, fig 33a]

Golden Hat of Schifferstadt, found in 1835 at Schifferstadt near Speyercirca 1400-1300 BC

The earliest auguries of Babylon believed an eclipse was an omen of a catastrophic event. ‘The Assyrian King Esarhaddon (690-669 BC) was so fearful of lunar eclipses that during his reign he enthroned substitute king-figures when eclipses occurred, who were afterwards executed to divert the malign influence of the eclipse from the king himself’ Whitfield, The Mapping of the Heavens, 1995.

2006 Total Solar Eclipse March 29 (Jalu, LIBYA) Photographs by © Fred Espenak
Lunar Eclipse of 4th May 2004 from Stonehenge Copyright © 1997-2011 by Philip Perkins
Lunar Eclipse of 28th August 2007 © Chad J. Carlson
Easter Island Total Solar Eclipse 2010 Photo by © Lorenzo Baldin
2006 Total Solar Eclipse Photographs by © Fred Espenak
Polarization of the corona. Total Solar Eclipse 2006 Turkey © Christian Buil
2006 Total Solar Eclipse Photographs by © Fred Espenak
2006 Total Solar Eclipse Photographs by © Fred Espenak
Partial Lunar Eclipse 26 June 2010 © David A. Kodama

The ability to foresee when an eclipse would occur would be a powerful indication of a diviners ability; this would give the priestess or priest who wore the solar/lunar calendar hat a highly esteemed status and the illusion of magical control of the heavens.

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