megalith in Ireland
Megaliths at the sites Glencullen and Ballyedmonduff
in County Dublin, Ireland
mark the stellar constellation of Andromeda
in the ancient geodetic astronomical system of ancient Ireland.
The quartzite Glencullen megalith is one of those special quartz
megaliths, all of which represent a special style that we assign to
one ancient artist, thinking that a particular cave - such as
Kents Cavern - was the origin of the quartz stones, where they were
also sculpted and then transported. Perhaps the geologists will one
day be able to determine the origin of the quartz stones, or at
least check if they could have a common quarry origin.
Glencullen represents Andromeda and the megalith has Andromeda
cupmarked as well as Cassiopeia marked at its top. The reverse, back side of
the megalith shows a vase and above that the stars of Boötes, which
is exactly opposite in the sky. Below Boötes the constellation
Ophiuchus seems to be marked as a figure.
Ballyedmonduff is a site constructed on the model of Creevykeel in Sligo, having not only large megaliths but also smaller stones, all set in a so-called "court" type of setting. Ballyedmonduff, just like the megalithic site at Creevykeel, is a planisphere of the heavens.
The site of Ballyedmonduff in County Dublin, Ireland teaches us
several important lessons - again.
Except for stones added or moved since the creation of any
megalithic site, the following is generally true:
1. ALL of the stones at Neolithic megalithic sites, whether big
megaliths OR small stones, are there by intention to serve a
particular purpose. They are not there by chance. They have been
selected for their position out of many megaliths and stones
available to the builders. Especially megaliths made of quartz or
granite or being of a particular color deserve special attention.
The ancients intended it that way - it is not chance. Relative sizes
are also significant, often marking the brightness of stars.
2. Many of the stones at megalithic sites have been carved to give
them a "living identity", i.e. generally an eye and a mouth at
least, and often the entire stone is in the form of some bird or
animal or human head - not always identifiable. Maybe all stones are
so marked, but due to weathering this is impossible to tell.
3. Many of the stones at megalithic sites have been carved with
figures to represent a star or a group of stars. The process looks
complicated but is simple. First you carve a large megalith into a
particular form. Then you carve more figures onto the already
created figure. Within those figures, or even overlapping, you carve
even more figures, and so on, until the megalith is covered with
carvings, all of course representing various stars in various areas
of the sky - some larger, some smaller.
4. Some areas of worked stone seem to weather differently and
sometimes are marked by a form of whitish mold. Perhaps the worked
areas are a a bit deeper than the normal surface and thus offer mold a better grip.
5. Some of the quartz stones are carved so that the carved figures
literally blaze in darkness, much like objects under ultraviolet
light. Look e.g. at some photos online of Arthur's Stone Maen Ceti
(a gigantic quartz stone in Wales) and then darken the picture in
stages in your graphic program - the figures "in the stone" will
become apparent marked by fiery colored stars. I am sure this is
intentional but I do not know how the ancients did it. If they
carved the stones in cold winters in caves using torchlight - as a
form of occupation (or calling) - the dim light would have forced
them to emphasize lighter grains in the stone to see their own work.
Reliefs would literally then dance in the flickering torch light.
Perhaps that is how the art of megalith sculpting came to its peak.
6. Many of the stones have visible stars marked on them which mark
the particular region of heavens represented by a particular stone.
I wish I had known this to begin the decipherment, where I
concentrated only on cupmarks of major stars. However, as I have
continued this work, magnifying photographs of megalithic sites in
my graphic programs, it has become clear that many darker "dots"
which appear on magnified pictures are in fact intentional man-
made "additions" to the stone, marking stars not so bright, but
helping enormously in identifying the stars intended.
Ballyedmonduff, for example, shows the star alpha-Pegasi and the
darker dots around this star represent the other smaller (less
bright) visible stars around it. In this manner alpha-Pegasi is
identified without great doubt, thereby giving greater credence to
the entire decipherment. Once a star is established with certainty,
the other stars can be identified by logical consequence.
Ballyedmonduff is a so-called "court tomb". In reality, it is not a
tomb at all, but a geodetic astronomical planisphere.
Ballyedmonduff is similar to Creevykeel in Sligo, except that
Creevykeel marks Virgo and Ballyedmonduff marks Andromeda.
The largest megalith on the site of Ballyedmonduff marks Andromeda.
The other stones mark all of the other major stellar constellations
of the heavens. EVERY stone counts. Some of my matches of stones and
stars are surely provisional, based only on two photos, but I am
certain that the general identification of many of the stones will
turn out to be correct in the long term.
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