Sites of Ancient Britain in England and Wales:
Southwest | Cornwall
| England South
Southeast | West Sussex
| Lewes | East Sussex
| Kent | Berkshire
| Peak District
| Creswell Crags
| West Yorkshire
| Snowden Carr
| East Yorkshire
| Isle of Man
| North Wales
| South Wales
WILTSHIRE: | Knowlton Rings
| Silbury Hill
| Avebury |
the Great Mound
First-time users please read
the Index Page thoroughly for understanding.
The Great Mound, for so Perseus is called in Chinese astronomy,
is a name which derives from the shape of the stars in this
constellation, a shape which suggests a mountain or hill.
Silbury Hill is the largest man-made ancient mound in Europe.
Below is a photograph made by the author 13 September 2005.
If our analysis of the Stonehenge Barrows and the neighboring sites
of Winterbourne Stoke and the Knowlton Rings is correct,
then Silbury Hill can only mark the top star(s) of Perseus.
In modern astronomy, Perseus is seen as folllows
in an image clipped from Starry
the software astronomy
that we use for astronomical calculations and analysis
because star maps can be set far into past time.
Perseus at Starry
The stars and limits of modern constellations
are set and defined by the IAU
, the International
The ancients surely did not see all stars the way we do today,
but numerous conglomerations viz. groupings of stars
naturally suggest certain types of shapes,
for the mound has in the West been seen
principally as the head viz. torso of a man.
Aratos called the figure "very tall" and in Classical days
when swords were known through the advance of technology
Perseus was seen as a tall champion bearing a sword,
allegedly marked by stars in the "upraised" Milky Way,
although the "demon star" Algol might suggest
a more phallic explanation as regards Perseus originally,
especially since the astrologers called this constellation
Cacodaemon. See Richard Hinckley Allen, Star
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