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A star (or stars) and crescent featuring in some combination form the basis of symbols widely found across the ancient world, with examples attested from the Eastern Mediterranean, Persia and Central Asia. The symbol emerged into popular use during the 19th century as a modernistic national symbol for the Ottoman Empire during the Westernizing Tanzimat reforms. The Ottoman flag of 1844 with a white "ay-yıldız" (Turkish for "star-crescent") on a red background continues to be in use as the flag of the Republic of Turkey with minor modifications. Other states formerly part of the Ottoman Empire also used the symbol, including Tunisia (1831), Libya (1951–1969 and after 2011) and Algeria (1958). The same symbol was used in other national flags introduced during the 20th century, including the flags of Azerbaijan (1918), Pakistan (1947), Malaysia (1948), and Mauritania (1959). In Unicode, a "star and crescent" symbol is encoded at U+262A: The star and crescent appear, used in combination, in and around ancient Israel. It has been associated with the Moabites (14th or early 13th – 6th century BC), as the symbol or symbols appear on what are thought to be Moabite name seals. Crescents appearing together with a star or stars are a common feature of Sumerian iconography, the crescent usually being associated with the moon god Sin (Nanna to the Sumerians) and the star (often identified as Venus) with Ishtar (Inanna to the Sumerians). However, in this context, there is a third element often seen, that being the sun disk of Shamash. Academic discussion of a star or stars together with crescents in Sumerian representations does not always clearly indicate if they appear in isolation (the "star and crescent" as such) or as part of a triad of symbols, "the three celestial emblems, the sun disk of Shamash (Utu to the Sumerians), the crescent of Sin (Nanna), and the star of Ishtar (Inanna to the Sumerians)" or "the crescent of Sin (the moon god), the star of Ishtar and the ray of Shamash". Nevertheless, later use of the star and crescent by the Parthians, and other Iranian dynasties is often traced to earlier use in Mesopotamia. As one scholar observed, "[t]he Parthian king Mithradates I conquered Mesopotamia around 147 BC, and Susa in about 140 BC A later Parthian king, Orodes II (58-38 BC), issued coins at Susa and elsewhere which display a star and crescent on the obverse. The succeeding ruler, Phraates IV (38-3/2 BC), minted coins showing either a star alone or a star with crescent moon. In representing the star and crescent on their coins the Parthians thus adopted traditional symbols used in Mesopotamia and Elam more than two millennia before their own arrival in those parts." Along these lines, some scholars maintain that later use of the symbol arose from Babylonian mythology in which the juxtaposition of Sin (moon god, father of time) and Shamash (supreme ruling sun god, judge of heaven and earth) was a metaphor for the cosmic powers given to the Babylonian king to rule. The star and crescent was also the emblem of Mithradates VI Eupator. "His royal emblem, an eight rayed star and the crescent moon, represented the dynasty's patron gods, Zeus Stratios, or Ahuramazda, and Men Pharmacou, a Persian form of the native moon goddess." Other scholars have suggested that the star and crescent are more directly related to the cult of the god Mithra. Ustinova associates the star and crescent motif attested in a number of finds in the Bosporan Kingdom (which date from the 5th century BC to the 1st century AD) with the cult of Mithras, and indicates the star and the crescent together constituted the emblem of Pontus and its kings, asserting that it was introduced to the Bosporus by Mithradates and his successors, where it is attested on coins, locally produced jewelry and other objects. She suggests that this emblem indicates "the possibility of an earlier association of the Pontic dynasty with the cult of mounted Mithra. Mithra in fact must have been one of the most venerated gods of the Pontic Kingdom, since its rulers bore the theomorphic name of Mithradates […] although direct evidence for this cult is rather meager." McGing also notes the association of the star and crescent with Mithradates VI, discussing its appearance on his coins, and its survival in the coins of the Bosporan Kingdom where "[t]he star and crescent appear on Pontic royal coins from the time of Mithradates III and seem to have had oriental significance as a dynastic badge of the Mithridatic family, or the arms of the country of Pontus."
hello! in this video i explain the meaning of the waxing moon phase. i also share a mudra and a pranayama that can assist you during this phase. check out my other videos on the waning moon phase; as well as new a moon meditation and a full moon meditation. all; and more moon related practices can be found in this folder: kapalabati breathing video: FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: *INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/AnitaGoa #anitagoatv #goaFLOWer *FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/anitagoatv *TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AnitaGoa SUBSCRIBE to AnitaGoaTV: http://www.youtube.com/user/AnitaGoaTV?feature=mhee WEBSITE: http://www.anitagoa.com
Why do you think the crescent moon is so important to Islam?
Video shows what crescent means. The figure of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, with concave and convex edges terminating in points.. Something shaped like a crescent, especially: A curved pastry. A curved street, often presenting a continuous façade, as of row houses.. A representation of the symbol used by Islamic caliphates. crescent pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary dictionary. crescent meaning. Powered by MaryTTS
This should explain the Moon and its phases 100%. You can verify all of this with your own eyes. PLEASE WATCH: The Sun, Moon and Stars EXPLAINED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_zVtsx3wD0
What does crescent moon mean? A spoken definition of crescent moon. Intro Sound: Typewriter - Tamskp Licensed under CC:BA 3.0 Outro Music: Groove Groove - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under CC:BA 3.0 Intro/Outro Photo: The best days are not planned - Marcus Hansson Licensed under CC-BY-2.0 Book Image: Open Book template PSD - DougitDesign Licensed under CC:BA 3.0 Text derived from: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/crescent_moon Text to Speech powered by TTS-API.COM
Watch more How to Understand Wicca videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/513880-Who-Is-the-Triple-Goddess-Wicca Hi. My name is Phyllis Curott, and I'm a Wiccan Priestess and founder of the Aura Tradition. The Triple Goddess, wonderful. The Triple Goddess is, she is the Divine Feminine in three forms. The Maiden, the young. The Mother, the fully mature and sexual, creative. And the Crone, the wise woman. The moon is the reflection of the threefold Goddess because of the phases of the moon, and because of the three stages of the moon, and because women share the rhythm of the moon. Our bodies correspond to the 28-day cycle of the moon and the phases of our lives correspond to the phases of the moon. So the young goddess, the goddess of the hunt, the goddess of the wild woods, the warrior goddess. Diana, Artemis, even Athena who's more of a culture maker but is an independent, the virginal goddess from the original meaning of the word, virgin, which was a woman unto herself. They're wild. They're free. They're independent. And they're represented by the phases of the moon which is the waning moon, the new moon. The second is the mother, the great mother goddess, is represented by the full moon, and represents the fullness of the divine feminine powers of sexuality and creativity, of fertility, of abundance and nurturance and illumination. And is very much the mirror in which women can see that part of themselves. And it's wonderful because in western tradition, either you don't have a divine feminine at all, or you have the Madonna who is not really to whom people relate as if she were the Divine Mother, and who is represented as the Mother of God but who is not herself considered divine. And she's denied her sexuality. So, what's marvelous I think, about Wicca and about all of the Pagan traditions that are being rediscovered and reconstructed and reborn, is this honoring of the feminine as a mother but also as fully sexual and creative and you don't have to have children to be a creative mother. You can create a work of art. You can create music. You can help create a new spiritual path. Those are all the powers of the mother, the Great Mother. And the third form is the waning moon, represented by the waning moon, and experience at the time of the waning moon. And it's the Crone. And also a gift to western culture, which has so narrowed the definition of women's gifts, right? That once a woman is no longer sexually attractive, or capable of having children, she walks on the street and she's unseen. But the Crone, the wise woman, embodies the maiden; the strength, the courage and the independence of the young maiden goddess, the warrior goddess, as well as the fertility and the sexuality, and the joyfulness and the creative energy of the mother. And that is then rounded out with the wisdom that comes only with the passage of time and the experience of life in its blessings and also its tragedies. And that's the Crone. It's actually from the Crone that you get some of those stereotypes of the wicked witch with the large nose sort of bent over and craggy and ugly... Which is a cruel depiction of the Crone, of the older woman.
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This episode uncovers some of the secrets of our moon. Where did it come from? What’s its true purpose? There are a lot of anomalies about the moon which stand out as peculiar to say the least. When we compare it in size to other planets and their moons, ours is much larger. In fact, our moon is bigger than pluto itself! When scientists were first trying to figure out how it came to be, they first said that a large planet sized rock crashed into the earth, then stayed within earth’s magnetic pull. When that model didn’t quite fit, they speculated that perhaps it hit twice, then became our moon. Needless to say, we’re still not sure, for even this model doesn’t fit perfectly... For the full video description and sources, check out our website: https://spiritsciencecentral.com/secrets-moon Support our studio https://www.patreon.com/spiritstudios https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvSIEQ0EyTA2T0D-HCM4hyg Join the community https://www.facebook.com/SpiritScienceOfficial/ https://www.instagram.com/spiritscienceofficial/ https://twitter.com/spiritsciences