Looking back to days of olde,
a plethora of stories unfold,
Worship of sun, stars, moon and skies,
seeing Gods and Goddesses divine.
Folklore tells of the Dog Star “Sirius”
as ‘watchman’ over heaven’s abyss.
Protecting the bridges of Milky Way
it has been said, right up to this day.
Over ancient aeons, of time,
shamans and neolithic tribes,
prayed to a big ‘Blue White Star”
closest to earth, in realms afar.
Rising and setting with the sun,
bright beacon, in night sky, is the one.
Light bearing and symbolic of power,
the cosmos, planetary endow’er.
Using Orion’s Belt, as a map,
three stars downwards, bottom left,
a stairway to eternal realms, they suggest.
Just nine light years, away,
Sirius is the closest star to earth, NASA conveyed.
Look within the jaws of the Great Dog, Canis Major,
more than twice, the size of the sun,
twenty times more radiant, is the ‘One’
Egyptian, Aboriginal and Dogon tribes,
still continue to have their views of this,
As the rainbow colours, twinkle and change,
folk see Sirius as UFO, carrying aliens.
Victoria Healing~ 1.4.2019
How did an African tribe come to possess advanced astronomical knowledge about the Sirius star system?
Throughout history, many civilizations were fascinated with Sirius, the Dog Star. This bright celestial object occupies an elevated status in various mythologies but none paint a more intriguing picture than the Dogon Tribe of West Africa.
In Scandinavia, the star Sirius has been known as Lokabrenna
(” burning done by Loki”, or “Loki’s torch” which literally means “burning done by Loki.”