The Star of the Magi

Courtney Roberts, M.A.

The gifted makers of the Antikythera mechanism knew better. After all, these consummate craftsmen may have been the intellectual heirs of Hipparchus, the greatest astrologer/astronomer of the ancient world.  They may have even studied with Posidonius. They readily recognized the Olympic Games as a symbolic, mythological and ritual means of coordinating the solar and lunar calendars, and their exquisite device would have seemed incomplete without the Olympiads.

For More on the Antikythera Mechanism: The July 30th Article in Nature

For More on the Astronomy, Astrology, Mythology and Sacred Time Keeping of the Olympiads and the Olympic Games:Valere Vaughn's article on the origin of the Olympics