Kesith (Hebrew) = the archer, the bow
Al Kaus (Arabic) = the bow
Kesith (Syriac) = the bow
Toxotes (Greek) = the archer
Pi-maere (Coptic) = the going forth
Sagittarius (Latin) = who sends forth the arrow (the archer)
“But God himself will shoot them with his arrows, suddenly striking them down.”Psalm 64:7
Brightest star in the Constellation of Sagiattarius is Naim (Hebrew) = “the gracious one”
Nushata (Hebrew) = the going forth
Terebellum (Hebrew) = sent forth swiftly “Behold I come swiftly and my reward is with me.” (Revelation 22:12)
Al Warida = “who comes forth”
Cheiron= The Righteous Dealing One (Centaur) – Cheiron in Greek mythology was also the one associated with music and worship
Croton = the one who purchases
The Decans of Sagittarius
The Eagle (holding the Lyre)
Shelyuk (Hebrew) Eagle
Sulaphat springing up
Al Nesr (Arabic) the eagle
Lyra (Latin) the lyre
Nesir (Assyrian) the eagle
Shir (Assyrian) music
Like an eagle that rouses her chicks and hovers over her young, so he spread his wings to take them up and carried them safely on his pinions. (Deut 32:11)
Vega (Hebrew) he shall be exalted
The lyre and the harp are symbols of music / worship, signifying the worship given to the One who conquers the enemy.
The Altar – Ara (Latin)
Al Mugamra (Arabic) = the completing, the perfecting, the finishing
Thusiasterion (Greek) = the altar
Mizbeah (Hebrew) = the altar
Altar is a frequently reoccurring theme of the Bible. The altar signifies to place of atonement, or the means of dealing with sin. esus is the ultimate atonement, the ultimate sacrifice one time for the sins of the world. Atonement in Christ was the way God dealt with human sin and defeated the enemy the serpent, dragon or scorpion. It is fascinating that in this cluster of constellations we have all three: the serpent, the scorpion and dragon grouped together and defeated by the various Christ-like figures.
In Greek mythology this sign also depicted the funeral pyres of the underworld, biblically equated with the lake of fire, the destination of the devil’s demise.
The Dragon (Draco)
Draco (Grk) = “trodden on”
Brightest star: Thuban = “the subtle”
Ethanin = “the long serpent”, “dragon”
Rastaban (Heb) = “the head of the subtle”
Al Waid (Arabic) = “who is to be destroyed”
Giansar meaning “the punished enemy”, “set aside for destruction”.
There are a number of other stars in this decan with names carrying a similar meaning, depicting the ultimate destruction of enemy (satan).
The dragon is used primarily in Revelation to depict the enemy of our souls. There are few references in the rest of the Bible. Dragon is used in the book where the devil is ultimately destroyed. The arrow of the archer is pointed at the heart of Scorpio.
The enemy of Sagittarius are all forms of the devil:- serpent, scorpion and dragon.
At this point in the circle of the Mazzaroth, the theme switches from the battle with the enemy to God’s ultimate purpose. Next week with the following constellation we move to a different focus.