The tradition of the plan for temple placements having been determine by things that fall from the sky isn't unique to ancient Egypt. Here's a pertinent passage from my book Point of Origin:
"The Sakti tradition includes mythic storylines that can bear a striking resemblance to those that have come down to us in ancient Egypt. For example, one of the classic myths of ancient Egypt tells of how Osiris, an Egyptian god who was traditionally associated with the introduction of civilizing skills, was tricked and then murdered. Afterward, his body was said to have been dismembered and its pieces scattered across Egypt. Alternate versions of the myth credit either Osiris’s wife Isis or their son Horus with recovering the scattered pieces of Osiris and reanimating him. The Sakti tradition also preserves a similar archaic myth. However, in the Sakti version it is the first wife of the god Siva, a goddess named Sati, who is reported to have died and was then dismembered. Her body parts are said to have fallen to earth as fifty-one “pithas” or “seats” (sometimes called “pithasthanas”), which are characterized as stones. These were treated as thrones of worship, and the locations at which they fell came to be sites of ritual centers that held importance in the Sakti tradition. Like Osiris, the dismembered Sakta goddess was later reconstituted."
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