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I like your quote from Renouf. It identifies most of the glorious and memorable tales we have, including the Book of the Dead, which have astronomy as the foundation from which translation of observation creates the tale. It only matters how well the tale is told and what characters are used in order to be popular. Care to have Horus, Rama or Jesus as the important ‘person’? Too easy for a religion...the Sun rejuvenated either each day or each winter. How about a fairy tale about a hare and tortoise? Why not...the fast and slow Suns throughout the year.
Very good analogy Jim,
I've maintained for years now the reason for certain dates like X-mas on the 25th of Dec. as well as another important date of June 24th. St. John's day are due to the relative ratios of the Sun's diameter in proportional units of 25/24 as well as being the fundamental ratio difference in many ancient metrologic units.