The Dragon of the Eclipses—A Note

Author: Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs
Abstract: The astrological concept of the ‘dragon of the lunar nodes’, responsible for eclipses of the sun and the moon, may have derived from a combination of ideas prevailing in Late Antiquity with respect to the ourobóros or ‘tail-biting serpent’—that it constit
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Publication: Culture and Cosmos Volume 13, Number 1 Spring/Summer 2009 63-75

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