Ancient Astronomy

An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth

Clive Ruggles

Santa Barbara, California Denver, Colorado Oxford, England

Copyright 2005 by Clive Ruggles

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Ruggles, C. L. N. (Clive L. N.) Ancient astronomy : an encyclopedia of cosmologies and myth / Clive Ruggles. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 1-85109-477-6 (acid-free paper) — ISBN 1-85109-616-7 (eBook) 1. Astronomy, Ancient—Encyclopedias. 2. Cosmology—Encyclopedias. 3. Astrology and mythology—Encyclopedias. I. Title.

QB16.R84 2005

520'.93'03—dc22 2005018209

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