Star of Stars
'Oh king, you are this great star, the companion of Orion...' Ancient Egyptian text.
'We saw his star in the east.' New Testament.
'...the Pentangle in pure gold... betokens (the) true faith...' English myth.
Finding the Star of Bethlehem was a joyous moment for I'd spent years searching the night sky for this iconic, awe inspiring enigma. In the end it was easy:
I glanced at the rising Orion one evening and suddenly Lo! and behold there it was, just as the stories say: in Orion; in the east; a pentangle as bright as gold dominating the horizon. Breathtaking.
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What might this Star's reappearance mean for humankind? Maybe our next great adventure is about to start...