Decans sentence example

decans
  • These were called by the Greeks " decans," because ten degrees of the ecliptic and ten days of the year were presided over by each.
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  • The college of the decans was conceived as moving, by their annual risings and settings, in an " eternal circuit " between the infernal and supernal regions.
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  • In Egypt celestial influences were considered'as emanating mainly from the thirty-six " decans " of the signs.
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  • 12 As early as the 14th century B.C. a complete list of the decans was placed among the hieroglyphs adorning the tomb of Seti I.; they figured again in the temple of Rameses II., 13 and characterize every Egyptian astrological monument.
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  • The decans are ranged on the outermost of its five concentric zones; the planets and the Greek zodiac in duplicate occupy the next three; while the inner circle is unaccountably reserved for the Chinese cyclical animals.
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