Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Winged Solar Disk of Ancient Egypt

The Dinosaur Store, Cocoa Beach, FL

It's funny how sometimes you plan on going somewhere for a specific purpose, but then something unexpected unfolds and you are surprised by the discovery.

That happened to us recently.  We stumbled upon remnants of ancient Egypt in a remote shopping mall at Cocoa Beach.  We'd stopped to pick up an extra beach chair at Bells. When we got out of the car, Elliot saw an unusual site in the distance; a tall building with Egyptian motifs.  I grabbed the camera and we went exploring.  The Winged Sun is a symbol associated with divinity, royalty, and power in the Ancient Near East (Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Persia)  The symbol has also been found in the records of ancient cultures in the regions of South America and Australia. 

 Following a path around to the front of the building we passed by this Sphinx and found ourselves at The Dinosaur Store on a major street.


I loved learning about the dinosaurs when I was a little girl, and Egypt has always fascinated me, so this was a treat.  The artifacts featured amazing elaborate fossils and precious stones

The owner had such a passion to share, having traveled around the world to collect these relics and create a fun place for children to come and learn.  We bought a small stone pyramid and some birthday gifts for family. 

Later I read about the Winged Solar Disk on-line.  It is a form that the Egyptian God Horus takes into battle with Seth.  The God Thoth used magic to turn Horus into a sun-disk with splendid outstretched wings.  I like the idea of being a sun with wings that can soar high above the battlefield of the mind.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and blessings,