Madonna of the Eucharist by the 9th Grand Master of the Priory of Sion
The Grand Master before Leonardo da Vinci.
The Constellation Virgo
Virgo is traditionally seen as the appellation of the goddess of justice, Astraea, the virgin daughter of Zeus and Themis. She is known for holding the scales of justice, from the constellation Libra which is nearby. Astraea was said to have ruled the world with her wise ways until man became so corrupt and and uncaring that she returned to the skies in disgust.
Other mythology ties Virgo to Persephone, daughter of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture and known for her innocence and purity of heart. She later became the Queen of the Underworld, and was taken by Hades. There are still other myths that tie Virgo to virtually every major goddess from mythology.
The Sumerians who knew her as Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth;
The Akkadians’ (and Babylonians’) as Ishtar, the “leading one” or “chief”;
The Egyptians who knew her as Isis, the Goddess of Fertility;
The Hindus as Kauni, “The Maiden”;
The Persians as Khosha, “the Ear of Wheat”;
The Hebrews as Bethulah, “Abundance in Harvest”;
The Semites as Astarte (Anunit or Atarsamain);
The Greeks as Demeter (or Persephone), the Earth Goddess;
The Romans as Virgo or Ceres, (“ear of wheat or corn”); and
The Anglo-Saxons as Eostre (“Easter”), goddess of spring.
The constellation Virgo is most frequently seen as the arms and torso of Astraea, holding a sheaf of wheat.
Elizabeth Yorke (Lady Anson of Shugborough) studied Astraea in France before she married. She was painted dressed as a Shepherdess during this period. Woman clothed with the sun
at the Old Bailey, Britain's top law courts.
She stands over the earth, L'Epi de la Vierge in her right hand followed by Libra.The Cathedrals of Northern France
Revelation 12:3-5, "And there appeared another sign in heaven; a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail gathered a third of the stars, and cast them to the Earth: and the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man Child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her Child was caught up unto God, and to His throne".
Le Serpent Rouge
Returning again to the white hill, the sky opens its floodgates. Close to me a presence, its feet in the water, like one who has just received the mark of baptism, I turn away again to the east, facing me I see unwinding endlessly by his coils, the enormous RED SERPENT mentioned in the documents, rigid and bitter, the huge, unleashed beast at the foot of the white mountain beast becomes scarlet with anger.
A Harvest Moon