Origins & Evolution of Octo?

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Anunnaki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki
'The Anunnaki (also transcribed as Anunaki, Anunna, Ananaki, and other variations) are a group of deities [ a supernatural being considered divine or sacred ] that appear in the mythological traditions of the ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians....The name Anunnaki is derived from An,[5] the Sumerian god of the sky.....the Anunnaki were believed to be the offspring of An and his consort, the earth goddess Ki'

http://www.crystalinks.com/Anunnaki.html
'In Sumerian Mythology the Anunnaki were a pantheon of good and evil gods and goddesses (duality) who came to Earth to create the human race. According to the some resources, these gods came from Nibiru - 'Planet of the Crossing.' The Assyrians and Babylonians called it 'Marduk', after their chief god.....According to Ancient Alien Theory, the Anunnaki, and other alien groups, came to Earth and seeded the human race in many variations. This research was lead by Zecharai Sitchin and Erich on Daniken among others.'

Planet Nibiru, the 12th Star in Our Solar System, Slide-Show:
http://www.mesopotamiangods.com/nibiru-12th-star-in-our-solar-system/

'In ancient mythology, the 8-pointed star represents the God of the Heaven who was called Anu (Aunu, Aun). This star is actually not a star at all, but the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter...The 8-pointed star is the pentacle of Jupiter.'
http://gnosticwarrior.com/8-pointed-star-anunnaki.html

1st Pentacle of Jupiter - Seal of Solomon

 

Anu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anu
'Anu [a] or An [b] is the divine personification of the sky, supreme God, and ancestor of all the deities in ancient Mesopotamian religion. Anu was believed to be the supreme source of all authority, for the other gods and for all mortal rulers, and he is described in one text as the one "who contains the entire universe".... Anu's primary role in myths is as the ancestor of the Anunnaki, the major deities of Sumerian religion.'

Anu
http://www.crystalinks.com/Anunnaki.html
'In Sumerian mythology and later for Assyrians and Babylonians, Anu was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly regions. It was believed that he had the power to judge those who had committed crimes, and that he had created the stars as soldiers to destroy the wicked. He was the father of the Anunnaki.'

Anu's 8 - Pointed Star

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Below: 'is a tablet from the early 9th century B.C. which depicts the Babylonian sun-god Shamash seated on the right, holding emblems of his authority, a staff and ring, and the king with two attendants on the left. In the center, on an altar, is a large 4-point sun image, with additional small wavy rays between the points.'
http://biblelight.net/verita.htm

Utu-Shamash
http://www.ancient.eu/Utu-Shamash/
'Utu (also known as Shamash, Samas, and Babbar) is the Sumerian god of the sun and divine justice. He is the son of the moon god Nanna and the fertility goddess Ningal in the Sumerian tradition but was known as Shamash (Samas) to the Akkadians who claimed Anu or Enlil as his father.'

Esoteric symbolism in the tablet of Shamash
http://zenyogagurdjieff.blogspot.com/2013/08/esoteric-symbolism-in-tablet-of-shamash.html

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Sumerian God Ninurt
http://gnosticwarrior.com/8-pointed-star-anunnaki.html
'a relief in the British Museum that shows the Sumerian God Ninurta. The emblem around his neck you will find is very similar to the cross patee of the Knights Templar.'

Stela of Shamshi-Adad V: 'The eight-pointed star of Ishtar.'
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=367083&partId=1

Cross Pattée
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_patt%C3%A9e
'A cross pattée is a type of Christian cross.'

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- Marduk -

'Babylonian representation of the national god Marduk,[ who the Babylonians and Assyrians envisioned as a prominent member of the Anunnaki]'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki

'Jupiter is known as the star of Babylon, that which is frequently spoken of in the Inscriptions as Marduk and Niribu (né-bé-ru) who is called the god of the morning-and spring sun, or what we can call the blazing morning star. Please note the 8 pointed stars on his clothing'
http://gnosticwarrior.com/8-pointed-star-anunnaki.html

 

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The Stargate of Atlantis
'It was customary to represent the Buddha as a pair of footprints indicating the way to walk to enlightenment, or as an 8-spoked wheel, the symbol for the Wheel of Truth, the Anunnaki symbol of king ship.... Wherever archaeologists discovered remains of the early Sumerian civilizations the symbol of the “the Gate of the Gods” was prominently displayed. The Sumerian god Enki became Poseidon in the story of Atlantis......The Sumerians depicted this gate as an eight-pointed star. This star-sign denoted such terms as an, the ‘Lord Anu’; dingir, the ‘Bright One’; an, ‘high’; and ana, or an, ‘heaven’. It was often found as a determinant in front of the names of the Shining Ones. Thus, dinger E.A indicated the ‘Shining Lord of Waters’.'
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/stargate/stargate08.htm

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8 Pointed Yellow Star of Ishtar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_of_Ishtar
'The Star of Ishtar or Star of Inanna is a symbol of the ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna and her East Semitic counterpart Ishtar. 'Alongside the lion, it was one of Ishtar's primary symbols. Because Ishtar was associated with the planet Venus, the star is also known as the Star of Venus.'

Flag of Iraq 1959–1963 with the star of Ishtar in the middle. Yellow Sun Symbolism.

Emblem of Iraq from 1959-1965 (wikipedia.org) - Red and Yellow Symbolism - 8 pointed star.

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Enlil
'Enlil,[a] later known as Elil, is an ancient Mesopotamian god associated with wind, air, earth, and storms. He is first attested as the chief deity of the Sumerian pantheon, but he was later worshipped by the Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Hurrians.'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlil

Enlil in the Skies - Anu's 8 star symbol on Enlil's flying disc with Enlil as pilot.



Further Research

http://www.annunaki.org/

http://www.mesopotamiangods.com/

http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/listofdeities/

The Vatican

 

http://biblelight.net/verita.htm

Holy See Press Office - Offical Vatican Images -
http://www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/

Our Lady, Star of the Sea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady,_Star_of_the_Sea
'Our Lady, Star of the Sea is an ancient title for the Virgin Mary. The words Star of the Sea are a translation of the Latin title Stella Maris.'

University of Dayton - Star of the Sea
'Marian star symbolisms generally come in two versions: the six-pointed and the eight-pointed star...The number eight symbolizes salvation and its meaning is derived from Gen 6,18: eight people escaped the deluge finding salvation in the ark (see also 1 Peter 3.20). The eight's day is--according to Augustine--like the first (restitution) with permanent character (perfection)...More generally...Her anticipatory or demonstrative role (forerunner, announcer ...) with regard to Christ ["she is the dawn, Christ the Rising Sun"] and the Trinity;'
http://udayton.edu/imri/mary/s/star-of-the-sea.php

Coat of arms of Pope Francis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Pope_Francis

The ancient stones illustrated below show strips of cloth - called lappets - dangling from the back of the headgear. Such lappets are also present on the Pope's Mitre and Papal Tiara (Triple Crown).

 

The Vatican Museum Staircase - Yellow Symbolism with spiral to an Octogon Roof.

Basilica di San Pietro

Ceiling of the Sala della Muse Vatican - Octogon X 2 with Gold (Yellow) Boarders

Red and Yellow Dress Symbolism

Apostolic Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostolic_Palace
'The Apostolic Palace is the official residence of the Roman Catholic Pope and Bishop of Rome...It is also known as the Papal Palace, Palace of the Vatican and Vatican Palace.....The building contains the Papal Apartments, various offices of the Catholic Church and the Holy See, private and public chapels, Vatican Museums, and the Vatican Library, including the Sistine Chapel.'

Sala Regia, Vatican City


Sala Rotonda (Round Room)

Ceiling of the Stanza della Segnatura in the Raphaëls rooms

 

'The School of Athens'

Vatican Octagonal Courtyard
http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/museo-pio-clementino/Cortile-Ottagono.html

Octo Yellow Ceiling

The Octo Ceiling Vatican

The Catholic Baptismal Font

The Catholic Octogon Baptismal Font

'When you were baptized, chances are that the baptismal font was shaped like an octagon. You will see exceptions, but throughout history that has been the traditional shape.'
http://justacatholic.blogspot.com/2008/09/enter-octagon.html

Further photos of the Lateran Octagonal Baptistery Rome

The Knights Templar

Founding Origins of the "Knights Templar" Order
http://www.knightstemplarorder.org/templar-foundation/
'The legendary “Knights Templar” Order was first established in 1118 AD by nine French knights, who founded the chivalric and religious Order of the Temple of Solomon..It is established in the historical record that “Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem, gave the Knights Templars quarters in his palace [Temple Mount], built on the site of Solomon’s Temple.”.......Vatican records state that “Hughes de Payens… and eight companions bound themselves by a perpetual vow, taken in the presence of the Patriarch of Jerusalem”, thereby confirming the Order was formed directly under Royal Patronage of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.'

Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem

Foundation & Early History
http://www.ancient.eu/Knights_Templar/
'In 1120 CE Baldwin II, the king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, gave the knights his palace, the former Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount of Jerusalem, for use as their headquarters. The building was commonly referred to as ‘The Temple of Solomon' and so the brotherhood quickly became known as ‘the Order of the Knights of the Temple of Solomon' or simply the ‘Templars’.

Kingdom of Jerusalem
http://www.heraldry-wiki.com/heraldrywiki/index.php/Kingdom_of_Jerusalem
'The cross for the Kingdom of Jerusalem dates from the 12th century and is one of the few exceptions in heraldry where a shield consists only of the two metals, silver [white] and gold [yellow]......thereby contravening the rules which ordinarily govern heraldry, special attention would be drawn to the very distinguished character of the status of Jerusalem as a Holy City.'

'Hugues de Payens or Payns (c. 1070 – 24 May 1136) was the co-founder and first Grand Master of the Knights Templar.'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugues_de_Payens

Side Note: Grand Master - Freemasonry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Master_(Masonic)
'A Grand Master is a title of honour as well as an office in Freemasonry, given to a freemason elected to oversee a Masonic jurisdiction, derived from the office of Grand Masters in chivalric orders.[1] He presides over a Grand Lodge, and has certain rights in the constituent Lodges that form his jurisdiction.'

THE ARCHITECTURAL OCTAGONAL PLANNING, DOME OF THE ROCK AND EUROPEAN CHURCHES
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/308898527_THE_ARCHITECTURAL_OCTAGONAL_PLANNING_DOME_OF_THE_ROCK_AND_EUROPEAN_CHURCHES

Temple Mount Yellow 'Octo' Dome

Knights Templar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar
'The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, also known as the Order of Solomon's Temple, the Knights Templar or simply the Templars, were a Catholic military order recognised in 1139 by the papal bull Omne datum optimum.'

'The Knights Templar were led by the Grand Master, originally based in Jerusalem, whose deputy was the Seneschal. Next in importance was the Marshal, who was responsible for individual commanders, horses, arms and equipment.....The Grand Master and his Seneschal ruled over eight Templar provincial Masters in Europe'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Knights_Templar

Templar Numerology
http://knightstemplarvault.com/templar-numerology/
* The 8 days of penitence to be suffered by a Knight Templar guilty of a venial sin.
* The 8 sacraments received by the Knights Templar.
* The 8 angles of the cross pattee humettee.
* The 8 articles of the oath taken by the future Knight Templar.

 

Flag of the Knights Templar when in Battle - Red, Black and Grey Colours - Vatican Symbolism

The Teutonic Order - The Teutonic Knights

 

The Origins of the Christian Cross

 

History of Christian Flags
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Christian_flags
'Christian empires, such as the Kingdom of Georgia, which became a Christian state in AD 337, adopted Christian symbolism in its flag.....All the flags based on the Dannebrog, including the Flag of Finland, Flag of the Faroe Islands, Flag of Iceland, Flag of Norway and Flag of Sweden contain a Christian cross, representing Christianity. The Union Jack of Great Britain, as well as its descendant flags, "makes reference to three Christian patron saints: the patron saint of England, represented by the red cross of Saint George, the patron saint of Ireland, represented by the red saltire of Saint Patrick, and the patron saint of Scotland, represented by the saltire of Saint Andrew."



The Kingdom of Georgia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Georgia
'The Kingdom of Georgia, also known as the Georgian Empire, was a medieval Eurasian monarchy which emerged circa 1008 AD.'



Before 'The Kingdom of Georgia', there was two Principalities who used the same flag:

Principality of Tao-Klarjeti [888-1008] OCTO
http://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Principality_of_Tao-Klarjeti.html
'the Kingdom of the Kartvels (Georgians) also referred as the Kingdom of Tao-Klarjeti was a medieval Georgian (Kartvelian) kingdom and principality, succeeding the Principality of Iberia.....In the 9th to 11th centuries, Tao-Klarjeti was ruled by the Bagrationi Dynasty, and the region played a crucial role in the unification of all Georgian lands and principalities into a single feudal state, Kingdom of Georgia in 1008.'



Principality of Iberia [c.588-888] OCTO
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Iberia
'was an early medieval aristocratic regime in a core Georgian region of Kartli, i.e. Iberia per classical authors. It flourished in the period of interregnum between the sixth and ninth centuries, when the leading political authority was exercised by a succession of princes. The principate was established shortly after the Sassanid suppression of the local royal Chosroid Dynasty, around 580; it lasted until 888, when the kingship was restored by a member of the Bagrationi Dynasty.'

 

 

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