Egypt’s heb sed ritual involved the uniting of two kingdoms. As Egypt was divided into upper and lower kingdoms, the Black and the Red Land, the natural assumption is that this symbolic act was one of unification of these two. In fact, this uniting of kingdoms signified a far deeper (and higher) intention. It has been established that the stars of Orion were associated with Osiris, the sun-god of rebirth and afterlife.
Robert Bauval asks and answers the following:
“Is there a feature in the pyramids that links them to Orion’s belt? Yes there is (the southern shaft from the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid).
Are there contemporary or near-contemporary texts which are associated to pyramids in that region and which speak of a link with Orion? Yes, there are. [Read more…] about Egypt’s Black Land – the Orion Constellation