In Genesis chapter 8 we are informed that the flood had now ended:
2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; 3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
After the Ark had rested on the mountains of Ararat, Noah would send out the raven and the dove to search out the condition of the world:
Genesis 8:7 and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.
Genesis 8:8 Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;
They returned to him with no evidence of habitability to the Earth. Noah waited another seven days and sent out the dove again:
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. 12 Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him again.
Noah then knew that the Earth was habitable and thus went forth out of the ark with his family and the animal host. Noah would then offer a sacrifice unto Yahovah:
Genesis 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
What elements then do we have with Noah as renovator in this narrative?
- Noah leaves the Ark to begin the next age of the Earth
- The Ark
- The Raven
- The dove with an olive leaf
- Noah offers sacrifice
This is exactly what we see in the Centaurus Constellation.
Hyginus tells us of Centaurus in his Astronomica:
He is said to be Chiron, son of Saturn and Philyra, who surpassed not only the other Centauris but also men in justice, and is thought to have reared Aesculapius and Achilles. By his conscientiousness and diligence, therefore, he won inclusion among the stars.
When Hercules was once visiting Chiron, and while sitting with him was examining his arrows, one of them is said to have fallen on the foot of Chiron, and thus brought about his death. Others say that when the Centaur wondered at his being able to kill such huge creatures as Centauri with such slight arrows, he himself tried to draw the bow, and the arrow, slipping from his hand, fell on his foot. For this reason Jupiter, pitying him, put him among the constellations with a victim which he seems to hold above the altar for sacrifice.
Others have said that he is Pholus the Centaurus, who was more skilled in augury that the rest. Consequently, by the will of Jove, he was represented coming to the altar with a victim.”
As we have seen Saturn is Noah. The triplication of Saturn with Ops/Rhea is Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto who have the primacy. Yet, Saturn had another son named Chiron the Centaur with Philyra, an Oceanid. Ovid states in his Metamorphoses book 6:
Thus, we see Saturn/Noah took the form of a horse in order to conceive Chiron. Poseidon, also an emanation of Noah(In the Pagan schema), also takes the form of a horse:
Classical Mythology, 7th ed. (Oxford University Press):
Thus, Chiron is an emanation or mode of Noah as the great renovator now that his emanations and forms of destruction have been complete. This is why in the mode of renovation Chiron is the great wise tutor of men, as Noah was after the flood.
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In the Centaurus Constellation and its surroundings we have Argo the Ark, Chiron leaving the Ark and offering sacrifice, Columba the Dove and Corvus the Raven.
Columba is a later constellation but the dove does appear in the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts: