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Where Did the Zodiac Come From?
by damomurf in Culture & Society
The zodiac is broken into 12 sections tracing the path of the sun over a calendar year. However, the term zodiac is more commonly associated with the Greek version, where each section is represented by an animal or other device. Today, the zodiac is most often used as a horoscope in astrology. BeginningsThe zodiac originated during the 7th century B.C. by Babylonian astronomers. This calendar

About the Zodiac
by Kumar Anand in Hobbies, Games & Toys
The Zodiac is a long recognized group of constellations that lie in the same plane as the orbits of the Earth and the other planets. This plane is known as the ecliptic and as the planets make their way around the Sun they all appear to pass through these Zodiac constellations. There are a dozen constellations that comprise the Zodiac, with all but one representing living things to the ancients th
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How to Mod a Tapwave Zodiac
by greggerz in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Keep on enjoying the discontinued Tapwave Zodiac hand-held entertainment system by making a few modifications. Tapwave introduced the Zodiac in 2003, but due to lack of sales, the hand-held console was discontinued in 2005. However, computer enthusiasts continue to use the Zodiac to play video games, surf the Internet and listen to music. Improve the device by making a few simple modifications tha
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Zodiac Matchmaking
by z1ggy in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Astrology, or the study of the planets, the stars and how they relate to humans, is as old as time. Today, astrology and the zodiac are used to predict many things, including the details surrounding a relationship. ElementsThe four elements in the zodiac are earth, water, fire and air. Each element has three signs assigned to it based on the sign's characteristics. Your sign and your element he

Sun Signs of the Zodiac
by Thomas Gueze in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Formerly referred to as star signs, sun signs refer to the sign of the zodiac that the sun was in at the time of your birth. Astrology teaches that each sun sign comes with specific personality traits which help to shape who you are, and help direct who you will be in the future. Earth SignsVirgo (August 23-September 22)
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)As im
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Japanese Zodiac Art
by cmt95 in Arts & Entertainment
Japanese art consists of a variety of styles and media, including wood and bronze sculpture, pottery and ink painting. Different themes reflecting the artistic expression of the country have inspired the art forms and media, one of which is Japanese zodiac art. HistoryZodiac symbols are remarkable in Japan's art history. The zodiac symbols and arts developed from a Chinese influence using 12 un
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How to Know My Egyptian Zodiac
by Traveling around the world in Culture & Society
Living on the fertile fields fed by the Nile, ancient Egyptians believed that the zodiac gods and goddesses watched over agriculture in addition to people. The word "hours" and "horoscope" are derived from the Egyptian god Horus, who represents one of the 12 Egyptian zodiac signs. The sole remaining record of Egyptian zodiac is at the ceiling of the Temple of Hathor in central Egypt. Since the te

What Is a Zodiac Boat?
by acolomba in Sports & Fitness
Zodiac boats come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The company is most widely known around the world for its inflatable vessels, which are used in applications ranging from life rafts to military transport vehicles. HistoryZodiac boats are manufactured by Zodiac Marine & Pool, a company founded and based out of France. With a history dating back to 1879, the company's first inflatable boat pro
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What Is a Zodiac Sign?
by Paul J Warner in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Ancient peoples studied how the sun traveled each year through the zodiac, or the 12 constellations around the ecliptic, the celestial path of the sun. In Western astrology, zodiac signs, also known as suns signs, refer to which constellation was behind the sun at the time of a person's birth. Astrologers believe that a person's zodiac sign can reveal his or her character. Each of the 12 zodiac s
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About Zodiac Signs
by chaoyi in Culture & Society
The zodiac is a cycle of twelve points along the path of the sun. This path of the sun is believed to travel through the constellations and is divided into twelve zones. Babylonian astronomers then created twelve signs, zodiac signs, each one representing the twelve zones. HistoryThe word "zodiac" is from the Latin word zodiacus, which means "circle of animals." Even though animals represent th
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