Olde English Pubs and the Signs of the Zodiac?

Pub Signs – the Original ‘Star Spangled Banners’……


Eagle and Child – Aquila and Antinous


Fountain Inn – Aquarius the Water Bearer


The Bear, The Plough, The Seven Stars – Ursa Major


The Red / Black / White / Golden / Blue Lion – Leo


The White / Black / Golden Swan – Cygnus


The Raven – Corvus


Robin Hood – Sagittarius




Pillars of Hercules


The Greyhound, The Black Dog  – Canis Major


The Red / Green Dragon – Draco


The Ram’s Head, The Old Fleece, The Woolpack – Aries


The Goat Inn – Capricorn


Fox and Goose – Vulpecula and Anser


The Dolphin – Delphinus


Bull’s Head – Taurus


The Angel – Virgo


The Unicorn Inn – Monoceros


Hare and Hounds – Canes Venatici, Coma Berenices


The Criterion – Libra


Punch Bowl – Crater


The Bleeding Wolf – Lupus


George and Vulture – Lyra


Ship Tavern – Argo Navis


Flying Horse, Dr Syntax – Pegasus

In the 17th and 18th Century a lot of the pubs were named after


Red Lion – Leo
Bull’s Head – Taurus
Golden Fleece – Aries
The Goat Inn – Capricorn
The Bear, The Plough – Ursa Major
The Golden Swan – Cygnus
The Green Dragon – Draco
The Greyhound – Canis Major
Fox and Goose – Vulpecula and Anser
The Punchbowl – Crater
The Angel – Virgo
The Ship – Argo Navis
Robin Hood – Sagittarius (the Archer)
Eagle and Child – Aquila and Antinous

What was the reasoning behind this?Pub Signs Collage v0.1The answer may be stranger than you could ever imagine…….

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New World Star Spangled Banners


Uranias Mirror Collage v0.1Urania’s Mirror Star Charts – first published in 1824 by Sidney Hall.
Templates for pub signs perhaps?