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

 

Phoenix

 

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

STAR CONSTELLATIONS ?!

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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26 Beer Mats to Collect…..

 

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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?

Horse and DolphinEquleus and Delphinus

as depicted by Johannes Hevelius (published 1690)
Equleus and Delphinus
London had four pubs with a ‘Horse and Dolphin’ connection

Horse and Dolphin, Maxfield Street, near St. Ann’s, London 1737

Black Horse and Dolphin, Mansfield Street, Soho, London 1765

Dolphin and Horseshoe, Lamb’s Conduit Passage, Red Lion St., Holborn, London, 1765

Horse and Dolphin, St. Martin’s Street, Leicester Square, London 1785