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…….

Take a look at the PDF ebook (67MB file) available for download to discover something quite astonishing.

The Spirit World Pub Astrology by Drew Maloney v5_0

 

SpiritWorldPubAstrology

N.B. If you are of a nervous or blinkered disposition please DO NOT download.

 

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?