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During the Ptolemaic dynasty, Egyptians took the Greek zodiac designations and applied Egyptian Gods to each sign

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During the Ptolemaic dynasty, Egyptians took the Greek zodiac designations and applied Egyptian Gods to each sign. The ram-headed God Amun was used as a replacement for Aries, and the bull-God Apis, who represented Osiris, was used in place of Taurus. Horus the elder and Horus the child took the place of Gemini. The goddess Isis was used in place of Virgo, while the Egyptian water God Khum replaced Aquarius. A depiction of the Egyptian zodiac was found on the ceiling of the Temple of Osiris in Denderah.

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