Q. Have the anchor, the scythe, and the rainbow any astronomical significance?
A. These emblems are only incidentally alluded to in the lectures, and have no particular significance as to any part of our ancient rites and ceremonies, except in a general way. They are all of them emblems which have been for ages the common property of all mankind, used either "to point a moral or adorn a tale." The last two are, however, astronomical in their inception, as the scythe appertains to Saturn, and the rainbow is not only a celestial phenomenon, but was also one of the emblems of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
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