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GODS IN THE SKY (2003)
UK TV - Channel 4
3 Episodes (50 mins each)
TVRip on DVD Recorder, converted to AVI with AutoGK
Myths and legends
Before the spread of the great monotheistic religions, the myths of the ancients held sway. When our ancestors looked skyward, they didn't just see stars and planets, they saw mighty gods and strange creatures.
But behind the myths of gods in the sky there was a glimpse of divine reason. The myths of the ancients codify remarkable astronomical insights, and show that our ancestors placed great emphasis on charting the movements of the heavenly bodies.
In this unique three-part series, Dr. Allan Chapman, Oxford historian and fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, reveals how the astronomical religion of our ancient ancestors laid the basis for civilised life.
The Egyptian star-gods, for instance - whose stories are among the most bizarre ever told - helped humans develop the concept of the 360° circle, the 12-month year and the 24-hour day.
Each week, Gods in the Sky brings together the history of astronomy and religion in the most explosive way as the energetic Professor brings his attention to bear on a different ancient civilisation.
With the help of puppets, dancers and Christmas tree lights (and, bizarrely, Sir Patrick Moore decked out as various ancient gods, including Zeus and Ra), Chapman presents his politically incorrect Big Ideas with extraordinary originality, enthusiasm and charm.
The fascinating and sumptuous series was filmed in Egypt, Greece, Italy and Britain.
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