This section is from the "Origin Of Architectural Design Or The Archaeology Of Astronomy" book, by Lee H. McCoy. Also see Amazon: Origin Of Architectural Design Or The Archaeology Of Astronomy.
Summarizing, we would state that the value most apparent as attached to these Moon figures, is that of portraying a picture which is but a page from the Edenic story; for do we not see here, a woman's face, a man-headed serpent and the fatal fruit. It seems fitting that such an event should be commemorated in this manner where it would be a perpetual reminder to man of his fall from a glorious estate in primal times. Once we catch the outlines of these figures and note how naturalistic and real they appear, we do not wonder that the ancient Egyptian gave them the place which they occupy in his religious belief and symbolism. He is not alone in that respect, for it will be shown conclusively, later, that others of the early peoples valued them as highly. It is only too evident what place the Norsemen gave this woman in their mythological belief, for we see her as closely identified with the goddess Idun. She has been seen invariably as the Goddess of Night, and her contemporaries generally as Deities of Darkness. Where we see this picture as a page from Eden's story, it cannot but arouse great interest and pleasure as a bit of the world's history which has hitherto escaped the notice of all but a favored few, who, through the ages of the past, have kept it in inviolable secrecy from the rest of humanity.
We certainly have abundant grounds for believing the Moon figures and the starry structure to have had a prominent place in all of the religions and mythologies of the ancient world, and that a close study of this feature of the heavens will greatly aid in learning more of the early history of this Earth. It will be found to have marked value with relation to the decipherment of many of the unknown languages engraved upon ruins of the early races; for, when we shall have worked out the values upon the different symbolisms, it is very reasonable to believe that they will aid in gaining a key to the languages also.
* * * Are they here -
The dead of other days? - * * *
* * * Let the mighty mounds That overlook the rivers, or that rise
In the dim forest, crowded with old oaks, Answer. A race, that long has passed away, Built them; a disciplined and populous race Heaped, with long toil, the earth, while yet the Greek Was hewing the Pentelicus to forms Of symmetry, and rearing on its rock The glittering Parthenon. These ample fields Nourish'd their harvests. - Bryant.
"* * * how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. * * * When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man, that thou visitest him? * * * Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet" - (Psalms viii:1, 3, 4, 6).