Diana is the goddess of the moon and the hunt. You can just see the crescent moon on her head in Houdon’s bronze in the Louvre.

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Did you know Princess Diana has an official fragrance? Isis is of course a much older moon goddess.

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Princess Diana’s first son William was born on 21 June 82 which just happens to be summer solstice.

Prince William is a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. William is often depicted wearing his RAF flight wings. Ever since he earned them is is hard to find any picture of him without the wings (even at his recent wedding in which the ceremony began precisely at 11:11 AM on 29 April 11).

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Here’s a closeup of the RAF Pilot Wings Prince William is wearing:

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Here is the winged disc of Horus atop this monumental Egyptian gateway:

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William appears to have the attributes of Horus, born on the summer solstice to the moon goddess, always wearing the Sun god’s wings.

William’s father the Prince of Wales, heir to the British throne, has recently written a book called Harmony that makes him out to be an ecologically conscious green man which is of course very encouraging.

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Charles therefore resonates with a much older green man. That’s right Osiris is commonly depicted with green skin which is the color of rebirth.

Standing Osiris

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So there you have the Egyptian trinity recapitulated for the modern age. The only difference is Isis is dead rather than Osiris in this retelling.

“All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages.”

-William Shakespeare from As You Like It

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