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The Nail of Heaven - What is it? posted 08 Nov 2005, 20:11 by Spamoram, Candidate

I think the fact that it is mentioned as regularly as it is during the series so far indicates it is an object of importance. What we know of the Nail of Heaven: - it's really bright - it has religious and spiritual significance to many My theories so far have often revolved around space and ships. - it is the Inchoroi Mothership - it is a human arkship which travelled there from elsewhere...possibly Earth - it is a non-man space ship - it is a giant satellite that is beaming down the source of magic Yah, just had to throw that last one in after reading some David Gemmell. view post


posted 08 Nov 2005, 21:11 by Murrin, Peralogue

I always took it to refer to a pole star - the other stars appear to revolve around it, making it seem like a fixed point in the heavens. But I suppose that idea is a bit boring compared to your theories, eh? :wink: view post


posted 09 Nov 2005, 06:11 by anor277, Didact

I thought it was clearly the pole star as well. the Three Seas mariners must use something for navigation. view post


posted 10 Nov 2005, 13:11 by Echoex, Auditor

It's the moon. view post


posted 07 Dec 2005, 10:12 by NeverMore, Commoner

the nail of heaven is either the evening star which is venus i think, or it is the southern cross but most likely I think the nail of heaven is the milky way view post


posted 07 Dec 2005, 21:12 by H, Auditor

I still think it would make most sense being the pole star. [quote="wiki":37ok49nr]Pole stars are often used in celestial navigation. While other stars' positions change throughout the night, the pole stars' position in the sky does not. Therefore, it is a dependable indicator of the direction north.[/quote:37ok49nr] The moon and venus, or even the milky way wouldn't be static in the sky, i don't think (i'm no astronomer). The name Nail of Heaven implies that it is stationary which, to me, imples it could only be a pole star... view post


posted 12 Dec 2005, 20:12 by precentor, Commoner

[quote="H":1meqedq2]I still think it would make most sense being the pole star. [quote="wiki":1meqedq2]Pole stars are often used in celestial navigation. While other stars' positions change throughout the night, the pole stars' position in the sky does not. Therefore, it is a dependable indicator of the direction north.[/quote:1meqedq2] The moon and venus, or even the milky way wouldn't be static in the sky, i don't think (i'm no astronomer). The name Nail of Heaven implies that it is stationary which, to me, imples it could only be a pole star...[/quote:1meqedq2] it implies only that they see it as stationary. we don't know how advanced their astronomy is. view post


posted 02 Jan 2006, 05:01 by Spamoram, Candidate

I guess it depends on how the nail is visualized. If you think of it as a nail already hammered into the heavens than it is most likely a star. I've always thought of the Nail as well...a nail. So it always had the vertical length visible and not just the nail head. view post


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