Hebrew: Gedi, “the kid, cut off”
Latin: Capricornus, “the goat, atonement”
Egyptian: Hu-penius, “the place of the sacrifice”


1. Alpha Capricorni (Algedi) – the kid, the goat, the same
2. Beta Capricorni (Dabih) – the sacrifice slain
3. Delta Capricorni (Deneb Algedi) – the sacrifice comes
4. Ma’assad - the slaying
5. Sa’ad al Naschhira – the record of the cutting off

Decans (associated constellations)
1. Sagitta – the arrow
2. Aquila – the falling eagle
3. Delphinus – the leaping fish

Israel Tribe Association – Naphtali, a wrestler with death

Stone: sardonyx, which means the Prince smitten

Leviticus 9:15 – Then he presented the people’s offering and took the goat of the sin offering that was for the people and killed it and offered it as a sin offering, like the first one. (ESV)

Matthew 4:19 – And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. (ESV)

Psalm 38:2 – For your arrow have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. (ESV)

Exodus 19:4 – You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself (ESV)

Capricornus is a figure of a creature that is half goat and half fish. Leviticus says that a goat was used to atone for one’s sins. Matthew describes the fish as a symbol of restoration. In order to obtain salvation, you must first confess your sins. Then, God can work on your heart, so that you may rise above from your sin. For more details on this, see my article on Salvation.

Return from Capricornus to Zodiac

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