Eclipse of 212 AD, During the reign of emperor Caracalla

Caracalla and his family were of Syrian descent and would be well aware of the symbolism of eclipses over their region. This eclipse was present when Caracalla was sole emperor and may have influenced his military planning against the Parthians. On his last coin the eclipse symbol is made into an altar piece. This eclipse would have been visible in both Markianopolis and Carrhae.

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2000 years ago the cross was a Roman symbol of death and terror. Jesus Christ transformed this symbol into a universal sign of God's love, hope and resurrection. Solar eclipse events are recorded in Roman mythology during the conception of Romulus and Remus by the war god Mars and during the foundation of the city of Rome. The solar eclipse to the Romans was a sign from their gods that war was upon the Earth. The solar eclipse symbol of the star/pellet within the crescent on Roman coins and legionary standards was also a sign of their god's approval of Roman domination over conquered lands. Fifteen hundred years later, the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Icon was presented to the New World as an inverted Roman Legionary Standard. Jesus Christ changed these symbols of Roman domination and slavery into an everlasting sign of God's love and compassion.