The truth of the matter seems to be that the ancient Egyptians knew just as little about the original meaning of the name As-Ar as we do, and that they had no better means of obtaining information about it than we have.
The Bozo tribe in Mali, cousins to the Dogon, describe Sirius B as ‘the eye star’, and here we see the Egyptians designating Osiris by an eye for reasons which are not clear. And Osiris is the ‘companion’ of the star Sirius. A coincidence? The Bozo also describe Sirius A as ‘seated’ – and a seat is the sign for Isis.
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