Years ago, when I first read Gerald Masseys' Book of the Beginnings, I read some information concerning the GREAT BEAR. He also speaks of this in Natural Genesis. In my latest observations, this evening, I am having some problems SEEING and determining its exact location and it appears as if the Little bear, ursa Minor is "reversed", while the Moon appears due east, as it has arisen. So, I went to the internet and started searhing. Found this interesting article. http://www.souledout.org/nightsky/ursamajorandminor.html This article states something I suspected but cant confirm. "The star Sirius, The Heavenly Wolf, guarded this celestial palace. Today Sirius, which shares the space motion ursa Major, is regarded as an outlying member of it!" First of all, this is the first I find a reference to Sirius as a WOLF. I know it is regared as the Dog Star, but "the heavenly Wolf"? Secondly, Sirius and "outlying member" of the Big Dipper? If so, we really do have some things that at least appear to be "backwards".