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#12256: Rulers of the Hours

Photo 12256: Rulers of the Hours - Münster Cathedral

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Photo ID
12256
Credit
Title
Rulers of the Hours
Caption
Running vertically on either side of the clock are boards painted with the gods/planets that rule the day; these change at midnight. They ascend on the right and descend on the left and the ruler of the first hour (labeled IN 1 HO REGIT) is shown on the bottom right. This is the ruler of the day, after which the day is named. When this picture was taken it was a Wednesday, and indeed Mercury = the Germanic Wotan, the ruler of Wednesday.
Geotag
51.963030° N, 7.625703° E
Uploaded
September 7, 2012
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens
EF50mm f/1.4 USM
ISO
800