Let us consider the water cult. It seems ton have existed in the Ohio Valley, but was closely connected with the solar cult, the ceremonies of that cult requiring the presence of water to make it complete. The water cult we recognize between some of the earthworks in Southern Ohio are identical to those in Great Britain.
The first group of works which be shall cite is the one
It is in the middle group that we discover the phallic symbol, the fire cult, the crescent of the moon and the sun circle. In the works of the west bank of the Scioto we find the effigy enclosed in a circle as a sign of animal worship, and in the concentric circles with the enclosed conical mound, on the Kentucky side, we find the symbols of sun worship.
The water cult was combined with the solar cult at the great works at Avebury, England; the avenues passed over
At the circles were
This is significant in connection with the works at Portsmouth.
As additional evidence that the works
We have dwelt upon these peculiarities of the works