That's right Tat and Mriana, the issue with the 13th zodiac sign has no affect on Acharya's work. Rook wouldn't know that because he knows almost nothing about her work except that he doesn't like it. The main reason he doesn't like it is because his hero Richard Carrier doesn't like it, who has never read a single book of hers. There's pattern for ya.
Speaking of "patterns," how about Rooks pattern? Lets examine Rooks pattern - he writes those crappy blogs on topics or issues he doesn't like then tries to imply that it's somehow related to Acharya (a fallacy called 'guilt by association') just to try to bludgeon her with derogatory comments when nothing could be further from the truth.
Then, when someone who's actually read her work and knows he's full of it comes along to call him out on his bullshit, he repeats his mantra of name-calling everyone "fanboys" and claims something similar to what Ari said:
"My first guess is she’d call everyone stupid, claim they have never read her work and then send a group of her rabid followers, including a guy who actually had a website called Jew Watch to send you the most vile emails you have ever seen."
Keep in mind that we're dealing with juveniles here. People who make utterly false claims about another authors work they've never read are intellectually DIS-honest to say the least. Apparently, Rook/Tom has a problem when his own intellectually dishonesty is exposed as well as his followers at his blog or at least Ari. Trying to paint Acharya as anti-Semite is laughable and shows that these guys really don't know anything about her work.
So, Rook/Tom makes it categorically clear to anyone who can take a hint by reading his blogs that he is blatantly jealous of Acharya S and he's a misogynist. She has never done a damn thing to Rook/Tom but he insists on making derogatory comments about her, her work and anyone who's actually read her work. It's almost like Rook has started his own cult of hate. Like Islam, in the sense in that, he tries to ridicule them into submission and censorship. It's just more discrimination, biases, bigotry, prejudice, abuse, harassment and misogyny by Rook/Tom.
Then, Rook/Tom gets upset when he is held accountable and responsible to the lies and malicious smears he constantly throws at Acharya S at every opportunity he gets. Yet, after years of this juvenile and unprofessional treatment, he still can't understand why people who've actually read her work and know better would be pissed and just want to set the record straight. Rook/Tom wants to make an endless stream of 'guilt by association' lies and smears and he doesn't ever want anyone to point out that he is embarrassingly wrong. The idea that Rook/Tom deserves a severe bollocking never occurred to him. Perhaps he was raised as spoiled brat who got away with everything and simply isn't familiar with being held accountable or responsible for his words and deeds in any way whatsoever. Rook/Tom is an embarrassment to freethinkers.
Here's a little reminder of who Ari is:Ari is another troll
who was editing Acharya's Wikipedia page trying to ruin it as well as post lies and smears across many blogs etc.
Anyway, trying to debunk the motif of the 12 based on a modern development such as the addition of Ophiucus into the mainstream zodiac is yet another sign of ignorance of ancient mythology and religion not to mention disingenuous. Regardless of how long the 13th sign has been known about, it was not factored into mainstream mythology dating back thousands of years. The motif is and has been the TWELVE, as is evidenced in numerous artifacts and writings from hundreds to thousands of years ago.
For example, we have artifacts of gods surrounded by the twelve signs - or even 11, but not 13 - centuries before and into the common era. These include Dionysus, Mithra and Serapis, as specifically concerns the signs.
The zodiac at Denderah has multiple constellations, but to my knowledge there are only TWELVE in the central panel. Ra, Osiris and Horus are associated with TWELVE followers, who are most significantly the hours of the day and night - there are not 13 hours of day and night.
When Josephus and Philo discuss the TWELVE tribes of Israel, they compare them to the TWELVE signs of the zodiac.
Into the common era, we find artwork in the Christian world with the sun/Jesus in the center surrounded by the TWELVE apostles who are sometimes put in place of the TWELVE signs of the zodiac and who are at other times surrounded by the TWELVE signs of the zodiac.
There are TWELVE Olympian and Roman gods, as well as TWELVE labors of Hercules, which are clearly representative of the signs of the zodiac.
It is obvious that there is no common ancient tradition of a god or hero with 13 - the motif is about TWELVE.
For more information, see the massive list of the TWELVE motif compiled in the New "ZEITGEIST Part 1 Sourcebook"
"The use of 12 in the Bible itself is so ubiquitous that it is logical to presume these groupings reflect not an actual count, but, rather, a common formulaic theme, based on the prevalence of this sacred number in the Pagan world as well.
The 12 Princes of Ishmael (Gen 17:20)
The 12 Sons of Jacob (Gen 35:22)
The 12 Tribes of Israel (Gen 49:28)
The 12 Prophets and Kings of Israel
The 12 Wells of Water (Exd 15:27)
The 12 Pillars of the Lord (Exd 24:4)
The 12 Stones of the Breastplate (Exd 39:14)
The 12 Cakes of the Tabernacle (Lev 24:5)
The 12 Princes of Israel (Num 1:44)
The 12 Oxen of the Tabernacle (Num 7:3)
The 12 Chargers of Silver, Bowls of Silver and Spoons of Gold (Num 7:84)
The 12 Bullocks, Rams, Lambs and Kids of the Offering (Num 7:87)
The 12 Rods of the Princes of Israel (Num 17:6)
The 12 Stones of Joshua (Jos 4:8)
The 12 Cities (Jos 18:24, 19:25, 21:7, 21:40)
The 12 Judges of Israel (Jdg 3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13)
The 12 Pieces of the Concubine (Jdg 19:29)
The 12 Servants of David (2 Sa 2:15)
The 12 Officers of Solomon (1 Ki 4:7)
The 12 Lions of Solomon (1 Ki 10:20)
The 12 Pieces of Jeroboam‘s Garment (1 Ki 11:30)
The 12 Stones of Elijah (1 Ki 18:31)
The 12 Bronze Bulls of Solomon (Jer 52:20)
The 12 Disciples/Apostles of Jesus (Mt 10:1-2)
The 12 Baskets of Bread (Mt 14:20)
The 12 Thrones in Heaven (Mt 19:28)
The 12 Legions of Angels (Mt 26:53)
The 12 Patriarchs of Israel (Acts 7:8)
The 12 Stars of the Woman‘s Crown (Rev 12:1)
The 12 Gates, Angels and Pearls of Holy Jerusalem (Rev 21:12, 21)
The 12 Fruits of the Tree of Life (Rev 22:2)
The 12 Ahhazu or Demons of the Sumerians238
The 12 Tablets/Adventures of Gilgamesh239
The 12 Gods of Egypt240
The 12 Divisions of the Tuat241
The 12 Companions of Horus/Osiris
The 12 Olympian Gods
The 12 Tasks of Hercules
The 12 Daughters of Priam242
The 12 Children of Amphion and Niobe243
The 12 Daughters of Boeotia and Metope244
The 12 Gods of the Romans and Etruscans
The 12 Sons of the Etruscan Mother Goddess245
The 12 Shields of Mars246
The 12 Altars of Janus247
The 12 Aeons of the Gnostics
The 12 Devas of India248
The 12 Names of the Indian Sun God Surya
The 12 Terrifying Aspects of Shiva249
The 12 Adityas of the Indian Mother of Worlds250
The 12 Labors of the Virgin-Born Arjuna251
The 12 Generals of Ahura-Mazda252
The 12 Aesir of the Norse253
The 12 Berserkers of the Norse254
The 12 Mountains of Ebhlenn255
The 12 Horse-Children of Boreas256
The 12 White Horses of the Polish Sun God257
The 12 Stones of Cenn Cruiach258
The 12 Rivers of the Elivagar259
The 12 Horses and Hounds of Gwydion260
The 12 Moons of China261
The 12 Generals of the Japanese Divine Physician262
The 12 Yiyantsinni of the Navaho, Pueblo, Iroquois263
The 12 First People of the Navajo264
Ignoring all of this evidence in order to prove some point out of spite is a sign of intellectual dishonesty and puerility. It also reveals that someone who pretends to be an expert is not and that he is not subscribing to any kind of scientific methodology but is acting out of hostility and other emotions.