The article did not explain-only to say that the sky which our ancient ancestors beheld was different and it was NOT the Moon-and this was to symbolize the abode of the "Gods"-what was it and where did it go?
Here's a link to one of the articles in a fascinating series about "The Saturn Death Cult" which mention the origins of the crescent and star. _http://saturndeathcult.com/the-sturn-death-cult-part-1/from-purple-haze-to-golden-days/ (at the end of this article, which is about #3 in the series.)
The series spans a vast swath of Earth's history from the "Golden Age" of a Saturn-centered system all the way up to "Iron Age" of the military-industrial complex, financed by the Merchant-Banker cartel. It's quite intriguing so I'm cross-checking some things said with what the C's have said. The articles begins when Earth was part of a Saturn-centered system with Earth spinning below Saturn on the same axis, with Venus and Mars being "born" later from Saturn (i.e. Greek/Roman mythology) via electrical forces unleashed as Saturn's plasma sheath periodically encountered the Sun's heliosphere until it was captured and locked into orbit around the Sun. So that would definitely explain how the "sky which our ancient ancestors beheld was different". _http://saturndeathcult.com/the-sturn-death-cult-part-1/a-timeless-age-in-a-purple-haze/
As Saturn migrated closer to the Sun, it acquired rings. As the Sun's equatorial light began to be a factor in the Earth's sky, it illuminated Saturn's rings. Since Earth orbited below Saturn on the same axis, the sunlight created a crescent-shaped light that appeared to moved around Saturn during Earth's rotation, like hands move around a clock.
This was the first marker of "time" for the inhabitants of the Earth, since prior to that period, the electrical field around Saturn caused the diffuse glow of dim light from Saturn to reflect back, blocking out any view of the stars (and there was no seasonal variation, due to the axial nature of the Saturn-Earth system).