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Perhaps the Vedic god Aryaman had been treated as the ‘dark twin’ because in the zodiac and in the Rig Veda, Aquarius the Man or Friend (Mitra) represents the illumined or divine Individual, where as Leo (Ayraman) represents a lesser evolved individual or unillumined 'king' in which the ego occludes one's connection to the Divine Earth and Cosmos 

Picture of Ahura Mazda---note the similarity between this Eagle god and Vishnu sitting over eagle (Aquila constellation ). Picture  adapted from blog site of Lori Tompkins.

An additional information to be considered here is that  in Vedic lore Vishnu the Preserver rides an Eagle, which can be understood as Aquila (Eagle Constellation), and Ahura Mazda is depicted as an Man, a Divine Man with the body of an Eagle. The connection between Vishnu and the Lion, Bull, Man and Eagle (Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio - the 'Fixed' sign cross of the Zodiac) is briefly discussed in the blog site: http://circumsolatious.blogspot.com/2010/03/zodiac-sphinx-and-key-to-cosmic-order.html

By Lori Tompkins---Visit the above said blog site for more information.

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Source Wikipedia--note the similarity between Horus Eagle and Ahura Mazda as eagle god.(Left column) 
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