In this page I will explore a theory that I have concerning the choices that we make concerning the use of symbols. We know that clever advertising ideas and the creation of logos and symbols are the work of intelligent humans. But what if their inspiration came not from some thoughts that they had, but were programmed into our root memories as a part of our DNA? What if their ideas were being influenced by very ancient events that impacted upon humanity in such a remarkable way as to become part of our inherited thoughts and memories handed down from generation to generation?
What if something that our remote ancestors witnessed in those early periods of prehistory that they now form a part of what makes us, “us”?
Bear with me please, while I provide evidence of that I am proposing. Keep an open mind and consider these details, so that you can then form your own opinions based upon the proofs that I present and not upon what you have been told or what you have been educated to believe. You may be surprised at what occurs; you may actually find your mind opened up a bit. And then wonderful things can happen.
The ancient Sumerians had a form of pictographic (picture) writing, and an established alphabet, prior to their perfection of cuneiform. It was written with sharp instruments and often scratched onto rock surfaces and into soft clay, but it was not as complex nor organized as the later form, which was written in tiny figures onto soft clay tablets using a cane stylus.
Let’s see if some of the signs or symbols that they used might strike a chord in our own memories.
This is a symbol from that alphabet, which is about 6,000 years old, or some 800-1000 years older than the classical Sumerian cuneiform which we are more familiar with.
This is their sign for the transliterated word “Ezen” which is also sometimes written “Ezem”. I’ll be going over the meanings of these signs in just a bit, but for now, examine the sign and see if it doesn’t seem to bring forth some type of memory. One of those, “I know I have seen that somewhere before” feelings. Here are some of the variations of that same sign – sometimes it was written as above and sometimes it more resembled the examples that follow:
So there were some accepted variations, but generally the overall shape remained. Let’s look at another image from that same time period, of a symbol that is probably more familiar to us today:
This is their (Sumerian) symbol for the word “Ub”. Yes, it is the same five-sided star that is now found on Government buildings, and in a great many other locations. Many of us might have believed that it originated with the Biblical people, but this symbol was in use by the Sumerians some two thousand years or more prior to the birth of Abraham, and so it most definitely has its origin with those people and was later adopted by the early Hebrews and other cultures.
Are you beginning to recognize the familiar pattern? It might help to let you know that the star was often made into a compound symbol with a circle around it, with the circle representing the word “Lagab” or “block, stump of tree”.
We will now create a compound sign of our own, by placing the star image of “Ub” inside of the emblem of “Ezen”. Take a look at that creation below, and see if something is beginning to click, so to speak:
Let’s see what that sign means in English, and then we will see its twin, which has been used quite often in modern times.
Ezen or Ezem, is defined as “a festival, a song, to sing”, but its earliest meaning was “to be exalted, to be held in high regard or with high esteem”.
Their word “Ub” has the meaning of “ruins, ruin mounds, and corner or recess”. Ruin mounds were used to honor the Sumerian dead, much like crypts and graveyards are today, and very similar to the mounds used by the Kelts and Anglo-Saxons and others of the Scandinavian culture. They were also employed by our own Native Americans to honor their deceased, and especially, in all of these examples, those who died in battle, or valiantly.
The meaning of corner or recess will begin to make more sense when we understand that the corner was a place of honor inside a building, and the recess was a pushed-back portion of a building wall that was used much like our modern trophy cases are.
In one of the Epic poems of the ancient Sumerian people we learn that “Ninazu deposited his weapon in a corner”, and Enlil was said to be the god of the “four corners” of the Earth. In another we find that “the blessing of the club laid to rest in a corner.” All of these meanings relate to the common theme of memorials to warriors or of a festival to celebrate great deeds.
Two ideas seem most evident to me. One is a festival to celebrate the memory of brave warriors who have fallen in battle. And don’t we have our own “Memorial Day” to keep our own fallen heroes in honored memory?
The second idea is that this sign might have been used as a form of inspiration. Because by showing these symbols to our youth, we are in effect encouraging them to attempt the same sort of brave deeds that these fallen warriors performed, and which we appreciate by celebrating the fallen heroes. At the very least we are informing them about what we value and what values we hold to be important.
Have you remembered where you have seen this same sign before? This might help to jog your memory:
Yes, it’s the roundel used by our U.S. Air Force. Here’s an example from the actual side of an aircraft:
Coincidence? Or some ancient memory that is retained in the DNA that we pass down from generation to generation? A memory implanted after it was observed on the side of an alien craft, perhaps? Since the ancient burial mounds were also made to honor the memory of fallen “sky gods”.
On the next page we will see another example of an ancient symbol connected with the “sky gods” or the ones who came down from the sky and taught mankind many things that helped them to form their civilization. This time from the pages of our own ancient history in the United States.
Part 2: An example from the Native Americans