Alphabet G ©

Many of Assur's scattered parts have found their way into our alphabet.

According to the Pagan foundation legend, Isis resurrected Assur from the dead. The resurrection of Assur was the foundation of Pagan religion in the same sense that the resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of the Christian religion. According to the Pagan resurrection legend, the evil god Set and a company of conspirators murdered Assur. They hacked his body into pieces and scattered his severed parts. Isis gathered together Assur's severed parts and resurrected him from the dead. Egyptian religion, and Christian religion as well, began with Isis and the resurrection of Assur. Many of Assur's parts can now be found in our alphabet.

The (majuscule) capital letter G is the Godhead. It is a picture of Assur's head.

Assur profile and letter G in large type.

Assur's head-box on a standard Assur's head-box on a standard Down through the long course of Egyptian civilization, companies of priests argued about where Assur's parts had been buried. They built temples at the alleged burial sites of his various parts. They vied for political powers and royal favors based on the relative importance of those parts. Assur's head was a very important part. The southern capital, Abydos, was the alleged burial site of the whole Assur. However, the box in which his head was buried, a box with a pair of feathers on it, was elevated on a pole as the "totem" or "standard" of that city.
Egyptian art abounds with images of Assur's head-box raised on a standard.

It seems that the ancients found themselves in a theological quandary concerning life after death. They tried to explain for their own understanding how it was possible. The human brain inside its skull looks like a nut inside its shell. That similarity was not lost on the Pagans. The death of an acorn is the birth of an oak (sometimes). They conceived the idea that the brain was a seed from which life could sprout after death into a realm invisible to this world.

An illustration comparing a walnut and a human brain.
In addition to being the judge of the dead, Assur was the main god of agriculture and vegetation. The Pagans made a symbolic comparison between the similarity of the brain to a nut, and the process of life in the afterlife sprouting from the nut inside Assur's skull. Considering the obvious contradiction that they removed the brains of the deceased for embalming and preservation, one wonders what they actually believed. Apparently, in several thousand years, they were never able to solve the riddle of life after death to their complete satisfaction.

Assur head wearing White Crown. Illustrated Greek letter omega. Assur's white crown was his heaven crown. While wearing his heaven crown Assur could utter a deceased person's name into heaven, or into a higher form of life. Hence, Assur's heaven crown was his utterance crown. The white crown has the shape of a uterus. It is a symbolic uterus with the brain of Assur as the seed of an afterlife inside the uterus. An egg shaped object is shown extruding from the top of the crown on its way to heaven. In some cases, a pair of Maat feathers are attached to the uterus crown to fly or guide the essence of the egg as "swift and true as an arrow" to heaven.
The Greek letter omega, "the end," is derived from the uterus crown with the Maat feathers.

The Pagan religion was a mixture of ancestor worship, evolution, reincarnation and symbolism. It began with some simple ideas. Over a long period of time, the religion became as complicated and convoluted as the brains that conceived it.

The desire to fly resides deep in humankind. To the Pagans, birds symbolized the power to rise above their earthly woes. In their symbolic scheme of evolution, birds were at the top of the scale. Reptiles were at the bottom. Humans were somewhere in the middle (hopefully) evolving upward from the reptiles toward the birds. To be reincarnated in the afterlife as a bird was highly desirable. Being reincarnated as a Golden Hawk was the most desirable form.

That too led to a theological quandary. Chickens are birds. The Egyptians raised millions of chickens for meat and eggs. Like fate, an element of luck also enters into everyone's life. To be reincarnated as a bird was good luck. To be reincarnated as a chicken was bad luck. In Egyptian hieroglyphics, a baby chick is the symbol for bad luck.

This may all sound silly and filled with contradictions. But modern theology is also full of contradictions. The moderns have done no better than the ancients had with solving the life-after-death quandary. Mostly, they just avoid the issue.

The minuscule letter g is a picture of a seed sprout.

An illustration of a seed sprout evolving into minuscule letter 'g.'
The (minuscule) small letter g is a picture of a seed sprout. The sound of g is derived from the sound of someone gagging on a kernel of grain.

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