UrRe, the sunwing, got its name from Ur, the hawk-god, and Re, the sun-god.

The desire to fly resides deep in humankind. Our hunter/gatherer ancestors revered hawks. They desired the hawk's power to float over the brambles, gullies, hills, and streams of the hunter's terrestrial terrain. The vision of a hawk swooping down and taking its prey on the fly lent powerful imagery to their primitive hunting religions, and to their languages. Our space program is a modern day manifestation of that human desire to fly. Winged sun disk without serpents
The ancient "sunwing" symbol was an earlier manifestation of that human desire to fly.

Before the melt down of the Ice Age, all of humankind lived by some form of hunting and gathering economy. When the Ice Age melted down, the hunting and gathering economy of the Mediterranean region collapsed. A period of chaos and struggle for survival resulted from the collapse of the economy. Out of that period of struggle, a great enlightened leader arose. That was Assur.

Assur is known by different names in different cultures, but whoever he was, he was an ancient "Alexander the Great" who conquered a vast swath of the prehistorical Mediterranean region. There was no writing at that time. Storytellers handed down legends and myths of that era through many generations before any of them were written. Much of prehistorical history can be pieced together from those fragmented stories, from religious symbolism, and from the meanings of names. The "sunwing" symbol and its name, UrRe, reveal much about that prehistorical era.

After the melt down of the Ice Age, Assur and his descendants started farming and herding instead of hunting and gathering for their survival. Those were the first agrarian societies. Once they became farmers, they recognized the sun as the source of their sustenance. They became sun worshippers. Hawk imagery was still a part of their old religion. The sound of hawk's wings was still a part of their language. The "sunwing" is a compound symbol of old hawk-god and new sun-god religion.

Kestrel (hawk) with mouse, courtesy Ur, the hawk-god, got his name from the sound of hawk's wings.

A soaring hawk floats silently on air. After the hawk swoops down and snatches up its prey, it makes powerful wing thrusts to gain altitude carrying the load. That is the successful moment of the hunt. At that successful moment of the hunt, the hawk's wings make an ur ur ur sound as it makes those power thrusts to gain altitude. That ur sound of hawk's wings thrusting to gain altitude is the root source of Ur, the hawk-god's original name.

Re, the sun-god, got its name from Ur, the hawk-god. Hawk-god with sun disk overhead

When Assur's descendants became sun worshippers, their sun-god needed a name. A soaring hawk floats silently above the earth. The sun was also a silent high soaring deity. The sun-god got its name from the hawk-god. The name of Re, the sun-god is derived from Ur, the hawk-god's name. Re is Ur said backward. UrRe is the name of the winged sun disk without serpents.

Assur and his descendants founded a far-flung empire of related kingdoms. Those original agrarian descendants of Assur were the original UrRe-ans. Their name UrReans defines them as followers of the hawk-god and sun-god religion.

Uraeus, the sunwing with serpents, got its name from Ur, the hawk-god, plus Re, the sun-god, with Isis, the serpent goddess added to it.

That ancient UrRean empire rose, prospered, and fell before the birth of Isis. The disintegration and fall of Assur's ancient empire was the death and dismemberment of Assur. Isis resurrected that ancient empire. The Genesis of Isis installed her bloodline into the ruling families of those ancient UrRean kingdoms. The Genesis of Isis reinvigorated the bloodline of Assur, and reunited the ancient empire. That was the resurrection of Assur. With the Genesis of Isis, the new ruling families of those ancient kingdoms now had two eyebrows instead of one. A period of peace and prosperity followed the Genesis of Isis. There was a "Golden Age."

Winged sun disk without serpents With the Genesis of Isis and the spread of her bloodline in the royal families, the old UrRean "sunwing" had the sacred asps of Isis added to it.

With the hiss of the asp added to its name, the UrRe became the Uraeus. Winged sun disk with serpents
As the Genesis of Isis progressed through the old UrRean kingdoms, the Uraeus sunwing with the serpents replaced the old UrRe sunwing without the serpents.

Now, the ur sound of hawk's wings is a part of our language. The syllable -er in our language is derived from the Ur, the hawk-god's name. The -er syllable is the all around action sound in our language. The syllable re- is derived from Re, the sun-god's name. The syllable re- derives its sound from the sun-god's name and derives its meaning from the repetitive risings and settings of the sun.

This is visual language. Visual language is language based on sound AND imagery. Visual language has the power to be universal language. Human civilization needs a universal language.

Resurrect Isis. Her language is universal language. Her message is universal love.

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