Re: Ankh variations

Date: Sat Oct 21 2000 - 11:55:40 MDT

In a message dated 10/20/2000 4:33:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Ziana wrote:
> .... a lot of the pharaohs intentionally
> chose a name with the word "ankh"
> in it to represent their 'eternal life'.
> The great anthropologist Luca Cavalli Sforza
> (Stanford Un.) spent many years researching a tribe
> of pigmees living in Cameron and these pigmees
> called themselves AKA, a word meaning simply *people*.
> And there are four main tribes in Ghana who speak
> a common language, whose name, AKAN,
> means *of the people*.
> An nteresting primitive tribe of hunters, living on a sacred
> mountain at the border of Uganda, Sudan and Kenya,
> called themselves IK, meaning *people*. The word IK
> means *clan* in several dialects of the Berbers.
> The Khazars had a religious leader called the KAGAN.
> Now the acceptable equivalences KAGAN >
> KAHAN (hebrew) > COHEN (high priest) >
> KAHN (king of Mongols) > CACANUS (chiefs of the Avars)
> seem to have the same original meaning:
> AN = *divine light*, KA = *of the people*.
> Is the *divine light of people* the original meaning of the
> term INCA ?
> (I'm indebted to the mathematician E. Spedicato
> for this insanity)

You guys are hinting at what seems to be a Platonic discovery of certain
memes that get developed in various peoples. Interesting.

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