Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
While researching for a translation, I came across this old Scandinavian tool used for winding thread. It’s called a spinnekrok, and there’s a picture of it on the following link:
[www.spinartiste.com]

The image here is only of the top section. A short youtube film shows that the spinnekrok is handheld, the handle not very long. Thoth holds a tool with a body-length handle. At the bottom there are two prongs. If this is indeed a weaver’s instrument, the prongs might serve to separate warp threads. Examples of almost identical ancient Egyptian tools to the was, called djam, have long spiralling handles with a needle-hole at the bottom which could well have been used to filter the thread that was being wound around the top. The thread would be pulled up in a snake-like movement around the spirals, thus avoiding knotting in the process. In the case of the was, the bundle of raw wool (or whatever material) would have been the equivalent of the head of a snake, held down and neutralized by the two prongs.

Easy research on internet shows that it wasn’t only Thoth linked to this tool. I have no specialist knowledge of ancient Egyptian imagery, and haven’t gone into the subject to any depth. Perhaps the above hypothesis has already been put forward and rejected thanks to substantiated arguments unknown to me. But I would be interested to know. Thanks.

Madeleine

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 2829 MDaines 22-Oct-17 11:00
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 778 cladking 22-Oct-17 13:32
Egyptian Thoth gave technology around the world 872 Howard West 22-Oct-17 15:04
Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 798 MDaines 22-Oct-17 15:30
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 719 Howard West 23-Oct-17 00:58
Djet's Comb 752 MDaines 22-Oct-17 15:39
Re: Djet's Comb 714 MDaines 26-Oct-17 18:20
Re: Djet's Comb 763 Manu 26-Oct-17 20:41
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 769 cladking 22-Oct-17 15:54
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 684 MDaines 22-Oct-17 16:50
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 738 cladking 22-Oct-17 18:52
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 667 MDaines 22-Oct-17 19:39
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 852 Thanos5150 22-Oct-17 23:21
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 725 MDaines 23-Oct-17 08:32
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 1039 Thanos5150 23-Oct-17 22:03
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 691 R Avry Wilson 23-Oct-17 19:54
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 707 Thanos5150 23-Oct-17 22:29
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 669 R Avry Wilson 23-Oct-17 23:30
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 724 Manu 24-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 692 Thanos5150 24-Oct-17 02:06
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 690 R Avry Wilson 24-Oct-17 02:59
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 757 eyeofhorus33 24-Oct-17 09:46
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 675 Thanos5150 24-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 668 Manu 23-Oct-17 01:45
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 689 MDaines 23-Oct-17 13:31
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 722 Manu 23-Oct-17 15:00
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 700 MDaines 23-Oct-17 15:39
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 675 Manu 23-Oct-17 16:35
The Ankh, the Djed, and the Spinnekrok 1069 MDaines 24-Oct-17 11:21
Re: The Ankh, the Djed, and the Spinnekrok 671 Manu 24-Oct-17 15:34
Re: The Ankh, the Djed, and the Spinnekrok 669 MDaines 25-Oct-17 08:37
Re: The Ankh, the Djed, and the Spinnekrok 647 Manu 25-Oct-17 14:44
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 632 Reagent 23-Oct-17 01:57
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 653 cladking 23-Oct-17 02:40
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 689 Reagent 23-Oct-17 03:58
Tayet 684 R Avry Wilson 23-Oct-17 04:37
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 707 R Avry Wilson 23-Oct-17 04:27
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 662 MDaines 23-Oct-17 13:49
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 672 R Avry Wilson 23-Oct-17 19:50
Isler’s Gnomon Progression 899 Dr. Troglodyte 23-Oct-17 22:25
Re: Isler’s Gnomon Progression 632 MDaines 25-Oct-17 08:33
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 805 Manu 23-Oct-17 21:12
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 619 MDaines 25-Oct-17 15:36
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 701 Manu 25-Oct-17 19:08
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 607 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:37
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 647 Manu 26-Oct-17 04:14
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 653 R Avry Wilson 26-Oct-17 05:08
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 625 Manu 26-Oct-17 06:05
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 653 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:41
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 708 Manu 26-Oct-17 06:07
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 645 cladking 26-Oct-17 13:45
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 763 Manu 26-Oct-17 14:43
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 763 Broker 31-Oct-17 01:43
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 685 MDaines 31-Oct-17 11:26
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 758 Broker 31-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 847 Broker 31-Oct-17 23:45
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 712 MDaines 01-Nov-17 13:52
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 676 Broker 02-Nov-17 00:13
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 619 MDaines 02-Nov-17 11:19
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 633 Broker 03-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 733 Broker 03-Nov-17 18:31
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 728 Thanos5150 02-Nov-17 06:08
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 626 MDaines 02-Nov-17 12:05
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 628 Thanos5150 02-Nov-17 16:25
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 723 Thanos5150 02-Nov-17 16:43
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 635 Broker 03-Nov-17 03:44
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 622 Thanos5150 03-Nov-17 03:55
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 617 Broker 03-Nov-17 04:32
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 670 Broker 03-Nov-17 04:36
Why is it important? 703 MDaines 04-Nov-17 10:57
Perhaps it was Isis! 781 Eddie Larry 04-Nov-17 15:59
Re: Perhaps it was Isis! 610 MDaines 05-Nov-17 17:57
Re: Perhaps it was Isis! 742 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-17 18:17


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.