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Hello Broker,
Thank you for this detailed input. Very interesting. You’ve delved much further into the subject than me. My speciality being the earliest Sumerian writings, it came to my attention that weaving is the central theme there, emanating from the one cosmic Matriarch who, as you write, weaves our fates. I’m convinced that this figure precedes all the histories you mention, and that the various goddesses worldwide are simply later reflections of her.

The purpose of my post was to suggest that the importance of weaving on more than one level may not have been fully explored in ancient Egypt, that it was perhaps equal to the Sumerian tradition in the earliest times. I see weaving tools in the hands of the central characters there, not writing tools as they seem to be regularly described. But I haven’t studied ancient Egypt to any degree, so it remains a suggestion – to be picked up on or ignored. The spinnekrok or was, preserved for its usefulness like the comb through the ages, is a major clue.

You write that the comb represents the rays of the sun. That’s the only point where I might disagree. Despite the cosmic connection, I would say that it’s just a weaver’s comb with a practical purpose, and an abstract cosmic weaving scene carved into it for decoration. The winged stone and the vessel of the soul, known to all, were most probably regularly used as templates for tapestries and woven fabrics.

Madeleine

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Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 2421 MDaines 22-Oct-17 11:00
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 603 cladking 22-Oct-17 13:32
Egyptian Thoth gave technology around the world 700 Howard West 22-Oct-17 15:04
Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 605 MDaines 22-Oct-17 15:30
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 552 Howard West 23-Oct-17 00:58
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Re: The Ankh, the Djed, and the Spinnekrok 508 MDaines 25-Oct-17 08:37
Re: The Ankh, the Djed, and the Spinnekrok 473 Manu 25-Oct-17 14:44
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 640 Manu 23-Oct-17 21:12
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 463 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:37
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 499 R Avry Wilson 26-Oct-17 05:08
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 487 cladking 26-Oct-17 13:45
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 596 Broker 31-Oct-17 01:43
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 529 MDaines 31-Oct-17 11:26
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 596 Broker 31-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 667 Broker 31-Oct-17 23:45
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 560 MDaines 01-Nov-17 13:52
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 515 Broker 02-Nov-17 00:13
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 463 MDaines 02-Nov-17 11:19
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 462 Broker 03-Nov-17 02:31
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 567 Broker 03-Nov-17 18:31
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 570 Thanos5150 02-Nov-17 06:08
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 461 Thanos5150 02-Nov-17 16:25
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Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 464 Broker 03-Nov-17 03:44
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 466 Thanos5150 03-Nov-17 03:55
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 462 Broker 03-Nov-17 04:32
Re: Was Egyptian Thoth the Great Weaver? 516 Broker 03-Nov-17 04:36
Why is it important? 543 MDaines 04-Nov-17 10:57
Perhaps it was Isis! 603 Eddie Larry 04-Nov-17 15:59
Re: Perhaps it was Isis! 449 MDaines 05-Nov-17 17:57
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