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There is no certain answer what ankh symbol stands for. Rising sun perhaps...

Myself, for a while, I've tought is the representation of "Cardines Mundi-Sky Column" - the mythological pillar with the "Grail" on top and the "Kaaba" on top of the "Grail" (and sometimes with a misterios bird on top of the "Kaaba").

Personally, I think this object is in Romania, where "the gods" used to rule around 5508 BC -Year of the Black Sea flood, which was at the origin of spreading myths/religions/legends in Eurasia and N-Africa:
[www.pelasgians.org]
[www.pelasgians.org]

But in the last days, because of this article, for absolutely no reason, I've started to think that maybe is a symbol of the Comet Encke - being represented globally as the (swirling) "swastika" -

[en.wikipedia.org]

This cosmic body has always being associated with the idea of rejuvenation, resurrection, eternal life...

Quoting: "Comet Encke or Encke's Comet (official designation: 2P/Encke) is a periodic comet that completes an orbit of the Sun once every three years - the shortest period of any known comet."

I don't know, it's just a feeling I have...or maybe is just a real link, a syncretism between the "Sky Column" and the Comet Encke.

Irony...is that "Encke" and "Ankh" are similar names, maybe history has a cracking sense of humor...
:)



Post Edited (08-Jun-13 15:04)

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Re: How many of The Old Kingdom gods carried the ankh ? 386 Pete Vanderzwet 07-Jun-13 18:06
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Could The Ankh represent ... 334 Ahatmose 18-Sep-13 15:06
Could The Ankh represent ... something from Sumeria ? 1870 Ahatmose 18-Sep-13 22:19
Re: Could The Ankh represent ... something from Sumeria ? 462 Ahatmose 18-Sep-13 22:26
Re: Could The Ankh represent ... something from Sumeria ? 595 Skatha 24-Sep-13 15:56
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