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Hello Brian,
The source of Greek kykeon might well be Sumerian symbol KIK/GIG which is given as ‘wheat’, 'sick' and ‘troublesome’* in the lexicons and can also be sourced as ‘black’ – all words associated with ergot of course. Allegro mentions GIG in The Sacred Mushroom And The Cross but misses that connection altogether. I have to admit that I almost did too.

Nevertheless, his point that GIG-GA became Greek gigantes demonstrates that he understood the direct source of the Greek to be Sumerian. The interpretation of GIG-GA as ‘giant’ appears on line 255 of The Story of Sukurru (made before reading Allegro) because it fitted the context. I have also pointed out on Graham’s site that KIK/GIG is the source symbol of Greek gignoskein, leading to ‘gnosis’. At the same time, the incorporation of NUS, the 'egg', (creating symbol KIK from symbol MI) might even have been meant as an image of the fungus. [grahamhancock.com]

There is another level to the proverb containing KIK/GIG shown on my website. I first translated GAR as ‘measure’, believing it to be purely a reference to a rule of law, giving:

A measure that all divides and collectively binds, a troublesome measure will be.

However, the main given meaning of GAR in Sumerian lexicons is ‘bread’ or 'food'. Starting again:

Food to all divide and collectively bind, black wheat bread it will be.

The earliest mention of mind-altering substances comes from Mesopotamia and from The Story of Sukurru aka The Instructions of Shuruppak, dating to ca.2600-2500 BC. The video is interesting but is still missing that essential fact, and also that Gobekli Tepe lies within the original Sumerian language territory - between the two rivers. KIK is potentially the missing linguistic key to linking kykleon with ergot, and both to gnosis with all the obvious implications. I hope that these connections and the incredibly early dating of them will be of interest in your further exploration of the subject. And thanks for bringing this to my attention with your book! It all helps in the process of rediscovery.

Madeleine

*KIK: ‘Wheat’ is given 72 times between 3000-2500 BC on ePSD, ‘sick’ and ‘troublesome’ 43 times. ‘Black’ is the given meaning of underlying symbol MI. (mycelium?)

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