I realized the moment I fell into the fissure that the Book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, but I must admit that such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed, and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending has not yet been written. -- Atrus

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Egyptian and Narayani Hieroglyphs

There's an Egyptian hieroglyph that always makes me smile when I see it in a translation exercise.  As an ideogram it means "lasso", but it is also used as a phonogram (i.e., to "spell out" words) which sounds like "wah" (official transliteration = w3).

Though it may be only vaguely similar, it always makes me think of the Narayani symbol for nature!!


Egyptian hieroglyph "lasso" or "w3"
Narayani hieroglyph "nature"

Right?!  (Shut up, yes it does look like it!)  I will keep my eye out for more!


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