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!!

Observe:

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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