I’ve always been interested in the unknown. Things that are associated with the occult. Some people get freaked out when they hear the word occult. But occult knowledge is basically the knowledge of human consciousness and how it operates,and knowledge of natural law. As well as the unseen universal spiritual laws which govern the consequences of human behavior. And for the past fifteen years I’ve studied symbology,numerology and etymology. I’ve learned quite a bit from different authors,teachers and even Youtube channels. There are a lot of people from different walks of life that have helped me awaken my consciousness. Most notably I’ve learned from people like Dr Suzar,Bobby Hemmitt,Dr Phil Valentine,Brother Panic,KT the Arch Degree,Naazir Ra,Osei Kufour, Jay Dyer and Mark Passio. As well as YouTube channels by Bro Sanchez,Black Child,Nu Rebel Entertainment,Truthiracy3,RFG Chosen One,The Outer Dark,da13thsun and Lifting The Veil. Throughout our daily lives we are surrounded by symbolism. Many times we don’t even think about the symbols around us. Many of the symbols come from our African ancestors and how they saw the world around them. This can be found in Kemetic texts thousands of years ago. Long before any European influence. Many years later Europeans(Greeks,Romans) changed some of the symbols and names of the deities as well. All the images we see on television and films are full of symbols. I’ve always liked to know the origin of words and why we use certain words. In this series three-part series I wanted to cover some of them you use in your everyday lives. I wanted to start with money and the words associated with it.
Much of the symbols we see have to deal with nature and the solar system. While Europeans were concerned about philosophy our ancestors understood the ecosystem and structure of life. Our ancestors studied the sun,moon and stars and based the Zodiac sings on astrology. Since it has to do with nature,this is the reason that cash is green(nature).
Our ancestors believed that the Sun represented the male principle. And the Moon was the female principle. Which is why you have gold(Sun) coins and silver(Moon) coins. The Sun produces light(light) so is looked at as the father. The Moon is represented as a female and associated with the calm and nurturing darkness of night. Which is why night is called EVEning. As in Adam and Eve.
Juno Moneta is the mythical Roman Goddess is where the word “money” comes from. Juno is Janus which represents the two facing heads of time. Janus is how we get the month January. Even the word MONTH gets it’s name from the MOON. Think of it has the beginning of January(Winter solstice) and the ending in June(Summer solstice). It’s all about the balance of nature and the changing of seasons. This is the reason that scales are used for measuring money.
This comes from our ancient African(Kemetic) Goddess Maat.
Of course Europeans stole the idea and created their version the so-called Lady of Justice. I find it interesting that they have stole so much from other cultures yet still haven’t created a system of justice. Go figure!
It’s often said that money doesn’t grow on trees. But since money is made from trees it actually does. But you can’t grow a tree without water. Which is why money is always associated with water. We’ve all heard the term “cash flow” and “liquidation”. And water current as in “currency”. They say the Moon can alter a person’s mood. When strange things happen late at night some people say “it must be a full moon”. The Moon can give off a certain energy. Our ancestors believed it could effect the ocean and rivers. When water is flowing it’s controlled by the banks right? River banks? Which is why we use a banking system.
Many of you are probably familiar with the ancient African(Kemetic) deity Thoth or Djehuti.(above). In artwork he was usually pictured as a man with the head of an Ibis. He was looked at as the Kemetic God of knowledge,wisdom,meditation and reason. His wife was Maat. He is usually seen carrying a caduceus,as in the picture above.
The caduceus has two serpents crawling up the staff. The two serpents represent the duality of nature. The symbol is still used today my the medical industry.
Once again,thousands of years later when the Greeks came to Kemet they started changing the names of the deities. They came up with the Greek God Hermes. Hermes was known as the messenger for the Gods. And the conductor of the dead and protector merchants. When they speak about the history of medicine they always mention Hermes to represent for the Greco-Roman era. No mention of the African origin. No surprise there.
But the caduceus is also where you get the dollar sign ($). The dollar sign is nothing but a serpent crawling up a staff. the reason the serpent is used alot is because our ancestors believe they represented wisdom and enlightenment.
It all comes from the THRID EYE of enlightenment and the pineal gland.
The Kemetic deity Wadjet is also represents as a serpent. It’s all interconnected on so many levels. I could go even deeper but I think you get the idea. I just wanted to show you some of the symbolism associated with money.
The story of Marvel comic’s Black Panther is an interesting fictional story which weaves together and draws on multiple fascinating factual elements found throughout various African cultures throughout time. Perhaps the most important of the facts and themes in the story of the Black Panther is the significance of Metallurgy and Blacksmiths in African culture, spiritual systems, and technological development.
The Story of Black Panther and Wakanda
10,000 years ago a meteorite comprised of a metal called Vibranium crashed on earth and landed in the country of Wakanda in Northeastern Africa. The crashed Vibranium created a mountain, or mound, which was discovered by the Panther Tribe in Wakanda who became the guardians of the Vibranium mound. Bast and Sekhmet are two of the feline deities of the Panther Tribe, and the King and protector of the Panther tribe is a warrior who holds the title of “The Black Panther”. The Black Panther also has a group of female warriors who serve as his personal bodyguards called the Dora Milaje. As guardians of the Vibranium metal mound, the Panther tribe became skilled blacksmiths and metallurgist in antiquity which translated into a highly technologically advanced and economically stable African country in the present day, where one of the major resources of the country of Wakanda is Vibranium. Because of their high level of advanced technology, Wakanda has never been conquered, colonized, or enslaved.
Metal from the Sky
The earliest known iron artifacts are 9 small beads, dated to 3200 BC, from Ancient Egypt in Northeast Africa, identified as meteoric iron shaped by careful hammering. This evidence shows the Ancient Africans in Egypt were the first to use Iron prior to the official start of the “Iron Age” in 1300 BC. The Ancient Egyptians called this Meteoric Iron “BAA EN PET” meaning “iron of the sky” or “metal of Heaven.” The Ancient Egyptian’s word for the Blacksmith’s Forge was “Khepesh”, and that same word was a homonym to the word for a scimitar sword shaped metal weapon casted in the forge, as well as to the constellation of the Great Bear – Ursa Major.
The Iron King:
The 7th Pharaoh of the Ancient Egypt’s 1st dynasty was named Anedjib Mer-ba-pen (spelled various in English as Merbiape, Meribiap, Merbapen, Miebîdós, and Mibampes) which literally meant “Lover of Iron”. Anedjib ruled around 2930 BC.
Ancient Africans in Egypt who were Blacksmiths and Metallurgists had knowledge of several different types of Metals and Metal alloys as attested to in the Medu Neter from Ancient Egypt:
The Medu Neter word for “Blacksmith” was Mesen (singular) and Mesniu (plural – the 7 mythic blacksmiths of Heru who made weapons). The Medu neter word Mesen may be related to the English word “Mason“. The Mesniu are also called the Heru-shemsu (the blacksmiths of Edfu). Additionally, the word Nebi in Medu Neter meant “to smlet, to work in metals” and was also a homonym to the word Nebi or Nebibi meaning “Leopard or Panther”.
The Blacksmith deity in Ancient Egypt was Ptah, who represented the Primordial Mound, and he had two wives Sekhmet (Southern Egypt) and Bast (Northern Egypt) represented by Felines. The Ancient Egyptian Blacksmith deity Ptah’s son by Bast was the Lion-Headed deity of war named Maahes, who was called Apedemak in Nubia and Meroe. The “Sem” priests of Ptah (who were more scientists than “priests”) were also Blacksmiths and Metallurgists who wore Leopard Skins. The wearing of Leopard Skins was also a custom of the Nubians of Meroe, and the Nubian Kingdom of Meroe was huge Iron smelting capital. It is important to know that Panthers are Melanistic Leopards.
Overtime, various Leopard “Secret Societies” who were also Blacksmiths, spring up across the African Continent:
In the books “African Jungle Doctor” by Werner Junge and “Jungle Pilot in Liberia” by Abe Guenter, an experience in Bassaland (Liberia) during the early to mid 1900s is described where reports were made about “Leopard Men” and people who would dress in Leopard skins and fashion and wear claws of steel with which they would use as weapons. Brass Metal rings called ‘Dwin’, ‘tien’ or ‘nitien’, meaning “water spirits”, or ‘Gods of water’ were forged by the blacksmiths of the tribes of Bassaland and left as offerings to the “Brass God” of the Leopard Men. The Kru and Grebo people believe these objects are living creatures that can be found in creeks, rivers and lagoons. These objects have shared interpretive meanings with the Dikenga from the African Congo, Thor’s spinning Hammer Fylfot (also called Swastika), and Ptah’s Hammer (the Djed, Ankh, and Waas).
Similar to the “Dwin – water spirits,” the Mande, Bamana, and Dogon Blacksmiths of Mali tell stories of water Spirits called the Nommo who are Blacksmiths of a Metal from the star Sirius called SAGALA. The Mande Blacksmiths control a force called Nyama, which is synonymous with Nyame of the Akan people. An important Blacksmith ancestor in Akan culture is Nana Adade Kofi. The Mande Blacksmiths of Mali form Castes called Nummu which is phonetically similar to the Nommo water spirits spoken of by the Dogon Blacksmiths. One of the Nommo the Dogon Blacksmiths speak of is named OGO, who is synonymous with the Orisha Blacksmith OGUN in Nigeria. The Blacksmith culture in Nigeria has existed since 1000 BC with the NOK culture. The Blacksmith Orisha Ogun is called GU in the Dahomey culture of Benin. The Blacksmith Ogun, OGO, or GU is said to be married to the warrior Orisha OYA. The 19th century Kingdom of Dahomey (present day Benin) who were practitioners of the system of Vodun which ackknowledged Oya, developed an all-female military regiment who were an embodiment of the warrior Orisha OYA. This group of African Warrior Women had various names including N’Nonmiton or Mino (meaning “our mothers”), Ahosi (meaning King’s wives), and Gbeto (meaning “Elephant Hunters”). European narratives referred to these women soldiers as Amazons. This “warrior Queen” characteristic found amongst the women of the Dahomey Kingdom was also found amongst the Kandakes, or Candaces, who ruled the Nubian Iron smelting city of Meroe (800 BC – 350 CE).
The Role of the Blacksmith has been central and integral to African Culture, Society, Spirituality, and Technology throught the ages, and the Leopard, Panther, or Feline has been one of the Symbols associated with African Blacksmiths since Ancient times.
Article by African Creation Energy