Owls As Motion Power Agents

Knowth Kerbstone 5 which has a spiral representing a deity flanked by symbols representing owls
Knowth Kerbstone 5 which has a spiral representing a deity flanked by symbols representing owls to give it motion power. The origination of this owl symbol is shown below. 

Owls as Motion Power Agents

(July 4, 2022) Close ot Newgrange in Ireland is Knowth. Its main mound was built around 3000 BCE, probably after the construction of Newgrange and before the construction of Dowth. The great mound at Knowth is similar in size to Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller satellite mounds. The great mound has two passages with entrances on opposite sides, the western passage is 34 metres long and the eastern passage is 40 metre long, ending with a cruciform chamber.

Irish Barn Owl

Irish Barn Owl

Its white color would have associated it with the full moon which was the source for all motion powers.
Notice that is muscular legs forms a groove which is replicated in the Neolithic owl art.
Knowth Owl

Knowth Owl

Owls are the editors of the motion power influences from the astrological night sky. They are associated with the night because that is when they are most active. Passage mounds represented caves and the dark under-dome where dead spirits were thought to reside.
Photo from World Heritage Irelandhttps://www.worldheritageireland.ie/bru-na-boinne/built-heritage/knowth/
Knowth Owl Guarding Tomb Passage

Knowth Owl Guarding Tomb Passage

Minoan workshop tag found in quarter M3. Sign assignments by Olmsted (Image from foldout 3 of Goldart and Poursat 1978)


Godart, L. and Poursat, J-C (1978) Malia. Le Quartier Mu 1. Introduction générale par J.-Cl. Poursat. Écriture hiéroglyphique crétoise par L. Godart et J.-P. Olivier. Études crétoises, 23, 1978 - 2021 École Française d'Athènes. Online at: https://cefael.efa.gr/detail.php?site_id=1&actionID=page&serie_id=EtCret&volume_number=23&ce=oatbaqmb7gsvpv7saktgh9sd9dd7b3sr&sp=230

Minoan Malia Shipping Tag 319 for Items Aiding the Magic Crafters - 1700 BCE

(August 13, 2022) These are read point to flat. Being a double sided tag the items it mentions must be opposites in some way.

Tag 319A Translation into Akkadian (Minoan Text 1.4.3)

  1. pu aku

Into English

  1. For opening with emotion-owls

Emotion owls are the magic crafter familiars. "Opening" is referring to the enabling of Asher and Yahu to manifest life forms on earth. Fertility fluids must be unblocked in order to trigger their powers. So this side of the tag is for magical items which amplify the fertility fluid motions (activity) already being affected by the magic crafters.


Tag 319B Translation into Akkadian (Minoan Text 1.4.4)

  1. ṣu ya tu

Into English

  1. For activity not being affected magic crafters

 This side of the tag is for items which aid magic crafters in gaining some sort of influence over the flow rate of the fertility fluids.

(Med Text 34.1) This is probably the earliest Athenian owl coin in existence because it shows the original Alphabetic Akkadian writing direction of left to right. Photo originally from: Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XX, Lot 104. www.romanumismatics.com
(Med Text 34.2) A rare and early Athenian owl coin type actually has the letter teth (Greek theta) between the A and E instead of an ayin indicating people knew the difference between the letters. So this actually spells Athe meaning "Those Thu powers" after the patron motion power god of Athens, Thu. This type of owl coins was probably only used locally while the more spiritual coin was used internationally. Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.16 grams). Picture online at: https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=6823&lot=106
(Med Text 34.1) A slightly later version of the  coin. Photo originally from: Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XX, Lot 104. www.romanumismatics.com
Athenian coins
owl at the Acropolis museum in Athens
Photo shows a stone sculpture of an Athenian owl at the Acropolis museum in Athens (Olmsted photo 2019)

Archaic Era Athenian Owl Silver Tetradrachms (512-490 BCE

(July 11, 2023) Greek culture resulted from a mixing of Neolithic farmer Druid culture and the culture of the Indo-European invaders. The Greek culture's attempted reconciliation of those two sources combined with trade wealth gave Greek culture its dynamism. Notice the olive branch behind the owl which was the source of Athens' prosperity prior to its silver mine. At this time the owl would have represented the chaotic aspect in the motion powers while the deity Thu represented the orderly aspect. Motion powers were manifested as the winds so they were honored by sailors and commercial traders.

Athena as:  AṬNA  means "Motion-Powers" (plural). The central letter of the top coin (as most later coins) is not a teth (theta) but is instead the Akkadian letter ayin which is a glottal stop sound not used in Indo-European. 

Translation in Akkadian of Ayin Containing Text (Med Text 34.1)

(Read right to left or left to right. Capital letters on coin. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels. Verb is italic bold)
  1. A'E (Med 34.1)

In English. 

  1.  Motion-Power

(Dual use letters are E/H, I/Y, U/W, and '/A in which vowel appears at beginning of words except for Yahu which is keeping its traditional Hebrew transliteration)

Translation in Akkadian Of A Rare Theta Containing Text (Med Text 34.2)

(Read left to right. Capital letters on coin. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels. Verb is italic bold)
  1. A  ṬE (Med 34.2)

In English. 

  1.  This is a Thu-Power

(Dual use letters are E/H, I/Y, U/W, and '/A in which vowel appears at beginning of words except for Yahu which is keeping its traditional Hebrew transliteration)

Replacing the letter ayin with theta as shown in the next lower coin changes the translation to the phrase "Those Thu Powers."  The hermaphrodite deity Thu was the connective motion power of the Ancient Pagan Paradigm. Yet this change of translation does not change the underlying meaning. Both translations emphasize honoring the motion powers. 

The letter he (E/H) found on the end of both texts is an Akkadian grammatical ending on deity or spirit indicating it represents a power and not a persona.

A good introducltion to the Athenian owl coins. Just look past their lack of linguistic expertise and resultant lack of knowledge of the ancient world.

Linear A text reads left to right. Sign assignments by Olmsted. Minoan Malia Tablet HT 21 (Text Page 38 of Godart, L., and Olivier, J-P (1970). https://cefael.efa.gr/detail.php?site_id=1&actionID=page&serie_id=EtCret&volume_number=21&issue_number=1&ce=cdgbj3h4otm6j6qpia2490ld6elpsapb&sp=74

Ritual Supplies for Working with Copper, Fighting Jealousy, and Bringing Water - Malia Tablet HT 21 (Minoan Text 14)

(July 26, 2022) Copper and bronze seem to have caused jealousy among those who did not have them. The text reads:

  1. For the life-powers for working with copper, 4. Correspondences
  2. for envy, 61. For the energizers (owls) 11.
  3. For the energizers, 4 water-bringers. For the thread-powers (eagle-vultures), 7 water-bringers.
  4. Not 1 is lacking.

In Akkadian

  1. Du baṭȗ 4 ši
  2. Qi’u 61 ga 10
  3. 1 Ga 3 dalû. Qi 7 dalû. (vertical GL means letters go together)
  4. Ya 1 lu

Line 1 is significance because it indicates that the smelting copper was thought to be equivalent to the creation of life forms. First an invisible image had to be opened by Asher and then filled with amorphous matter, that is, manifested by Yahu.

Line 2  and the end of line 1 lists correspondence items for use in emotion magic, specifically items for fighting  envy and energizing the fertility fluids in the life network for triggering the creation of life. The mechanism for this energizing are owls. Correspondences are items which help trigger certain emotions and thought flows. This suggests these magic crafters were concerned about a spiritual network even though the word "logos" had not yet been invented for the Greek language.

Line 3 lists ritual items meant to help bring the rains for both the owls of the motion class of powers and the eagle-vultures of the life class. Eagle-vultures are the mechanism which trims unwanted links from the life network.

The Gezer tablet (mistakenly called the Gezer Calendar) is now on display at the Istanbul Archaeological Museum.  It was found in September 1908 during the first archaeological dig at Gezer by R.A.S. Macalister who could not give it any archaeological date. It is read from right to left. The red letter assignments were added by Olmsted. Photo by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin via Wikimedia Commons at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Gezer_Calendar_tablet,_early_iron_age,_10th_century_BCE,_Museum_of_Archaeology,_Istanbul,_Turkey.jpg

Gezer Tablet's  Students Talk-About Astrological Powers and Owls (840 BCE)

(May 14, 2023) Put some Israelites and Philistines together in a room discussing the cause of a drought and this is the result. Slightly different line by line letter styles indicates many lines were written by different people. The themes of these lines can be classified as either Israelite or Phoenician.  Phoenician texts are always supportive of magical motion powers and so blame droughts on the life powers. This is in contrast to the Israelites who were anti-magic and instead always supportive of the life powers. The middle of the road position was that of the Aegeans/Philistines who supported both but were against mixing them inappropriately.

Translation in Akkadian (Levant Text 2)

(read right to left. Capital letters on stone. Samll letters are inferred Inner vowels. Verbs are italic bold)
  1. IRu ḪaNu ASu Pu. IRu aWȗ
  2. Re'u Gi IRu. Ḫu KaLu Qu Ṣu. 
  3. IRu Ḫ’u Ša. Du Lu NaTu. 
  4. IRu ḪaQu Ša. Ru IṢu Pu. 
  5. IRu ḪaQu Ša. Ru U Tu Gi Mu. 
  6. IRu ḪaWȗ Zu MuRu. 
  7. IRu ḪaQu Ša

In English

  1. (Israelite Person 1) Astrological-powers are intimidating the Healer's (sun god Hu) openings. Astrological-power's are howling.
  2. (Israelite Person 1) The shepherds (magic crafters) are energizing the astrological-powers. Hu is restraining the thread's activity.
  3. (Aegean/Philistine Person 2) Astrological-powers are similar to astrological-owls. Life-manifestations are lacking motion-revelations.
  4. (Aegean/Philistine Person 3) Astrological-powers are similar to a mixture. Eagle-Vultures are making scarce the Openings.
  5. (Aegean/Philistine Person 4) Astrological-powers are similar to a mixture. Eagle-Vultures and magic are energizing the fertility-fluids
  6. (Israelite Person 5) Astrological-power's are howling for the emanation of the rainstorms.
  7. (Aegean Person 6) Astrological-powers are similar to a mixture.