There is knowledge in stories. Myths of different cultures were much more than a way to memorialize ancestors and learn life lessons. In fact they were keys to gnoisn aka noesis, a much greater level of knowledge. It is becoming clear, based on historical findings of ancient texts and understanding of symbology, that long before the Greeks claimed intellectual brilliance, men in ancient Khemet, also know as Egypt by the Greeks, understood the importance of numbers. It is from Khemet, that we get the words chemistry and alchemy and much more mything gnoisn!
“The Persian invasion, did not only provide the Greeks with ample research, but stimulated the creation of prose history in Ionia. Heretofore, the Greeks had little or no accurate knowledge of Egyptian culture: but their contact with Egypt resulted in the genesis of their enlightenment."(Ovid Fasti III 338; Herodotus Bk. II p. 113; Plutarch p. 380; Eratosthenes ap Strabo 801–802; Diogenes Bk. IX 49)
Several figures have been associated with mathematics in ancient times, but Horus, Sesheta and Thoth, are the triad associated with math in Khemet. Sesheta was known as the Goddess of knowledge and Thoth was thought to be her male counterpart and she was often depicted as his wife by the Egyptians. The child of this union was a god named Hornub, 'The Gold Horus'. The Egyptians believed that Seshat invented writing, while Thoth taught writing to mankind.
Horus was he who fought the forces of darkness (in the form of a boar - a pig) and won. In the course of the battle, however, one of his eyes was torn from his face. Thoth, restored it, and it became a symbol of wholeness, the uat, and came to represent the basis of all Egyptian mathematics as we know it - the unit fractions. Each part of the eye is a part of the whole. All the parts of eye, however, don't add up to the whole. This, some Egyptologists think, is the sign that the knowledge can never be total, and that one part of the knowledge is not possible to describe or measure.
"Mutiplicity is division NOT multiplication so 1 becomes 2, 2 becomes many and many becomes 1 again... "
There is nothing as perplexing in mathematics as the concept of creating something from nothing. The modern complex formula of how does 0=2 was solved by the ancient Egyptians in Zep Tepi " The first time" when they realized that Zero is the totality of all there is. This is how something comes from nothing. It is obtained through division of the whole into two equal but opposite natures which when broken into their smallest component atom (atum), became the many. From these many a multitude of possibilities comes forth that can be built into one whole unit or many individuals, but whether there is one or millions, they all dissolve into nun.
0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21, 34 commonly known as the Fibonacci Series was actually built into ancient Khemetic science in the creation story.
In the first time there was 0 (Nun) a deep void, from it came 1 (Atum) the aether light was all the life that was there is no second. He sneezed out 1 (Shu) an air breeze and spit out another (Tefnut) a moisture until creation was 2. but of life there was 3 (Atum, Shu, Tefnut) made the first trinity!. To this they added (Geb) earth and (Nut) starry lights and this made 5 neteru the elements of life. Nut dropped seeds onto Geb planting three family trees... The first three live births on the earth making a total of 8. ( One that was, Four created and three births) 1 of the 3 births (Horus) the sun became an aspect of Atum and the 2 became 1...but from the 3 births came another 4 as two sets of twins, Ausar / Auset and Set/ Nephtys came forth to dominate the earth and the heavens as neteru of the sun, the moon, the underworld, and the night....
The first initials of the great ennead "nine" Gods spells AST GNOISN "The seat of knowledge"
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