ORIGIN MYTHS / Article from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Quantum World

last update: Dec 2 '16

Origin Myths:
Cosmic Egg / Gnosticism / Christianity / Turul Bird

Human Egg Cell, Public DomainCOSMIC EGG
The world egg, cosmic egg or mundane egg,
is a mythological motif found in the creation myths of many cultures and civilizations.

Typically, the world egg is a beginning of some sort,
and the universe or some primordial being comes into existence by "hatching" from the egg, sometimes lain on the primordial waters of the Earth.

One of the earliest ideas of "egg-shaped cosmos" comes from some of the Sanskrit scriptures. The Sanskrit term for it is Brahmanda (ब्रह्माण्ड) which is derived from two words- 'Brahm' (ब्रह्म) means 'cosmos' or 'expanding' and 'anda' (अण्ड) means 'egg'.

In the Vedas
The Rig Veda (RV 10.121) uses a similar name for the source of the universe: Hiranyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भ) which literally means "golden fetus" or "golden womb".

Greek mythology
The Orphic Egg in the Ancient Greek Orphic tradition is the cosmic egg from which hatched the primordial hermaphroditic deity.

Egyptian mythology
In the original myth concerning the Ogdoad, the world arose from the waters as a mound of dirt, which was deified as Hathor. Ra was contained within an egg laid upon this mound by a celestial bird.

Phoenician mythology
A philosophical creation story traced to "the cosmogony of Taautus, whom Philo of Byblos explicitly identified with the Egyptian Thoth

—"the first who thought of the invention of letters, and began the writing of records"—

From this was produced Môt which the account says means 'mud'. 
(Authors note: 'mot' is also French, for "word".)

In a mixed confusion, the germs of life appear, and intelligent animals called Zophasemin (explained probably correctly as 'observers of heaven') formed together as an egg, perhaps.

Chinese mythology
In the myth of Pangu the universe began as an egg. 
A god named Pangu, born inside the egg, broke it into two halves: the upper half became the sky, while the lower half became the earth.

Finnish mythology
In the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, there is a myth of the world being created from the fragments of an egg laid by a diving duck on the knee of Ilmatar, goddess of the air:

One egg's lower half transformed
And became the earth below,
And its upper half transmuted
And became the sky above...

In modern Cosmology
Georges Lemaitre proposed in 1927 that the cosmos originated from what he called the primeval atom.

Traditionally, Sophia is a feminine figure,
analogous to the human soul but also simultaneously one of the feminine aspects of G-d.

She is occasionally referred to by the Hebrew equivalent of chokhmah
(Hebrew חכמה chokhmah) and as Prunikos (Προύνικος).

The Hebrew noun chokhmah (חכמה khok·mä),
also sometimes transliterated hokhmah, is the Hebrew word for "wisdom".

In the Nag Hammadi texts, Sophia is the lowest Aeon,
or human expression of the emanation of the light of God.

She is considered to have fallen from grace in some way (by a emission),
in so doing creating or helping to create the material world.

Almost all Gnostic systems taught that the universe began with an original,
unknowable God, referred to as the (ineffable) Parent or Bythos, or as the Monad.

From this initial unitary beginning,
the One spontaneously emanated further Aeons (Sophia, wisdom),
pairs of beings, in sequence.

Alienated from their heavenly home, 
souls have sunk down into this lower world without utterly losing the remembrance of their former state,
and filled with longing for their lost inheritance, these fallen souls are still striving upwards.

In this way the myth of the fall of Sophia can be regarded as having a typical significance.

- The Fall
Sophia can be seen as the rib of Adam. (Genesis)
I don't need to explain.

In the story of Christ, He is begotten by the father, born to a virgin.
The virgin has not known intercourse with Joseph, which is her husband.

By the Holy Spirit (Pneuma) it is announced that she will be with child.

Pneuma (πνεῦμα) is an ancient Greek word for "breath",
and in a religious context for "spirit" or "soul".

Pneuma in classical philosophy is distinguishable from psyche (ψυχή),
which originally meant "breath of life", but is regularly translated as "spirit" or most often "soul".

Pneuma, "air in motion, breath, wind,"
is equivalent to aer (ἀήρ, "air") as the element from which all else originated.

Anaximenes observes that "just as our soul (psyche), being air (aer),
holds us together, so do breath (pneuma) and air (aer) encompass the whole world."
In this usage, aer and pneuma are synonymous.

Sophia can be described as the wisdom of God, and, 
at times, as a pure virgin spirit which emanates from God.

Sophia can be seen as a parent of Christ.
There are other possible interpretations.


The Turul is a Hungarian mythological bird of prey,
mostly depicted as a hawk or falcon, a messenger of god.

SHE, the Turul, sits on top of the tree of life,
along with the other spirits of unborn children in the form of birds.

In a dream,
the Turul brings the priesthood first to the woman Emeshe and her son by causing her to be fertile.

"In the year of the Lord 819 Ügek, noble Lord of Scythia descending from the great house of Magog,
took in marriage the daughter of Eunedubelia of Dentumoger, Emesu (Emeshe)."

From her was then born her first son Álmos.

The boy obtained his name because of the unusual circumstances of his birth (as in a dream).

In modern Hungarian the name Álmos means sleepy/dreamer,
the ancient Ugrian form of the word dream, however, was ADOM, or ADAM.

In a second dream by the leader of the Hungarian tribes,
eagles attacked their horses and a Turul came and saved them.

The Turul is the symbol of the Hungarian Árpád dynasty kings.

The Árpád name can be found from ancient Egypt,
as the name of early dynasty kings "Erpat" of northern Mesopotamia,
in the Mede rulers Arpaxad and cities of Arpad, from ancient times.

According to the legend of origin of the Hungarian Árpád clan,
it was the divine intervention of god, through his messenger the Turul,
which founded their royal family.

The seven chiefs of the seven nations who to this day are called the Hetumoger (7 Magyars)
could no longer bear to live in their crowded and troubled lands and decided to leave their
ancestral homeland and go where there was bountiful land (in Hungary).

They organized and prepared for their long journey with great care and moved from the land of Scythia,
which many early Hungarians called Hetumagyar,
in memory of the original ancient Scythia on the borderlands of Persia.

The Scythians were a large group of Iranian Eurasian nomads who inhabited large areas
in the central Eurasian steppes from about the 9th century BC until about the 1st century BC.

Nomad - Monad
is an anagram.

Conclusion (?)

What was first, the chicken or the egg?

The unfertilized egg is seen as a shell, empty of life.

This is analogous to the state of the Cosmos, 
before the Big Bang.

In Gnosticism, before, 
it is fertilized by the scent of the father.

In the immaculate conception, it is fertilized by the Pneuma, the holy spirit, the breath of G-d.

A virgin human egg (ovum) is a most simple cell.

It contains a gamete cell (from Ancient Greek γαμετή "to marry")
that fuses with another cell during fertilization (conception) in organisms that sexually reproduce.

Quantum Tunneling or Teleportation?

How did I get here?
How did we get here?
Who are we?

Those are some of the eternal questions, 
Mankind has been asking itself since millenia.

Often the answer had been within our grasp, 
But ever so elusively disappeared just as soon.

Not this time. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sephirot (because of Sophia as Chokhmah)