Alphabet Y  ©
The capital (majuscule) letter Y represents the afterlife in heaven.
The majuscule letter Y is a picture of Heru, the Hawk God, in high soaring flight.
NOTE: All of the great religions began with an enlightened individual who had a simple message. They all evolved over time into complex systems of rules, rituals, and dogmas. It is well to bear in mind that the Pagan religion began with a single individual and a simple message. It evolved and changed over many centuries in many cultures.
After his resurrection, Assur became the king of heaven, king of hell, and judge of the dead. In the final judgment, Assur could utter a person's name into the afterlife. Humans were not at the top of the evolutionary scale in the Pagan scheme of evolution. Birds were at the top, reptiles were at the bottom, and humans were somewhere in the middle, working their way up the scale through reincarnation. To be reincarnated as a bird was desirable. To be reincarnated as a hawk was most desirable. To be reincarnated as a Golden Hawk was the highest possible reward in the afterlife. Heru, the Hawk God, represents the highest stage of life. That was heaven in the afterlife.
The minuscule letter y is a picture of a bird in flight, probably a hawk.
The sound of letter y is derived from the shrieking eye, eye, eye sound of a hawk. The word eye is probably derived from the shrieking eye sound of a hawk.
Birds played an important part in Egyptian religion, culture, and agriculture. Wisdom was the main virtue of the Pagan religion. The ancestors were deified because they were wise. Eyes, and animals with powerful eyesight were wisdom symbols in Pagan religion. Hawks, buzzards, owls, and any of the high soaring birds with the most powerful eyesight were the most highly revered birds.
Other birds were also important symbols on Egyptian culture. A long tailed bird is a symbol for "good" in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Long tailed birds are aerial acrobats who catch insects on the fly. They helped protect the Egyptian's crops from insects. A short tailed bird is a symbol for "bad" in hieroglyphics. Short tailed birds are typically seed eaters who were a threat to the Egyptian's crops.
The Egyptians' reverence for birds led them into a theological quandary. In their beliefs, it was good luck to be reincarnated as a bird. However, chickens are birds, and the Egyptians ate millions of eggs and chickens for food. To be reincarnated as a bird was good luck, but to be reincarnated as a chicken was bad luck. In Egyptian hieroglyphics, a baby chick is a symbol for bad luck.
Resurrect Isis. Her resurrection doesn't promise heaven on earth. However, a proper reverence for motherhood, for EarthMother's family, and for Mother Earth, our home, could result in a better life for human beings and all of the other living things on this planet.
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