Handbags or purses were depicted numerous times in ancient history.
This isn’t about a UFOs in ancient history but it is related by connection of the Anunnaki.
I’m sure a lot of you have seen numerous images of the ancient divine deities and other beings carrying peculiar ‘handbags’ also known as ‘purses’ in their hands and have wondered what they were. Why were there so many identical or very similar bags or purses in various historical epochs on different continents?
Unfortunately, neither legends nor myths contain specific information about them.
I’ve pondered on and off for years over these mysterious bags. I’ve read other people’s theories of what they could have been; a basket for carrying water, fruit, gold, etc., but those ideas are impossible. It’s impossible because these so called bags are made of solid stone. They cannot carry anything.
I finally came upon an article that makes the most sense to me and thought I’d share the information. For sure, it’s a clear impression that the ancients were far from being only savage hunters and gatherers as mainstream historians impose on us. The ancients obviously had totally different priorities in their life, which enabled them to see a completely different picture of the world.
Anyways, author and historian, Sviatoslav Sergeyev drew a parallel between the symbolism of such ‘handbags’ and the times when Primordial Knowledge was brought into the world. A graphic example is the Vulture Stone in Göbekli Tepe. In the world of archaeology there are such artifacts as ‘handbags’ not attached to any figure/being/deity or other item.
So, what did Gods carry in their ‘handbags’? They carried spiritual knowledge. I ‘think’ the handbags, aka purses are the individuals temple which they believed carried knowledge. Kind of like how some Christians wear a cross, believing it carries faith.
Here’s some references to important quotes regarding the bags:
We might interpret the Göbekli Tepe site as having also served as an instructional sanctuary, where (if we believe the statements of later cultures) civilizing skills might have been intentionally introduced to humanity. We find this same outlook expressed in myths that survive in some cultures. For example, among the Maori of New Zealand, one mythic storyline tells of how a deified ancestor named Tane ascended to a place where the gods lived and returned with three baskets filled with knowledge. Within the context of this type of myth, the notion of a basket comes to be associated symbolically with instructed knowledge.
An Egyptian term for ‘basket’ hetep is a homonym for other features we also find at Göbekli Tepe. It can refer to ‘a place of peace or propitiation’, ‘the shrine of a god’, to a ‘slab of stone’ (written with a glyph shaped like the Göbekli Tepe pillars), and to a ‘graving tool, stylus, chisel’. The term is formed from the same phonetic root het/get/chet that can imply the concept of a temple or sanctuary in various ancient languages.
Both the shape and temple/shrine symbolism of the handbag images is also reflected in later cultures such as ancient Egypt. In his book Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization, Barry Kemp of the University of Cambridge in England discusses the attributes of a type of pre-dynastic portable shrine called a ‘seh’ that, in his view, became the prototype for temple architecture and symbolism in dynastic Egypt. He characterizes the seh as an early ‘tent’ shrine, built from poles and cloth or animal skins. The lower part of the shrine was squared, much like a modern dining room cabinet, while the poles of the upper part were bent into the shape of a domed arch, creating a covered shelf. The overall shape is a match for the Göbekli Tepe figures, and presents a good physical and conceptual correlate to the handbag symbols. In his Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Sir E.A. Wallace Budge defines a phonetically-similar word sa as ‘a shrine or sanctuary in which a god or goddess was housed’.
When French anthropologist Marcel Griaule met with a Dogon priest named Ogotemmeli to discuss attributes of a Dogon shrine (a counterpart to a Buddhist stupa) that serves as the defining symbol of their cosmology, the blind teacher reached around the inside of his hut, searching with his hands until he found a woven basket to use as a physical prop to illustrate the symbolic attributes of the shrine…
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