posted on Jul, 10 2017 @ 01:05 PM
Actually, the "axe" or "hatchet" was the first symbol worshiped by humans.
It represented the "will" of man.
To understand this symbolism, think of what the ax is used for. It chops down trees.
Now, there are two ways to live. One is in harmony with nature, and the other is according to your own will.
So, if you want to go from point A to point B, and the forest is blocking your path, you can either "walk around" the forest, keeping in harmony with
nature, or "ax" your way straight through the forest, cutting a path that is "more convenient" for you.
The animals walk around, while men "ax" their way through, making their own "road."
So, the ax represents the key distinguishing difference between the animals and humans, that ability to exert "will" on the natural environment, to
make it conform to your desires, rather than simply "cooperate" with the natural things as they exist, and move out of their way.
Beginning with that first symbol of the ax, as man's first tool that represented his will, mankind has gone on to develop many other tools to do the
same thing, to construct the environment he wants to live in, rather than accept the natural environment as he found it existing.
Hence cities have replaced forests.
All because of that initial tool, the ax, that made man conscious of what he could do.
That "ax" represents the "will" to change and re-mold the environment into your own design.
The "ax" was then worshiped as a "god".
It represents the "divine will", for as god fashioned the world, so with this tool man "re-fashions" it into his own will.
So, man reasoned, god must have had his own ax.
And thus, the ax became the first symbol for god.