Hi everyone this is my first post at ATS.
First off, I want to ask for a pardon for bringing back a necro-thread
I happened by this thread when I made the same connection as the OP
by complete chance. I was reading about ancient religions of Nimrod
when I happened past the Zoroastrian "Ahura Mazda" name. Instantly
remembering the logo for Mazda (which I always thought was an owl)
I immediatly realized that's not an owl. It's an eagle. Or a Zoroastrian "Farvahar"
Which according to wikipedia was heavily influenced by the sun disc
heiroglyph representing divine royalty and authority. Also, it goes back to
babylonian sun worship representing the worship of Nimrod's spirit after his death.
It is also said to represent a guardian "angel" and protection to the Zoroastrians and
the priests in Persia wore an eagle necklace for protection.
So I thought this was all pretty weird being that Mazda as I thought was a Japanese
corporation, untill I found out that Jujiro Matsuda's adopted son, Tsuneji Matsuda according also to wikipedia,
sold a 25% stake in Toyo Kogyo Corporation in 1984 to FORD changing it's name to "Mazda". Also if you look
at earlier versions of the logo you will see that the first logo accentuates the "Z" with a cross through it which
was kept in later versions (I'm assuming for the Z in zoroastrian?). The second version of the logo is an M shape
made of several lines that also looks like a bird. I think it was Ford Corporations input that trully created the
name Mazda (which conveniently sounds Japanese but really isn't) and created the logo which is an Eagle
flying into the sun possibly in honor of Nimrod (the rebel who defied G-d).
Well I more to look at with this, but I find symbols really interesting as well, could I be on the right track with
I have heard that many, many logos can be traced back to babylonian mystery religions as well, like Exxon for
example, and many others.