reply to post by Rex282
Interesting theory. I do like the way you're outlining the Fibonacci sequence. I haven't seen that before. It's sparked a curiosity in my mind,
something like this:
Here is Fn0-Fn12
Fn0 = 0 = the Void.
This I completely agree with. In Sumerian mythology the principle force is Nammu, the Great Empty Sea. In Egyptian mythology it is Nun, the Watery
Abyss. In Celtic mythology before any beings come to be, there is just the Sea which divides the Earth from the Otherworld. As the Bible says, the
beginning was simply a Void.
Fn1 = 1 = the first force.
Fn 2 = 1 = the second force.
You attribute these to God the Father, and God the Son. I'm seeing something different. Here we have two independent forces, with the same value and
importance: a 1, and another 1. Male and Female: Mother and Father; Supreme God and Supreme Goddess. An and Anšar from Sumer; Nut and Geb from Egypt;
Tiamat and Apsu from Babylon; YHVH and Ašerah from the Hebrews, and so on.
Both forces are of equal value, but different.
Fn3 = 2 = states of being?
That which is alive, and that which has died, maybe? Dilmun (paradise) and Irkalla (the Underworld) from Sumerian mythology; Egypt (land of the
living) and the Fields of Osiris (land of the blessed dead) from Egyptian mythology; Shamayim
and Sheol in the Old Testament; Tartarus and the
Elysian Isle from Greeco Roman mythology; Earth and Tir na nÓg from the Celtic myths.
After the principle pair arrive, then comes the World, and the Realm of the Dead, which they separate, and which each, respectively takes command
over. In Sumerian mythology Enlil rules the living; Ereškigal the dead. In Greek mythology Amun-Rē rules the living, while the goddess Maāt
determines the fate of the dead. In Greco-Roman mythology Zeus rules over the living, while figures like Themis, Hecate, and Persephone determine the
dead (Hades was tricked
into the Underworld, remember, he's not its original ruler). The masculine force governs the living; the feminine
force governs the dead.
Fn4 = 3 = the Universal Triad.
Salt, Sulphur, Mercury. The element of temperance (salt), the element of destruction (sulphur), and mutable element between (mercury). The alchemist
believed that Creation, Balance, and Destruction were the forces of the Universe. Similar to Brahma (salt), Shiva (sulphur), and Krishna (mercury) in
Hindu mythology. It occurs elsewhere in mythology, where you have a triad of forces which create life, govern life, and end life, occupying the space
between Fn1 and Fn2, Birth and Death.
Fn5 = 5 = elements.
Fire, Water, Air, Earth, and Spirit/Soul. The classical elements which compose the living entities operating within the microcosm. Mythology is rife
with the "gift of fire" and the healing powers of water, with the necessity for earth which rejuvenates yearly to take care of man, and other such
motifs. After the establishment of forces which allow life to rise, decay, and die, the next necessary step will be to arm that life with the tools it
needs to evolve and prosper: fire for hunting, protection, and cooking; water for sustenance, cleanliness, and purification; air fro breath,
communication, and thoughts; earth for fertility, food, and support; and spirit for a connection to Nature, and the divine.
I didn't really look too much further, but, I know that in Egyptiain myth there is the Ogdoad, 8 forces which come together and help create something
or other, and Fn6 = 8. Fn7 = 13 could refer to various pantheons (like the Olympians) who tend to have 12 members, and then one extra who serves as
the progenitor of the whole host, and so on, and so forth.
My thoughts may not be quite clear, as I really just noticed the pattern as I typed this up. I decided to write this up while I was inspired though.
So, thank you for pointing out the Fibonacci!
~ Wandering Scribe