Re: Hittite symbols at Yazilikaya pt. 2
- The wikimedia picture is beautiful but it looks quite "cleaned up". It appears that someone drew scepters or wands extending down from the 'deus' symbol. (Deus - an oval oriented right to left length-wise, with a line or two lines dividing it in the middle.)
The 'Deus' sign resembles a mask. Whether owl-like or Zorro-like, etc. is up to the observer.
The symbols under 'Deus' are the deity names in symbols and/or hieroglyphic Luwian.
Demetria Nanos, Chicago
--- In ANEfirstname.lastname@example.org, "a_weber@..." <a_weber@...> wrote:
> Dear ANE-2 members,
> I got a question concerning the following images of the Hittite Rock Sanctuary
> of Yazilikaya:
> What is the specific meaning of the symbols over the left hand of the storm-
> god Teshub and right hand of the sun-goddess Hebat (and behind her head)?
> What is the generic meaning of the "stick" with the circle means, which is
> part of all those three symbols?
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Dipl.-Kfm. Alessandro Weber
> Im Dau 12
> 50678 Cologne