Ogam translation of Indus Valley seal
Dir. Prof. Catherine Acholonu-Olumba
It may or may not have occured to anyone who has viewed this very famous Indus seal that what the Yogi is wearing on his arms, chest and head are Ogam inscriptions. Ogam inscriptions are derived from straight lines grouped in such a way as to make meanings in the form of letters. We know from Sumerian records that the concentric Vs or chevrons connote the symbol of the goddess of writing whom the Sumerians call Nisaba and the Egyptians Sheshat. She is also the mistress of the architecture of the pyramids. The chevron is the symbol of the step-pyramid. Among the Igbo people if Nigeria straight lines are symbols borne as facial scarification by Ozo mystics/initiates culkt of the god-man, and by the Eze Nri - the priest-kings of the god Eri who has been matched with Thoth in our work. Nisaba is the consort of Thoth. Her link with the Igbo chevron (or rather the Igbo link with her chevron symbol is yet another piece of evidence that Thoth was linked with the Igbo, and that either he or Sheshat whose name is known among the people of Ikom in Cross River, Nigeria as a goddess who gave writing to the ancient villagers, gave the chevron to the Igbo. This symbol is also the identification mark of Yoruba god Obatala who is the equivalent of Osiris and is regarded in Yoruba mythology as the leader of the Igbo tribe. Many Egyptians root words including names of their gods have been found to be cognates of Igbo words, while the deep-seated concepts that mark the Djedi mystery cult have mostly been traced to Igbo mysticism and language.