The Iberiu: Page 440 A BOOK OF THE BEGINNINGS, Gerald H. Massey
"This word kherp is the most probable original of the name of Europe, answering to the first quarter named in the north. This important root will be elaborately treated in the 'Typology of Naming.' Meantime it may be reiterated that kherp means first in form or any other condition of being. The kherp is the king as first person; the prow of the vessel as forepart; the paddle as primary means of propelling. It is the first castle as Corfe, the first shire as Shrop, and will equally apply to Europe as the north land discovered by the Cymry or Khafitic race.
Kherp meant to paddle and steer, at a time when both were one, and Europe, the isles of the Gevi, were the first lands steered for, therefore the kherp, whence Europe. This also is the most probable origin of Albion. Aristotle mentions the islands of Albion and Iėrne four hundred years before Julius Caesar is supposed to have named the land in Latin. 'Beyond the Pillars of Hercules is the ocean that flows round the earth. In it are two very large islands called [p.440] Britannia; these are Albion and Iėrne.' The name is not derived from Albus (Lat.), the white. The ancient inhabitants are called Albionės. Uni is the Egyptian name for inhabitants. The kherpi¬uni (Albioni) would be the first people of the isle, as the kherp. Such a derivation may be followed farther north to the land of the Lap (kherp), the first who prowled or paddled to that region.
The various names of Ireland, Eiri, Er Eriu, Heriu, Ieriu, Iveriu, Iberiu, Greek Ierna, Ptolemy's Iouerna, Mela's Iuverna, and the still earlier Hibernia, all point to a typical name corresponding to the form Iberia, and ib, iv, and hib all meet to unify at last in kheb or khef, a name of the genetrix. This name, first applied to the north by the Sabeans to denote the hinder-part of the heavens, the cave of production, when the Dog-star determined the south to be the front, was extended to the west, the Ament in the solar reckoning, and the kheb, or Sabean north, became the solar west. Hence there is a goddess Kheft, who is lady of the country, or heaven, the lady of the west, the place of going down of the sun and hinder-part to the east, the front, reckoning by sunrise. Now the persistence of the 'iu' in the variants Eriu, Ieriu, Heriu, Iveriu, and Iberiu (the n in Erin and Hibernia, is later) leads me to think it may be the Egyptian 'iu,' which is dual and duplicates. Thus kheb-er-iu would be the twin, secondary or duplicated division (er) of the kheb quarter, in short, the western kheb, and secondary to the north in accordance with the solar reckoning. Kheb-er-iu read as Egyptian is the secondary kheb, which was the western the solar kheb, whereas the northern was stellar, and Ireland is still the typical 'Land of the West.'
With the restored readings (no primitive word begins with a vowel), Kherp-ion (Albion) and Kheb-eriu (Ireland) will also yield the first and second in another sense, and in the order of Albion and Iėrne, the final Great Britain and Ireland.
Romana was one of the native names of the island of Britain. Rumena in Egyptian signifies the extent of, extending as far as, the limit, or thus far. So read, Romana would be named as the farthest point of land. Thule is another name, which read as Egyptian corroborates that of Romana. Tur (Eg.) is the extremity, boundary, frontier, land's end, as in Ultima Thule, or the Dhur of the Butt of Lewis.
In the accounts preserved by the Triads one of the three names given to Britain is 'Glas Merddyn,' or the green spot defended by water; that is, the green island. Mer or meru (Eg.) is an isle. Mer and mer-t are names of the sea, the water-circle. Ten means to be cut off, divided, made separate; or mert is the water, and ten the seat, an early form of the tun. Mert-tun (Welsh dyn) yields the island as the sea-surrounded tun. [p.441] England, we are assured, is named from the Angles. But one begins, not without reason, to doubt everything currently taught concerning our past. To the people of Brittany this country was their Ancou-land; the land of souls, to which the spirits of the dead crossed over by night on the Ancou-car, as the souls of the Norse heroes passed to Britinia, the White Island of their mythology. Ankow in Cornish is death; but in Brittany the Carr-au-Ancou is the soul-car. The Egyptian word ankhiu is a name often used for the departed, and in the Inscription of Una the coffin is called the hen en ankhiu, or chest of the living.
In the German mythology and folklore England is a land of spirits, and when the revenant visits her mortal lover, nothing is more common than for her to hear the bells ringing, or the spirit-voices calling for her in England. But this could hardly be because some people called Angles once landed in the isle. Of course it is not the land we know, that is meant, but the name of England the island and England the spirit-land have a common origin. They are identical, because in Egyptian ankh is the word for life. Ankh-land was the land of life in mythology localized by name in England. And for the people on the mainland the white island beyond the waters was blended with the ankh-land that lay on the other side of the waters crossed by the souls in death.
England is thus treated as the land of life, or souls, and a similar thing occurs when Homer sends Ulysses to consult the dead in the north, the country of the Kimmeroi.
Khema is Egyptian for the dead, and rui, the isles. These were astronomical, and belonged to the underworld in the north, where the sun travelled in passing from the west to the east, and the Isles of the Cymry are located geographically in the same direction.
There is another cause for this confusion or interfusion. England, according to the Roman report, was looked upon from the continental side as the supreme fount of Druidic lore. If, as is more than probable, the Egyptians made this their earliest seat and permanent centre, if this was the island first lighted up, the beacon first kindled to shine, across the waters as an intellectual Pharos to the mainland in the dark night of the past, the fame of the geographical England would also help to blend it with the mythical ankh-land.
Moreover, there are reasons for thinking that this was literally the land of the dead (or spiritual living), used as such for the burial of those who belonged to the Druidical religion, and that to cross the waters for burial was a typical custom, a symbolical ceremony, whilst our island was the favourite funeral ground, an ark amid the waters, the ankh-land that was the ark-land.
Ankh-land is an Egyptian compound as ankh-ta, the name of a quarter in Memphis. Ankh-taui is the double land of life, or the land of death and new life. Between the two lay the water that was [p.442] crossed in death, and this passage was represented in the ferrying of the mummy over the River Nile. Britain and Brittany were the two halves of this water-divided land of life. And according to Egyptian ideas, the dead would be carried to the other side for the resting-place across the water. This would be the ankh-land to that, and Brittany to Britain. Thus we find the ankh-land there in Anjou and Angevin. The name of England as the typical land of life is illustrated by the mummers or guisers of Derbyshire, who perform a play of St. George. The opponent of the hero is Slasher, a type-name for the fighter. The equivalent of slash is found in sersh, an Egyptian name of a military standard. Slasher is slain, and it is the part of the king of England to restore the fallen Slasher to life again. The monarch explains that he is the king of England, the greatest man alive (ankh).
'When Hempe is spun, England's done,' says the ancient distich. Bacon interpreted this as a prophecy signifying that with the end of the reigns of Henry, Edward, Mary, Philip, and Elizabeth, whose initials form the word H.E.M.P.E., England would be merged in Great Britain. Such prophecies belong to the hieroglyphics. Hemp is synonymous with the hank as the hangman's noose. The noose is the ankh. The goddess Ank wears the hemp on her head; the ankh (hank), loop of twisted hemp or flax, was the sign of living; when this (as hemp) is spun out, the ankh-land is done. This seems to be an allusion to the living and to the land of life.
When Bede calls his countrymen the Angli, it does not seem probable he should mean that the people of the island were Angles because of three boat-loads of Norse pirates having landed in Thanet, who were followed by hordes of Jutes, Saxons, and Angles. The British people could not have become the Angli in that sense any more than they had become Romans. Procopius, in the sixth century, mentions the Angili of Brittia, opposite to the mouth of the Rhine. Had Britain then received its type-name from the continental Angles? The Ang-ili, Inch-ili, Eng-ili, were the islanders. Ankh is an ethnological or topographical name in the texts as 'Ankh, native of a district.' That district would therefore be ankh-land. The dead of Memphis rested in ankh-ta, the land of life. The eternal region was represented by an island, the Island of Tattu amid the waters of the Nile. Ankh-ta is ankh-land, and as an island or inch-land that was England in Egypt. Lastly, England has been the ankh-land ever since it was named Inis-Prydhain by the Cymry. Inis and Inch (as in Inchkeith) are identical with ing, eng, or ankh, and the island is the ankh-land, the inch-land, ynis-land, or England, because it was the island and the land of the ings, which name was afterwards turned into Angleland.
It has been suggested that the Euskarian or Iberic etan, as in [p.443] Maur-etan-ia, Lus-etan-ia, Ed-etan-that, Cos-etan-that, LaC-etani, Carp-etani, Or-etani, Turd-etani, and many others, is contained in the name of Britain. The present writer sees in the etan a form of the tun, as circle or enclosure. Aten or uten (Eg.) means to form the circle, and huten is the circle. The exact equivalent of Etan is utan (Eg.), later etan, the name of a consecration, sacrifice, offering, and libation. These were made in the tun, as the seat and circle of the dead. Uti (Eg.) is the name of the coffin and embalmment. Hudun in Arabic is burying; and as all the chief type-names for the dwelling-place are derived from the place of sepulchre, the Etan is not likely to be an exception.
The ancient Britons also called the country Inis-Prydhain, the Isle of Prydhain. Nennius derives the name of Britain from Brute, whom we identify with Pryd or Prydhain, the youthful sun-god of the Britons. But it appears certain that Britain was inhabited by the men of the River-drift type in the Palaeolithic, if not the Pleistocene age, before Britain was broken off from the mainland to become an island, and it happens that an English word Brittene means to divide, to break off, divide into fragments.
In Egyptian pri or prt signifies the thing or act in process, visibly appearing, bearing off, and running away; tna is to divide, separate in two halves. At one time the waterway was a mere frith, and prit, part, or brit is equivalent to Frith; ten, as in tine and tint for one-half bushel, is the Egyptian tena, to be made separate or twain. As we have seen, this principle of naming the land visibly divided and made separate was applied to the Isle of Thanet; and the Brittany on one side of the Channel and Britain on the other are geologically known to have been divided in two; the names are there in accordance with the fact as if to register it, and prove that they had been one, whilst Brittene in English and Prit-tena in Egyptian agree in showing they were named as the land that was known to be, was manifestly, even visibly broken and separated in twain.
Britain and Brittany, then, we take to have been named as the broken and divided land; as the visibly-divided land, or as the land in the process of visibly dividing, separating, and becoming two.
So in a thousand ways and things, myths, rites, customs, folklore, superstitions, words, names of places, and persons, dead Egypt, so called, is yet living in Britain, and has but undergone her own typical transformation which the rest of the world considers to be death."
Go West Young Man! So was Prydhain and Ierne (Britain+Ireland) colonized, cultivated or inhabited during the era/age of the Prenile 700kya; "the largest and most vigorous of the Nile precursors," the Protonile, 1.5mya, or the Paleonile 4-1.8mya? When did Bal kherp his way across the river?
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