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Fish symbol          ----             (  "Mee" Symbol     )

       This symbol means “month” in Tamil language. (Omniglot.com) (see-under-- "Other Symbols") But it is not a regular alphabet and is a specialized religious way of writing in wedding cards or other religious documents. This symbol is being used to depict “Month”. It looks like that in Indus period also the same "mee" symbol was used to depict a month. It should be noted here that the month symbol "mee" is the extended form of "Me". “Maatham” means “month” in Tamil, logically the symbol for month should be simply "maa" instead of that people are still writing ‘mee’. This could be the effect of ‘Meen’ (Fish) symbol of Indus people. Even now this letter is in usage, it is a specialized form of alphabet. It looks like that origin of "Mee"symbol of Tamil is similar to the “fish ” symbol of Indus civilization. The surprising fact is that this word "Mee" is still in usage in Tamil Nadu. This shows that there is a possibility that there is a relationship between ancient Dravidian languages and Indus language as being claimed by Tamil scholars for long time.

See the evidence for "Month and date theory" in Tamil language--

This below given scan shows the end paragraph of Author's note in a Tamil book.
See the letters indicated by red arrow marks ---
These are symbols for "Mee- and-vuu, which indicates "month and day" respectively.
The translation of Tamil numbering states that " Krodhi year, Phalguni month, 21st day ".
This kind of numbering through alphabets are still being used by Tamil people.

Mee-vuu-Evidence



The second example for "Me" sound
                        Many a times the water bearer symbol-  is being used as terminal sign. Then it should have either "U" sound or "Mee" sound. It is likely that this symbol could have indicated the God Mithra --- friend to the under world journey -- god accompanying the dead. This sound is not exactly "Mee" but "Me" (Short form). This point should be further verified. (or) there is a possibility that it is the symbol of "Uranus" earliest sky god , then it will fit to the phonetic sound  of "U" (Vu).

               Lori Tompkins says that the Aquarius constellation represented " Mithra"(IE god) the friendly god during later day Persian times. Note that even after the change in ruling class the friendliness of Aquarius constellation is not forgotten or discontinued.



The Sumerian explanation for "Mee" symbol:
                       
                     In his book Kriwaczek (page no--30&31) states that god "Enki" was the custodian of the "Me" perhaps pronounced as something like "Meh", an untranslatable Sumerian expression, which the great Assyriologist Samuel Noah Krammer explained as the 'fundamental, unreadable, comprehensive assortment of powers and duties and norms and standards, rules and regulations, relating to civilized life."Meh" includes matters of governance such as: high priesthood, divinity, the noble enduring crown, the throne of kingship, exalted sceptre, the staff, the holy measuring rod and line, the high throne. There are matters relating to war like weapons, heroism,the destruction of cities victory and peace.

                      All this kind of ideas can be seen in Hindu religion also, Lord Vishnu is associated with these kind of powers, every item associated with day to day activity is associated with some power.For example his weapon "mace" has some magical power, similarly his "Conch shell" also has some specific power which is not available to ordinary shells. My experience with study of mythology indicates all these powers and stories finally leads to planetary movements and star constellations, finally resulting in defining a calendar and determination of seasons. which finally helps the farmers in determining ploughing time and sowing seasons resulting in better harvest.

                      The seasons also would have determined the period of conflicts and war . Most probably the Amorite desert tribes might have invaded at harvest seasons and the Sumerian kings would have anticipated such moves and would have been ready to defend their farmers. (or) After harvest , all the farmers will be free without any kind of work and that was the time for settling old scores by invading neighboring territory and plundering their harvest.

                         All these specific powers attributed to various items like sceptre, staff (crook) measuring rod and throne may finally be indicating various constellation symbols. The "throne" mentioned in the list may be indicating the "the lion constellation". The crook is another example which is the sign of power of many gods and kings, but in my opinion this crook indicates the Draco constellation and therein lies the North pole star. All these symbols finally indicate specific months, which the Chaldean and Babylonian astronomers kept as a great secret (professional secret) and only mentioned in coded messages or in similes, that has resulted in difficulties for later day Assyrian linguist.

                      My final conclusion on this issue is that the "Meh" being mentioned by Assiriologist is nothing but the "Mee" determined by me in my book. "Mee" means month in Tamil language and its origin could be seen in Sumeria. (Follow the link under the heading "Fish Symbol" for more information).

Inanna and Enki:

                    The encounter between Inanna and Enki (Ref:page number 34 &35) on the issue of "Mee" and stealing away of "Mee" from Enki shows the ascendancy of Inanna priests over the Enki priests and their power over calendars and in determining various dates of religious festivals.

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