In terms, fire drill (LH:2) is a semi-modern name of the fire-making device of taking a pointed wooden stick, inserted into a second wooden hole, with easily flammable material, e.g. dry grass, in contact, and rotating it at high-speed, with an attached rope (or human hands), like a modern “drill”, so to heat up the tip enough ignite the flammable material.
Ptah’s fire drill
In 2800BC, Egyptians, in the city of Memphis, attributed the invention of the fire drill to the god Ptah. Moreover, they depicted Ptah in the shape of a fire drill, and believed that the sun was ignited each morning by Ptah and his fire drill; also that Ptah created the first humans, but putting his divine solar flame into human clay figurines, bring them to “life”.
The following are related quotes:
- “Ptah is depicted as the one-legged fire drill.”
- — James Hewitt (1910), History and Chronology of Myth-Making Age (pg. 151)