In letters, phi (LH:14), in Greek: φι (NE:510), symbol Φ (upper case) or φ (lower case), pronounced: "ph" or the letter: F (or f), English, secret name: Ptah (NE:510), symbolic of divine solar fire, namely flame via fire drill, and birth, is the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet, having a number value: "500".
510 | Secret name
The secret name of phi (NE:510) is Ptah (NE:510), the Egyptian god of black smithing and possessor of the divine solar "fire drill", with which he used to give life to clay humans, as later told, in recension form, in the myth of Prometheus and Hephaestus. As Ptah, was also the maker of "golden egg", out of which the sun was born, presumably the bennu (or Phoenix) was what hatched out of this golden egg, the original version of the myth, would likely have had the "fire drill" lighting "sun" or sun egg, or something along these lines?
The following are modern φ-based (phi-based) words and terms, etymologically derived from the Egyptian-to-Greek Ptah solar fire drill, blacksmith, golden egg, phoenix mythology:
|Science terms||Human terms|
|fire (φωτιά)||Force (φιλία)||photo||iron (ferro-)||Philo- (Φίλο-) "loving"||Phallus||Feel (αφή)||Phren (φρήν)|
|flame (φλόγα)||Friction||photon||ferromagnetic||Philein (Φιλίν) "to love"||Fellatio||Feeling||Schizo-phrenia|
|Phoenix (Φοίνιξ)||Affinity||phosphorus||forging (smithing)||philosophy||Fuck||Friend||Phrenology|
We note that in the original Egyptian human model (2500BC), this fire or mind was considered to be located in the chest or heart region of the body, wherein the brain was thought as "stuffing" of sorts, being discarded during the mummification process.
In 500BC, when the Greeks were reforming this model, it could have been possible, by this time, that the location of the "mind" had been switched to the brain, such as some have conjectured to be found in the publications of Hippocrates (410BC).
In 1200BC, Greeks, in deriving their Greek alphabet, divided: heat, light, fire, flame, and energy themed terms into three alphabet types: Phi (Φ), i.e. flame-related, light-related, e.g. a candle to see at night, etc., Theta (Θ), i.e. sun-related, and E (ε), i.e. energy or work related, terms. Each of these, categorical terms, Phi (Φ), Theta (Θ), E (ε), are backed by different mythos: Ptah, Ra (and Ennead), and sun as 2nd (of seven) wandering stars, respectively.
- Liddell, Henry; Scott, Robert. (1882). An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon (pg. 863). Publisher.
- Phren – Wikipedia.
- Note: Thims deciphered the Ptah = fire drill = Phi (Φ) etymology, first per the "510" secret name cypher; then was led to the "philosophy" Ptah etymology, when he went to hyper link "Phi", presuming he might had already written an article on this, similar to several other Greek alphabet letters, but the wiki VisualEditor software returned the suggestion "philosopher", this being the only phi-root based article Thims (18 Apr 2021) had started so far, hence the newly decoded etymology.
- Walshe, Thomas. (2016). Neurological Concepts: in Ancient Greek Medicine. Oxford.
- Phi – Hmolpedia 2020.