It has been a mystery that many have pondered over the years. Who invented the wheel and why? It is depicted in ancient hieroglyphs and imagery in rock art dating to the Neolithic. The Spirit, however, showed me a vision that prompted me to look further back in the records to find its precursor in the Stone Age. An image located at Tata, Hungary, dates to over 400,000 years ago and is a circle/cross symbol etched on a nummulite fossil.
As part of my research into the origin of language and religion the Spirit, with which I have a strong link following my reincarnation, sent me on a learning curve. Shown how ancient mysteries and secrets are preserved it is time to expose their meaning and how they now form a trap to bring the false gods to an end.
What was unknown by them as people changed from hunter-gatherers to sedentary life was the structure of the universe. They thought of the world as a flat surface because they never figured out the curvature of it. The end of the earth was the ocean which, in their minds, rose up in a circular shape above the earth.
They worked this out on the colours and the horizon which, to an untrained mind, showed the rise of the water as it blended the sky and ocean together. Add to these things the lack of language, which was basic at best, and the poor attitude towards record keeping.
To them everything was a circle. The earth was contained in a big circle. The universe above them is a circle. The sun, which they worshipped as their god, is a circle. Without anything to change their assessment of the planet no one dreamed that it too is a sphere.
As things developed due to sedimentation they used symbols and sounds associated with such to develop language as a vehicle of communication. Invention, borrowing, and things like clicks, claps, and knocks, were all part of the mix. Some languages still work with them, such as that of the !Kung people of the Kalahari Desert and the !Quichuan speakers of Mexico. (The symbol! stands for ‘click)
Possibly the first sounds related to the simple ones that could be formed easily with the mouth and required no voice box were mostly glides, stops, and vowels sounds. The latter fall into this category and [o], [a], [e], [i], and [u], figured in their speech. That is beside the fact that some languages developed complicated double vowels while others use only three or four.
Using the letter [o] as a starting point and that of [i] as its mate the combined sounds of ‘io’ and ‘oi’ means God in Maori and Judaism. ‘Io’ became ‘jo’ when the letter [j] was introduced and ‘joy’ or ‘joi’ means ‘ultimate happiness’.
With the combined circle/cross symbol known from hundreds if not thousands of years previously the wheel was a product of it. Depictions show them as basic designs with the right-angled cross as the spokes. Later depictions have six and then eight spokes that are required for strength.
It did not take long before the wheel became a means to create a vehicle. The first chariots are shown in the Assyrian capital drawing dating from some 8-10,000 years ago. Egyptian chariots were more sophisticated and the European ones copied their style.