Fire was the result of lightning. Lightning came from the heavens and was an act of the Creator. In the earliest scheme of life, fire was considered a gift from the Creator. Tool making and fire making go hand in hand. Striking one stone upon another, as the flaking process requires, occasionally creates sparks of super heated stone; miniature lightning. How many years ago this was discovered and utilized is an unknown, but a guesstimate of several hundred thousand years is reasonable. The transference of this concept and knowledge was global.
Ancient references to light, lightning, or fire are actually metaphor for being educated or having the ability to make fire simultaneous to having the favor of the Creator to enable this ability. Modern phrases like "the eternal flame" result from the original pledge to maintain the belief structure of the People.
The ability to communicate these philosophies was also dealt with in metaphor. Being able to "breathe fire," "speak with thunder" or an object that exhibited unique qualities of light, fire, thunder or flame should be assessed as being gifted by the Creator with an ability to impart wisdom or enlightenment. This concept is applicable at Inyo in two different instances. The equinox animation serpent is created from direct sunlight and the description of Lugh from historic sources declare him to be a "God of Light". There are numerous such descriptions in religious texts of documentable ancient origin. In modern times, the knowledge of the religious beliefs, true source for metaphoric reference, has been culled from standardized references. This lack of common reference has led to attempts at understanding the meanings of surviving texts and instructions by literalization. The results have been gibberish. When the appropriate reference is known and applied, the meanings of many ancient texts and legends may now be considered and dealt with properly.
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