The mysterious H and I signs on Gobeklitepe pillars.

On independent ways and not much different reasoning I came to the close and same conclusions ..... as regarding these above mentioned signs.I am stressing that the signs are far from animal-related pictograms, I am shocked to have at that remote time so HIGH STILISED IDEOGRAMS.

From Cosmic Power of the Shaman and Symbols at Göbekli Tepe – Part II by OZGUR ETLI <<The H Symbol

The pillars at Göbeklitepe depict the “H” sign

One of the highly disputed symbols is the H-like symbol (and also “( H )” symbol) which is seen carved on  Enclosure D pillars. Some say this symbol emblematizes the Orion constellation. I think this is not true. Because, besides the “H “symbol, there is an “I-like” symbol, which can define as slanted “H”. Both of them are not related to Orion. To provide some intriguing and factual meanings based on cultural and archaeological datas:“H” symbol is not only a monolith symbol itself. It consists of two parts, which we can define as Tau. We encounter the same “H” symbol in Utah petroglyphs which are made by Anasazis. Indeed, we see the complete “( H )” symbol. Here the “H” symbol is not alone. On both sides there are other symbols.

Utah petroglyphs
Utah petroglyphs

Ray Urbaniak interprets the “H” symbol to mean double T shapes. Two T shapes butted together form a double T. He also says that Tau represents half of which is in the spiritual world. So, we can imagine that the “H” symbol consists of two Tau symbols. In my opinion, both of the side symbols next to “H” symbol represent the rising and setting sun. This tripartite character matches a verbal expression of mythological ideas about the three states of sun throughout the day (or moon throughout the night). The Ancient Egyptian god says: I am Khepra in the morning, I am Ra at noon, I am Atum in the evening—the names of deities that represent the sun in its various states. The I Symbol The “I” symbol of ancient Mexican mythology not only exhibits a single Tau of two forms, but in different positions, as well as two double-headed figures joined in one, which illustrates the duality, above and below, or heaven and earth.Turkish rug motifs also contain “H” and “I” symbols. The meanings of these symbols are “marriage”, “unity of family” and “faithfulness of lovers”. Sometimes it represents “motherhood”, “fecundity” and “birth”. Among these rug motifs an important one, the so-called “Eli Belinde (Hand on belly)”, seems quite like Göbekli Tepe’s central pillars, upon which we see both hands on omphalos.In Proto-Turkish culture the “I” symbol was called as the “ON: Cosmos”. Interestingly, In Chinese culture “I” symbol represents the shaman or spirit intermediary, so-called Wu. The widespread usage amongst indigenous American peoples of the inverted and upright Tau shape as emblems of the above and below is abundantly proven and doubtlessly arose as naturally as the Chinese characters “Shang: Above”, employed as a symbol for heaven, and “Lea: Below or Beneath”, employed as a symbol for earth. The connection between Heaven and Earth represents the creation of innocence and this is reflected by the central line.

The Chinese characters “Shang: Above”, employed as a symbol for heaven, and “Lea: Below or Beneath”, employed as a symbol for earth

The Chinese characters “Shang: Above”, employed as a symbol for heaven, and “Lea: Below or Beneath”, employed as a symbol for earth. So, I can suggest that the mysterious “I” symbol is about a “Heaven (Sky) – Earth connection: so the life could exist”. In shamanic belief, Earth takes its life force from the sky via the navel cord. Göbekli Tepe should be seen as an important site for this reason. (Interestingly, In Turkish “Göbek” means “The Navel”). In this, creative powers unite for birth or rebirth. Therefore, some specific days are vital for taking life energy from the sky or heaven. Life force is believed to be always there, but not always visible. It is believed to be visible on specific days of year. These days are the equinox and solstice days. On the other hand, the “H” or slanted “I” symbol may be about East-West, Woman-Man or God-Goddess connections. The earth and sky motifs, and the rituals represented by these motifs, were probably linked together as a ritual duality. In a duality, neither earth nor sky can exist without the other, and both earth and sky-related rituals were necessary elements in the lives of people, such as seen in the Ho’e’ga; The Osage (Great Plains Native American) ritual name for earth: an enclosure in which all life takes on bodily form. Why can it not be the same in Göbekli Tepe? It is possible that the placement of the shaman is a reminder of the shaman’s roles as a ritual functionary and mediator between the natural and supernatural worlds. In this case, the shaman may have also served as a ritual bridge between earth and sky. >>

I found another opinion where T=below and upside T= above: From Gobekli Tepe: The Navel, The Center of the Earth Cliff Richey

In order to understand, the Gobekli Tepe, Pillar 56 that is composed of, mostly, Birds and Serpents we need to understand what the (black) Pillar Form represents. The Large Size indicates, the great one,The Pillar is in the overall Form of a “T” shaped stone, that is based on the gesture sign for, below.6 In the gesture sign the two hands together indicate by a Straight Line, the surface, usually indicating, the land’s surface. Illustration 10: Composition of the “T” Form As a Form the “T” simply indicates, below. Additional meaning is obtained by dividing the Form into it
component, Gesture Sign, parts: The Top surface, The Horizontal Bar as the gesture sign for, a
horizontal-place, and the Stem, that means, a vertical-place. The Great Kiva in New Mexico is a below the surface structure like the one in Gobekli Tepe. The “T” shaped doorway has steps leading down into the circular excavation. The Kiva was probably, cosmological, and considered as within the underworld. The Kivs is a chamber, built wholly or partly underground, used by male Pueblo Indians for religious rites. …….. The Feet are in the Form of the upside-down the “T” Form (the opposite of the upright “T” Form) meaning,
above, on, the surface.

My opinions: – H and I signs, beeing highly stilised signs, must represent rather complex abstract notions. – I was the first one wich associated Tau-shaped pillars with sumerian proto-cuneiform sign “Me”, where Me beeing a sign related to the divine/divinity, where that divine would be, on Earth or in the Sky. If somebody asking why such distant in time relation, I am remembering you that some signs as cross, swastica has a multiple thousend years long life. Some signs were used thousend years before the advent of writing ! – Double Tau=H/I=MeMe could be Ur-Meme

From Download PDF – › book › Bej.9789004173811.i-768_007.xmlNippur exemplars of the Sumerian King List32 begin with the first post- diluvian … Ur-Meme,” the aristocratic family which held some of the highest polit- ical and ..

From Dispute Resolution in the Provincial Courts of the … – Deep › handle › leculber_1PDFby LE Culbertson · 2009 · Cited by 14 — Selected Neo-Sumerian Administrative Texts from the British Museum … and subordinates of a wealthy landholder, Ur-meme

From Gula, also known as Nintinugga, Ninkarrak, Meme, Bau, and Ninisina, is the Mesopotamian goddess of healing and the divine patroness of doctors and medicine-workers. – Or represented <ALL/WHOLE World, “Universe”>

  • The H sign-Orion relation is old, consistent and very strong, as Orion beeing most visible constellation on sky. Orion would be in afterlife a GATE TO THE SKY/UNIVERSE ! I found separately the same chinese signs: EVOLUTION OF CHINESE CHARACTERS漢字發展
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NOTE Upon chinese rendering, T-shaped pillars are related to “down” ,Earth. This is according to old stages of religion developement when lower (place, chtonic) gods preceded later high (Sky) gods. << Animism was the first form, followed by belief in an afterlife, which, in turn, was followed by shamanism and ancestor worship. They found that ancestor spirits and/or high gods thought to be active in human affairs were probably absent among early humans perhaps reflecting a deep history of egalitarianism in hunter-gatherer groups.>> Out of Utah, such signs were used later in Corsica:

Gobekli tepe: A Proto-Turkish Temple?
Gobekli tepe: A Proto-Turkish Temple?

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