The head of Prince Kültigin (or Költigin) was found fallen down next to his statue near the monument which carried his name. Whether the correct pronunciation of the name should be with the vowel ö or ü is still a serious debate among some scholars in Turcology. In fact, their arguments are half-way correct, since both ö and ü are represented by only one single stamp-glyph in our ancient Turkish script (*). Therefore, the name should be read twice, once as ökh.öl:öt.öğh.gin & then as ükh.ül:üt.üğh.gin, thus rendering meanings on at least two different levels which these stamp signs incorporate. My deciphering can roughly be translated into today’s English as:

1. Wise (clever, witty, mindful) being of speech > an intelligent -key- person advising reasonably, talking sensibly, full of foxy ingenuity; also (old turkish) ökh.öl : ökh.ül > köl-kül ~ tümel akıl; (ottoman turkish) külli akıl; (eng) universal mind; (old turkish) ökh.öl : ökh.ül : (oğh).us, {a sage or state of} highly divine universal mind > (latin) calculus; also (ö)t.ül.gin > til.gen ~ dil.can @ (lat) gen+til.is, gen+til.e(r) ~ (fr) gen.til+homme > (eng) a gentleman (**);

2. Ash-consumed : chirping-being > a bird [with feathers] turned into ashes ~ a fire bird; (turk) gök*kuş ~ kaknus , better known in the West as the Phoenix (***).

In addition to the double meaning encoded in his name, an over-sized cocka(r)de mounted on the high hat – its significance unnoticed so far by the concerned – confirms yet another fact that this Prince (or Leader, or Commander) was closely associated with some phenomenon which once upon a time must have been called “The Fire Bird” or “Phoenix” operation, the reporting of which incident we can observe as a miraculous portent of an incredible power replicated all over the huge landmass of Asia. To see the map that unintentionally reveals these portentous landmarks left for posterity and our contemplation, click [ Sky*rooT Asia ].

Moreover, a third meaning in the name of Költigin (or Kültigin) is revealed when the original or.okh-khu.ng (orkhun ~ runikh ~ khor’an) stamp signs are transferred into the script used by the Red skinned descendants of Phoenix, in other words those phonetically articulate Fl(a/e)sh Born & Chirping Races of the World, spelling out yet another name:

3. ap.y(ay).er.am : ot.oğh.uz (alias Prometheus), one of the sons of Japheth and one of the seven  younger brothers of Turk, he was a Titan deity (or a celestial sage), who brought the knowledge of making fire to (w(h)o)+man : kind+(er) primates on this planet by showing how to strike flints and ordering them “ot.ış : üp/f.ür.üng”, meaning “sweep in grass, strike the stone and blow into the spark for making fire!..” Later on, he was subjected to torture for his contribution to (w(h)o)+man : ity...

From this life saving command in the Universal Mother Tongue, such words as (turk) otış, ateş ~ töz; (hung) tüz; (hebr) esh; (gr) pur ~ pyre; (eur) feuer, fire, feû; fuoco, fuogo; furn+ace ~ in+fern+al / infern+o; fornix ~ fornicari > fornicate; and in @ retro reading > (gr) fotia; (ar) naar; (pers) noor; (hol) vuur, etc., have later on taken a range of varied forms in tongues then being confounded and quickly diversifying dialects.

(*) “According to the accounts of our postgraduate friends in the Turcology Department, both of the professors Arat and Caferoğlu would scrawl ördek on the blackboard and then pronounce it ürdek. –Baykara, Tuncer, Türk, Türklük ve Türkler, IQ Kültür Sanat Yay., İstanbul 2006, p. 134”.

(**) When the disputed names Kül / Köl are translated into English as Ash / Lake or Lake / Ash, they sound like Ashley or Lagash; (tr) köl, in @ retro reading lök > (lat) lacus; (old. fr) lac; (old eng) lacu ~ lake; (irish) loch; (it) lago(+on). 

(***) Further derivatives for the same “celestial flying arrow(s) of Divine Reason” from (tr) g+ök : okh-khu+uç ~ gök*kuş > kaknus are (tr) kerk+es; (masr) benu; (ar) ankha; (fars) hümâ; (hint) garuda; (greek ~ eur) phoenix, (eng) firebird; (amerind) thunder bird; (maya) quetzal, the messenger bird of the Gods.

Antalya, 28.05.1997; A preliminary summary of the above article was sent to Prof. Anne SZULMAJSTER- CELNIKIER (Collège de France, Paris); Revised and graphics added: Ankara, 28.10.1998 – 29.04.2004