Wednesday 19 April 2017

The Demise and Despising of the Word "Cunt"

How did "KUNTI" the name of a powerful Goddess from both Scandinavian traditions and the Hindu faiths, become the most shocking word in the English language?

She was also a high goddess in other belief systems:
  • Kunti was the matriarch of the Bhagavad Gita, the aunt of Krishna and the mother of 4 avatars. 
  • Kuntzig (German - meaning 'future') Gullveig (Norse) became a völva, (a powerful female shaman and seer in Norse religion) after being burnt and reborn 3 times. Each time being reborn more powerful. (Interestingly the Völva were women who travel across the land offering their their skills to assist a household. It appears that their coming was a great event, and effort was made to ensure they were welcome. These powerful women could commune with the spirits and had the power to influence a person's fate and luck. So Volva, a technical term for a woman's vagina is also derived from a sacred word)
  • Cunda, is the mother of Buddha according to Zen Japanese tradition.
  • Kun, the Sumeria Goddess of Mercy. ‘Cuneiform’ which can be translated to ‘the sign of the kunta’ or ‘queen who invented writing’. Cuneiform is one of the earliest known forms of writing in Sumeria dating at c.3100 BC. and was used by the priestesses of Inana for accounting.
  • Quani, is a Korean goddess.
  • Qudshu, is the female priestess of ancient Canaanites in Phoenicia
  • Quadesha, is the Sumerian word for a type of priestess.
  • Kunti is also the root word of the term kundalini (sacral energy)  
  • Cunti-Devi, Goddess of kundalini energy.
Kunta, means literally female genitalia which, translated into the Middle English, is 'queene' and 'quene', and the modern English 'quean' and 'queen'. 'Qu' can also mean love, sensuality, sexuality, the divinity present in all females. The Norwegian 'kone'  meaning 'wife,' shows an interesting variant form, related to the 'ku' and 'cu' feminine prefixes which spread through the Germanic and English tongues.

The Sullying of the Goddess
The answer to how this illustrious title became sullied is simple and sad.

Jehovah, the god of the old testament, had a wife originally called Asherah - who was worshiped in the high places of Kunti. The late Hebrew judge Hezekiah decided to remove the worshipers of the high places as they were more popular than Jehovah's. Hezekiah is reputed to have screamed at the scribes: - 
"Get that Kunt out of here." as he was ordering them to remove all references to her in the old testament. After which the state religion became a patriarchy and the kunts (the worshipers of the female at the high places) were despised.

We see the demonizing of... Asherah, the wife of Yehweh/Jehovah god during the reign of Hezekiah. (715 -686BC) She was a form of the Shikina and
Asherah the Wife of Jehovah
Sophia/Wisdom (Proverbs 8:22-31) the archetypal mother and wife, her’s was the hieros-gamos, around which the biblical imagery of the sacred marriage is drawn. As a spirit of nature she was worshiped in groves, at magnificent old trees and high places. It is from her name we get the word academy, which literally means 'to meet for study at a grove.' Her epithet "She Who Walks on the Sea" indicates the belief that she was the breath that parted the Red Sea. 

The inscription “Berakhti etkhem l’YHVH Shomron ul’Asherato” which translates as, “I have blessed you by Yahweh of Samaria and Asherah,” has been found many times, mostly at Kuntillet Ajrud, A centre of Asherah worship. The word Kunta is ancient Sumerian for ‘woman’ and ‘female genitalia,’ from which we get the demonized expletive word ‘cunt.’ This shows that Hezekiah did a very thorough job of demonizing Asherah and all that is feminine and divine. What was once a divine term is now the most repellent of words and the the wife of god became merely a cunt!

Hezekiah eradicated Asherah’s worship and removed references from her in the holy texts in an attempt to unify his nation against Assyria. She was too similar to the Assyrian goddess Ishtar/Innana and her name was too similar to their High god Ashur. During this time, the Assyrian King Sennacherib, whose name means 'the god Sin (the main Assyrian deity) has replaced the others,' had already successfully supplanted the Babylonian pantheon with his own and had begun conflict with the Israelites. Asherah’s reputation was another casualty of ancient war propaganda.
Extract from "Demonology" by Dr. S. D'Montford-  page 39

Do They Deserve The "C' Word?
So the next time you think of calling someone or something a cunt out of spite, question whether or not they are worthy. Do they deserve to be associated with the wife of god, the Great Queen, the sacred yoni (vulva) of the Uni-verse.