ARACHNE STORY Part-3: about the PURPLE (MOR) color.
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ARACHNE STORY Part-3: about the PURPLE (MOR) color
(Continued from Part-2)
In the Arachne story, while the spider's spinning story is
embellished, certain facts related to the culture of Lydians are also
included. The given information indicates that the Lydian culture was
very much involved in spinning, dying and weaving wool for carpet
making. For example, ARACHNE's father, Idmon of Colophon, being a wool
dyer in purple is a hint of this in the story. The color "purple" (MOR
in Turkish) is the ancient "royal color" of the Turkic world. Some of
the most valued overcoats for men and overdress coats for women in the
Turkic world (for example, in Azerbaijan and other Turkish "ISTAN"
countries) were purple coloured with gold embroidery.
MOR (purple), AL (crimson red) and SARI (gold) represent the most
prominent colors of the Sun used by ancient sun worshipping Turanians.
For example, the Turkish expression "MOR GÜN" (Purple day) or "AL GÜN"
(red day) (iyi gün anlaminda) refers to a "good and happy day" where
Turkish "GÜN" means "day" and "sun". Interestingly, words such as
MORNING, MORGEN, MORGON, MORGN and FRIMORGN are words that have been
made from Turkish "MOR GÜN" meaning "purple sun" or "red sun" implying
"good day". All these so-called Indo-European words like MORNING
(English), MORGEN (German), MORGON (Swedish), MORGN and FRIMORGN
(Yiddish) are actually alterations of Turkish "MOR GÜN" and "BIR MOR
GÜN" and are all used to wish someone good wishes for the morning or
the day. The Sun-god represented life, light, fairness, truthfulness,
honesty, tolerance, nobility, peace, happiness, and all upright
behaviour to the ancient Turanian culture and therefore was used by
ancient Turanians to greet eachother. Presently, Turkish "Günaydin"
is used to wish someone a "good morning", and "Iyi Gün" is used to
wish "Good day".
Corresponding to this form of greeting, Turkish also has the term
"MARHABA" or "MERHABA" which is a form of Turkish expression"MOR ABA"
(Mor Apa) meaning "Purple Father," thus, again referring to the
ancient Turanian Sun-God. Hence in greetings with others, when one
says "marhaba" the name of the ancient Turanian Sun-God is evoked to
wish peace and goodness to the person being greeted. Some may think
that "MARHABA/MERHABA" is present-day Arabic, but it is clear that all
parts of this composite word are Turkish root words and belong to the
ancient Tur/Turk culture that antedated Arabs.
It should be noted that the ancient Turkish word "APA" meaning
"father" and/or "grandfather, ancestors, forefathers" has gone into
Arabic as "ABA" meaning the same.
The Trojans, the Etruscans, the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians who
were all Tur peoples, contrary to disinformation given in text books
about their ethnic identities, used purple (Turkish MOR) and blood
colored red (Turkish AL) as their most distinguished colors. The
Phoeniciens obtained their famed purple color from the secretion of a
sea mollusk called MUREX. The Turkish color name "MOR" being present
in the name MUREX in the form of "MUR" is not due to coincidence. This
ancient name MUREX must have been coined after "MOR OKUZ" representing
the purple sun in the morning (Turkish "Mor Gün") and its animal icon
- the wild bull "OKUZ". The Turkish term "MOR OKUZ" also has the
meaning of: "we are purple arrow" implying fairness and
Even the country name MOROCCO is related to the Turkish expression
"MOR GÖK O" meaning "It is Purple Sky". The people known as the MOORS
established the Moorish state in Iberian peninsula, Spain, at 711 AD,
which lasted about 800 years. The coined name MOOR although is
associated with the name MOROCCO but is also a form of Turkish MOR
meaning "purple" or "MOR O" meaning "he/she/it is purple" referring to
the worshippers of the purple sun.
The MOORS were also known by the name "SARACENS". But the name
SARACENS is an altered form of Turkish "SARI CAN" meaning "yellow
people" or "SARI CANIZ" meaning "we are yellow people". Among Turkic
peoples, the name "SARI CAN" refers to "SARI KIPCHAK" (Cuman) Turks.
Russians called them by the name "POLOVTSY" (Cumans) meaning "fair
skinned Kipchaks."  The Hungarians call them by the name "KUN"
 which again has the Turkish name "KÜN/GÜN" (SARI GÜN anlaminda)
meaning "sun". SARACENS (SARI CANLAR) wore yellow and mor decorated
dress to indicate their belief in the Sun. Presently MOORS are known
as Arabic in origin but there are many evidences that they were Turkic
Moors after about 800 years of a very advanced civilization in Spain
lost ground to Europeans. In commemorating that occasion, the
descendants of MOORS still get together in annually held ceremonies
with the Christians. In that occasion, some of the descendants of
Moors (Sari Cans) wear yellow trousers (an ancient Turkish invention),
yellow shoes, yellow waist bands (sari kusak), red embroidered vests
(Al yelek) and some even wear Turkish "FES" (red lower-half of a cut
conical head dress appropriate for the ancient Turanian sun-god). 
All of these "whitish/yellow" and "red/purple" clothing are the
symbols of ancient Turkish people "SARI CANS" anagrammatized
Even the Spanish "flamenco" type of music has a lot in common with
some of the singing that is done presently in Azerbaycan singing
culture indicating that their origin has commonality.
History somehow has disconnected the Turkic Moorish civilization from
Tur/Turk peoples by way of very fluid language.
Regarding the Moors, the National Geographic article writes :
"The creed of Islam had been revealed to the seventh-century
prophet-statesman Muhammad in distant Arabia. It spread swiftly,
embracing the entire desert peninsula by the time of his death in 632.
Six years later Syria and Palestine fell to the zealots. From their
new capital in Damascus, Muslim army's fanned eastward through
Mesopotamia to India and Central Asia, westwards to the Nile and
across North Africa. A century after the birth of Islam, its call to
prayer rang from minarets all the way from the Atlantic to the
outskirts of China, an empire larger than Rome's at its zenith.
History named these Muslims conqueror of Spain "MOORS", probably
because they arrived by way of Morocco. Moors themselves never used
the term. They were Arabs, from Damascus and Medina, leading armies
of North African BERBER converts".
This etymology given in this citing for the name MOOR is not truthful.
The name ARAB (ARAP) is very much the Turkic expression "RA-APA"
meaning "Sun-God Father" which is like the ancient Tur Masarian name
"PERO"/"PARO" (BIR O) that the ancient Pharaohs referred to themselves
after the ancient Turanian Sky-God "BIR O". Those "ARAB" armies from
Damascus were the Turkic Saracens ("SARI CANIS") whose Turkic
descendants also fought the crusaders.
Since Saracens ("SARI CANIS") identified themselves with the Yellow
Sun ("SARI GÜN") and also with the Purple sun ("MOR GÜN"), they
dressed accordingly in "yellow and purple" (sari ve mor) colours. As
it was traditional in ancient Turanian culture to take tribe names
after the name of the Sky-God, the "MOORS" also got their name from
the name of the Sky-God as I explained above.
Another very enlightening writing about the Turkicness of the
"SARACENS" (SARICANIS) is given in an Italian book entitled "Sicilian
Puppets" by Antonio Pasqualino . The puppets representing the
Turkic "SARI CANS" are embelleshed with mor shields that carry the
Turkish "crescent and star" symbol, the "OGUZ" symbol as a "crown
with 2 horns", a crown with sun and crescent moon symbols, helmets
fitted with "crescent" symbol, and "mustachioed" puppets dressed with
"yellow-purple" outfits, all indicative of their Turkicness.
The Latin name "MAURETANIA" (for the country at north of ATLAS
mountains in Northern Africa) and the Greek name "MAURITANOS" refer to
the country of Moors (Berbers) presently in North Africa. The Greek
name "MAURITANOS" is an anagram of Turkish expression "MOR-ATA-HANUS"
meaning "we are followers of the Purple-Father Lord" thus identifying
themselves as people believing in the ancient Turanian Sun-God. The
Greek letter H = I sometimes takes the form H and other times takes
the form I. Thus, it does a fantastic camouflaging job of Turkish
texts used for the names. By this duplicity, of course, it also
obliterates the ancient Turkic culture and civilization.
Similarly, the Latin name "MAURETANIA" when rearranged as
"MURATAENIA", is an anagram of Turkish expression "MUR ATA HAN ÖYÜ"
meaning "The Home of the Purple Lord Father (followers)" referring to
the Sun-God and also the country of the Turkic believers of that God.
The Greek word for "Morocco" is given as "MAROKON". But MAROKON is an
anagram of Turkish expression "MOR KON O" (Mor Gün O) meaning "it is
the Purple Sun".
The Greek word for "Moroccan" is "MAROKINOS"  . MAROKINOS is an
anagram of Turkish expression "MOR GÜNÜZ" meaning "we are purple Sun
people" and "MOR KANIZ" meaning "we are purple blood people".
All of this indicates that Morocco was originally the country of a
Turkic speaking and sun believing people.
The name TUAREG is defined as: [from TOUAREG, Berber pronounciation of
Arabic TAWARIQ, plural of TÄRIQ.] One of the dominant nomads of the
central and western Sahara who have preserved their HAMITIC speech in
great purity but are of the Moslem faith."  Here, HAMITIC means
MASARIAN i.e., so-called ancient Egyptian.
In the above given definition the name TARIQ refers to a people rather
than to a "person"such as in the name "TARIQ ibn ZIYAD" who founded
the "Moorish State" in Iberia. The name TARIQ is very much the name
TURUK/TURK meaning "Turk". Similarly, the name TUAREG has the name
"TURUG" (Turk) in it. Thus all these evidences connect the MOORS,
TUAREGS and BERBERS to ancient Turkic peoples.
We have the same name "mor/mur" in the so-called Arabic name
"mürekkep" meaning "purple ink" or "mürekkep baligi" (squid) a sea
mollusk that emits a purplish ink to fool its enemies. The Arabic word
"MÜREKKEP" is an anagram of Turkish expression "MOR AKKIP" meaning "it
flows purple" which is what purple ink does as it flows from a writing
pen. In other words, it is not Arabic in origin.
After talking about a few "MOR" related concepts and peoples, we turn
to the ARACHNE story again.
In the ARACHNE story, the purple (mor/mur) color is mentioned as
"Ionian purple" used to dye wool. Implied in this hint of the riddle
is that: a) Lydians used the "Ionian purple" to color wool that they
used in their carpets and textiles; b) the "Arachne" spider is somehow
related to the purple-dye-giving crustaceans. It is true that the
spider has a kinship to purple ink-giving crustaceans.
The name "ION" (I-ON) is an anagram of Turkish "AY-HAN" meaning
"Moon-Lord". "Ay-Han" is the name of one of the sons of Turkish
OGUZ-HAN (KAGAN). The ancient Tur ION people identified themselves
with the ancient PELASGIANS who were the natives of the geography
surrounding the Aegean Sea and antedated the Greeks. In other words,
Ions (Ay Hans) were not Greek in origin as has erroneously been
portrayed to the public. The Ions (Ay Hans) were ancient Turkic
people who were later Hellenized when the Greeks took over their
ancient lands and people.
The IONEAN SEA (AY-HAN ÖYLER SU) is named after the Ions. The Turkish
name "YUNANISTAN" for Greece, is a development from the ancient name
"Ay-Han-istan" which refers to the country of the IONS. The suffix
ISTAN in the name "Yunanistan" indicates that Ions (Ay-Hans) were
Assimilating people by changing their ethnic identity, that is, by
changing their names, toponyms, language and religion, is an effective
ancient way of obliterating people. It is like the anagrammatizing of
the Turkish words into Greek, Latin or Semitic languages. The
developers of the Indo-European and Semitic languages have been most
succesful in assimilating the Turkish world and at the same time
obliterating the ancient Tur/Turk civilization. The process is still
going on presently. Such an act is a one-way street operation having
no return. The source language disappears and is never mentioned
again, while the newly generated languages and the distorted
information stay on for normal people to read and learn the wrong
 Prof. Dr. Fahrettin KIRZIOGLU, "KIPÇAKLAR", Türk Tarih
Kurumu Basimevi, Ankara, 1992, p. 89.
 Prof. Dr. Fahrettin KIRZIOGLU, "KIPÇAKLAR", Türk Tarih
Kurumu Basimevi, Ankara, 1992, p. 89.
 Thomas J. Abercrombie and Bruno Barbey (photographs), "When
The Moors Ruled Spain", National Geographic (Vol. 174, No. 1, July
1988, p. 87-119.)
 National Geographic, Vol. 174, No. 1, July 1988, p. 88.
 Antonio Pasqualino, "The Sicilian Puppet", published by the
Association for the Preservation of Popular Traditions, Palermo
 George C. Divry (General editor), "English-Greek" and
"Greek-English Desk Dictionary", p. 201.
 Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1947, p. 1075.
END OF Part-3
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