Cities may burn, floods may destroy, pestilences may kill, and wars may ravage, yet a word may survive; the decrees of judges, edicts of emperors, bulls of popes, may not be sufficient to remove a word from the speech of a people.
So long as people live in houses there will be the word for house: should all at one time forsake the houses and dwell in caves, the word house might possibly cease to exist.
For some unknown reason there exists within the midst of our languages a very significant word, the meaning of which has been lost for many generations. And like the prospector who unknowingly tramples over valuable ore, we have used this word over and over wit out realizing the scope and depth of its meaning.
This is the word Illi or Tllium, the name of Troy, and the name of one of the oldest epics in the world.
From it is derived the word civilization for the Illi were the city builders and the Illi who lived in cities were the civilli. The word capitol originally means the head Illi from the chief hill in Rome which was originally possessed by the Illi.
The original home of the Illi was the islands or the land of the Illi.
The names of many islands today still bear the Illi name: for example,the Skilly islands near EnglandHeiligoland near GermanyIlle near FranceIlliun in the AegeanElephantine in the NileLaaland near Denmark,...and so on.
Apparently thousands of Islands, were used by the Illi before the time of civilization; before the time of Troy; even before the time of any writtenjtiistory.
Knowing navigation the Illi sailed the seas, the oceans, and the rivers. Up the rivers they went for trade, and later to settle in the high places, whence we get the word hill; Thus there were two homes for the Illi, the islands and the hills. Mountains were even called Cordirilla, or the ropes of the Illi.
Upon the hill the Illi built a castle, a castelle, or a citadel which literally means a house of the Illi. Up the high mountains in Spain the whole country was called Castille. The word "cassa" for house comes from a very great tribe of the Illi who originally lived in the Cassiterides near England.
The natives who contacted the Illi upon the hills called them the Nobilli or the high Illi for "nob" means high. A genera] all embracing term was the Gentilli or the race of Illi for "gens" means race. Genesis speaks of the Gentiles and the Isles of the Gentiles. The British carry both terms in their words nobility and gentility, the gentility ranking a little below the nobility, yet far ahead of the people in the slums.
Now the nobility termed themselves the Elite or the refined.
They toot possession of the favorable tracts of land in Europe, Asia, and Africa, by decree or self inspired divine sanction, similar to that used by the Pope in dispossessing the American Indians when he gave away half of the continent at one time. The movements of the Illi were always from some island to the continent by way of a river.
Examples of the same would be from Crete up the Nile to the island of Elephantine and thence to conquer Egypt; or from Illes, home of Charles Lindberg, off the coast of France to Ille at the center of Paris and from there to conquer France; or from Heligoland off the coast of Germany up the El (be) river to upper Germany; or from the small island of Ely in the Indian ocean up the Euphrates to the site of Babylon to conquer Elam.
Rome on the Tiber river was so founded.
Such a name as Heidelburg, a Teutonic city of learning, means literally the burg of the high Illi. Kimel was the home of the El, it may have been a castle or it may have been an island. The Scandinavians and the English called the castles the Halla and Valhalla was to them a sacred place. The French and Roman word pavillion stood for a home or tent of the Illi.
The Irish word for house was bally, and ailaille was the high house; while the American Aztex word for house was the Xacalle, whence we get our word shack.
Considerable complications set in as the Elite Nobility moved into the high places. Those who were against them were termed exiles, and those who were for them were called allies. Walls or murailles were built for protection and those outside were beyond the pale, for the wall often was also picketed with a fence. War was termed bataille the bats of the Illi, Large implements of war were termed the artillery of the art of the Illi.
Large observation towers were built, as in Ireland, Bell towers called Campanille or the bell of the Illi, summoned all within hearing to the vassalage of the Illi. The Ells-bells predated the Christian era by many centuries. The word "lord" was originally Laford and the vassal was his servant. Beal time was bell time and the word bell is derived from the name of the god Bell, famous in Ireland, Phoenicia, Central America, and Babylon. Baltimore means the big house of the god Beal.
Whatever possessed excellency was said to possess a quality or to be like the Illi for "qua" means like. Ability was from the Illi and utility was the use of the Illi. The Illi were the first to cultivate, they tilled the ground and milled the grain into aleuron or flour. They were great artists in the making of beer or ale in the lager or winepress.
The Illi were the originators of the institution of marriage. Parents, children, kinfolk, servants, made up the household and were termed the family or the famous Illi.
One favorable to the advancement of the Illi was possessed of fidelity for he knew the Illi, and one opposed was hostile. The artistry of the Illi brought in the word "facille" or made by the Illi ana of course, it was done easily and gracefully. The Illi were the only ones who could write and their lettering was called the "sigilli" or the signature of the Illi stamped upon a paper it was a seal. They passed news swiftly by means of signelle or signals.
They legislated, legally, lawfully for they were the Les as well as the Els.
In France and in Egypt the Illi used the Lilly as the flower emblem. In France it was termed the Fleur-de-Les, or the flower of the Le or Illi. The .rulers in France termed themselves the Ille. The famous Bastille was the whipping post of the Ille where the prisoners were (lam) ;basted. Early churches were Basillicas or ramparts of the Illi. The older home of the rulers of Paris was Tuileries and the new one was Versailles.
As well as the vassals there were the serville or the ones who served the Illi. Rabble or poor people were called proletarians or in Latin proles, the people who existed before the Les, and hence very inferior in culture. Fights were feuds and feudal times consisted of the times when the Illi contested among themselves for hegemony.
Early seafaring boats were the ellide ships. Oars were skulls, and servants were skullions - probably the oarsmen of the Illi.
Hill is Tel in Hebrew and in Greek it is Poli. Polis politics, police, and polite are the Greek and French forms of Illi that designate the city living folk as civilli does for the Latin.
Below the crest of the hill was the dale, and lower down, the vale. In the vale was the ville, the vil, and the villian, who was a peasant and sometimes a slave, and in later days, a devil.
All of this may seem a bit Jumbled with regard to time, so in order to satisfy a time sequence let the history of Rome be used as an example.
Upon the Tiber River a short way from the sea are a group of hills. These hills were possessed by a tribe of the Illi in very early days and five or six of the hills still bear Illi names, to wit:CaeliusEsquiliniusViminalusQuirinalisPalatiniusCapotiliniusAeneus was an Illi from Illium, Romulus or Rominilius was also an Illi.
The early king, Latinus, was also one. The most Ancient Romans were the Siceli or the Illi who cut, (for sic means cut), and now is the present Sicily. Seventeen generations before the Trojan War Oenotrus left Greece and went to Rome; there he found the Elymi, a primitive Illi tribe. Or the coast he found the Paralli.
On the crest of Capotiline hill, there was a sacred shrine and later a citadel built to Jupiter - Capitilinus or in literal translation "Ju the father - the head Illi." Caesar was from the line of the Ju-illi - whence his name, Julius. Caesar traced his lineage back to the Illi but Christian books have smiled at the idea of his descent.
The Illi brought to Rome the famous Sibylline books, "Sib, Sibbi" - related by blood, means akin to and sig means write. Si-billi means akin to the gods and Sigilli means the writing of the gods., so the literal meaning of sibylline is "akin to the Illi." These books warned against warring with Egypt (for the Illi also ruled Egypt) and proved of aid in Antony s undoing. The young Sibylline books were memorized by the Sibyls, or young virgins, whence the name Sibyl now given to girls.
The name of Caesar's mother was Aurelia; that of his Cornelia; and of his paramour, Servillia.
Only a few of the nobility ruled Rome, Host of them were related in some manner or other. Caesar's sister, Julia, married Marius; Julia's cousin married Marc Antony; Sulla's daughter, Amelia, married Pompey, Antony also married his cousin, Antonia; Tertia, wife of Cassius, the assassin of Caesar, was also the mistress of Caesar.
Octavius was the son of Caesar s sister s daughter; and Brutus was the son of Caesar and the brother-in-law of Cassius. Antony was related to Caesar through his mother, Julia. The Quintillion family was the fifty Illi family. From millions to billions the numbers illustrated the greatness of the Illi. The House of Pompey claimed descent from Neptune, the Illi god of the seas, and quite significantly, Sextus Pompeius was a great sea pirate in the time of Antony and Octavius.
"Drilled" "Legions" are both Illi words. Civillius was a Roman general; ever the name Virgil means Strong Illi.
The Sibylline books promised Rome rulership of the world. It was not a prophecy but more a bit of sequence. Troy had ruled a thousand years before, and much the same story could be told about Dardanos, the Dardanelles, and Illium; or, about two thousand years before, about Babylon and the Els that settled there on the banks of the Euphrates.
Again another story of the Illi could, be told on a later day about London and the Thames or Paris and the Loire. It is an ever repeating story of the high Illi and the masses or the Plebs. Dark intervals of time such as the Hellenic dark ages, the Christian Dark Ages, do not interrupt the continuity .of blood. When the Roman legions withdrew from Europe the local kings were thereto begin their feuds.
Charlemagne (Great Illi of Cariots), Martel (Illi of war), and Taillifer (Small man, the tax collector of-the Illi), were all Illi noblemen, "facile princeps."
In fact, the culture covered up by the Roman dictatorship of Europe was much the same as that which sprouted again after Rome withdrew. The Lancelot and Elaine story is Idylli, (specifically Illic) and the many names connected with the story verify it.
Summarizing all this leads to the statement that e find is possible of anticipation. -The words "festival" and "holiday" or "galliday" direct us to the word "Jubille" or to a specific occasion such as a Saturnalia. Rich and affluent Illi take us to the word idle or the eldi-gangen (a gang of idlers who lived on interest in the middle ages).
When we find words that mean the same whether spelled forward or backward we are guided to the fact that the Phoenicians, the Hebrews, and the early Greeks wrote from right to left; and at one time the Greeks wrote both ways alternately. Vowels were omitted at times or placed in for accent.
There is the word for sun, probably written as often as any word. Helios is the Greek word L-O-S but in the word Soloman S-O-L is the word for sun.
And Sol is now our nickname for the sun. Illiun is the word for light and the Illi worshipped light. Having attained this point it was possible to anticipate the surname of Thor, of Zeua, of Jehovah, and of Jupiter, and to find them ell one and the same word: Illi.
The process of this discovery makes another story too long to be told here.