The "Chick Pea"

I was rummaging around the bookstores of Ithaca (New York) this past week and came across the Her-Bak series by by Isha Schwaller De Lubicz.

Earlier I was perplexed at what the Egyptian epithet Lathyrus ("Chick Pea") of Ptolemy XI/Sulla represented and why it was also the meaning of the Roman name Cicero. See:

According to de Lubicz, the name/title Her-Bak can be translated as Horus Falcon or Falcon Face. The name is also applied to the chick pea (garbonzo bean, cicer arietnum), because the surface resembles the image of the falcon face and its distinctive "eye".

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