Father: One of the oldest of spoken words, from Middle English fader, from Old English fæder, from Proto-Germanic fadēr, from Proto-Hellenic patḗr and finally Proto-Indo-European Ph₂tḗr. The father archetype as the "divine masculine" is seen and repeated in nature from the atomic structure to the ordering of the cosmos itself. In the same way that space (“Father Sky”) seeded Mother Earth, so too did our physical fathers give seed unto our mothers.
From The Iliad, "Patḕr andrôn te theôn te", "then the father of men and gods (Ζεύς) answered her.” The earliest known cultures of the Proto-Indo-Europeans and those of the Americas understood this archetype as it is observable in ourselves and in nature. The “Sky Father" is a direct translation of the Vedic Dyaus Pita, etymologically descended from the same Proto-Indo-European deity name as the Greek Ζεύς Patḕr and Roman Jupiter, all of which are reflexes of the same Proto-Indo-European deity's name, *Dyēus Ph₂tḗr. This evolution of language and understanding is the basis for all religion and is why, even today, though many of the world’s cultures and peoples identify with God from a Semitic framework, mankind still calls on him personally from the far more ancient context of “Heavenly Father.” On this day and every day, let us remember our fathers who gave unto us spirit that we might live. From our mothers are we born and to our Father does spirit return. Happy Father’s Day! ♃ 🌌 👨👩👧👦 #fathersday #father #positivemasculinity #mythology #religion #zeus #odin #odinism #theoldgods #theoldways #pantheism #pagan #heathen #myworld #thewandringgent #anaturalman