The Meaning of 'Numa' Nursery

Epic stories found to transcend cultural hemispheres.

An account of creation from a global perspective.

Traditionally, farmers spend the new moon sewing seeds for food crops.

Then, usually by full moon, young sprouts rise out of the darkness.

New ideas and future aspirations

manifest during the new moon.

This is a metaphor for seeds of the mind, thoughts and e-motions taking us on a journey to complete new cycles and obtain growth within our lives.

Often, snakes will rise during a full moon to shed their skin. Inversely, the new moon can make us feel like going within to find answers.

The moon governs

water, fertility, rebirth, women, and snakes.

While listening to Tampa's local radio station, WMNF 88.5, during the Native American music hour, the jockey began crediting songs by the Hopi tribe, of the grand canyon, USA and their cultural connection to the Dogon tribe of Mali, Africa.

This region in Western Africa is said to have

ancient cave paintings made by the Dogon tribe.

On the cave walls in Mali, Africa a story begins to take shape with precise maps of constellations and the orbital path of Sirius, also known as the 'Dog Star'.

The Dogon tribe professes to originate from the Sirius star system and their ancestors traveled to planet earth many years ago.

In very close proximity to the Sirius orbital drawings other shapes and designs can be identified on the cave walls.

One drawing, shown here, is known as the water being, Nommo/Nummo.

Nommos are believed to be human-like (mammals) that live in water, much like dolphins.

The Nommos are referred to as

'The Teachers',

'The Monitors'


'Masters of the Water'.

Intrigued to learn more about the Nommo archetype, other prominent figures seem to pervade through the ages. Many religious texts depict amphibious fish-like creatures.

These half human serpent-like beings are known throughout the world as nagas, naginis, centaurs and many other titles such as; mermaids and mermans, some of which are found around the world as Babylonia's Oannes, Sumer's Enki and even Egypt's Isis.

Passed down orally through tradition, as myths turn to legends, 'tales' of dragons in Chinese mythology

can even be identified to originate from

the Dogon Religion.

Nüwa and Fuxi, the wife shown with a pair of compasses and husband with the carpenter’s square, symbolize yin & yang and have interlocking serpent-like tales.

The personification ​of fish-like gods and idols throughout Judaism and Christianity can also be traced back to the Dogon tribe of Mali, Africa.

The word Anunnaki

can be broken down into various forms of

'Anu' & 'Naki'.

Amun is the Egyptian deity "Lord of truth, father of the gods, maker of men, creator of all animals, Lord of things that are, creator of the staff of life." He is also known as 'Amun-Ra', god of the sun, 'Ammon' or 'Amen'. His hat consists of two feathers. the title 'Father' is a form of the word feather.


The Salmon of Knowledge from Celtic mythology, keepers of wisdom, protect our waters and provide food and sustenance to people as they fertilize streams and oceans.

Various role models like these can be recognized as

creators, mothers, wives, sisters, tribal leaders

emperors, sun god/moon god, goddess,

Adam and Eve.

The fish god known as 'Dagon' is the protector of supreme elders and his representation today covers the head of bishops and even the pope.

In Ireland, Dagon is called 'Dagda' where we get the title 'Dad'.

The sun goddess gave birth to man. The son of God, Jesus, is also represented as the fish, seen on the back of many cars, taking the shape of a vesica pisces.

Pisces, the fish constellation symbolically takes on the shape of a yin-yang, signifying balance and the relationship between light and dark, man and woman,

Each era in history is said to reflect a specific constellation.

Jesus was born during the age of Pisces.

The night sky has now transitioned to reflect

the age of Aquarius.

Aquarius, the water bearer, is depicted in Roman mythology with an over flowing water vessel.

It's star cluster is near Cetus (the whale), Pisces (the fish), Delphinus (the dolphin), Eridanus (the river), which are all part of what is often referred to as the water or sea section of the sky where there are a cluster of water-related constellations.

By combining the ideologies of these two ancient myths and interconnecting constellations, the picture of a Pisces fish holding the Aquarius water vessel began to take shape.

Libra's scale of balance is translated into the scales of the fish with parts of Numa's body resembling other shapes and symbols found around the world.

The earth's 23.5°.axis of tilt is encoded in Numa's orientation as the yin-yang symbol to outline the water vessel.

Fibonacci's spiral traces Numa's head and fins.

Two strands of DNA spiral across galaxies, traveling at the speed of light spreading knowledge and information.

The code we live by,


is a symbol of nature's power and ingenuity.

DNA strands create a pattern known as 'tessellation'.

It's recognized by an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together in a repeated pattern without overlapping.

Tessellation, in art, expresses mathematical equations to represent higher dimensions and capture the eye using a variety of geometries.

Nature's mathematical geometries influence many artists. M.C. Escher (1898-1972) a Dutch graphic designer, was inspired by natural patterns and animals.

Inspired by Escher and his love for fish and animals,

I began seeing a pattern,

while drawing them myself in mathematical tessellations.

Water is the carrier of all life, nourishing every living cell, transporting information (DNA) to each corner of the globe. Giving birth to the oceans, animals and plants, much like our mothers.

Women also have an inherent ability to spread knowledge and information. Throughout the world, in matriarchal society, the woman is supreme leader and head of house. She spreads her knowledge to all earth's children. The female figure is also associated with power, strength, love and beauty.

The key to our future success as a species, living harmoniously with nature, is to teach our children useful knowledge. A nursery school is the first place where generations of children grow and interact with each other to build the skills needed to be functioning adults in society.

Compelled to bring all of these very interesting facts and artistic representations of life and creation together, the mission statement developed into a

meaningful and informative business strategy,

Numa Nursery

serves as, functional resource centers


adults, youth & children.

Building community


the abundance approach:

permaculture design, urban beekeeping, proactive workshops, edible landscapes, edible nursery, organic gardening, regenerative agriculture, community compost and earthwork sculpting.


Thank you for reading.


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