“And round and round
and up and down
we go again…”
November 7, 2018 – Italy It can’t be a creation of Beyonce’s husband, he was only a year old at the time Zodiac sent the Halloween Card to the journalist Paul “Averly”. But on the envelope postmarked 27th October 1970 and in the postcard both, on the same line where he drawn his initial and the celtic cross, Zodiac put a new strange symbol. A symbol that precisely means “Jay”.
If this card had been written in italian and published on an italian puzzle magazine, thousands of readers would have found the whole solution in few hours. Like the riddle of the postcard (Il gioco del Cucù), this symbol is also based on Zodiac’s knowledge of the italian language.
The Zodiac enigmatic symbol consists of four graphemes of two alphabets. One of those should be….”twisted“, as suggested by the dance of the skeleton on first page and by his position on the third one.
“J” OF JESUS CHRIST
Many “fanatics” of the correspondence of Zodiac should have already observed that the skeleton is an allusion to Jesus Christ on the cross.
Under the skeleton there are three symbols. From the right the celtic cross, the Z of Zodiac and a symbol nevere used before by the author of the postcard.
Hidden in the symbol on the left there is a Yodh.The tenth letter of the semitic alphabets (j) is the ancestor of the english JAY. It sounds like the “J” of Jesus.
YODH, THE LETTER NUMBER “X”
Yodh/Jay is also the 10th letter of the Latin alphabet. The number 10, in latin, is represented by the grapheme “X”. Like the sign drawn by the Zodiac killer on the envelope of the Halloween Card.
PHOENICIAN AND BRAILLE
Zodiac used a couple of alphabets easy to find in a well-stocked library: Phoenician and Braille alphabets.As you can see here, there are no doubts on the fact that the four dots drawn by Zodiac in braille mean “I-E”.
The strange “V” grapheme is a composition of two phoenician letters: Gimel and Yodh – which is well recognizable even if it has been twisted (it is the third twisted letter in this postcard …). Gimel is the latin letter G. In the Latin alphabet Yodh corresponds to I or J (long I). According to the position of the letters in Braille, the word written by Zodiac is: G-i-e-i (G-i-e-y or G-i-e-j).
WHAT DOES IT MEAN “GIEI”? JAY
Italian readers have already understood.
For an italian speaker is really easy understand what Zodiac wrote. It is not the acronym of a mysterious american agency, but the spelling in Italian of Gei [dʒeɪ], also known in English as Jay. According to the standards of the International Phonetic Alphabet (thanks for having helped me, Cris Vienna of imostridifirenze) the spelling of the letter Gei (Jay) in Italian is: [dʒɪ] + [e] + [ɪ].
An Italian speaking spell GEI “GI-E-I”, like the word written by the Zodiac killer.
Secondly, with this symbol Zodiac also made a wordplay in Italian, in fact the word he drawn can also mean “sweet G”. In fact “Gi and I” = [dʒɪ] = G.
In short, the symbol of Zodiac in Italian can mean J (Jesus) and G (Gesù). It can be the J of Joseph or the G of Giuseppe, like the name of the man I charged (as citizen, as friend) for his responsability in the murders of the Monster of Florence.
Am I wrong, Joe?