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Invention of Greek Alphabet

Invention of Greek Alphabet
 
7 Letters  Alpha, Omicron, Upsilon, Eta, Iota, Beta, Tau 
                Fates
 
11 Letters  Gamma, Delta, Kappa, Lambda, Mu, Nu, Xi, Pi, Rho,Sigma, Phi 
                Palamedes
 
4 Letters  Omega, Epsilon, Zeta, Psi           
                Simonides the Dionysian 556-468 B.C.
  
 2 Letters  Theta, Chi               
                Epicharmus    540-440 B.C.
 
 
 
Then Hermes reduced these sounds to characters, showing wedge shapes because cranes fly in wedge formation and then carried the system from Greece to Egypt*. This was the Pelasgian alphabet, which Cadmus had later brought to Boeotia, then Evander of Arcadia, a Pelasgian, introduced into Italy, where his mother, Carmenta, formed the familiar fifteen characters of the Latin alphabet
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