IN THE BEGINNING
by LYNDA BRASIER
'In The Beginning', possibly the three most famous words in literary history. These first three words of the Holy Bible have been handed down to us as truths from God himself. In this article, I've gathered together an abundance of myths from around the world, in order to show that there could be a possibility we were 'created' by other beings or seeded here on planet Earth. For many skeptics, the world's oldest writings on clay, the Bible, the Koran, the Mahabharata, and thousands of cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia, are too incredible to believe. Who then built these megalithic structures form our past? How? Why? Who marked the Earth with lines and figures measuring 40km long? Who built walls and buildings with enormous stones weighing up to two million pounds?
Without further ado, lets begin with a few religions that have sparked wars for countless centuries over who is right and who is wrong. Christianity, Judaism, Islamic, and Gnostic faiths. From there we will branch out across the globe in our searches. Let's keep our minds open and looking for truths well hidden over time.
Christian Beliefs - Jewish - Muslim and Gnostic
The similarities within the Bible to those of Egyptian, Greek and Babylonian mythologies are too close to be a coincidence. The writers of the Bible 'borrowed' ideas and myths from surrounding cultures. The polite word is called syncretism; but since the Church hides that fact, the better term is plagiarism.
The word "Adam" comes from ha-adam in Hebrew, which translates to 'the man'. It can also mean 'of blood' or 'of clay'. The word adam is extracted from adamah, meaning country, earth, ground, husband, earth, or land. "Eve" is translated from the Hebrew chavvaòh, for life giver. Its root, Chaya, means "serpent" in Aramaic. Eve and serpent (reptile) are taken to be synonymous. An interesting theory on the use of the word 'clay' comes from a man named 'Heinz Insu Fenkl' You can read about 'clays' unique features and the molecular structure of 'hexagonal crystalline clay' here;
This hexagonal structure is touted as the key to the origin of life on Earth.
The Hebrew words NChSh (serpent), and MShICH (Messiah) both have the kabalistic gemetrian value of 358. Based on this, the Crucified Serpent seen on Coins could represent what the Messiah is supposed to do, redeem the children of Adam from the curse of the reptiles (or snake).
It's not commonly taught in Sunday school that Adam had a 'first' wife (in some stories a second and third also). Her name was Lillith, also known as Marilith or Lilitu, Eve was not the first woman created for the Adam. Lillith is described as a tall, beautiful, obsidian skinned, bat winged female with long red hair. She was the first mate of Adam according to Jewish Myth. She is a Sumerian fertility goddess and the Greek goddess of the dark moon. To Jews and Muslims she is the mother of all succubi (vampires) who suck the life force out of a man with a kiss. In the Bin-Sira version of the Bible, Lillith was created at the same time as Adam. They fought constantly as to who was the superior creation. Adam was created from crystalline (pure) clay where as Lillith was created from sludge. Lillith refused to be submissive to Adam and is said to have flown away. God sent Angels after her to bring her back but she was already fornicating and producing babies (by the hundreds it seems) at the seaside. She refused to come back to Adam.
Adam wanted another helpmeet so God tried again. He let him watch while he built up a woman's anatomy. Using bones, tissues, muscles, blood and glandular secretions, then covering the whole with skin and adding tufts of hair in places, he formed a second 'Eve'. Watching her creation caused Adam such disgust that even when this woman stood there in her full beauty, he felt repugnance. This second wife (who's name was Naamah) was taken away to Heaven and never mentioned again.
God tried a third time. This time taking a rib from Adam's side in his sleep, He 'formed' it into a woman; then plaited her hair and adorned her, like a bride, with twenty-four pieces of jewelry, before awakening him. Adam was in love at first sight. The Old Testament account of Adam and Eve in the Bible is a very abbreviated version of the many tales from different sources.
There are various versions of this story in other ancient accounts that seemingly have been ignored. One such source is the 'Haggadah', a Jewish legend, both oral and written that has been handed down through the ages. According to this tradition, when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit they became naked. Before, their bodies were overlaid with a 'horny, thick (scaly) skin', and they were enveloped with the cloud of glory. The moment they disobeyed the command and ate of the 'knowledge' tree, the skin shed from them and they stood there naked and ashamed. This is how Yahweh knew what they had done. It was because their appearance was so different from before. If Man was created in 'His' image then is this telling us that the image had thick, horny, scaly skin?
The Gnostics have their own version of the Garden of Eden event. Early Church Fathers destroyed or defamed many Gnostic writings that were excluded from the Bible line up. What we know now came mostly from the Nag-Hamadi (Dead Sea Scrolls). According to them, Eve believed the words of the serpent. She looked at the tree of knowledge. She took some of its fruit and ate, and she gave to her husband, and he ate also. Then their mind opened. For when they ate, the light of knowledge (gnosis) shone for them; they knew they were naked with regard to knowledge. When they saw their creators, they loathed them since they were beastly forms. Until they ate from the tree they could not see their creators in their true form.
The Gnostic view of creation sounds a bit like the Jewish Cabala in that the Ultimate and transcendent God never 'created' anything. Not in the way we understand the word create. He (or It) emanated from within Himself the substance of all there is, seen and unseen. They believe that some of these essences are so far removed from the original source that they underwent negative changes along the way. To worship the Cosmos or nature is anathama to them as you could be worshipping corrupt parts that have emanated from the true source (God).
God emanated Aeons, which are mediators between the source and us. Male and female, created he them. One of these Aeonic beings is named Sophia (wisdom). Sophia emanated a flawed consciousness, alone, without partnering up with her male counterpart. The resulting 'Demi-urge' (or half maker) was an abomination, an accident, and quite simply, insane. He goes by the name of Ialdabaoth (in Hebrew Yahweh). This demented god became the creator of the material universe. All of which he created is in his own flawed image. He is unaware that he is not the true Source and has imagined himself as absolute God. Life (creation) cannot exist without the divine spark of the true Creator. Gnostics teach that there is a Saviour, the One, who will come to reconcile us with the absolute. When Sophia told him that there was a creator higher then he, he lured her to Earth by an illusion of light and trapped her within the bondage of matter, from which Jesus rescued her. Ialdabaoth has since decreed that he will keep humanity enslaved forever in the wheel of reincarnation.
In Gnostism human nature 'mirrors' the duality found in the physical world. In part it is made by the false creator and in part it consists of the divine spark of life from the true Creator. Humans contain a perishable physical and mental component as well as an immortal fragment called the 'divine spark'. Most humans do not know that they carry this divine spark within themselves. In death one is released from the prison, but if gnosis is not found during that lifetime, then the light spirals back to become a slave once again.
The Koran has this to say about creation that sounds like a modern genetics lab. ' Man WE did create from a quintessence (of Clay); Then we placed as (a drop of) sperm in a place firmly fixed; Then we made the sperm to clot into a lump of congealed blood (divided cells); Then from this clot we made a fetus; Then we made of that lump to grow bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature.
The Sumerian Eden was located in Dilmun (Bahrain Iraq). Eden contained the Tigris and Euphrates rivers associated with Sumeria. The word Eden comes from a Babylonian word 'Gan-Eden' meaning the garden of the Middle East. In Sumerian myth Anu is supreme God over the entire Universe. His realm was the expanse of the Heavens. His symbol was a star. He lived in Heaven and came to earth during times of crisis or ceremonial visits with his mate Antu. He sent his son's Enki (Lord of the Earth) and Enlil (Lord of the Command) to Earth to establish Eridu, an Earth station, to extract gold from the waters of the Persian Gulf.
Enki (Lord of Earth and Semen) a Sumerian water god impregnates his half sister Ninhursag (Mami). Enki wants a son, but receives a daughter. He then impregnates his daughter who in turn gives him another daughter. Ninhursag decides to put an end to his immoral ways and feeds him poisonous plants from her garden. Enki eats them and becomes deathly ill. One of his damaged body parts is his rib. Nin-ti is created to heal Enki. Nin-ti means 'she who makes live' or 'the lady of the rib', 'ti' means 'live' and 'rib' both.
The Gods complained about all the hard work they had to do and Enki works with his sister Ninhursag in the creation of man. They did this with clay from the Abzu. The word Abzu has been translated a few different ways as a 'watery abyss' and also as 'underground mines'. When they came together to create the Adapa's (men) they failed in their first few experiments. Some were born blind or malformed, one was described as being neither alive nor dead.
Enki and Ninhursag held cleansing rites (disinfecting). They then killed a god named Geshtu-e. His blood was mixed with purified waters and clay, forming a base material, to form man. This base was 'spat' on by the Igigi (younger gods), then they placed the 'base' into the wombs of fourteen Annunaki females to gestate for 9 months. They brought forth seven males and seven females. Later the birth goddess's rebelled at having to bare human Adapa's all the time so Enki again 'mingled' with the creation process. This time he added his own sperm to the mixture and Adapa's where born with 'knowing' or the ability to pro-create. They were no longer clones. These Sumerian accounts can be seen echoed in Mesopotamian and Babylonian accounts also.
Zecharia Sitchin, a noted linguist and Sumerian scholar, has written several books translating Sumerian cuneiform clay tablets. Sitchin claims these are the same as the biblical 'Nefilim' giants and claims the translation means 'those who came down' or 'those, from heaven who came down'. Sitchin further claims the Anunnaki came from a planet named Nibiru some 450,000 years ago. Nibiru is (supposedly) a 12th planet in our solar system. This planet was slowly losing its atmosphere so scouts were sent to various planets to mine gold and send it back. The younger gods were rebelling constantly with all the work they had to do. Enki had the following suggestion; 'Let us', he said, 'create a Primitive Worker who shall be capable of doing the work'! When the amazed Council of the Gods asked how a new being could be created, Enki explained that the being he had in mind already exists a hominid that had evolved on Earth, but had not yet reached the evolutionary stage of the Anunnaki. 'All we have to do', he said,' is to put the 'mark of the gods' on them - to alter them to resemble the Anunnaki'.
Enki is first to come to Earth and is followed by his brother Enlil. There were supposed spaceports, mines, cities and refineries all over the Middle East area and Africa. According to Sitchin's timeline, 300,000 years ago Enki and Ninhursag create an Anunnaki/ape woman hybrid. Enlil comes to the underground mine/laboratory and steals the new workers and brings them back to E.DIN. Enki was enraged at his brother's theft and went to get them back. When Enlil refused to return them, Enki snuck into E.DIN to seduce Eve (and/or genetically alter her). When he was done, Eve had the ability to procreate and Enlil was furious. In his anger he kicked both Adapa and Eve out of the garden. Enki decides to take matters into his own hands and give all the humans the ability to procreate. Interestingly, some of Enki's other names were 'Nachash' which means Serpent and 'knower of secrets'. In Egypt, his symbol was the serpent and the hieroglyph of his name 'PTAH' represented the double helix of DNA, the key to all matters of Life and death. Truly a 'Book of Life' code.
In the early Shinto legends you will find tomes full of references to aerial battles (the Ashura), underwater castle and creatures (Umi Bozo) exotic weapons, TV, and flying dragons that flew 6,000 leagues a day. One of the myths talked about are the statues called Dogu. These statues date back to around 13,000 years ago.
When you look at these Dogu statues you will be drawn to the similarities between their apparel and modern space suits. They have what looks like lenses, rubber cuffs, chest controls, safety straps, communication lights and so on. Most Archeologists call them sex objects or funeral objects. While Dogu statues remain unique, you will find other statues and sketches eerily similar; in Tassali, the Sahara, ancient Australian sketches, Tula giants in Mexico, and Tiahuanaco space gods.
A Chinese legend speaks of Nuwa, who is the goddess who separated Heaven from Earth and she is the supposed creator of the Chinese nation. Nuwa had the body of a snake, a human head and was considered divine in nature. She was also known as Maxi. She and her brother Fuxi married and together, recreated humanity after the great and terrible flood. The Chinese have maintained that their civilization was founded by these amphibious beings that had a human head and a fish or eel like tail. The entity, named Fuxi, has been depicted as both male and female. The date traditionally ascribed to him is 3,322BC.
The America's are filled with pyramids, hieroglyphics, petroglyphs, artifacts and sacred grounds that rival Egypt. These cultures that pre-dated our own left messages for future generations to benefit from.
The Hopi claim knowledge of 'Gamma Ray Bursts' that happen to our galaxy every 10,000 years or so. According to them we are due again. They claim that strange star visitors came down to Earth and told them 'When the blue star appears ...The time of man will end'. Hopi's say the blue star is due to appear again soon. They call this the 'Blue Star Kachina' or spirit. Perhaps that is why the Hopi creation tale tells of the 4th creation (this present one) that lived deep inside the earth till the star visitors led them to the surface to once again live in peace.
Hopi (Tewa) shamans build special sacred ceremonial places to honor the Earth, called Achivas. These Achivas are built underground because according to legend, each time mankind is destroyed at the end of an age; the pure in heart went into the bosom of the Earth to live protected.
They were taken care of by a group of beings they called 'The Ant People'. Native drawings of the Ant people look very much like modern day renditions of greys. They had large heads, little bodies, and long spindly fingers.
The Hopi's called the Pleiadians 'Choochookam', this means 'those who cling together'. They also consider themselves direct descendents of the Pleiadians. The Navajos called them the sparkling suns or the Delyahey. This star system is home to their black God. The Iriquois pray to them for happiness. The Cree teach that they came from this star system to Earth in Spirit form and then incarnated into Flesh and blood.
The Hopi's have many things in common with a culture half way around the world. The Sumerians. I am going to outline a few of those things. This was adapted from Robert Morningsky's work.
. The Hopi Believe the Creator of man is female. The Sumerians also believe this.
. The Hopi believe the Father Creator is KA. The Sumerians believe the Creators essence is KA
. The Hopi believe Taiowa (the sun god) is the Creator of Earth. The Sumerians call him TA.EA
. The Hopi believe two brothers had guardianship over the earth. The Sumerians believe the same
. The Hopi believe Kachinas (Kat'sinas) were righteous one. The Sumerians believed this also, and spelled them KAT.SI.NA
. The Hopi believe Akush to be the dawn Katsina. The Sumerians believed AK.U to be a being of light.
. The Hopi believe ChooChookam is the name for the Pleaides. The Sumerians called it SHU.SHU.KHEM
. The Hopi believe Tapuat is the name of the Earth. The Sumerians called it Tiamat.
. The Hopi call a snake Chu'a (Shua). The Sumerians call it SHU
. The Hopi believe Pahana was the lost brother who would one day come to save mankind. The Sumerians would recognize PA.HA.NA as anancestor from heaven who would return.
Along the Snake River in Western Idaho, there is a handed down story of beings that came from the stars (see above photo). These rock carvings tell of a long and drawn out galactic war that was fought. This legend has been inscribed on rocks as petroglyphs and handed down verbally for aprox 30,000 years. The petroglyphs show the beings meeting the Indians, the war and the destruction of the city they lived in. The ships are triangular in shape, very similar to the ones sited on a near daily basis all over the Americas today. The triangular-shaped craft also had what appeared to be 'flames' shooting out of the back end of them. If you look closer at the drawings, you will see what appear to be helmets on heads and winged beings that the Indians call 'Ogwahanwi'. The pictures of the star beings doing the destruction are two horned creatures. These beings are similar in appearance to the Mayan entity called Kul Ta Kahn. Geologists have studied this area of rock croppings and have found a curious thing. The rocks are covered with a patina about 1/2" deep. They claim that only an intense flash of heat, upwards of 2,000 degree's could have caused this to happen.
The Apache creation tale tells us about a 'god' who came to Earth in a disc. In the beginning nothing existed--no earth, no sky, no sun, no moon, only darkness was everywhere. Suddenly from the darkness emerged a thin disc, one side yellow and the other side white, appearing suspended in midair. Within the disc sat a small bearded man, Creator, the One Who Lives In the Skies Above. As if waking from a long nap, he rubbed his eyes and face with both hands.
When he looked into the endless darkness, light appeared above. He looked down and it became a sea of light. To the east, he created yellow streaks of dawn. To the west, tints of many colours appeared everywhere. There were also clouds of different colours. Creator said to himself. I am thinking, thinking, thinking.. what shall I create today? He went on to create a girl and a boy, then the creatures as he flew back and forth across the lands in his craft.
Early Lakota (Sioux) myths speak of Tiyami. Tiyami is a home that their ancestors came from in the Pleiades. The Lakota people teach that the spirit returns to the seven sisters within that constellation. The modern day Sioux have a humorous side to their nature and when asked if they think they were descended from Aliens, they will tell you 'No, if we were we would have shot the white man with our ray guns'!
Other creation similarities that you might like to explore between Bible accounts and other myths are the 'Enuma Elish', a Babylonian account of The Creation story paralleling the Bible (and pre-dating) nearly step by step; also Noah and his counterparts, Utnapishtim and Ziusudra (Sumerian) and Atrahasis (Babylonian). The Sumerian 'Epic of Gilgamesh', far too many to mention here in one article. An interesting paper is called 'Astreroth and her consort Yahweh' by Prof. Ze'ev Herzog of the Tel Aviv University. Zacharia Sitchins 7 book series on the Anunnaki. The first one is called 'The 12th Planet'. 'The Hidden History of the Human Race' by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson, is a fascinating book that contains information dating signs of civilization back some 65 billion years.
Mankind, on the whole, has been pretty narrow-minded. Throughout history he has limited the populous of the Universe to God, Angels, and Man. There are billions upon billions of star systems that have planets suitable to humanoid life forms. That, in and of itself is also a narrow view, as it is assuming all life forms have to be 'humanlike'.
Last month I touched on a few myths that spoke of 'off world' creators and the seeding of humans on this planet. This month, I'll again speak of those creator gods from myths and ancient texts. Before moving on, there will be a return to some of the material in the first article, along with a few new additions.
In part one we touched on a book called 'The Legends of the Jews'. This 'book' can be found online and will be a worthy read. It spoke of Adam and Eve living in Eden, alongside a creature of reptilian descent, who stood upright, resembled man, was physically stronger, superior mentally, seduced Eve and had a child with her named 'Cain'. There are many mentions of Cain and his descendants in this book. I could delve further into this subject of the fall of man, how the Serpent 'seduced' Eve, literally,Not once but twice! How the birth of Cain was a hybrid reptile/human child. The Aku vs Dracu experiment. I could, but that's for another article.
In the First Book of Enoch, a race known as the Nefilim were sent down from above to bring arts, science and craftsmanship to Man. The Nefilim began teaching man the martial arts and the arts of warfare. They also taught them the forbidden sciences such as incantation, alchemy and astrology. One cruel and unusual thing they did was to 'toy' with our genetic code. They changed man into a half horse or mule, transferring an embryo into another womb. This parallels the Sumerian creation tales and also Zecharia Sitchin's theories (discussed in Part 1).
While the Vedic creation story is not speaking of an off world creator, the texts and manuscripts that come from them are to great to be ignored. Like an account by the hero Krishna that is suggestive of modern weapons; As he takes to the skies in pursuit of Salva: "His Saubha clung to the sky at a league's length...He threw at me rockets, missiles, spears, spikes, battle-axes, three-bladed javelins, flame-throwers, without pausing. The sky seemed to hold a hundred suns, a hundred moons and a hundred myriad stars. Neither day nor night could be made out, or the points of compass."
There is a wealth of fascinating information regarding flying vehicles with fantastic ray like weapons, fighting colossal wars and sounding like Atomic nightmares to be found in the translations of the Vedas, Indian epics, and other ancient Sanskrit text. In the 'Mahabharata', there is mention of weapons called 'divine lightening' there is even a kind of hypnotic weapon. In the Ramayana, there is a description of flying machines called 'Vimanas' (also called celestial houses, cars or chariots), that flew in the upper atmosphere with a great repulsive wind. I'm reminded of a passage in the Hakatha which states; ' The privilege of operating a flying machine is great. The knowledge of flight is the most ancient of our inheritances. A gift from those upon high. We received it from them as a means of saving lives'.
In the Sanskrit Samarangana Sutradhara, it is written - " Strong and durable must the body of the Vihmana be made, like a great flying bird of light material. Inside one must put the mercury engine with its iron heating apparatus underneath. By means of the power latent in the mercury, which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky. The movements of the Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend, vertically descend, move slanting forwards and backwards. With the help of the machines human beings can fly in the air and heavenly beings can come down to earth".
More fantastic still is the information given in the ancient Chaldean work, the Sifrala, which contains over one hundred pages of technical details on building a flying machine. It contains words which translate as graphite rod, copper coils, crystal indicator, vibrating spheres, stable angles, etc. 'Ancient Indian Aircraft Technology' From The Anti-Gravity Handbook by D.Hatcher Childress. The ancient Indian texts on Vimanas are so numerous, it would take volumes to relate what they had to say. The Vedics, who manufactured these ships themselves, wrote entire flight manuals on the control of the various types of Vimanas, many of which are still in existence, and some have even been translated into English. The Samara Sutradhara is a scientific treatise dealing with every possible angle of air travel in a Vimana. There are 230 stanzas dealing with the construction, take-off, cruising for thousand of miles, normal and forced landings, and even possible collisions with birds. Only a few years ago, the Chinese discovered some Sanskrit documents in Lhasa, Tibet and sent them to the University of Chandrigarh to be translated. Dr. Ruth Reyna of the University said recently that the documents contain directions for building interstellar spaceships!
The Egyptian pantheon of Amun, Ra, Horus, Osisris, Isis, Seth, Anubis, Ptah and Thoth don't speak of an off world creationist theory exactly. There are, however, many interesting things to be found within their hieroglyphs and with in ancient scrolls. The time period after the deluge is called 'Zep Tepi'. Some reasearchers claim these Egyptians were survivors of a previous high tech civilization while others look to the skies.
Enoch, known to the Egyptians as 'Thoth' (Lord of Magic and time) and to the Greeks as 'Hermes' (messenger of the Gods) and is often connected to the Celtic tradition as Merlin. Enoch (Thoth) is written history's first astronaut. He was taken aloft by the 'lord' and shown the secrets of Earth and Heaven. He returns with the science of weights and measures for all of humankind.
As one who attained immortality, the secret of how we might become as gods, Thoth promises to return at the end of time with the keys to the gates of the sacred land. In the controversial Dead Sea Scrolls, the book 'The Lost Books Of Enoch' was removed from the Bible by early religious leaders. Enoch describes a wondrous civilization in the past, who misused the keys of higher knowledge and were unable to save themselves from the last cataclysm. Both literally and figuratively they lost the "keys", they lost all higher knowledge. The Egyptians record stories of 'Star Walkers', beings who traveled beyond the 'Great Eye of Orion' and returned to walk among men. The ancient 'Jedai' priest used a language of light to tune the planet. Sound familiar?
While researching Egyptian texts I came across an astounding quote by a man named Vincent Bridges (http://www.vincentbridges.com/index.html). In it he said the following; "We do not have enough information to speculate accurately on the system of origin of any of the Ahau rescue team. We are told in Egyptian sources that the 4 million plus Ahau, or spiritual beings, came from a large number of different worlds. On the wall of the transverse vault of the Osirieon, and in the 146th chapter of the Book of the Dead, the worlds then a part of the sentient or Osirian federation are listed along with the Osiris of each system. If we follow Hurtak's information and think of Arcturus as a transit link, then in a sense the rescue team comes from, or through, Arcturus"
I wrote to Mr. Bridges and asked him where to find this information. He wrote back with the following: " The citation above, the number of Ahua, is based on something from the Pyramid texts and referenced by Budge in his Hieroglyphic dictionary under Ahau. The variant reading of 146 on the transverse vault of the Osireion can be found in the Epigraphical Survey, volume seven on Abydos. This version associates an "Osiris" with images of different species and a location of a specific star system. The BotD version, which is later, tends to generalize this context. But in the Osireion, the distinction is made". My thanks to him for this information .
According to Dogon mythology, Nommo was the first living being created by Amma, the god from the sky who created all men. Nommo soon multiplied to become six pairs of twins. This is a Dogon metaphor for our 12-strand DNA (our present DNA strand contains only two strands). The Dogons have a unique distinction. Supposedly when they left Egypt and migrated to Mali, where they brought with them sacred knowledge in the form of oral traditions - perhaps handed down by the ancient priests of Egypt
One twin rebelled against the order set out by Amma. The Dogon claim this is a metaphor for our souls splitting into two polarities male/female - yin/yang. This twin then entered into the electro magnetic energies of the 3rd dimension, which caused a 'fall' (destabilization) in the Universe. In order to try and correct this 'flaw' Amma sacrificed another of the Nommo, whose body was scattered throughout the Universe (seeding).
The Dogon possess amazing astrological knowledge of things no human eye can see. They claim that this knowledge was given to them by their 'creator' Nommo. The Dogon Elders describe him as having the upper part of a man and the lower part of a reptile or snake. The priests are also adamant that these Nommo are amphibious beings sent to Earth from the star system Sirius. Some describe them looking like Merfolk. This 'fish' god sounds a great deal like the Persian 'Oannes'.
Nommo landed in a ship that had four legs, which walked in the shallows till it reached an area where the vessel floated. The Dogon call this ship 'Pelu Tolu' or the 'Star of the Tenth Moon'. It landed Northeast of the present Dogon homeland. The place where the three legs touched down is sacred to them as it scored the ground, and skidded to a stop. At this time they claimed to see a new star in the sky (possibly a mother ship). This 'star' was described as having a circle of reddish rays around it. There is a Dogon drawing of this spaceship showing the 'Pelu Tolu' spurting flames out of one end. Only recently have telescopes reached far enough into outer space to gaze upon the star Sirius and its partner Sirius B. Maybe they should have just asked the Dogon! The Nommo were called 'Masters of the Water', 'The Monitors' 'The teachers', 'Saviors', and 'Guardians'.
In the Yorba tribes of Nigeria, tradition/myth is orally handed down. According to priests, a high god, Olorun, asked Orishala to descend to the Earth from the stars to create the first man and woman. Orishala was delayed and his brother Oduduwa accomplished the task (compare to Sumerian myth). Later, sixteen other 'gods' came down to create other life forms and to live on Earth. The descendants of these deities are said to have ruled the Nigerian plane and Yorubaland.
One Nigerian tale speaks of a god named 'Aioina' down from the stars to teach the Ainu (man) how to hunt and ish. When Aioina later returned to his people after living among men, the other gods held their noses crying out, " What a terrible smell of human there is". They made Aioina remove all of his clothing before they would welcome him home.
Australian (Aboriginal Religion)
Aborigines are most noted for their religion that embraces 'Dreamtime' which is the dreaming into existence of a place or space. They believe that every meaningful event leaves behind a vibrational residue in the Earth.
In the Creational Myths, Wandjina and Baiame (two creator gods) Came from the 'Southern Cross' a star constellation to create men and women upon this Earth. He gave them commands such as, ''These are the plants you shall eat - these and these, but not the animals I have created.' When drought and famine came to the land, some broke these rules and killed kangaroo rats to eat. They offered some to one of their friends but he refused. He crossed over the river and sat beside a 'tree'. From this 'tree' a coal black, half man, half beast dropped down, picked up the man and carried him back up the 'tree'. The 'tree' then blew out a puff of smoke, let out a loud rending noise, snapped its roots (moorings?) and soared across the river. It rose high, flying towards the south. The Aborigines call this monster the 'tree' Yowee, the spirit of death. To this day the bright cross of the Southern Cross is a sign to all that there is a place for them in the limitless regions of space, the home of the All-Father himself, and that beyond death lays a new creation.
In the early summer, when the constellation of the Great Bear stood in the constellation of the Serpent, Haemosu came to Korea. He was a traveler from 'on high'. He came to Earth in a 'fiery dragon chariot'. He came with a hundreds of other 'gods'. In Korean mythology men ordained to rule have always come down from the clouds. In the Morning he would descend from his home in the clouds and in the evening he would ascend.
Haemosu mated with an Earl's daughter. She born a son named Chumong from an 'egg'. The King thought the egg a monstrous thing and tried to destroy it but the beasts themselves ran away from it.
Interestingly, the Orientals have always worshipped dragons. To them male and female dragons have mated with humans since the beginning. The descendants of theses hybrids became the great rulers. The Japanese Emperor Hirohito traced his ancestry back 125 generations to Princess Fruitful Jewel, daughter of a Dragon King of the Sea. Emperors in many Asian countries claimed to have dragon ancestors. This made them so proud, that everything they used was decorated with dragons and described in terms of the dragon: dragon-throne, dragon-robe, dragon-bed, dragon-boat. Calling an emperor "dragon-face" was a supreme compliment. People believed that rulers could change themselves into dragons. For hundreds of years, Japanese emperors sat concealed behind bamboo curtains whenever visitors came. Anyone who dared to peek was condemned to death. Dragons have been royal advisors.
Serpents in texts
Before I close I want to call your attention to the many references to the 'Serpent' races as gods and within mythology. Many of them supposedly coming down from the skies. One theory on why the fall happened is that when man disobeyed and ate of the tree of knowledge he had his wings clipped (so to speak). The serpent represented our twin DNA coiling around itself. Remember it was the Serpent or DNA that caused the fall. He then had his limbs removed, this is what happened to us as a species certain aspects of it were switched off.
- Seraphim; the word Seraphim means fiery serpent
- Behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices among you, which will bite you, sayeth the Lord."-- Jeremiah 8:17
- The cockatrice is a flying serpent or a Dragon
- The famous Greek historian Herodotus spoke of the flying serpents in his records. Serpents that would invade Egypt and sit in the trees.
"Yet, beware, the serpent still liveth in a place that is open at times to the world. Unseen they walk among thee in places where the rites have been said. Again as time passes onward shall they take the semblance of men."-Thoth
- .Adi Budhnya - Indian serpent god, the virtuality of fire
- Chiminigagua - Columbian creator serpent god of the Chibcha tribe, lives in lake of serpents
- Coatlicue - Aztec earth serpent goddess, mother of all living
- Cipactli - Mayan serpent god, ruler of crocodiles
- Gucumatz - Qiche Mayan serpent god who brought civilization
- Damkina - Babylonian serpent queen, mother of Marduk, wife of Ea
- Degei - Fiji supreme serpent god, originally lived alone with the hawk Turukawa, which gave birth to humans who were raised by Degei
- Dzyu - Tibetan serpent power of creation
- Jormungand - Norse divine serpent, son of loki, world serpent
- Kundalini - the human Naga spirit normally asleep at the base of the spine
Neheb-Kau - Egyptian serpent with human arms and legs, a servant of Ra, the great serpent under world and upon which the world rests
- Quetzalcoatl - Aztec serpent god, the feathered serpent
- Teth - a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, lit. 'serpent' = the lust for life which drives the Wheel of Birth and therefore gives rise to death
- Viracocha - Incan serpent god
- Xiuhtecuhtli - greatest god of the Aztecs, one of whose forms was a fire serpent
- In Babylonian myth the thief who steals the plant of immortality from Gilgamesh is a serpent
- Eros was originally a chthonic snake, a Lord of the Underworld, where death-resurrection took place: v. the myth of Eros and Psyche
- The Aztecs spoke of the great serpent god Quetzalcoatl who descended from heaven in a large silver egg.
- In ancient Greek mythologies Typhon was a serpent God and would often battle with Zeus.
- In the Bible we hear of Michael the Archangel bruising the serpents tail in the Great War in heaven.
To be Continued ...
Copyright (c) 2001 - Lynda Brasier