The idea of the "King of the World" taking the form of a sea-bull was a recurring them in many ancient cultures, most notably in ancient Mesopotamia. In fact it originated with that dynasty of kings who reigned over the antediluvian world and who were all associated with the sea, as well as this divine animal imagery.
These kings included Sargon, Menes, and Narmar. Their historical reality morphed into the legends we have in many cultures of gods said to have come out of the sea at various times and to teach mankind the basic arts of civilization. They were known by various names, such as Enki, Dagon, Oannes, or Marduk (Merodach).
They were depicted as half-man and half-fish, half-goat and half-fish, or half-bull and half-fish, but as I have said, in many of these depictions it is clear that this affect was achieved merely by the wearing of costumes, and that these god-kings were using this archetypal imagery to deify themselves in the minds of their subjects. Dagon was depicted with a fish on his head, the lips protruding upward, making what were referred to as "horns."
This may be the origin for the custom (common in the ancient world) of affixing horns to the crown of a king. It has also been historically acknowledged as the origin of the miter worn by the Catholic Pope.(5) The Christian Church has always been associated with fish. Christ himself took on that imagery, as did John the Baptist, and the early Christians used the fish sign of the "Ichthys" to designate themselves.
From the name "Oannes" we get the words "Uranus" and "Ouranos", but also supposedly "Jonah", "Janus", and "John." Perhaps we finally now understand why the Grand Masters of the Priory of Sion assume the symbolic name of "John" upon taking office.
The syllable "dag" merely means "fish", which makes it interesting to note that the Dogon tribe of Africa, who have long baffled astronomers with their advanced knowledge of the faraway star-system from which they say their gods came, claim that these gods were "fish-men." We may wonder if the words "dag" and "dog" are not etymologically related, especially since the star from whence these fish-men supposedly came is named Sirius, "the Dog Star."
From Dagon comes our word "dragon", as well as the biblical figure of Leviathan, "the Lord of the Deep", a title also applied to Dagon. In fact, many of these Atlantean god-kings received the titles "the Lord of the Waters", "The Lord of the Deep", or "the Lord of the Abyss", which appear to have been passed down from father to son, along with the throne of the global kingdom. These kings were specifically associated with the Flood of Noah, which, as I have mentioned, destroyed their global kingdom, and was somehow linked to their disastrous breeding experiment with the human race that lead to the "Grail bloodline." "I have uncovered mountains of evidence which indicates that the origins of the Merovingian race, and the mystery that surrounds them, lies ultimately with a race of beings, 'Nephilim' or fallen angels, who created mankind as we know it today. It also originated with a civilization, far more ancient than recorded history, from which came all of the major arts and sciences that are basic to civilizations everywhere. As I intend to show, all of the myths and symbolism that are associated with this dynasty can, in fact, be traced back to this earlier civilization. It is known, in some cultures, as Atlantis, although there are many names for it, and it is the birthplace of agriculture, astronomy, mathematics, metallurgy, navigation, architecture, language, writing, and religion. It was also the source of the first government on Earth - monarchy. And the first kings on Earth were the gods." -- Tracy Twyman
Fischer Kings and Queens are the Keepers of the Holy Grail Merovingian Bloodline "The reason for Dagobert's canonization remains unclear. According to one source it was because his relics were believed to have preserved the vicinity of Stenay against Viking raids - though this explanation begs the question, for it is not clear why the relics should have possessed such powers is the first place. Ecclesiastical authorities seem embarrassingly ignorant on the matter. They admit that Dagobert, for some reason, became the object of a fully fledged cult. But they seem utterly at a loss as to why he should have been so exalted. It is possible, of course that the Church felt guilty about its role in the king's death. Guilty, or afraid? For surely they knew that this 'Priest-King of the House of Dagon', with his divine lineage, so beloved by his people that they worship him like a god 200 years later, would of course be avenged for his treacherous murder. Surely they knew, as most Dagobert's Revenge readers know, that the Merovingian bloodline didn't die out, surviving through his son Sigisbert, and continues to jockey for the throne of France to this very day through the actions of various royal bloodlines throughout Europe. Surely they knew that this kingdom would rise again, and that the lost king would return someday. The seeds of his return have already been planted. France is united into the political mass that Dagobert had envisioned it to be when he united Austrasia, and the "Holy Roman Empire", which the Merovingian kings were clearly attempting to form with the help of the Vatican, has now become a reality in the form of the European Union. During WWII and immediately afterwards, the Priory of Sion, that secret order dedicated to the Merovingian agenda, openly campaigned for a United States of Europe. They even proposed a flag, consisting of stars in a circle, which is identical to the flag used by the European Union today. Furthermore, the world empire of the Atlantean kings who spawned the Merovingians is more complete now than it has ever been since the gods left the earth during the Deluge. The United Nations, a feeble example, will surely give way at some point to a united world government strong enough and glorious enough to be called an empire. The fallen kingdom of the gods is clearly returning, and the new Golden Age is upon us. If this author's hunch is correct, this is, indeed, a glorious time to be alive. Dagobert's Revenge." -- Michael Baigent
Oannes in those myths is said to be a fish man who brought all culture to Sumer. But it is obvious no fish man exists and would not have arrived in space craft. He is an allegory for the Sea People who in fact gave all Mediterranean colonies of theirs the languages and alphabets. That is academic fact!
A Look Into The Tale – and Tail – of OannesMay 5, 2017 By Mermaids of Earth Many mythologies feature mermaids, mysterious half-fish, half-human beings. Various cultures worshiped or feared them as deities or spirits. Most have been female, hence the name mermaids. Their male counterparts make rarer appearances in folklore, but there were a few. One of them, Oannes, actually predates the first recorded mermaid – Atargatis, the Assyrian goddess – by several thousand years. Who Was Oannes?Oannes, also known as Adapa and Uanna, was a Babylonian god from the 4th century BCE. It was said he appeared out of the ocean every day as a fish-human creature to share his wisdom with the people along the Persian Gulf. In daylight hours he taught them written language, the arts and sciences, then returned to the sea at night. Oannes did not necessarily look like how we might picture a merman. Some artwork shows him to have a human torso and fish tail, but other materials (including carvings) show a human body with arms, legs and feet surrounded by the form of a fish. You could almost say it looked like a giant fish ‘costume’. We know of Oannes mainly through the stories of a 3rd century BCE Babylonian priest and scribe named Berossus. Only fragments of his writings survived, so the tale of Oannes has been handed down mainly through the summaries of his writings by Greek historians. One fragment reads: At first they led a somewhat wretched existence and lived without rule after the manner of beasts. But, in the first year after the flood appeared an animal endowed with human reason, named Oannes, who rose from out of the Erythian Sea, at the point where it borders Babylonia. He had the whole body of a fish, but above his fish’s head he had another head which was that of a man, and human feet emerged from beneath his fish’s tail. He had a human voice, and an image of him is preserved unto this day. He passed the day in the midst of men without taking food; he taught them the use of letters, sciences and arts of all kinds. He taught them to construct cities, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge. He made them distinguish the seeds of the earth, and showed them how to collect the fruits; in short he instructed them in everything which could tend to soften human manners and humanize their laws. From that time nothing material has been added by way of improvement to his instructions. And when the sun set, this being Oannes, retired again into the sea, for he was amphibious. From Ancient Fragments, by I.P. Cory. In fact, the names of Oannes and the other six sages of civilization – the Apkallu – are engraved in a Babylonian tablet found at Uruk, the ancient city of Sumer (today the city of Warka in Iraq). Berossus the ScribeBerossus wrote three books on the history and culture of Babylonia. Although only fragments of his writings remain, Berossus was well known to historians of his day, as well as those who came later, and was mentioned in their accounts. Indeed, his historical chronologies and writings have been verified for compatibility with other writings of the time by modern scholars. What Are We to Make of the Tale of Oannes?Is it possible then that there is some truth behind the story of Oannes the mermaid? Could it be that that mysterious figure who emerged from the sea onto the Babylonian shore thousands of years ago to enlighten mankind and bring civilization to the world actually existed? Or was Oannes, the all-knowing man-god in fish form, a way for Berossus to explain the mysterious genesis of civilization in terms people of his time would understand? Yet again, we see the concept of a merman/mermaid assisting humankind and being an object of reverence, so it is logical to assume that the connection with many other mermaid tales is not a mere coincidence. We can only hope more writings about Oannes are discovered because his tale remains tantalising to this day!
Medieval Representation of the fish god Oannes At the dawn of humanity, in the cradle of civilization, humans developed a myth that would be deeply ingrained in the culture and tradition of millennia successivi.La descent from heaven of a divine being, with anthropomorphic features but also fish, come to teach the arts and sciences and a giver of knowledge and teachings that the traditions and the ancient myths would be the basis of the initial development of humanity.
"Oannes, Oanne (s), Oen, Oes, monster half man and half fish, came from the Eritrean Sea, and released primitive egg, from which they were taken all other entities, appeared - says Berosus - at a place close in Babylon. He had two heads; the man was located below the fish. At his tail he had joined two feet of the man who had the voice and speech. This monster was among men without eating, gave them the knowledge of letters and sciences, taught them to engage in the arts, to raise temples, build cities, to establish laws, and to fix the with secure fields limitations rules, to sow , and to collect grains and fruits; in a word, everything that could help soothe their costumes. At the going down of the sun, and ritiravasi in the sea and under the waters she passed the night. It appeared later others like him: and Berosus had promised to detect this mystery, but nothing is left. Oannes, Oes, say the scholars, in Syriac means 'foreigner'. So this fable teaches us that there came a time a stranger to the sea which gave the Chaldeans some principles of civilization. It was perhaps from the head to the soles covered with fish skin, and fell every night in his 'vessel', on which he fed without being seen by some [...] "(2). So the "Historical Dictionary of Mythological All Nations of the World," published in 1824, describes the enigmatic figure of the mythical Sumerian god Oannes featured anthropomorphic and fish. Descended from the sky through a "cosmic egg" that God would make her first appearances between 3000 and 4000 BC (if not before) has profoundly marked the culture and consciousness of the ancient peoples of the Arabian subcontinent. Since ancient Babylonian and Sumerian remote sagas have left clear traces of the presence of this myth also testifying its existence in bas-reliefs and engravings. In 275 BC, the Babylonian historian Berosus, in its "opera maxima" the ancient traditions and civilizations of the Arabian subcontinent, leaving us again address the subject further details, yet more questions about the real presence of this divine being. His work, originally made up of three books, has come down to us only through a few quotes or fragments spared by time.
In his dealings Berosus tells how the descent of this strange creature had not been the only Mesopotamian history since it would be ten divine beings who descended to Earth to help the man. But who or what was this really be the featured anthropomorphic? Perhaps the officer archeology it might answer that it is a myth, probably etiological, created derivation to justify the development of some people and perhaps even the existence of an ancient priestly caste then existing. But this explanation answers all our questions? The only answer for us is "No!".
Another medieval representation A negative response not so much for what could actually be a myth, and abbellitosi ampliatosi over the centuries, but because of the enormous amount of descriptions totally sui generis that we have this be not so much as one more of the past but as the god that he would give the spark of knowledge to man. There are many similar myths in many different religions around the world, but the myth of Oannes owns the bases and a number of totally unique documentary database of its kind. This myth also runs, and at the same time anticipates, throughout human history localizing primarily in what were "cradles" of modern civilization (3). THE OANNES The myth of Oannes deeply permeates, and historically, cultural and religious humus of the most ancient civilizations of our planet and at the same time turns out to be the center of one of the most interesting mysteries of the past history. Ancient texts, as modern ones, give little information regarding this legendary figure, data were, however, able to provide some interesting ideas for our reflections. The first people known where this myth is manifested are the Babylonians, ancient culture that between the first concurred the development of civilization.
Various images dell'apkallu Oannes Oannes took this people a fundamental value, and he was given the first civilization of Assyria and Babylon. The output fabled tradition of this divine being from a "primitive egg" (or an oval shaped structure) that had led up to Earth so that he could show people in his anthropomorphic form. In later periods, and mainly in the early cultures Arabic modern myth and figure of Oannes will be studied in a different key that will refer to the god fish as one of the many manifestations of "beneficial genes" (Jinn) interacting with man, that these figures will be very dear to the medieval Arabian cultural tradition. A work Greek imperative enables us to fully comprehend the mystery linked to the god-fish, the first of the Seven Sages of the Sumerian tradition on the origins of civilization. "Babiloniaka" (4) was the work written by the aforementioned historian Berossus (5) which was Chaldean priest of the god Bel (Marduk) and that after years of hard work produced in 275 BC in which three volumes picked up the story, the uses and the traditions of the ancient Mesopotamians.
Unfortunately the original text of "Babiloniaka" has now been lost; However, its content is known to us thanks to some fragments that were reported by other authors and allowed even if a partial preservation of the text up to date. The material came down to us focuses mainly on the history of creation as well as codified by the ancient Babylonians in over two millennia of history. Its durability has been possible thanks to a monaco of Constantinople, known as Syncellus or Synkellos (eighth century AD) who had suddenly lost this material from "Chronicles" the father of the Church Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260-340 AD) which in turn he had borrowed from an epitome of Beroso books made in the first century BC by Alexander Polyhistor (6). As I said the work consisted of three volumes in which the history of Babylon had been condensed from its mythical origins until the advent of the conqueror Alexander the Great (336-323). Central to our discussion is the extant material from the first book, which speaks of the myth of the Seven Sages (that we will address shortly) and the Babylonian civilization origins. Following what is the Polyhistor version, we read: "There was a great multitude of people to Babylon, and they lived without laws like wild animals. In the first year a beast, called Oannes, appeared from the Eritrean Sea, in a place adjacent to Babylon. His whole body was that of a fish, but a human head had grown up under the head of the fish, and human feet were similarly grown from the tail of the fish. It was a human voice. One of his image is still preserved today. He (Berosus, note) says that this beast was passing the days with men, but not eating food. It gave man the knowledge of literature, science and art of all kinds. He also taught them how to found cities, erect temples, formulate laws and measure the fields. He revealed their seeds and fruit picking, and in general gave them everything that is connected with the civilized life. From the time of the beast nothing new was discovered more. But when the sun was setting, this beast Oannes plunged into the sea and spent his nights in the abyss, because it was amphibious. Later also it appeared other animals. He (Berosus, note) says it will discuss these things in the Book of Kings (7). Oannes wrote about the birth and the government, and gave man the following story. "
At this point Polyhistor, referring to the text of Berosus, Oannes presents a narrative that would have given men the origin of life. During the reading definitely happen to make a comparison that in our case seems quite forced. In the story it speaks of a primitive described life in all respects as if it were the "primordial soup" in which modern science seems to be traced back to the first origin of life. Let's see how the story continues: "He (Oannes, note) says that there was a time when everything was darkness and water and this water that strange beings with bizarre shapes it bred ...", the text goes on to describe as the first forms of life were strange beings, hybrids between different species who fought with the life and for the life that up to a certain form of balance did not begin to presentarsi.La description that has been made by Berosus about Oannes, although came to us in a very fragmentary, it is significant of the fundamental contribution that this be gave to the development of civilization in the southern basin of Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates.
Sarcophagus coming from Assyria now kept at the Pergamum Museum in Berlin which depicts two Oannes For the successors of the Babylonians, the Assyrians, Oannes (also called Oes) is the Greek form of "name of the monster" which the ancient tradition attribute the merit of "civilized Chaldean". This divine being, this "genius" or "foreigner" as it was called differently, had a monstrous as to inspire fear in all those who were able to observe. Significantly, if we were to really get in front of a living being, and featured a total deviation from the man understood in the proper sense. If he was credited with having civilized people then living in Chaldea would have undoubtedly a "superior culture" than the populations there located and had plausibly belong to a superior civilization (terrestrial or not to be). Over the centuries it has since fallen many times in error by identifying representations referred to a priestly caste of ancient Babylon such images related to Oannes. We know that classical archeology at the side of the myth, and the representations of this strange being, existed a priestly caste that was probably the only holder and guardian of knowledge from it given and also dressed in vestments in which ricalcarono all respects the zoomorphic form of god. Another problem often quoted refers to the place in which the god would have appeared. According to Berossus "... it would appear in mythical times coming out of the Eritrean Sea to the borders of Babylon ...". With map in hand you will notice immediately that the Eritrean Sea is very far compared to the borders of Babylon. The "Sea Erirthraeum" however, was for many geographers of antiquity the Red Sea, but given the distance from the Chaldean this sea it is possible that "Oannes" might have had his "vessel" right in the Persian Gulf.
THE MYTH OF THE SEVEN WISE Sumerian
Full of charm and mystery is another Sumerian tradition which refers to the god Oannes, the myth of the Seven Sages. The Seven Sages, called in Akkadian "Apkallu" (ap-kal-lu = wise) and in Sumerian "Abgal", were the beings who lived before the great flood, or mythical time whose "creation" was commissioned by the god Enki ( Ea in Akkadian literature) which granted them the gift of wisdom. Modern difficulty in understanding this myth is that although there are many references to these beings, significant sources are extremely late, implying the possibility that it may be an etiological myth (8). This hypothesis, however, was often criticized for failing to take into account some elements that we offer today through the Archeomisteri pages. Historical facts tell us that the myth of the Seven Sages was already present in 3,000 BC and refers to them as wise beings also extremely skilled in the use of "magic and spells" (9). In the texts in Akkadian, the oldest, which testify to the presence of the myth of the seven sages, what purports to be the oldest is the "Epic of Erra," the epic composition dedicated to the Babylonian god of war and sciagura.La placement historical development of this text has been very difficult, but the current thinking is inclined line in place it in the period of Ur III (end of the third millennium BC). In the text of the Seven Sages they are also called "fish-puradu" indicates a very close bond with their favorite element, water. The first of these Seven Sages is what perhaps matters most to our treatment and is indicated by the name of "Oannes" .Oannes and the Seven Sages are so inextricably connected, in time defined mythical, with the exercise of royalty as councilors of sovereign prior to the flood as well as having the knowledge that would begin to ancient civilizations.
OANNES AND THE PEOPLE ELECTED: ARE THE CONNECTIONS?
The origin of the Jews, as well as their name implies, is among historians still a matter of heated debate. It seems that in ancient times they were called Habiru, name that appears differently transcribed in many Eastern peoples that defined Habiri them Apiru, Hapiru. However, both the Hebrews name (modern) that the name Habiru share a common root Hbr. Historians believe, however, that most likely it is not the same people. Several scholars (10), however, likely to believe that the Jews might have established a restricted subset of Habiru Mesopotamians. The term "Jews" is done today probably come from one of the patriarchs of antiquity: Eber, one of the descendants of Shem, son of Noah savior from the great flood. The term "Jews" has been put in relation with a Semitic root sinewy to nomadism. This connection, however, remains still un'ipotesi.Il term is not generally used by the Jews themselves, but from other people to identify, at least until more or less recent times. Eber remains one of the mythical patriarchs linked to age leggendaria.Il his name may have been mentioned in the ancient city of Hebron and probably also the same name of Abraham, born in Ur of the Chaldeans in Mesopotamia. It is remarkable that the era legendary history of the Jews let glimpse very clearly extremely important data for future research. You can identify (the mythical time of the Babylonian story) the "ten antediluvian Kings", ten of which Oannes Beoroso tells us in his works with the ten biblical patriarchs (whose longevity is present both in the Mesopotamian narratives in the Bible )? The links and references between Jews and Mesopotamia seem to be very many. The myths, legends, and partly the story itself evidence of the presence of the myth of the legendary Oannidi both during the Chaldean period than in Hebrew. Scholars like Prof. Solas Boncompagni, who personally owe a lot to these our studies, believe plausible to assume that the Jews, the subgroup Habiru, might have established a narrow circle priesthood holder of the mythical teachings of Oannes. The work of more than 50 pages of Boncompagni, however, has so far only opened an interpretive alternative-crack on the history of the chosen people, despite having supplied really interesting elements to this field of study. Recent research, as we have seen previously, could make us assume that alongside the ancient appearance of this strange being in the land of Babylon could be kind a priestly caste that tried to copy the features and keepers of knowledge. Perhaps the early Hebrews / Habiru formed precisely this elite caste. The memory of Oannes business has survived in part in the monotheistic Jewish culture in Aprocrifo Gospel called the "Acts of Pilate." This text, in a given verse, tells of how Jesus entered Jerusalem in the guise of an emissary of God and how the people acclaimed him, calling him "Oannes that come from heaven." According to this sentence would be due to an error of transcription or translation in the distorted version of the well-known "Hosanna in the highest." The contemporary Jewish scholar "Chaim Yehoshua well", however, says he is convinced the first case (where it is called into question Oannes) because, philological, the name in the original texts would have been just Oannes. Yehoshua Ben is then referred to as Christian iconography Jesus it is explicitly characterized by the figure of "fish" (11), as were many other great mystics of the past. Obviously we can pass as good these hypotheses even in the absence of significant data, with the benefit dell'inventario.Abbiamo seen previously as Enoch was probably one of the patriarchs to be admitted to the vision of "divine spheres". Enoch is now known for a fact that has strong correlations with subjects that are beyond the topic of the discussion. This patriarch is said in the "Book of Enoch" (II - I century BC) apocrypha of the Old Testament, "was taken to heaven by a strong wind and taken to a Big Crystal House, in the presence of the Sons of the Saints" called , coincidentally, Osannini or Osannes. These beings interacted at length with the patriarch who says, among other things, that:
"... they told me that the universe is full of planets inhabited and guarded by angels called the Watchers or watcher; and they showed me the captains and the heads of the Orders of the Stars. They showed me two hundred angels who have authority over the stars and the services of the sky; they fly with their wings and go around the planets ... "
No need to say that this is the second - the first century BC, and that if we consider the letter, evidently contains scientific information staggering.
COMPARISONS MYTHOLOGICAL The mythological comparisons presented thus far do not end, because the idea of a God-fish we find in many other peoples of the ancient Middle East. Phoenicians, Syrians, Arameans and all the Amorites worshiped a god-Fish Called Dagone (Dagon), another god by many powers. In his name, however, is the same meaning of "fish", given its Hebrew root "dag" = "fish." For these reasons, some orientalists and mythographers recognized in another god, Derketo / Atargati, the same Dagon. If we were to move away from Arabia might find interesting parallels to China and is deeply ingrained the legend of one of the mythical demigods initiators of civilization, coincidentally featured anthropomorphic fish Fu Hsi fish-man with extraordinary ability and today better known in the West as the first "compiler" of the I Ching, the "Book of changes". From China, the legend of this mythical man-fish expanded throughout the East, but the first manifestation is made up even in this case to 3,000 BC. Thus, there are similarities between Dagone, the Philistine Derceto and Oannes (in its various locations), as well as Mithraism was no less encompassing in its rituals ones that could be the last vestiges of ancient cults dedicated to the god Oannes. Just Mithraism fact adopted a ceremonial headdress featured somewhat "unusual" hat that we can still observe during normal Christian liturgical celebrations. The bishops and ecclesiastical hierarchies in fact using the Mithras, an ancient headdress derived precisely from the Mithraic religion and incorporated by the Catholic Church during its beginnings.
the miter used by the popes and bishops of the Roman Catholic Church, has the features of a fish, clearly harks back to the ancient cult of the god Oannes
DAGON, MAN FISH
In confirmation of the events we help us another fact highly important that the rest of our discussion will find truly unique comparisons. The man-fish Sumerian cult was widespread in ancient virtually throughout the Middle East. Oannes was worshiped by the Philistines as Dagon (or Odakon), while a tribe of Mali (in sub-Saharan Africa), the African Dogon tribe, I still called today "Nommo".
According to the explanations so far, from the Middle East to the Mediterranean countries, there are many legends about beings with similar characteristics to those of Oannes. It must be said that Oannes is the name given by the greek mythological Elladio being the Akkadian people actually called "Uan". Even in America, the Mayans worshiped an amphibious they called "Uaana" which means "one who lives in the water." Note that mythical characters have similar names in the civilizations that have never been in contact with each other. The Philistines worshiped a amphibious creature called Dagon who was depicted, along with his companion Atargatis, with fish tail and body. Dagon belongs to the same linguistic root of "Dogon", the name of the aforementioned tribes of Mali who loves the Nommo, a superior being from the body of fish, propitiatory of their entire culture, which came in the clouds in an "egg hot ". In Rhodes, finally, we find the Telchines, amphibious gods with magical powers, Zeus banished from the island because they had dared to "change" the climate.
FROM THE OANNES DOGON: INSTRUCTORS ALIENS?
The Dogon are an African people stationed on the plateau of "Bandiagara" in the Republic of Mali. This population came into contact with the Western world after 1920. In 1931 the French anthropologists Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen settled there for several years to study its culture and traditions. An old priest of the tribe, Ogo Temmeli, was the one who began to reveal the secrets held for millennia by the priestly caste of the Dogon. They spoke of the Nommo, amphibious creatures civilizing from the star Sirius, and showed to Griaule and Dieterlen to possess precise knowledge about this star.
Typical depictions of Dogon referred to the celestial Nommo In 1950, the Dieterlen published the results of their studies in the book "The Renarde Pale," but you will have to wait until 1997 to see confirmed in the Dogon mythology incredible astronomical knowledge. The Dogon were in fact aware of the fact that Sirius is a multiple system with Sirius A, Sirius B and Sirius C.Dimostrarono to know that Sirius B revolves around Sirius A, the main star, with an elliptical orbit with a period 50. In addition, most disconcerting thing, knew the exact location of Sirius A within the ellipse formed by the rotation of Sirius B around the main star. Sirius B was called "Po Tolo"; "Tolo" means star while "Po" is the name of a cereal that has the characteristic of being heavy despite the small dimensioni.Sirio B, astronomically speaking, it is in fact a white dwarf with an extremely high density. The Dogon claimed that it was composed of a substance "heavier than all the iron of the Earth". Ogo Temmeli also revealed that a second companion of Sirius A accompanied "Po Tolo", and his name was "Emmeia", was four times lighter than "Po Tolo" and orbited around Sirius A with a period of six years. The Sirius system was therefore a ternary system. Sirius B, the small white dwarf was seen and photographed until 1970 while Sirius C was detected in 1997 through mathematical calculations on the disturbance of the orbits of the two stars (12). Clearly this knowledge held for millennia as a tribal people about knowledge that only now we can and we may have disconcerted, and disconcerting, the entire global anthropological community. Knowledge of the Dogon was not just confined to Sirius. Ogo Temmeli also drew the planet Saturn within a larger circle (rings), and knew that Jupiter has beside him the "four companions" main (Galilean moons notes). The Earth was depicted as a sphere and knew the principle of rotation on its axis (along with that of the other planets). They knew that the Moon is "dead and dried," that the Universe "is an infinite number of stars and intelligent life" and that the Milky Way, our galaxy, has a spiral movement which also involved our sun. Everything what now may perhaps seem obvious in a society that bases its main points on the mass media, but it is quite amazing when you consider that only a few centuries ago for us Westerners the Earth was flat. The Dogon, however, knew as early as 1931, but certainly long before, the structural details of the Sirius system that only recently we have acquired and that these people had inexplicably passed since the beginning of time (13). But where did this knowledge come from? As we have seen through Archeomisteri, any good book of ancient history may help us understand how many peoples of antiquity could get profound astronomical knowledge from observations made with the naked eye. But Sirius B is not visible to the naked eye, and less still is Sirius C. It could therefore be assumed that all these notions are cultural reminiscent of a contact occurred once among the ancestors of the Dogons and the mythical Oannes, which according to some (14 ) it would be no more or less the first emissary from an extraterrestrial civilization. The Nommo were not for the Dogon but of semi-divine beings, half man and half fish, which came down from the sky on board a large circular ark, and they used the water to survive. In addition, the Dogon distinguished between the object that landed on Earth and another ark, which remained instead in heaven and that could be easily interpreted as a "mother ship". According to the tradition of the Dogon these beings once descended from their vehicle, they would try first water to dive. The meeting with the Eight Nommo would however not take place in the desert where they now reside. Recent theories identify the Dogon as the descendants of a people of Mediterranean origin, the Garamantes, who arrived on the plateau of Bandiagara between 1200 and 1500 AD coming from Mesopotamia. In ancient Dogon they were in contact with the cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia, and perhaps it was here that the Dogon learned their amazing astronomical knowledge. Pull the threads of the discussion now becomes a very difficult task. We said as from Mesopotamia to China, from South America to Iceland (where it is also this myth of a civilizing god-fish), there is a common thread that binds the beginning of civilization to the presence of a being with anthropomorphic features and of fish. Oannes is a cultural / religious unique spanning dozens of peoples and countries throughout the ancient world. It is possible to speculate that a possible contact with these beings indigenous peoples led to a "cultural exchange" between two worlds and the acquisition by the Sumerians and Egyptians astronomical and technological knowledge otherwise inexplicable? Maybe so, how they have expressly He said in the sixties known astronomer Carl Sagan, the uS, and Iosif Shklovsky, since the data that history presents us in this regard seem to be in effect at least incontrovertible that effect.
1. Presented at the "4th Symposium on Lost Origins of Civilization and anachronisms Historical Archeology", San Marino - November 8, 2003, report by Enrico Baccarini. 2. "Historical and Mythological Dictionary of All Nations of the World", by G. Pozzoli, F. Romans and A. Peracchi - Livorno, Printing Vignozzi 1824. 3. From India, to China, to South America, north Europe up to ancient mesopotamia. 4. Burnstein Mayer, S., "The Babyloniaca of Berossus" in SANE 1/5, Undena Publications, Malibu 1978. See also: Jacoby, F., "Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker" Dritter Teil C, Leiden 1968 # 680, p. 389; Schnabel, P., "Berossus a die babylonische hellenistische Literature", Berlin 1923; Hrozny, F., "Oannes, Dagan a Dagur" MVAeG 1903 No. 5, pp. 94-106. First name. 5. That in its Greek form was Berossos, originally Babylonian Bel-usur. 6. "Encyclopedia Britannica" (XIV ed. London and New York, 1929), III, p. 460. 7. That is, the second book of Babiloniaka. 8. Etiology - part of a science that studies the origins of a phenomenon. In the specific case of archeology or of mythological study the etiology is identifiable as the search for the origins of traditions, myths and symbols institutions. 9. A metaphor probably their superior culture. 10. As mainly Michaeli. 11. In reference to the Greek translation of the word Christ. 12. As Sirius C is probably a red dwarf of magnitude 15, that is thousands of times less bright Sirius A. 13. Obviously in symbolic form and mythologized. 14. Given the incredible knowledge held by this population that possibility is more than ever today credited.