Nabu - Babylonian god of wisdom
- were they the gods of the ancient world?
and more researchers say that ancient human history is wrong.
DNA-testing and resent archaeological findings are pointing
to that we soon will have to rewrite the books. And it seems
to me that the Denisovans will be the game changers.
were not humans as us Homo sapiens but could the Denisova
hominins have been the gods from legends and religious scriptures
- even the Bible?
The gods from the ancient times were not
living in a theological heaven but on Earth - among the people.
They were like teachers.
taught the people how to write, they showed them how
to do farming and they even helped people in domestic disputes.
There were many of
them. In the Christian bible you will find more than 30 gods,
and Hinduism has millions of gods and demigods! These gods
humans but most often they were described as very tall. Findings
from a cave in Siberia shows that we have had another rase
of human beings: Denisova hominins. They were very tall -
and seemed to have had advanced technologies for the time.
let us start by taking a look at what we know about the Denisovans:
It all started in when a tooth believed to be more that 50.000
years old was found in Denisova cave in the Altai Mountains
in Siberia in 2008. In the same layer the archaeologists also
found a beautiful bracelet with a hole that had been made
by high speed drilling. DNA-sequencing of the tooth showed
that it did not belong to a modern human (homo sapiens sapiens),
but to another species or sub-species of the genus homo. They
archaeologists called them Denisovans (denisova hominins;
homo denisova). The Denisovans are now extinct but the scientists
now believe that they lived among and interbred with the ancestors
of some modern humans. Yes, you will find three to five percent
of Denisovan DNA in Australian aboriginals, and six percent
in the Melanesians of Papua New Guinea.
for more information
Denisova jaw, Taiwan
Denisova jaw from Tibet
Horserider Altai Mountains
Ra 2 crossing the Atlantic
Lucy - very small skull
Early modern man
Morocco jaw - oldest?
El, tall leader of the gods
Gabriel - a fallen angel?
Agni - hindu semi-god
Lord Siva with blue eyes
Enki creates humans
Ziusudra in his ship - tall
Human headed bull
Babylonian god - tall
Marduk - tall king/god
Gods and kings, Egypt
Great Pyramid - no tomb!
Serapeum of Saqqara
Daughter of Akhenaten
Thor - from the film
Rollo the Walker
Waiting for Lono to return
|Quetzalcoatl - Aztec statue
|Viracocha in Kon-Tiki sail
The Kon-Tiki raft
Statue of Bochia
Pacal Votan in a rocket?
Elongated skull Peru
Elongated skull Ecuador
Tall king of South America
Tall indian chief
Kachina dancers - white?
Terje in his yatch
Queen Salote - tall
Of royal family in Fiji
Statues of Easter Island
Turkey and Easter Island
Footprints of giants, Tuvalu
Giant's grave in Tuvalu
Giant stones of Baalbek
Pyramid of the sun
Great Pyramid of Cholula
Gunung Padang, Indonesia
Wall in Peru
A pover plant - with oblisk?
Gornaya Shoria, Siberia
Wall on Easter Island
Gray all the way!
Restored dolmen Siberia
Stone in Cusco wall
Casting Great Pyramid
Vitrified stone, Peru
God - a Denisovan?
Chimp and human brain
and Denisovan skulls
Pain giving birth
The tooth and other specimens found in the Denisova cave show
that the Denisovans must have been very tall. Some believe
that they might have been related to the Homo heidelbergensis
found in South Africa that were regularly over 2.13 meters
(7 feet) in height.
Later findings of teeth in the cave,
like one extremely large and much older than 50.000 years
suggests that the Denisovans might have been present in the
area at least twice over an extended period - or might have
visited the area from neighbouring regions.
A large and ancient jawbone was quite recently
dredged by fishermen in the Penghu Channel, 25 kilometres
off the coast of Taiwan. It is believed to have been a Denisova
jaw because of the size and large teeth - but unfortunately
no DNA could be extracted. The bone is believed to be around
200.000 years old!
And, also recently, what is believed to
be a Denisovan jawbone was discovered on a Tibetan Plateau
at an altitude of more that 3.000 meters. This is dated to
be more than 160.000 years old! Also here no DNA could be
extracted but through the analysis of proteins the scientists
suggest this must have been a Denisovan hominis.
Findings in the cave tell that the Denisovans made fine jewellery.
Not only the bracelet was found but also a tiara and a ring
made of ivory! Plus beads of ostrich shells less that one
centimetre in diameter with a hole slightly wider that a millimetre!
The ostrich at that time lived more than thousand kilometres
away from the Denisova cave, and also in Africa! Yes, simular
beads have been found in a cave in South Africa, and they
are dated to be at least 44.000 years old (and world famous
professor Lee Berger says that that there is no doubt what
we can call giants once existed in South Africa - see my article
here)! Also a seven centimetre
polished needle that has an eyehole at one end for tread was
found in the Denisova cave. And a kind of stone "pensil"
with sign uf usage, might be by marking a marble pebble that
had traces of ochre. Plus a bone-whistle that might have been
part of a larger flute!
And it does not stop with jewellery, needles,
pensils and musical instruments: The archaeologists did in
2009 find DNA of a horse, in the same layer as the other artefacts
in the Denisova cave. It is called a Ovodov horse and was
earlier believed to have died out 400.000 years ago. But new
findings show that the horse was alive more recently. Did
the Denisovans ride on horses when they went hunting?
Travelled the world
The Denisovans did not only make fine jewellery and make music:
They must also have travelled the world! As mentioned earlier:
The scientists have found Denisovan DNA in the melanesian
people of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands in the Pacific.
Also the native American Indians have traces of Denisovan
DNA. You will find the DNA in Mexico and there is an area
with plenty Denisovan DNA in Brazil. Yes, as we have seen:
Their DNA even got as far as Australia!
So how did they get there? Well, my Norwegian
countryman Thor Heyerdahl said that the oceans were not barriers
but roads. And he proved it by crossing the oceans in so called
primitive vessels used in older times. First with the balsa
raft Kon-Tiki across the Pacific Ocean and later across the
Atlantic Ocean with the reed boats Ra 1 and Ra 2. His papyrus
reed boats were built almost exactly as depicted in the ancient
pyramids of Egypt!
Can it even be that the Denisovans
were the architects behind the ancient megalithic structures
like the Great Pyramid of Egypt, the Sacsayhuaman wall in
Peru, the T-shaped pillars of Göbekli Tepe - even Stonehenge
So what about us humans? Well, according to Wikipedia: "Homo
sapiens is the only extant human species. The name is Latin
for "wise man"." The first emergence of Homo
sapiens was supposed to be roughly 300,000 years ago and the
emergence of full behavioral modernity roughly 50,000 years
For many years we learned that Lucy
was the first step in the evolution from being an ape to becoming
a human; that she was the first early human ancestor. Lucy
was 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in) tall and weighed 29 kg (64 lb). She
had a small brain (about 375 to 500 cc), but the pelvis and
leg bones were almost identical in function to those of modern
humans, so was believed that she could walk upright. Lucy
was discovered in 1974 in Africa, so it was the accepted theory
that modern human had come from Africa.
Well, Lucy is not longer classified as
a Home sapiens but as the hominin species Australopithecus
afarensis. And many scientists now believe that the emergence
of Homo sapiens sapiens, anatomical modern human, took place
both in Africa and in Eurasia between 100.000 and 30.000 years
ago. But the latest findings - a jawbone in Morocco - asks
if it is possible if the Homo sapiens lineage became distinct
as early as 350.000 years ago!
So what did our ancestors do 30.000
years ago? Did they make beautiful bracelets? Did they sail
to America? Did our first ancestors ride on horses? And what
about 100.000 years ago - or even earlier? No - the only tools
they had were primitive clubs and stones. They did definitely
not make ocean-going boats and travelled the world!
So what happened in the very ancient
past? Was Homo sapiens not the superior being on planet Earth
- the "wise man"?
Daughters of men
In the Christian bible we can reead the following (Genesis
6-1): "When men began to increase in number on
the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God
saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married
any of them they chose."
Well, the word used in the original
bible-scriptures was of course not the English word "God"
but the Hebrew word "Elohim" - and "Elohim"
is the plural form of the word "El". So the "God"
of Genesis was one of many gods; you will find 34 of them
in the bible! The re-interpretation took place in the 7th
to 6th century BC during the so called "one-god"
ideology; the gods became to one God.
offspring of the sons of God/gods and the daughters of men
was in the Hebrew bible called Nephilim (Genesis
Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward
- when the sons of God went in to the daughters of humans,
who bore children to them. These were the heroes that were
of old, warriors of renown."
The last sentence has caused much debate:
Who were the heroes of old? Were they the sons of the gods
- or were they the offspring of the sons of the gods and women
on Earth? And who were these Nephilim? Some has rendered the
word Nephilim to mean "giants", others to "fallen
angels" and some even that the word describes aliens
from outer space.
Hinduism - the oldest religion
The Christian religion is far from the oldest religion in
the world. Hinduism is believed to be the oldest - it is estimated
to have been started between 2300 and 1500 BC in the Indus
Valley, in what today is Pakistan and northwest India.
Hinduism is said to have had more
than 30 million gods and demigods. How can that be? Well it
is sometimes explained like this: "Krishna, the supreme
being, has put into place individuals that oversee different
parts of the material universe. These individuals are powerful
beings that have been appointed by Krishna and have been bestowed
with the necessary powers and abilities to manage and govern
their area of creation. They can be referred to as demigods."
Some say that these gods and demigods
were "sages" or spiritual leaders. One of the demigods
was Agni, who carried messages between humans and the gods
through fire sacrifices.
The gods in Hinduism were not so deferent
from the people they ruled - they often lived among them and
behaved more or less like them. But were taller and had more
knowledge. It is believed that the god that was called Lord
Shiva was more than 7 feet tall (2 meters) - very tall for
his time! And had blue eyes.
In some of the stories the demigods
went to war against the gods, who lived in the Himalayas.
The Sumerian civilisation of ancient Mesopotamia, from approximately
4500 to. 1900 BC, was one of the oldest in the world. The
area where they lived was what today is southern Irak.
As we find it in the Christian bible,
the Sumerian legends tell of a flood where the ancient gods
wanted to eradicate the human race they had created. According
to their king-list this deluge took place about 30.000 BC.
the deluge the gods once more descended from heaven (mountains?)
and ruled the area. Later their sons and then the sons they
got with the human females ruled.
The ancient Sumerian dynasties had
an advanced technology. They built pyramidal buildings of
stone (ziggurats) and statues of their half-god kings - often
with inlaid blue eyes. They also had their own form of sphinx'es
- of the largest were two 20-foot-tall (6 meters) statues
of human-headed bulls.
After the Sumerian period the Babylonian period followed
-with the their culture overtaking about 1700BC.
Under King Hammurabi (1792-1750BC)
male deities were often elevated on expense of the older gods.
These gods were looking like ordinary humans but they were
tall and had European features. They often married female
humans and there were a multitude of semigods - the most famous
were Marduk and Gilgamesh.
Gilgamesh successfully revolted against
the overlord King Agga - and made the wall around the city
of Uruk. Depictions and statues of him show that he was very
Tall was also Marduk, who became
the king of the Babylonian gods. He preceded over compassion,
justice, healing, regeneration and magic.
The pharaoes of Egypt
Egypt had more than 2000 deities/gods in ancient times.
Ra was the sun god, and often considered the most important
god (it might be noticed that the old Polynesian world for
sun also is "ra", today often spelled "la").
Another important god was Thoth - the god of knowledge. He
was believed to have invented language and the Egyptian hieroglyphics.
He was also an adviser for the gods. The pharaohs of Egypt
was considered "a god on earth"; often to have descended
from the gods. Many of the Egyptian pharaohs were depicted
as very tall, much taller than ordinary people.
You might remember the TV-program
where they tested the DNA of Tutankhamun and found that he
had haplogroup R1b1a2, which is rare in Egypt but common in
western Europeans. Resent testing of another mummy shows the
same: It belonged to European haplogroup (on the mother side).
I have recently asked one of the DNA-researchers by email
if they have found the same from other mummies but no reply.
Well, I have been told by a Norwegian archaeologist that my
research on ancient humans can be dangerous - without wanting
to tell me why.
A interesting question is also how
they ancients managed to make the Great Pyramid of Egypt and
many of the items found: They seem to have been made with
a technology we do not have to day - we will not be able to
replicate them. We are always told that the pyramids were
tombs for the pharaohs but not mummy has ever been found inside
Yes, another question is how they
managed to get the large granite coffer into the so called
Kings Chamber of the Great Pyramid - it is too large to get
through any of the channels leading to chamber! Take also
a look at the large black boxes of granite buried in a hillside
cave system about 12 miles south of the Great Pyramid. How
did they manage to move these Serapeum of Saqqara? How did
they manage to get the enormous lid placed on top of the box?
Who made them? How? And why?
Well, the ancient Egyptians themselves
claimed that divine beings existed in Egypt thousands of years
before the pharaohic dynasties. They were known as Shemsu
Hor ("The followers of the god Horus") -
and they were the tall and fair-complexioned rulers who gave
the people the knowledge of mathematics, astronomy, agriculture,
In 820AD the sultan El-Rashid
Al-Mamun was told that the Great Pyramid was bulit by
superhuman giants called Sheddai.
Another ancient legend tells that the ruling elite of prehistoric
were super-humans, some with elongated skulls, some described
as giants. And yet another legend recounts that the pyramid
was built by a race
The Greek mythology might have evolved from stories of
the island of Crete. The Ideon cave on the mountain of Ida
in central Crete was said to be the birthplace of Zeus, who
later ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus.
The earliest versions of the Greek
myths might date back to about 3000BC, but they only appear
in written form by the Greek poets Homer and Hesiod - who
both were writing in the period about 750 to 650 BC.
The Titans was a race of giants that
had incredible strength and knowledge: They were the children
of the primordial deities and lived upon a mountain; Mount
Othrys in the Greek mainland. They were often called Elder
Gods and preceded the twelve Olympian gods that lived on Mount
Olympus, the tallest mountain in Greek.
For about ten years the Titans were
fighting several wars against the Olympian gods. The last
ended in victory for the Olympian gods. In one of the wars
the titan Prometheus stole the fire from the Olympian gods
- an act that some say might have started civilization as
we know it.
A seduction of a mortal woman by a
male god resulted in a heroic offspring.
The Norse gods
The principal gods of the Norse mythology are called Aesir,
and the chief was Odin. He is also called Wodan and Wotan
- and Wednesday is named after him.
There were beautiful giantesses living
in Jotunheim ("the home of giants"), and Odin often
travelled there - and the result was that he had several children
with them. The most famous was Thor. He is usually portrayed
as a large, powerful man with red beard. Lightning flashed
and thunder roared when he used his hammer Mjollnir. Thursday
is named after him.
Odin and his brothers Vili and Vé
found two trees on the beach - and from the wood they created
the first man and woman. So we humans are in a way Odin's
children and he should also have given us the knowledge of
The Aesir were always fighting the
second clan of gods, the Vanir. According to the myths the
last battle will be Ragnarök, were many of the gods will
be killed and it will result in natural disasters and the
submersion of the world in water.
The Norwegian scientist and adventurer
Thor Heyerdahl of the Kon-Tiki fame believed that a chief
that had to flee to Norway from the area of the Black Sea/Caucasus
Mountains because the roman expansion took the name "Odin"
to impress the people. And that this Odin became the ancestor
of the Norwegian royal dynasty. Odin is often portrayed as
a very tall, one-eyed man with a long beard.
It is said that DNA of a young woman
found in the well-preserved Oseberg
viking ship from a burial mound in Norway shows she had come
from the area around the Black Sea.
Another viking of royal blood was
("Rolf the Walker") - he should have been so tall
that no horse could carry him. Rollo is the great-great-great-grandfather
of William the Conqueror; William I of England. A historical
fact is that Rollo and his army of vikings besieged Paris
in 885-886. Did Rollo also sail all the way to Hawaii? Well,
even today some Hawaiians celebrate the god Lono that came
sailing from across the sea. He looked like a human and introduced
games and annual taxing - and promised to return when he left
again. The letters R and L are often interchangeable in Polynesian
and the same goes for N and L - so Rollo can easily become
An interesting question is if the
Norwegian vikings sailed as far New Zealand. There are legends
telling that white people came to the country before the
living there today. Yes, the maori themselves tell of tall
people with light skin, blond hair and blue eyes that was
there before them. They call them 'tangata
whenua' - "the people of the land".
The ancient maori myths tells of gods
that had children with ordinary women - and Maui
is most famous demigod.
Gods of Central America
One of the Aztec gods of Central America was Quetzalcoatl.
He should have white skin, red beard and blue eyes. Quetzalcoatl
should have given the people the tools of civilization, such
as language and fire - and taught them astronomy and calendar
making. He should have emerged from the ocean, and disappeared
in it afterwards.
The name translates roughly to "feathered
serpent". Quetzalcoatl is considered to be the equivalent
of the gods Kukulkan
- from different areas.
Some say that the name was inspired
from the feathers on the Spanish soldiers' helmets. But what
about the serpent form of Vikings ships - or might be white
skinned visitors from an even earlier time in history?
Another Spanish conqueror, Francisco
de Orellana, also wrote about white gods of Peru: The Chachapoya
- "The Cloud People". He stated that the Cloud People
were much taller than the Spaniards, and had extremely light
skin and blonde hair - and that they must be of European ancestry
(and not Mediterranean or Spaniards).
South America - Gods and long headed skulls
The major ancient god of Peru in South America is Viracocha.
Alternative spelling and names are Wiracocha, Wiraqoca, Apu
Qun Tiqsi Wiraqutra, Huiracocha, Wiro Qocha and Con-Tici (the
last also spelled Kon-Tiki, the source of the name of Heyerdahl's
raft). The name "Viracocha" means "Sea Foam".
Viracocha created the world
and was also travelling the Earth with his two sons doing
"great deads". They also taught the tribes what
kind of trees, flowers and fruits that were edible, which
had medicinal properties, and which were poisonous.
He should according to the legends
have created a flood that destroyed the people, but he saved
two so that humanity could start over again - in a better
In some legends Viracocha should have
travelled with seven "Shining Ones" (the Shining
Ones appear in many myths and they are usually described
as tall ethereal beings).
When the conquistador Francisco Pizarro
and his men encountered the Incas they were greeted as gods.
The called the Spaniards for "Viracochas", because
their lighter skin resembled their god. Other Spanish chronicles
have simular accounts - they describe Viracocha as a "white
god" (often with a beard).
The travelling of Virachocha and his
sages/sons ended when they reached Cusco on the coast of Peru
- they walked across the water until they disappeared (thus
the name "Sea Foam").
Viracocha is sometimes being identified
as Thoth - the Egyptian god of Secret Knowledge.
There is another legend about a god that
came from someplaced else and helped the natives: The legend
of Bochia. Bochia came riding to the country on an unknown
animal. He taught moral values and religious traditions. Baochia
had white skin, white hair and a long white beard. Legends
of Bochica are still alive among the Colombian Indians. Some
believe that Bochia and Quetzalcoatl was the same individual.
Pacal Votan was the ruler-king from 603-683
BC of Palenque in Mexico. He should have been the man behind
the monuments and temples with very precise astronomical and
astrological information. He should have travelled to the
Middle East four times, and some say that he was born in Cuba
to Phoenican parents. Many ask if he is depected in a spacecraft
on the lid of his sarcophagus.
In 1928 a graveyard containing tombs
filled with the remains of individuals with elongated skulls
was found in the city of Paracas on Peru's west coast. There
were more than 300 elongated skulls, and some of them were
dated back around 3.000 years. In 2014 a geneticist carried
out DNA testing and reported that they had mitochondrial DNA
"with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal
known so far". A new round of testing
has been completed and not only do they date back as far as
2,000 years, but were shown to have European and Middle Eastern
Paracas on Peru's coast is also
known for something else than unusual skulls: The Paracas
Candelabra - a huge prehistoric geoglyph
etched into a hillside.
In southern Peru you will find the
The Nazca Lines: Covering an area of nearly 1,000 square kilometres
is a group of pre-Columbian geoglyphs etched into desert sands.
A controversy is that the figures are most visible from the
air - so some ask if they were made by/for aliens.
Titicaca on the border of Peru and Bolivia is 3,811 m (12,500
ft) above sea level, and there is evidence that it was once
a saltwater sea. Its shoreline is littered with millions of
fossilized seashells, and the marine fishes and seahorses
in the lake are oceanic types. Some researchers believe that
the ruins of what have been gigantic stone wharfs once lay
at sea level, and that a enormous catastrophe once folded
the land up to make the Andes mountains. Pumapunku is part
of a large temple complex near Tiwanaku in Bolivia. The ruins
so impressed the Inca that they believed it was the place
where the gods created the world.
Denisova DNA shall also have been
found among some tribes of the Amazon.
The indigenous people of the United States is commonly known
as American Indians or Red Indians. The term "Indian"
originates from Christopher Columbus, who thought that he
has landed in the East Indies after crossing the Atlantic
ocean in 1492.
It is believed that a land bridge connected
Siberia to Alaska during the ice age. At least three waves
of migrants shall have arrived from Asia, and these migrations
might have started as early as 30.000 years ago.
These early migrants were called Paleoamericans,
and they soon spread southwards and were divided in many hundred
tribes. All the tribes had their local believes but their
gods/deities were often connected to nature.
Some of the tribes also had legends
of gods that ruled form a land that was called Akakor: "They
ruled over men and earth with ships faster than birds' flight,
ships that reached their goal without sails or oars and by
night as well as by day. They had magic stones to look into
the distance so that they could see cities, rivers, hills
and lakes. Whatever happened on earth or in the sky was reflected
in the stones. They had great knowledge and could suspend
the heaviest stones, fling lightning or melt rocks."
The legend tells that prior to a cataclysm,
these ancient gods had left earth for safer places.
Sarah Winnemucca writes in her book
of 1883, "Life Among the Piutes", that her grandfather
was the chief of the Paiute Indians. When they were camped
near Humboldt Lake in Nevada they saw a party of white settlers
coming eastward from California. When the grandfather was
told that they had hair on their faces and were white he had
jumped up, clasped his hands together and cried aloud: "My
my long-looked for white brothers have
come at last!".
Well, more tests are needed to be
done, but it now seems that the frequency of Denisova DNA
is the highest among American Indians followed by Europeans.
One of the most interesting tribes
is the Hopi. They today mostly live in the Hopi Reservation
in Arizona, but they claim that they did not come to America
by crossing the Bering Strait but that they that had moved
up from South America - and that they before that originally
had come from a continent that had sunk in the sea: Kásskara.
They had been helped to cross the Pacific Ocean by human looking
beings they called Kachinas. Easter Island is the only remaining
island where they had stopped on their way. One of the kachinas
was a giant ogre called Chaveyo. The Hopi Indians say that
the kachinas acted as a link between the gods and the mortals.
Some statues of kachinas have beards of red-dyed horse hair.
The people of all the Pacific islands are today Christian
and the ancient believes are gone or suppressed. But when
I sailed my yacht Coco Loco from island to island I often
talked to the old men, and I shared Norwegian myths with the
legends they had told from father to son over generations.
I was at that time not particularly
interested in ancient human history but wrote down many of
the legends they told me. Unfortunately all my notes were
lost when a cyclone blew down our house in Tuvalu where I
married and settled down some years later. Well, I read a
lot about local gods, kings and giants in the fantastic library
at University of South Pacific in Fiji. I thought that is
was quite interesting that the royal family of Tonga was so
tall. And learned that the kings of Tonga should be descended
from white, tall gods who had visited the islands long time
ago - and that the king had to marry within the royal family
to keep the blood after the gods. Tonga also has a cemetery
for the royals that look like a step-pyramid.
They do not have monarchy in Fiji
any longer but I saw pictures of the royal family of Bau -
and they were very tall. Denisova DNA? Nobody has tested.
The Melanesians of Papua New Guinea
have a comparable high rate of Denisova DNA of 3% to 5% -
while modern Europeans and Asians have a rate of 1% to 3%.
We do not know much about the Polynesians
in the small island countries spread out over the vast Pacific
ocean. But I have read that chunks of Denisovan DNA also should
have been found in Polynesians and also Australian aborigines.
I have sent e-mail to the researchers to get this confirmed
- and asked if they can tell me in what Polynesian country/countries
they did find Denisova DNA. But so far no reply.
My interest for ancient history
and the Pacific started when I wrote an article about the
stone statutes of Easter Island. Today the archaeologists
say that the statues represent the forefathers of the local
people of the island - but when Thor Heyerdahl excavated statues
on the island in 1955 he was told that they were images of
the ancient gods that had visited the island: Red haired,
bearded and tall human looking gods. One very interesting
question is: What did they hold in their hands? Could it be
an instrument that managed to get huge stones statues "walk"
to their positions around the hilly island - as a legend says?
Did these gods have an advanced technology that made it easy
to cut and move stones?
Heyerdahl is most famous for his sailing
with the Kon-Tiki raft (and later Ra 1 and Ra 2) - and considered
an adventurer. But Thor Heyerdahl was as researcher trying
to find the origin of civilisation. In his book "The
Bearded Gods Speak" (1971) he is writing about
the tall, white people that seems to have visited so many
countries - and were called gods. Heyerdahl always said that
the oceans were roads and not barriers - and proved that though
his sailing on balsa raft and reed boats made in ancient style
(Heyerdahl was afraid of the sea and could not swim). He also
said: "To say something about our future we must know
the past". He believed that humanity had gone though
many periods where we had extinguished ourselves to almost
the last man - and he asked me on the phone if we might be
in the process of doing the same mistake again through our
use of fossil fuels like oil and coal. He saw climate change
wherever he travelled - and he travelled the world almost
non-stop until he passed away in 2002.
Well, you will find ancient stone
statues on many of the Pacific islands and if you read the
local legends you will find that they were said to depict
the gods that came - and left. Some married the local women
and usually the families of the chiefs are from their descendants.
In the South Pacific country of Tuvalu,
where I married and lived on the atoll of Nukulaelae, people
are not keen on talking about the ancient history and ancient
gods. They give all their money to the church - and are obliged
to say that there only is one God. But an old man in my wife's
family once told me the legend about the tall, white giant
that once had lived on Nukulaelae and also about other giants
that visited the islands of Tuvalu. He showed me the footprints
after the giant in the lagoon.
Then it happened that two Japanese
archaeologists came to our island. My father-in-law, who used
to be the chief, told them the old story about a giant called
Te Valu that had lived on Nukulaelae. We all went to find
the grave of this giant that two youth should have killed
by throwing their fishing spears in his eyes while he was
sleeping. We found the grave in the bush on a uninhabited
islet on the atoll's coral reef. It was large, about three
and a half meter long and one and a half meter wide (11x5
feet). The Japanese wanted to open the grave to examine the
bones of the giant but suddenly they where told/ordered not
to dig: It could be dangerous! Well, we had a unusually big
storm the same night and the people claimed that happened
because we had tried to disturb Te Valu's grave...
So many places in the world we find ancient megalithic structures.
And the legends so often that they have been made by white
gods: Gods that also were what we can call giants. They looked
by ordinary people but they were taller. Very often they had
reddish or blond hair and blue eyes.
Often the megalithic walls and buildings
are made by very large stones and most people ask: - How did
they manage to cut, move and place the heavy stones?
Sometimes the archaeologists say that
the kings or pharaohs had so many people and so much time
that they could manage to make these megalith structures -
even with primitive tools. Well, can somebody explain how
they managed to cut basalt and granite with copper tools?
And how they managed to move the gigantic stones of Baalbek
- at least two of them weighing more than 1000 tons!?
More questions...and answers? Well,
the Great Pyramid in Egypt was long said to be the tallest
man-made structure in the world with an original height of
146.5 meters (481 feet). I am not sure if we would manage
to replicate it today - even with the help of the tallest
cranes in the world. The Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico is "only"
65.5 meters (216 feet) tall but it was said to be the world's
third tallest structure. Well, when it comes to the Pyramid
of the Sun and the impressive pyramidal complex around it:
The legends say that giant gods of another age (another "sun")
were the responsible.
The largest pyramid of the world
- that we have found so far - is the Great Pyramid of Cholula
in Mexico. It was for ages believed to be just a hill, but
today we know that it made by hand (thus the local name "made-by-hand-mountain").
Well, there are also other structures
that long was believed to be just hills and mountains but
that the researchers now start to understand in fact are man
made. Like the newly (2019) discovered pyramids (and walls)
of Siberia in Russia . And the so often debated pyramids of
the Bosnia - the tallest also called Pyramid of the Sun (about
one third larger than the Great Pyramid of Egypt).
You can also add Gunung Padang in
Indonesia. It might be classified as the oldest pyramid in
the world after researchers found layered foundations dating
at least 10.000 years back (some say more than 25.000 years).
It was earlier believed to just be a hill on top of Mount
Padang in West Java.
And I feel we will find more and more
pyramidal structures (and other megalitic structures) all
over the world with the new Lidar remote sensing technology
used from drones and planes.
pyramids and other megalithic structures?
As earlier mentioned - the Great Pyramid of Egypt is said
to have be the tomb for the pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) but it
would be impossible to transport a pharaoh's coffin through
the narrow tunnel leading in the so called Kings chamber!
Some say that the Great Pyramid was
a power plant. The pyramid was once covered with white, highly
polished limestone, and dolomite was used on the inner surfaces.
Dolomite can increase electrical conductivity. The passageways
and underground tunnels were lined with granite - which is
lightly radioactive and a conductor of piezo electricity.
The underground tunnels with running water could have moved
the pyramid slightly and created electricity.
It is said that Imhotep was the man
behind the first pyramids of Egypt. He was not a pharaoh but
an architect and healer with impressive knowledge. Legends
say that he came from someplace else and a statue of him is
showing that he had a very long skull. He was later in life
worshipped as a god but might be he was the Tesla of his time
- and a descendant of a Denisovan hybrid?
There are so many ancient megalithic structures
all over the world - like walls of stone. Often the traditional
archaeologists say they have been forts but they are often
too away from neighbouring countries or local enemies to have
been forts. Very often they were not suitable as forts either
- mostly they are just quite short walls, easy to get around.
But the stones were so often so large that it is a big question
how they were cut and moved - we would have trouble moving
some of the stones today with the larges cranes available!
Move them on rollers or get them aboard boats? Forget it!
The same goes for many of the megalithic
statues - like the ones on Easter Island. Some managed a few
years ago to move a copy of a very small statue a few meters
on rollers - but to the other side of the island across rough
terrain? Others managed to move statue standing upright by
using ropes and rocking it from side to side (a legend says
that the statues walked) but no marks have been found on the
"feet" on a real statue after such rock and roll!
The statues are today said to depict local chiefs but the
locals themselves deny this, they say that the statues were
of the gods that visited the island one time in the past.
They were very tall and had red hair. The statues hold something
in their hands - on the stomach under the naval. Might be
the tool that these clever visitors used to cut and move stones?
Most archaeologists say that dust,
sand and decaying vegetation has buried the statues over time
but take a closer look at the tall statue that Heyerdahl excavated.
It should have been gradient lighter from the surface to the
bottom - not uniform light grey! The statue must have been
buried! Interesting are also the so called "moai kavakava"
("statue with ribs"). Do these Middle East looking
statues depict the crew members of the visiting giants' ship?
Were they so skinny because they were running out of food
during the long sea voyage?
There are so many ancient megalithic structures all over the
world. Take a look at the many hundred dolmens of the
Caucasus Mountains of Russia. How and why did they make them?
A museum dismantled a dolmen to move it to the museum grounds
it but they did not have much success when they tried to put
the stones together again - it ended up looking more or less
like a mess! And why do the dolmens most often have such a
small and round hole in the front? Doors? Normal size people
can squeeze in but the openings are definitely too small for
a giant - god or not! Is that the reason? Were they used as
a shelter from the giants?
often the ancient megaliths can be found high up in mountains.
Why is that? Well, we know that the Denisovans lived in the
Altai Mountains - might be their genes/DNA were best fit for
living at hight altitudes?
Why would the ancients, whoever they
were, go to the efforts of making these megalithic structures?
Well, we have seen that The Great Pyramid might be have been
a power plant, even if the current explanation is that it
was a tomb where the dead pharaoh's body should be placed
so he could get to the afterlife.
Another explanation could be that
they should function as a kind of life-rafts. Not to go to
heaven after death but to physically survive in a catastrophe
like a flood. Is that why many of the megalithic walls are
made with stones fitted so tight that not even a knife could
be pushed between them? There are often groves along the edges
of the front of the stones. Were they to hold a kind of putty,
now disappeared, to make the walls watertight? Very often
the stones are shaped so that they would interlock. Was the
reason that the walls also should be so solid that they could
withstand an earthquake? Did the ancients, through their sages
like Imoteph, know - or fear - that catastrophes were about
to hit? The efforts that it took to make many of the megalithic
structures tell that they must have been very important -
in a time where people should be most concerned of how they
should get food for their next meal.
So who knew how to make these megaliths that we in many cases
will struggle to make today with our modern tools and machines?
Well, we are back to were we started - with the Denisovans.
They seemed to have travelled all over the world - bringing
their knowledge with them. Yes, you can ask if they were the
ones who started what we call civilisation. Not us Homo sapiens.
Of course these tall visitors with
such an enormous knowledge would have been tremendously respected,
might be even feared, wherever they came. They gave the people
a new way of life, what seemed to be a more easy way of life.
And when they disappeared the people were praying that they
should come back and help them again. The Denisovans became
what we call gods.
Research from the Denisova cave seems to tell that the Denisovans
got children with the Neanderthals and also with Homo Sapiens.
Or could it be that the result of sex between Denisovan males
and Neanderthal females became us humans?
it is told in the Christian Bible: "The sons of God saw
that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married
any of them they chose. (or correct: The sons of the Gods
- in plural). But why did the Denisovan men not marry Denisovan
females? Were they not beautiful? Well, we have hundreds of
legends of giants that seemed to have roamed the world - but
they were all male!
Might be the Denisovans travelled
all over the world looking for female Denisovans? And could
not find any? Might be their urges became too much? The human
females must have been terrified of these giants that would
have been almost twice as tall as themselves. And you can
of course ask if it must have been painful for the ladies.
Is the crossing of Denisovans with Homo sapiens the reason
that human females have such pain giving birth even today?
Are the heads of the mix between Denisovans and Neanderthal/Homo
sapiens too big for the female birth canal? It can take more
than 24 hours for a woman to give birth while most animals
go through labour in an hour or so - also monkeys. If you
compare the Denisovan brain with a modern human brain you
will see that the Denisovan brain is much larger. Are our
brains too big - are our heads bigger than nature meant them
So if the Denisovans got children with the local people in
ancient times - what happened to their descendants - the first
generations of hybrids? Well, I have explained about the royals
of Tonga, and the same seems to be in other Pacific countries
- and also in Central and South America: The kings and chiefs
are descendants after the visiting giants - human looking
giants that were called gods. Even today with democracy and
parliamentary voting everywhere; the persons of chiefly or
royal family will most often be first in line when it comes
to governmental elections. And you guessed it: Yes, the persons
of the chiefly/royal families are often very tall!
So what happened to the Denisovans - did they all die out
or intermarry with human ladies? Well, we might all have some
Denisovan DNA but even if you can find very tall people close
the Denisovans area of the Altai Mountains (like Tibet) there
seems to be no pure Denisovans left - the Denisova hominins
is an extinct species.
Did they search the world in wain
for female Denisovans? Or could it be that it was the climate
change with return to glacial conditions during the Younger
Dryas (around 12.900 to 11.700 BC) - that made them die out
as a race? Well, the Denisovans should be used to cold climate
- coming originally from the mountains (and they have a gene
involved in adaptation to low oxygen)!
Some researchers today believe that
we also had a gigantic world wide catastrophe in the distant
past caused by large meteorites. Most of them should have
landed in the ocean and causing gigantic waves that rushed
around the globe washing almost everything to the sea. Yes,
these waves might of course also be one reason that so many
megalithic structures are found at higher altitudes! Or could
it be that the Denisovan technologies caused problems for
themselves - the same way that our use of fossil fuels seems
to be creating problems for us humans today?
An ancient legend tells that there
is a "Library of Knowledge" - with all essential
knowledge of astronomy, alchemy, mathematic, medicine and
magic - buried between the paws of the Sphinx of Egypt. Might
be we should start digging and find the answers - before it
is too late?
© Terje Dahl
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| In Greek mythology
the Hyperboreans (Ancient Greek: ?pe?ß??e(?)??,
pronounced [hyperbóre(?)?i?]; Latin: Hyperborei)
were a race of giants who lived "beyond the North
Wind". The Greeks thought that Boreas, the god
of the North Wind (one of the Anemoi, or "Winds")
lived in Thrace, and therefore Hyperborea indicates
that it is a region beyond Thrace. This land was supposed
to be perfect, with the sun shining twenty-four hours
a day, which to modern ears suggests a possible location
within the Arctic Circle during the midnight sun-time
Herodotus assumed that Hyperborea lay somewhere in Northeast
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