Was This Atlantis? Wolter Smit  

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The Gods went back home.
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Was This Atlantis?
Examination of the possible location and the reason of its disappearance.
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Cultural similarities of
Atlantis, the new and the old world.


e all know the pyramids of ancient Egypt, which served primarily as tombs for pharaohs, but some seem to have in addition other indirect functions. Even if these monuments were used as memory to recount the exploits, especially military, of their leaders, some had more comprehensive information. This information is ranging from daily life to religious stories. But where does this mania of building pyramids come from? They could have been building a tetrahedron, like pyramid thus, but with a triangular base. They also could have buried the kings and other people standing up or sitting in a dome of earth, as this was the case in some places in northern Europe. There are other forms of tombs, but not necessarily a pyramid. We find these pyramids also among the Indians of Latin America, especially among the Maya, even if they were built much later than those of ancient Egypt, it's still a similarity. Again, both pyramids have a religious function and that of the tomb. What is most disconcerting in both the old world and the new world is that the pyramids were also used as astronomical landmarks. In addition the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean appear to have had a very good astronomical knowledge.

The Atlanteans had, according to Cayce, the notion “Holy Mountain”. A mountain where an eternal fire was burning, which was reserved for sacrifices. We find therefore in the form of a pyramid just that concept of “Holy Mountain”, which may be important for the kings and the wealthy to be buried in. What's surprising is that among the Maya pyramids some were used in some cases as a place of sacrifice. What is certain, that all the Egyptians, Incas, Mayas and the Atlanteans, knew the sacrifices of animals. Plato tells us, by Critias interposed, how these ceremonies took place.

« ...There were inside the temple of Poseidon bulls in semi-freedom. The ten kings, left alone, praying to their god to capture the victim which would be nice, when they began hunting with sticks and lassos, without iron. They then led the bull that they had taken to the column, slitting its throat of at the summit and let the blood shedding on the inscriptions. On the column, besides the laws, an oath was engraved, well so terrible imprecations against those who disobey. So when they had sacrificed following their laws, they devoted the whole body of the bull, then filling a crater of wine, they threw in the name of each of them a blood clot and wore the rest into the fire after having purified the periphery of the column. Then taking in the crater with cups of gold, they made a libation on the fire by swearing that they consider in accordance with the laws inscribed on the column and would punish anyone who violated earlier, that in future they don't infringe voluntarily any of the written requirements and don't command and don't obey but in accordance with the law of their father. When each had made this commitment for himself and his descendants, he drank his bowl and dedicated in the temple of the god, then they started with dinner and ceremonies necessary. When darkness came and the fire of sacrifice was cooled, each of them was a dress of dark blue and beauty, then they sat on the ground in the ashes of the sacrifice which they had sworn, and during the night, having extinguished all the fire in the temple, they were tried or considered, if someone accused another of violating a requirement.... »

We also don't need to search very far from home to find traces of sacrifice of bulls, simply go to the south of France or Spain. Although bullfights have changed meaning in the meantime, it seems that the roots of these sports (if you can call it a sport!) are much older than some believe. It's almost certain that the Egyptians also had ceremonies of sacrifice of bulls, which they let first fight between each other. They had in any case altars specific to these kinds of ceremonies, which may be quite similar to those recounted by Plato in the dialogues of Timaeus and Critias. The Mayas and Incas, had apparently preferred the human sacrifice and sacrificed mostly girls, who were then treated as goddesses, but that was well a flat lot of good to them. Human sacrifices are not quite the relics of the past, they are, today, very regularly practiced in the form of suicide attacks, ritual murders and other homicides. Even France has experienced this kind of sacrifice, just visit Rouen one of these days and read a small plaque on the “Place du Vieux Marché”. There has someone famous been sacrificed too, it was supposedly for the purification of her soul by fire, but it was and it remains a religious sacrifice. Then there were and there had been other, especially when looking for a culprit for the plague. There was always an old woman, old man alone, one we could accuse of being a witchcraft and be causing the problem and to condemn him, or her, to the stake, again supposedly for the purification of his or her soul by fire.

Another thing that could have their roots in Atlantis, is the Tennis. It seems that the Tennis has its roots in a kind of sport among the Basques, called the “Pelote”, who in turn had inherited this sport of Atlantis. But there is as yet no writing of Plato, nor Cayce reading that confirms this. We must, in this context, remember that some of the Atlanteans had found refuge in the Pyrenees and they could well have brought the sport with them. Moreover, the Basque language, which is a separate group, could find also its roots in Atlantis, like those of the Berbers and the Guanches, the original inhabitants of the Canary Islands.

The Guanches:

The Guanches, the original inhabitants of the Canary Islands, discovered by Lancelotto Malocello in 1312, have as the Berbers and the Europeans, the same origin. They shared the blue or gray eyes, blond hair and a tall body with the Berbers and the Europeans. The Guanches were having, depending on the island, a political system based on a hereditary autocracy or elected officials. What is particular is that when they were discovered, they believed to be the only survivors of a global catastrophe: more, they had divided their islands into ten parts with ten kings. Another feature is the treatment reserved for their dead: they embalmed them, like the Egyptians and the Maya did, even though this practice does not appear to have been systematically applied to all residents. The fact that on some islands the people worshiped the sun, moon and stars, is another common feature shared with the Egyptians, Mayans and other regions where it's assumed that the survivors of Atlantis had landed.

The Berbers:

The question of the origin of the Berbers, who share with the Europeans and the Guanches, as the analysis of the mitochondrial DNA evidence shows, the same origin. Their origin is a very old question, since even the historians of antiquity have addressed the issue. The narratives of antiquity and Middle Ages gave this people an Egyptian or Persian origin. But DNA testing of bones and historical writing seem to prove otherwise. DNA analysis of the mother's side, the Mitochondrial DNA thus, suggests an origin dating back to 30'000 years before our era. They had therefore an original look like the Guanches and the Europeans and had as them, blue or gray eyes, blond hair and a tall body. There seems to be a number of myths that state that the Atlanteans fleeing their country in distress, not only, in despite the great losses on the way, docked not only in the Pyrenees, Yucatan and Egypt, but also in large numbers on the coast of today's Morocco. Which attest the Atlantean origin of the Berbers.

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