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Leon's Theory of the 4 Cradles
Without beating around the bush, my theory is: There were 4 cradles of civilization: (in no particular order)...
This also goes along with my other theory about the history of the human race.
It comes from the Lakota (The original concept comes from the Lakota, actually, but I use it as support of my own theory (which expounds upon the Lakota one) that there were actually four different cradles of civilization).
According to the Lakota, the sky-people made four ADAMS (and four EVES), representing the four races.
1. Caucasoid ADAM and EVE (or White Adam & Eve)
2. Mongoloid ADAM and EVE (or Yellow Adam & Eve)
3. Negroid ADAM and EVE (or Black Adam & Eve)
4. American Aboriginal ADAM and EVE (or Red Adam & Eve)
The gods chose four EDEN-like places, where great rivers flowed, where the land was fertile, and where all manner of fruits and vegetables grew wild, for their four Adams.
The Caucasoid ADAM & EVE in Summeria, between the great Euphrates and Tigrus Rivers;
The Mongoloid ADAM & EVE in the Himalayas, source of the Yellow, Yangtze, Mekong, Brahmaputra, Salween, and Irrawaddy Rivers;
The Negroid ADAM & EVE in Egypt, along the Nile;
And the American Aboriginal ADAM & EVE in Meso-America along the Amazon.
I believe that our ancient myths and legends contain truths. If we look at the commonalities of all ancient creation myths, we might be able to "see" the truth.
Let's look at some creation myths...
FEATURING: Semites, Sumerians, Scandinavians, and Indus Valley Hindus
[Enki and Nintu (the birth-goddess) work to create man. This is from Mesopotamian tablets.]
We-ila [a god], who had a personality [obviously a translation
[Dark Blue stuff in these dark blue brackets is my commentary]
[Midgard, probably means: Middle Garden (akin to the Judaic Garden of Eden).]
The primal being (Purusha) was sacrificed. He became butter. From that butter, all things in heaven and earth were created, including the gods, and including the first mortals (humans): Yama & Manu.
Vivaswat (The Sun) begot Yama first (the first mortal), then Manu. From Manu came all humans that still exist on earth. [Source]
Other sources say that Manu was the son of Brahma. [Source]
Manu was a hermaphrodite. Manu impregnated him/herself and from the offspring sprang all humans. [Source]
FEATURING: Korean, Tibetan, Chinese, Lakota, and Mongolian Myths
Korean Mythology; Legend of Dan Gun
The Korean Legend of Dan Gun
There are two versions. Both versions agree on Dan Gun's pedigree. He was begotten by his father, Hwan-ung, son of the god Hwan-in. Nothing is mentioned about the origins of Hwan-in. Version 1:
One version says the heaven and earth were one, and all animals could communicate with humans and gods. Hwan-ung wanted earthly rule, so his father, Hwan-in sent him to earth to gain his desire. With him, Hwan-ung took the lower-level gods of Wind General, Rain Governor, and Cloud Teacher. (I personally think that "master" is probably a better translation over "teacher"). Also, Hwan-ung took three thousand other lower-level gods. (probably as servants and/or soldiers). Version 2:
The other version say that the gods were living on earth and Hwan-in sent his son, Hwan-ung to the East to establish a new country/kingdom. With him, Hwan-ung took three thousand "followers" (probably lower level gods). Also, he took Lord of Wind, Master of Rain, and Master of Clouds. From thereon, the two versions pretty much agree...thusly:
Hwan-ung and his entourage is reported to have settled at Tae Baek Mountain (which is in what is currently known as North Korea). Hwan-ung met a tiger and a bear who "prayed" to become human. Hwan-ung proposed a test, which if completed would make the contestant a human. The tiger and bear (both female I guess, 'cause you'll see why later), were given wormwood and twenty cloves of garlic and told to stay out of the sunshine (in a cave) for 100 days. The tiger could not endure. The bear did endure, and after 100 days, became a human (woman). The woman was lonely. And prayed for a mate. So, Hwan-ung took her as a wife, and Dan Gun was born as a result of their union. Dan Gun is said to be the progenitor of the Korean race. Source: (oops! it would appear that I've lost the source).
It should be noted that Version 2 (of the legend of Dan Gun) gives another name for the mountain besides "Tae Baek" (which would be Sino-Korean, Tae being (Great) and Baek being (White). The other name of the Mountain is "Myo Hyang" Mountain, which sounds very "Pure" Korean to me, and may be the pure-Korean name of the mountain that I have been looking for.
Incidentally, it is the tallest mountain on the Korean peninsula, if that means anything to you (it does, to me).
According to myth, the Tibetan people owe their existence to the union of an [extra-terrestrial] ogress and a [terrestrial] monkey on Gangpo Ri mountain at Tsetang. Another legend tells of how the first Tibetan king descended from heaven on a sky-cord. [Source]
[LINGUISTIC NOTES: It should be noted that translations are not always accurate. For instance,...
1. The word "ogre" is often a mistranslation, because what people in the WEST think of an "ogre", and what the people in the FAR EAST think of whatever the word "ogre" is translated from, are two different things. Let me give an example:
English: Ogre = an ugly (by human standards) giant which eats humans for breakfast
Korean: Doggaebi [도깨비] (usually translated as "ogre") = a playful sprite or mischievous goblin; sometimes actually benefactors of humans
While appearance may be similar, they are quite different in disposition.
2. FURTHERMORE, "monkey" may be a mistranslation as well, because in many East Asian languages there is only 1 word for both "ape" and "monkey". A more proper translation, therefore, might be "ape".]
Among the Miao, Yao, Li and other nationalities of southern China, a legend concerns Pan Gu the ancestor of all mankind, with a man's body and a dog's head. It runs like this: Up in Heaven the God in charge of the earth, King Gao Xin, owned a beautiful spotted dog. He reared him on a plate (pan in Chinese ) inside a gourd (hu, which is close to the sound gu ), so the dog was known as Pan Gu . Among the Gods there was great enmity between King Gao Xin and his rival King Fang. "Whoever can bring me the head of King Fang may marry my daughter, " he proclaimed, but nobody was willing to try because they were afraid of King Fang's strong soldiers and sturdy horses.
The dog Pan Gu overheard what was said, and when Gao Xin was sleeping, slipped out of the palace and ran to King Fang. The latter was glad to see him standing there wagging his tail. "You see, King Gao Xin is near his end. Even his dog has left him," Fang said, and held a banquet for the occasion with the dog at his side.
At midnight when all was quiet and Fang was overcome with drink, Pan Gu jumped onto the king's bed, bit off his head and ran back to his master with it . King Gao Xin was overjoyed to see the head of his rival, and gave orders to bring Pan Gu some fresh meat. But Pan Gu left the meat untouched and curled himself up in a corner to sleep. For three days he ate nothing and did not stir.
The king was puzzled and asked, "Why don't you eat? Is it because I failed to keep my promise of marrying a dog?" To his surprise Pan Gu began to speak. "Don't worry, my King. Just cover me with your golden bell and in seven days and seven nights I'll become a man." The King did as he said, but on the sixth day, fearing he would starve to death, out of solicitude the princess peeped under the bell. Pan Gu's body had already changed into that of a man, but his head was still that of a dog. However, once the bell was raised, the magic change stopped, and he had to remain a man with a dog's head.
He married the princess, but she didn't want to be seen with such a man so they moved to the earth and settled in the remote mountains of south China. There they lived happily and had four children, three boys and a girl, who became the ancestors of mankind.
Other Chinese Mythology
Nu Wa (女娲) is the goddess credited with creating humans. (AKA: Nuwa)
Her husband her husband Fu Xi (伏羲), was the mythical First Emperor of China. He is reputed to be the inventor of writing, fishing and trapping. (AKA: Fu Hsi)
They lived between 2852 BCE and 3322 BCE.
They were the first of the San Huang: The Three August Ones and the Five Emperors (三皇五帝;san1 huang2 wu3 di4).
(AKA: the mythological rulers of China during the period preceding the Xia Dynasty in Chinese mythology from 2500 BC to 2205 BC).
With Fu Xi, Nu Wa is often depicted with the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a snake or dragon. [Compare Hindu Nagas].
The Creation of the Human Race:
It is said that Nuwa began creating men from yellow clay sculpting each one individually yet after she had created hundreds of figures in this way she still had more to make but had grown tired of the laborious process. So instead of hand crafting each figure she dipped a rope in clay and flicked it so blobs of clay landed everywhere each of these blobs became a person. In this way, the story relates that nobles were created from the hand-crafted figurines, and commoners were created from the blobs. Another variation on this story relates that some of the figures melted in the rain as Nuwa was waiting for them to dry and in this way sickness and physical abnormalities came into existence.
Aborigine Tribe of Northwestern US and Southern Canada)
is very interesting, because there is one version of the Chinese creation myth,
which says that Pangu created humans with the help of a white
tiger, a blue/green
phoenix, and a black
tortoise. Now, if that isn't scary, then I
don't know what is!]
Quiche-Maya (From the Popol Vuh)
.....All the animals of the earth
and the ocean and the air had gone to their proper places, had taken on the life
that had been given them, but they could not name the old ones. Each animal
spoke with the voice of its kind but could not speak the names that they had
been commanded to speak.
And so, the
old ones [the gods] spoke once again:
You do not
obey us, and so your lives will be very different. You will live lives of fear,
lives spent in causing fear and in feeling fear. You will eat other animals, and
you will be eaten.
dipped their hands into the wet clay and formed new beings, but these were weak
and crumbled and did not have the gift of understanding.
old ones gathered wood and made new beings, beings that could stand, like the
trees from which they were made, but when they fell, like the trees from which
they were made, they could not stand again. They walked without knowing where
they walked, without knowledge of who had made them. So the old ones sent fire
to burn them, and then a flood to wash away the ashes.
flood, the animals hid in the forests, and in the fields, corn sprouted. With
corn and water, the old ones shaped four beings, four men, and the animals
watched. These men were in some ways like the beings of clay and the beings of
wood. But they had within themselves knowledge of the earth and the ocean and
the sky, and they had voices to express that knowledge:
We know who
we are, and we know who made us. We know that there is much more that we do not
know, but we know that in time, it will be shown to us.
Then, they fell into a deep sleep, and while the slept, the old ones made women to be their companions. And so, the earth was populated, and the new generations worked and prayed and learned the names in which they heard the story of their birth and of their life and of their death. So let us, even now, remember and honor the names of Water, Fire, and Thunder, and let us listen to the stories that we hear in those names.
FEATURING: Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Maori Mythology
First there was darkness, ruled by Papahanaumoku (mother of
Tangaloa, the creator, the only being that existed in the great expanse before the world was made, created islands in the sea by simply thinking and they arose from the sea. But the newly-created islands were, as yet, rough and rugged and unfit for the occupation of humans; and so Tangaloa came down and tread upon them, and prepared them for people to dwell upon. And, he [it, whatever] looked on all his work, and said, 'It is good.' To people these lands, he causes Tangaloa-sāváli to take a native climbing-plant, a Fue, and lay it outside in the sun. Under the Sun's heat, its juice brought forth a great multitude of worms; these, Tangaloa fashioned into men and women, and gave them intelligence, and thus he peopled the lands.
[There seems to be a double entandra, because Fue is also said to be Tangaloa's son, as well as a vine, that grows on the Samoan island(s)].
[Perhaps 'worms' = DNA strands]
Talatupu'a (Lit. Story of the Long Ago)
In the beginning there was only Vahanoa (the endless open cosmic sea of darkness). Vahanoa was also the home of the gods. Through Vahanoa, drifted seaweed (limu) and mud (kele). When these two substances collided, the conditions were right for life (represented by the seaweed) and home for life (represented by the mud) to be created.
A huge rock emerged between the seaweed and mud (probably from the collision), named Touia-o-Futuna. From the rock emerged several sets of male-female companions (gods). They had offspring, which became other gods. Thus, the Tongan pantheon was born, which I won't get into.
In time, the island of Tonga (Ata) was created, and the gods saw that it had no vegetation, so one of the gods flew over it in the form of a Plover bird and dropped a seed on it, which grew and grew until it completed cover the island. Another god, when visiting the island, broke a rotten branch, out of which a worm crawled. He cut the worm into three parts, and those three parts became three human men.
Later, one of the gods went to another island to get helpmeets for the three men, and those three couples became the ancestors of the Tongan people.
In the beginning, there was emptiness (Te Kore). From this emptiness, emerged Ranginui (Rangi; Sky Father) and Papatuanuku (Papa; Earth Mother). They were so tightly embraced that there was no light. And, when I say, embraced, I mean embraced in procreation; and thus, many children gods were born. But, still there was no light.
Finally, the children gods made a plan to separate Rangi and Papa, which they exacted. And, that's how light came into the world. Tane (the god of forests) is credited with separating Sky Father from Earth Mother. In the process, Sky Father and Earth Mother get injured and bleed, creating a red soil, which is very fertile for growing crops. Tumatuenga is credited with the creation of humans out of the red ocher soil.
The Akamba say that God lowered the first pair or two of mankind from the clouds to the earth. They brought with them cattle, sheep and goats; and the two pairs reproduced so that their children intermarried and formed families of mankind on earth. In a related set of myths, it is held that among the Maasai and Nandi that men came originally from a leg or knee. This knee or leg belonged to some other being, evidently like men. The leg got swollen until finally it burst, letting out a male person on one side and a female on the other side.
There was a time when everything was still. All the spirits of the earth were asleep - or almost all. The great Father of All Spirits was the only one awake. Gently he awoke the Sun Mother. As she opened her eyes a warm ray of light spread out towards the sleeping earth. The Father of All Spirits said to the Sun Mother,
Another Australian Myth
There was a great Creator, known by such tribal names as Baiamai, Punjil, Nuralli, who made
all things, and who still lives in the heavens above; in the work of creation, he carried a great knife, with which to shape the toil of his hands; in this work he is assisted by a
demiurge whom the
Kamalarai tribe call Dharamulan, and certain birds and animals are also associated with him as agents;
Punjil first made two men each of a lump of clay, which he gradually fashioned from the feet upwards into the human form; and, as the figures grew in symmetry and beauty, he danced round them, well satisfied with his work; then he breathed very hard on them and they lived, and began to move about as full-grown men. The one had straight hair, and the other had curly hair.
[maybe 'worms' = DNA strands]
I know! I need to do some more research into African myths....
In the MONGOLOID myths, we see THREE references to mixture of god DNA and animal DNA.
1. KOREAN: male GOD + female BEAR
2. TIBETAN: female E.T. GOBLIN (goddess) + MONKEY
3. MIAO-YAO-LI: GODDESS + DOG
WOW! Now that is just uncanny! Why hasn't anybody picked up on this yet? Am I the only one who sees what our ancient stories are trying to convey to us?
Humans did not evolve from apes. They were genetically engineered by extra-terrestrials (gods) who inserted their own DNA into terrestrial fauna (bears, dogs, monkeys).
There is support for my FOUR-ADAMS theory in the Lakota, Navajo, and even some Chinese creation myths. (Well, it's not my theory, is it?). The Lakota myth is of particular interest to me, because it makes allusion to there having been four original humans, one made of red earth, one made of white earth, one made of black earth, and one made of yellow earth. There the four major races of humans on the earth. They are: red (Meso-South American humans), white (Caucasoids), black (Negroids), and yellow (Mongoloids).
MORE EVIDENCE for the FOUR-ADAMS theory
First of all, I contend that no single creation myth holds all the truth. We need to look at them as a collective. If it is true that all humans "sprang" from a few select proto-humans, then it would seem logical that all the humans would have handed down the same story of their creation. Bits and pieces get lost along the way. One culture retains parts that other cultures have forgotten. It is up to us (in modern times) to put the pieces together and find the whole truth. That is my quest.
Secondly, I contend that humans did not evolve from single-celled organisms. I believe that all living mammals evolved from single-celled organism, but as far as humans are concerned, there are two HUGE gaps in the fossil record. They are:
(1) between other orders of the phylum mammalia and primates
(That was a huge jump in evolution)
(2) between the great apes and the naked ape (homo sapiens)
(They still haven't found the "missing link" and it is my contention that they never will, simply because it doesn't exist)
NOW WAIT A MINUTE (PLEASE)! Before you go off thinking that I'm a creationist, let me explain further. I can account for those two GAPS in the fossil record.
I do not believe that the "gods" are anything more than extra-terrestrial humanoid beings, obviously very far advanced than we. BUT, I have no problem with calling them "gods". So, I will.
Let me show you with a table the pattern that I see when we put the myths together:
Creation of HUMANS: A process-oriented approach
It is clear from human recorded history that there was a PROCESS involved in the creation of humans. There were two or three "step" in the process.
I, therefore, contend that the gods (Extra terrestrial beings) conducted genetic engineering upon terrestrial creatures.
Scientific Support for My Theory: LEAPS OF EVOLUTION
I am a biology teacher. One thing that scientists (paleontologists/anthropologists) cannot explain are various LEAPS OF EVOLUTION. There are two leaps that I would like to focus upon. In my opinion there isn't one "missing link"; there are 2 "missing links" in the evolutionary chain from amoeba to human. They are:
1. The leap from four-legged beasts to primate
2. The leap from ape to human
Believe it or not, I have a possible explanation for those aforementioned "LEAPS" or so-called "missing links".
The first jump of evolution: The bear is the closest mammal to the primates (in my opinion) because the hind limbs of a bear are designed more like a primate's hind limbs. But, whether it was a dog or a bear, doesn't matter to me. The point is that the gods inserted their DNA into terrestrial mammals to create early primates (the great apes).
The second huge leap of evolution: Then, those early primates could not learn the written language of the gods (and were not obedient). So, the gods tried again. They inserted more DNA and Presto! Homo Sapiens!
When you look at the following pictures (photos), I want you to perceive the primate as a hybrid of a god and a bear or a dog; and perceive the adjacent humans as hybrids of the primate and a god.
The following is a picture of 3 native
Are you getting freaked out yet? I am!
Then, in Africa, you've got gorillas... black skin, black hair. You've also got the origin of the Negroid race of humans on that continent (not necessarily the Nile, like I mentioned above).
Check out the picture of the African gorilla juxtaposed with a human from the same region:
Then, in East Asia, you've got the Orangutan, which of course has orange skin and orange hair. The orange is just indicative of a greater concentration of beta-carotene, which in lesser concentration is yellow. You will notice that East Asians have a yellowish hue to their skin, if un-tanned, but when exposed to the sun, their skin turns to an orangish-brownish color. Check out the picture of the Orangutan sporting a FuManChu, and the human from the same region:
I rest my case.
You know what? Maybe the Korean myth is closer to the truth than the Tibetan one.
Many Darwinists say that humans evolved from apes (gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees). Yet not one of the so-called "great apes" have mustaches! (Well, the male orang-utan has a bit of a mustache, and the others have a few whiskers, but nothing like the male human).
I have struggled with this for years! I mean we humans seem to think we are so smart and that we have vestigual body hair from our ape ancestors. BUT wait! Most male gorillas don't have chest hair, either. Neither do male orang-utans. Well, I guess that isn't surprising, considering negroids and mongoloids don't have any chest hair either.
BUT, if we came from apes, where do the mustaches come from? Huh? Come on scientists, I challenge you to answer me that one! I'm ready! How come apes don't have mustaches and humans do???
Bears, on the other hand, do have mustaches.
Another thing, most apes have opposable big toes, and humans DON'T.
Oh! Now the plot thickens! Yes! Perhaps the Koreans are the only people on the planet who kept the story straight all these millennia.
What if the extra-terrestrials were totally hairless humanoids and they mixed their DNA with that of a terrestrial bear. Would not the result be anything between a hairy ape and a slightly hairy being, much like we humans? It would all depend upon HOW MUCH DNA was inserted from the extra-terrestrial beings, wouldn't it?
Perhaps we are NOT naked apes, but rather, NAKED BEARS!
No. I cannot accept that we are descendants of apes. Because there are too many anatomical differences between apes and humans.
What if the apes that we see today, are the remnants of the "failed" attempts to create intelligent (language-able) hybrids here on this humungous globular pitri dish that we call home?
What if the apes ARE related to us, but NOT in a direct lineage?
Either that, OR...
What happened was, the E.T.s first mixed their DNA with various four-legged animals (but mostly bears) and created the GREAT APES. THEN, they thought, "Nope. That won't do. Not good enough. Try again." And, they inserted MORE of their DNA into the great apes, and created Homo Sapiens (all four races).
So, we could be NAKED APES, after all.
Let me reiterate, just for clarity:
You've got a bunch of completely hairless humanoid beings from another planet. They are a highly advanced civilization, and they are scientists, mostly zoologists, microbiologists and geneticists. They find earth, and see a potential for "peopling" this planet. They do many many experiments, inserting their DNA in various terrestrial species. The combine their DNA with various four-legged beasts, and vwallah! Apes began to appear on the earth.
This, however, is not satisfactory. In fact, many of the extra-terrestrial scientists get together and decide that they should start over, because the apes that they had created were making a mess of the planet, and were extremely promiscuous, and would not heaken unto the words of their creators. Only eight (four pairs) of apes were saved [a pair of gorillas, a pair of chimps, a pair of orang-tans, and a pair of uakari]. The scientists then inserted MORE of their DNA into the apes, and vwallah! Humans began to appear on the earth.
Humans show promise. They can learn to speak the language of the extra-terrestrial. They are tested to see if they will obey their creators. They are commanded to "multipy and REPLENISH the earth."
That word: replenish... does it not register in the minds of those who read the Judaeo-Christian Bible?
What did the Gods mean, when they said, "Replenish the earth"?
The Gods did not say, "Plenish the earth." They said, "REplenish the earth."
We now know, from archeology and ancient anthropology that humans were NOT the first humanoids to populate this planet.
Furthermore, ancient art (prehistoric art) shows depictions of aircraft, much like flying saucers. Were they the transports of our creators? Did Ezekiel see our creators visiting us via such aircraft? Was Jeshua bar Joseph, ben David, the actual spawn of our creators via artificial insemination? Was he, perhaps, tutored directly by his genetic father? Was he asked to by his father to teach us?
If so, where are our creators now? Why do they hide themselves from us? What purpose do they have for us? Is this earth no more than a rat maze? Our we nothing more than guinea pigs?
Food for thought.
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