American Indian Myths and the End of a Culture
Columbus‘ (re)discovery of America opened one of the darkest chapters of
today’s historiography. In the name of the cross, the Spanish and Portuguese
conquerors killed thousands of natives and erased their culture.
As cruel as the conquest and suppression of the American Indian tribes
was – how could a few people subjugate a whole continent and in what way is
this related to Atlantis?
According to the “Historia general y natural de las Indias“ (ca.1550 AD),
the Medieval Spanish thought
|“Hesperus, a prehistoric Spanish
king, was the brother of Atlas, ruler of the land opposite Morocco.
Hesperus also ruled over the Hesperides. These island were situated in
the west and could be reached after a fourty days‘ long sailing.“[text
The Spanish used this farce to justify both their legal
rights on the recently discovered continent and the subjugation of the
American Indians. But as unlikely as it may sound, the Spanish regarded
America as their long-lost colony (the Hesperides) while the American
Indians took the Spanish for their ancestors coming from the an empire
called Tlapalan or Aztlan, located east of the ocean. Finally, both the
Aztecs and Toltecs thought that Quetzalcoatl, their god of creation, had
returned. Unfortunately, this assumption led to the doom of their culture.
Quetzalcoatl – a European, an Atlantean or Venus?
Toltecan hero, inventor of crafting,
calendars and farming. Quetzalcoatl was the fifth Toltecan priest king
from 977 to 999 AD. He disgusted the human sacrifes made by the Toltecan
people and therefore left the Toltecans heading east. The American Indians
thought that the Spanish leader Cortés was in fact returning Quetzalcoatl.
The very hint on Quetzalcoatl’s loathing for human sacrifices indicates an
occidental immigrant to America. Adding to this the fact that the newer
empires in America did not regain their heydays until 900 to 1100 AD leads
to the assumption that seafarers east of the Atlantic Ocean introduced
their knowledge to these lands and, as a result, became personified as
gods and bearers of culture.
Atztecan creator and wind god. He is
regarded as the founder of the fifth world age and personified as the east.
He had a twin brother, Xolotl, who was the god of monstrosities and had
the evening star as his symbol. It might be interested to learn that the
Zapotecs regarded Xolotl as the god of lightning who split the earth. This
invites the inference that Atlantean refugees who managed to make it to
America processed their ancient knowledge in myths.
Quetzalcoatl means ‘feather‘ and ‘snake‘ – that invites me to go far
afield and step into philosophy:
If Quetzalcoatl was a seafarer the word
‘feather‘ could symbolize the huge sails of the boats. Accordingly, the
word ‘snake‘ might stand for the long hulls of the vessels.
In the American Indian myths,
Quetzalcoatl sprang from the virginal earth goddess with the sun as his
The sun rises in the east and from the
east the seafarers came. Thus the sun brought Quetzalcoatl to the earth
and there he disembarks.
Did I solve the riddle? Was Quetzalcoatl a seafarer? God only knows –
myths allow for various interpretations.
Rather, the situation seems to be as follows: Quetzalcoatl, the
personified east, represents Venus as the morning star while his twin
brother, Xolotl, embodies the evening star, for Venus is associated with
both morning and evening star.
Today, it is assumed that myths are nothing but complex systems dealing
with the movement of the planets. Hence, regarded as bearer of knowledge and
female warrior in the shape of Venus is Athena (Greek), Venus (Roman),
Ishtar (Accadian), Ianna (Sumerian), ... . The goddess Venus embodies both
fine and martial qualities – the same pattern applies to Quetzalcoatl (fine)
and Xolotl (bad).
Accordingly, the Aztecs forgot their ancient knowledge for the Maya, the
prior rulers, were experts in the field of astronomy. Also, both the complex
myth system and the calendar dating back to 3 100 BC (!!) are based upon
Mayan knowledge. If the Aztecs had known that Quetzalcoatl was nothing but a
synonym for Venus, they would surely have welcomed the Spanish people in a
rather different way.
Apparently, several authors in the field of dubious sciences and
phantastic literature keep the true Quetzalcoatl a secret. They say that
Quetzalcoatl was white (skin type) and omniscient, but actually he was wise
in the sense of omniscient and the colour he embodies is green.
both nations kept a memory of themselves, the Europeans with Atlantis or the
Hesperides and the Aztecs with Aztlan or Tlalapan. If Atlantis is not a
possible opportunity, ancient European seafaring nations like the
Phoenicians or Minoans are very likely to have discovered America much
earlier. That would explain the memories on both sides of the ocean.
Many ancient maps show the Antarctic region without its present ice
coating. Where did the cartographers at that time have their knowledge from?
Did the ancient seafarers take these notes when the Antarctic outskirts
were still accessible?
Is Atlantis or are the Hesperides just a memory of prior trade relations
The Pri Reis map of 1513 AD gives a rough
illustration of the coast lines in the Antarctic region – free of ice.