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 not cited]

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?

Quetzalcoatl 1:

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.

Quetzalcoatl 2:

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 father:

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.

Nonetheless, 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 with America?

The Pri Reis map of 1513 AD gives a rough illustration of the coast lines in the Antarctic region – free of ice.  

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