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Serpent Mound. Ohio. Part 2.

Von: John Winston (johnfw@mlode.com) [Profil]
Datum: 25.05.2010 07:07
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Subject: Serpent Mound. Part 2. May 24, 2010.

This talks scalping people.


We are told (Gen. ii., 21) that "the L-rd G-d
caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam," and while
he slept Go- made Eve out of one of his ribs.
According to the Quiche tradition, there were four
men from whom the r-ces of the world descended
(probably a recollection of the red, b-ack,
yellow, and wh-te r-ces); and these men were
without wives, and the Creator made wives for them
"while they slept."
Some w-cked misanthrope referred to these
traditions when he said, "And man's first sleep
became his last repose."
In G-nesis (chap. iii., 22), "And the Lo-d Go-
said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to
know good and e-il: and now, lest he put forth his
hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat,
and live forever:" therefore -od drove him out of
the garden. In the Quiche legends we are told,
"The g-ds feared p. 204
that they had made men too perfect, and they
breathed a cloud of mist over their vision."
When the ancestors of the Quiches migrated to
America the D-vinity parted the sea for their
passage, as the Red Sea was parted for the
The story of Samson is paralleled in the history
of a hero named Zipanca, told of in the "Popol
Vuh," who, being captured by his enemies and
placed in a pit, pulled down the building in which
his captors had assembled, and k-lled four hundred
of them.
"There were giants in those days," says the Bi-le.
A great deal of the Central American history is
taken up with the doings of an ancient rac- of
giants called Quinames.
This parallelism runs through a hundred
particulars: Both the J-ws and Mexicans w-rshipped
toward the east.
Both called the south "the right hand of the
Both burnt incense toward the four corners of the
Confession of s-n and sacrifice of atonement were
common to both peoples.
Both were punctilious about washings and
Both believed in d-vils, and both were afflicted
with leprosy.
Both considered women who died in childbirth as
worthy of honor as soldiers who fell in battle.
Both punished a-ultery with s-oning to d-ath.
As David leaped and danced before the ark of the
Lord, so did the Mexican monarchs before their
Both had an ark, the abiding-place of an invisible
Both had a species of serpent-wo-ship.
Compare our representation of the great
serpent-mound in Adams County, Ohio, with the
following description of a great serpent mound in
Scotland: Serpent-wor-hip in the West.  --Some
additional light appears to have been thrown upon
ancient serpent-wors-ip in the West by the recent
archaeological explorations of Mr. John S. Phena,
F.G.S., F.R.G.S., in Scotland.
Mr. Phena has just investigated p. 205
a curious earthen mound in Glen Feechan,
Argyleshire, referred to by him, at the late
meeting of the British A-sociation in Edinburgh,
as being in the form of a serpent or saurian. The
mound, says the Scotsman, is a most perfect one.
The head is a large cairn, and the body of the
earthen reptile 300 feet long; and in the center
of the head there were evidences, when Mr. Phena
first visited it, of an altar having been placed
there. The position with regard to Ben Cruachan is
most remarkable. The three peaks are seen over the
length of the reptile when a person is standing on
the head, or cairn. The shape can only be seen so
as to be understood when looked down upon from an
elevation, as the outline cannot be understood
unless the whole of it can be seen. This is most
perfect when the spectator is on the head of the
animal form, or on the lofty rock to the west of
it. This mound corresponds almost entirely with
one 700 feet long in America, an account of which
was lately published, after careful survey, by Mr.
Squier. The altar toward the head in each case
agrees. In the American mound three rivers (also
objects of worship with the ancients) were
evidently identified. The number three was a
sacred number in all ancient mythologies. The
sinuous winding and articulations of the vertebral
spinal arrangement are anatomically perfect
p. 206
in the Argyleshire mound. The gentlemen present
with Mr. Phena during his investigation state that
beneath the cairn forming the head of the animal
was found a megalithic chamber, in which was a
quantity of charcoal and burnt earth and charred
nutshells, a flint instrument, beautifully and
minutely serrated at the edge, and burnt bones.
The back or spine of the serpent, which, as
already stated, is 300 feet long, was found,
beneath the peat moss, to be formed by a careful
adjustment of stones, the formation of which
probably prevented the structure from being
obliterated by time and weather." Pall Mall
We find a striking likeness between the works of
the Stone Age in America and Europe, as shown in
the figures here given.
The same singular custom which is found among the
Je-s and the Hindoos, for "a man to raise up seed
for his deceased brother by marrying his widow,"
was found among the Central American nations.
(Las Casas, MS. "Hist. Apoloq.," cap. ccxiii.,
ccxv. Torquemada, "Monarq. Ind.," tom.
ii., 377-8.)
No one but the -ewish high-priest might enter the
H-ly of Ho-ies. A similar custom obtained in Peru.
Both ate the flesh of the sacrifices of atonement;
both poured the b-ood of the sacrifice on the
earth; they sprinkled it, they marked persons with
it, they smeared it upon walls and stones. The
Mexican temple, like the Je-ish, faced the east.
"As among the J-ws the ark was a sort of portable
temple, in which the Deity was supposed to be
continually present, so among the Mexicans, the
Cherokees, and the Indians of Michoacan and
Honduras, an ark was held in the highest
veneration, and was considered an object too
sacred to be touched by any but the priests."
(Kingsborough, "Mex. Antiq., "vol. viii.,
The Peruvians believed that the rainbow was a sign
that the earth would not be again destroyed by a
deluge. ., p. 25.)
The -ewish custom of laying the -ins of the people
upon the head of an animal, and turning him out
into the wilderness, had its counterpart among the
Mexicans, who, to cure a fever, formed a dog of
maize paste and left it by the roadside, saying
the first passer-by would carry away the illness.
(Dorman, "Prim. Super.," p. 59.)
Jacob's ladder had its duplicate in the vine or
tree of the Ojibbeways, which led from the earth
to he-ven, up and down which the sp-rits passed.
Ibid., p. 67.)
both Je-s and Mexicans offered water to a stranger
that be might wash his feet; both ate dust in
token of humility; both anointed with o-l; both
sacrificed prisoners; both periodically separated
the women, and both agreed in the strong and
universal idea of uncleanness connected with that
Both believed in the o-cult power of water, and
both practised baptism.
"Then the Mexican midwife gave the child to taste
of the water, putting her moistened fingers in its
mouth, and said, 'Take this; by this thou hast to
live on the earth, to grow and to flourish;
through this we get all things that support
existence on the earth; receive it.' Then with
moistened fingers she touched the b-east of the
child, and said, 'Behold the pure water that
washes and cleanses thy heart, that removes all
filthiness; receive it: may the g-ddess see good
to purify And cleanse thine heart.' Then the
midwife poured water upon the head of the child,
saying, 'O my grandson--my son--take this water of
the Lord of the world, which is thy life,
invigorating and refreshing, washing and
cleansing. I pray that this celestial water, blue
and light blue, may enter into thy body, and there
live; I p-ay that it may destroy in thee and put
away from thee all the things e-il and adverse
that were given thee before the beginning of the
world. . . . Wheresoever thou art in this child,
O thou hurtful thing, begone! leave it, put
thyself apart; for now does it live anew, and
anew is it born; now again is it purified and
cleansed; now again is it shaped and engendered by
our mother, the g-ddess of water." (Bancroft's
"Native Races," vol. iii., p. 372.)
Here we find many resemblances to the C-ristian
ordinance of baptism: the pouring of the water on
the head, the putting of the fingers in the mouth,
the touching of the br-ast, the new birth, and the
washing away of the original si-.
The Ch-istian rite, we know, was not a Chr-stian
invention, but was borrowed from ancient times,
from the great storehouse of Asiatic traditions
and beliefs.
The Mexicans hung up the heads of their sacrificed
enemies; this was also a Je-ish custom:
"And the Lor- said unto Moses, Take all the heads
of the people, and hang them up before the -ord
against the sun, that the fierce anger of the L-rd
may be turned away from Israel. And Moses said
unto the judges of Israel, S-lay ye every one his
men that were joined unto Baal-peor." (Numb.,
xxv., 4, 5.)
The Scythians, Herodotus tells us, sc-lped their
enemies, and carried the sca-p at the pommel of
their saddles; the -ews probably scal-ed their

Part 2.

John Winston.   johnfw@mlode.com

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