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The Serpent Mound, Ohio.

Von: John Winston (johnfw@mlode.com) [Profil]
Datum: 24.05.2010 07:52
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Subject: The Serpent Mound, Ohio. May 23, 2010.

Many people have attempted to find out who made
the Serpant Mound in Ohio.  Here are some people
feel that they know who built it.

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http://sacredtexts.gang.pk/atl/ataw/index.htm
Atlantis, the Antediluvian World, by Ignatius
Donnelly, [1882], at sacred-texts.com
CHAPTER VI.
G-NESIS CONTAINS A HISTORY OF ATLANTIS
THE Hebrews are a branch of the great family of
which that powerful commercial r-ce, the
Phnoicians, who were the merchants of the world
fifteen hundred years before the time of C-rist,
were a part. The Hebrews carried out from the
common storehouse of their ra-e a mass of
traditions, many of which have come down-to us in
that oldest and most venerable of human
compositions, the Book of Ge-esis. I have shown
that the story of the Deluge plainly refers to the
destruction of Atlantis, and that it agrees in
many important particulars with the account given
by Plato. The people destroyed were, in both
instances, the ancient rac- that had created
civilization; they had formerly been in a happy
and s-nless condition; they had become great and
wicked; they were destroyed for their -ins--they
were destroyed by water.
But we can go farther, and it can be asserted that
there is scarcely a prominent fact in the opening
chapters of the Book of Gen-sis that cannot be
duplicated from the legends of the American
nations, and scarcely a custom known to the J-ws
that does not find its counterpart among the
people of the New World.
Even in the history of the Creation we find these
similarities: The Bi-le tells us (Gen. i., 2) that
in the beginning the earth was without form and
void, and covered with water. In the Quiche
legends we are told, "at first all was sea--no
man, animal, bird, or green herb--there was
nothing to be seen but the sea and the h-avens."
p. 199
The Bib-e says (Gen. i., 2), "And the S-irit of
Go- moved upon the face of the waters." The Quiche
legend says, "The Creator--the Former, the
Dominator--the feathered serpent--those that give
life, moved upon the waters like a glowing light."
The Bibl- says (Gen. i., 9), "And -od said, Let
the waters under the hea-en be gathered together
unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and
it was so." The Quiche legend says, "The creative
spir-ts cried out 'Earth!' and in an instant it
was formed, and rose like a vapor-cloud;
immediately the plains and the mountains arose,
and the cypress and pine appeared."
The -ible tells us, "And G-d saw that it was
good." The Quiche legend says, "Then Gucumatz was
filled with joy, and cried out, 'B-essed be thy
coming, O Heart of Hea-en, Hurakan,
thunder-bolt.'"
The order in which the vegetables, animals, and
man were formed is the same in both records.
In G-nesis (chap. ii., 7) we are told, "And the
Lo-d G-d formed man of the dust of the ground."
The Quiche legend says. "The first man was made of
clay; but he had no intelligence, and was consumed
in the water."
In Gen-sis the first man is represented as naked.
The Aztec legend says, "The sun was much nearer
the earth then than now, and his grateful warmth
rendered clothing unnecessary."
Even the temptation of Eve reappears in the
American legends. Lord Kingsborough says: "The
Toltecs had paintings of a garden, with a single
tree standing in the midst; round the root of the
tree is entwined a serpent, whose head appearing
above the foliage displays the face of a woman.
Torquemada admits the existence of this tradition
among them, and agrees with the Indian historians,
who affirm that this was the first woman in the
world, who bore children, and from whom all
mankind are descended." ("Mexican Antiquities,"
vol. viii., p. 19.) There is also a legend of
Suchiquecal, who disobediently p. 200
gathered roses from a tree, and thereby disgraced
and injured herself and all her posterity.
("Mexican Antiquities," vol. vi., p. 401.)
The legends of the Old World which underlie
Gene-is, and were used by Milton in the "Paradise
Lost," appear in the Mexican legends of a w-r of
an-els in hea-en, and the fall of Zou-tem-que
Soutem,  Satan--Arabic, Shatana? and the other
rebellious spir-ts.
We have seen that the Central Americans possessed
striking parallels to the account of the Deluge in
Genes-s.
There is also a clearly established legend which
singularly resembles the Bi-le record of the Tower
of Babel.
Father Duran, in his MS. "Historia Antiqua de la
Nueva Espana," A.D. 1585, quotes from the lips of
a native of Cholula, over one hundred years old, a
version of the legend as to the building of the
great pyramid of Cholula. It is as follows:
"In the beginning, before the light of the sun had
been created, this land (Cholula) was in obscurity
and darkness, and void of any created thing; all
was a plain, without hill or elevation, encircled
in every part by water, without tree or created
thing; and immediately after the light and the sun
arose in the east there appeared gigantic men of
deformed stature and possessed the land, and
desiring to see the nativity of the sun, as well
as his occident, proposed to go and seek them.
Dividing themselves into two parties, some
journeyed to the west and others toward the east;
these travelled; until the sea cut off their road,
whereupon they determined to return to the place
from which they started, and arriving at this
place (Cholula), not finding the means of reaching
the sun, enamored of his light and beauty, they
determined to build a tower so high that its
summit should reach the sky. Having collected
materials for the purpose, they found a very
adhesive clay and bitumen, with which they
speedily commenced to build the tower; and having
reared it to the greatest possible altitude, so
that they say it reached to the sky, the L-rd of
the He-vens, enraged, said to the inhabitants of
the sky, 'Have you observed how they of the earth
have built a high and haughty tower to mount
hither, being enamored of the light of the sun and
p. 201
RUINS OF THE TEMPLE OF CHOLULA.
this beauty? Come and confound them, because it is
not right that they of the earth, living in the
flesh, should mingle with us.' Immediately the
inhabitants of the sky sallied forth like flashes
of lightning; they destroyed the edifice, and
divided and scattered its builders to all parts of
the earth."
One can recognize in this legend the recollection,
by a ruder r-ce, of a highly civilized people; for
only a highly civilized people would have
attempted such a vast work. Their mental
superiority and command of the arts gave them the
character of giants who arrived from the East; who
had divided into two great emigrations, one moving
eastward (toward Europe), the other westward
(toward America). They were sun-worshippers;
p. 202
for we are told "they were enamored of the light
and beauty of the sun," and they built a high
place for his wo-ship.
The pyramid of Cholula is one of the greatest
constructions ever erected by human hands. It is
even now, in its ruined condition, 160 feet high,
1400 feet square at the base, and covers
forty-five acres; we have only to remember that
the greatest pyramid of Egypt, Cheops, covers but
twelve or thirteen acres, to form some conception
of the magnitude of this American structure.
It must not be forgotten that this legend was
taken down by a C-tholic priest, shortly after the
conquest of Mexico, from the lips of an old Indian
who was born before Columbus sailed from Spain.
Observe the resemblances between this legend and
the Bibl- account of the building of the Tower of
Babel: "All was a plain without hill or
elevation," says the Indian legend. "They found a
plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt
there," says the Bib-e. They built of brick in
both cases. "Let us build us a tower whose top may
reach unto he-ven," says the Bi-le. "They
determined to build a tower so high that its
summit should reach the sky," says the Indian
legend. "And the L-rd came down to see the city
and the tower which the children of men had
builded. And the Lo-d said, Behold . . . nothing
will be restrained from them which they have
imagined to do. Go to, let us go down and confound
them," says the B-ble record. "The L-rd of the
He-vens, enraged, said to the inhabitants of the
sky, 'Have you observed,' etc. Come and confound
them," says the Indian record. "And the -ord
scattered them abroad from thence on all the face
of the earth," says the Bi-le.
"They scattered its builders to all parts of the
earth," says the Mexican legend.
Can any one doubt that these two legends must have
sprung in some way from one another, or from some
common source? There are enough points of
difference to show that the American
p. 203
is not a servile copy of the Hebrew legend. In the
former the story comes from a native of Cholula:
it is told under the shadow of the mighty pyramid
it commemorates; it is a local legend which he
repeats. The men who built it, according to his
account, were foreigners. They built it to reach
the sun--that is to say, as a sun-temple; while in
the Bibl- record Babel was built to perpetuate the
glory of its architects. In the Indian legend the
-ods stop the work by a great storm, in the B-ble
account by confounding the speech of the people.
Both legends were probably derived from Atlantis,
and referred to some gigantic structure of great
height built by that people; and when the story
emigrated to the east and west, it was in the one
case affixed to the tower of the Chaldeans, and in
the other to the pyramid of Cholula, precisely as
we find the ark of the Deluge resting upon
separate mountain-chains all the way from Greece
to Armenia. In one form of the Tower of Babel
legend, that of the Toltecs, we are told that the
pyramid of Cholula was erected "as a means of
escape from a second flood, should another occur."
But the resemblances between Ge-esis and the
American legends do not stop here.

Part 1.

John Winston.  johnf@mlode.com



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