The works of Zecharia Sitchin present a theory of a twelfth planet in our solar system that was instrumental in creating the Earth. The race of extraterrestrials that he believed to be the ultimate originator of the human race he referred to as the Annunaki.
Zecharia Sitchin's work is a subject of great debate, either with those who call it pseudoscience or those who have determined his translations of ancient texts are incorrect. It is however interesting to note that other civilizations besides the ancient Sumerians had similar creation stories recorded through petroglyphs and wall drawings. One of these civilizations originated in the land now known as the United States and eventually became the Hopi nation. The ones that the Hopi descended from were known as the Anasazi.
Author and researcher Gary David lived among the Hopi in South Dakota as an English teacher. ( Also see The Kachina and the Extraterrestrial Connection ) In meeting and talking with these people, he found the philosophy of "as above, so below". In essence, this means that the constellations in the sky reflect the geography of the Earth. This is something that has been theorized about the three Giza Pyramids in their relation to the stars in the Orion belt. While that theory in and of itself has come under scientific scrutiny (mainly in the studies that show the pyramids were added on to for those points to match up), it is interesting to note that David noticed a similar correlation between the Hopi Mesas in the Southwest and the same constellation.
The three stars that make up the Orion belt are brightly seen in the early part of the year, and line up exactly with each other. Many different cultures have given meanings to this particular group of stars and it is evident that the skies have fascinated people for centuries. Gary David thought so as well, and began to study the sky charts and the locations of Hopi villages and ruins. He noted that these villages lined up with all the major stars in the Orion constellation. He also studied the rock art that was on the caves and ruins. In this, he came to some very interesting conclusions, which led him to think about just how seriously the Hopi had taken extra terrestrial life and the significance of the other planets in the solar system. In the rocks and caves of the Mesa villages, he found many petroglyphs that matched up with modern star charts and constellation patterns.
Sotuknang the Sky God
In Hopi legend, the world has gone through several phases or cycles already, and we are in this time living in the Fourth World. In the original world, which was according to legend destroyed by fire, the benevolent Ant People sequestered everyone underground with them and shared what they had. The people were safe from the fire and destruction above. It is said that the Ant People even sacrificed their own food to aid the people. As the Sky God Sotuknang systematically destroyed the world above, the people waited patiently for the fires to burn and the earth to cool before they came up from above.
When the earth was completed, the Sky God gave the blessings and told them to love and nurture the earth so that destruction was not warranted again. The Ant People took their place as ants, and new life began in the Second World. Humanity being what it is, there have been two worlds destroyed since then, and this, the Fourth World is set for the appearance of the Fifth and final world. This can be compared to the Christians awaiting the rapture, where the Creator comes back and the ultimate world begins. This was prophesied to happen when the Blue Kachina or the Blue Star appeared. This was to signify the end of the Fourth World, and would be foretold by the Kachinas removing their masks and becoming one with the powerful beings they are said to represent.
In another part of the world, other drawings and carvings would give Zechariah Sitchin the spark for his theory on the race of beings that were here to teach humanity about the land in Ancient Sumeria. This race was believed to be superior and was thought to originate from the skies. It was through their teachings that the Sumerians were able to learn how to live in the world and take care of it until the gods of creation returned. Just like the Ant People of the Hopi, they were there to teach mankind about their planet and how to use its resources.
An interesting note is that the Hopi word for ant is "anu". The word for friends is "naki". There is also the similar pronunciation of the Hopi ancestors, the Anasazi. Again we see this phrase in another belief in another part of the world. This is not to say that it proves anything, just simply an interesting note. Is it possible that these stories interacted somehow? Or is it simply coincidence that there are so many points of connection? ( Also see Who Were The Annunaki? )
Whether there is an actual connection between the Hopi of the Southwest and the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians or not, it certainly gives one pause that creation stories were very similar. It also makes the point that celestial communication has been a curiosity of mankind for much longer than UFO sightings in the 20th century. As we continue searching in the skies for answers, it is humbling to think how many centuries the questions have possibly been asked.
Written by Angela Sangster, Copyright 2010 TrueGhostTales.com
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