Friday, May 23, 2014

Missing Tribes and Ancient Giants


(Canyonlands Anasazi petroglyphs, Utah -- upper right shows a giant foot with 6 toes, giant beings with antlers on their heads)


Source:   The name Anasazi has a meaning in the old Navajo language. It can be translated as, "ancient strangers" or "ancient enemy."  The Anasazi first appeared as a people around 1200 BC. There are some indications (in Native  legends) that they *arrived from the West by ships. Archeologists find some similarities with ancient cultures of Central America. Over many centuries, the Anasazi lived in the North American Four Corners (the area where New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah meet). They developed a typical, advanced architecture and religious life. They have left behind many petroglyphs and other rock art, through which we get an impression of what they saw or believed.
(*Remember that kernel of truth in legends that are passed down - visitors by boat, like the Peruvians said of the red-haired giants*).  

*They built an astronomical observatory and used a ceremonial calendar to plan their daily and religious life. Another remarkable phenomenon is the elaborate road system. In their dwellings they constructed a central hole in the floor, representing the entrance from the underworld (third world) into the fourth world on Earth.  In the 13th century AD, the Anasazi suddenly disappeared. Some traces of their culture can be found in modern day Indian tribes like the Hopi, but this is not enough to prove that the Anasazi just packed their bags and left for another location. On the other hand, the idea that they left by spaceship also remains speculative of course.  Aliens or not, there are enough similarities with other ancient sites around the world (such as Stonehenge) to say that the **Anasazi were the bearers of a global ancient culture. As members of that culture, they had knowledge of astronomy and an understanding of the universe. Their disappearance remains a mystery. 
(*I will be talking in a few days on the blog about the characteristics found in ancient "giant" cultures* including tracking the stars.  
(**Ancient global culture - yes, but not alien).  


Source:  These three bodies were dumped into the ventilator shaft outside of a kiva. A 45-50 year-old male and a 15-17 year-old female were dropped head-first into the shaft and a 5-7 year-old of indeterminable sex was dropped feet-first. All at the same time. Realize that Anasazi burials of this time period were careful affairs with bodies flexed just so and many grave goods. These three people were not so much buried as disposed of. Christine Robinson analyzed these burials as part of her master's thesis and could find no probable cause of death from the skeletal evidence. Were these ritual executions? We'll never know.

Native Legends of Giants

Source:  Iroquois legend - Stone Coat is the name of a mythological rock giant of the Iroquois-speaking tribes. In some tribal traditions there is only one Stone Coat, while in others, there is a whole race of them. Stone Coats are described as being about twice as tall as humans, with their bodies covered in rock-hard scales that repel all normal weapons. They are associated with winter and ice, and they hunt and eat humans. In some legends Stonecoats were once human, and became cannibal monsters as a curse punishing them for evil deeds, like the Windigos of Chippewa mythology. In other legends Stonecoats were never human, but were a tribe of primordial man-eating monsters created by Flint. (Often associated with cold and ice)

Source:  Witiko are evil man-eating giants of Cree mythology. Witikos play the roles of monsters and bogeymen in some legends; in others, Cree people who commit sins (especially selfishness, gluttony, or cannibalism) are turned into a Witiko as punishment. The appearance of a Witiko is huge, monstrous, and made of or coated in ice. In some Cree stories, looking directly at a Witiko will leave a person paralyzed and helpless against it. 

Source:  (Algonquin) The chenoo/giwakwa/kiwakwa is a human being who has been transformed through dark magic into a cannibalistic giant.

Source:  The Paiute Indians have a legend about their ancestors and red-haired giants. These giants, known as Si-Te-Cah, used to kill and eat the Paiute tribes. Though the Si-Te-Cah were small in numbers, they posed a dire threat to the Paiute, who were beginning to settle the area. Legend has it that the Paiute cornered and forced the giants underground, into a cave system, piled brush over the entrance, and set it on fire with flaming arrows, extinguishing the Si-Te-Cah for good.   

Navajo legend of Coyote and the Giant:  According to stories of ancient times, cruel giants once roamed the earth. They were especially fond of little children, whom they caught and ate.


I am on a quest to understand better the influences of ancient giants in the West. These people with what are considered primitive skull types referred to by researcheres as "Otamid" (likely descendents of homo erectus in Asia to my estimation), were not always enormously tall, but surely over 6 feet and upwards of 11 feet by some reports. They were cannibalistic, but also were first migration to America. So, what we had here were some bloodthirsty, powerful people, who also had evolved technology and knowledge before us, so influences such as astronomical tracking, canal building, mining and the like were surely their work first and adopted by the paleo-indians who arrived later to the Americas in the "second migration." 

References by many tribes reflect that concept that there were others here with extraordinary knowledge when their ancestors arrived. We call tribes of America, "Natives People" and they are in some respects as they are the ones who won out and remained the longest here and perhaps learned the most from the "originators," both in survival and technology. 

There are lots of clues in ancient Native cultures that went missing that make me wonder about the relationship between the Natives and the giants. In some aspects, like in Peru and Mexico, it would appear they idolized these giant intelligent people and wanted to appease them with cradle-boarding of babies heads and perhaps even human sacrifice to the cannibalistic gods. But, in legends such as those of the Paiutes, these cannibals were not to be reasoned with and needed to be destroyed. 

My curiosity now is, who were the cultures like HoHoKam, Sinagua, and Anasazi who were here long ago and went missing and coexisted at the same time in different regions of the southwest, had canal systems and astronomical buildings and advanced types of construction and such?  How much was theirs and how much was giants? Did they coexist or did they claim the lands once they drove off or killed the giants?


Here's some possibilities:

1.  Perhaps the Sinagua and Anasazi were ancient giants who set up their homes in the Southwest, building structures into cliff sides, knowing the locals rebuked their savage ways. They abducted locals and ate them up in their cliff dwellings and discarded their bones there. They would be  responsible for the astronomical tracking and canal building, showing their way advanced knowledge that was "out of place/out of time." The emptied out buildings and abandoned roads and canals were signs that they were driven out by the rebelling local tribes who banded against them, much like the Paiutes legends from Lovelock Cave.

2.  Perhaps Anasazi (and other missing tribes) were an American Indian tribe who fashioned cliff dwellings as protection from giants, but ultimately succumbed to invasions and cannibalism from the giants. 


Source:  In some Anasazi sites, human bones are found chopped up in ways indicating cannibalism was routinely practiced. Human bones, such as those in the center of the photo above, were butchered and thrown away with the trash. 


Source:  In the Southwest United States groups of giants lived and indigenous Indian history relates that giants lived and interfaced with their peoples. The Anasazi Indian cliff dwellers lived in that type of arrangement as a means of safety from not only other waring tribes but from the giants who also lived in the area. There is one passed down story which tells how during poor growing seasons the giants would come to the villages steal their crops and cause hardship for the Indians winter survival. And during really hard times the Indians were dragged off and cannibalized. This is not in your normal history book. This is in Hopi record.

Source:  The Anasazi lived on the canyon floor for hundreds of years, but for some reason, suddenly were prompted to move up higher to the cliff crevices and set to work building the famed cliff dwellings. They soon began a massively energetic, 75-year building program, and just disappeared; they abandoned the amazing stone architecture they worked so hard to build.


Source:  The Anasazi mysteriously disappeared between 500 CE (common era or AD) and 1300 CE.  They were advanced and their origins are mysterious. They made hundreds of miles of roads, controlled waterways, and built cliff dwellings that even today people have trouble reaching without ropes. They went missing and most accepted belief is drought sent them away, but no one knows for sure where they came from and where they went. Today, the Hopi live in these regions, but they are not related.
The word Anasazi belongs to the Navajo language and means "the ancient ones". This tribe is thought to have flourished and mysteriously disappeared between 550 and 1300 CE in the area of Mesa Verde, Colorado in the US. Historians, archaeologists, researchers and photographers have studied the tribe because many elements of their origins and their evolution remain an enigma. In fact, the Anasazi civilization was not uncovered by the archaeologist’s hoe, but by William Henry Jackson, a photographer who in 1870 found ruins of buildings belonging to this civilization.
The Anasazi left behind evidence as to the extent of their advanced culture. They interlaid their country with hundreds of miles of roads and devised innovations to control waters and create a lifestyle maintained by agriculture—which, by the way, continues to maintain larger populations who live in the same areas today.  All of this while lacking the use of the wheel and without the ability to transport using animals. Yet another intriguing aspect of their lifestyle is that some of the homes built in the hillsides over 700 years ago by the Anasazi are so inaccessible that today only climbers with ropes can reach them. So some have wondered: did the Anasazi also use ropes? And if so, how did they build these homes? The remnants of many Anasazi dwellings remain in Four Corners, where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet, and have provided some answers. Archaeologists know that in order to reach the homes the Anasazi built in natural cavities—often hundreds of meters high in sandstone hills—using tree trunks with carved notches to facilitate the ascent, as well as stairs carved into the hillsides. But for climbers in this area, these tools are not enough in order to reach several of the houses.
- See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-americas/enigma-anasazi-00393#sthash.INDRmgmc.dpuf
he word Anasazi belongs to the Navajo language and means "the ancient ones". This tribe is thought to have flourished and mysteriously disappeared between 550 and 1300 CE in the area of Mesa Verde, Colorado in the US. Historians, archaeologists, researchers and photographers have studied the tribe because many elements of their origins and their evolution remain an enigma. In fact, the Anasazi civilization was not uncovered by the archaeologist’s hoe, but by William Henry Jackson, a photographer who in 1870 found ruins of buildings belonging to this civilization.
The Anasazi left behind evidence as to the extent of their advanced culture. They interlaid their country with hundreds of miles of roads and devised innovations to control waters and create a lifestyle maintained by agriculture—which, by the way, continues to maintain larger populations who live in the same areas today.  All of this while lacking the use of the wheel and without the ability to transport using animals. Yet another intriguing aspect of their lifestyle is that some of the homes built in the hillsides over 700 years ago by the Anasazi are so inaccessible that today only climbers with ropes can reach them. So some have wondered: did the Anasazi also use ropes? And if so, how did they build these homes? The remnants of many Anasazi dwellings remain in Four Corners, where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet, and have provided some answers.
- See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-americas/enigma-anasazi-00393#sthash.INDRmgmc.dpuf


Source:  Native Americans preserve oral traditions which speak of a time, very long ago, when their ancestors came into conflict with "giants" that roamed the region, interfered with activities... Stories and legends of giants are not confined to the Old Testament or Native American traditions, however. Although varied from region to region, their fundamental similarities present a haunting commonality.. The giants were generally portrayed with an insatiable thirst for blood, and, because of this savage lust, were violently swept away by a great deluge. Most of them perished, but a few survivors supposedly made their way to various parts of the world. 
 


(Hopi drawing)

The "ant people" of Hopi legend seem to show antennae but you see these "antler" sketches on many of the petroglyphs in the west  (see picture at the top of the post too) and even on the Piasa Bird of Illinois that supposed was cannibalistic. 

In the case of animal effigies that were so prevalent from Nazca line and Wisconsin geoglyphs and serpent mound, the moundbuilders had many animal effigies in the form of pots and pipes, but so did the southwestern native people. The question becomes, what universally ties all technology, language, and cultural similarities between these natives throughout the Americas? The influence of those who were already established here when their ancestors arrived - the "giant" race.


(southwestern pueblo effigy)

 (Ohio Valley moundbuilder effigy)

(HoHoKam - another ancient Arizona culture with canalways and astronomically aligned buildings that went missing mysteriously)

 (Sinagua animal effigy - another missing tribe)


(Mexico in B.C. period)

(Belize)

BELOW:  Interesting glyphs left by HoHoKam (not far from where I live)
 (above: color enhanced to show the man on a horse (this was before Spanish arrival to Americas and a big man stopping him. BTW, he's on a horse and the HoHoKam went missing in the late 1300s before Spanish arrived with horses, hmmmm)

(Above: Here it is not color enhanced)

(above: this one is huge and has tremendous feet. Other figures were drawn as small stick figures, but this guy is seriously ripped)


(above- same one not color enhanced)

Ultimately, it seems researchers slough over the gaps in knowledge, whether it's the gaps in evolutionary process of humans or things like missing tribes and horses etched in stone before horses supposedly arrived here, giant skeletons and giant legends. 

If one is willing to look them straight on, it might take away from some of the achievements native people around the globe would like to lay claim to and there is ethnic pride involved, but I no more believe that Vikings came to America in 1100 AD as I do Phoenicians or any other cultures that want to lay claim to sea travel out of place/out of time. 

The fact is it will be hard to divide who developed weaving and who took it and ran, who tracked the stars and who learned to look to the heavens. If we look at Lovelock Cave, the unbelievably tightly woven duck decoys and basketry were in the same place as these ancient giants who are repeatedly described as living at major waterways and in caves. 

Many of our religions and our legends may be based on this very first man culture on earth as gods on earth, tormenters and teachers, those with knowledge and who held power in some way over early homo sapiens, including cannibalistic ways, giant size, the smaller man beating them down, and floods obliterating their hedonistic and cannibalistic ways.

I will continue to pursue these missing tribes. I am having a very hard time finding any photographs of the skeletons recovered from these sites. I'd be curious to see if anyone has them from university study papers and such. I will keep everyone updated as I try to piece together the gaps no one is willing to consider. 


Interesting find:  Read here.  



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