"Aristotle wrote that Arcadia in Greece, before being inhabited by the Hellenes, had a population of Pelasgians, and that these aborigines occupied
the land already before there was a moon in the sky above Earth; for this reason they were called the Proselenes."
This may have been purely a symbolic statement, but none-the-less.
Here is a page with ancient references to the Earth without a moon entitled: "The Earth without the Moon"
"The Italian philosopher, Giordano Bruno wrote: "Those Arcadians said that they were before the Moon, in time and years."
"...that the Moon had appeared a little while before the war which was fought by Hercules against the Giants."
According to one theory, the Moon was formed some 13,500 years ago (11500 BP) in an episode of 'parturition' from the Earth. This would suggest
that if the above statement from Bruno were true, then the Arcadians lived before that time.
There are other 'myths' that also support the recent formation of the Moon, but the big question is whether 'myths' can be interpreted as
"evidence." In scientific circle's, they simply do not equate nor constitute 'evidence'. Sad.
However, there are unusual anomolies that may give credence to the idea of a recently formed Moon.
One theory has it that the Moon, or at least the original materials that comprised the proto-Moon, was erupted from the Pacific Basin some 13,500
years ago. The causal agent was a close approach of "Uranus Minor" (present day Uranus or possibly the planet Neptune).
Huge close-proximity forces (maybe the much larger Uranus Minor was approx. 100,000 miles distant, but never-the-less still "close"), caused a
cleavage of the Earth's crust and mantle layers in the shallow sea of Tethys (at the area of now Pacific Basin), which at the time completely
surrounded the land mass of Pangea. This ejected material followed the passage of Uranus Minor until a greater part of this erecta was recaptured by
the Earth. Uranus Minor continued on into the outer reaches of the solar system.
The Moon material, largely molten but beginning to cool, was reshaped hydrostatically (reinforced electrically) into its present shape or sphere. The
whole eruption event probably only took a matter of hours, and half a day at most. The shaping of the Moon may have taken tens of years, but the
whole episode, including later Lunar worship, probably lasted for some 3,000 years (ie: up to 10,000years ago).
As fantastic as this may sound, sure, but curiously Lunar worship preceded planetary worship by a millennia, then fell into obscurity.
The theory also fits in with the currently purported end of the Ice Age ie: 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Such a disruption would heat up and disperse
the ice sheets into the gaping hole formed at the present day Pacific Basin. This too may have caused Pangea to split apart as crustal material moved
in haste to fill the cavity left by the material ejection....the theory of Plate Techtonics being the present day slow-moving remnant of this
It is also known that the magnetic dipole's of the Earth are offset by some 436+/- kilometers in the direction of the Pacific Basin and that the
whole circumferential area forms a huge volcanic "ring of fire", both these anomolies are still unexplained.
On the Moon, there are signs of whats called "recentness":
It is known that gases are continually escaping from many areas.
The crater 'Aristarchus' is still warm and is an active area of transient lunar phenomena (TLP's...now excepted as fact).
Probably the same is occuring in many other areas as well.
Moonquakes are frequent.
Moon rocks retain a remanent magnetism which is unexplained, but dated as 'recent'.
The crystalline features of the surface of the Moon suggest "recentness."
The Moon orbits the Earth obliquely.
Maria are of balsatic origin.
BTW, Bruno was burned at the stake for having such 'views'. Today we get sidelined and ridiculed.
Then there is the 'myth' concerning the "tenth planet" or Planet X or 'Tiamat' according to the Ancient Sumerians. Here is the article
entitled: "The Late Great Planet Tiamat"
I could not find the original or a reference for the actual Sumerian 'myth or story, but I am still trying....sorry. But I do recall it as being an
'actual' myth according to the ancient Sumerians.
I do hope this adds to the discussion.
[Edited on 26-6-2003 by Seekerof]