posted on Dec, 15 2005 @ 04:32 PM
OK, for what it's worth, here is my theory. No proof, no evidence, so what!
Several thousand years ago, there was a group of seafarers who travelled the globe doing what traders do, trading. Having been exposed to different
cultures, this group of traders also traded knowledge as well as material goods while they lasted, and became legendary as teacher, magicians, perhaps
even in some cases diefied. How and why did they dissapear, a natural calamity of some sort, perhaps even multiple ones. Last year we had an example
of just how powerful mother nature can be.
An earthquake, followed by the tsunami, wreaks their capital city (Atlantis).
Being a somewhat decentralized population there were of course survivors,
who were able to blend into the various native societies and became legend as founders of city-states around the globe.
There it is for what it is worth.