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"The Aunu People. Besides these types, belonging to the north and east, There is the aboriginal race of the Anu, or Aunu, people (written with three pillars), who became a part of the historic inhabitants. The subject ramifies too doubtfully if we include all single-pillar names, but looking for the Aunu, written with the three pillars, we find that they occupied Southern Egypt and Nubia, and the name is also applied in Sinai and Libya. As to the Southern Egyptians, we have the most essential document, a portrait of a chief, Tera-neter, roughly modeled in relief in green glazed faience, found in the early temple at Abydos. Preceding his name, his address is given on this earliest of visiting cards, "Palace of the Aunu in Hermen city, Tera-neter." Hemen was the name of the god of Tuphium (Lanz., Dict, 544), 13 miles south of Luqsor. Erment, opposite to it, was the place of Aunu of the south, Aunu Menti. The next place in the south is Aunti (Gebeleyn), and beyond that Aunyt-seni (Esneh). The chief peculiarity of the figure is the droop of the chin; this is caused by a slanting jaw with short ramus. The same type of jaw is seen in the ivory king from Abydos, and moreover, the Scorpion king who preceded Nar-mer.
These Anu were agricultural people, raising cattle on a large scale along the Nile, shutting themselves up in walled cities for defensive purposes. To this people we can attribute, without fear of error, the most ancient Egyptian books, The Book of the Dead and the Texts of the Pyramids, consequently, all the myths or religious teachings. I would add almost all the philosophical systems then known and still called Egyptian. They evidently knew the crafts necessary for any civilization and were familiar with the tools those trades required. They knew how to use metals, at least elementary metals. They made the earliest attempts at writing, for the whole Egyptian tradition attributes this art to Thoth, the great Hermes an Anu like Osiris, who is called Onian in Chapter XV of The Book of the Dead and in the Texts of the Pyramids. Certainly the people already knew the principal arts; it left proof of this in the architecture of the tombs at Abydos, especially the tomb of Osiris and in those sepulchers objects have been found bearing unmistakable stamp of their origin, such as carved ivory, or a little head of a Nubian girl found in a tomb near that of Osiris, or the small wooden or ivory receptacles in the form of a feline head--all documents published in the first volume of my Fouilles d'Abydos.
Even further back, we've got Nabta Playa and the Fayum neolithic culture.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
Whenever I think about the early Egyptians, the nasty image of them tapping blood from cattle comes up. Their cattle weren't like ours and didn't produce milk they could digest...or much of it. Egyptologists reckon they tapped the blood like the Massai Mara do to this day. Makes me feel sick.
"OIM 7911 - Plaque - Abydos, Temple, Grv M69 - Protodynastic - Faience - 135x96 mm Glazed Frit, Rect, Prehistoric Negroid Figure Facing Rt., Holding Staff. Ins Ascribes The Fig. To Be Chief Tera-Neter, Deovted To God, Of The Fortress Of The Anu In Hemen."
Originally posted by Kernoonos
TUATHA DE DANANN: Ireland.
Race of gods who finally overthrew the Fomors.
The Irish said they were giants who lived in underground chambers at Tara and built stone temples.
ANU (an-oo) ANANN / DANA / DANA-ANA:
Ireland. Mother Earth; goddess of plenty, another aspect of the Morrigu; Great Goddess; greatest of all goddesses.
The fertility goddess, sometimes she formed a trinity with Babd and Macha.
Her priestesses comforted and taught the dying.
Fires were lit for her at Midsummer.
Two hills in Kerry are called the Paps of Anu.
Maiden aspect of the triple Goddess in Ireland.
Guardian of CATTLE and health.
Goddess of fertility, prosperity, comfort.
I just thought I would throw that into the mix for you, in my study's I have found many cultures that have the same gods and goddess.
It is my belief that the Tuatha De Danann were the children of the Sumerian Anunnaki and the Aunu people may very well be the same.
Originally posted by Parta
reply to post by coredrill
so byrd says the anu are the apiru? and they are from india?
petrie said faiyum & badari were migrations from the caucasus, the amration a libyan invasion, gerzean eastern desert people and dynastic egypt from elam by way of the red sea and ethiopia.
HERE are some figurines from egypt. the ma'adi [first metalworkers??] stuff is odd.
Originally posted by silent thunder
Zep Tepi is a fascinating concept.
Wonder how deep the Anu were into anything like that, or if the concept was simply created retroactivley.