Hello all! I am currently reading the book "Genesis of the Grail Kings" by Laurence Gardner. It is a fascinating book and the first part of the
book they are trying to correctly date the important parts of the old testament and find out where the early jews came from and where their stories
The author makes great points that the early jews came out of Sumeria and Babylon, making many valid points. I am at a point in the book where they
mention a group of people called Scythians. The author is claiming that the Scythians preceded the Sumerians and that the Scythian script is very
close to the Sumerian script.
I had thought that the Sumerians were the first to do many things, including using the wheel and written language, but the author is almost saying
that the Scythians gave them both these technologies. Let me quote a part of the book from the 8th chapter titled "When Kingship was Lowered",
subtitled "Where Heaven and Earth Met":
Quite apparently, the Anunnaki tradition was not an original aspect of Sumer, confined to a boundaried region above the Persian Gulf as has
long been supposed, but was much wider spread within the Fertile Crescent and beyond - even across Central Europe to the Balkans.
As detailed in The Times Atlas of the Bible, a settlement called Scythopolis (or Beth-shean: House of Power) was established south of Damascus
in Galilee. With shean being a derivative of sidhean, it relates (as is apparent in the alternative name Scythopolis) to being of
Scythian origin. It was announced by the British Assyriologist Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, in his 1853 address to the Royal Asiatic Society
that the Scythians from the Black Sea regions were the early occupiers of Akkad in Mesopotamia - a fact which we encountered in Chapter 4. Even
Scythian writings from 1000 years before the earliest Sumerian script (29) are identical to those of early Akkad.
The Scythian warlords of the Sidhe (a transcendent intellect called the Web of the Wise) originated in the Carpathians and Russian steppe-lands
to become a migratory race who took their culture far and wide - as far as Ireland to the West and Mongolia to the East. Indeed, the very name of Ur
(the capital of Sumer) came from the Scythian word Ur, meaning 'Lord', while the settlement of Anu was not in Sumer where one might expect to find
it, but hundreds of miles to the north on the Caspian Sea.
The advanced town of Damascus, founded in Syria at about the same time as stonehenge was erected in the South of England, gained it's name from Damuz
(tammus or Dumi-zi) the consort of Anunnaki Queen Inanna, granddaughter of Enlil. Moreover, in accordance with the oldest Scythian custom, Damuz's
festival is still celebrated in parts of the Balkans today(30).
29. The subject of the Transylvanian script and it's related archaeological discovery is discussed at length in Gardner, L., Realm of the Ring
Lords, pp. 66-70.
30. O'Brien, Christian and Barbara Joy, Genius of the Few, Dianthus, Cirncester, 1999, p. 121.
you can read about the Realm of the Ring Lords here:
Before i read this part of the book i can't really recall hearing about the Scythians. I was very familiar with the Sumerians and Babylonians but to
claim that there were a group of nomads who preceded the Sumerians would be quite fascinating and i would love to find out more information about
Sadly, i can't really confirm that their writing is older than the Sumerians. If anything, i have found that the Scythians did NOT have writing. So
what is the deal?
And on a side note, i found the following very fascinating. While doing some Scythian research i found this Scotish Declaration of Arbroath from 1320
which was the Scotish version of the Declaration of Independence, whom the US could have borrowed the idea from. from the website:
The Declaration of Arbroath was written in Latin and promulgated on April 6th, 1320, at Arbroath Abbey (on the east coast of Scotland, just
north of St. Andrews, the home of golf). Its purpose was to convince Pope John XXII, resident in Avignon, France, that Scotland was an independent
country. This rebutted the English claim to rule Scotland. Famed Scottish leader, Robert the Bruce, had defeated the English at Bannockburn in 1314,
and recaptured Berwick-on-Tweed (a city on the border with England) from the English in 1319.
Particularly interesting is that the Declaration claims a connection between the Scots and the Scythians, and also mentions the Exodus of the Children
of Israel from Egypt. The ancient tribe of the Scythians once lived in the area to which the "Lost Ten Tribes of Israel" were deported by the
Assyrian Empire (according to the Bible and historical sources).
Another Scottish connection to the Scythians is that, according to legend, Andrew, one of Christ's apostles, preached to the Scythians. St. Andrew is
the patron saint of Scotland. The Scottish flag contains a Cross of Saint Andrew.
I haven't had much time to look into this bit of history, but i wonder if the Knights Templars had anything to do with this. I find the timing very
interesting because it is reported that the Templars fled from France between 1307 and 1312 when the pope disbanded the group and some think that they
went into Scotland, which there is an obvious link to freemasonry. The scotish (maybe some templars) right this amazing declaration to the church and
400 years later the Americans (mostly freemasons) write a very similar declaration of independence.
But to summarize and ask the question once again, did the Scythians have a written language 1000 years before the Sumerians, putting the Scythian
language back to 5000 BC? If that is true, shouldn't we be try to find out more about these elusive Scythian people? I am already upset that not
much talk comes from the Sumerians, who were obviously the original story tellers of most of the Old Testament.