so I want to cover a few of the mythological ages of man according to a few cultures separated by vast oceans and time. I want us to look at them with
the lens of each age of man representing a supposed evolutionary stage in our development. The earlier stages would not include us and would instead
have specimens of hominids we have yet to find evidence of or will never find because they are literally dust by now. Also the notion of aging
backwards is a trait of the earlier ages. It could represent this version of mankind being more mature and wiser than the latter forms to come.
De-evolution if you will.
Golden Age – The Golden Age is the only age that falls within the rule of Cronus. Molded out of the earth through the hands of
Prometheus, these humans were said to live among the gods, and freely mingled with them. Peace and harmony prevailed during this age. Humans did not
have to work to feed themselves, for the earth provided food in abundance. They lived to a very old age but with a youthful appearance and eventually
died peacefully. Their spirits live on as "guardians". Plato in Cratylus (397 e) recounts the golden race of men who came first. He clarifies that
Hesiod did not mean men literally made of gold, but good and noble. He describes these men as daemons upon the earth. Since δαίμονες
(daimones) is derived from δαήμονες (daēmones, meaning knowing or wise), they are beneficent, preventing ills, and guardians of
Silver Age – The Silver Age and every age that follows fall within the rule of Cronus' successor and son, Zeus. Zeus created these
humans out of the ash tree. Men in the Silver age lived for one hundred years under the dominion of their mothers. They lived only a short time as
grown adults, and spent that time in strife with one another. During this Age men refused to worship the gods and Zeus destroyed them for their
impiety. After death, humans of this age became "blessed spirits" of the underworld.
[color=gold]Bronze Age – Men of the Bronze Age were hardened and tough, as war was their purpose and passion. Not only were their arms and tools
forged of bronze, but so were their very homes. The men of this Age were undone by their own violent ways and left no named spirits; instead, they
dwell in the "dank house of Hades". This Age came to an end with the flood of Deucalion.
Heroic Age – The Heroic Age is the one age that does not correspond with any metal. It is also the only age that improves upon the age
it follows. These humans were created from the bones. of the earth (stones) through the
actions of Deucalion and Pyrrha. In this period men lived with noble demigods and heroes. It was the heroes of this Age who
fought at Thebes and Troy. This race of humans died and went to Elysium.
[color=grey]Iron Age – Hesiod finds himself in the Iron Age. During this age humans live an existence of toil and misery. Children dishonor their
parents, brother fights with brother and the social contract between guest and host (xenia) is forgotten. During this age might makes right, and bad
men use lies to be thought good. At the height of this age, humans no longer feel shame or indignation at wrongdoing; babies will be born with gray
hair and the gods will have completely forsaken humanity: "there will be no help against evil."
According to ancient Aztec religion, it took the gods 5 tries to create the world. These attempts were foiled because of infighting
among the gods themselves. After he was knocked from his exalted position by rivals, the first creator, Tezcatlipoca, turned into a jaguar and
destroyed the world. Under similar circumstances, the world was created and then destroyed with wind, and then two floods.
Each time a creator-god would take a turn being the sun. Finally the gods had a council, and decided one of them would have to sacrifice himself to be
the new sun. Nanauatl, a lowly, humble god became the sun, but there was a problem - he wasn't moving. The gods realized that they all must
sacrifice themselves so that humans could live. The god Ehecatl sacrificed the others, and a mighty wind arose to move the sun at last.
This was no free sacrifice, however. Not only would the people have to help this weak sun to keep moving, they would also be responsible to repay the
sacrifice. The world remained in a precarious position!
Once the sun was dealt with, the world had to be recreated. Quetzalcoatl was the one who would create humans. Of course, people had been
created several times before, so Quetzalcoatl descended into the underworld to retrieve their bones. He
tripped as he fled, and the bones. shattered into different sized pieces, which is why people are all
different sizes. By adding his own blood to the mix, people came to life.
You will see similarities between these two cultures.
Tezcatlipoca is like chronos who is replaced. Like Zeus VS the Titans, who then make the next form of man.
What we have to take into context here are the bones. The dead material of the last world makes the next. In many of these versions across the globe
there is always several "types" of mankind living along sides Gods or other mortal forms of man. Some like the Gods, others not.
I am sure many are familiar with the Sumerian accounts of creation just by reading ATS off and on from all the Zecharia Stichin fans here. If not I
will sum it up (VERY QUICKLY AND SIMPLY) but you need to either read some translations from other sources besides Stichin AND Stichin´s as well since
he is an excellent translator in his own right regardless of what people will say.
Anyways the Annunaki (gods) made man from the primitive life forms already on earth by infusing their own DNA with the primate they found in the
wilderness. They intended to make a primitive worker race. Or so it goes, to mine gold for them. In the end they infused too much of themselves into
the life form and made it too much like them and decided to try and kill them all off (us, maybe)
Before that happened, the first hybrid created was called Adapa, meaning "red man". Supposedly he was made from the clay of the earth being used in
the process of his engineering. HE came out red...*remember we mentioned the red hair and such before being an attribute of giants across the globe.
Red freckles over the body and light eyes.
Ok, so that creation was the first and was excellent. Some Gods really liked it and enjoyed their company too much. They abused their service and made
tensions. BUT it was the fact that they were reverting to their original primal form that prompted Enki, the Sumerian creator god of mankind to go
back to the drawing board. He ended up knocking up some human girls by a river and they gave birth to humanity 2.0.
the thing with this version was that they were all descendants of a prince of Niburu, the home place of the Annunaki (gods) of which Enki was a
prince. Enki was one of the sons of Anu, the supreme God. So all of this humanity was royalty. They were promptly denied the immortality of the Gods
to at least limit them in something, since they were too much like the Gods as is. Sound familiar yet?
Enki later took a rib from his brother a fellow prince, Enil, and infused the new version of man yet again with their essence forever removing the
traits of the prior versions from the mix and further limiting the humans because this time Enki tweaked the hell out of the humans. Enil, Enki´s
brother was really pissed about it, and ended up hating humanity for the rest of his life and his brother to a degree.
Yet again a royal God got the hots for our fair maidens and decided to marry one of our princesses he fell in love with which sealed the deal for
eternal humanity hate by the gods. The son of Enki, Mardock, took a human bride and his followers decided they too could do the same. The Iggi
(watchers) on mars descended to earth for the wedding of their leader (mardock) and prince of Niburu but ruined it all by stealing mortal women for
(Genesis 6:1, The Sons of God Mated With the Daughters of Man.)
They made yet another race of men who were not as limited as the controlled versions Enki had been tweaking along the years and they ruined the whole
scheme of things by making God like men once again. Just to jump in it is interesting that the bible says a third of the hosts of heaven (the
watchers) rebelled against 2 thirds of the hosts of heaven. Here it was 300 Iggi (watchers) defied 600 earth bound Annunaki (gods) 1/3 VS 2/3 in both
So the gods let a natural disaster destroy all of the tainted humanity (flood) and they started up with who ever was left alive. Not many did make it
but enough of humanity was left and the one blood line Enki decided to save that did make it. (Sumerian Noah and co.)
Enil WAS PISSED. The two royal families, Enki and his descendants fought with Enil and his descendants who hated mankind and only used it to hurt the
Enkites. The Enkites , under mardock, armed the humans and made them into a force to capture earth which they promised to mankind Anyways as long as
they followed mardock.
In all this a great war erupted between the gods over petty BS and destroyed everybody. The gods had to slowly with draw from earth while getting the
last bit of gold they could and the Enkites bitterly won a nuclear wintered earth...
So everything was half ass rebuilt by an abandoned mardock god and leftover half wit experimental humans that were so badly genetically restricted
they could barely reproduce without killing themselves (us). and here we are...in misery.
the end....I swear to god, I didn't make that up. I am paraphrasing but that is a version of accounts I and stichin have taken some artistic license
just to tell.
There are other versions in which Enki and Nin-khursag (wifey) are competing to see who can make the best human and each of Enkis creations are more
useless than the last....and Enki gets pissed because his wife doesn't put his worthless creations to use like he did her useless creations before
they got it right...(us)
so we may be a genetic experiment by advanced beings before our time...that is why it is important to mention the bones of dead hominids of the past
being used to revive the next version of man in mythology. Like the scientist in the UK that is trying to do that now with Neanderthals(thread i
mentioned in the OP that inspired me to write this one)...... it totally reminded me of this subject.
The Mayan Popol Vuh records a similar progression of worlds. The gods make several attempts at creating human beings, but the first few attempts
fail. The earliest effort results in howling, chattering creatures, which the gods transform into the animals.
The next try results in a man of mud who dissolves in the rain. The third try produces men of wood who are able to function in a primitive fashion but
cannot worship the gods properly—they are not yet spiritual beings.
[color=gold]The gods destroy them in violent rains and floods, even sending the animals to attack them. Their descendants are the monkeys.
Finally, on the fourth try, the gods create men.
I added the yellow parts in the next section for juxtaposition, to pose some correlations/ questions.
In almost all primitive myths there is a close association between animals and men. Countless episodes tell of the transformation of human beings
into animals, or vice versa. Animal-human matings occur commonly. Indeed, it is not uncommon for animals to be regarded as the precursors
of the human species - a crude foreshadowing, in a way, of the theory of organic evolution.
A tribe's mythology accounts not only for its own origins but also for that of other tribes. However, the origin assigned to an enemy is likely to be
unflattering. The Saliva of Columbia, for example, say that their hated Carib enemies arose from large worms in the putrefying entrails of a
serpent-monster killed by a Saliva culture hero. A common belief in the primitive world is that all peoples were once a single tribe,
living together and speaking the same language. But then something happened (among the Tikuna of the Upper Amazon it was the eating of two hummingbird
eggs), and thereafter people began to speak different languages, split into separate groups, and dispersed far and wide. Here we see a clear parallel
to the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel.
Many primitive myths tell of a Golden Age during which life was easy and pleasant, discord was unknown, tools worked by themselves, no one ever died,
and the like.technology and medicine? Then something went wrong, and ever since, travail, misfortune, and death have been the
lot of mankind. This notion of a Fall of Man is likewise familiar to readers of the Bible.
In contrast to a Golden Age, there is often a belief in the notion of a Primordial Simplicity. According to this view, the earliest stage of the human
race was one of ignorance and innocence out of which the benighted were lifted by a god or culture hero. This mythical being taught them many things -
how to make tools, how to build houses, how to plant crops, even how to copulate properly.the fallen teaching the secrets of the gods?
the apple of knowledge?
Among many elements of culture purportedly unknown to the earliest people was fire. However, rather than being given fire by the gods, most primitive
peoples say they had to steal it. In myth I recorded among the Amahuaca of eastern Peru, fire was stolen from the stingy ogre, Yowashiko, by a parrot
who flew away with a burning brand in its beak.
Angered by the theft, Yowashiko tried to douse the flames by sending rain. However, other larger birds spread their wings over the parrot, thus
keeping the flames alive so that eventually fire became available to everyone. This account is of course reminiscent of Greek mythology, in which
Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind.mardok teaching and arming mankind to oppose the
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