I recently reviewed The Missing Lands by Freddy Silva. The book explains evidence for an antediluvian civilisation, and the existence of other races that inhabited our planet during, and shortly after, the last ice-age. In his book, Silva describes in detail those other races that inhabited our planet, particularly the ones that helped human-kind after the Great Flood. These helper races, some of whom were genetically like us, and some of whom clearly weren’t, later became mythologised as gods. Perhaps, of all of them, the most interesting are the human-amphibious gods that seemed to come out of the sea and help our ancestors who had survived the cataclysms of 10,000 BC (The Younger Dryas Impact Event) and 9,600 BC (The Great Deluge). Understandably, us human beings were few in number after these events, and had lost all technology. According to the stories, that alien (as in not us) race had kept their technology. What’s interesting is that they didn’t look like our traditional gods at all. Instead, they looked like bug-eyed amphibians. Silva, in his book, reports that the ancient tribes were told by these gods that they shouldn’t run away, on account of the gods being so ugly, because the gods were there to help. The following Mystery History video shows statues of them in Polynesia:
Note the lipless, wide mouth, huge eyes and flat nose. Here’s a still from the video.
What’s fascinating is that surprisingly similar characters turn up in another part of the globe, in China. In the twentieth century, a bronze-age settlement was discovered in Guanghan, Sichuan, China. The settlement is now known as the Sanxingdui site. The bronze statues unearthed depict gods who looks as follows:
If we travel across to Ancient Sumer, officially the birthplace of human civilisation, we encounter the Annunaki, who allegedly brought civilisation to humans. Here is a depiction of their creator god Enki (or Ea), associated with helping humans, water, fertility and technology:
The flat nose and lipless mouth has gone but the huge, bulging eyes are still present, just as with the Sanxingdui gods. According to Silva’s book, these gods interbred with us normal humans, producing giants. This possibility reminds me of a statue I saw in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, pictured. The head, approximately, was about twice the dimensions of my head and would have been lifelike for a human about twelve-feet-tall. Notice the eyes. These large, almond-shaped eyes turn up in many places, especially in Egypt.
The descriptions of the original, amphibious gods that helped us are uncannily similar, wherever in the world you look. There also seems to be a record of a genetic interbreeding, and the physical changes of the ‘gods’ through time, from those earliest encounters after the end of the last ice-age. Is this what actually happened? I don’t know, but it’s a fascinating idea.
One amusing aspect of Silva’s reports is the idea that our earliest religions tried to mimic these amphibious gods, in order to gain the same level of veneration that they had enjoyed. Our religious leaders even went as far as to look like them, using priestly garb. Here is a engraving of the Sumerian fish-god founder of civilisation, Oannes, also known as Apkallu. As we can see from the image, he was regarded as part-fish. He is also connected to Dagon, the Fish God. The strange modern-day connection to this is that bishop’s mitres look surprisingly like fish-heads. This has led to accusations that Catholic leaders are somehow truly worshipping the pagan god Dagon.
The bishop’s mitre is of Byzantine origin, which was influenced by Mesopotamia, which was the location of Sumer, so there is a link. Dagon was a pagan god but all gods were pagan gods originally, since pagan means ‘countryside wanderer’. Dagon/Apkullu/ Oannes/Enki was also an extremely helpful god, so there’s no shame in venerating him, but none of them was the Creator of the Universe, because that is Tao or Atum, a non-physical, omnipresent source or presence, which is part of us and all of us, together. Having said that, Oannes probably didn’t look like the the muscular guy in the engraving. Instead, he probably looked like the carvings on the Polynesian island. Our venerable Creator of Civilisation truly was pig-ugly.