Were the ancient Turks, Akkads (Sumerians) and Dravidians (Tamils) the parents of Mexico and Meso-America?
By Gene D. Matlock
Before continuing with this article, I must clarify who the Phoenicians really were. I first learned about these people who settled the earth, about whom modern man knows nearly nothing, from the 19th century British Orientalist George RawlinsonÃs book, Phoenicia. He was considered as the leading authority on these hardy mariners. But even he was off base. He said that the Phoenicians had no definite homeland but occupied trading ports all over the Middle East. In the Western hemisphere, they were called Puni but did not usually answer to that name. Furthermore, he said they were a Mediterranean people. Yet, in studying Hindu history, I discovered that they also existed in Central Asia and India. But there, they were called Pani. Not even in India did they call themselves Pani.
In his brief but enlightening little book, The Rig Veda Ã± a History, Bengali historian, Rajeswar Gupta, stated: Ã¬Ã–in ancient times the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea were connected together by a strait through which the Phoenicians and Aryan trading ships entered the MediterraneanÃ–As that passage silted up the connection between India and Europe broke off.Ã® (p. 4.)
Had Professor Gupta been more acquainted with the Turkish-related nations in Central Asia, he wouldÃve realized that the Phoenicians and Aryans were the same people. The Phoenicians in the Middle East eventually lost their awareness of being Dravidians, separating themselves in many small city coastal states.
Even today, the Turkish peoples call themselves Ari. The forefathers of the Turkish peoples also called themselves Pancha (Five) Krishtayas (The Original Five Races of Mankind).
Like me, Professor Gupta intuited that the Phoenicians had originated in Central Asia. Herodotus, the Greek Historian, did not mention the Phoenicians as being a disorganized collection of city states, but as a single political entity. I intuited that the original Phoenicia was Anatolia (Turkey) and Bulgaria. Greece was at one time a part of Phoenicia but later broke away. Even now the Greeks are a great sea people as are the Turks. As a matter of fact, the famed Piri Reis 6000 years old map of the world was made from older Turkish maps. The Mercateur map is another example.
The Cologne Sanskrit Lexicon defines the Maya as mathematicians (measurers), astronomers, military strategists, magicians, wise-men, and builders. Our Mesoamerican Mayans definitely fit this description.
Malati J. Shendge said that the Panis, Asuras, Yakshas, and Mayans were partners in a common cause.
Malati J. Shendge says that the Asura empire governed the Indus Valley (Western India): Ã¬Ã–these peoplesÃ–were well-versed in agriculture, technology, engineering, sea-faring and trade and had established a control on river waters by setting up dams and irrigation canals.Ã® (The Civilized Demons, p. 289,) Within this context, even the Phoenicians were Asuras.
That the Aryans living in the coastal lands of Western India were dark-skinned Dravidians, there is no doubt. Arrian said in his book Indica: Ã¬The inhabitants upon the Indus are in their looks and appearance not unlike the Ethiopians. Those upon the southern coast resemble them the most, for they are very black, and their hair is also black; but they are not so flat-nosed, nor have they woolly hair. They, who are more to the north, have a great resemblance to the Egyptians.Ã®
A certain Hindu nationalist group has tried to convince the Hindus that the so-called Ã¬Aryan invasionÃ® was a white Europoid lie in order to oppress non-whites. However, they cannot explain why the one hundred fifty million people living in the Turkish-related nations still call themselves Ari (Aryan). Additionally, Krishtayas claimed to be all the races of mankind.
[Right: A group of Tamils honoring my friend T. L. Subash Chandra Bose at a religious meeting. He is the man in the background, wearing a garland of flowers.] Dr. Polyat Kaya, a Turkish professor of historical linguistics, wrote: Ã¬Pre-Iranian culture was Turanian culture and civilization before theAryans. Indus civilization was also a Turanian culture like the Sumerian culture was. Dravidian being related to these ancient cultures ties them all together and also to Turkish. They are all agglutinative languages although historians and linguists are conditioned not to mention the name Tur/Turk.Ã® (Istanbul firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The traditional garb of Dravidian men has not changed in thousands of years. Like the ancient Assyrians, they wear long flowing skirts reaching to their ankles.
Many scholars agree that Asura was Assyria, an empire extending from West-Central Asia down to the tip of Southwestern India. If I am correct in assuming that the Dravidians were the Asuras, they are mentioned in Genesis as Ashur, son of Shem. (Genesis 10:22.)
The ancient Phoenicians claimed that they originally came from the lands alongside the Ã¬Erythean Sea.Ã® The Ã¬Erythean SeaÃ® is now the Arabian Ocean,Ã® extending from Pakistan throughout all the western coast of India.
The Olmecs or Olman were the first civilization in Meso-America. Although there are abundant physical and linguistic artifacts of their existence, only the Nahuatl-speaking tribes and the Mayans knew something about the Olmecs or Olman as a people. For certain, we know that they were Turks because Olmak and Olman are the Turkish names for Adam. Perhaps they called themselves thusly because they were the first inhabitants of Mexico.
[Right: ArtistÃs idea of what the ancient Olmec city of La Venta looked like.] The Olmecs supposedly entered Western Mexico in boats, crossing the then navigable Isthmus of Tehuantepec. They first settled on the east coast of Veracruz by the river Papaloapan. The Nahuatl-speaking people couldnÃt pronounce Ã¬B.Ã® Papaloapan was probably Babalu-apan (Babylonian Crossing).
The OlmecsÃ Zikhari (Temple Mounts) were similar to those of the Sumerian Zigurrats and with virtually the same name: Zicualli and Zacualli. Because the Nahuatl tribes couldnÃt say Ã¬L,Ã® it was probably a dialectical version of Zigurrat: Zicuari.
[Left: A central Asian Ziggurat with upper elevations eroded by centuries.] Hundreds of years after settling on the coast, they moved in to the central highlands of Mexico and as far northward as the present-day state of San Luis Potosi. Traces of them may eventually be found as far as Southwestern United States.
As they multiplied and spread out, they eventually forgot they were Olmecs and Olman. About all they could remember is that they came to America in boats: Nava or Nauvak (Nahua or Nauwak), Ã¬ship people.Ã®
Eventually, Nauvak changed to Anauwak (no longer ship people). Even today, the Nahuatl word Anahuac means Ã¬between two waters.Ã® The Nahuatl-speaking tribes also called themselves Toltec, derived from Toltika, meaning Ã¬Sons of Tulan or Turan.Ã® When the Spaniards arrived in Mexico, the Aztecs called them Ã¬Tules,Ã® thinking they, too, were Turks.
[Above: Map of Tula in Siberian Russia. Did the Aztecs come from this Tula?]
They and the Sumerians prayed to the same mother goddess:
Southern Persia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan had several different names: Sivapuri (The Region of God Shiva), Sivabhu (Sacred Land of Shiva), Sivapuni (The Purity of Shiva), and Shivulba (The Womb, Origin, or Cave of Shiva). The Pueblo Indians called their underworld or place of origin Sibapu or Sibapuni; for the Mayans, it was Shibalba, their “underworld” and place of the gods. The linguistic and functional similarities of the Hindu Sivabhu, Sivapuni, and Shivulba with the Puebloan Sibapu, Sivapuni, and the Mayan Shivalba (Xibalba) are too nearly exact to be coincidences.
[Right: The “Sumerian” Statue in Tepoztlan, Morelos.]
A Tepe was a low, steep hill surrounded by a village. The Tepe was used both as a fortress in case of attack and as a religious center honoring the villageÃs special deity-often a mother goddess. A few of the many hundreds of Tepes scattered over Sivabhu, even into the Middle East, are Tepe Yaya, Tepe Ya, Tepe Kilize, Tepe Liman, Tepe Catal, Tepe Godin, Tepe Cora, etc.
Mexico is the only region outside the Middle East and Central Asia, where we find hundreds of these combination protective and holy hills called Tepes. Some of these are TepatitÂ·n, Tuxtepec, Tepec, Tepic, Mazatepec, Tepetatas, Tepantita, Tepetzintla, Tepuste, Tepetlix, Tepetlalco, ad infinitum.
In ancient Sivabhu, the deities located at the tops of these tepes were called Yah, Yakh, Yakhu, Yaksha, Yakshi etc., meaning Ã¬Guardian Angel.Ã® The leading Mexican Yakshi (female guardian angel) had her sanctuary atop what is now Tepeyac (Hill of the Guardian Angel) in Mexico City. She is now the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Eventually, the non-Olmec tribes in Mexico, if there were ever any at all, copied their civilization after them. The Aztecs claimed that they had once lived in what are now the Florida Cays. When their city went under water, a sea-faring group saved them, dumping them on the Mexican mainland. In their annals, they said they adopted the civilization of the people already there.
The Nahuatl-speaking tribes and the Mayans told the Spaniards that a people called Tamoan-chan or Tamuan-chan also mixed with the Olmecs. These would be people from some part of Oceania, such as Samoa or New Zealand. (See GaribayÃs Llave del Nahuatl.) The word Ã¬ChanÃ® meant Ã¬Place of SnakesÃ®
In the 1950s, I visited a strange rock formation near Tepoztlan, Morelos, resembling a badly eroded Sumerian statue. Some people think it is just a natural formation, but I do not. There are other man-made formations near it, that are definitely not Aztec.
I am now ready to return to the hypothetical voyage of Tamils to America. They probably used two types of maps. The map below-left shows Mt. Meru with petals pointing in four directions. The left petal points toward a distant land called Ketumal or Chetumal. In order to reach that land, they had to go eastward in order to avoid sailing around the tip of Africa. They knew where they were going, for they had been there before! The map below-right was their own map of the world.
The Mayans said that the land of their forefathers lay 150 days westward.
When the Tamils arrived in North America, they crossed over to what is now the Caribbean Sea, through the Isthmus of Panama (The Great Crossing). After coming out the other side, they docked in the safe harbor of Chetumal. It still bears the same name. Chetumal harbor is in Belize. Belize derives from Belisha (God Shiva).
[Right: Photo of Chetumal harbor in Belize.]Later, they left Chetumal, sailing up the coast to a place reminding them of the beauty of their old home in Konkan. They dropped anchor and made their first home in America there. Not surprisingly, they decided to name their new home Kankun (Cancun). After thousands of years, the last syllable has barely changed in pronunciation.
[Left: Beach scene in Tulum, Cancun area. Right: Map showing their voyage from Chetumal to Cancun.]
When the Tamils settled in YucatÂ·n, they built their typical zikharis, such as those of Tikal and Palenque. At Tikal, they stained their stone monuments a reddish color, just as they had done back in the Konkan.
[Left: A Tikal Zikhari. Right: A Pelenque Zikhari.]
People are surprised to see stone images of elephants in Mayan country, such as the following one in Copan. It may be a reminder of the elephants in India.
[Right: Stone etching of a Hindu mahout, complete with turban, riding on the head of an elephant.] Some authorities, who do not agree with me that the Mayans came from abroad, think Southern Mexico once had elephants. The truth is that they worshiped a long-nosed god (Chac) or elephant, just as the Hindu Tamils worshiped the elephant-headed Ganesha in India.
Chak was the long-nosed Mayan God of thunder, lightning, rain, and crops. His elephantine trunk sprayed water on the earth. His equivalent in other parts of the world was Zeus, Dyaus, Jupiter, Ca, Jah, Ju, Jahve, Jehova Jeho, Sakh, Sagg, Sa-ga-ga, Sakko, Zagg, Zax. a.k.a. Zeus, is often depicted holding a serpentine thunderbolt and a grail, or someone is handing it to him. The Mayan Chak is equally depicted.
The Mayan god Chac.
They gave several names that directly and indirectly identified Ceylon: Shilanka (Xilanca) – an ancient name of Ceylon (Zeilan-Ka).
Shikalanka (Xicalanca) – Ceylon. In Tamil, Shikalam.
Itzamna was one of their culture heroes. He claimed to have come from a western country. Isham, meaning ‘Tiger, “”Land of Gold,” was a Dravidian name of Ceylon. The Na in Isham-na is an honorific.
Ishbalanka (Xbalanca), another culture hero. In Tamil, it means “Shiva of Lanka.” India’s God Shiva was supposed to have made the footprint on top of Adam’s Peak in today’s Sri Lanka.
Shibalba, The Mayan underworld. This word stems From the Sanskrit Shivulba, meaning Ã¬from the fountainhead of God Shiva-Mt. Meru, in India.Ã®
Palenke (Palenque). This name derives from the Tamil Pal-Lanka, meaning “Protectorate of Lanka.” Ancient Lanka was IndiaÃs Ã¬Atlantis.Ã®
The Yaxilan (Yakshilan) Mayan ruins. This name means Ã¬The Ceylon YakhsÃ® in Sanskrit.
Ceren, a name of Ceylon. Some Mayan ruins in El Salvador are called Ceren.
Lacandon, a tribe of Yucatan. India’s god Kubera banished the Laks, a Tartarian Huna or Rakshasha tribe from Northern India to Ceylon, giving the country one of its many names and becoming the Lakan or Lakam people. The Don in Lacan-don derives from Dan (Tannu or Dannu?). (See the online Cologne Sanskrit and Tamil dictionaries for comparison of ancient Ceylon names with those of Mayan tribes and places.)
Ancient Ceylon was divided into three provinces: Maya, the central division of the island; Ruhuna (Soul of Huna Land), and Pihitee, the northernmost of the three. The Ceylonese Maya were known for their impressive astronomical knowledge, architectural marvels, temples, and irrigation ponds. (Reference: The History of Ceylon, by William Knighton, first published in Colombo Ceylon, in 1845.)
One of the names of Ceylon’s cult religions was Mayon. It still exists among a few aboriginals living on the island.
Most of the Rakshasa and Pisaca bad boys were Tartarian Hunas, They came from Huna-Bhu, meaning Ã¬Hunas (Tartars) from the Sacred Land around Mt. Meru.Ã® Many of these tribes were cannibalistic, given to intertribal fighting, practitioners of human sacrifice in their religious rites, flattened the foreheads of their babies, took scalps in battle, and observed other customs attributed to many Amerindian tribes. The Mayans remember them as the culture hero, Hunapu (Huna-Bhu?).
Had the natives of Meso-America been able to pronounce the “ST” combination, today’s Yucatan would be Yucasthan (Yakhuthan?). Even today, many Mexican Indians and peasants cannot pronounce this combination. For example, instead of CÃ›mo estÂ·? (How are you?), they can only say, “Ã¸CÃ›mo tÂ·?”
Guatemala derives from Sanskrit Guadhaamala, meaning Guha (Cosmic Intelligence) + Dha (Serpentine) + Amala (Umbilical Cord), the Sacred Umbilical Cord Linking Western Asia and India with Meso-America. Besides the Ceylonese and Tamil tribal names Yakkha, Maya, and Lak in Maya country, there are also the Lenca and Rama tribes. The Mayan lowlands are even called Guanacaste, meaning The Western Enlightened Nagas. It is assumed that the Olmecs spoke Nahuatl because of the place-names they left behind. The Olmecs called the Maya country in Southeastern Veracruz, Coatzacoalcos (Snake Sanctuary). Snake Sanctuary was none other than the home of the Western or American Nagas.
Ã¬Originally, the Asuras or Nagas were not only a civilized people, but a maritime powerÃ–,Kadru, the mother of serpents, compelled Garuda (the Eagle or Hawk) to serve her sons by transporting them across the sea to a beautiful land, which was inhabited by Nagas. The Asuras (Nagas) were expert navigators who possessed very considerable naval resources and had founded upon distant coasts.Ã® (The Encircled Serpent by M. Oldfield, p. 47.)
Even today, the Mexican flag has an Eagle with a serpent in its mouth, representing the arrival of the ancient Mexicans to Meso-America. It also represents the arrival of the Meshika to what is now Mexico City.
[Right: Mexican flag.] The Tamils and all the tribes of Meso-America, from Mexico to Panama, played the same board game: Pachesi. The Meso-Americans called it by a linguistically similar name: Patolli. (Note: CH and T are linguistically similar. LL was the only way the Renaissance Spaniards could approximate the sounds of Z and J. This proves that Patolli derived from Pachesi.) I myself saw a Patolli board game at the National Museum of Costa Rica, in San Jose.
[Above Left: Mr. Subash Bose displays an ancient Tamil Pachesi board kept as a relic in the temple of his area. The Tamils and all the tribes of Meso-America, from Mexico to Panama, played the same board game: Pachesi. Right
: The Meso-Americans called it by a linguistically similar name: Patolli. (Note: CH and T are linguistically similar. LL was the only way the Renaissance Spaniards could approximate the sounds of Z and J. This proves that Patolli derived from Pachesi.) I myself saw a Patolli board game at the National Museum of Costa Rica, in San Jose.]
The Tamils and Turks even gave some of their favorite dishes to the ancient Mexicans, and with the same names! I will name just two of them: Tamales and Corundas. The ancient Tamils were known as Tamils or Tamals. One of their favorite foods was a type of paste or filling wrapped in bamboo husk. Even in Tamil Nadu it is called Tamal. The Michoacanos have a similar triangular shaped tamal called Corunda. In Turkic it would be kur-unda (Turkic dough).
My Tamil Nadu friend, Mr. Subash Bose, pointed out to me the fact that Hindus often worship cobras and that the Mayans worshipped rattlesnakes. He said that Mayan huts look exactly like those in Tamil Nadu.
The Kuberas even gave their name to North America. The Meso-Americans told the Spaniards that North America was Quivira (Land of the Khyber People).
Most of us have heard of the Mayan holy book, Chilam Balam. Chilan or Chilam is a title of Mayan priests. Balam is the Mayan name for Jaguar. In Sanskrit, Cheilan = Ceylonese and Vyalam = tiger; lion; hunting leopard. Ã¬JaguarÃ® probably stems from the Sanskrit Higkara, meaning Tiger-like or Ã¬sounding like a tiger.Ã®
The Mayans called their Ã¬QuetzalcoatlÃ® Kukulcan and Gukumats. These names appear to derive directly from the Turkic language. Kuk or Gok derived from the Turkic Gog and Gok, names of ancient Turkish tribes. Ulu means Ã¬high placed.Ã® Mats derives from Masi, the Turkic word for Ã¬Messiah.Ã® Khan is a Turkic word for Ã¬King.Ã® Therefore, Kukulcan=Gogulkhan (The Revered King of Gog.) Gukumats=Gokumasi (The Revered Gok Messiah).
The presence of Dravidian, Turkic, and Sanskrit words in America shouldnÃt surprise anyone, for the Aryans and Indians (Ramanaka) traveled together throughout the world. In his book, El OrÃŒgen de los Indios, the Spanish priest, Gregorio PÃˆrez, wrote that the Caribbean Indians said that their founding fathers were the Kuru-Rumani.
Some Dravidians think Sanskrit sprang from Dravidian, but my research does not indicate this. Many of the Turks also spoke Aramaic, for at one time it was more generally spoken than it is now. The Turkish linguist, Professor Polyat Kaya, states that such languages as Sanskrit, Dravidian, Hebrew, Chinese, and many others are anagrams derived from Turkish. He also said that the Mayan language derives from Turkish.
In this article, I have just presented a tiny part of the evidence in my possession, pointing to the Indian and Ceylonese origins of the Mayans. I have decided to end this article by recounting what the Jesuit priest Francisco Xavier Clavigero wrote in Volume I of his Historia Antigua de Messico (Ancient History of Mexico). Clavigero said that the Chiapaneco Mayans told him that a grandson of Noah, Votan, took people to people America. He was from the Chan (Naga or Serpent) tribe. They said that he came from the East, bringing seven groups with him. Two other leaders (Groups?) had also previously brought in settlers: Igh and Imox. He built a great city, now known as Palenque, call Ã¬Nauchan,Ã® meaning City of the Serpents. When Noah emerged from the Ark, he and his people built their first city, calling it Nashan (The Noachide Chan).
Votan founded three tributary monarchies called Tulan, Mayapan, and Chiquimala. The ruins of Tulan are those of Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico. Mayapan is the Yucatan peninsula itself. I have not yet located the region of Chiquimala. Perhaps it is Guatemala or the Mayan province of Tzequil.
Like many Europoids ignorant of India and its history, Clavigero tried to place them in Cartagena, Africa, Rome, and even Spain. But he at least intuited that the early Mayan settlers were Phoenicians.
Had he been more knowledgeable about ancient India and Ceylon, he would have known that they were Ceylonese, for in Tamil, VALAM POTAM means Ã¬Place of Boats.Ã® Valam Potan (Ceylon) was located between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, where the trade winds are. The differences between Valum Votan and Valam Potam are trivial.
Notice the following map showing the sea and land routes of the ancient Tamils. Below it, youÃll notice the words Oceanus Indicus (Indian Ocean). The ancient maps which the Spaniards used to get to America showed the same terms: Mar Indica; Oceanus Indica. From where did they obtain those maps showing that the eastern end of Oceanus Indica was America?
Map showing the land and sea routes of the ancient Tamils.
The stone heads staring at the sea, from the shores of Easter Island, tell us a lot about the ancient sailors theyÃre supposed to represent. Notice their Ã¬headpieces.Ã® Could they be Tamil turbans?
The stone heads of Easter Island.
Many people donÃt know that the Mayans and Toltecs werenÃt the only immigrants who entered the Americas through Chetumal, the Ã¬Plymouth RockÃ® of many American Indians. I can name several United States Indian tribes who also landed there. Their origin stories say so in plain words.
In view of what I have said in this article, who is better qualified to identify the origins of our American Indians? Our Europoid academics? Or the Turks, Hindus, and American Indians?
All kinds of speculations have been made, many mystical, about the ancient sea-farers known as Wotan, Woden, the German Wuotan, the Yap Island Paathan, and the Philipine Bataan. Even today, a large tribe of Pakistanis are called Pathan. Votan was never a single person. He was really a Ã¬nation of sailors.Ã® This ancient nation of sailors and adventurers is still with us: The Dravidian Tamils!
A Tamil ship.
As with GeneÃs Viewzone article about the biblical Mesechs, this article will also be a chapter in an upcoming book he is preparing about the origins of our Amerindians. His latest book, What Strange Mystery Unites the Turkish Nations, India, Catholicism, and Mexico?, can also provide interested readers with some fascinating insights about the ancient world.
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