When the Alien Gods Fled the Earth
The Great Flood is not a pure myth, but a real event that occurred in the distant past. An article by Ellen Lloyd, author of Voices from Legendary Times.
We know a catastrophe of the greatest kind ended the antediluvian world, forcing the alien gods to temporary escape the Earth.
What were our gods running away from?
The story of the Great Flood is not just mentioned in the Bible. Legends and myths of ancient cultures on every continent tell of a Deluge, which wiped out almost all life on this planet.
The Great Flood is not a pure myth, but a real event that occurred in the distant past.
In "Voices from Legendary Times" this subject is covered in much greater detail, but let us here take a brief look at some of the ancient stories, which mention the catastrophe.
Today we know that natural disasters have cost millions of people their lives. Geological disturbances are a part of Earth's history. Modern technology cannot prevent cataclysms. Our instruments have a limited ability to predict natural catastrophes. If such events do occur in modern times, why could they not have happened in the past?
It has been estimated that ever since the first forms of life appeared there have been at least five huge catastrophes, which caused the extinction of more than 50 percent of the planet's species. Our ancestors were definitely telling us the truth. The ancients' Deluge claims are corroborated by latest archaeological and geological discoveries. Remarkable thousand years old underwater ruins show it is time to re-write the history of man! These underwater ruins cannot be explained away.
The World Before The Great Flood
The Great Flood
Many of the ancients' Deluge legends are very similar. They convey a message describing how god is displeased with the humans' sinful and wicked behavior, and therefore decides to punish the people by sending a huge flood.
Common for the majority of all legends, is the fact that the survivors were warned about the coming catastrophe by a higher power, a god.
The Great Flood destroys the old world and its race. After the flood, god creates an improved race worthy of inhabiting the Earth.
According to the Bible and other ancient sources the world before the Flood, the antediluvian world was a corrupt and evil place. The nations were at war all of the time, and humans kept killing each other.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
In addition, the giants, called the Nephilim, a genetically engineered master race created by the "fallen angels", Yahweh's rebelling space men, had gained so much power that they controlled almost the whole planet in the days before the Flood. It was obvious that Yahweh was loosing the genetic warfare of the antediluvian world. The struggle between Yahweh and his rebelling angels is covered in my article Giants - A Result of Genetic Warfare. Yahweh, the chief god announced therefore that he was planning to destroy this immoral and evil world. Nevertheless, was Yahweh actually responsible for the destruction of the antediluvian world or did something else end this violent time epoch in the history of the Earth?
Yahweh and his space fleet were a group of highly advanced space men. Their knowledge was undoubtedly far beyond our comprehension. They were technologically superior compared to our modern civilization. It is no secret that these ancient astronauts, who were responsible for the creation of modern man possessed meteorological weapons. Still, due to the nature of the ancient devastation, it is highly unlikely that any of these weapons could have caused the cataclysm experienced by the people of the antediluvian period. Therefore, the most interesting question remains - what did really cause the Great Flood?
The Warning From Yahweh and Vishnu
In the biblical story, the hero escaping the Deluge is Noah. According to the ancient Indian tradition the one who survived the Flood was a man called Manu. Noah and Manu were both warned by their gods about the coming disaster.
There is a striking similarity between the both gods' prediction of the catastrophe. In the Bhavagata Purana, we learn that Vishnu said:
"In seven days the three worlds shall be submerged."
Yahweh was also certain that the catastrophe would occur in seven days, when he said:
" For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the Earth... "
Apparently, that is exactly what happened.
GENESIS 7:10 " And it came to pass after the seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the Earth."
Are these "seven days" in the both religious scripts a mere coincidence, or were indeed Noah and Manu warned at the same time by the same god, who had calculated the time of passage of a cosmic body heading for Earth?
Ancient Memories Do Not Easily Die
The Wisdom of the Egyptian
Those who reject the ancient Deluge as a genuine world catastrophe, often argue that there is a lack of flood traditions in Egypt, Africa, and parts of Asia. However, this argument is completely unfounded.
Deluge stories live among people located even in the most isolated parts of the world.
Scientists, who claim there are no memories of an ancient flood in Egypt, seem to have neglected some significant prehistoric texts.
The ancient Egyptians were convinced that the Great Flood was god's way of punishing the disobedient and evil humanity.
In the Book of the Dead, the following text is attributed to Thoth, the Moon god.
"They have fought their fights, they have upheld strifes, they have done evil, they have created hostilities, they have made slaughter, they have caused trouble and oppression...
[Therefore] I am going to blot out everything which I have made. This Earth shall enter into the watery abyss by means of a raging flood, and will become even as it was in primeval time."
These words do sound similar to the ones spoken by Yahweh.
Another Egyptian legend tells it was the Sun god, Ra, who caused the flood upon the people of Earth. According to ancient Egyptians beliefs, the world has experienced a various disasters in prehistoric times. The ancient Egyptians recall a tilt of the Earth's axis causing a global flooding. The old Egyptian documents Ipuwer, Ermitage, and Harris Papyrus refer to events that are generally associated with a shift of the poles. It is for example written that our planet experienced a cataclysm, which "turned the Earth upside down."
The south became the north, great fires and huge waves of waters almost destroyed the world.
The truth is that except for the Antarctica, there is no continent on our planet, whose population is not familiar with the Great Flood. Most Deluge stories have been traced to America and Asia. Deluge skeptics often point out the fact that during the Christian missionaries' trips to various countries, the natives' flood legend could have been directly influenced by the Biblical story of Noah. It is a reasonable argument. Nevertheless, several flood stories are told by civilizations, which have never been in contact with Christian's missionaries. Others, such as for example the Mexican flood traditions originate in ages long before the arrival of the Spaniards, the Christian influence is therefore out of the question.
The account of Noah and his survival of the flood in an ark was likely derived, directly or indirectly, from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, which was written on clay tablets thousands of years before Moses wrote his story. The Sumerian flood story in turn served as inspiration for the Babylonian version. Eventually the story of the flood was carried down in later Jewish, Christian, and even Muslim traditions.
Zeus destroys the antediluvian
The Greek flood myth tells how Zeus, the highest god was determined to destroy the humans with a Deluge and promised the other gods that he would create a new race of perfect beings.
However, Prometheus, the fire god, and friend of humankind warned Deucalion, who escaped together with his wife, Pyrrha in an ark, which after the tenth day came to rest on a mountain.
The Greek version of the Deluge resembles the much older stories from the Near East, and we can assume that this Greeks flood myth has its origins in the ancient Sumerian and Babylonian version.
The tradition of Noah escaping the Deluge lives not only in the Far East, but on other continents as well.
In China the man who saved himself from drowning, was called, Nu-wah. His name, Nu-wah resembles the name of the Biblical hero, Noah. In the Hawaiian legend, the one who survives the Flood is called Nu-u.
The Scandinavian hero, who escapes the Deluge together with his wife in a big vessel, is named Bergalmer. In the Norse Edda we can read about the true power of nature:
"The waters rose, the Earth became dark, the ocean serpents beat the water. The stony hills dashed together. Earth sank into the ocean. The bright stars fell from heaven. The fire rose up to heaven itself."
The people of America are very familiar with the Great Flood. In America, we find various Deluge stories. Many of them convey the traditional story of a surviving couple, warned of the flood by a mighty deity.
The Mexican equivalence to the Biblical Noah was Coxcox, a man, who together with his wife, Xochiquetzal, escaped the cataclysm in huge boat after being forewarned by a divine being and given instructions on how to construct the ship.
As I point out in my book, the American Deluge memories are of great value because they provide us with detailed accounts describing the ancient catastrophe. This enables us to re-construct this prehistoric event and find out what really happened.
Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, who was an expert on Indian cultures, commented the natives' recollections as follows:
"A vast night reigned all over the American land, of which tradition speaks unanimously, in a sense the sun no longer existed for this ruined world which was lighted up at intervals only by frightful conflagrations, revealing the full horror of their situation to the small number of human beings that had escaped from these calamities."
The Deluge legend of the Toltecs is in many ways intriguing. According to the Toltecs, in ancient times, the Earth experienced heavy rains and lightning, the water covered all of the land, even the highest mountains. Only some humans manage to escape the disaster and they began to multiply. Scared of being victims of a new future cataclysm, the people felt that they needed some kind of protection, a shelter. They built a very high tower, where they could hide if the world should be destroyed once again.
The problem was that the humans' spoke different languages. They were not able to understand each other, so they separated and went to various parts of the world.
The Toltecs remembered that the "land submerged in water fifteen cubits." The same information concerning the depths of the water is given in the Bible.
" Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered."
The Inuit of Alaska, the Luiseno of the Lower California, the Chickasaws, the Iroquois, the Sioux , the Akawais, the Zuni Indians, the Maya, the Aztecs and many more all share the same memories of the days when the Earth nearly died. Hundreds of universal flood myths, legends, and traditions referring to an ancient cosmic disaster can be found in nearly every corner of the world.
A number of ancient cultures have succeeded in preserving not only accounts of the Great Flood itself, but also other important and frightening details related to the global catastrophe, such as for example great fires, strong earthquakes, debris falling from the sky, hurricanes, a tilt of the Earth's axis, prolonged darkness and coldness.
Therefore, we have to ask ourselves: Were our ancestors lying to us about the ancient cataclysm? It is highly unlikely. How can so many unrelated civilizations share the same memory of an event, if it never happened? There is no doubt that the ancient people were in fact victims of a horrific cataclysm that occurred on this planet in the past.
God's Punishment Or A Cosmic Intruder?
The Great Flood killed almost the entire human population. Our ancestors needed to understand why this dreadful event did occur. How can you understand something that you possess no knowledge of? How can you describe something that you do not understand? The people believed deeply in their gods and worshipped them. It was natural to explain the cosmic and geological catastrophe as gods' way of punishing a corrupt and sinful humanity.
In a way, it must be said that the ancients' behavior did not differ much from many religious people of today. Religious groups have explained many unusual and spectacular things as a work of god or a sign from a divine being. It seems as if we humans have a certain need to convince ourselves of that a higher power is out there, protecting us, as well as punishing us for all that we have done wrong.
Phaeton in Apollo's sun chariot
Still, in many cultures, it was believed a huge celestial body, which passed very close to Earth, caused the antediluvian disaster. This heavenly intruder was known under various names among the ancient people. It was often described as a fiery monster and called Phaeton, Marduk, and Midgård Serpent, just to mention a few names.
For example, according to Egyptian priests:
There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes. There is a story, which even you have preserved, that once upon a time Phaeton ... having yoked the steeds in his father's chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt. Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving in the heavens around the earth, and a great conflagration of things upon the earth, which recurs after long intervals; at such times those who live upon the mountains and in dry and lofty places are more liable to destruction than those who dwell by rivers or on the seashore. And from this calamity the Nile, who is our never-failing saviour, delivers and preserves us.
Source: Plato, Timaeus and Critias, Desmond Lee (trs.), London, Penguin Books, 1977.
The Phaeton myth was an actual astronomical event that took place in Earth's ancient past. Ovid (43 BC. - 17 AD.), the ancient Roman writer mentions also a celestial body, called "Phaeton", and its impact on Earth as it approaches the planet:
"The Earth bursts into flame, the highest parts first, and splits into deep cracks, and its moisture is all dried up. The meadows are burned to white ashes, the trees are consumed green leaves and all, and the ripe grain furnishes fuel for its own destruction... great cities perish with their walls and vast conflagration reduces whole nations to ashes."
Plato, the Greek philosopher considered Earth to be a victim of frequent deluges and cataclysms, which whipped out whole civilizations. Plato was right when he said that various cosmic bodies are a permanent threat to our planet.
During the ancient cosmic catastrophe, the people experienced a tilt of the Earth's axis, a poleshift. Myths describe how stars were falling into the oceans, how the sky was so low that man could barely walk, and how the pole stars changed places. This is an accurate description of the stellar movement witnessed by people, who observed the heavens as the tilt of the axis were in progress.
The American Pawnee Indians recall a time when the North Polar star and the South Polar star "changed places" or as they, also say, "went to see each other". The Hopi legend explain how the Earth was destroyed because a pair of giant twins abandoned their posts at the north and south poles, where they were supposed to remain to keep the planet rotating. This resulted in that the planet swung out of balance and flipped over, causing widespread death.
According to the Maya "the sky approached the Earth and in one day all perished".
The ancient cataclysm, which our ancestors experienced, was caused by the passage of a certain cosmic body. The story of the Great Flood is no myth, but a terrible reality. Scientists can continue to deny the truth, but there are traces, in form of physical evidence, which can be analyzed and used to prove the cataclysm as a genuine and historical event.
As I explain in my book, the cosmic catastrophe forced the mighty alien gods to flee the Earth, but they returned when the waters subsided and created a new race of men. In my article Genetic Engineering In Ancient Times I elaborate more on the theory that the human race was created by highly advanced space beings.
Our world has been destroyed several times and many human races of have been recreated. The alien gods will also return one day in the future, when the time is right...
This planet belongs to them and we humans are their creation. We are the children of our alien star gods.
Copyright © 2006 Ellen Lloyd. Visit Ellen Lloyd's website at www.ufoarea.com.