First Humans were Ants (Updated 2019)
The Wheel of LifeDorey, Day of the Fish p.207
Stories describing the first humans as ants are found in various ancient cultures including those of the Dogon, the Hopi, and the ancient Greeks. I believe it also appears in Tibetan Buddhism in this close-up of one of the sections of "The Wheel of Life" recorded in 1899. The pregnant ant-like people, and the navel or omphalos stone in this picture, indicate that these beings are depictions of the first humans as they were described by the Dogon people.
I refer to the ant people in my books, Day of the Fish and The Master (Mistress) of Speech. In the Dogon religion, the place where the Nummos' genetic experiments occurred were underground in Earth mounds, in what the Dogon referred to as "anthills".Dorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 212 The anthills were likewise associated with navel or omphalos stones, which appear in the picture above.Dorey, The Master of Speech (2013 version) p. 86
Ogotemmêli described the first biological experiment, which involved a union between the Nummo and the Earth, as resulting in the birth of two types of Earth animal/Nummo hybrids. One offspring was born "normal" like the Nummo, meaning it was an immortal androgynous or a "twin" Nummo. Because the Nummo were associated with the sacred feminine, and considered the mothers of humanity, this individual was considered female.
The other offspring, who was considered defective, was a single-sexed, mortal, male and known as the Jackal. Although he was referred to as "the Jackal", this first single-sexed male human was associated with an ant.Dorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 8
There was the sense that the Nummo were able to communicate with each other and with other animals and plants on a level unknown to humans. Because the Jackal didn't have this connection, Ogotemmêli said he was "alone from birth."Dorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 8
As a result of his separation from the Nummo, the Jackal ended up stealing a Nummo spaceship and crashing it into the Earth, creating a worldwide devastation. The mythology hints at the fact that there were a number of male individuals like the Jackal, who destroyed life on the Earth.
The Jackal was associated with death and mortality. One of the Dogon funeral chants refers to the destruction of the Earth by the Jackal. In the chant, the Earth animals and the Jackal are described as a column of ants.Dorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 8
The column of ants has got up on the roof!
The column of ants has destroyed the house!
Has got up on the roof!
It is the ants which have destroyed the father's house!Dorey, The Master (Mistress) of Speech p. 43-44 and Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 8
The story of the Ant People also appears in Greek mythology, where the first humans crawled out of the Earth as an entire people, not as human beings but as ants.Dorey, The Master (Mistress) of Speech p. 112-113
it was not only the Athenians but the inhabitants of the island of Aigina (Aegina) who were said to have crawled out of the Earth as an entire people-which they did, in any case, not as human beings, but as ants. It was told that after the goddess Aigina (Aegina) had borne Aiakos (Aeacus) to Zeus, her son was left entirely alone on the island. When he had grown up to be a youth he found this solitude wearisome. Thereupon Zeus turned the ants on the island into men and women, and bestowed upon Aiakos (Aeacus) the people of the Myrmidons- a name that sounds like murmekes, 'ants'. It was this people that built the first ship.Dorey, The Master (Mistress) of Speech p. 112-113
In the Greek myth, the Jackal figure was Aiakos, who was left entirely alone on the island. The Dogon indicated that the Jackal was alone because he was disconnected from the Nummo's spiritual essence. In the Greek myth, it was Aiakos loneliness that caused the Greek god Zeus to turn the ants into men and women. In the Greek story, the people crawled out of the Earth as ants.Dorey, The Master (Mistress) of Speech p. 112-113
The Hopi, who are descended from the Ancient Pueblo Peoples, also have legends involving the "Ant People". The Hopi are known for their "construction of large apartment-house complexes in northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopi Like the Dogon, the Hopi describe the world as having been destroyed by fire.
Gary A. David writes about the Hopi's beliefs regarding the "Ant People".
One of the most intriguing Hopi legends involves the Ant People, who were crucial to the survival of the Hopi-not just once but twice. The so-called "First World" (or world-age) was apparently destroyed by fire-possibly some sort of volcanism, asteroid strike, or coronal mass ejection from the sun. The Second World was destroyed by ice-Ice Age glaciers or a pole shift. During these two global cataclysms, the virtuous members of the Hopi tribe were guided by an odd-shaped cloud during the day and a moving star at night that led them to the sky god named Sotuknang, who finally took them to the Ant People-in Hopi, Anu Sinom. The Ant People then escorted the Hopi into subterranean caves where they found refuge and sustenance.David, Gary A. The Ant People of the Hopi, Oct. 13, 2013 http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-americas-opinion-guest-authors/ant-people-hopi-00927
On the Celtic Greek island of Aegina, where the story about the ant people was told, there exists various artifacts reminiscent of the symbolism found in the artifacts of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.Dorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 8
Artifacts from AeginaDorey, Day of the Fish p. 10
Above is a shield of an eagle with a snake in its mouth, which appears in the west pediment of the temple of the goddess Aphaia Athena (goddess shown to the right above) ca. 490 in Aigina.Dorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 8
Mexican Coat of ArmsDay of the Fish p. 10
A similar image appears on the Mexican Coat of Arms, above.
Siren Found in a Mound in the Mississippi ValleyDorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 8
Other depictions from Aigina including a boar and a double headed eagle are found in the religious artifacts of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. The symbols found in the Dogon religion are very close to the Celtic religion and Celtic and Dogon symbols are found extensively in the Americas including serpents, foxes, fish, frogs, boars, turtles, bears, cats, owls, two headed figurines, and a siren (a bird with a human head), shown above.Dorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 10
This Siren, which is considered a relic of the Mississippi Valley mound builders and identified as a shaman, was found in an ancient enclosure 12 miles below the city of Chillicothe, Ohio. Adapted as a pipe, it was made of fine porphyry of a greenish brown or lead color interspersed with black and white granules of a harder substance. The figure has its eyes closed and the ears are mutilated. Wings are shown closely folded and the figure measures about five inches in length.
Odysseus and SirensDorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 10
This is a Greek vase depicting Odysseus and the Sirens, by the Siren Painter, c. 480-470 BCE (British Museum).Dorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 10 The depictions of these Sirens reveals another connection between the ancient Greeks and the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
The Celtic and Dogon finds in the Americas and Mexico indicate that Indigenous Peoples practised this ancient religion, which seems to have been a combination of Celtic and Dogon beliefs, before they were isolated from the rest of the World at the height of the last ice age or Last Glacial Maximum.Dorey, Day of the Fish (2017 version) p. 11
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