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Atlantis was in West Africa

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#31    Big Bad Voodoo

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

Read this Quantum, I picked this for you.

Setting out from the city of Cherronesus, the account continues, the Amazons embarked upon great ventures, a longing having come over them to invade many parts of the inhabited world. The first people against whom they advanced, according to the tale, was the Atlantians, the most civilized men among the inhabitants of those regions, who dwelt in a prosperous country and possessed great cities; it was among them, we are told, that mythology places the birth of the gods, in the regions which lie along the shore of the ocean, in this respect agreeing with those among the Greeks who relate legends, and about this we shall speak in detail a little later. Now the queen of the Amazons, Myrina, collected, it is said, an army of thirty thousand foot-soldiers and three thousand cavalry, since they favoured to an unusual degree the use of cavalry in their wars. For protective devices they used the skins of large snakes, since Libya contains such animals of incredible size, and for offensive weapons, swords and lances; they also used bows and arrows, with which they struck not only when facing the enemy but also when in flight, by shooting backwards at their pursuers with good effect. Upon entering the land of the Atlantians they defeated in a pitched battle the inhabitants of the city Cerne, as it is called, and making their way inside the walls along with the fleeing enemy, they got the city into their hands; and desiring to strike terror into the neighbouring peoples they treated the captives savagely, put to the sword the men from the youth upward, led into slavery the children and women, and razed the city. But when the terrible fate of the inhabitants of Cerne became known among their fellow tribesmen, it is related that the Atlantians, struck with terror, surrendered their cities on terms of capitulation and announced that they would do whatever should be commanded them, and that the queen Myrina, bearing herself honourably towards the Atlantians, both established friendship with them and founded a city to bear her name in place of the city which had been razed; and in it she settled both the captives and any native who so desired. Whereupon the Atlantians presented her with magnificent presents and by public decree voted to her notable honours, and she in return accepted their courtesy and in addition promised that she would show kindness to their nation. And since the natives were often been warred upon by the Gorgons, as they were named, a folk which resided upon their borders, and in general had that people lying in wait to injure them, Myrina, they say, was asked by the Atlantians to invade the land of the afore-mentioned Gorgons. But when the Gorgons drew up their forces to resist them a mighty battle took place in which the Amazons, gaining the upper hand, slew great numbers of their opponents and took no fewer than three thousand prisoners; and since the rest had fled for refuge into a certain wooded region, Myrina untertook to set fire to the timber, being eager to destroy the race utterly, but when she found that she was unable to succeed in her attempt she retired to the borders of her country.

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Diodorus tells us that was a time when Horus rules Egypt.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:30 PM

Why was it on main land and not on island. Well after Amazons conquer Atlantis they conquer land of Gorgons who were on shores of West Africa. Besides we heard that Amazons didnt knew how to sail. So how would you conquer Island then? Maybe capital of Atlantis was on lake like Aztecs capital. But we see that historian said great cities. So there were more then one. We know that Sahara was forest 10 000 BC. It have lakes. Even Amazon capital was in forest.
After they conquer Atlantis they listen to their advice. So reminds me on Mongols in China who become Chinese. Or Manchu who became more Han.
Then diplomacy went in Egypt. Suddenly Amazons change politics.  I asume Egyptian gave them free pass to Arabia and Syria and Anatolia.

And when we add others historians what wrote about Atlantis and about Tartessos I can only conclude that Tartessos was colony of Atlantis or Amazon.
Or it was independet city which economy was based on Atlantis.

All criteria were fullfilled. You get land west of pillars and you get land bigger then Lybia and Asia minor.
Similarities in stories are amazing.

Edited by the L, 15 November 2012 - 10:36 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Poseidon was horse god too.  "Earth-Shaker" due to his role in causing earthquakes, and has been called the "tamer of horses"(wiki) So is earthquake of disappearing Atlantis caused by horses? Amazons  horses? A mortal woman named Cleito once lived on an isolated island; Poseidon fell in love with the human mortal and created a dwelling sanctuary at the top of a hill near the middle of the island and surrounded the dwelling with rings of water and land to protect her. She gave birth to five sets of twin boys(the firstborn who being named Atlas) became the first rulers of Atlantis

So did Poseidon, God of sea after being conquered by Amazons became God of horses.

Thats one theory but it could be that end in catastrophe same as Amazonia.

Could it be that Atlanteans used Amazons for having sex? Why Amazons didnt killed them all. They were called Manslayers.

Im not femenist but seems to me that those Girls were major players backthen. They were warlike. Like Scythians,Mongols. And when they destroy Atlantis as Mongols China or Persia they incoporated them in their troops/diplomacy because they were usefull. Same as Mongols did.
When Mongols capture their POW they asked them : What do you know to do? If you were useless you know your fate but if you are smart and clever. You live under their flag.

Edit: In my post one I forgot to mention many countries in west africa such as Algeria...
I was in hurry.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:55 PM

This is from Neolithic art from Algeria

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

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Ofcourse he didnt wrote in Latin so if one can find real Herodotus map I would be greatfull

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:58 AM

We tend to get caught up in Plato's supposed retelling of the tale of Atlantis and lose sight of the fact that Plato says that the story was originally Egyptian, and passed down to him from Solon who intern heard it from priests while on his travels through Egypt.
Plato also goes on to say that the original names for places and gods in the story were changed or Hellenized (transposed into alternate corresponding Greek names) from their original Egyptian names in order to be more familiar to his Greek audience.

Therefore if one were to look for any elements of truth to the tale of Atlantis then one would necessarily have to explore ancient Egyptian mythologies, not the Greek i.e. look for some corresponding Egyptian deities that are similar to the Greek god Poseidon and his half mortal son Atlas(2) (not to be confused with the other Atlas(1) who's labor as a Titan was to hold up the celestial sphere) and if they are associated with the sudden disappearance of a people that came from an island in the sea.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

View Postblackdogsun, on 16 November 2012 - 02:58 AM, said:

Plato also goes on to say that the original names for places and gods in the story were changed or Hellenized (transposed into alternate corresponding Greek names) from their original Egyptian names in order to be more familiar to his Greek audience.

Great idea blackdogsun. But Egypt and Maya are my weakest spot. Also Im not aware that Plato said anything about changed names.Can you give a quote? If not couldnt that just confirm my story? They called people Atlanteans, Atlantis yet they called Ocean Atlantis, Atlas son of Poseidon, people Atlanteans? They used term Atlantis before Plato as geographical term.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

The Atlantis story was an Egyptian tale, not a greek tale.


Plutarch, Life of Solon 26. 1 (trans. Perrin) (Greek historian C1st - C2nd A.D.) :
"He [Solon] also spent some time in studies with Psenophis of Heliopolis [in Egypt] and Sonkhis (Sonchis) of Sais, who were very learned priests. From these, as Plato says, he heard the story of the lost Atlantis, and tried to introduce it in a poetical form to the Greeks."


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

View Postdocyabut2, on 16 November 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:

The Atlantis story was an Egyptian tale, not a greek tale.


Plutarch, Life of Solon 26. 1 (trans. Perrin) (Greek historian C1st - C2nd A.D.) :
"He [Solon] also spent some time in studies with Psenophis of Heliopolis [in Egypt] and Sonkhis (Sonchis) of Sais, who were very learned priests. From these, as Plato says, he heard the story of the lost Atlantis, and tried to introduce it in a poetical form to the Greeks."

The Atlantis story exists nowhere in Egyptian texts, inscriptions, myths or legends.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

View Postthe L, on 15 November 2012 - 07:26 PM, said:

Read the thread. You say that because you are not aware that Plato wasnt first who mentioned it. Also you are not aware of countless indications.
We put people in jail on one indication. And we have here more then 10. If you are really interested read it. It takes 15 minutes.
I will not repeat myself.
No need, you selectively repeated diodorus siculus enough.

What you've left out is that the people Siculus referred to as Atlantians in those passages were the people living around Mount Atlas in the Atlas Mountain range of North Africa.  He states this in his description of the area surrounding the marsh that was the Amazons' home:

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As mythology relates, their home was on an island which, because it was in the west, was called Hespera, and it lay in the marsh Tritonis. This marsh was near the ocean which surrounds the earth and received its name from a certain river Triton which emptied into it; and this marsh was also near Ethiopia and that mountain by the shore of the ocean which is the highest of those in the vicinity and impinges upon the ocean and is called by the Greeks Atlas.  
IBID 3.53.4

These people were the same ones written about by Herodotus hundreds of years earlier and are not even similar to what Plato described:

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184. From the Garmantians at a distance again of ten days' journey there is another hill of salt and spring of water, and men dwell round it called Atarantians, who alone of all men about whom we know are nameless; for while all taken together have the name Atarantians, each separate man of them has no name given to him. These utter curses against the Sun when he is at his height, and moreover revile him with all manner of foul terms, because he oppresses them by his burning heat, both themselves and their land. After this at a distance of ten days' journey there is another hill of salt and spring of water, and men dwell round it. Near this salt hill is a mountain named Atlas, which is small in circuit and rounded on every side; and so exceedingly lofty is it said to be, that it is not possible to see its summits, for clouds never leave them either in the summer or in the winter. This the natives say is the pillar of the heaven. After this mountain these men got their name, for they are called Atlantians; and it is said that they neither eat anything that has life nor have any dreams.
Herodotus' "Histories," Book 4 184

Hence, that's not Plato's Atlantis.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

View Postthe L, on 15 November 2012 - 07:40 PM, said:

Atlantis is not mentioned before Plato.
As I said there are many. Im not upset. I just pointed out that I already wrote about Atlantis before Plato in previous posts.
But here is one example:

150 years before Plato.

"But one of the mouths of the Araxes flows with clarity into the Caspian Sea. Now the Caspian Sea is by itself, not connected to the other sea; but the sea navigated by all the Greeks and the one outside the Pillars called the Atlantis Sea and Erythaean are one and the same."

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What your source omits is that the "Atlantis Sea" translates as the Sea of Atlas.  It was so named because it was in the West, where Atlas supposedly was.

That's the Titan Atlas, not the Atlantean king Atlas.
Yes, the Greeks used Greek words before Plato.  That is all your "evidence" indicates.

Try the search function.  This has been beaten to death around here.  Ask the Puzzler.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

Diodorus writings mix reality with myth and present it as fact.  For example: The Gorgons were mythological creatures, comprised of 3 women, not a tribe or nation that went to war.  This alone makes it necessary to carefully scrutinize his works to remove the fantasy from the fact.

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They didn't use thousands of workers - oops forgot about the work camps
There's no evidence for ramps - You found one?...Bummer
Well we know they didn't use ancient tools to cut and shape the stones - Chisel marks?  Craps
I still say aliens built them!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

View PostQuaentum, on 16 November 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

Diodorus writings mix reality with myth and present it as fact.  For example: The Gorgons were mythological creatures, comprised of 3 women, not a tribe or nation that went to war.  This alone makes it necessary to carefully scrutinize his works to remove the fantasy from the fact.

Now it just that you remember Gorgons as mythical creatures so you think Amazons attack monsters.
Also mythology doesnt work that way. Im sure that 95% myths are based on true events just people didn have been able to put it in words because of countless factors.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

View PostHarte, on 16 November 2012 - 03:40 PM, said:

What your source omits is that the "Atlantis Sea" translates as the Sea of Atlas.  It was so named because it was in the West, where Atlas supposedly was.

That's the Titan Atlas, not the Atlantean king Atlas.
Yes, the Greeks used Greek words before Plato.  That is all your "evidence" indicates.

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Earth is moving around Sun therfore Atlantis didnt exist.
What kind of argument is that Greeks used Greek words before Plato. That isnt what my evidence indicates.
My evidence indicates what Greek Historian wrote. That Amazons attack Atlanteans.

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