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  Columnist: L.M. Leteane

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Easter Island heads... they speak at last

Posted on Monday, 4 February, 2013 | 5 comments
Columnist: L.M. Leteane

[!gad]Most non-fiction 'alternative history' authors and researchers confirm that South American legend speaks of a major 'War of the Gods' that took place there. This war, we will soon see, led directly to the sculpturing of the mysterious, gigantic heads of stone that now famously populate the shores of Easter Island, Polynesia. Although elements of this war has been well deciphered by authors such as Alan Alford in Gods of the New Millennium (he subsequently revised aspects of his general outlook) and by Zechariah Sitchin in several of his books, there are other important components that lay well beyond the periscope of these researchers. Unfortunately for them, to properly decipher these elements would have required the knowledge of a Bantu language – a language such as Sotho-Tswana [1].

In my e-book They Came From the Sky, and in many articles in my newspaper column Digging Tswana Roots, I uncovered the fact that the earliest migration of Bantu people from ancient Egypt occurred millennia ago, a land they called Khama-Roggo (Khmer-Roggo) as one ancient, overlooked, and ill-understood Sotho poem recalls. The name, I conclusively show therein, means 'Black-and-Red Land'. The 'black' (or 'Khemet': khemeta in Sotho-Tswana), means 'rich, or in rich abundance', and the fact that it came to mean 'black' is because of a metaphorical association with the rich, black soil deposited annually by the Nile in its delta. Egypt was thus called 'Khem' or 'Khemet' in very ancient times. Egyptologists, of course, know that the term relates to both 'black' and 'soil', but they do not know of its primary meaning. What they do know is that it is from the 'black' connotation that the term al-khem (alchemy) was derived, and it meant 'the black [arts]' – which is how 'potion-making' was fearfully and suspiciously viewed in olden times.

The 'red' (Roggo, which relates to 'rouge') referred to the reddish barren soil of Egypt's desert. Egypt is thus made up of two distinctive parts; the 'reddish' desert and the 'blackish' delta area. Although khem is correctly, if rather obliquely, translated by Egyptologists, there are many others whose erroneous translations make me laugh so clear and well-in-context are their correct meanings in Sotho-Tswana; amongst them words like Neteru-kherethi.

In my last article, I showed that the mysterious Olmecs were a bunch of engineers who accompanied the Egyptian 'Wisdom-God' Thoth to South America. That is evidently why their gigantic sculptured heads are always shown helmeted. Ind. I again pointed out that, in his 1976 book The Mystery of Atlantis, Charles Berlitz notes that Quetzalcoatl was said to have come from a 'Black-and-Red-Land'. My considered conclusion is that Thoth, indeed, was a real, historical figure whose ancient footprint is fully uncovered in my e-book They Came From the Sky - as is the true, mostly-suppressed history of the 'gods' in general. They were not “mythical” creatures as it is supposed, but real flesh-and-blood beings of highly advanced technology, as Sitchin and others have also detected. How and why they went to such lengths to create a covert parallel civilization in which they appeared as 'gods' to the rest of humanity is an intriguing and riveting story only fully unbundled in my book. I repeat. No one else has ever fully unbundled it before - and this is no idle statement or boast; I can of course read and compare.

This widely-recounted 'War of the Gods' in South America very much involved the goddess Inanna (also called 'Ishtar') who had been given the 'Third Region' of the Indus Valley to rule. How she had forged an alliance with Thoth and another god, Nergal, is an involved and integrated story best unbundled in my e-book They Came From the Sky. According to Sumerian legend, she had asked the Pantheon to explore tin-mining in South America, and she went there with a race of mixed African and Indian descent called 'Kassites' (after who, most likely, cassiterite (tin) is named). They are likely to be part Hittite – hence their recognizably Indo-European features. How these races got mixed is through her war alliance with Nergal, who Sumerian legend tells us ruled KI.GAL a region shown to be in Africa. In ancient texts like the Erra Opos, Thoth (Sumerian: Ningishzidda), Inanna and Nergal were described as having been at war with the Babylonian god Marduk (also called 'Baal' by the Canaanites and 'Ra' by the Egyptians).

We will not go into the causes of the War of the Gods in this article; it is a complex, illuminating and, in places, highly amusing tale best unravelled in my e-book They Came From the Sky. Nor shall we go into the details of the upheaval it wrought in the continent, stretching as far away as North America. Suffice it to say that many Indian legends talk of what can only be described as heavy bombing during that time – a time when Quetzalcoatl battled Tezcatilpoca Huitzilpochtli . Indeed, in South America, there is evidence that even nuclear weapons were utilized. There is reportedly one splendid city in the South American jungle inside and around which absolutely no vegetation would grow – even though it is surrounded by dense forest. This can only point to one thing: radiation! As the war raged on and people fled, a bizarre series of events left the Kassities – and most probably the Olmecs as well - stranded on the Polynesian island of Easter. The island might as well be called 'Ishtar Island' because, in any case, it is well-documented that it is after this very goddess that the originally-pagan period of 'Easter' is named...

In Easter Island, the Kassites carved the same astonishingly large stone heads that the Olmecs had carved in South America – albeit in a somewhat different style - as if to alert passing ships of their plight. Indeed, certain close similarities with sculptures in the South American mainland have been found – particularly with regard to Ollantaytambo in Peru. Another indicator that they were builders is in the local name for these statutes. Each of these is called a 'moai' (Sotho-Tswana: moahi, 'builder'). The stage upon which the statue is placed is called an 'ahu', which is also recognisable in Sotho-Tswana as 'aho', which means 'building'; just as in phara-aho, Sotho-Tswana for 'Great House'; the meaning of 'pharaoh'!

A hint that these Kassites may have been tall - almost giant-like in stature - is reflected in the name 'Rapa Nui', the local name for the Island. 'The equivalent term for rapa in Hebrew is repha (meaning 'giant': a term associated with the 'Rephaim' - who were considered to be a race of giants still inhabiting parts of Canaan), and in Sotho-Tswana this is understandable from the term 'rapaletse' ('stretched out'). 'Nui' may relate to the Indo-European term 'nuit' (night), giving the overall connotation of 'black giants'. Most tellingly, as if emulating the Olmecs, the place where these statues were carved is called 'Rano Raraku' which, in Sotho-Tswana, is: 're-hano, Rara Akhu' ('we are here, King of the Akhu') - an obvious plea for rescue! Only the main root of the term 'Akhu' (an Egyptian term for 'gods', and also used in South America because of Olmec presence there; as in aku-aku, etc.) has been understood by Egyptologists. Two other far more illuminating usages derived from the same term remain opaque to them…unless through Sotho-Tswana which unwittingly uses them even today!

Like with the pyramids of Egypt and South America, it is not clear how they managed to carve out these gigantic heads. However, it has been determined that the makers of these stone heads spoke a language that related closely to that spoken by the dark-skinned Dravidians of India, also known as the Sudras. In fact, 'Sudra' is more likely sut-ra, and sut is of the same etymology as 'soot', of which an even earlier etymology is ZU or SU in Sumerian and Akkadian, and tsho (pronounced tzu) in Sotho-Tswana…all meaning 'black'. 'Sud' also has a connotation of 'south' or 'southerner' (as in French), which is the general direction from which Black people originate. The two meanings may have a semantic relation.

How can we know that they related to India…and perhaps to Ishtar herself? As Charles Berlitz notes in his book The Mystery of Atlantis, the Easter Island 'alphabet' shows remarkable similarity with that of the Indus Valley script used in the cities of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa. These are cities that Inanna/Ishtar once ruled but which were destroyed by the gods in a riveting story effectively captured by Zechariah Sitchin in The Wars of Gods and Men, and further amplified and ratified by my unscrambling of the terms 'Mohenjo Daro' and 'Harappa'. In fact, their closeness is far beyond mere coincidence. Of course, when one understands the enigmatic story of the ancient gods, how they loved, hated, and fought with one another, this becomes much less remarkable. So too does the mystery of Easter Island and its gigantic heads, their stony silence now a muted testimony to a bygone age...

[1] Sotho-Tswana is a Bantu language of southern Africa which, I show in my books and many articles, to relate strongly to a proto-language once spoken in Egypt, Sumer and even India. Why an understandable version of it is spoken in South America is evidently to be found in the legend of Thoth's migration there with his Olmecs.

Article Copyright© L.M. Leteane - reproduced with permission.

L.M. Leteane is a self-published author and independent researcher residing in Gaborone, Botswana.

His e-books, including They Came From the Sky (288 pages, US$12.50), are available at his website

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