We can compare the Navajo sandpaintings with the ones from the Mayas, shown
in Fig 4 below. This figure is taken from a Mayan Codex. Except for the
different style, the conception is exactly the same as that of the Navajo
mandala of Fig. 2. At the four corners, we have the Four Trees of Life,
each attended by two Guardians, each having a bird sitting on top, exactly
as in certain Navajo sandpaintings.
the center of the mandala the Center of the World we have the figure
of a warrior wielding a three-pronged thunderbolt (or
figure closely evokes the similar ones of Zeus and Shiva, likewise three-pronged.
This warrior is the Sun or, perhaps, his "son", who is indeed his renewed
avatar. And the three-pronged
vajra (thunderbolt) wielded by the
personage is indeed the three-peaked mountain Trikuta, the same as Mt.
Meru, the Holy Mountain of Paradise.
In the previous
footnote we saw how, in India, the words for "thunderbolt" (ulka)
and for "volcano" (ul-kan) are more or less synonymous. Hence, the
thunderbolt-wielding god here portrayed is indeed a personification of
the three-peaked, volcanic mountain of Paradise (Trikuta). Such a visual
wordplay which does not obtain in Amerindian languages or any others
can only have originated in India. The conclusion is also that the similar
themes in the other mythologies of the world are also consequently of Hindu
origin, unless contrary evidence is obtained.
The name of the "Mountain-fallen-away"
is a direct translation of the Hindu originals which figure in innumerous
myths under names such as that of "Decapitated Mountain". This mountain
is no other than Mt. Meru or, more exactly, Mt. Kumeru, the Holy Mountain
of Paradise. The name in question is also an exact translation of that
of Mt. Atlas, which is formed of the Greek prefix
and the radix
tla, meaning "to bear out", "to withstand".6
In other words, the name
of Mt. Atlas indeed means "the one who did not withstand" or, what is the
same thing, "the mountain that fell away" (collapsed), just as did the
one of the Navajos. In turn, the Greek name of Atlas derives directly from
the Sanskrit Atala or Atalas, the name of a Hindu sunken Paradise which
has exactly the same signification, and which was the actual archetype
The Twins and the Skull Mountain
of the Aztecs
The Primordial Twins are,
likewise, the central figures of the
Popol Vuh, the classic Mayan
saga. The Mayas too have the Four Guardians (called
they equate to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. They also speak,
as do the Hindus and the Navajos, of the Four (or Five) Eras of Humanity,
each corresponding to one of the Guardians.
An Aztec mandala similar
to the ones of the Navajos and the Hindus is shown in Fig. 5. In it, the
Central Mountain is replaced by a skull, likewise placed at the Center
of the mandala. This Skull Mountain corresponds to the one formed by the
skull of Dadhyanch, in Hindu myths, and to that of Adam in Judeo-Christian
The skull of Adam is said,
like the one of Dadhyanch, his archetype, to have fallen from Paradise
above. It fell in the center of Jerusalem, itself the Center of the World,
and formed Mt. Golgotha or Calvary ("Skull"). Adam s skull was later found
at the feet of Christ s Cross when its ground was being dug in order to
fix the Cross to the ground.
Like in the traditions just
mentioned, the Mayas have a high reverence for the Skull Mountain, which
they associated with the crystal skulls they worshipped, and of which several
magnificent exemplars were found inside the Mayan temples and pyramids.
Interestingly enough, Adam s skull, like that of Dadhyanch was said to
be made of quartz crystal or, rather, of crystal-clear diamond, whose Greek
name is precisely
Adamas ("Untamable"). Coincidences? Can you really
Interestingly enough the
Skull Mountain of the Aztecs is also topped by a Cross, just as is also
that of the Navajos and the one of the Mayas shown above. Many other similarities
exist between the Amerindian Cosmogonic symbols and those of the Ancient
World. But their discussion is left for a better occasion, and a more discreet
arena, for certain things can not be told to all. However, what we just
saw, is hopefully sufficient to convince the reader of the reality of what
we claim concerning the reality of Atlantis-Eden.