The peaceful people
The Hopi (also called Moki, or Moqui), are an indigenous Amerindian population living in the Southwest of the USA, whose history dates back thousands of years and allows them to be counted among the oldest cultures on the planet.
Legends depict them as a cooperative and peaceful population that has always worked with others to make life better.
They define themselves "HOPITUH SHI-NU-MU" that is "the peaceful people", the name Hopi, in fact, represents a shortening of the word Hopituh, they are famous for their religious, intellectual and quiet vision of the world, they called their approach to life "the Hopi Way".
Similar to almost all pre-Columbian cultures, the Hopi also firmly believe that one day, not too far away, the gods who created man, allowing the development of civilization, will return to Earth, and yet, they stand out from many others mythologies, for the belief that their gods don't inhabit the infinite cosmic spaces and don't descend from heaven, but live in the heart of the Earth.
The Hopi would therefore be the true precursors of the idea of a Hollow Earth: the so-called "Ant People", as they call their deities, would therefore live in the heart of the earth.
Some petroglyphs found near Mishongnovi, Arizona, which represent the oldest rock carvings of the Hopi, depict enigmatic beings with 'bugs antennae' on their heads.
According to Hopi mythology, at the beginning of time, Taoiwa, the Creator, created Sotuknang, his grandson, giving him the task of giving life to nine universes or worlds: one for Taiowa, one for himself and another seven for the overabundance of life. As in Aztec mythology, these worlds would have followed one another cyclically.
The first three of these worlds, Tokpela, Tokpa and Kuskurza, were inhabited and subsequently destroyed due to the corruption and wickedness of men.
The Hopi believe that the end of each cycle is marked by the return of the gods, and the approach of the new world is heralded by the appearance of the Blue Star Kachina, symbol of the 'Purification Day', in which the old world is destroyed and begins a new one.
Whenever one of the worlds is destroyed, the faithful Hopi are led and brought to safety by the deities in underground cities to escape the destruction.
In any cyclical destruction, the 'ant-people' play a crucial role in their survival according to Hopi mythology. The 'First World' (Tokpela) was apparently destroyed by a fire of global proportions, perhaps a kind of massive volcanism, or the impact with an asteroid or, again, a coronal mass ejection from the Sun of catastrophic dimensions.
The 'Second World' (Tokpa), on the other hand, was destroyed by the cold. Arguably, a pole shift triggered an Ice Age that destroyed life on planet Earth.
During both global cataclysms, virtuous members of the Hopi tribe were guided during the day by a strange cloud and a moving star during the night, which led them to the presence of an 'ant man' named Anu Sinom. The creature then escorted the Hopi to underground caves where they found refuge and sustenance.
In the legend, ant men are described as generous and hardworking creatures, willing to provide food to the Hopi and teach them the methods of preserving food: one of the legends of this people tells that the reason why ants have such thin hips is because they deprived themselves of food in order to feed the Hopi.
Possible connections with the Ancient Astronauts
Could the Hopi 'Ant People' be the same Anunnaki of the Sumerians? According to the theorists of the Ancient Astronauts, it is interesting to note that the physical description of these beings has numerous similarities with modern grey aliens.
The term ant is identified by the Hopi with the word 'anu', which combined with the word 'naki', which means' friends', forms the word 'Anu-Naki', or 'friends of the ants'.
An, in Sumerian language, (Anum or Anu in Akkadian) was "he who belongs to the heavens", the celestial god of Mesopotamian mythology and author of creation, which the number 60, the highest in the Mesopotamian sexagesimal system, was sacred to.
This god presides over the assembly of the Anunnaki, and also composes the cosmic triad together with Enlil and Enki and the four creator gods, which includes the previous triad along with the goddess Ninhursag.
The main seat of his cult was located in Uruk, represented by the ancient Temple of An.
In the Hopi legend, these Ant People were their saviors, taking them underground and teaching them how to survive two extreme cataclysms. Once again, we see stories of a great flood like that described in Sumerian texts and the Bible (in the Epic of Gilgamesh and in the story of the Great Deluge and Noah's Ark).
A second hypothesis places the Ant People in Egypt. Akhenaton, the 18th pharaoh who reigned from 1351 to 1334 BC, is shown in some representations with elements that recall the anatomical structure of an ant, specifically a Monomorium Pharaonis, originally from West Africa:
- an elongated skull
- almond shaped eyes and thin neck
- tapered arms and legs
- narrow waist and rounded abdomen
- the snake and vulture on his 'Uraeus' resemble the shape of the jaws of an ant.
Also note the analogy between the Hopi word 'sohu' which means "star" and the Egyptian word 'sahu' which means "Stars of Orion": this constellation is seen repeatedly across the globe. Ancient Astronaut theorists observe Orion and other systems such as the Pleiades appearing over and over in the layout of the pyramids and ancient structures.
The Flying Shields
Frank Waters, author of the book "Mexico Mystique: The Coming Sixth World of Consciousness" (1975), reveals that in Hopi mythology, in relation to the Third Cycle, humanity has reached a level of a civilization so advanced that it built means capable of traveling quickly different places in the world and wiping out entire cities: the concept of "patuwvotas" is introduced, that indicates 'flying shields', capable not only of hovering in flight but also of transporting people.
In a clear parallel to the Sumerian tradition, the Third World was destroyed by Sotuknang, the Creator's grandson, with a great flood: the survivors of the flood spread to different places on the planet under the leadership of Masauwu, the Spirit of Death and Master of the Fourth World.
A Hopi petroglyph depicts Masauwu as a being astride a dome-shaped 'wingless ship'. Once again, the similarity between the 'flying shields' and current airplanes or the well-known flying saucers is evident.
In addition to the apparent parallels between the Hopi and Sumera cultures, Waters also glimpses a connection between Hopi legends and Mayan mythology, both because of the affinity in the references to creation and destruction of the world and because both foretell the future destruction of the present world.
Modern Hopi believe that humanity is currently living in the Fourth World, called Túwaqachi. Like the previous worlds, Túwaqachi will also be destroyed due to the wickedness of men and will see the return of the deities to Earth.
Ancient Astronaut theorists interpret the Blue Star Kachina prophecy as a reference to the return of extraterrestrials to our planet.
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