- claimed to have come from a sunken
Paradise, destroyed and submerged by the Flood. This Paradise they called
by many names such as
("Evil-less Land" or "Pure Land"),
("Navel of the Universe"). They affirm to
have come in ships not unlike the Ark of Noah and to have crossed an "Ocean
of Milk" (Dix Alpikun Dihtalu
) which is closely reminescent
of the ocean of the same name of the Hindus. The Hindus called their primordial
Paradise by names such as
("Pure Land"), in close correspondence
with their counterparts in the Americas. In their legends, the Hindus also
hold that the Ocean of Milk was the site of Paradise destroyed and sunken
in the war of the Gods against the Devils (see next entry).
Shveta-dvipa, the Hindu Paradise, was placed
in the Ocean of Milk (Dugdha Samudra), just as in the Amerindian
myths. This "milk" or "cream" is actually the scum of pumice stone which
covered the seas of Atlantis, rendering then "inavigable", just as reported
by Plato. The Hindu myth entitled
The Churning of the Ocean of Milk
allegorizes the sinking of Atlantis in the Flood. In this allegory Mt.
Mandara (or Meru) replaces Mt. Atlas. The Turtle (Kurma, the second avatar
of Vishnu) that dives to the bottom of the waters represents Atlantis sunken
in the Ocean of Milk. Likewise, Vasuki (or Shesha, the King of the Nagas),
the serpent that serves as the churning rope, represents Atlas in his serpentine
avatar. In other words, the myth of
The Churning of the Ocean of Milk
is a Cosmogony, a poetic licence telling the destruction of Paradise (Atlantis)
and the rebirth of the world from the fragments of the former one, destroyed
in consequence of the war of the Gods and the Devils (Devas and
All over the world - from the Amazonian jungle
to the plains of Babylon and to the sandy deserts of Egypt and the Near
East - we find allusions to sunken golden realms that are often likened
to Hell or Hades. Such hells are the Realm of the Dead. They are, most
often, felicitous regions where the dead ancestors spend a carefree, perpetual
existence. All such traditions ultimately derive from Atlantis-Eden, the
continent submerged by the Flood and lost in the Far Orient since the dawn
of times. Such golden realms very real and are no other than Atlantis itself.
They comprise, among others, the
Suvarna-dvipa ("Golden Isles")
of the Hindus, the
Chryse Chersonesos ("Golden Peninsula") of the
Aigeia of Poseidon, the
Aiaia of the Argonauts,
Eldorado of Amerindian traditions, the
Apsu or, rather
"House of the Apsu" (Ezuap) of Babylonian traditions, the subterranean
Vara (or "fortress") of Yima, the Flood Hero of the Persians, etc.
Rather than sheer legends, all such traditions are true, holy history.
They all derive, quite directly, from the myth of Atlantis. And their true
source are the Hindu traditions such as those recounted in the
Mahabharata (see above).
According to Cel. Braghine, who wrote a famous
book on Atlantis (The Shadow of Atlantis, Northants (USA), 1980),
certain Venezuelan Indians called Paria lived in a region called Atlan.
The Parias were white-skinned and possessed traditions of a great cataclysm
that destroyed their original homeland. This was a huge island or continent
beyond the ocean inhabited by a very advanced, saintly race not unlike
the Atlanteans. The Toltecs, who were the predecessors of the Mayas, also
spoke of a similar sunken continent which they called Aztlan, as we discussed
further above. The Nahautls, the Mayas and the Aztecs also spoke of White
Civilizing Heroes that came from this sunken region, and whom they named
Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, Gucumatz, Bochica, etc. These names mean, in their
tongues, "Feathered Dragon", an etym that literally translates that of
(or "Dragon") which we encounter in the legends of the Old World
and, above all, of the Far East.
The myth of the Celestial Jerusalem, told
Book of Revelation, stems directly from the Hindu traditions
on Lanka, the "Queen of the Waves".