Now, these three colors of stones, obtained at great pains and at great distances, are precisely the ones mentioned by Plato, as composing the walls and buildings of Atlantis. We could believe in a coincidence were it not for the fact that the pyramids of Mexico are also built with these three colors of stones: red, white and black, precisely as in Atlantis. Very obviously, those colors had a ritual significance, probably related to the three races of Mankind, which also have similar colors.
In fact, the Mexicans often used a fourth color, yellow stones, completing the four colors of the human races. Again, as usual, this motif is Hindu in origin, the four colors being the four varnas (“castes”, “colors”) of the Hindus and, indeed, also those of the Egyptians as well. Now, to believe that this series of coincidences, and a myriad others we have been pointing out, can be ascribed to chance borders the irrational. So, what other conclusion can we reach but that of prehistoric contacts and of an Atlantean influence when we consider matters such as the above in detail?
Father Sky and Mother Earth
Far more than a fertility cult based on sympathetic magic, such rituals reenacted the destruction of the world in the Primordial Sacrifice. The mystic mating of King and the Whore or that of the Celestial Horse with the Cow-Mother represents the union of Father Sky and Mother Earth. This union, the Egyptians inverted into that of Mother Sky (Nut) and Father Earth (Geb), an operation permissible according to the “fuzzy logic” of myths.
This ritual mating is the same one as that described by Hesiod in his Theogony (155f.). The Greek bard tells how, in the beginning, Ouranos (the sky) detested his children. He oppressed them, leaving them no breathing space as he clung closely to his wife, Gaia (the Earth). His children were kept in the dark, somber recesses of the Earth until Kronos, helped by his mother, castrated his father, Ouranos, freeing them all.
The castrated phallus of Ouranos, thrown down into the Ocean by Kronos, became the Primordial Land. From the froth and blood it spilled in the waters, was born Aphrodite (“born of the scum (or seafroth)”). The words of Hesiod are worth quoting:
Inside herself, she posted Kronos, waylaid.
His father s genitals he grabbed with the left hand,
And with the right, the sickle sharp and toothed.
He cut the penis off, and threw it over his back,
Down into the sea, where it floated for long.
From the immortal spoils a white froth arose
And from it a girl was born most beautiful…
Her name Aphrodite, for from the froth she rose.
Did Hesiod Invent His Cosmogony?
Hesiod was not inventing this strange Cosmogony. In a Hittite myth dating from the second millennium BC, a similar story is told. In the Hittite myth, Anu, the Sky God, is castrated and deposed by Kumarbi, who bites off and swallows his phallus. Kumarbi becomes pregnant, and later “spits” the Tempest God, Ullikumi. In time, the Tempest God, helped by the deposed Anu, defeats and ousts Kumarbi, becoming the new Sky God.
The Hittite myth is clearly related with the Greek myths concerning the sequential castrations and oustings of Ouranos by Kronos and of Kronos by Zeus. The “stone” swallowed by Kronos is visibly a linga or omphalos, the same as the phallus swallowed by Kumarbi. But both the Greek and the Hittite myths ultimately derive from Hindu myths, as we show elsewhere.
In the Rig Veda, Indra castrates and deposes his father Vritra, certainly from inside his mother s vagina, where he was forced to live. The myth of sequential castrations and deposals were also recurrent in ancient India. Vritra is castrated by Indra, who is in turn castrated by his own son, and so on. Likewise, Brahma is castrated by Shiva, his son, who is in turn castrated, becoming the linga.
Varuna the archetype of Ouranos as the sky-god is also castrated and thrown down into the Ocean, of which he became the lord. Varuna is an archetype of Poseidon, and it is likely that Poseidon was the earlier sky god defeated and deposed by Zeus, his dual and elder and enemy. The Vedic myths are unclear, as they are known only from the obscure Vedic hymns. But later literature is ample, and details the earlier forms. It is clear that the ashvamedha and the ritual Tantric matings relate to these early variants of the myth, and that they symbolize the same Cosmogonic events.
Indeed, they all obviously derive from a common source. This source can only be extremely ancient, as the concept was already present in an elaborate form in the Sumerian New Year festival of the akitu, which dates from 3,000BC or even earlier, and which may very well have been brought by the Sumerians from the Indies, whence they originally came, as their language and traditions attest. In other words, the East Indies and, particularly Indonesia, in its sunken region were indeed the same as the legendary continent of Atlantis where Civilization first sprung to life.