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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ainu is greek comment

In Day of the Fish I discuss the Jomon culture because of its association with the Merovingians. The ancestors of the Merovingians were said to be connected with Arcadia’s royal house and the Greek name Arcadia derives from Arkades, which means “People of the Bear.” Some of the Ainu people of Japan, who are descendants of the ancient Jomon, Mesolithic-Neolithic hunters and gatherers in about 14,000 to 300 BCE, are also “Descendants of the bear” (Kimun Kamui sanikiri).” 
According to the ancient Greeks, a goddess named Eurynome had a temple in Arcadia in a spot difficult to access. The temple was only open once a year. The cult image of her showed a woman with a fish’s tail and the inhabitants of the region believed her to be Artemis. The Nummo were fish tailed beings and it is through the Dogon religion that we can connect the Japanese Jomon with the Greek culture of Arcadia. Japanese myths are likewise associated with the myths of Celtic Ireland involving an island of immortality that existed in an ocean somewhere near the two countries. 
To the Japanese it existed in the Great Eastern Ocean and to the Celtic Irish it was in the Great Western Ocean. The fact that these countries are found on opposite ends of the globe might suggest that the body of water where these islands existed is where the Arctic is today. The name “Arctic comes from the ‘Greek ἀρκτικός (arktikos), near the bear, arctic, northern,’ and from the word ἄρκτος (arktos), meaning bear.” (Day of the Fish, p. 238)
The wide open round mouth, which appears on this dogu mask, is a very important symbol. Not only is it found on a carved anthropomorphic head of stone found in the New Grange tomb sanctuary of Knowth, Ireland dating to 3500-3200 BCE but it appears on a wood carving of the Master/Mistress of Speech from the Dogon religion. In the Dogon religion, the phases of the moon and the opening of the Mistress of Speech’s mouth were connected. The moon increased as she breathed while opening her mouth to “speak.” She made twelve “speeches” per year, representing all the “words” addressed to all the beings in the universe. When the moon was full, she benefited humans the most. The Dogon believed that on the day of the Nummos’ return to Earth their descent would be accompanied by a full moon. (p. 79-80, Day of the Fish) The reason that the full moon was so important was that it reflected sun light. A new moon was considered evil and was associated with humans losing their second sun and hence their immortality. This is because the moon was supposed to have been formed at the same time. (More on Day of theFish can be found at

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