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Dogon: see Mali & Africa & Astronomy & Ancient Astronaut Theory

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Mali in north-west Africa.  Deep in a remote valley live the Dogon people who are the descendants of a nomadic tribe that settled here about 1000 A.D.  Like Akhenaten’s followers the Dogon had been forced to leave Egypt because of religious persecution.  But what exactly do their creation myths describe?  Dogon legend holds that the sky-god Amma made the first living creature known as Nommo.   Ancient Aliens s1e2: The Visitors, History 2009

 

 

Throughout the ancient world one symbol was more pervasive than any other.  Ancient Aliens s11e6: Decoding the Cosmic Eggs, Childress, History 2016  

 

The creation story of the Dogon involves a cosmic egg.  ibid.  

 

 

An Irish legend, strange statues in Japan, and a mysterious African tribe, all connected by a single cell.  Could a simple syllable reveal the identity of extraterrestrial visitors from thousands of years ago?  And might they provide new clues to the origins of mankind?  Ancient Aliens s12e4: The Star Gods of Sirius, History 2017

 

But what struck Griaule [anthropologist] and shocked the world weren’t the Dogon legends themselves but where they said their amphibious gods came from: a star that no-one on Earth knew existed until 1862.  ibid.

 

The Babylonians worshipped Dagon in a temple … Could this be Sirius B?  ibid.  

 

The Dog Star: across the world ancient people claimed.  ibid.  

 

 

The Dogon say there is a dark companion to Sirius.  Michelle Thaller, NASA Ames Research Centre

 

 

One of the most bizarre legends comes from a tribe in north Africa who worship a star nearly eighty trillion kilometres away from Earth ... They claim that visitors from the distant star have actually visited them ... What’s amazing is that [partner] star is there.  In 1862 astronomers have confirmed its existence.  But there is no way the Dogon could have seen this dark star from Earth.  Extreme Universe: Star Gate, National Geographic 2010  

 

 

These dancers, these masks, these strange rituals, have meaning: they describe precisely the relationship between a remote African tribe and the heavens.  This believes all life comes from a distant dark star invisible to the naked eye.  Recently, modern science was able to find this star and confirm its existence.  Now we must ask: how did a primitive people lacking instruments of any kind discover a dark star hidden deep in space?  In Search of s4e13 … The Dark Star, Skyfy 1979

 

On the southern edge of the Sahara Desert live a people called the Dogon.  ibid.

 

 

The Dogons, one of Africa’s most isolated ethnic groups, were virtually unheard of in the West until the early 1930s, when a young French anthropologist named Marcel Griaule embarked on a three-year research trip across West Africa.  One of the first places he visited was a vast complex of cliffs rising over the southern edge of the Sahara in French Sudan (now Mali), to which the Dogons fled during the 14th century from what is now Ghana, to avoid forced conversion to Islam.  Griaule returned to the cliffs seven times, and in 1946 was granted a series of interviews with a blind Dogon hunter named Ogotemmeli, later turned into a fascinating book, Conversations With Ogotemmeli …

 

The first night, we lodged at the base of the village of Yendouma, staying in what passed for a Dogon hotel: five windowless, dirt-floored chambers with sand-filled mattresses and a single 40-watt bulb powered by a solar panel.  Yendouma followed the general design of all the cliffside villages in the region — a jumble of houses and granaries, flat clay roofs side by side with cone-shaped roofs of straw …

 

For all its timeless serenity, Dogon country is hardly a paradise.  Poverty is pervasive, health care nearly nonexistent, illiteracy rampant.  In recent years, David said, the influx of foreigners and news from the outside world has spread discontent  and stirred a political consciousness.  ‘They want better health care, potable water and schools,’ he told me over a lunch of couscous and goat stew at a makeshift cliffside restaurant.  ‘Only one of every three villages has a school.’

 

In this harsh environment, the rituals and talismans of daily life seem to offer the Dogons a measure of solace and certainty.  The New York Times online article Joshua Hammer 2nd March 2010, ‘Hiking Deep Into Dogon Country in Mali’

 

 

Sirius Star System: Celestial Homes to the Dogon Tribe of Africa: The Dogon knew the location of the Sirius star system B hundreds of years before modern telescopes could locate it, citing a visit from an ancient alien civilisation.

 

The mythology and folklore of indigenous people is often written off as exactly that – legends and parables used to remember elders and teach younger generations lessons about morality. But what about a tribe whose lore gives a precise location of astronomical bodies and phenomena that aren’t discovered by modern science for hundreds of years?

 

The Dogon are that tribe and they have known for centuries that their ancestors are descendants of a species from the Sirius star system eight and half light years away.  Gaia online article 12 August 2017