Continuing the theme of the Ark as a spaceship. In Mali, there is a mysterious Dogon tribe, who claim that they came to our planet from Sirius. About this amazing people already published an article on our site. For additional information, you can find HERE.
But today's another article about their incredible knowledge.
Since 1931, a team of French scientists, anthropologists, led by Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen led the study of customs and beliefs of the African people called Dogon, living on the territory of the Western Sudan (present-day Mali). The result of three decades of work on the monograph dogonskoy mythology "Pale Fox", the first volume of which was published in Paris in 1965. Three years later the famous English astronomer U.R.Dreyk drew attention to the precise knowledge of the Dogon parameters of the star Sirius.
Do not even have their own written language, the Dogon in their cosmogonic myths divide the heavenly bodies the planets, stars and moons. Stars are referred to as "Tolo" planet — "tolo Gonozov" (stars that move), and the satellites are called "Tolo tonaze" (stars that describe circles).
The accuracy and precision of these ideas is amazing, especially considering that we are talking about the nation that leads the primitive way of life. In the Dogon to the study of ancient myths allowed only priests "olubaru," members of the secret "society masks" who know a special language "with whitefish" ("the language of Sirius") … In the usual communication Dogon speak "Dogo with" — the language of the Dogon.
STAR "IN TOLO" SIRIUS In
The Dogon consider Sirius a triple star, consisting of the main star of "whitefish tolo" and "stars" on Tolo "and" emme ya tolo. " Striking precision specified period of revolution around the main star — 50 years zemneh (modern data: 49.9 years). And in their ancient myth contains information about the star "on Tolo" is small in size with a huge weight and density.
"It is the smallest and most difficult of all the stars and consists of a metal called" Sagol ", which is more brilliant than iron and so heavy that all earthly beings united could not lift and particle …" Elsewhere the myth elaborates: " particle Sagol "the size of a grain of millet weighs as much as a donkey weigh 480 Vyukov" (ie about 35 tons).
Methods of modern science has been found that Sirius really is a binary star, the second of its components — the white dwarf Sirius B, the density of which can reach 50 tons per cubic centimeter …
Astronomers from different countries today is scientific debate about the presence of this stellar system, the third component — the star Sirius C, about which some astronomers have even stated that "it was observed with a telescope" … And though see Sirius again with more far failed, a number of experts sees In the wrong path of Sirius A third star effect.
An interesting observation was made about the Kharkov researcher dogonskih myths V.V.Rubtsov. He drew attention to the fact that the name of God Tishtrya who embodied the ancient Iranians Sirius comes from the Indo-European term meaning "three stars" …
According dogonskim myths, when the star "on Tolo" (Sirius B), which has in the opinion of the priests elongated orbit, close to the star, "Sigi Tolo" (Sirius A) — that begins to shine brighter.
Several years ago, astronomer A.V.Arhipov to verify this statement compared the data measurements of the brightness of the star for half a century. The scientist concluded that the brilliance of Sirius does fluctuate, and at intervals 50 years, ie with an orbital period of Sirius B around Sirius A …
Moreover, the comparison of these fluctuations with changes in the distance between the stars showed up full of rightness Dogon — the closer to the main star of her companion, so it is brighter!
The Dogon also know that Saturn is encircled by a "regular ring", and Jupiter has four large satellites, Galileo's discoveries in 1610 with the help of a telescope.
His astronomical knowledge Dogon priests, the keepers of the sacred "language of Sirius" ("whitefish w"), attributed to the fact that their ancestors in ancient times were moved to this planet with "on Tolo," ie, from Sirius B.
Dogonskom contained in the myth of the resettlement statement that "the first year of life on Earth Star" to "flared, exploding, and then for 240 years fade away", suggesting that the cause of the interstellar emigration of Sirius B served as the threat of explosion star which occurred when the Dogon have arrived at a new planet …
Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman sources indicate that Sirius, a bright blue-white star in the constellation Canis Major, in ancient times looked different than it is today. So, in Babylon, he was named Shukkudu — "red-hot copper", Ptolemy in his "Almagest" (II century AD) in the list of places Sirius red stars, the Roman philosopher Lucius Seneca about two thousand years ago, observes: "Dog Reds star (ie Sirius) deeper Mars — softer, it's not quite that of Jupiter … "
However, in the X century AD Persian astronomer Al-Sufi describes Sirius blue and white, as we see it today. Modern scientists recognize the possibility of change occurring with Sirius for a negligible time on a cosmic scale of 700-800 years old …
Astronomer D.Martynov to consider the possible mechanisms of these changes have come to the conclusion that Sirius B in one of the first centuries of our era as polusverhnovaya exploded star. According to the scientist to the explosion of Sirius B was a "red giant", which causes the color of the entire system of Sirius. After the explosion, he turned into a "white dwarf" — extremely dense star the size of Earth …
If we add to that the explosion occurred Sirius "in the first year of life on Earth," a date with the relocation of the Dogon "by tolo" can be the time between the II and X centuries AD …
On one of the Dogon astronomical drawings depict the sun and Sirius connected curve, screw around each of the stars, the diameter greater than the diameter of the sun Sirius.
In 1975, astronomer Marcel Eric Guerra has published a book — "Essay on dogonskoy cosmogony Nommo's Ark", which suggested that "this curve represents the trajectory of interstellar flight …"
It should be noted that the Dogon myths about deep space very much in line with modern scientific views. For example, the Dogon know that our galaxy, visible from Earth as the "Milky Way" is — "spiral star world", and believe that these "spiral stellar worlds" in the Universe "infinitely many", and she, though and "infinite, but measurable."
According to the Dogon, the universe is populated by a variety of living things, and it appeared first in the plant. For example, pumpkin seeds and sorrel "before you get on the ground, lay on the edge of the Milky Way," and "have sprouted in all the worlds of the universe."
The Dogon also believe that "in other lands have horned, tailed, winged crawling people …"
Strictly speaking, dogonskie myths tell not just one, but several "space travel", the first of which is made by someone called Wow, that is in its third "Star Voyage" falls to Earth, where it is transformed into the "pale fox" — Yurugu.
In ancient myths and figures Dogon described and space "ark of the Nommo," which went down with the "Sigi talo" Dogon ancestors, together with all necessary for life on Earth. "Ark of the Nommo" priests "olubaru" portrayed in the form of a basket, "basin", reminiscent of a truncated cone, the upper plane of which is a square, and the bottom — a circle. On the sides of the cone is a staircase on which the descent to Earth kept people, animals, plants, etc.
Going down, the ark was rotated, and this movement is supported through … the nozzle. "The hole nozzle is a great way of breathing ancestors — is narrated in the myth — came down from the heights. It is their breathing helps to rotate around and go down … "
"Ark of the Nommo" landed after eight years of "swing" in the sky, "raising a cloud of dust swirl."
The first came out of the ark, the Nommo, and then all the other creatures.
As the landing dogonskie priests called Lake Debo in western Sudan, is filled with water during the flood on the river Niger. On one of the islands of the lake is a stone image of "Ark of the Nommo" flying among the stars.