Deluge of Atlantis

Deluge of Atlantis
Deluge of Atlantis

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The World of Atlantis, Part 6: Mammalian Animal Life, A Photo Album

This final instalment finishes the selected samples of animals used at some time or another to support the idea of a transatlantioc landbridge, cited by authorities such as Lewis Spence and H. E. Forrest. This is the mammalian section and as before, click on the photos for a larger size and click to take the photos and the name will appear (you do not actually have to take the photos for the name to show up)

This is not a comprehensive list because several things are uncertain. Although the ancestors of New World Monkeys seem to have used a transatlantic landbridge long before, we actually do not know what kind of monkeys might inhabit the main islands of Atlantis at the time of the great extinction event. I favor a type of barbary apes myself. They do seem to have been part of the folklore and they might have been called *Qwepe, idiogram resembling a baboon's butt and the ancestor of out phoenetic letter Q. But that is only supposition on my part on comparing information from Egypt and South America.


brown_bat
Solenodon (Tenrec)




Hamster















Guinea Pig

It also seems that Atlantis did not have rats and mice such as we would understand them today but instead they had a large variety of small rodents more closely related to our hamsters and guinea pigs. The rats and mice that plague Western Civilisation in our times were something that had not come into their lives yet.

Hares (Lepus)
pharaoh_hound(Egyptian
Greyhound, and hounds in general
712-desman






Jaguar (Specifically)
Puma (related to Cheetahs)



brown bear


Red Fox
Wildcat













River_Otter
Mink










Beaver


Porcupine




Manatee

Monk seal














Horse (Pony)










mouflon-sheep




Goat (Ibex)







Red Deer


Tapir (Specifically)




Above, the Wisent or European bison, below the Woodlands bison of North America. Some authorities maintain that the bison were Atlantean animals (James Churchward says this in the Lost Continent of Mu books) and the idea would be that they were woodlands bison as opposed to the bigger (and less hairy) steppe bisons of Eurasia. And in fact the American and European bison look more alike than either one actually looks like the Steppe bisons.

The bison would be the sacred animals of Poseidon (or the original god that came to be called Poseidon in the Critias, I prefer to say Don or Adon=Atum)and kept in a special park in the center of the main city to be ritually hunted and sacrificed by the nobility. So the arrangement is rather like the King of England having an exclusive deer park and the deer would then be off-limits to commoners. This does bespeak of the bison in question being kept in captivity but does not necessarily that the Atlanteans kept cattle otherwise. Hence I thought it best to clarify the matter by posting the Cattle Out of Africa article first.

 

The only other animal that features prominently in Atlantean economic life is the elephant, and the use of elephants in the labor force seems to imply one thing. In Ancient Rome most of the heavy labor was done by large numbers of slaves including on large construction projects. In areas where elephants are used for heavy labor such as in East India, the elephants are a major economic asset but slave do very little of the heavy construction work. So presumably in Atlantis the elephants were used as heavy labor and slaves were correspondingly less important. War captives would not be put to work as slaves but they would become human sacrifices instead. Some authorities such as Otto Muck (in Secret of Atlantis) saw the fatal internal flaw of Atlantean society in that they were heavily involved in human sacrifices such as the Aztecs were famous for and indeed this seems to have been the one thing that their opponents in wartime were really afraid of. That is also once again only an inferrance from mythology but I think it is a correct one.

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