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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

American Hanuman


Hanuman and his Monkey Army build a bridge to Ceylon
While doing my search on the Mayan "Monkey-Men" I found an Indian site which labeled the above example from Copan as being a representation of Hanuman from the Ramayana. This would be yet another TransPacific cultural tie between ancient India and the Mayas. I am not aware of other elements from the Ramayana being mported into Mayan literature or Folklore, but in fact we have very little of that left over from the Spanish conquest, since most documents were destroyed at the time as being "Works of the Devil"

Hanuman in both cases is depiced with a large mace, as shown on the left as well as above.

At the same time, I hear that "Rama" is the name of a religious festival in Peru so there might still be confirmation of the connection.
Best Wishes, Dale D.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Dale, is it possible the mace is a representation of a mariner's astrolabe? The Egyptians and Celts have very similarly objects depicted. Thanks as always for sharing the most interesting reads of my day.

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  2. It's possible, but I would have picked a different character than Hnuman to be showing an astrolabe. I am big into astrolabes myself and I feel rather strongly that the originators of the Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings were using them during the last part of the Ice Age. Which would mean the Atlanteans, I follow Firman on that part.

    Best Wishes, Dale D.

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  3. I wonder if hypertrichosis (aka wherewolf syndrome) is a carry over from the time we were more furry.

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  4. That is indeed one theory that has been around for a while: and it is partly reinforced by the fact that such individuals also tend to have Neanderthaloid-type facial features as well.


    Best Wishes, Dale D.

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    1. Also it would seem that the Ramayana "Monkeys and Bears" sounds like the general description of what Ivan Sanderson called ABSMs: the big ones are Bearmen and the littler ones are Monkeymen, used to indicate Wildmen actually: about the same desvcriptions would be given for different size grades of Tibetan Yetis and Chinese Yerens. Abnd the sort of creature that Hanuman is is not a "Monkey" exactly but is actually a special category of creature that only Looks like a monkey superficially: Such creatures are called Vanaras
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanara
      Which is once again the exact equivalent to the English Wudewasa, the Spanish Salvajes, and the Mexica, Mayan and South American equivalent terma, all meaning "Forest-Dweller" (in German, Waldmanni and Waldwiben)

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  5. I can help you research further on this topic. I am from India. Write to me on santoshpandeyca@gmail.com

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  6. I wish sometimes I could be less expositorial when writing. However,
    when I have read such readings as the Bhagava Gita, it is really a scholar
    of their times. It is very similar to a journalist. In North America, we
    are obviously less wealthy of a nation still, and just on an individual basis.
    The public sector is one of the poorest in the world.

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