Report by Ella Rose Mast - Part 2
PREHISTORIC ANTIQUITIES OF THE ARYAN PEOPLE
by Dr. O. Schrader
In tracing these people we can also turn to the sounds, the similarity of sounds of the Caucasian---Iberia, Spanish Iberta, Irish Ivernia and also the Caucasian Albania and the British AABlov, for all are casual. The authors of this book then decided that the Aryans were not acquainted with the lion until later. That the European tribes, as they moved west, would be confronted with the lion of the plains. The Persians, they found, were acquainted with the Lion, while the Hindus, as they moved south and west, would also come in contact with the lion of the plains. (We would suggest that always these people were however acquainted with the Lion of the Scriptures). These facts were however presented before much information had come forth as to the origin of all these people of Western Europe. And yes, even to the other lands of Canada, and Australia and the Americas, as well, for this was the lands where these people migrated from Western Europe.
As the reports then came out tracing these Aryan people then of course, other people began writing their side of the story, and from these ancient records we find the reference to of the 'Evil one', and also mention of the Lion as borrowed from the White Russians. And then came the word Lith, or liavas, or as we say---Lillith, which seems to have been found in Polish writings.
We then find that the wanderings of these Aryan people found them coming from the Aral mountains and the Caspian Sea thru the South Russian Steppes. Here along the slope of the Carpathians, along the Black Sea, and the lower Danube were luxurious pasture lands. Those also led to modern Poland, and on westward thru the plains which stretched as far as Holland. Here then came the Celts and then they crossed the channel to the British Isles. The Teutons then reach Scandinavia by the belt and sound, and finally the Lithuanians and the Slavs, the last stragglers who remained in closest proximity to the point of separation.
In the rear were the Persian stream and from the Massagete and the Sace to the Sarmate and the Scythians, the Jaszyge, and the Alapae, while south of the Caspian, as far as Asia Minor, another arm of this Persian flood divided the compact mass of the Semites, and sent the largest of them south , while some of them eventually advanced posts even reaching the Propontist and the Aegean.
As the author Pictet died then came disagreements as to the authenticity of his work. Butill stands even today as a thoughtful work. Thus as we traced these Indo-European people it is plain that they came from the east, not the other way around. As some tried to argue. And language connects them to the main branches of the white race namely the Semites.
Many writers touched on how the Semites branched off from the original stock. In the early times the Babylonian Assyrians detached themselves. While the Syrians, the Phoenician, and Arabic original Semites remained united for some considerable time. You then trace this from the names of the Vine, Olive, and fig trees, date palms, and Camels, which are found with the original Semitic people. Finally the Syro-Phoenician, Arabic undistinguished, settled in Mesopotamia. Here the date palms, known only as the wild variety came into being. Thus, we trace the prehistoric migration of the Semites from central Asia into the land between the two-rivers. And finally the authors begin to discuss the Aryans and the Semites in 1879 as being the same people.
Armenia claims to be the original home of the Indo-Europeans as in Armenia you find the two rivers, the Kur, and the Axaxes as being in Indo-European history. At this time these people had developed into a great multitude of people and they had to thus spread out over a large territory. This was to confuse the authors for a while. But finally they would be faces by the evidence to agree, that this mass of Indo-European people not only wrested Iran, but a large portion of India and Europe then settled these tremendous tracks of land. Southern Europe was a fit land for these primitive people. In this land of low hills and low lying land, then agriculture can flourish as the climate is uniform.
For a time the blond hair of the Aryans bothered the authors for they could not imagine them being Asiatic. As those of the Aryans pushed eastward they were absorbed. Why then did this not happen as they pushed to the west?
In the raid of these people into Egypt mentioned in the Karnak inscription, the migration of the Celts in the direction of Germany, Italy, Greece, and Asia Minor, and Persia, the Goth story of their migration from the Baltic countries to those of the Euxine and many other places then came into view. And we know that this migration persisted until all the 12 tribes of Israel had been settled into their own lands that the Almighty had decreed. But as this author--Posche--wrote his books, he was sure that these Indo-European people were not Asians altho their language seemed to have connected them.
The English Anthropologist Canon had in it, by Isaac Taylor, a paper on the primitive seat of the Aryans saying that it is true that the original kinship between the Finns and the Indo-Europeans from a linguistic and anthropological point of view is very true. (1888). Thus the arguments went on and on as the Aryans were trying to trace their roots. And Linguistic Paleontology and comparative Philology thus helped in this search for our roots. And following the development of the language, you find a definite origin.
The Aryan tribes, whose complexion was designated as being Caucasian or white, then faced the aboriginal Indians those dark skinned Dasyu, with their foreign tongue, foreign customs, and foreign gods, in a life and death struggle, as they tried to advance south and southeast from the upper banks of the Indus river. This is represented by the Vedic Hymns as a continuous conflict with the aborigines.
In the west the ancient Gauls like the ancient Germans are depicted in the accounts of antiquity as a fair haired, bright eyed race of unusual stature, a description which no longer suits the modern Celts of Brittany, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. This the authors at that time could not understand. But they could not deny that the language does connect them. They were to learn that negative arguments are not always conclusive. We also find in this area of time that there was disagreements as to the truth, because of the loss of words over the years, that occurred because of the wandering of these ancient people. But reason tells us that there were in this migration of these Indo-German people, then three areas of vegetation, the zone of the monsoons, the Steppes of Europe and Asia, and the forests of the east continent, each possessing its peculiar fauna and flora.
Is it not inconceivable then that the original names for plants and animals should be changed? Just look at the difference in spelling even in the old English script and that of today. In fact as Darwinism came into being then that type of theory was always pushed. This was seen in the spelling of the different colors a well.
So always there was this difference between the two lines of thought of the people. Some would be looking for facts as to where these Indo-European people came from, while the others would from the first be trying to blind these people in western Europe as to their identity, and as to where they came from originally. For as these people migrated then their language also changed. This can be traced to the fact that they came into contact with different people and places. However there is a close connection on the one hand of Teutonic, and on the other hand--the Greeks. And there is no doubt that our stock of languages has a close connection with the Celtic and the Slavonic branches. In fact it is hard to distinguish clearly between what was early borrowed and what is primevally related.
In all questions as to the affinities of the Indo-German languages, never forget that whole links, such as Macedonia, Thracian, Illyrian, the connecting link north and south, the Phrygian, and Scythian. The transition from east to west are almost totally and irretrievably lost.
The phonetic form of equations that are available for the history and the culture are a great help. For these stem of words moves thru different phases as these people migrated. But also this helps fill the gap from one move to the next. Today this does not seem such a problem, but at the beginning of the 19th century that would have been a much bigger problem. In those days as people were awakening and wondering as to their roots then there would have been as much resistance as we are finding today as we once more try to awaken our people. Always at the beginning of a Century as at the other end, then 'time' has told us that always the opposition to this fact is much stronger.
The biggest error in the argument of languages is this reading of modern meanings into ancient words. This is like pouring new wine into old bottles. The probability that words which appear to have an original connection with each other may have spread from tribe to tribe, and this has its importance for history. Sometimes the word in one language does not even look the same in another. But you find their meanings, and you see that they are closely alike, in their root identity.
Thus slowly the Aryans made their way west, using the rivers to take them into the interior. Then with the discovery of the metals of earth, they were able to clear the forest with their giant axes. Their homes then rose faster. And then came the plows to help in moving and preparing the soil for their crops. The metal tipped arrows brought down the deer as well as dealing a bigger blow to their enemies. The implements of stone age were primitive, but then came the axes, arrows, and knives, then swords, lances, sickle, needles, rings and so forth. This allowed a man to make for his own home all that was needed. Thus, metallurgy is the first pillar to be erected in the growing fabric of industry.
Tin, which is necessary for the manufacture of bronze, in antiquity, came from only three spots, in the western Iberia, in Cassiterides, and on the northern border of Persia. But we find bronze work being distributed in the remote antiquity from the banks of the Nile to ancient Ninevah and Babylon. Thus Aryan man learned to fetch from distant places the gifts which his own native land refuses him.
In the time of King Solomon, the Phoenician fleets sailed to Ophri (Africa) the land where they found the gold, and to Tarshish, in the south of Spain for silver. A Carthigan fleet under Himilco while voyaging to the Tin Islands discovered the European coast as far as England.
The primitive standard of barter among pastorial and agriculture people, is the most precious of their belongings, their herds, especially their cows were included in this. In Homer, cattle are mentioned as the usual medium of exchange and then came the use of metals, gold, iron and bronze for this purpose. This tracing of the old simple mode of exchange to the use of currency can be traced the easiest among the Aryans. Finally the states would establish a method of exchange and the process would go on. Iron must have been known first in South Africa. Gold was known as yellow iron. Silver was white iron, copper was red iron. In the writings of Herodotus the word for metals first occurred, and then the word medant, those things out of a mine. The Phoenicians were the ones opening up mining in Greece. There they also erected their smelting houses and smithies. They used the ore mined for exports, for trade, and in the oldest monuments of the civilized people of Europe and Asia you find this use of the metals mined from the earth. And this gave rise to the importance of the man---The Master Smithy.
About the 13th century we find the Alchemists symbols for the metals and their connection established with the Zodiac such as:
(GOLD SOL) (SILVER LUNA)
(QUICKSILVER MERCURIUS) (COPPER VENUS)
(IRON MARS) (TIN JUPITER) (LEAD SATURN)
page 156 of the ‘Big Book.’
(Cf. Beckmann, Chemische Bezeichnung der Metalle in the Beitr. Z. Gesch. d. Erfindungen, 1792, iii p. 356, f., and Kopp, Geschichte der Chemie, ii. p. 421, f.
The master smith-craft is referred to in mythology and folklore of most folks of antiquity. Even in Genesis 1: 4 and verse 22, also we find Tubal Cain was the master of all kinds of bronze and iron works. He was born before the flood of Noah's time.
The Greek Olympus is provided by the artificer Heaphaestus. The Latin, by Vulcan. The transference of the art of Smithing from divine to supernatural being unto men, and the gradual growth of a special guild of Smiths are best illustrated from Teutonic antiquity. Is not until the time of Germany that we come across numerous heroes of noble birth who knew how to work at the Smithy position for themselves?
Now, gold mining in Egypt was from antiquity. It is thus clear that the Semites were connected to the historical ties of Egypt. Their history proves that their work with gold goes back to the time when they formed one Community.
Thru the ancient gate of nations, and of media and Semite intercourse, thru the planes of the Zagros chain we come for the first time to the Indo-Germanic ground. A triangle drawn from the northernmost point of the Persian Gulf and the southernmost point of the CASPIAN Sea to the mouth of the Ganges includes roughly the abode of a group of people which, as we see were united from their earliest period of history by the closest of bonds of speech and civilization. The hidden Persian branch they were called. Our authors concluded that these people were acquainted with gold at the time when they were still geographically united. (In Northern India, perhaps?)
Now we have touched upon the ancient civilizations of the east. And now from the banks of the Nile to the Oxus and the Jaxartes we find that these people found a joy in the longing for this precious metal. (How like today.) Gold was then found then in Hungary, Suburge, in Norse lands and even in ancient Sythia. Even so it is learned that gold appeared much later than copper in the cultures of the European Aryans. And that gold made its way then thru the influence of Asiatic and Semitic cultures. As for Europe, gold was found in Spain, in Gaul, Switzerland, Noraicum, Macedonia and then in Great Britain and Ireland, and in Bohemia, Austria, Hungary, and in the sands of the Danube river, the Rhine in Moselle, the Eder, the Schwarza, and the Rhone.
HERODOTUS states that the Phoenicians had undermined the whole mountain in Thrace. In a way it may have been that from Semitic Asia Minor, and not thru the Phoenicians that the news of the gold finds reached the Greeks, of the rich treasures being found in the ravines of the Ural and Altai mountains.
This strange northern word, then touched the outposts of the Hellenicea civilization, as a land of marvels and fairy tales. It is quite possible that the Argonants in quest of the golden fleece acquired a special significance here. This story of the barbarians who caught the gold in mountain streams by means of perforated troughs and rough fleeces was the origin of the fable of the golden fleece. They say that in all probability this was a tale of Phoenician-Semitic navigation, and it was worked up as the true Greek spirit.
The Italians must have become acquainted with gold at an early age, for gold seems to have traveled from there to the rest of Europe. And the words for gold were then changed as this occurred. This leaves us with the knowledge that these Aryans seemed to have been acquainted with the metal called--gold--at a very early age.
As to Silver--called white gold--in the Vedic text in ancient India. Of all the countries of Asia Minor. Armenia with its sea coast of the Pontus to the north seems to have had the richest silver mines. In Marco Polo's time silver mines were worked in the neighborhood of Rebizond. Northwest of Beiburt is a mountain at the present time called Gumish-Dazl---or Silver mountain, and on it is a village called Silver City, where in 806 a great amount of silver was taken each month.
Thus we trace these Aryans thru the mastering of their metallurgy as they developed in their migrations. It was also found that even in most streams there was some silver found, thus the Aryans then introduced the use of this metal as well as others to the world.