The Amazons were found on both sides of the Ocean at a remote time and
had stories about them in both Old and the New World.
Diodorus Siculus writes about a part they played in the history of Atlantis
under the leadership of Queen Myrina (Mer-Ani?), while several authors place
them with an Island in the Atlantic. Apart
from Ogygia, the island of Calypso, daughter of Atlas in Odyssey, and Celtic
story of Tir-na-m-Ingen, 'The Land
of Virgins' there is two
others not well known. Qazwini the Arab chronicler says: "The city of the women, is a great town in an island in the Sea towards the
West. (There follows a description of how their children were fathered by
slaves)…the city of women is a fact about which there is no doubt."
Edrisi the Geographer writes: "In the sea of darkness (The Atlantic) there are many uninhabited islands. There are
however two, named the islands of the heathen Amazons, one of which is
populated by women only."
German Scientist Professor R. Hennig of Dusseldorf answered a question
of how women became Amazons, in his work, "Wo lag das Paradies":
"Apart from the Atlantean Empire, where we may feel confident that any
race of fighting women were but remnants of migrations from the Atlantean
Islands, the only major occurrence of this strange fact is in the Far East,
where until recently, women lived separately on certain islands and the men on
others, to meet only for a few weeks in the year. This state of affairs was
upheld in order to limit the population of the island which could only supply a
certain limited quantity of food."
Is it not probable that the cause of the Atlantean Amazons was not the
same. According to Zimmer, there exist celtic memories
of an island in the Atlantic in which men lived, apart from the Island of Virgins. Through long periods of history
we hear of the Atlanteans fighting for lebensraum, which may have been due to
migration waves following successive submersions of portions of the island, as
recorded by Timaeus (cf Donnelly and Spence) or to the rising tides as Luna
drew near to the Earth. The present writer feels that both explanations are
probably right. The date of 12,000 B.C. as given by Bellamy for the submergence
of the greater part of Atlantis is probably right while that given by Kamienski
in Atlantis Vol.4, No. 5, would link up the final submersion of Posedonius with
the visit of Halley's Comet, which is about the time given by Plato. As has
been pointed out elsewhere, the Atlanteans fought each other in places where
migrants settled. So to the Greek Myths of the avoiding of conception is not
accidental due to population issues in small areas. True in latter dates the
Amazons started to change policy and issued more children, but retained the
custom longer then was necessary.
Note by Editor: Calypso's isle of Ogygia is noted by Plutarch:
"De Facie in Orbe Lunae," and by Lycophoron. The Eleusian Mysteries
were called the Ogygiades. The best known King Ogyges was the Son of Neptune
and Alistra, and the father of Eleusis by
Daeria, or, alternatively (Graves) the father of Daeira, the High Priestess of Eleusis. There was a
Deluge in his reign, of which there are two versions (Boetia and Attica). The time was marked by an uncommon appearance in
the heavens according to Varro.
Webmasters Note: The Ogyg is the root form of his name related to
Magog Gog giant names later, and it has goat name also of Agygia since the
Cyclops did have sheep. Then Giades and Cadiz
end of the mysteries cult name shows the Spanish name of a region, and a vague
term for a Horse. The Iades within that word has the Hades, or Ha Hati term of
the Underworld and Isis and Nephthys
Goddesses. We can outline now:
Giant, Islands, or Lands, Sea Horse-Goat i.e. Capricorn
Age, CathonicGoddessPriestessTemples, and mining race.
involved the Horus, Osiris and Isis group but with a Western Isles emphasis.
The Alistra name involved the Ara-Star Constellation and Neptune
refers to this seat and altar under the sea. The uncommon appearance occurred
with a close encounter, or encounter of a celestial body when not one but 3-5
comets appeared in the sky at around 11,000 B.C. or earlier.