months after several of the following chapters
The title of this chapter is not a slight on Ethiopian peoples, but on the dragon cult that passed through the region.
Having learned that the Washington cult held Aegyptus of Ethiopia dear, it is conspicuous that the horn of Africa, smack beside Ethiopia, is Somalia, what evokes Semele, mother of Dionysus. There is this reason to believe, therefore, that the Freemasonic love of Phoenicia, known to be rooted in Poseidon by Egypt-way, is from the ancient people after whom Somalia has been named.
The webpage below says that Somalia was named by Italy, at the turn of the 20th century, after a Samaali tribe. Somalia is often made a part of ancient Punt, especially the Puntland formed recently by a modern faction of Somalis who believed that it was ancient Punt. A Somali-Semele equation is perfectly consistent with Semele's mythical depiction as a Phoenician people (i.e. as daughter of Cadmus), for we find that Punt is typically tied to Phoenicians. Myth had Cadmus' father, Phoenix, coming from Poseidon-based Africa when forming Phoenicia, which is the revelation of the Greek myth writers to us that Phoenicia did not found Punt, but rather that Punt.
It is now conspicuous that the Somali patriarch, Samaal/Samaale, evokes the Samo portion of Samo-Thrace, the island from which Dardanus emerged when founding Tros of the Trojans. I was astonished to find that a major tribe of Somali is called "Daarood." This tribe claims to descend from the bloodline of Mohammed, and while such a claim could be regarded as wishful, I have been wondering if Mohammed wasn't himself of the dragon cult. Imagine such a thing as Mohammed having the same root as the Thraco-Trojans.
Having already identified Dardanus as an Avvite peoples (Biblical "Avviy"), isn't it also conspicuous that the largest Somali tribe living today is called "Hawiye"? Never in my wildest hopes did I expect to find what I did two days after writing the above, that "Historically, the province of Tigray and central Eritrea was where Ethiopian and Eritrean (Habesha) civilization had its origins" (brackets not mine.
You see, mythology tells that the Io-Zeus Greeks came to north Africa from the island of Euboea (modern Evvoia), and stemmed specifically from its Abantes peoples depicted by mythical Abas. It had been my personal estimation that Abas depicted the Avvites (Biblical "Avviy"), ultimately from the city of Opis on the Tigris, and this is what I published in previous chapters. To now find evidence that Abas depicted what became the "Habesha civilization" (above quote) in a realm that I have identified as Avvite by other means, is quite intriguing. To then see that this civilization was alternatively enjoined by the "Tigray" and "Tigrinya" verges on spectacular (for me, anyway) because of Opis on the Tigris.
Habesha was also called by the ancient Greek name of the Red sea: Erythraia (Latin = Eritrea). This was a common name elsewhere, but as concerns me here, it's a near-perfect match with the ancient powerhouse, Eretria, on Euboea. As the Red sea was not so named for any red color in the water, and as that name's origins are unknown/uncertain, why not from Eretria of Euboea? This is the name that I speculated was at the root of mythical king Arthur...because I had identified Lancelot's father, Ban(t), as Bantia of southern Italy, and before that as the Abanteans of Abas (the Eretrians fled war to southern Italy as an historical fact).
In English, "Habesha" is "Abyssinia," evoking Abas all the more. This particular Abas was the son of Poseidon and Arethusa, the latter term reflecting Eritrea enough to apply (it's not necessary to have the "r" in the term for it to mean "red). I'm now more convinced that Ethiopia was the land of Poseidon leading to Atlantis (the latter was ruled by Poseidon). In fact, Arethusa was one of the Hesperides = the apple garden of Atlantis guarded by Ladon.
This chapter had been "finished" before finding this material, and had committed to identifying the ancient Somalis as Semites...from mythical Sames. It affirmed the integrity of that theory all the more when I found that "there is evidence of a Semitic speaking presence in Ethiopia and Eritrea at least as early as 2000 BC...The term Habesha strictly refers to only the Semitic-speaking peoples of Ethiopia (predominantly the Amhara and Tigray-Tigrinya people..."
Punt has been located by some elsewhere besides what is now Somalia, to its north, along the Red sea between Sudan and Ethiopia. That's exactly where Eritrea sits today. However, why couldn't Punt have been both of the above i.e. a long coastal region stretching from Puntland of Somalia to beyond Sudan as far as the threshold of Egypt? There is no doubt in my mind, now, that the Phoenicians originated here, and this then makes me confident of what I was at first doubting, that the proto-Samaale of that region contributed to the Phoenicians; when later a myth writer coined the name of Cadmus' daughter, Semele, he must have known the fact...meaning also that the Samaali tribe had materialized by then, by that name.
I realized that if I was correct, Poseidon would need to have been of the Punt area, for Phoenix was made part of his bloodline. I had never before read concerning Poseidon's location in this region, for he is usually located in what is now Libya. Then I found that "Clyde Winters...shows Posidonia (= part of Ethiopia) and notes the Icthyophagi (= Fish-Eaters) of Ethiopia/Somalia honoured 'Poseidon'. The trident-symbol of 'Poseidon' is noted in east Africa by Ingrams..." The brackets are not mine, and indicate that Punt was called by Poseidon's name, which is about all the evidence one needs to postulate a Phoenix origin there.
Ethiopia is said online to be a term used first in Christian centuries, but that claim seems to fly in the face of Greek stories using it to describe mythical kings, of Ethiopia. Never have I read these kings to rule an alternative name of that country. The Ethiopia of Greek-myth may not have been situated exactly as it is today, but nonetheless the myths made sure to trace Europe-important Greeks to that region, and surely the Illuminatist founders of the United States were from that very country. It is said online that the Samaali originated from what is now Ethiopia, though others say they were from eastern Kenya. Both could be true.
We will meet two mythical Ethiopian kings in this chapter, and seek what they could mean toward the Freemasons. It's possible, since I have rooted American Freemasons of Amorite interest, and their French counterparts, to mythical Semiramis = Sames of Samosata, that the Samaali are from that stock. I would root Sames to Shamash (meaning "sun"), the Akkadian sun god that was quite possibly Shem himself. In Sumeria, Shamash was Utu, what I think evolved into Atti(s) and Aeetes, probably the historical Uties of Caucasia. These very names seem like good candidates for furnishing "Ethi(opia)."
One webpage traces the Samaali tribe to a so-called "proto-Sam" group on the Tana river (Kenya). This is just too coincidental, for a mythical Danaus was the brother of Aegyptus. I have traced Danaus to the Tanis river, off the Nile delta, but both rivers could have been named by the same peoples...who now look like Semites. Could it be? Could Aegyptus and Danaus, and their father Belus, have been Semites? Yes, for this Belus must be the Bel of the Celts, and Celts were the Khaldi-branch Chaldeans, they being largely Hebrews of Babylon re-settled at the Halys river. The Phoenicians also had a Bel, and they wrote a Semite language, quite an enigma if it's true what many say, that Phoenicians were Canaanites = Hamites.
The Black-sea shore at and east of the Halys has been historically called the Pontus, and it just might be that the Halybes on the Pontus were the source of Punt. After all, Phoenicians migrating to Greece first became (in my view) the Halybes. I would therefore conclude that there was a pre-Halybe and pre-Phoenician civilization on/near the Halys, and that Cilicio-Phoenicians (i.e. Cadmus/Cilix) settled there (as the Halybes) because the early civilization had been ancestral to them.
What was that ancestral civilization? I had reasoned that Poseidon entered north Africa in the first place as the Pisidians, and these (which included the Solymi, Maeonians, Lydians, Cabelees) are shown on maps in the face of the Halybe domain. "Pisidian" is so close to "Poseidon" that localities such as Posidonia (i.e. pre-Ethiopia) could be named after them rather than after the god.
I believe that the Chaldean-Phoenician alliance that became the ex-Chalyb-ur sword (of Arthur) was Cadmus in a nutshell, but including his (mythical) siblings. Yet why not also his daughter, Semele? It may be that she is merely an extension of Cadmus rather than a separate branch, and if so, Semele is that Greek entity which founded Thebes (i.e. as did Cadmus) and evolved into the Sparti dragon, which dragon was made (by myth writers) a counterpart of the one protecting the golden fleece in Kutaisa. In that case, the dragon was Ceto, for reasons explained earlier, and as Ceto gave birth to Ladon, we are once again following the Biblical dragon.
As the Sparti, I expect Semele to go on as the Sabini "Italians" (i.e. Atlanteans) and their offshoots, the Suebi Swedes, and it's therefore interesting that a major group of Somalis are called "Sab"...who may have been the Sabeans living in/near Punt. If Thebes was named after a Sheba at all, it's now extremely important that these Sabeans are identified correctly, either as from the Sheba that was Abraham's grandson (Genesis 25:3) or, as is the opinion of nearly everyone, the other Sheba of Hamite blood (Genesis 10:7). The Washington surname has been traced by others (and myself) to Swede stock, and I recall suggesting a trace of Positano in southern Italy to the god, Fosite, on Helegoland (near Denmark).
There are other ways to trace the Semele-family of peoples, by identifying Dionysus as a peoples, and then following them. For example, as Dionysus was allied to the Maeonians, they can be identified as the Meons of Hampshire, and from that deduction they can possibly be followed from Campania in Italy to Champagne in France (before reaching Hampshire). It just so happens that Positano is in Campania! Moreover, as I show elsewhere, there is an Avellino in Campania and an Avallon just south of modern Champagne.
This tends to expose that there must have been a "Camp"-like people associated with the Maeonians, and perhaps they were the Cimmerians by their Cimbri designation, since after all Cimmerians are known to be at the root of the Welsh (my pick for British Avalon), not to re-mention that many see Cimmerians at the base of Danes and Swedes. Of course, the Cimmerians were Aryan/Rus and, by themselves, are not technically a part of the rosy-dragon cult. I define the Biblical dragon as Gogi-Rus mixed with Semites. The red-dragon Welsh qualify because the Halybes were otherwise "Galli," while "Wales" is thought to be a form of "Gaul/Gali.
Recalling now that the dragon cult was in pre-Israel as Andromeda, see that "Cepheus was the king of Ethiopia and the father of Andromeda." Cepheus was given the same parentage as Danaus and Aegyptus, and for that reason must have been a separate entity all its own in relation to the twins. Since Perseus was a Danaan i.e. from Danaus, the mating of Perseus with Andromeda in Joppa was the mating of Danaans with the Cepheus line. The union produced Gorgophone, and Cepheus thus leads to Avalon by her seed, where she gives birth to Tyndareus, mother of Leda = Ladon.
Supporting my conclusion that Cepheus depicted Gype in Methoni, of Messenia, Gorgophone ended up being queen of Messenia. This is a major point, for I have mentioned many times that Aegyptus ended up in Messenia, and that he was likely the origin of the Gypsies there, at Gype. In fact, Aegyptus became king of Messenia:
"Merope, daughter of Cypselos and queen of Messenia...her third son, Aegyptus."
This picture so smacks of Merops, king of Ethiopia, that it can't be ignored. It would appear that Aegyptus was of Merops, for I can see "Merope" in no other light but to indicate him. Assuming that Cepheus and Merops were the same bloodline (in Ethiopia) under different names, we would expect Merope to be "married" to Danaans as the Cepheus line was married to Danaans. Indeed, Merope was married to a son (Cresphontes) of Hercules. She and Aegyptus killed another son of Hercules in order to retain the Messenian throne, as if to reveal that the Ethiopians and Egyptians were in Messenia together fighting a war(s) for that throne.
the Samaali people should be understood within either "Cepheus" or "Merops," or both. For some reason, the myth writer chose not to use "Samaale" to describe either of these kings. Look at what we get if we change the "C" of "Cepheus" to an "H": Habesh (the name of the Ethiopia at the time)! Since "Habesh" took on alternative forms (e.g. Abyssin), the Hapi/Apis bull cult may have been named after it, even though "apis" means "bee" in Greek while "Merops" means "bee something." As Danaus was made to marry into the Phoenix line, so we could expect Cepheus to have done so, which would then explain how Semele was made a daughter of Cadmus.
It's because Merope (probably the root of Merovee) is made a daughter of Cypselos that I see her as tied to Gype. But look at how "Cypselos" is like "Cepheus" and how both reflect "Gypsy." In that picture, if indeed Cepheus depicted Habesh, the Gypsies originated in proto-Ethiopia. On the other hand, "Aegyptus" itself evokes Gype so that an Egyptian origin is yet plausible. I suppose it's possible that "Egypt" and "Habesh" (not to mention "Copt") both evolved from the same word.
It occurs to me just now that the Abantians named Punt itself, which may then disclose that "Poeni" derived as a form of the "boea" in "Euboea." That could explain the "Ph" version (i.e. Phoen), for Euboea also came with a "v" version (i.e. "Evvoea"). In this picture, "Abantian" is to be understood as Euboean > Abanti. This would further support the idea that Trojans originated from a Phoenician stock in that proto-Trojans (from Dardanus) were called Corybantes. This evokes codeword Cresphontes (a Danaan), the husband of Merope, (mother of Messenian Aegyptus), and in fact the "phontes" portion of his name looks like "Phoenix/Punt."
Moreover, as it was just a theory that Punt originated from the Pontus, I'm delighted to see how "phontes" is a near-match with that location. However, it looks like I was wrong, that the Pontus was instead named after Punt. The line of migration goes, therefore, from the Abantians to Punt to Phoenicia to the Pontus (i.e. the ex-Chalyb-ur cult) to Cresphontes. From there it goes north into Epirus and then further to Bantia of south Italy, and finally to Lancelot. I note that Lynceus applies in this story in a major way, as a son of Aegyptus, the most important son because it was he who was made father to the Danaans.
Lynceus "killed' Danaus, in fact, so that the Danaans are principally from Lynceus. And behold that the son of Lynceus was made Abas (though of Argos), said to be different from the Abas of Euboea, but surely the two depicted the same people. I will in coming chapters (already published) trace America-founding Freemasons solidly to Phocis, i.e. to Phocaeans in southern Italy (in and around Calabria = Ex-Chalyb-ur); it can't be a coincidence that the Abas of Lynceus founded the city of Abae in Phocis. There were no real Abas'; the term was created to depict the peoples of the real Abae, and so see how that city's name reflected "Euboea."
Now the son of Abas was made Acrisius, and he no doubt depicts the Acritas region of Messenia (see see map of ancient Messenia), across from Methoni. Note Thegamessa and Auritas on either side of Acritas, and ask if these terms were not of the Tigray of Punt who lived in what was anciently "Eritrea." In that picture, Acrisius depicted the same Abantians as depicted by Abas, and the good news is that we can follow the Abantians (and therefore Punt) to the Aciris river in southern Italy; see map of ancient Lucania.
In about a dozen chapters from here, I wrote (some months ago) that Merops of Ethiopia traced to Phocaeans in southern Italy, namely to Pandosia (in Lucania), which is here all the more conspicuous as a version of "Abantian." Behold that Pandosia is smack off the Aciris river!! Not far to the north of Pandosia was Bandusia, which was itself smack next to Bantia (what I identify as Lancelot's father).
There is another Cypselus online, tyrant of Corinth, who is treated as an historical person and yet given what appears to be mythical Eetion/Aeetion as a father. There appears to have been some confusion between he and Cypselos (father of Merope), as though any mythical stories attributed to the real figure should be applied instead to the mythical one. In other words, Eetion should be considered the origin of the Cypselo>Merope bloodline, wherefore it occurs to me that "Ethiopia" may be rooted in the peoples depicted by Eetion...if indeed Cypselos depicted the same as Cepheus. I'm not going to push this; suffice it to say that Cepheus and Aegyptus, or at least some portion of them, ended up in Messenia. This is important.
As the American Freemasons will later be traced forward from Menelaus Spartans, it behooves us to trace Semele only to Menelaus in order to connect her, and therefore, Dionysus, to the United States, for the jump from Menelaus to the Washington Monument is from Messenia.
In the same chapter (about a dozen from now), I show solidly how the America-founding Freemasons are also from the Locrians smack beside Phocis. Keep in mind that when I wrote that chapter, the term "Punt" was not a topic, nor had it been previously. It has become a topic only in this chapter, and so let me add my finding just now: there was a Locrian branch of "Locri Opuntii," who lived in Opuntian Locris...said by Wikipedia to mean "Eastern Locris," though I would contest that definition because Punt/Pontus/Abanti seems a better choice, given the insights now being explained. But behold that Opuntian Locris lay "from the pass of Thermopylae to the mouth of the river Cephissus."
Surely, this Cephissus river is somehow related to the mythical Cepheus of Ethiopia. Since "Cephissus" is the real-life term, note now how it reflects "Hebash." If that's not enough, the article above goes on to say that Locrians "south of this town [Daphnus] were named Opuntii, from Opus, their principal city." Although Opus was in Greece, it tends to clinch my identifying, not only Habesh as Abas, but Abas as a peoples from Opis on the Tigris. I'm not looking for a pat on the back, but am making the point that Abantians, and therefore Euboea itself, now appear rooted in Opus and Opis.
What's more interesting is that these considerations seem to peg the root of the western Atlanteans like so: "[Opus] was located on the coast of mainland Greece opposite Euboea, perhaps at modern Atalandi..." In short, western Atlantis is an Abantian entity, explaining why "Avalon" appears to be a similar, Avvite term. Elephonor, a mythical king of the Abantians, took the bloodline to "Epirus, where they founded the city of Apollonia." While there are several such cities by that name, one may wonder whether "Avalon" wasn't just another one, in honor of Apollo...the wolf worshiper = Avvite.
Now to serve as evidence that Elephanor was from Punt, there is, near what today is Aswan, a locality named "Elephantine," which was "known to the Ancient Egyptians as Abu." Coincidence, or is that a take from "Abae"??? The goddess in the Elephantine region was Anuket/Anqet, evoking the Annakites, but moreso the sacred Ankh.
Could Elephantine have become (via modern play-on-words) the elephant symbol of Freemasonry? I recall that I had tied that symbol to Babar, a fictional elephant that brought French civilization to Africa, for which reason I suspect that the writer was inferring Merovingian-French roots in Ethiopia. I also recall that I had found Enki of Sumeria to have the alternative name, "Babbar," which now fits excellently in the coupling of Anuket with Elephantine. As Enki was Ea in Akkadia, perhaps he was Io in Greece, for "Inachus" was made Io's father. In that picture, Anuket of Elephantine is the Io cult in Ethiopia. I see a possible "Punt" in "Elephantine."
The bloodline of mythical Cephissus married Erechtheus=Butes (Cecrops bloodline), the son of Pandion. In this way, the Cecrops bloodline, depicted as half snake (just like Echidna) but otherwise left unidentified (as to Cecrops' ancestry), is revealed as an Abantian one.
One could then reason that Pandora was herself an Abantian peoples, but because she was created by Hephaestus, he too was an Abantian people. This now allows me to say what I didn't want to mention without evidence, that "Hephaestus" and "Cepheus" are similar terms. I note that Hephaestus, though of Athens (like Cecrops), was also placed in Egypt (my myth writers). As I have identified the "Heph" portion of his name as his Cabero/Aphrodite wife, it adds weight to a Semite, even Hebrew, identity of Cepheus. Note that as Aphrodite was also "Cyprus," it smacks of the root in "Cypselos" (only the "sel" portion needs to be identified).
Herodotus speaks of a temple to Hephaestus in Egypt, and while just reading the article I saw that the historian mentions blocks for the pyramids having been obtained in Ethiopia, for the pyramids of Cheops and his son/brother, Cephre (two real kings). Hmm. In seeing those terms under the discussion at hand, shouldn't we ask if Hephaestus/Cepheus the Cheops-Cephre bloodline? It is said that "Cypselos" means "chest/capsule" in Greek, and perhaps it was deliberately created that way to denote (secretly) a pyramid. Their pyramids are on a plot of ground called "Giza," evoking Gaza, which will have further apparent connection to Cepheus as I discuss the name chosen for Cepheus' wife. "Khufu," the Egyptian alternative spelling of the Greek "Cheops," reflects "Cepheus" well, and in fact the Cephissus river (Muse-land, Greece) is alternatively "Kifissos."
Serving as evidence that historical Cephre was named after Hephaestus, look on this Map of Egypt to see that Memphis was as close to Giza as the shot-put of an anvil. Moreover, and this has huge implications, "Cephre" (alternatively "Kepher") looks like the wife of Hephaestus, Cabero/Aphrodite. This now adds evidence for Africa being named after Aphrodite...though more likely after what she depicted: I say she was the Euphrates-Habur (alternatively "Khabur") region. Indeed, as she was also Cyprus/Kyprus (meaning that the Euphrates peoples named that island, and copper, too), "Egypt" may have been named after Cyprus (note "Coptic"). I hate to break it the Egyptians, but it's beginning to look like Hebrews of the Euphrates (anciently "Apiru") were big-time players in early Egyptian genes.
A further deduction can be made, that since Cepheus was made the king of Ethiopia, the Hebrew Hephaestus bloodline at Memphis extended also into Ethiopia. As Thebes in Greece was a major center of his Kabeiri cult, the mysterious naming of the city of Waset to "Thebes," in ancient Ethiopia, is thereby explained. Moreover, as Hephaestus and Dionysus were exactly the same people in the Greek theater (in that both were given a limp from birth), Hephaestus, and therefore Cepheus, must have depicted the Samaali!!
Cephissus was near Athens, which then explains why Hephaestus was also associated with Athens. I thought to myself that the peoples who named Cephissus were descended from Ephesus elements (Lydia), which then seemed a good theory in that it's a city known to be founded by Amazons...while the Amazon-infested island of Lemnos (sacred to Hephaestus) was just offshore of that city. Behold, I then re-found (something I already published but had forgotten (I do that often); that "Ephesus is believed by many to be the Apasa (or Abasa) mentioned in Hittite sources."
In light of Abas being the father of Acrisius = Acritas of Messenia near Methoni, this is a perfect place to mention that Egyptian Thebes was Waset, what evokes Wassukani, the capital of the Mitanni in the Euphrates-Habur region (I think Methoni was founded by the Mitanni).
I don't know the route that Abas Avvites took to Punt. It may be that they are to be distinguished from the Samaali in that the latter took another route. I'm going to gamble for the time being on the Samaali taking a route through pre-Israel, as a branch of Asian Hatti or Hittites, for we read:"the Hittites swear by the god Abara whose sanctuary was in Samuha."
Could we now identify the "Hittites" (of the historians, to be distinguished from the Biblical Hittites) as those who evolved into Avars? I recall tracing Dionysus, as Bacchus, to Avar realms (modern Dagestan) when I identified him as the Azerbaijan region of Baku/Bakukh. Where Dionysus is strictly viewed as the Ethiopian branch of Hittites, the main stock of Asian Hittites I will view as Bacchus. Do you then see the likelihood that the Samaali were in the first place from Bacchus?
Evidence that these "Hittites" were depicted by Dionysus is in a report from Wikipedia wherein, in a short discussion on Dionysus' roots as per the meaning of the ancient phrase, "god of Nysa," we read: "the Hittites called themselves 'Nesi' and their language 'Nesili'." This is becoming interesting toward the idea that Semele was of Hittite-Samuha stock, and for that reason of the Samosata stock.
I see at least three waves of the "Hittite" peoples, two in Asia, and one in Ethiopia...while the true, Biblical Hittites are being ignored at this point, and may not be related whatsoever. I will say, however, that the Biblical Hittites, said to be Canaanites, may have been from those Asian Hittites/Hatti from whom the Samaali wave entered Punt, but in the meantime were Canaanized (i.e. by Canaan blood). The Asian Hittites of Nysa (wave 2) conquered Hattusa of the Hatti (wave 1), wherefore they were wrongly viewed (by historians) as Hittites, and the error has been so entrenched in modern writings that "Hittite" has been retained in spite of the error being acknowledged.
Another article tells that Nesha/Kanesh (same as Nesi above) was the main city of "Assyrian merchants who had come [to Nesi and Hattusa] from Assur (in the middle Tigris valley...", which could align with my theory where I trace Dionysus to Nuzi, a city just east of the Tigris. This is why I'm looking at the possibility of Semele settling with these Tigris "Hittites" when she arrived to Asia (from Ethiopia).
While Nuzi was a non-Semite entity in the beginning, its link to the Chaldean Hebrews is easily pegged:
"Nuzu was the capital of the Hurrians, the Old Testament Horites, a non-Semitic group...by the eighteenth century B.C. the Horites had occupied the region known in texts as Subaru, that is, the Tigris-Habor-Euphrates area, and under Mitanni leadership they became dominant in the Alalakh-Ras Shamra (Ugarit) district of Syria as well as southern Anatolia"
(Zondervan Bible Atlas, page 49).
Zowie, that looks like Dionysus peoples moving in with the Hebrew Chaldeans, and later forming a Mittani alliance exactly where the seven-headed Lotan dragon was situated (in Ugarit). It would make sense that the Samaali, in pre-Israel, then joined this Bacchus-Dionysus branch, called the Mitanni, and together they came to Lydia as a third dragon wave (where Abas was the first, and the Hatti the second).
Dionysus is not a person, but a people, wherefore he can be viewed as the Nuzi Horites that settled Hattusa, the Habur region, as well as becoming the Tigrinya of Punt. I even suspect that when this Tigrinya stock got to the Trojan theater, it was dubbed, "Teucer." As mythical Teucer was the other half of the Trojans, it's interesting that there was a second Teucer who was made the son of king Telamon of Salamis. The Parian Marble told that a Teucer also founded (another) Salamis, in Cyprus. I think all Teucers are the same, and quite apparently the term depicted a Delymite>Solymi peoples. If this Dionysus-Teucer link is true, then Dionysus peoples made up the non-Dardanus side of the Trojans. [Update December 2007 Telamon was "Telmun/Talmun" in the pagan Etruscan cult. I had traced the Delymites to the Iranian region of Telmun (moderm Bahrain). End Update]
If not for understanding the Maeander river as central to the cult, I would not have realized what "Scamander," Teucer's father, referred to. Doesn't he look like Saka-Maeander? That's a good theory because Teucer looks like code for Togarmites, who were elsewhere Tocharians and therefore close to Saka tribes. Of course Nuzi is the word here, and so behold Herodotus (the man who I think was deeper into the dragon cult than any other historian), how he inadvertently reveals a Nuzi branch in Ethiopia:
"The Aithiopians nearest to Egypt...those who dwell about the holy Nysa where Dionysos [Osiris] is the god of their festivals." - Herodotus, Histories 3.97
Carruumbabbu, what a find!! Am I dreaming? You can see in the square brackets, which are not mine, that the owner of the article couldn't make sense of Dionysus being in Ethiopia, and so changed him to Osiris. But as we have the Samaali and the Tigray in Ethiopia, Dionysus is expected there, and as Herodotus knew that he was there, Herodotus must have been an Illuminati insider. The owner of the article also says that Herodotus identified mount Nysa (which probably didn't exist by that name) as "Barkal in Upper Nubia."
I kid you not, that the above word, "Carruumbabbu," was created by me out of the blue to sound African. A minute after writing it, I went to see where Barkal was located, and the first webpage I came to said that it was "beside the present town of Karima." I kid you not, it happened just that way. At the webpage below, you can find that the location of this mountain was on the Nile is Sudan not far across from Eritrea = Ethiopian Punt (as distinguished from Somalian Punt).
Egyptians extended their domain to Barkal in about 1450 BC (say the historians), and remained until the Nubians took the region. It should prove true that this expansion was mythical Aegyptus spreading as far as Ethiopia in the character of Cepheus his "brother." Another article says: "A five-foot-high ram statue graces the entrance of the Amun temple at Jebel Barkal. For unknown reasons, the ram became an animal sacred to the Nubians." I'd say that Armenians were there, for a ram was sacred to certain Armenians.
Cadmo-Phoenicians, from whom came Semele, settled down with and married Harmonia because both depicted Armenian peoples. But where did they give birth to Semele?
"According to another account, Harmonia was from Samothrace and was the daughter of Zeus and Electra, her brother Iasion being the founder of the [Kabeiri] mystic rites celebrated on the island."
Quite often in myth two varied accounts are both true, each using different terms for the same people group. In another version, Harmonia was born from Aphrodite, and because I peg her as Cabero, on the mouth of the Hebros river, one can now see why Harmonia was also placed in Samothrace, just offshore of the Hebros delta. My point in the brackets is, Harmonia is beginning to look like a Samosata people, explaining all the more why the Semele portion of Cadmus would settle down with her.
The fact that Hephaestus was the leader of the Kabeiri cult, and that he and Dionysus (not to mention Cepheus) were one, could at first glance make it appear that the cult derived from Semele, which in turn explains how the cult arrived to Samothrace, and then to Thebes. There must be a reason why a Semele-like term was defined by the Chaldean Kabala as something akin to Satan, for look at this quote: "Samael, the Prince of Darkness, the Angel of Death or Poison. [As defined by the] Hebreo-Chaldean Qabbalah." It is my opinion that the Kabeiri cult was just that, a cult of drug poisoning and spiritual death...not much different than the sex, drugs and rock'n roll of modern times.
The problem is, the Kabeiri cult could not have developed in Ethiopia, for surely, as the name would imply, was a product of the Habur river, Chaldea. We find the Habur immediately to the south of Samosata. It can therefore be deduced that the Kabeiri cult was not from Semele, but rather was established by Samosata elements before Semele arrived. It's known that it was brought to Samothrace by Dardanus, for the brother of Dardanus, Iasion, is said to have started the cult. Dardanus is code for the Great Tart, Kybele herself, the Chaldean Kabala from Samosata = Semiramis > Aphrodite in Cyprus > Cabero at the Hebros river > Harmonia in Samothrace. In this way, Harmonia was a Samosata migration. See map of Samosata environs.
Some in-the-know myth writer wrote that Cadmus (Cadusii from Phoenicia) married Harmonia (Cabero's daughter = Kabeiri cult at Samothrace) and together they had Semele (carrier of the Kabeiri cult to Dionysus elements in Lydia and Lemnos). It can be assumed that Cadmo-Phoenicians met Harmonia in Samothrace, and from there they brought the cult to Thebes...where myth has them living together. Semele ought to begin showing up in or near Thebes, therefore, which is where we find the Cephissus river. Another major Kabeiri-cult center was in Samos:
"Samia, a daughter of the river-god Maeander, and wife of Ancaeus, by whom she became the mother of Samos. Samia also occurs as a surname of Hera, which is derived from her temple and worship in the island of Samos."
The Dionysus cult was on the Maeander as the insane Maenads known to have depicted it. Samia on that river was simply the organ of the cult (as per my deduction that it derived from Samosata), and from the mouth of the Maeander it spilled over, and named, the island of Samos. It would therefore seem concrete-hard that Samia was an aspect of Semele. Hera, mother of Ares, was likely nothing other than Ares (both from the Aras river, Armenia), explaining why Harmonia was made a daughter of Ares as well (as Aphrodite), by which I mean to say that Ares started out at Samos before becoming the Thraco dragon (i.e. Harmonia) at Samothrace. Onshore of Samothrace was Thrace.
Samia, and her husband (Ancaeus) from Samos, bore Perilaus, what I would interpret as Pari Muses (Mysia) evolving into the Laus Deo (or "Laus Dio") written atop the Washington Monument. Details in coming chapters.
Many Kizzes of an Armed Enemy
The convergence at Kizzuwatna of competing Assi tribes
saw self-interested allies making treaties that
re-shaped the Hermes cult at Sipylus.