Could the Dogon be Descendants of Ancient Egyptians?
The precise origin of the Dogon, like those of many other ancient
cultures, is undetermined. Their civilization emerged, in much the same
manner as ancient Sumer, both sharing tales of their creation by gods who came from the sky in space ships, who allegedly will return one day.
The early histories are informed by oral traditions that differ
according to the Dogon clan being consulted and archaeological
excavation much more of which needs to be conducted.
Because of these inexact and incomplete sources, there are a
number of different versions of the Dogon's origin myths as well as
differing accounts of how they got from their ancestral homelands to
the Bandiagara region. The people call themselves 'Dogon' or 'Dogom',
but in the older literature they are most often called 'Habe', a Fulbe
word meaning 'stranger' or 'pagan'.
Certain theories suggest the tribe to be of ancient Egyptian descent
- the Dogon next migrating to the region now called Libya, then moving
on to somewhere in the regions of Guinea or Mauritania.
The religious beliefs of the Dogon are enormously complex and knowledge
of them varies greatly within Dogon society. Dogon religion is defined
primarily through the worship of the ancestors and the spirits whom
they encountered as they slowly migrated from their obscure ancestral
homelands to the Bandiagara cliffs. They were called the 'Nommo'
Allegedly, when the Dogon left Egypt, they brought with them sacred
knowledge in the form of oral traditions, perhaps handed down by the
ancient priests of Egypt.
The Dogon creational tale is laced with metaphors that are similar to other legends of creation
throughout the world. One need only compare them and understand their
metaphoric content, to understand the nature of our reality, past,
present, and future.
According to Dogon mythology, Nommo was the first living being created by Amma, the sky god and creator of the universe.
He soon multiplied to become six pairs of twins. [This is a
metaphor for one source/soul splitting into two - yin /yang, when it
enters into the electromagnetic energies of third dimension. See Tween flames.
One twin rebelled against the order established by Amma, thereby
destabilizing the universe. [The focus in our duality has always been
to restore balance, through healing, especially as many myths foretell
that at the end of time there will be a judgement day.]
In order to purify the cosmos and restore its order, Amma
sacrificed another of the Nommo, whose body was cut up and scattered
throughout the universe. This distribution of the parts of the Nommo's
body is seen as the source for the proliferation of Binu shrines
throughout the Dogon region. (This is similar to the story of Isis- Osiris and Horus
The Dogon are famous for their astronomical knowledge taught through
oral tradition, dating back thousands of years, referencing the star
system, Sirius is the dog star. It is linked with the Egyptian goddess Isis.
The astronomical information known by the Dogon since that time, was
not discovered and verified until the 19th and 20th centuries, making
one wonder how the Dogon came by this knowledge. Their oral traditions
say it was given to them by the Nommo. The source of their information
may date back to the time of the ancient Egyptian priests.
Exiled Egyptians By an Egyptian Author Moustafa Gaddallahttp://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0965250962/ref=sib_dp_pt/105-4634999-5787662#reader-link