The Pardu

The Pardu
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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ancestry And History Forgotten Will Be History Lost!








Unraveling the Origins of the Mysterious ancient Olmec People


The ancient Olmec civilization thrived from about 1500 BCE to about 400 BCE in the south-central American regions knows and identified today as Vera Cruz and Tabasco, México. The ancient Olmec Natives are believed to be the 1st of the Mesoamerican civilizations, from which many other civilizations and cultures developed. It is also known from the archeological information derived from ancient Olmec cities that their culture and civilization had trade routes spanning at least as far as Guatemala. Many artistic representations of the ancient Olmec people bear Ethiopian features, leading many researchers to speculate that the fore-bearers of the Olmec's were great travelers.


There are many ancient ruins sites throughout the area known today as Veracruz, México. If you ask most people today about their knowledge of the ancient cultures in México, most will automatically respond to and refer to the Mayan and the Aztec civilizations. True, but the fact is in the area now known as Veracruz, México, other ancient cultures had also flourished as well, those being the Huasteca, Totonac, and very ancient Olmec people. In fact, the Olmec people are considered to be the oldest known culture in all of the American continent. They are believed to be the first of the Mesoamerican civilizations from which most other civilizations developed thereafter. Most of the artistic representations of these ancient Olmec people bear Ethiopian features, leading many researchers to only speculate that the fore-bearers of the Olmec's were great travelers. It is also known from the archeological information derived from ancient Olmec cities that the civilization had trade routes spanning at least as far as Guatemala.


It is believed the spirituality of the ancient Olmec people closely resembles the Shamanism of the Native American cultures in which humans take on certain features of revered animals. In the case of the Olmec people, their most powerful animal spirit was the Jaguar.


In northern Veracruz, México there is a huge ruins site known as El Tajin. In southern Veracruz, México giant carved stone heads were found dating back to the Olmec period around 1250 B.C. Some are burial sites and some have impressive stone pyramids, temples, ball courts, and stories of human sacrifices to their gods carved in stone.


Modern "scholars" today are completely baffled by the true origins of these mysterious Olmec people. They cannot explain how a megalithic culture suddenly "appeared", fully formed and fully functional in Mesoamerica. The huge African-looking stone heads along side the obviously Caucasian looking stone heads on the stelae of La Venta and Monte Alban only further the confusion and continue to baffle archaeologists and anthropologists today. Instead of taking heed of the Native traditions and the works of the earliest historians of the Middle Ages, these modern "experts" today are literally stumbling around in darkness, capable of only inventing hypothesis after hypothesis which neither satisfy nor solve the riddles of the ancient Olmec people. So the mystery of these mysterious people continue today.
Just thought I would introduce some of you to these ancient Olmec People who once inhabited the region known today as Veracruz, México . Not many people know about the Olmec's or that they even existed. I learned of the ancient Olmec's while tracing my own family ancestry as back as the history goes. My own father's family history only "suggests" ties and lineage to these ancient people through his grandmother. My great grandmother was a true born Native from Veracruz, México who had migrated here to the North America after meeting and marrying my great grandfather while he was visiting Veracruz as a "tourist" so many, many, many years go. They built their home raised their family here by working the lands by "share cropping" in East Texas. It was a hard life, according to my father, but they survived. After my great grandmother passed away at the age of 72, my great grandfather returned to Veracruz, México and he, too eventually passed away there years later and is buried there.
***Note to readers - I am sharing some of my own personal family history and ancestry, my father married my CHOCTAW mother in 1948 so my Native ancestry is a mix of both North and South American First Peoples and cultures so....absolute NATIVE PRIDE HERE!!

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