Friday, April 10, 2015

Cherokees Spoke Greek and came from East Mediterranean



A cave entrance overlooking the Redbird River, 

a tributary of the South Fork of the Kentucky River in Clay County, 

Kentucky in the Daniel Boone National Forest, has inscriptions which according  to Kenneth B. Tankersley of the University of Cincinnati display a nineteenth-century example of writing in the Cherokee syllabary.

A local resident (Burchell) recognizes Greek writing in one inscription (called Christian Monogram #2) but his reading is unsatisfactory for a number of reasons.


Another record of Greek-speaking people in ancient America is the Possum Creek Stone, discovered by Gloria Farley in Oklahoma in the 1970s. It is discussed by her in Volume 2 of In Plain Sight as proof that the man history knows as Sequoyah did not invent the Cherokee syllabary.

The inscription can be read as Greek, HO-NI-KA-SA or ‘o nikasa, i.e. “This is the one who takes the prize of victory,” a common inscription for the pedestal upon which victors were crowned at athletic games. The use is Homeric, and the spelling Doric.

A piece of evidence helps fill in the background of the arrival of Greeks in North America. Dating earlier time than its Mississipian Period context, it commemorates a peace treaty between the Cherokee and Shawnee. The Cherokee chief wears a horse-hair crested helmet and carries the spear and shield of a Greek hoplite.

In the Red Record or Walam Olum, we learn that before crossing the Mississippi, somewhere along the south bank of the Missouri, the Algonquians or Lenni Lenape (Delaware Indians), who are later allied with the Cherokee, encounter a foreign tribe they call the Stonys. Cherokee legends about Stone-coat demonstrate that the original Cherokee had metal armor and weapons.



To sum up, the Red Bird Petroglyph is a Greek inscription from the 2nd to 3rd century c.e., as announced recently by the Archeological Institute of America and the New York Times

The Cherokee language, which today is Iroquoian, is the result of a relexification process in the distant past. It contains many relics of words of Greek origin, especially in the area of government, military terminology, mythology, athletics and ritual. Cherokee music also reflects Greek origins. The Cherokee Indians are, quite literally, the Greeks of Native America.

Keynote address for Ancient American History and Archeology Conference, Sandy, Utah, April 2, 2010Possum Creek Stone and Anomalous Cherokee DNA Point to East Mediterranean Origins (PPT)


Greek Words and Customs in Cherokee

Greek
Meaning
Cherokee
Meaning
alomenoi


dakos

dasis

tynchana

etheloikeoi

gennadas

huios Dios

illo, illas*


kakotechneo

kanon

karanos

kateis*

kerux

mona*

neika*

Ogyges

ouktenna

oulountata

skia

stix

tanawa*

(hoi en) telei

theatas*

theatron

Thrax

typho
wanderers (in a hopeless sense)

noxious, devouring beast, whale

hairy, shaggy like a beast

things that befall

volunteer settlers

noble

Son of Zeus (title of Herakles)

wrap, twist; rope


base arts, perjury, fraud

straight-edge used by athletes

a chief

assembly

herald

stopping place, way-station

contest

titan of Greek mythology

one not killed

declared healthy

ghost, shade

abominable

astronomical instrument

those in authority

spectator in a play

theater, assembly

 Thracian

raise a smoke, make sacrifice
eloh’; elohi


dakwa

dachi

tikano

eshelokee

kanat(i)

Su-too Jee

kilohi


kaktunta

kanuga

Koranu**

cahtiyis

skarirosken**

mona

anetcha

Ootschaye

Uktena

oolungtsata

atchina

Stichi

Tchlanua

tilihi

tetchata

tetchanun

tchaskiri**

Tathtowe,
 
migrants, wanderers; earth


mythic great fish

hairy water monster

history

Cherokee; original people

doctor, hunter

mythic strong man

twisted hair clan (cf. Hawaiian hilo)

taboo regulation

scraper used by ballplayers

war chief title

assembly house

speaker, herald

land where the Elohi tarried

ballplay

rival of Sutoo Jee (Herakles)

name of a dragon or serpent

divining crystal for health

ghost; cedar

name of dangerous serpent

Great Hawk

brave, warrior

Playful Cherokee fairy

ceremonial enclosure

sorcerer, Stoneclad

ceremonial title; firecracker  (smoke) bringer (Santa Claus)
 

extracts from the: http://dnaconsultants.com

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