Aliens in the dreamtime

Discussion in 'General Mythology' started by ImpatientTypist, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. ImpatientTypist

    ImpatientTypist New Member

    I recently did a bit of a deeper study into the Aborigines and their mythology as a whole.

    One myth in particular, which can be found in three tribes situated in the Kimberley region of Australia, the Wandjina's, seems to stem from a sort 'alien origin', which supports the idea that earlier civilizations were at least approached or aided by a higher power.

    What makes it even more interesting is the 'white beings' depicted by a natural 'black society'. Of course the whiteness could simply be a way to represent them as more than the average aborigine. In a way being an opposite representation of their own people. Thus, different not only in story, but also visually.

    It is also said that they 'went back into the sky' and also taught the people their rites and rituals.

    Although this can also be found in many Aboriginal myths, who were taught by ancestor spirits and still keep them going today.

    Has anyone done any further research into the idea that older civilizations were approached by extra terrestrials?

    I find the idea quite interesting, and it was rather fun to find such a delightful surprise hidden in the vast spans of Aboriginal Mythologies :)
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2017
  2. KennyAlbano

    KennyAlbano New Member

    Have you ever heard of something called cargo cults. I don't know if this could be part of what you are referring to when you mention aboriginal tribes sometimes worshipping and depicting white beings that fly away. It has been observed in a number of indigenous tribes that when white explorers came in planes in recent history the tribes would diefy the white man who had a flying object which may have not been seen up close by the tribe before and sometimes the planes the "white god" came on brought supplies such as food and water so the tribes would sometimes sensibly pray for the white god to come bring back supplies for them. Its similar I think to the ideas of rain dances and such.
  3. KennyAlbano

    KennyAlbano New Member

  4. KennyAlbano

    KennyAlbano New Member

    To your idea of aliens visiting aboriginal tribes in the past and present, one book I have heard a lot about advocating this hypothesis is Chariots of the Gods written by the German author Erich von daniken. While I have not personally read this book I believe it was the inspiration for the history channels television program ancient aliens which is a series detailing what is known by its members as ancient astronaut theory. The main hypotheses of ancient astronaught astronaut theory is that in the past and present aliens have visited earth and have noticeably influenced our societies.

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