Black African Origin Of The Ancient Greeks (Parts 1 and 2) – Dr. Anu Mauro

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Black African Origins Of The Ancient Greeks Parts 1 and 2

By: Dr. Anu Mauro

It was common knowledge in ancient times that the Greeks were a spin-off of ancient and most revered Ethiopians. The Greeks themselves recorded their much vaunted relationship with the ancient Ethiopians heros in their holy books which narrate accounts of mythological Ethiopian derived heros such as
Hercules, Persus, Athene, Cassopia, Andromeda etc.

Below are some relevant myths (edited) with ‘exploratory’ notes.

ONE

MYTH NO. 8 –THE GREEK MYTHS: VOLUME 1

THE BIRTH OF ATHENE

According to the Pelasgians, the goddess Athene was born beside Lake Tritonis in Libya, where she was found and nurtured by the three nymphs of Libya, who dress in goat-skins. As a girl she killed her play-mate, Pallas, by accident, while they were engaged in friendly combat with spear and shield and, in token of grief, set Pallas’s name before her own. (hence the name PALLAS ATHENE) — Pg. 44

NOTE ON TEXT — By Robert Graves
1. Plato identified Athene, patroness of Athens, with the Libyan god-dess Neith, .. the aegis…. a magical goat-skin bag containing a serpent and protected by a Gorgon mask, was Athene’s long before Zeus claimed to be her father. Goat-skin aprons were the habitual costume of Libyan girls, and Pallas merely means ‘maiden’, or ‘youth’. Herodotus writes (iv. 189):

‘Athene’s garments and aegis were borrowed by the Greeks from the Libyan women, who are dressed in exactly the same way, except that their leather garments are fringed with thongs, not serpents.’ Ethiopian girls still wear this costume, which is sometimes ornamented with cowries, a yonic symbol.
— Robert Graves The Greek Myths: Published by Penguin Books

2…….Herodotus indicates that the loud cries of triumph, olulu, ololu, uttered in honour of Athene were of Libyan origin. . — Robert Graves: The Greek Myths.

NOTE by Anu Mauro
3. This noise producing activity in our time is now actually called
‘ullulation.’ It is the yodel like celebratory cry quite common all
across south Saharan Africa among contemporary African female populations.

Also use of this cry is still retained in the African descended cultures in the Levant (Palestine Syria Egypt etc. ) –Anu Mauro.

NOTE ON TEXT — By Robert Graves
4. Pottery finds suggest a Libyan immigration into Crete as early as 4000 B.C. ; and a large number of goddess-worshipping Libyan refugees from the Western Delta seem to have arrived there when Upper and Lower Egypt were forcibly united under the First Dynasty about the year 3000 B.C. The First Minoan Age began soon afterwards, and Cretan culture spread to Thrace and
Early Helladic Greece. —- Robert Graves The Greek Myths: 1

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PART TWO

But then who were the Libyans and how are they also connected to Perseus and Andromeda and Ethiopians? …especially bearing in mind that Chemmis, located on the Nile was the name given to ancient Egypt and also translates as black or charred and that the entire continent of Africa west of Egypt
was know as Lybia in ancient times. The two word answer is ‘origins’ and ‘ancestry.’

GREEK MYTH 60 –THE GREEK MYTHS: VOLUME 1

BELUS AND THE DANAAIDS

a. KING BELUS, who ruled at Chemmis in the Thebaid, was the son of Libya by Poseidon, and twin-brother of Agenor. His wife Anchinoe daughter of Nilus, bore him the twins Aegyptus and Danaus, and a third son third son, Cepheus.

Aegyptus was given Arabia as his kingdom; but also subdued the country of the Melampodes, (blackfeet) and named it Egypt after himself.

b. Fifty sons were born to him of various mothers: Libyans, Arabians, Phoenicians, and the like. Danaus, (who was) sent to rule Libya, had fifty daughters called the Danaids, also born of various mothers: Naiads, Hamadryads. Egyptian princesses of Elephantis and Memphis, Ethiopians, and the like.

c. On Belus’s death, the twins quarrelled over their inheritance, and as a conciliatory gesture Aegyptus proposed a mass-marriage between the fifty princes and the fifty princesses. Danaus, suspecting a plot would not consent and when an oracle confirmed his fears that Aegyptus had it in his mind to kill all the Danaids, prepared to flee from Libya.

d. With Athene’s assistance, he built a ship for himself and his daughters – the first two-prowed vessel that ever took to sea – and they sailed towards Greece together, by way of Rhodes.

i. Aegyptus now sent his sons to Argos, forbidding them to return until they had punished Danaus and his whole family. On their arrival, they begged Danaus to reverse his former decision and let them marry his daughters – intending, however, to murder them on the wedding night. When he still refused, they laid siege to Argos.

j. When the siege was lifted a mass-marriage was arranged, and Danaus paired off the couples: his choice being made in some cases because the bride and bridegroom had mothers of equal rank, or because their names were similar – thus Cleite, Sthenele, and Chrysippe married Cleitus, Sthenelus, and Chrysippus

k. During the wedding-feast Danaus secretly doled out sharp pins which his daughters were to conceal in their hair; and at midnight each stabbed her husband through the heart. There was only one survivor; on Artemis’s advice, Hypermnestra saved the life of Lynceus, because he had spared her maidenhead; and helped him in his flight to the city of Lyncea, sixty furlongs away.

1. The murdered men’s heads were buried at Lema, and their bodies given full funeral honours below the walls of Argos; ….Athene and Hermes purified the Danaids in the Lemaean Lake with Zeus’s permission. Lynceus later killed Danaus, and reigned in his stead.

Meanwhile, Aegyptus had come to Greece, but when he learned lphis sons’ fate, fled to Aroe, where he died, and was buried at Patrae in a sanctuary of Serapis

NOTE ON TEXT — By Robert Graves
l. This myth records the early arrival in Greece of Helladic colonists (from Palestine, by way of Rhodes, and their introduction of agriculture into the Peloponnese. It is claimed that they included emigrants from Lybia and Ethiopia, which seems probable. — Robert Graves The Greek Myths: 1

NOTE ON TEXT — by Anu Mauro
This myth also clearly suggests that the children of Dana-us i.e. the Danaids were of African or Ethiopic origin on both their maternal and paternal sides…note their mothers place origins, as well as the paternal connection with Aegyptus, Cepheus and Belus. –Anu Mauro.

NOTE ON TEXT — by James Brunson
” Throughout the Greek legends, an Africoid or dark-skinned people are associated with Danaus and the Danaids. (The poet) Aeschylus’s, “Suppliant Maidens”, describes the Danides as “Black and smitten by the “sun”. (In the poem) when the Danaids claim an ethnic kinship to Epaphos, son of Zeus, the Argive king Pelops, rebukes them:

Nay, strangers, what ye tell is past belief
For me to hear, that ye from Argos spring
For ye to Libyan women are most like,
And no wise to our native maidens here.””

—- James Brunson : The African Presence in the Ancient Mediterranean: Isles and Mainland Greece Pg. 48 African Presence in Early Europe– Edited by Ivan Van Sertima

NOTE ON TEXT — by Anu Mauro
So this places Ethiopics not only in the early migrant populations that settled in Greece but the Danaid link can also be used to connect Perseus himself to dark skinned Ethiopic elements not to mention Andromeda and her parents . This can be gleaned from the next installment of Greek myth (Part 3) wherein the great-grand father of Perseus, his grandfather as well as his mother are shown to have had Danaaid (hence African) connections.

— Anu Mauro


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132 thoughts on “Black African Origin Of The Ancient Greeks (Parts 1 and 2) – Dr. Anu Mauro”

  1. After reading through much of the banter from those who doubt the validity of true African history. I say if Egyptians weren’t Black why has so much been done by whites to hide ancient African artifacts and documents? In addition, why spend so much time, money, and energy to discredit Black writers of true African history? Truly, all one has to do is observe. Whites go into lands occupied by others claim it and then destroy the present culture by removing, hiding, or burning written or painted accounts of these people’s origins. I say stop the denial and observe. All one has to do is look at the fake Iraq war. The Iraqi people never asked for US intervention, yet that is what whites claim. I’m sure that in a 1000 years it’ll be said, by whites, that these people didn’t have any history either. Keep writing Anu Mauro. People need to be aware of these truths whether white supremists try to discredit you or not. I will most assuredly share your findings.

  2. So this state’s what books like ‘Black Athena’ have been saying all along, the Greeks were of African origin… I mean are you surprised by this? Look at their fuzzy hair for the most part… Modern Greeks for the most part are Turkish refugees from Asian-Minor…. SKOP propaganda? The only propaganda is that of Greece, the whole nation is a lie, supported by British Helenophiles… According to ‘Greeks’ everyone and everything is Greek, end of story… Their stupidity is compounded by the simple fact that ‘Greeks’ claim everything as their own… Turkish coffee is but one mere example of their stupidity and arrogance!!
    There are no Greeks in Greece, Just Albanians, Turks, Macedonians and Bulgarians who have been baptized as ‘Greek’

  3. BlkAmerican replied:

    After reading through much of the banter from those who doubt the validity of true African history. I say if Egyptians weren’t Black why has so much been done by whites to hide ancient African artifacts and documents? In addition, why spend so much time, money, and energy to discredit Black writers of true African history? Truly, all one has to do is observe. Whites go into lands occupied by others claim it and then destroy the present culture by removing, hiding, or burning written or painted accounts of these people’s origins. I say stop the denial and observe. All one has to do is look at the fake Iraq war. The Iraqi people never asked for US intervention, yet that is what whites claim. I’m sure that in a 1000 years it’ll be said, by whites, that these people didn’t have any history either. Keep writing Anu Mauro. People need to be aware of these truths whether white supremists try to discredit you or not. I will most assuredly share your findings.

    I agree, but of course it was these ‘whites’ Britain that created modern Greece at the expense of other Balkan peoples with their map-drawing so of course they do not want the truth about ancient Egypt to come out just like they do not want the truth about Macedonia to surface… Up until 1988 Macedonia did not exist, it was northern Greece, funny how all of the sudden it is 3,000 years of ‘Greek’ history. The nerve of the ‘Greek’ usurpers is unparalleled, the so called birthplace of democracy has a terrible human rights record and to this day denies the existence of minorities. How anyone takes them seriously is beyond me!

  4. If the Greeks were indeed “blacks”, how come they look so much like Europeans?
    Oh, let me guess:
    White people have been creating busts of them, then passing them off as “white”.
    And once again you guys seem to love the notion of “Afreeka beez superiah”, yet constantly lay claim to any (and every) “advanced” non-African culture in history.

    Soon it’s gonna reach the point where “everyone’s beez blaq ’til 1930, den dem raciss YTz took ova deh world!”

  5. Oh, and if Africans are indeed “that much superior” to whites: WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO AFRICANS SINCE EGYPT?

    One would believe that such an “advanced civilisation” would have been able to survive, or at least pass on their collective knowledge to other African kingdoms: Sadly, this is not the case.

  6. nubianem, you seem to be racist, and white seems to be evilous for you, even if itisnt.. i think the truth is, both are, all of us are evilous, no exception in black or white, so stop thinking like a computer in 1 and 0s…we have to make one difference, people always talk about cushite/ethiopian, this is the mistake of the lifetime…ethiopia was always sudan and not abysinnia, in origin!!!because the origin of abysinnia/”ethiopia” was kush, which is/was located in egypt!!!, when the greeks talk about ethiopia, they meant everything southern from sudan, not southern from egypt, because sudan/ethiopia was always part of chemia/egypt, before they started waring eachother…so ethiopia in greek origin is mainly starting from kenia/tansania eastern southwards until southafrica and even somtimes western of southafrica..so dont mix up geographical locations, and use them as you want…i also think that all this origin think is hellshit, because we never know what mother earth has still in secret for us, which was never found yet…uno say it started in africa, som say it started in mesopotamia and so on…dont you see that this is playing games like children? we r human, all of us, out of 1 origin, who is god the creator, out of his blood, so 1 blood…!thinkabout it and stop getting complicated, because of each ones skincolour, is like when you say a green apple is tasting better than a red-coloured apple, hahahaha…think about it… always trying to find a reason to hate each other, this is a racists mission…but i wonder about 1 thing, i dont know the answer…there is a “sickness” in africa, im shure you know it, i dont know the name of it…but som “negroids” have pigment problems, they start getting white…so then you can see that a negroid under his black colour, truly is white/redish, does som1 have a true solution to that? but all i wanted to say, is that egypt was never negroid, they were brown or whatever, but we know from their writings, that they always made a differnce between themselves and negroids, just look to nowadays ethiopia/abysinnia/addisababa, they are doing the same, making abig difference between nileeastafrican and the rest/negroid looking/broad nose and so on…so dont forget, it started in egypt first, you also have to make a differnce, mayb there were earlier civilizations than egyptian/ethiopian, but they never left somthing usefull for their followers, for the world, mayb the abysinnians, mayb the lybians, but the one who left the most usefull and still used things/heritage, is and was egypt, nobody can say somthing against it,..egypt is the mother of the world, as they say in arabic… the colour never minded to them at their time, never, nowadays because of media and even bible, we do so, but greeks, romans, egyptians were never racists, they didnt make a difference between a black or white slave, but this is another topic

  7. by the way, look at the orthodox copts (egyptian orthodox christians), they are the direct descendents of the pharaos, even before they got colonialized…if you look at their colour, you will find all kind of colours from white to black, they never mixed up with arabs or muslim, because the ancient egyptians, werenot in 1 colour, they always had all kind of colours, because of their geographical location, the more, jus look at the nowadays abysinnians, they look like egyptians, or egyptians like them, but the abysinnians are jus a little more dark because of the sun in the south, the root is still the same, and the root could never be human, it must be godly

  8. I suggest you go to sacred-texts.com and download “wonderful Ethiopians” published in 1926 and is about ten years research. come back and comment when you have read it

  9. I can only assume that since many here have come to debunk the article posted above that it also means these same ones believe africa has no history? Did africa never have culture(s)? Were african unintelligent? Seems to me that people will go out of their way to keep trying to “prove” how inferior africans and their descendents are. I don’t care about africa having related history to the ancient greeks. I just want to know what the hell happened in africa before it became a place where africans are discriminated against in their own land by foreigners and by their own people.

  10. “I can only assume that since many here have come to debunk the article posted above that it also means these same ones believe africa has no history?”

    This is a very senseless “statement”, though I would be loathe to call it such. I only debunk these “articles” because they are blatant, self-aggrandising lies: Would you appreciate it if we declared that Timbuktu, Mali and other African empires were in fact European? Most of the “articles” posted here are the usual “if tere wuz no bruthas teh honkees/chinkz/jooz wuld have no si-vi-li-sa-shun”

    “Did africa never have culture(s)?”

    The continent had “cultures”, however you’re argument is quite fallacious, as it equates criticism of the blatant theft of other cultures with “denial” that the ancestors of the thieves had “cultures”.

    “Were african unintelligent?”

    *Sigh*
    Well, when I.Q. tests consistently show African-Americans have an I.Q. of around 85, yet when these tests are criticised no alternative I.Q. tests are put forward…

    “Seems to me that people will go out of their way to keep trying to “prove” how inferior africans and their descendents are.”

    …just as African-Americans cannot go a day without “some” form of violence, whether it be physical, sexual etc, or “railing against the Vast YT Conspiracy” that’s “holding them down”.

    “I don’t care about africa having related history to the ancient greeks.”

    No, of course not!

    “I just want to know what the hell happened in africa before it became a place where africans are discriminated against in their own land by foreigners and by their own people.”

    Yet again, we are falling into the fallacious Afrocentrism argument of “If you criticise our theories, you are racist/discriminatory/Eurocentric” And are we still talking about Egypt? Are you so sure that Egypt was “black” just because it was in Africa? According to your logic, therefore “all” whites/arabs/asians etc in Africa are also “native Africans”.

    Some people never learn…

  11. ^^Jypshit

    We have seen low class white trash like yu on this web site before. Their common denominators are ignorance, inability to read and an atrocious vocabulary.

    You need to go study how to read and write properly before I would take you on the substantive issues discussed here which you have confessed are way beyond your current repertoire of knowledge.

    This is no place for any racist dog to come grandstand. One last warning for you before I burn you to blazes…desist with all that small minded anachronistic colonial idiocy. This is Rastalive Wire! We are electric here, beware we burn and shock the fools!!!

    Jahdey

  12. hi,im from Macedonia..
    Macedonians are white people..like Alexander III Macedonian..
    greeks are so mixed people..
    modern greeks are mix of sub-saharans,arabs,turks,turkich christians,albanians,vlachs…
    in greece today living ~300.000-400.000 Macedonians,and they are white…
    other greeks are so dark…
    i`m visit so many times greece…
    i`m not racialist..
    but..greeks are so funny…
    proof?…greek DNA..here
    http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/ConciseMacedonia/Y_Hromosomes.pdf

  13. “We have seen low class white trash like yu (sic) on this web site before. Their common denominators are ignorance, inability to read and an atrocious vocabulary”

    One of the Afrocentrist’s most prominent “weapons” in the war for ignorance is to attack the opponent personally, rather than bother at a “refutation” of their points. Yes Jahdey, I’ve met your kind before, and every attempt at “debating” their ignorance has led to childish antics, such as your “post” (though I would be loathe to call it such).

    “You need to go study how to read and write properly before I would take you on the substantive issues discussed here which you have confessed are way beyond your current repertoire of knowledge.”

    Translation: I am too lazy to bother to refute your argument, therefore I’ll just insult your “spelling/grammar” etc.

    “This is no place for any racist dog to come grandstand. One last warning for you before I burn you to blazes…desist with all that small minded anachronistic colonial idiocy. This is Rastalive Wire! We are electric here, beware we burn and shock the fools!!!”

    No, it’s a place for Afrocentrist ignorance to fester in the minds of those bitter at having little-to-no contributions to the modern world.

    And i don’t mind: You can “burn” as many of us as you want, but as long as “someone” stands up to the blatant theft of history by Afrocentrists (who are, strangely enough, always black…) then we win!

  14. ^^Jypeshit

    Do you have a baccularate? Do you even have a college diploma? Before I engage you further answer that query.

    I really suspect you are one high school drop out, high on internet annonymity and spewing your ugly hatred because of your physical, mental and spiritual inadequacy. Poverty of the mind and pocket is your problem as I analyse it. You need psychological help to deal with your racist affliction. You need help fast or you will burst open and die with jealousy.

    You thought your racist bait will result in a racist attack? No, I will not respond to you with racism. I will simply expose you as a little inadequate wretched white trash.

    Run away… and hide…despicable racist dog.

    Jahdey

  15. “Do you have a baccularate? Do you even have a college diploma? Before I engage you further answer that query. ”

    *Sigh*, is this relevant to the “debate” at hand? Have I asked if ‘you’ have a baccularate? Diploma? Or are you just trying to “diminish” my position here?

    “I really suspect you are one high school drop out, high on internet annonymity and spewing your ugly hatred because of your physical, mental and spiritual inadequacy.”

    Why is it that African-Americans cannot argue online for long without insulting their opponent? And what do you mean “inadequacy”?

    “Poverty of the mind and pocket is your problem as I analyse it.”

    Right…

    “You need psychological help to deal with your racist affliction.
    You need help fast or you will burst open and die with jealousy”

    “Racist” affliction? This coming from the person that called me “white trash”? I hope you understand the meaning of hypocrisy.
    And jealous? Jealous of what?

    “You thought your racist bait will result in a racist attack? No, I will not respond to you with racism. I will simply expose you as a little inadequate wretched white trash.”

    When you grow up Jahdey, I’d be delighted to debate you further. That is, once you drop the continuous insults etc.

    1. Ah but his treatment of you is more favourable to what racist such as yourself do to black people who try to refute your ignorant claims. Im sure you are lying when you say only black people resort to insults when questioned.i have been personally attacked by whites on non race bases sites. I would suggest you go back to stormfront. At least they allow you to post here. Stormfront and themillions o racist sites online mostly do not allow black people or anyone who refutes their claims to post. Of the sites who do allow black people to post the whites hurl childish, racist insults are not willing to engage in an intelligent debate. Often they can be seen referring to black people as monkeys (favourite insult next to nigger) but it is the whites who truly behave like monkeys on sites like chimpout.

  16. ^^Jypshit

    White trash stands for lower class scum. There is no racist insinuation in my having revealed where you are coming from and why you are full of crap like you have been on this site.

    Only a lower class, peasant type, scavanging white trash could have had the gall to spew the racist ugliness as you did a while ago.

    Only an inadequate, poverty stricken wretched soul!!!

    I say again…run away like the racist dog you are. Go find some cave and cower until you die from cold!!!

    Jahdey

  17. hi,from macedonia..
    myth about “greeks..
    they speak Macedonian language..

    жена (γυναίκα)
    зашто, оти (διότι)
    зона (ζώνη)
    копче (κουμπί)
    кора (κόρα)
    коса (κοσσα)
    костим (κουστούμι)
    кофа (κουβαζ)
    јака (γιακοζ)

    etc..
    Macedonian language is “Slav language” (but no slavs in reality,only muth) and no chance 250 millions people..all speak “greeks” words???..
    no chance..
    there are only normal words..not from “greek science”..

    proof?..
    type in google search cyrilic…
    results are from Macedonia to Tokio…

    greeks are so funny…

    p.s..
    what mean GREEK,GREECE?…
    they have no etymology for country..
    4.000 y. “greek culture” ?….
    done with greek liars and western pan-hellenisam..

  18. greeks are gays from ancient time everyone know that. they didnt ivent antything and just stole and they had slaves and are gays in larouse dictionary greek mean liar and thief and greeks are always liars
    they are not like the real greeks but albanians and turks and gypsies and slavs

  19. One just can’t but wonder where on earth you come up with these things?

    Lets just clarify that what Herodotus describes IS NOT related to Pelasgians in any way, but as he clearly states in book 4.180 this is how the Machlyans celebrate in honor of Athena AFTER the arrival of the Hellenes that reside next to them. (after the arrival of the Hellenes, they used Corinthian helmets and Hellenic panoply while he believes they previously used Egyptian)

    But all this is in vain simply because the author either ignores or intetnionally omits to mention that the lake Triton related to the myth of Athena has little to do with Lybia. Pausanias book 9.33.7 clarifies that the actual lake Triton next to which she was reared was in Boeotia.

  20. Orphesus Ignoramus

    The cited source is : Robert Graves The Greek Myths. Go buy the book and read so you learn a little more. Robert Grave is an eminent authority on Greek history. He is also “caucasian”.

    And after you buy that book and read it, go and fix up your inferior and cheap website. Perhaps you will get more visitors to keep you busy from envying other well researched and renowned websites.

    Shame on the jealous!

    Jahdey

  21. Firstly the claim of Pelasgians isn’t made by any R.Graves but by the author of this outrageous article..

    But do tell us oh’ shining light of knowledge..since when is a poet and novelist with no historic schooling what so ever considered an authority?

    Anyway alleged authority or not, the rediculous attempt to attribute the story to Pelasgians is trashed (citations provided above)

    So lets forget about your suggestions and hope that you read Herodotus and Pausanias and maybe God forbid, learn the truth.

    As for the so called inferior website compared to this “well researched” one.
    Unlike what we constantly find in here, noone can find a single distorted text.

    So prior to attempting to degrade what you simply can not reach, I’d suggest you deal with your own inferiority complex that drives you to intentionally distort texts, selective quotations and this pathetic rampage of personal attacks due to the resentment to the feeling of the humiliation of being exposed.

  22. “Skopian-Macedon”, you are not Greek but a Slavic pretender. Macedonians were/are Greek and Afrocentric need to stop stealing European history. Greek civilization and Greeks both ancient and modern were white caucasian people not black Africans like Afrocentric try to make them out to be.

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