It is a well-known fact that people’s origins, traditions, and customs are reflected in numerous legends, passed down from generation to generation. There are a few peoples whose legends say that their ancestors came to planet Earth from nearby stars. Let’s explore a couple of examples.

The Dogon tribe

Two of these peoples are the Dogon tribe who are native to Mali in West Africa. The Dogon believe that the place where their ancestors came from was the Sirius star. Some researchers, such as Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen, have claimed that the tribe possessed astronomical knowledge that was impossible to obtain with naked-eye observation, such as the number of Jupiter moons and the rings of Saturn. However, the most probable explanation of this knowledge would be an earlier contact with Europeans.

Araucanian mythology

In the mythology of Araucanians, a South American Indian tribe, stars are perceived as people who found themselves in heaven. In the texts of Avesta, there is a mention that all humanity came to planet Earth from another star.

According to these texts, people who belong to the Caucasian race, are natives of the Big Dipper star, people belonging to the Mongoloid race came from the Cygnus and Lyra constellations, people of the Indian race came from the Cassiopeia star, and the people of the Negroid race – from the Orion constellation. However, such records are doubtful, because the races mentioned in Avesta are present on our planet.

Many legends contain a detailed description of the six species of living creatures, designed to assist humanity in hard times. According to some of the written sources that survived to the present day, the world was inhabited by snake people, bird people, people with dog or cat heads. Maybe that is why the cult of the cat was so powerful in some of the ancient civilizations, and in many parts of the world, it is possible to find figures that resemble cat people. It looks as if these creatures used to cohabit with humans and later mingled with them.

Why Do Some People Believe That Humans Came from Another Planet, Based on Legends and Myths?

Legends, affirming the extraterrestrial origin of mankind, should not be taken for anything but fantasies of primitive people. However, according to people who choose to believe in ancient aliens and the extraterrestrial origins of humans, savages lack abstract thinking and can speak only on topics related to the surrounding reality. Thus, these people interpret myths about ancient alien visitors as possible evidence that primitive people of the past could indeed have encountered beings from outer space.

However intriguing this point of view may sound, in reality, these legends are most likely just that – legends.


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