The Dogan Sirius Star People
Mali is in the news with the French and now rumors of UN and EU troops joining the fight. A fight for what? What many do not realize is that the Mali indigenous peoples are some of the very first know on record to follow the stars with a form of astronomy, accurately. Yet it goes further. Much further...
The Dogon, a people in the northwest of this large land in Mali, Africa are know for a very interesting culture. Which includes an out of this world, extraterrestrial claim, linked to the bright star, Sirius... As we read:
January 17, 2013
Dogon and Sirius
"The Dogon talk about Nommo - amphibian deities that arrived from the sky in their fantastic sky ship. They preached to the people who assembled in large numbers around the lake that was created around the ship.
Certain researchers investigating the Dogon have reported that they seem to possess advanced astronomical knowledge, the nature and source of which have subsequently become embroiled in controversy. From 1931 to 1956 the French anthropologist Marcel Griaule studied the Dogon. This included field missions ranging from several days to two months in 1931, 1935, 1937 and 1938 and then annually from 1946 until 1956. In late 1946 Griaule spent a consecutive thirty-three days in conversations with the Dogon wiseman Ogotemmêli, the source of much of Griaule and Dieterlen's future publications. They reported that the Dogon believe that the brightest star in the sky, Sirius (sigi tolo or 'star of the Sigui'), has two companion stars, pō tolo (the Digitaria star), and ęmmę ya tolo, (the female Sorghum star), respectively the first and second companions of Sirius A. Sirius, in the Dogon system, formed one of the foci for the orbit of a tiny star, the companionate Digitaria star. When Digitaria is closest to Sirius, that star brightens: when it is farthest from Sirius, it gives off a twinkling effect that suggests to the observer several stars. The orbit cycle takes 50 years. They also claimed that the Dogon appeared to know of the rings of Saturn, and the moons of Jupiter.
Griaule and Dieterlen were puzzled by this Sudanese star system, and prefaced their analysis with the following remark:-
The problem of knowing how, with no instruments at their disposal, men could know the movements and certain characteristics of virtually invisible stars has not been settled, nor even posed."
Full (source): Dogon people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sirius, often called the UFO star for the many reports of it being a UFO due to it's often flashing in brilliant colors appearance, is also know by another name;
The Dog Star.
Rather interesting, for "Dog"an perhaps from the Dogan people of Mail.
The Dogon are believed to be of Egyptian origin. That said, the pictures I have seen of the Dogon show a much darker race then Egyptians, but thousands of years can do that perhaps. Their knowledge of the stars and the star people is said to stem from around 3,200 BC. (Now why didn't we learn this in social studies class in school?!)
You see, Sirius is actually TWO stars, Sirius A, which is the one visible to us earth. Yet, when it get;s all funky and UFO flashing like, that is when Sirius B is close to it's orbit, but still INVISIBLE to the naked eye. Somehow the Dogon knew about both Sirius A *and* the invisible Sirius B!
As we read:
"The Dogon stories explain that also. According to their oral traditions, a race people from the Sirius system called the Nommos visited Earth thousands of years ago. The Nommos were ugly, amphibious beings that resembled mermen and mermaids. They also appear in Babylonian, Accadian, and Sumerian myths. The Egyptian Goddess Isis, who is sometimes depicted as a mermaid, is also linked with the star Sirius.
The Nommos, according to the Dogon legend, lived on a planet that orbits another star in the Sirius system. They landed on Earth in an "ark" that made a spinning decent to the ground with great noise and wind. It was the Nommos that gave the Dogon the knowledge about Sirius B."
Full (Source): The Dogon, the Nommos and the Mystery of Sirius B
Mali and the Dogon Sirius star people!