Erich von Daniken’s brand-new book “The Gods Never Left Us” provides a great many ancient stories from around the globe that say humankind was created or upgraded by beings who came down from the sky in such things as silver eggs, golden spheres, giant coconuts, cloud ships, flying houses and flying chariots.
These ancient legends appear to be at odds with Christian and Jewish teachings, but maybe they’re not. Without diving into a deep theological discussion, suffice it to say that in the Old Testament the word “Elohim” is a plural noun meaning gods while the Supreme God most often is called Jehovah or Yahweh. So, the word Elohim might actually refer to extraterrestrials.
Von Daniken says ET involvement with humankind cannot easily be dismissed because there are many similar stories all around the world, and they come from ancient cultures that had no contact with each other. Here are a few quotes from his book:
SOUTH PACIFIC - “One island chain in the South Pacific is the New Hebrides. The native inhabitants of Malekula (one of the islands) tell that a long time ago Barakulkul had come from heaven with five of his brothers. They did so in a coconut which opened by itself. This accords with the story from the Fiji Islands, for there the first human emerged from a shiny egg which the cloud serpent ‘Degei’ had thrown to earth.”
TIBET - “The so called ‘Books of Kandshur and Tandshur’ tell clearly about ‘Pearls in the heavens’ as well as of ‘shining glass spheres’ from which the gods emerged. ‘Kandshur and Tandshur’ are not actual books but folios in which the sacred texts of Lamaism are recorded.”
THE ARCTIC - “So the Inuit say that their great, great grandfathers once came to present-day Alaska in ‘flying houses.’”
KENYA, AFRICA – “In the view of the East African Massai, who are located mostly in the south of Kenya, there once lived upon earth a young man by the name of Kintu and he fell in love with the daughter of a heavenly being that had visited Earth. The father permitted Kintu to go to heaven for a time to learn. But when the pair remained in love also in the heavenly realms, the father sent both of them back to Earth to instruct humans in all matters.”
JAPAN – “The Japanese tribe of the Yamasachi tells of a time ‘when there were still demigods on Earth who commuted between heaven and Earth as they wished.’ Like elsewhere, here too it came to sexual intercourse between the ‘offspring of a heavenly deity’ and humans.
LATVIA (Northern Europe) – “Dievs lived in heaven and ruled there over vast riches. He rode around the heavenly mountain on his flying horse and, at the time of the terrestrial harvest, descended from heaven to earth.”
TIERRA DEL FUEGO (Southern tip of South America) – Like everywhere else, the primal human being, Kenos, came to Earth to bring order to it. ‘Then he flew back to heaven; he now lives among the stars.’”
EGYPT – “In ancient Egypt, Nun was seen as the endless ocean of stars from which the primal god Osiris had once arrived in a ‘golden ship.’”