I have studied many mythologies throughout the years and have concluded that an ancient people who were technologically advanced had a terrible war. The species known as human was considered different and separate of this ancient people and unfortunately appear to have been slaves to them. After this war started and ended, a group of these beings attempted to restart civilization by travelling the globe and teaching civilization, agriculture, and medicine to the surviving people through religious rites, mysteries, pyramid/mound building and so on. A system/model consisting of a set of gods/goddesses responsible for parts of civilization was given to each group of people they encountered. The stories of Osiris, Hare, Queztlcoatl, Viracocha, Oannes, and more echo the story of the past when civilization had to be re-started after what appears to have been a global war of nuclear proportions.
All though many Mayan codices were burnt, there appears to be many Aztec codices that survived to tell the tale of the Aztec (Mexica) people. A very interesting story about the Aztec people leaving their homeland, Aztlan, to escape an over-bearing ruling elite is shown in the Codex Boturini.
According to the Ho-Chunk, the Hare was given rites and knowledge (the medicine lodge) to pass on to the people.
According to Mesoamericans, Queztlcoatl (Viracocha, Kulkulkan) came around disguised as a beggar to check on humans to see if they were still following his teachings. His son also came around and taught civilization to people.
Spanish chroniclers from the 16th century claimed that when the conquistadors led by Francisco Pizarro first encountered the Incas they were greeted as Gods, "Viracochas", because their lighter skin resembled their God Viracocha. This story was first reported by Pedro Cieza de León (1553) and later by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa. Similar accounts by Spanish chroniclers (e.g. Juan de Betanzos) describe Viracocha as a "White God", often with a beard. The whiteness of Viracocha is however not mentioned in the native authentic legends of the Incas and most modern scholars therefore consider the "White God" story to be post-conquest Spanish invention
Similarly to the Incan god Viracocha, the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl and several other deities from Central and South American pantheons, Bochica is described in legends as being bearded. The beard, once believed to be a mark of a prehistoric European influence and quickly fueled and embellished by spirits of the colonial era, had its single significance in the continentally insular culture of Mesoam...erica. The Anales de Cuauhtitlan is a very important early source which is particularly valuable for having been originally written in Nahuatl. The Anales de Cuauhtitlan describes the attire of Quetzalcoatl at Tula:
Immediately he made him his green mask; he took red color with which he made the lips russet; he took yellow to make the facade; and he made the fangs; continuing, he made his beard of feathers...
In another legend, Viracocha had two sons, Imahmana Viracocha and Tocapo Virachocha. After the Great Flood and the Creation, Viracocha sent his sons to visit the tribes to the Northeast and Northwest to determine if they still obeyed his commandments. Viracocha himself traveled North. During their journey, Imaymana and Tocapo gave names to all the trees, flowers, fruits, and herbs. They also t...aught the tribes which of these were edible, which had medicinal properties, and which were poisonous. Eventually, Viracocha, Tocapo and Imahmana arrived at Cuzco (in modern day Peru) and the Pacific seacoast where they walked across the water until they disappeared. The word "Viracocha" literally means "Sea Foam
According to Plutarch (Moralla Volume V), Osiris went around the world to teach civilization to humans.
One of the first acts related of Osiris in his reign was to deliver the Egyptians from their destitute and brutish manner of living. This he did by showing them the fruits of cultivation, by giving them laws, and by teaching them to honour the gods. Later he travelled over the whole earth civilizing it without the slightest need of arms, but most of the peoples he won over to his way by the charm of his persuasive discourse combined with song and all manner of music. Hence the Greeks came to identify him with Dionysus.
It is clear that a person or group of persons traveled the world and taught the people laws, knowledge of agriculture, and other mannerisms of civilization. I believe these teachings were corrupted by priests who introduced human sacrifice and cannibalism into this knowledge.
Further information regarding a global war of nuclear proportions can be found in the writings of Hesiod (Theogony & Works and Days). After this war, many stories of battles between giants and humans have been told globally. Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins wrote about a war between the Piutes and Red-Haired Giants (called the Sitecah) in her book Life among the Piutes.
My people say that the tribe we exterminated had reddish hair. I have some of their hair, which has been handed down from father to son. I have a dress which has been in our family a great many years, trimmed with the reddish hair. I am going to wear it some time when I lecture. It is called a mourning dress, and no one has such a dress but my family.
This group of red-haired giants has been hunted down and exterminated throughout history. They are the Titans (Iggigi in Sumer). Even more interesting is what happened to the mummified bodies of red-haired giants that were found in Nevada.
A written report by James H. Hart, the first of two miners to excavate the cave in the fall of 1911, recalls that in the north-central part of the cave, about four feet deep, "was a striking looking body of a man “six feet six inches tall.” His body was mummified and his hair distinctly red." Unfortunately in the first year of mining, some of the human remains and artifacts were lost and destroyed. "The best specimen of the adult mummies was boiled and destroyed by a local fraternal lodge, which wanted the skeleton for initiation purposes." Also, several of the fiber sandals found in the cave were remarkably large, and one reported at over 15 inches (38 cm) in length was said to be on display at the Nevada Historical Society's museum in Reno in 1952
A fraternal lodge burnt the mummies in a bizarre ritual. How strange it is that, the find of the century was deliberately destroyed.
It is my opinion that a group of ancient beings of "giant" stature existed in the past. This group appears to have been Caucasian and it was hunted down. There appears to have been some sort of war and an attempt at re-establishing civilization afterwards. Those who taught the knowledge appear to have been Caucasian as well. What preceded these beings is a whole other subject. I have written a new book called Mythological Unification Theory. In it, I take an abbreviated look at commonalities in mythology across the globe. This book is intended for an adult audience and is now available. The amount of research I've done to prove this hidden history has been tremendous. With proper resources, I could do a lot more, but this is an abbreviated introduction to get the knowledge across.
by Rita Jean Moran (www.thelibrarykids.com)