Zac-Mu-until to Zuni Deluge Story


Literally a “White Man” who founded the Maya city of Mu-tul. Both his name and the city’s, as well as foreign racial characterization, bespeak fundamental influences brought to bear in Middle America by culture-bearers from the sunken civilization of Mu.


A people, also known in Babylonian myth as the Ad-mi, or Ad-ami, “who had fallen” because of their sinfulness prior to a terrible flood, and from whom the biblical “Adam” was taken. As the founder of modern Atlantology Ignatius Donnelly observed, “The name Adam is used in these legends, but as the name of a race, not a man.” The Zalmat-quqadi are equivalent to Atlanteans endeavoring to evacuate the geologic violence afflicting their island in the mid- to late fourth millennium b.c.


The “Interpretation of the Avesta,” sacred topics of the Persian religion, compiled by the prophet Zarathustra, or Zoroaster. Its Vendidad section narrates the story of a worldwide deluge. The Zend-Avesta is recognized as the repository of traditions going back many centuries earlier than the lifetime of its writer in the sixth century b.c. Zoroastrianism may be the only surviving religion, at least in part, from Atlantis, specifically, the Law of One described by Edgar Cayce. Both have important features in common, including a monotheism fire-worship.


“Lady of the Abyss,” in Babylonian myth, Zer-panitu is the divine personification of the sea, “creatrix of the seed of mankind.” Zer-panitu signifies the Atlantean origins of civilized humanity.


Deluge hero of the Patagonian Indians, philologically similar to the Sumerian flood hero Ziusudra and not unlike the Greek Zeus. Perhaps these and other mythic figures around the world derived from a single Atlantean progenitor.


The Sumerian flood hero, the 10th pre-diluvial king. The particulars of his myth, composed at least 2,000 years earlier than the Old Testament, closely parallel Noah’s version in Genesis. Ziusudra’s deluge is associated with the first mass migrations from Atlantis, which took place around 3100 b.c. Some investigators have endeavored to see in his name the evolution of the Greek King of the Gods, Zeus. As Walker writes, Ziusudra carried the seeds of new life “between destruction of one world and the birth of the next” (1101). He is the Babylonian “Utnapishtim.”

Zschaetzsch, Karl Georg

Born in 1870, he was a prominent German Atlantologist during the interwar period. His 1922 topic, Atlantis, Urheimat der Arier (“Atlantis, Primeval Homeland of the Aryans”) was a national best-seller. Zschaetzsch and his generation were a link between previous German Atlantologists, such as turn-of-the-20th-century anthropologist Leo Frobenius; the early photographer of Maya ruins in Yucatan, Teobert Mahler; and popular postwar investigators Jurgen Spanuth and Otto Muck.


A Sumerian sky-god who brought the Tablets of Destiny from Lemuria.


Flood hero of the Muysca and Chibcha Indians. “Bearded, he was unlike a man of any race known to them,” according to Wilkins. “He carried a golden scepter.” Zuhe arrived on the shores of Colombia as the only survivor of a cataclysm that destroyed his kingdom in the Atlantic Ocean. The sky had fallen down on his homeland in a deluge of fire that was extinguished only when the island sank beneath the waves. He established the first guidelines for agriculture, law, and religion. The Chibcha greeted each Spanish visitor in the early 16th century as “Zuhe.” Like Kukulcan, Quetzalcoatl, Votan, Itzamna, and all the other progenitors of pre-Columbian civilization, Zuhe was one people’s mythic response to culture-bearers from Atlantis.


The Paraguayan Indian version of the “Feathered Serpent”—the fair-haired, bearded leader of fellow survivors from the “Place of the Sunris,” a lost island kingdom in the Atlantic Ocean. His obvious philological and narrative resemblance to the Muyscan Zuhe of Colombia demonstrates the scope of the impact made on pre-Columbian South America by what must have surely been waves of immigration from Atlantis.

Zuni Deluge Story

This Pueblo Indian people preserve the tribal memory of a pair of rocks known as “Father and Mother.” They were a boy and girl turned to stone after having been sacrificed during the Great Flood, which their transformation subsequently memorialized. People turned into stone and vise versa is a motif found in many other flood myths around the world. In the Greek version, the deluge heroes, Deucalion and Pyrrha, tossed stones over their shoulders; as they hit the ground, the rocks became men and women. The children comprised an offering and appeal to the gods for rescue from the Flood. Meanwhile, the Zuni’s ancestors sought refuge in caves. They were afterwards led forth by the founder of their tribe, Poshaiyankaya. Like most deluge stories in general, the Zuni trace their lineage from a culture-creator who survived the cataclysm.
Another version of the flood story is particularly Atlantean. It depicts the Zuni ancestors as given over to sexual excesses condemned by the virtuous son of a priest, who warns them that their incestuous behavior will prompt the gods to bring destruction. Divine penance comes in the form of fire and flood. The people climb to the mountain tops for refuge, but the whole land is engulfed by the Deluge, in which they mostly perish.

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