Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Annu of On (Iunu)




This image of a Annu/Ainu priest shows him holding the staff and wearing a cap with a frontal piece typical of Ainu chiefs in Japan and Eastern Canada. Tera (Terah) means priest and neter (ntr/ntjr)refers to God. Het is a reference to the front of the temple which was east-facing. Akhet is the ancient Egyptian word for horizon.


The Nilotic Annu/Ainu priests were associated with the most prestigious shrine and temples of the ancient world, including Nekhen and Biblical On (Heliopolis). The shrine at Heliopolis was known as Iunu, place of pillars. Heliopolis was one of the places were the Habiru (Hebrew) Horites served as priests. Joseph married a daughter of the priest of Heliopolis.

Plato wrote "Tell me of the God of On, which was, is and shall be." Plato studied under a Horite priest of Heliopolis for thirteen years. Heliopolis was the geodetic center of Egypt. The pyramid triads at Giza, Abusir and Saqqara are aligned to the obelisk at On. Baalbek (Heliopolis) in Lebanon, also aligns to On as well.

The Nilotic origin of the Ainu has been well established. None is surprised that the Ainu can be traced genetically to the Nile Valley. Africa is the point of origin of humans. The Ainu dispersed along water ways and mountain ridges. They took with them their religion, rituals and expertize with metal work and stone work. It was their custom to build shrines near water and at high elevations near ancient rock shelters. Their priests performed rituals at these shrines. They also built circular monuments of standing stones called kar. Kar-nak along the Nile means stone monument where rituals are performed. In Exodus 25:11 Ki-kar refers to a circle; ki-kar za-hav ta-hork, means "circle of pure gold."

Haplogroup C-M217, also known as C2 (and previously as C3), is a Y-chromosome DNA haplogroup. It is the most frequently occurring branch of the wider Haplogroup C (M130). M217 is found at high frequencies among Central Asian peoples, indigenous Siberians, and some Native peoples of North America.

Haplogroup C-M217 comprises more than ten percent of the total Y-chromosome diversity among the Manchus, Koreans, and the Ainu of Hokkaido and Okinawa. Recent DNA studies reveal that the Ainu of Hokkaido and the Ryukyuans of Okinawa have a closer genetic affinity than either group has to the Japanese. It is likely that these populations which practiced clan endogamy retain cultural and physical characteristics of the earlier Jomon who had dispersed throughout the various islands of Japan 14,000 years ago.

Traditional Ryukyuan family tomb called kamekōbaka.
These resemble the stone tombs of Horites living in other regions.

There are Ainu in Eastern Canada also. The grandson of an Ainu elder living in Eastern Canada reports that not all the native people of North America came via the land bridge from Siberia. His Miqmaq people came to North America via Scandinavia, a fact that has been confirmed by DNA studies (Haplogroup X2b5).



Haplogroup X is one of the five haplogroups found in the indigenous peoples of the Americas. It occurs at a frequency of about 3% for the total current indigenous population of the Americas. However, among the Algonquian peoples it comprises up to 25% of mtDNA types.

Y-SNP lineages C-M217 have been identified in South American populations. The study suggests a late introduction of C3 into South America no more than 6,000 years ago via coastal or ocean routes.
 
Related reading: The Nile-Japan Ainu Connection; Horned Altars and Horned Sacred Vessels; A Kindling of Ancient Memory; Solving the Ainu Mystery

 

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