Some Georgia petroglyphs are linked to human sacrifice on Crete
Those of you, who have viewed the series of POOF videos on the petroglyphs in the Georgia Gold Belt, know that we have disproved the belief by Georgia archaeologists that the Track Rock Gap petroglyphs were “graffiti carved by bored Cherokee hunters.” Now comes the daunting task to determine what the petroglyphs in the Georgia Gold Belt actually mean.
Most of the petroglyphs in the Etowah and Amicalola River Basin are identical to Bronze Age petroglyphs in County Kerry, Ireland and the area around Dundee, Scotland. Most petroglyphs in the Savannah, Chattahoochee and Nottely River Valleys are identical to Bronze Age petroglyphs in Southern Scandinavia. Petroglyphs in the more southerly portion of the Georgia Gold Belt are identical to petroglyphs in central Ireland, eastern Ireland, Bretagne and Galicia.
Curiously, there is one distinct difference in some of the circular glyphs at Track Rock Gap and on the Judaculla Rock in North Carolina. They contain a peculiar tail like the petroglyphs in Galicia and New Grange, Ireland.
What did this tail mean? Whereas the boulders at Track Rock are relatively soft soapstone, most of the petroglyphic boulders in New Grange, Ireland and Galicia are granite. Their details have withstood the wear of nature much better. As you can see above, the tail on the glyph in Galicia is clearly a drain for a cup, carved into the stone. Was this drain symbolic or actually used to drip a liquid, poured into the cup onto the ground? We may never know.
However, yesterday while researching the connection between Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age spiral stone works in Crete with Neolithic spiral stone works by the Sami, I stumbled upon a startling photo by an archaeologist, working in Crete. It was an altar for making blood sacrifices to the Sun God. On its horizontal surface was carved the ancient symbol for the sun used by Neolithic and Bronze Age Scandinavians that European historians call the “Sun Wheel.” The Uchee and Creek Peoples in the Southeastern United States call this symbol, the Sacred Fire. It has come in more modern times to be the symbol of the Master of Life or God.
Back to Crete . . . on another stone altar, the throats of young men and women were cut. Their blood was drained into a golden cup then poured onto the Sun Wheel. Their blood then dripped onto the ground through the channelized spout. Minoans believed that this sacrificial blood fertilized the ground and produced greater crops.
Now, there is one distinct difference between the symbol in Crete and the symbol at Track Rock Gap. The symbol at Track Rock Gap is the glyph of the Great Sun or High King. It was used by Bronze Age Scandinavians, Iron Age Scandinavians, the Uchees and Creeks in Georgia and the Mayas. So . . . does the Georgia symbol mean that a High King was sacrificed or does it mean that a blood sacrifice was made TO a High King? The jury is still out on that question.
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