he “Best Seller” book, of 320 BCE, ON THE OCEAN by Greek Explorer and Geographer, Pytheas of Massalia in today Marseille – was destroyed when the libraries of Alexandria were burned down and we only have other people’s comments to go by, but we now finally have more clarity of what and where the “mythical” island of ULTIMA THULE was. Ultima Thule – the farthest man had ever traveled and where the Thule light or midnight sun could be seen. We know he set out to explore where tin as a metal came from – which then was Cornwall and Devon in Britain – as it was an important metal used in bronze, and much later in would come along the Silk Road 130 BCE from China.
Let’s hear first however demonstrate using this true history, how we have been deceived and misled by the victors writing our history.
The Atlantic Ocean was known as the Ethiopian Ocean until the 19th century, and was a part of an old map showing the western coastline of Africa, where the ocean was labeled “Aethiopian Ocean.”
Aethiopia is where the black-skinned Homo Sapiens exited Africa very long ago and where Moses of the Bible was the King of Kush in his old age and where the Pharaonic Egyptian Empire originated and from where migration also to the Andean region in South America took place and also where the Greeks originated from – as their genome proves today.
But as the British Empire conquering 25% of the Earth was justified by bringing white Christianity to the darker heathens, with a white blue-eyed Jesus and tanned Egyptians – black Aethiopia was a dark primitive place.
No longer is it probably a surprise to anyone to learn that ancient Greece was behind the etymology of the Atlantic Ocean. Specifically, the word comes from an inflected form of Atlas, the titan from Greek Mythology, whose punishment for fighting with the Olympic gods was to carry the sky on his shoulders for all eternity. His statue is familiar as is outside Rockefeller Center in New York City, where my office overlooked Central Park looking far up north.
The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of the Earth’s surface. The ocean’s name, derived from Greek mythology, means the “Sea of Atlas.” The oldest known mention of this name is contained in The Histories of Herodotus around 450 BCE.
In this same old Greek mythology, they called us Nordic people Hyperboreans – the mythical people who lived in the far northern part of the known world.
Their name appears to derive from the Greek words “beyond Boreas” (the God of the North Wind). Compare this to Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights we all are familiar with.
Despite their location in an otherwise frigid part of the world, the Hyperboreans were believed to inhabit a sunny, temperate, and divinely-blessed land.
In many versions of the story, they lived north of the Riphean Mountains, which shielded them from the effects of the cold North Wind. Since we know today that the Finnic people who invented Proto-Finnic-Sanskrit (PFS) and later Proto-Finnic-Uralic (PFU), inhabited the area above the Arctic Circle already 26,000 years ago, and migrated 12,000 years ago as far as the Ural Mountains and South to todays Hungary – it’s fair to proclaim Riphean Mountains representing the Ural Mountains in the days of Greek Civilization.
The oldest “myths” portray these Hyperborean Finnic, also as the favorites of Apollo, and some ancient Greek writers regarded the Hyperboreans as the mythical founders of Apollo’s shrines at Delos and Delphi.
Pytheas did first reach the British isles and Scotland and continued north and tells about the midnight sun and the tall strong people there, but while we know how far north he went and that he traded amber towards the end of his trip, we never read if he specified how Far East he went,
We, however, know that today Finland together with the Kola Peninsula and Sweden and Norway used to be a frozen island, back 12,000 years ago already, when the White Sea was connected by water all the way down to today’s Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea is still today a major source of Amber and is exported by Estonia, and Latvia to many countries today.
The Russian Communists in a war stole the eastern provinces from Finland and then built a canal that reconnected through Neva and Svir rivers and lakes Ladoga and Onega, once again the White Sea with the Baltic Sea like it was when Pytheas sailed around this island 2,300 years ago.
Tom V. Wilen is a former globetrotting President & COO of publicly traded multi billion Jim Beam Co, with experience from more than 150 countries worldwide. After a 30 year career where often also delivering many speeches about diversity and global issues, at distinguished forums to expert audiences, he was asked to join CUNY Baruch College as Professor there teaching MBA students on global strategy and transnational management.
A lifetime devoted and inquisitive lecturer of culture, he commenced his true_history project twenty years ago to pursue in conjunction with his network of professionals, to reveal the true history of humankind, wherever it would take him.
His focus was on climate research, symbols and orally passed down stories by indigenous and other peoples stories who had not been given a fair attention, by the victors and powers who wrote our history, dismissing them as folklore or myth – until Triquet island outside BC in Canada, proved a 14,000 year old, and to-date the oldest presence in North America of indigenous people