The Hopis and Mayans Hold the Keys
to the Origins of Our American Indians!
excerpt from
Christianity--Mankind's First Worldwide Religion!
(now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble)
by Gene D. Matlock

The Cologne Sanskrit dictionary meanings of the four italicized words in this first paragraph led me to intuit that the Indo-Turkic (Kuru) Phoenicians once governed both the eastern and the western hemispheres: Sanskrit Kashi = "Descendants of Prince Kashi; the family of Bharata (India's true name). Shikha = "chief; head; sheik; best of a kind." Kashikha = "Chiefs or Sheiks of Kashi or Bharata."

The following is a list of many Amerindian leadership castes which I compiled from studying the traditions of most American Indian tribes: Keshua (Inca leadership caste); Kashitl; Kashikeh (Aztec, Toltec, and Nahuatl chiefs); Kashikel; Kisheh (Mayan leaders); Kashekwa; Kashikah (Caribbean and Florida Taino and Arawak chieftains); Kushuu (Mexican Mixtec and Zapotec rulers); Kashonsee (Mexican Tarascan leaders); Kais (Arizona O'odham word for "rich, wealthy people"); Katsina (Hopi and other Puebloan protective deities); Koshair (Southwestern Puebloan sun priests); Koshikwe (Zuñi leadership clan); Gasha (Seneca Indian chiefs); Kaddi (leaders of the Caddoan tribe); etc., etc.

Notice the similarity of the Amerindian names for "leadership caste" with their Old World equivalents: Kush (ancient rulers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and other parts of Africa); Kais (hereditary leaders of Afghanistan); Kish (hereditary leaders of Persia); Kassi (Kassites; ancient rulers of Assyria and Mesopotamia); Kashu (Babylonian leaders); Kastra (Roman hereditary leaders); Kish (Hereditary leaders of Kishtawar, Kashmir); Kathay (China's ancient leadership caste); Kshatriya; Hattiya (India's ruling caste); Kossoei (Persian or Iranian aristocracy); Kshatrap (early Greek leaders); Katholic (universal religion of mankind); Kashteel (a name of Spain's first leadership caste); Kastro (another name of Spain's leadership caste); Kaesar/Caesar (mispronounced as "Seezar"; title of Roman kings); Kushang (a fierce warrior tribe that once left Eastern Siberia, moved across Mongolia, swept across China, and kept on going to India); Kaiser (title of German kings); Kzar (title of Russian rulers); Goths, Guti, Gades, Cadis, etc., (ancient Rajput or Yadava warriors that once overran Europe); Kossaks; Kazaks (hereditary warrior class of Russia); Castle (home of hereditary leaders).

I have in my files enough information to provide a large volume about the ancient Indo-Turkic (Kuru) Phoenicians' domination of every region on earth. Various names of God Shiva also existed in every part of this globe.

The Hopis' creator God is Yaiowa (Jehovah). Their great spirit oracle is Massawa (Mahesvara or God Shiva). The wind god who brought them to America was Yaponcha (Swift Phoenician). Those who furnished the transportation to bring them here were the Bahanna, a Sanskrit word for "mover; transporter:" Vahana. The Hopis' tribal name derives from the Afghan and ancient Turkic (Kuru) ophiolaters (snake worshippers) known as Khofis, Ophis, Hopis, or L'Hopitai. Edward Pococke, author of India in Greece, wrote that the word Afghanistan derives from Oph (Snake) + Gana (Tribe) + S'Tan (of Dan): "Snake Tribe of Dan." Kiva derives from the Sanskrit word Kiva, meaning "Anthill Residence." The Greeks called the ancient Turkic (Kuru) non-Indo-European peoples living in those Kivas, Muski, Mushki, Mousika, Mesech, etc. The variations of this word mean "mouse; rat" because their homes resembled mouse or rat burrows to the Greeks. Even today, many Turkish villagers live in pit houses, Puebloan style buildings entered from rooftops, and cliff dwellings. On a recent trip to Turkey for research and stress relief, my wife Sandy saw these dwellings personally. The arts, textiles, and crafts of the Turkic villagers resemble their American Indian counterparts. Turkish authorities told her that their ancestors were the primogenitors of the American Indians. They also told her that in ancient times, a large tribe of "snake people" once lived in Kurustan (the Turkic countries and Northern India). During the summer of 2005, my wife and I traveled throughout Southern Arizona. She took a purse she had bought in Turkey with her. Both tourists and Indians thought that her purse had been made by Amerindians.

The origin myths of the Hopis mention Kiva and Muski. The Hopis and other Puebloan tribes' place of origin was Sibapu (Sivabhu), meaning "Sacred Land of God Shiva." The way of life of tribes of all the puebloan tribes is Inday. The Hopi word for "money" is Siiva. Its Sanskrit equivalent is Sva. Traditionally shells were sometimes used as currency and worn as a sign of wealth. Also trades of different furs and crops were used like modern day checks and cash. The Hopi word for "people; humanity; group of people; the American Indian nations collectively" is Sino, similar to the collective names of the Indians on South America's west coast of Sinnar: Sinu. The Sanskrit word for "group of people" is Sena.

Like the Hopis, the Mayans pinpointed their Old World origins accurately. They claimed that their forefathers came from a western land lying 150 days' sailing time from Meso-America. They gave several names for this land:

Shilanka (Xilanca) - an ancient name of Ceylon (Zeilan-Ka).

Shikalanka (Xicalanca) - Ceylon. In Tamil, Shikalam.

Itzamna was one of their culture heroes. He claimed to have come from a western country. Isham, meaning "Tiger," "Land of Gold," was a Dravidian name of Ceylon. The Na in Isham-na is an honorific.

Ishbalanka (Xbalanca), another culture hero. In Tamil, it means "Shiva of Lanka." India's God Shiva was supposed to have made the footprint on top of Adam's Peak in today's Sri Lanka.

Shibalba, the Mayan underworld. This word stems From the Sanskrit Shivulba, meaning "from the fountainhead of God Shiva-Mt. Meru, in India."

Palenke (Palenque). This name derives from the Tamil Pal-Lanka, meaning "Protectorate of Lanka." Ancient Lanka was India's "Atlantis."

Ceren, a name of Ceylon. Some Mayan ruins in El Salvador are called Ceren.

Lacandon, a tribe of Yucatan. India's god Kubera banished the Laks, a Tartarian Huna or Rakshasha tribe from Northern India to Ceylon, giving the country one of its many names and becoming the Lakan or Lakam people. The Don in Lacan-don derives from Dan. (See the online Cologne Sanskrit and Tamil dictionaries for comparison of ancient Ceylon names with those of Mayan tribes and places.)

Ancient Ceylon was divided into three provinces: Maya, the central division of the island; Ruhuna, and Pihitee, the northernmost of the three. The Ceylonese Maya were known for their impressive architectural marvels, temples, and irrigation ponds. (Reference: The History of Ceylon, by William Knighton, first published in Colombo Ceylon, in 1845.)

One of the names of Ceylon's cult religions was Mayon. It still exists among a few aboriginals living on the island.

About 4,000 BC, perhaps even earlier, Kubera or Khyber (Kheeber/Heber), India's God of Good Luck, Gold, Riches, Merchants, Traders, Mariners and Miners, tried to rid Northern India (Sivapuri; Sivabhu; Shivulva) of its most barbarous tribes. These were mainly the Tartarian Hunas, also called Rakshasas (barbarians). They came from Huna-Bhu, meaning "Hunas (Tartars) from the Sacred Land around Mt. Meru." Many of these tribes were cannibalistic, given to intertribal fighting, practitioners of human sacrifice in their religious rites, flattened the foreheads of their babies, took scalps in battle, and observed other customs attributed to many Amerindian tribes.

The Ramayana tells us that Kubera (really a group) exiled them to Lanka or Ceylon, taking along with him many of his Yaksha or Yakkha subjects. These would be the Veddhas, considered to be Ceylon's first inhabitants. In Ceylon, the Hunas (Huns) refused to settle down and become peaceful. Therefore, Kubera took them to Patala (Meso-America), along with his fellow Yakkhas. The Mayans remember them as the culture hero, Hunapu (Huna-Bhu?).

Had the natives of Meso-America been able to pronounce the "ST" combination, today's Yucatan would be Yucasthan. Even today, the Mexican Indians and peasants cannot pronounce this combination. For example, instead of Cómo está? (How are you?), they can only say, "¿Cómo tá?"

Guatemala may derive from Gautemala, meaning "A Subsidiary Land of Gautama Buddha."

Besides the Ceylonese and Tamil tribal names Yakkha, Maya, and Lak in Maya country, there are also the Lenca and Rama tribes. I want to add that no less than two-thirds of all the aboriginal regional names of Mexico are either variations of the name of Lanka or Tamil names of West Indian regions.

The architecture of ancient Ceylonese temples and buildings is also nearly exactly like that of the Mayans.

Kubera even gave his name to North America. The Meso-Americans told the Spaniards that North America was Quivira (Land of the Khyber People).

Most of us have heard of the Mayan holy book, Chilam Balam. Chilan or Chilam is a title of Mayan priests. Balam is the Mayan name for Jaguar. In Sanskrit, Cheilan = Ceylonese and Vyalam = tiger; lion; hunting leopard. "Jaguar" probably stems from the Sanskrit Higkara, meaning Tiger-like or "sounding like a tiger."

Chak was the Mayan God of thunder, lightning, rain, and crops. His equivalent in other parts of the world was Zeus, Dyaus, Jupiter, Ca, Jah, Ju, Jahve, Jehova Jeho, Sakh, Sagg, Sa-ga-ga, Sakko, Zagg, Zax. a.k.a. Zeus, is often depicted holding a serpentine thunderbolt and a grail, or someone is handing it to him. The Mayan Chak is equally depicted. He, too, is God Shiva!

They claim to have been brought to Meso-America by a person or group called Votan. This name means "Boat People" in Sanskrit.

A New Mexican Membreno Apache chief told me recently that at certain times in human history, the past and the present snap back together as if they were two ends of a gigantic rubber band. He told me, "The past is now." The Hopi and Mayan origin stories, as well as those of the Incas, Aztecs, Caddos, O'odhams, and many other Indian tribes are at last telling us that all humans are inter-related. For me, that is a comforting thought in a world that has been fragmenting almost beyond redemption. Can Humpty Dumpty be put back together again?

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Gene D. Matlock Copyright 2005-2012. All rights reserved.

Gene D. Matlock, summer 2005

Gene is a retired high school foreign language teacher who spends his retirement researching the history and origins of mankind's religions, the origins of our Amerindian tribes, and related subjects. His interest in Hindu philosophy started in Kansas where he grew up in the 1930s and 1940s. His father, a staunch Christian fundamentalist, disapproved of Gene's favorite reading materials. Gene had to hide his books in the barn granary. One day his father found the books and destroyed them. But Gene just went out and bought others. His father then relented.

After graduating from high school, he went to Mexico City College in Mexico City (now the University of the Americas in Puebla) to get his B.A. degree in Spanish and Latin American History. While there he noticed that there had to be a relationship between the Nahuatl-speaking peoples and the Hindus. After getting out of the Marine Corps in 1954, Gene traveled throughout Central America and then went to New Orleans where he got his Master's degree in Spanish and Latin American Affairs from Tulane University. After Tulane and a year of teaching in a rural Kansas high school, he went to California and has been there ever since.

His latest book entitled What Strange Mystery Unites the Turkish Nations, India, Catholicism, and Mexico is available from Amazon.

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