It comes as a surprise when one first discovers that the Ancient Greeks quite often “reasoned out” their early mythology from depictions in the abandoned ruins of older and in some cases more advanced peoples.
Ouranos is one of the “primordial” Greek “gods” and the name is “translated” as Father Sky, logical counterpart to Mother Earth.
When one sees that in Ancient Egyp it was MOTHER Sky and FATHER EARTH, one also sees that such sexual designations are not inevitable. And one should also be suspicious of “translations” that make identifications inevitable.
All of which is by way of introcuction to the thought bubble – is ancient OANNES the origin of less ancient OURANOUS? The words are similar, and as much as anti-diffusionists, who in many cases are agenda driven anti-rationalists, oppose any logical thinking in relation to language, it is harder to argue that the same “middle east” which gave wholesale of its original pre-Aryan and Aryan culture to the Greeks and China would somehow omit Oannes.
Ouranos mates with Mother Earth. If we accept the basic syllogism for the purpose of argument, the element of earth is visited by another element. There are only three possibilities – air, fire or water.
In the case of Oannes, he is a “fish with human feet” or amphibian, depicted in a very intriguing way as a bearded human head emerging from a fish – suggestive of aquatic apes and bigfoot sightings such as the of the Big Muddy River in America.
Ouranos is identified with the sky in the usual Greek way of groupings based on an initial flawed premise tested to destruction. In the same manner that Akhnaten and Egyptian Thebes, the monotheism heresy and his children and incestuous relationships becomes Oedipus, the Seven Against Thebes and so on for the Hellenic world when in fact the whole thing is momentous Egyptian history, so too having Zeus (“Sky”) as ruler of the gods means “logically” his father-god and grandfather-god must too be sky rulers. But there is no reason why that would be true. Abandon that point and leave the relationships in place and something more logical emerges.
Oannes the civilizer “married” Mother Earth through the simple precedent of emerging from the ocean to dry land, there to teach the primitives of the foreshore pre-existing knowledge he and his race already held.
Matching Oannes with Ouranos opens some interesting doors.
Pondering alternative hypotheses regarding Bigfoot made me think back to the red furred “nephilim”, the aquatic ape hypothesis, Enkidu, the most ancient recorded “gods” and the fact that the earliest depictions of “gods” gave both male and female “deities” beards and shaggy hair, sometimes with horns.
If Enkido’s race are a breed of Bigfoot, which he certainly sounds like, might the ancient Sumerian gods be a Bigfoot species too?
It would explain their large size compared to their subjects, and also explain their long beards and hair irrespective of sex.
The creation myth describing how they made modern human stock would also fir with Bigfoot being such a close relative of modern humans too.
I still feel there is something like this in Earth’s past, and it is a fact that the US government swoops down on some Bigfoot encounters with the full secrecy apparatus.
I am wondering if the aquatic ape hypothesis if true led to a branch of Bigfoot type humanoids going back to the sea, living in it and under it, and developing an advanced technology, before re-emerging as Oannes for example and civilisng the terrestrial hominids they encountered.
Quite a few serious and sensible earlier UFO investigators, or more properly genuine Forteans, inclined eventually to the view that there was an undersea civilisation of great sophisticiation, living in sea floor cities at enormous depth.
Perhaps to Charles Fort’s “X” and “Y” theories we should add “Z” – Oannes the aquatic ape?