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The O'Odham: Native-Americans With Ancestors From
India? By Gene D. Matlock, BA, M.A.
Sacrificer Gene D. Matlock, BA, M.A.
Sacrifice code wfor0373
Sacrifice date 25 march 2009
The O'Odham: Native-Americans
With Ancestors From India?
By Gene D. Matlock, BA, M.A.
The english word brother comes from the hindi word
Hindu scholars have always claimed that in remotest
times, their ancestors visited every part of the
globe, mapping it accurately, and mining gold and
copper in such places as Michigan, Colorado,
Arizona, England, Ireland, Peru, and Bolivia. Known
to us as "Indo-Europeans," they lost their grip on
the world in about 1500 BC., retreating to what are
now Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Northern India.
However, they continued to visit the Americas in
their large teakwood ships, many of them 250 feet
long and five- to six-masted, until about 1200 A.D.
After that, the sectarian fanaticism and
territorialism of their religious leaders,
rebellions among their conquered subjects, constant
internecine rivalries, and troubles with Moslem
invaders forced them into isolation.
No Westerner naively accepts India's claims of
having once dominated the world. Right? Well, some
of us do.
In an essay entitled On Egypt from the Ancient Book
of the Hindus (Asiatic Researchers Vol. III, 1792),
British Lt. Colonel Francis Wilford gave abundant
evidence proving that ancient Indians colonized and
settled in Egypt. The British explorer John Hanning
Speke, who in 1862 discovered the source of the Nile
in Lake Victoria, acknowledged that the Egyptians
themselves didn't have the slightest knowledge of
where the Nile's source was. However, Lt. Colonel
Wilford's description of the Hindu's intimate
acquaintance with ancient Egypt led Speke to Ripon
Falls, at the edge of Lake Victoria.
The Hindus also claim that the gospel of their deity
Shiva was once the religion of the world and the
progenitor of all religions coming after it. "Isvar
was the only god in India, the whole of Asia, the
southern parts of Russia, Mediterranean countries,
Egypt, Greece, the whole of Europe, the human
inhabited places of both Americas
and also in
England and Ireland. In all these lands, Isvar was
the religion with slight variations in the
pronunciation of the word Isvar
.the Isvar religion
is the mother of all religions in the world,
including Christianity and Islam."
(Remedy the Frauds in Hinduism, by Kuttikhat
Purushothama Chon; p. 36.)
While the languages our forefathers spoke thousands
of years ago would be completely unrecognizable to
us now, the names of their deities (those that
survived to this modern age) may be immediately
recognizable to their respective modern adherents,
such as the Christians, Jews, Moslems, Jains,
Buddhists, and Hindus. Names of deities tend not to
Isvar was and is especially visible (to discerning
eyes) in our own Southwest as well as in Northern
and Central Mexico. Some tribes even worshiped God
Shiva's wives and consorts. Spanish priest, Andres
Perez de Ribas wrote in his book, My Life Among the
Savage Nations of New Spain, that a Northern Mexican
tribe worshiped two deities: Viriseva and a mother
goddess named Vairubai. Viriseva means "Lord Siva"
in Sanskrit. Vairubai has to be (a mispronouncing
of) Bhairava, another name of Siva's consort,
A few Hindu scholars insist that not all their gods
and religious traditions are natives of the Indian
subcontinent. When the ancient Nagas retreated to
India, they also took back the deities and religious
traditions they had acquired abroad, incorporating
them into "Hinduism," a term meaning "The Indus
Valley Way of Life."
Historian Chon states: "There are strong indications
in our ancient texts that the places and events
described in them are lying outside the geographical
limits of India But when we talk of geographical
are they the national boundaries of
post-independent India? Or are they the boundaries
of India, the ancient?"
(Remedy the Frauds in Hinduism; p.30.)
I'm especially impressed with the traditions of the
Pimas (Akimel O'Odham) and Papagos (Tohono O'Odham)
of Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico. Although I
could write a lengthy article about Isvarist
(worship of the Hindu deity, Shiva) practices in
practically every Southwestern United States,
Mexican, Central and South American Indian tribe,
even India-Indian spiritual geography is reproduced
abundantly in the O'Odham nation.
Though the pre-conquest era O'odhams were relatively
primitive, the Spaniards admired them for their
intelligence, industry, and high philosophy. Some
Catholic missionary priests thought they were the
progenitors of the Aztecs.
About 5,000 BC or earlier, a brilliant deified
Phoenician Naga king and philosopher named Kuvera
(also Kubera) learned how to smelt copper, gold, and
other metals. These activities took place in the
kingdom named after him, Khyber ("Kheeveri"), which
consisted of a group of craggy mountains in what are
now Southeastern Afghanistan and Northeastern
Pakistan (i.e. the Khyber Pass). According to Hindu
mythology, Kuvera and God Shiva lived in the totally
barren, mineral-poor, goldless, frigid, lofty,
bell-shaped or pyramidical peak of Kailasa in
Edward Pococke stated in his book India in Greece,
The Khyber; its region is wealthy and abounds with
rubies; gold is found in the mines in its vicinity,
and it (the Kheeveri kingdom) was likewise the
ruling power in those early days. (p.220.)
We derived our word "copper" from Kuvera's name.
Eventually, the Nagas extended their influence over
all of India. If you've intuited that Afghan Khyber
(Kheever), Hebrew Heber (pronounced Kheever),
Egyptian Khepri, Greek Khyphera, Cabeiri, Cypriotic
Cip'ri (Kheep'ri), biblical Capernaum, Arabic
Khabar, O'Odham Babo-Quivari (Kheeveri), Francisco
de Coronado's search for the fabled Quivira
(Kheevira), ad infinitum, are somehow linked, you've
But why do the Hindus and Buddhists worship Kuvera
and Shiva in a barren peak and not in the Khyber
mountain range itself? I don't want to get
"mystical," but the "reason" for this anomaly is the
world's best-kept millennium's-old secret. Besides,
it's not the focus of this article.
Kuh or Koh = "Hump; Mountain"
while Vera or Vira = "Hero; Lord."
The Nagas, also called Nakas and Nahu(a)s, were a
highly civilized ruling, maritime and mercantile
class who once inhabited what is now Afghanistan,
Tibet, Pakistan, and Northwestern India. The Nag
("Self-Consuming Serpent") was one of their
principal tribal emblems. The substance of Kuvera's
teachings is that God, then called Dyau, Deo, Dyaus
or Jyaus, put all the plants, animals, ores, and
minerals on earth for Man's enjoyment. As long as
Man protects the happiness and security of all
humanity, he need not place any limits on his greed.
Kuvera's teachings spread throughout the whole
"Originally, the Asuras or Nagas were not only a
civilized people, but a maritime power, and in the
Mahabharata, where the ocean is described as their
habitation, an ancient legend is preserved of how
Kadru, the mother of serpents, compelled Garuda (the
Eagle or Hawk) to serve her sons by transporting
them across the sea to a beautiful country in a
distant land, which was inhabited by Nagas, The
Asuras (Nagas) were expert navigators, possessed of
very considerable naval resources, and had founded
colonies upon distant coasts."
(The Encircled Serpent, by M. Oldfield, p. 47.)
"Asura" is the Indian equivalent of Assyria (really
Asuriya and Asir) and the Persian Ahura of
Zoroastrianism. It derives from the name of the
ancient Hindu sun god Ashur. The Naga capital was
called Oudh, Iodh, Yudh, and Ayodhya. Located near
what is now Herat, Afghanistan, it is not to be
confused with todays Oudh or Ayodhya in the Indian
state of Uttar Pradesh. The citizens of Oudh were
called Oudh-am and Otia-Am. Am = "People" in
In those days, only a few million people inhabited
the earth. Most humans were cavemen and less. The
Nagas didn't entrust their highly developed
technologies to such aborigines. But they did teach
them how to build simple thatch and adobe homes, and
to raise vegetable and animal foods. They also
taught them about the Creator of All Life, Dyaus or
Jyaus. Even today the O'Odhams call it Jeoss or
Josh. Joshi is one of God Shiva's many names. Some
White Arizonians mistakenly insist that the O'Odhams
derived this term from Dios (Spanish for "God"),
Jesus, or Joshua.
The innocent Arizona aborigines believed these Nagas
from Oudh, Afghanistan (part of India until the late
1700s) were gods. They even named themselves Oudham,
which they pronounced as O'Odham or O'Ot'ham. An
ancient Sanskrit word for "brotherhood; fraternity"
is Ton; Tahun. The Papagos called themselves Tohono
O'Odham, or "Oudh-am Fraternity." Tohono now means
"Desert" in the O'Odham language. The Pimas settled
along winding rivers, which seemed to look like
writhing serpents. They named themselves Akimel
O'Odham. "Akimel" derives from the Sanskrit
Ahi-Mahal (Great Serpent). This name eventually came
to mean "River."
The Nagas dug deep wells in the desert, siphoning
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