True Strength Hercules and Amazon; Africa's Native Heroes Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: The Heroic African Legacy! Forget what you learned in the movies, this is the REAL HERCULES!!!
"Black he stood as night, His bow uncased, his arrow strung for flight". Homer wrote this verse to describe the legendary first world hero known as Hercules. The first verse with some modification could also be true of the legendary first world heroine, the Amazon. They were two African world teachers who left a legacy of goodwill which was emulated by their successors.
Hercules and Amazon were the prototypes
of the solar hero and heroine whose origins in Africa came forth as
inspiration in the development of schools. In Ethiopia schools were
established for the training of the mind, body and will. Training and
education for these schools spread to Egypt, the Middle East, India,
Ireland, and other places in Europe.
In every era and in various countries men
and women and men trained and educated themselves to help humanity. This is
even true today. These helpers were teachers, the first law enforcement
officers, and ambassadors of good will wherever they traveled. They
encouraged the arts and sciences too. Stories of their great deeds have come
to our present age as legends. Myths behind the stories are elements of
Hollywood has erroneously presented Hercules and Amazon exclusively as heroes of European ancestry, and without emphasis on their role as teachers.
This book is my modest
attempt to reveal the truth about Hercules and Amazon to the black
community. Yes they were black people. They wanted others to take their
place. In this period of time with all its adversities in America we need
people who will do good not just feel good.
Readers of this book will have realized by now that Hercules and Amazon as legendary, mythological, symbolic and actual persons in history is quite extensive. Hercules and Amazon originated in Africa and inspired the world. Let's discuss Pharaoh Hercules.
Herodotus wrote about Hercules in name
and in concept as being Ethiopian and Egyptian in origin. Hercules was
called Hr k3 during the 2nd century B.C. which means that
Hercules is: the human incarnation of human creative energies, dynamic human
potential at work, as heavenly productive powers, and as the power of
positive miracles. Hr k3 is the person that defeated the dragon Apophis. Hr
k3 was an aspect of Tutu (Hercules as the walking lion. 'Great in valiance,
son of Neit'). Neit is the mother of Hercules of Egypt who was later called
Alcmene - Athena by Thebans. The 2nd century in Egypt was the
period when honors given to Hercules were the most popular. Hr K3 and Tutu
were known as being part of Shu (Shu -Hercules), the god of air. Horus (hr p
hrd), 'Horus the Child' (Harpokrates in Greek) is related to Hr K3. We have
already shown that Horus was an older name for Hercules. The 3rd
century librarian Erastothenes when listing the kings of Thebes acknowledges
Pharaoh Semphrukrates as 'Hercules Harpokrates'.
Hercules was known in Egypt and Greece as Hry s - - Arsaphes ('He who is on his lake') and was represented by a ram's head. He was honored in Delta Herakleopolis Parva and Herakleopolos Magna in Fayuum called Nni - nswt ('City of the royal children'). This representation was a precursor of Hercules as the water engineer which was discussed earlier. The West Semitic deity named Reshef (Rsp) is an aspect of Hrsy s- f; he rules over war and disease. During the 18th Dynasty of Egypt Reshef was considered to be the patron of martial arts, war, archery and the rule of pharaohs. Martin Bernall in his book 'Black Athena' revealed the similarities between Reshef and King Rhadamanthys (Hercules stepfather) who was also called great teacher of martial skills, he taught the Theban Hercules these skills, and it seems that he was a type of Hercules himself. Rhadamanthys (Egyptian 'Rdi Mntw') according to Robert Graves comes from the word Rhada Mantis. ('He who rules with a wand') and this character corresponds to a historical ruler who defeated the threat of northern invaders. He was associated with young Horus, portrayed with a hawk head like Horus, symbolized by a furious white or black bull. King Rhadamanthys seems to be based on the careers of one or more pharaohs of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt were also Cretan and another name for King Minos of Crete. He was considered to be a great law giver, conqueror who became ruler over the Ionian Islands because of his devotion to justice, his belief that the punishment should fit the crime, and that he relentlessly chastened evildoers. Minos was considered to be the same as the royal Menes, the sacred Min, and an Egyptian Pharaoh. Menes (Mntw htp 1) founded Egypt's first dynasty, a renowned lawgiver, victorious warrior, and one of the heroes who unified Upper, and Lower Egypt. He ruled around 2150 B.C. Mntw htp 2, one of Menes' descendants, caused Egypt to regain its military and economic might during the 21st century B.C. He ruled for 51 years. Some times King Rhadamanthys and King Minos are said to be brothers who jointly ruled the kingdom. The former represented by a white bull and latter by a black bull. Yigael Yadin, ancient historian accurately identified that Reshef is the same as the Greek Apollo (ruler of arrows and disease, Hercules, Samson, the lion symbolism among them as types of solar heroes, and the stories concerning the actual Pharaoh Mntw htp 1. He further explains that their being described as nomadic archers and rulers shows a link between the Canaanite Hercules Reshef and the Aegean Hercules.
Hercules is said to be the same as the
deity Khonsu as well as Shu both whom are Egyptian. Khonsu through patronage
and association was identified with the human pharaohs. He was a part of the
triad of deities that was honored in Thebes in Africa. Khonsu was a type of
Shu who is an unstoppable warrior and ruler of the air element. Shu's wrath
in combat in combat is said to have been like the burning or scorching sun
which is equivalent to Horus/hrr (scorch). Shu was said to be so strong that
he could hold up the firmament, separate the earth from the sky. A similar
story is paralleled in that of Hercules and Atlas. Shu and Hercules fought
and defeated the giant warrior Antaeus by lifting him overhead to keep him
from taking power from the Earth. Antaeus was a ruler of Libya who the
Egyptians called 'ntywy' (an avatar of the god of evil Set). The Egyptians
also spelled 'Antaeus name as 'Antywey' which predated the Greek story
inspired by it. Machiavelli discusses the tradition surrounding the ancient
battle in his work 'Discourse': "the fables of the poets, in which it
appears that Antaeus King of Libya, when attacked by Hercules and the
Egyptians, was unconquerable while he waited for him in the bounds of his
own kingdom, but when he departed from it because of the cleverness of
Hercules, he lost his state and his life".
mentions that Hercules and Sesostris I have been shown as being similiar according to the works of Egyptologist Reichard Lepsuis (19th Century).
The early dynasty rulers in Egypt (1- 12 Dynasties)
clothing was the same as that of Hercules who they emulated. They wore lion
pelts, their weapon was the club; * swords and chariots were not used.
The Boiotian Hercules was a middle kingdom ruler of Egypt
who was born and raised in Thebes, Egypt. In Boiotia there two cities,
Thespiai and Thisbe, where the cult of the strongman was quite popular. This
Hercules was compared to the Hurrian storm - god Tessub and the human
pharaoh Sesostris. Hercules was also to Martin Bernall maybe linked to
Kekrops the fabulous founder of Athens, Greece. He has a shrine to honor him
Hercules The Sumerian & Hercules The Semite
Sumerian and Akkadian seals show representations of the Herculean hero dressed in lion pelts armed with a club and bow in mortal combat with such monsters as - huge serpents, dragons, menacing giants etc... Walter Burckett describes this Hercules as a shaman as well as a warrior represented as far back as 2000 to 15000 years during the Upper Paleolithic period. Martin Bernall recognizes this figure as a description of the hero Gilgamesh.
Gilgamesh and Hercules traveled great distances on foot, they didn't use chariots, the club was their weapon of choice, and they had a loyal friend to accompany them. Melkarth (King of the City) is the Phoenician Hercules or Hercules of type who has much in common with the two previously mentioned including Reshef (Semitic) and Nergal (Mesopotamian).
The Semitic language also includes the definition of the word 'hrr' which means 'noble and free' in Hebrew, 'Hor' & 'Hur' which means freeborn and noble'. The words are the Semitic basis for 'Hercules' and 'hero' whose origins were in Egypt. Hur has been introduced in the story and movie 'Ben- Hur' which is about a Jewish Hercules played by Charleston Heston the famous movie actor. The other meaning of the word 'hrr' is Akkadian and was known during the time of Sargon. Its translation is 'to scorch or burn ' to describe the deity Erra (the scorcher). Erra dated from 1 - 3rd Millenium of Mesoptamania was a blood - thirsty time. Erra was a grim and relentless hero who would burn every section of land in order to destroy enemies and cause famine upon them. He was compared to fearsome Nergal (god of pestilence), the name of the Greek Hercules also contains the word 'hrr'.
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Chapter Summaries(HERCULES SPQR): Here is a detailed analysis of this book. Feel free to look it over. *After a great deal of consideration the author has decided to revise this page. The author has written articles on Hercules in Greek and Roman culture as it spread from Africa into these two countries. Western Cultures (Europe, United States, Canada, Australia etc.) recognize their origins from the Graeco-Roman influence. The articles will discuss this influence and show the ties which connect it to the African influence. Welcome.
Contributing Authors Network(AFRICAN HERCULES): The author has written a number of articles that focus on the African origins of Hercules and Amazon. I have provided these articles to clarify the facts and misinformation about Hercules that has permeated the popular Western culture. The articles posted here will reveal that Hercules as a concept has its origin in African culture, has influenced the ancient Greeks and Romans, modern Western culture, and religions such as Christianity. WELCOME.
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