Sumerian handbags, Olmec handbags, Maori handbags, Egyptian handbags, Indian handbags and handbags at Gobekli Tepe, in rock art from the Americas and Australia. Members of the archaeological research community have been left scratching their heads.
Ask a dozen researchers their thoughts on these mysterious ancient handbags, and you may very well receive twelve different theories. Perhaps the most widespread claim reported by independent news websites and ancient mysteries blogs is the suggestion that these bags are connected with alien visitors in some way. It is especially common to see these objects linked to the work of Zecharia Sitchin and his ancient alien Anunnaki visitors theory. Could these bags be some alien technology? Breathing equipment even? Advanced medicine perhaps?
As far out as some of these claims may sound, it might be they hold a seed of truth. To really understand these bags requires a journey to the remote past and consideration of the very oldest representations, these being at the 12,000-year-old site of Gobekli Tepe as well as in stone-age rock at sites including Coso rock art district (China Lake, USA), where some images are over 10,000 years old, and across Arnhem Land (Northern Territory, Australia) with images from over 15,000 years into the past. We will come back to this most ancient set of sources in a few moments.
In Mesopotamia, the region where most of the relevant images are known, there are recorded legends of a heroic bringer of civilisation to humanity, a being known as Adapa, Dagon or Oannes. This mythical figure is portrayed in several forms, a fish-tailed man, an eagle-headed man or a winged man, always carrying a bag in one hand. The strange deity was considered the founder of civilisation, emerging from the waters of the Persian Gulf and bringing with him the knowledge of writing, art and sciences. This strange figure was not alone, rather he was said to be the leader of the seven sages known as the apkallu/abgal, all of whom were fish-men tasked with bringing civilisation to the Earth by the god Ea/Enki. This legend is at least 4500 years old at least, but the root is of an unknown age consider that geographically speaking the ancient site of Gobekli Tepe also lays in the region of Mesopotamia.
Gobekli Tepe is an astonishing megalithic construction project, the site is truly enormous, covering at least 22 acres and incorporating several dozens of, very large, rings of T-shaped megalithic constructions. One of the most well-publicised images from this site is a certain pillar decorated by spectacular engravings, mostly of animal forms. It is on this pillar that we find a row of three handbags, amongst the animals, largely birds, we also find three that should be noted here, two are serpents and the other a scorpion. In a different area of the site is another important engraving of a female figure in a squatting position (likely giving birth) but with a most peculiar mushroom-ic head. This is interpreted as a representation of the creative Earth goddess.
Now meet Creation Mother, or Yinganna, considered by the Aboriginal people of Arnhem Land to be an incarnation of the earth mother energy and an aspect, or immediate relative of, the Rainbow Serpent. In the story of Yinganna we find many overlaps with the more recent Mesopotamian story, she came from the East after emerging from the sea. With her, she carried many bags, each one carried the seeds of creation for a specific people, also their language and cultural identity. As Yinganna roamed she created the first people and gave to them language, agriculture (farming of yams is often singled out) and other key knowledge. Each people, or cultural group, had their own bag. Yinganna is represented as neither human or animal (anthropomorphic), and sometimes even incorporates lotus flowers and yams into her form, whether she be primarily in her snake form or human shape.
Across the many nations of ancient Australia, there was always a local version of the Rainbow Serpent and Earth mother tradition, although it varies the core almost always overlaps, as does the symbolism. Bags are a feature of the rock art across the continent. There is little doubt that this legend is one of the most ancient amongst a cultural background that goes back many tens of thousands of years (at the very least). In this matriarchal landscape rather than being associated with 7 male sages, the association is with 7 females, a group of sisters that came to Earth from the Pleiades to help in the creation process of human beings – the legendary Pleiadian sky heroes of the Dreaming.
If anybody is still in any doubt of the stark connections between the imagery in ancient Australia and in Mesopotamia, whether that of Sumer or of Gobekli Tepe, I will share some final proofs.
Note in the above images the incredible similarity of the representation of the Earth mother, right down to exact posture, breast positioning and exaggerated vaginal region. Consider also the strange head of the Earth mother as she is depicted at Gobekli Tepe, now examine closely the mysterious appendages of the Rainbow Serpent, as it is often depicted in the Aboriginal artwork of Arnhem Land, and observe the exact same shape. If you look closely at the image of Yinganna with her many bags, provided earlier above, you will also recognise that she has the same ‘mushroom-shape’ for her head. These are described elsewhere as being representations of water lilies, a flower held most sacred in ancient Egypt which is yet another land with strong connections to this investigation. Speaking of Egypt, I would recommend viewing the imagery of the Rainbow Serpent arched across the sky and comparing her with the images of serpentine-bodied goddess Nut holding exactly the same position.
If you are wondering what is in those bags it is always one of two things, the seeds of life or esoteric higher knowledge
This is by no means the end of the story, there is far more to this symbolism than I have discussed, and this subject ranges far broader than I can reveal in a single article. rest assured I intend to share everything that I have learned from my deep investigations over the last many years. There are deep cosmological connections hidden in the ancient images and a forgotten re-creation of our Earth after a terrible cataclysm is also encoded. Some of you may be interested to know that there are a great deal more symbols at Gobekli Tepe which absolutely confirm an Aboriginal Australian root to the knowledge encoded there, and this should be no surprise, there was no other culture existing on our Earth when it was constructed…who else did you think built it?
Before leaving this subject area, let me share some profound words of wisdom. The following lines were deciphered from ancient glyphs on a huge megalithic construction at the Mullumbimby sacred mound site.
Life was brought in a bag. God came in with Light from Darkness and gave man a soul and the sons of man brought in with Light became the Pillars of Heaven. He who came from on high brought life into the world.
There is currently ongoing investigations into this site based on the notes of the original investigating archaeologist, Frederic Slater, follow the story as it unfolds with the help of Steven & Evan Strong as well as Richard Patterson.
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Apkallu (Seven Sages) – Livius.org
Introduction to Coso Rock Art – Bradshawfoundation.com
Quetzalcóatl – The Feathered Serpent – sfu.museum
Gobeklitepe | The Oldest Temple of the World – Gobeklitepe.info
Rock Art of the Rainbow Serpent – Aboriginalartonline.com
Yingarna Dreamtime Story – kunwinjku-aboriginal-art.com
WARRAMURRUNGUNDJI – The Fertility Mother – kakadu-attractions.com
Rainbow Serpent – Wikipedia
Australia’s Stonehenge: the History of an Ancient Stone Arrangement (40 Kilometres from Mullumbimby NSW) – Forgottenorigins.com
Bruce Fenton is an ancient mysteries and human origins researcher currently based in Australia. He is the author of the book The Forgotten Exodus – The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution.