The Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagun (1499-1590), one of the most important chroniclers of the Aztec conquest, arrived in Mexico a few years after the Cortez epic. He spoke the local tongue, Nahuatl, and devoted more than thirty years to the study of the indigenous’ traditions. His historic-anthropologic piece called “General History of the Things of New Spain” or “Florentine Codex” was never published by the Spanish Crown because they didn’t approve of Sahagun’s investigations on the indigenous world and considered the natives to be pagans.
Some copies were preserved in the library of the Royal Palace of Spain and that is how we got to them. They are a priceless source for us to get closer to the Aztec civilization respecting the point of view of the conquered; this is, preserving their myths, their beliefs and their customs.
At that time, the main Aztec god was Quetzalcoatl, represented sometimes as a feathered serpent or as a man with a beard and in a white tunic. He was worshiped as the one who taught them writing, star observation and, even more important, the one who left them their mysterious calendar.
For the Aztecs, Quetzalcoatl really lived among them in the past. This tradition was so rooted among the natives that some Spanish chroniclers identified him as the apostle Saint Thomas.
Sahagun gives interesting details on Quetzalcoatl’s legacy.
He noticed that the Aztec children of noble birth were handed over to a school called Calmecac, of which Quetzalcoatl was the patron. There, all the students learned about astronomy and dream interpretation, and were also taught how to count days and years. In short, they learned to measure time as Quetzalcoatl had taught to their ancestors.
How important was this legacy and what does it have to do with the Anunnaki?
The Aztec calendar, which is not a mere time measurement instrument, divides human history into five eras. The end of the first era was caused by a deluge. The next three eras ended because of a catastrophe. Finally, the Aztecs appeared in the fifth era.
According to the chronology of the Aztec calendar, the Great Flood occurred around 11,000 BC. Surprisingly, this is the same time frame determined by scientific researches for this event.
How could the Aztecs back then, more than 3000 years ago, know about the date of the Great Flood?
If their calendar indeed marks precisely the age in which the Great Flood happened, why shouldn’t we believe their other claims?
Dr. Sitchin tells us that, according to this calendar, there were white-haired giants in the first or second eras. In the third era there were red-haired people. Then, Quetzalcoatl appeared in the fourth era, wearing a whit tunic and a beard.
This is evidence that perhaps human history is much more complicated than we think.
Apparently, Quetzalcoatl had transmitted this knowledge to the Aztecs. However, where could he have gotten it from?
Zecharia Sitchin has a convincing answer. According to his interpretations of the Sumerian clay tablets, Quetzalcoatl was one of the Anunnaki extraterrestrials who decided to expand to America to look for more gold to protect the atmosphere of planet Nibiru. His name was Ningishzida, son of Enki, whom the Sumerians immortalized in their tablets as the Sumerian God of Knowledge. Ningishzida knew well the history of the Earth because his race had been continuously visiting us for half a million years.
The teachings about astronomy, time, and dream interpretation that the aztec children were taught in the Calmecac school could have been the legacy of the Anunnaki Ningishzida also known as Quetzalcoatl.
According to Sitchin’s research, the Anunnaki Enki was an expert in science, engineering, architecture and genetics, and he could have transmitted all this knowledge to his son, Ningishzida, who shared it with some native cultures of the American continent.
According to Sitchin, at some point around 3500 b.C., the Anunnaki called Enki and his son, Ningishzida, arrived in the other side of the world in their search for gold. Enki’s son led a group formed by men from Africa and bearded men from the Middle East in an intercontinental journey to the Gulf of Mexico. They arrived using the same sea currents the Spaniards would use years later. Sitchin’s theory would explain all the coincidences we’ve reviewed in this article, and some more.
A detail that backs this theory is the fact that the Olmecs, one of the oldest cultures of this region, had a population with purely African features. The Olmec statues are an evident sign of this connection, and there are many studies that confirm the African presence in America long before the arrival of the Spaniards. One of these studies is that by Mexican historian Vicente Riva Palacio, who wrote back in 1870 that “it is indisputable that in very old times, the black race populated our territory”.
These Olmecs with African features would be the ones who came with the Anunnaki Ningishzida from Middle East and Africa or, in any case, his descendants.
The similarity among the Aztec pyramids, the Egyptian pyramids and the much older Sumerian Ziggurats is so evident that it’s not necessary to make a detailed analysis.
How can we explain all we have previously seen without there being a previous contact between the Sumerian and the Aztec civilizations hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spaniards?
We can doubt Sitchin’s explanations, we can disagree with him, but we can’t deny that there is enough evidence to sustain his hypothesis or to, at least, consider that the history we know is not the only one.