The Meaning of Atlantis, an excerpt from “Timaeus” by Plato

Listen Siblings, I come in peace,

“Solon, Solon, [Europeans] are perennial infants.  Not a single [European] is an Elder.” — Ancient Philosopher-Priest.

Today’s article deals with myth and reality. It’s important to understand how ancient “myth” was as the prime inspiration of European people. It uses the following citations–look at all of them:

[1] See an 18th Century Map
[2] The Allegory of the Pitied ChildMoorish Lesson
[3] http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1572/1572-h/1572-h.htm
[4] Excerpt, The Authorship of the Republic [ . . .] by George James Stolen Legacy
[5] Ancient Egypt’s Role [ . . . ] by Dr. Kwame Nantambu80,000 Students
[6] http://web.archive.org/web/20110611145923/http://www.cwo.com/~lucumi/crete.html
[7] “Cocaine in Mummies” by Master Naba [ . . .]Ancient Travels

The Atlantic Ocean, which carried our ancestors to America, was once partly named the Ethiopian Ocean,[1] because prior to our enslavement, Africans were notably seafaring. In fact, Columbus asked an African to bring him to America[2]. With the decline of our international stature, the ocean has been renamed the “Atlantic Ocean,” after the fabled city of Atlantis, which is a tale from Plato’s Timaeus[3] (which wasn’t written by Plato)[4]. This narrative is incredibly informative. There are multiple translations. One of which informs on a fundamental truth on Occidentals[4]: they are obsessed with myth. So I need to write a disclaimer. What’s fact is that Egypt was a seat of learning for the Ancient Greeks[5]. What’s myth is that the Egyptians were originally Asiatic, or that the “Greeks” of Solon’s age were racially the same as the Greeks of antiquity. To wit, here are images of Minoan culture[6] (which after it was pillaged spawned Ancient Greek culture:)

[Note (by Onitaset Kumat): Ancient Egyptian Depiction of Minoans

“The first civilization of Europe was established on the island of Crete.  It is called the Minoan Culture, after King Minos, an early legendary ruler of the island.  The ancestors of the Cretans were natives of Africa, a branch of Western Ethiopians.” –John G. Jackson

More, modern science reasons that Pale skin isn’t as old as eight-thousand years.[7]

All said, many insights into modern society are here recorded. Why we only know of one flood (Noah’s Ark) and evidence of ancient Global Warming/Cooling are amongst these. More, the nature of Occidentals toward self-glorification/comparison through myths are shown to be ancient. This is important. These Ancient Greeks praised “Whiteness” based on Black civilizations and African critiques (just as they do today). Notice how here Solon* talks about ancient Athens though Ancient Athens has nothing to do with his Athens. Then they (Modern Europeans) rewrote these stories to hide the truth from you (saying “Asiatic” instead of “African”) [Hint: Modern translators changed the language here]. Get the truth out there!

In all of this, recognize that only African Blood Siblings will provide our race with this insight. Thereby, you should be aggressive in sharing this website and this author, Onitaset Kumat. We are too passive for our liberation and this is hindering our progress as a people [I speak to us on the streets and we’re really, really passive]. Get active and share this with every African. Promoting an organization of the race and a leadership of the race will harbor the re-creation of civilization; but continuing to be passive on the tasks of the race will facilitate our destruction. Create or destroy–share.

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The Meaning of Atlantis,
an excerpt from “Timaeus”
by Plato

One translation:

They had not at that time gone out of fashion, and the recital of them led some one to say, perhaps in compliment to Critias, that Solon was not only the wisest of men but also the best of poets. The old man brightened up at hearing this, and said: Had Solon only had the leisure which was required to complete the famous legend which he brought with him from Egypt he would have been as distinguished as Homer and Hesiod. ‘And what was the subject of the poem?’ said the person who made the remark. The subject was a very noble one; he described the most famous action in which the Athenian people were ever engaged. But the memory of their exploits has passed away owing to the lapse of time and the extinction of the actors. ‘Tell us,’ said the other, ‘the whole story, and where Solon heard the story.’ He replied—There is at the head of the Egyptian Delta, where the river Nile divides, a city and district called Sais; the city was the birthplace of King Amasis, and is under the protection of the goddess Neith or Athene. The citizens have a friendly feeling towards the Athenians, believing themselves to be related to them. Hither came Solon, and was received with honour; and here he first learnt, by conversing with the Egyptian priests, how ignorant he and his countrymen were of antiquity. Perceiving this, and with the view of eliciting information from them, he told them the tales of Phoroneus and Niobe, and also of Deucalion and Pyrrha, and he endeavoured to count the generations which had since passed. Thereupon an aged priest said to him: ‘O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are ever young, and there is no old man who is a Hellene.’ ‘What do you mean?’ he asked. ‘In mind,’ replied the priest, ‘I mean to say that you are children; there is no opinion or tradition of knowledge among you which is white with age; and I will tell you why. Like the rest of mankind you have suffered from convulsions of nature, which are chiefly brought about by the two great agencies of fire and water. The former is symbolized in the Hellenic tale of young Phaethon who drove his father’s horses the wrong way, and having burnt up the earth was himself burnt up by a thunderbolt. For there occurs at long intervals a derangement of the heavenly bodies, and then the earth is destroyed by fire. At such times, and when fire is the agent, those who dwell by rivers or on the seashore are safer than those who dwell upon high and dry places, who in their turn are safer when the danger is from water. Now the Nile is our saviour from fire, and as there is little rain in Egypt, we are not harmed by water; whereas in other countries, when a deluge comes, the inhabitants are swept by the rivers into the sea. The memorials which your own and other nations have once had of the famous actions of mankind perish in the waters at certain periods; and the rude survivors in the mountains begin again, knowing nothing of the world before the flood. But in Egypt the traditions of our own and other lands are by us registered for ever in our temples. The genealogies which you have recited to us out of your own annals, Solon, are a mere children’s story. For in the first place, you remember one deluge only, and there were many of them, and you know nothing of that fairest and noblest race of which you are a seed or remnant. The memory of them was lost, because there was no written voice among you. For in the times before the great flood Athens was the greatest and best of cities and did the noblest deeds and had the best constitution of any under the face of heaven.’ Solon marvelled, and desired to be informed of the particulars. ‘You are welcome to hear them,’ said the priest, ‘both for your own sake and for that of the city, and above all for the sake of the goddess who is the common foundress of both our cities. Nine thousand years have elapsed since she founded yours, and eight thousand since she founded ours, as our annals record. Many laws exist among us which are the counterpart of yours as they were in the olden time. I will briefly describe them to you, and you shall read the account of them at your leisure in the sacred registers. In the first place, there was a caste of priests among the ancient Athenians, and another of artisans; also castes of shepherds, hunters, and husbandmen, and lastly of warriors, who, like the warriors of Egypt, were separated from the rest, and carried shields and spears, a custom which the goddess first taught you, and then the Asiatics, and we among Asiatics first received from her. Observe again, what care the law took in the pursuit of wisdom, searching out the deep things of the world, and applying them to the use of man. The spot of earth which the goddess chose had the best of climates, and produced the wisest men; in no other was she herself, the philosopher and warrior goddess, so likely to have votaries. And there you dwelt as became the children of the gods, excelling all men in virtue, and many famous actions are recorded of you. The most famous of them all was the overthrow of the island of Atlantis. This great island lay over against the Pillars of Heracles, in extent greater than Libya and Asia put together, and was the passage to other islands and to a great ocean of which the Mediterranean sea was only the harbour; and within the Pillars the empire of Atlantis reached in Europe to Tyrrhenia and in Libya to Egypt. This mighty power was arrayed against Egypt and Hellas and all the countries bordering on the Mediterranean. Then your city did bravely, and won renown over the whole earth. For at the peril of her own existence, and when the other Hellenes had deserted her, she repelled the invader, and of her own accord gave liberty to all the nations within the Pillars. A little while afterwards there were great earthquakes and floods, and your warrior race all sank into the earth; and the great island of Atlantis also disappeared in the sea. This is the explanation of the shallows which are found in that part of the Atlantic ocean.’

Another translation:

“O Solon, Solon, You Greeks are always children . . . . You Greeks are novices in all knowledge in all knowledge of antiquity. You are ignorant of what passed here or among yourselves in the days of old. The history of eight-thousand years is deposited in our sacred books, but we can ascend to much higher antiquity and tell you what our fathers have done for nine-thousand years. I mean their institutions, their laws, and their brilliant accomplishments.”

— –Egyptian Priest at Sais to Solon, en route from Greece in Plato’s
Timaios 400 BCE

* Solon was one of the Seven Sages of Greece. As “wise” as he was, he is here told he’s a fool by the Egyptians. Nevertheless, Brooklyn Museum has his name posted in the front. They don’t have our names though we were Solon’s teachers.

2 thoughts on “The Meaning of Atlantis, an excerpt from “Timaeus” by Plato

  1. omalone1

    funny thing is, I was just thinking about Atlantis earlier today, and have in my possession a rare “philosopical society” text exploring it. Credit for mentioning G.Jackson as these veiled historians tend to be undermined by the modern day internet-junkies who dare not delve into primary sources.

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    1. Onitaset Post author

      Again, with regard ideas, the watchword is “action;” with regard Africans, “restoration.”

      African people need to take ideas and turn them into actions for restoration. Atlantis is relevant insomuch as it can be used to restore Africa and African people, nothing more.

      We must operate in a single purpose or our efforts will be pushed to the wayside by that opposition which is purposed toward our dissuasion.

      The African Blood Siblings Community Center which every reader ought effort to build is the device that creates Communities single in purpose toward lifting us into an international network of Prosperous, Independent Africans. This is our goal.

      Hereafter, we need not even consider ‘internet junkies’ our rise is within distance but we must move!

      Reply

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