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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Rock Eagle Mound

Rock Eagle Mound, Georgia
Rock Eagle Mound
While Stonehenge and Easter Island are the most well-known ancient monuments, America is littered with mysterious wonders predating the Historical narrative we've been taught.  Rock Eagle Mound in Putnam County, Georgia, is one of those that has yet to be explained.

Thought to be at least 1500 years old, Rock Eagle Mound may be twice that age.  The actual bird represented by the rock mound has a wingspan of 120' and is unknown, as well.  While assumed to be an effigy mound, as Native American burial mounds are scattered across the continent, no one knows the monument's true purpose.  If Eagle Rock Mound is a Native American effigy mound, some scholars think it may predate all other effigy mounds in America.

Many Native American tribes revered animals -- particularly animals of prey -- as they practiced Shamanism, and other forms of Animism.  Eagle Rock Mound may well be a monument to the Spirit of Eagle, or even The Great Spirit itself.

However, Zoroastrians often depicted the Creator (the Supreme Being, Ahura Mazda, or Ormazd: Lord of the Wise) as a winged bird of prey, carrying the sun across the sky, or swallowing it at nightfall -- and, in many instances, this bird appears to be an eagle!  Could Canaanites or their predecessors have visited North America?

Some believe Ormazd became the Biblical Mithras, and may have been the idol of a secretive cult within the ranks of Roman soldiers around the time of Christ 1.  And while that theory seems to lack basis (and may be politically motivated), if true, it could mean that Romans were in North America far earlier than believed.

All told, Eagle Rock Mound in Georgia remains one of the most mysterious man-made monuments in the United States of America!

The picture above was lifted from www.ExploreGeorgia.org, and is shared under Fair Use.

1 As most of the information surrounding this particular "cult" comes from Biblical text, Mithras may have referred to gold -- often used to represent the sun.  The "Cult of Mithras" might refer to mercenaries, or soldiers easily bribed, within the ranks of the Roman Guard.  Rome was notoriously corrupt, especially at that time.

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