in a flying ship (the Ark), raised a plateau over the waters, and there began the Nri system of
professional priesthood. He taught the natives agriculture, metal-working and basic technologies
as well as commerce. Angulu Onwuejeogwu 22 and Lawrence Emeka23 in two separate studies
on the subject, confirmed that this god, who was called Eri, conquered the people’s resistance
through his mystical powers. In The Emerald Tablet Thoth actually boasted that he used mystical
powers to overcome the resistance of the natives and that he thereafter dwelt among them and
inaugurated a civilization which gave the Khemites an edge over all other humans at the time.
Edgar Cayce, America’s sleeping prophet gave readings confirming that mythological
Egypt was an off-shoot of Atlantis, and that cave-men were its original inhabitants.24
In They Lived Before Adam, we amassed plenty of evidence, based on similarities of character
and deeds between the various gods mentioned in the mythologies we were studying, that indeed
the god entity whom the Yoruba called Obatala, the ancestor of the Igbo nation, was the same
person whom the Egyptians called Khem, the founder of Khemet (Egypt), the Bini called Idu
and the Hebrew Bible called Ham. This entity was known as Rama/Yama among the Indians
and as Osiris by the Greeks and latter-day Egyptians. As Kush, this god was the founder of
Hindu Kush – another name for India, as well as the Ethiopian and Sumerian civilizations.
The discovery of the identity of this god and his role in the global dissemination of an indigenous
African culture that created the Ikom monoliths, Nok and Igbo Ukwu, with Igbo Ukwu as its
capital was fundamental. Indeed Egyptian and other global mythologies had noted that a hero
“whom a local African god had made immortal” had travelled round the world bringing writing
22 Angulu Onwuejeogwu, Afa Symbolism and Phenomenology, 1997
23 Lawrence Emeka, “Eri – The Founder of the Igbo Nation”, Uwa: Ndi Igbo, No 2, 1976
24 Evans Edgar Cayce, Edgar Cayce on Atlantis, 1999.