From Noah to Dardanus

This article describes the descendants of Noah, up to the foundation of Troy by Dardanus, and is based on Greek mythology which is thought to be an embellished version of real history.

Noah to Dardanus

The Real History Behind The Greek Mythology

There are good reasons to believe that Greek Mythology is an embellished version of real history. The so-called 'gods' were just ordinary men and women whose deeds have been exaggerated so that they could be made into gods. I will go into this argument in detail in my forthcoming new book, but basically they are as follows:

  • Ouranos and Gaia represent Noah and his wife.
  • Titan, Kronus and Iapetus are Shem, Ham and Japheth. This is evident from a Chaldean fragment (1) which says "After the Flood, Titan and Prometheus lived, and Titan undertook a war against Kronus". Prometheus (not shown in the diagram), is a son of Iapetus in Greek mythology, and he appears in the Chaldean fragment in place of his father. Kronus must be Ham, because he appears in the Egyptian king list of Manetho (2) among the demi-gods that precede the first dynasty. This leaves only Shem to be accounted for, and he is given the name Titan which is a collective name for all the children of Ouranos and Gaia.
  • Kronus achieves notoriety by castrating his father Uranus, an exaggerated version of the story about Ham seeing his father naked in his tent.
  • By comparison of the Greek and Egyptian mythologies, it is possible to show that the Greek Zeus is the Egyptian Osyris, and since he is a son of Ham, he must be Mizraim.

Oceanus and Tethys were additional children of Noah, born after the flood (and there is nothing in the Bible to suggest that this should not happen). They got married and had both sons and daughters. Their sons were called 'River Gods' and their daughters were called 'Oceanids'. One of the Oceanids, either Clymene or Asia, married Iapetus (Japheth) and they had a son called Atlas who had a daughter called Electra. She married Zeus who is the same as the Egyptian Osiris and the Biblical Mizraim. Zeus and Electra had a son called Dardanus who became the first king of Troy.

Dardanus married Batia, the grand-daughter of Scamander the River God, who represents the river near Troy. Her father was Teucer, king of the Teucrians. Dardanus and Batia had a son called Ericthoneus who succeeded him as the next king of Troy, and the line continues as far as the Trojan war. Virgil (3) tells the story of how Aeneas fled from the burning city of Troy and established his kingdom in Italy. Then there is Brutus, the great-grandson of Aeneas, who came to Britain and founded of the British (Welsh) monarchy, despite claims to the contrary which I have dealt with in Why All The Fuss About Geoffrey and The Good Book of Oxford.

Taking all this together, we have a continuous genealogy from Noah to the Welsh monarchy, but that's not all. Berosus (4), a Babylonian priest of the third century BC, gives a list of ten kings before the flood, corresponding to the ten patriarchs from Adam to Noah. So the genealogy goes all the way back to Adam.

Note: There is a more elaborate version of the descent from Noah to Dardanus, but it is based on sources that cannot be authenticated. See From Noah to Dardanus (according to Annius).


1. Hodges, E.R., Cory's Ancient Fragments, A New and Enlarged Edition, Reeves & Turner, London, 1876. Facsimile reprints from Ballantrae, Ontario, Canada. This Chaldean fragment is from Alexander Polyhistor.

2. Cory's Ancient Fragments. King list of Manetho.

3. Virgil - The Aneid, Penguin Classics.

4. Cory's Ancient Fragments. See the fragments of Berosus from Apollodorus and Abydenus.

Copyright 2002

Mike Gascoigne
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