Forgotten History of the Western People:
From the Earliest Origins

Forgotten History of the Western People

Author: Mike Gascoigne
Publisher: Anno Mundi Books
Format: Paperback, 5½" x 8½", 256pp.
ISBN: 0-9543922-0-5

Summary

This book is an attempt to revive the study of history, as it used to be, before it became corrupted by the assumption that early humans were descended from ape-like creatures over a long period of time. Before the time of Darwin and Huxley, most history books started off with a brief statement about creation and the flood, and how the three sons of Noah went to different parts of the world, Shem to Asia, Ham to Africa and Japheth to Europe. Then they would continue the history from that point onwards. A considerable amount of information was available, from non-Biblical sources, and much of it is still available today, although it sometimes requires the retrieval of obscure material from second-hand bookshops and library archives.

My source material has included the Babylonian history, from the fragments that remain of the works of Berosus, and the Greek mythology which is a highly embellished version of early history. After that, I have focused on the history of Britain and Ireland, because this is the part of the world where I live, and it is always easier to research one's own locality.

There has recently been a revival of creationism, as new evidence is continually emerging that contradicts the theory of evolution. I have always believed in creation, not just from a religious perspective, but as the best scientific explanation of the origin of life. However, while reading through some of the latest creationist materials, I came across a book called After the Flood, by Bill Cooper, that was different from all the others. Instead of using science to prove our origins, it looked at the records that were left behind by our ancestors. While this might seem the obvious thing to do, there are very few books available on the subject, compared with the much larger number of books that take the scientific approach.

Having identified an area of neglected research that might be called Creation History instead of Creation Science, I began to look at some of Cooper's source materials, and other sources of ancient history. The result was an accumulation of material that had to be written up.

Table of Contents

Preface

1

Ancient and Medieval Sources

4

Chapter 1 - Creation and the Flood

7

Armorica, the Ancient Name of Brittany

11

Ten Kings Before the Flood

12

King Noah

16

Longevity

17

Oannes, the Fish-Man

18

Jonah, the Reluctant Fish-Man

22

The Bishop's Mitre

23

Location of the Ark

23

Mount Ararat

24

Durupinar

25

Urartu and Kurdistan

25

North-West Iran - Sahand or Sabalan

28

Eastern Cudi Dagh

29

Central Cudi Dagh

30

Cudi Dagh Culture Trail

31

Historical Sightings of the Ark

32

What Happened to Noah?

32

Descent from the Ark

33

Was it Plagiarism?

36

Bible from Babylon?

36

Babylon from the Bible?

36

The Greek Story of Creation and the Fall

37

Lamech and his Three Sons

39

Who is Zeus?

40

Chapter 2 - The Early Post-Flood World

41

Gilgamesh

42

The Battle Against Humbaba

42

The Bull of Heaven

43

The Death of Enkidu and the Search for Immortality

44

The Descendants of Noah

45

Additional Children of Noah

49

The Egyptian Osiris and Greek Zeus

54

The Greek Dionysus and Roman Bacchus

57

Castration of Ouranos

58

The Kings After the Flood

59

The Greek Flood Stories

60

The Flood of Atlantis

60

The Flood of Ogygus

61

The Flood of Deucalion

62

From Noah to Dardanus

64

Longevity Within the Greek Mythology

66

Migration of Pre-Flood History to Greek Mythology

66

How to Make a God

67

From Adam to the Welsh and English Monarchies

67

Chapter 3 - Dubious Histories

69

Annius of Viterbo

69

Is Fake History Worth Anything?

71

Lost Works of Berosus

71

History of the World According to Annius and Friends

72

Travels of Noah into Europe

72

Holinshed's Chronicles

81

Fables and Endless Genealogies

88

Chapter 4 - From Dardanus to the Welsh Kings

91

Dardanus to Aeneas

91

The British History from Brutus to Cadwallader

93

Aeneas to Brutus

94

From the Death of Brutus to the Arrival of the Romans

97

From the Roman to the Saxon Invasion

99

From the Saxon Invasion to the Death of Cadwallader

105

Sources of British History

112

Gildas

113

Tysilio

113

Nennius

115

Geoffrey of Monmouth

116

The Good Book of Oxford

118

Polydore Vergil

119

Chapter 5 - Anglo-Saxon Genealogies

123

Anglo-Saxon Descent from Noah

123

Anglo-Saxon Descent from Priam, King of Troy

126

Which One Is Right?

127

Early Saxon History

127

Asgard - The Saxon Troy

128

Babylon II

130

Descendants of Woden

132

Chapter 6 - History of Ireland and Scotland

133

Early History of Ireland

134

The Sons of Miletus

136

British and Irish Histories

143

What is Truth?

145

Common Ground

146

Chapter 7 - Early Christianity in the British Isles

147

To the End of the Earth

147

The Trade Routes

148

The Jews in Britain

154

Glastonbury

155

Jesus and Joseph of Arimathea in Britain

156

Jesus at Glastonbury

158

Joseph in Britain after the Resurrection

161

Date of Joseph's Arrival

164

The Holy Thorn

167

The Holy Grail

167

Antiquity of the British Church

168

Simon Zelotes in Britain

169

The Silurian Royal Family in Rome

170

Aristobulus in Britain

174

The Apostle Paul in Britain

177

Lucius, The First Christian King In All The World

179

Emperor Diocletian and the Persecution of Christians

181

Constantine, the First Christian Emperor

181

The Pelagian Heresy

183

Christianity in Ireland and Scotland

184

Paladius

184

St. Patrick

185

Papal Authority

185

St. Columba

186

St. Augustine

187

St. Aidan

191

The Council of Whitby

191

The Reformation

192

Chapter 8 - The End Of The World

193

The Babylonian Apocalypse

193

Planet-Gazing at Babylon

197

Is There A Message In The Stars?

198

Ragnarok

200

The European Union

203

Twelve Stars of the Madonna

203

A Woman Rides the Beast

206

The Tower of Babel

210

Escaping the Apocalypse

212

Bibliography

214

Index

223

© Copyright 2002 Mike Gascoigne