Today, in scientific circles, the idea is actively exaggerated that before the appearance of the first Neanderthals, our planet belonged to aquatic primates. The Swedish naturalist Jan Lindblad spoke about the fact that intelligent life originated in water bodies in the last century.
Lindblad put forward a hypothesis that intelligent waterfowl lived in numerous fresh lakes. With the onset of the global glacier, their range has greatly decreased. Some of them had to adapt to life in the seas, and some moved to land. It is from those who could survive on the earth’s firmament that our species originates.
By the way, this theory goes well with the well-known fact of the confrontation between Neanderthals and our direct ancestors – the Cro-Magnons. If official science, by separating these two species, cannot reliably determine where the latter came from, then the Swede’s hypothesis explains everything logically.
At the same time, if we follow Lindblad’s way of thinking, then it is worth looking for our siblings on the ocean floor. His version is confirmed by numerous legends and myths of almost all cultures of the world.
Even the ancient Sumerians had a legend about the mysterious and wise race of fish people. The chronicle source says that in ancient times these creatures came out of the depths of the sea and settled among people.
Tradition has preserved even the name of their leader. By the way, there is no question of any conflict in this case. Fish people did not take over human settlements as they were much smarter. More advanced, they offered gifts to the human tribe.
It was not gold and precious stones, it was knowledge. Sea creatures taught man to process metals, to properly cultivate fields as well as as teach people with writing skills. Legends about them, although unusual, have been preserved as grateful memories.
A Sumerian written source describes the sea ruler Oannes as follows:
“His whole body was like the body of a fish, under the fish head he had another head, and below his legs, like a man, but attached to the tail of a fish. His voice and language were human and articulate; the idea of him is still alive.”
Not only the Sumerian chroniclers talk about the mysterious underwater race. There are many references to aquatic creatures in ancient Indian literature.
The inhabitants of the sea depths in it are called “nivatakawachi”, which translates as “dressed in invulnerable shells.”
In the Mahabharata epic, there is a chapter in which god Indra demands payment from the hero Arjuna for training in the art of war:
“I have enemies – danavas, they are called nivatakavachs; but it is difficult to reach them: they live, climbing into the depths of the ocean. They say that there are millions of them, as for selection, they are equal in appearance and full of strength. Defeat them there! Let this be your payment to the teacher.”
According to the Indian chronicle, it turns out that an almost omnipotent god sends his best disciple to destroy some previously unknown sea race. It seems that the inhabitants of the seabed greatly interfered with the new masters of the planet.
The bloodthirstiness of the gods of the Indian pantheon is not surprising but the Mahabharata allows us to draw another conclusion. It seems that the inhabitants of the underwater world were (and maybe still are) the indigenous inhabitants of the Earth and the gods, whether Indian or Greek, act as uninvited guests.
They broke into the fragile ecosystem of the planet uninvited and began to reshape it at their own discretion. Who knows, perhaps there are no more intelligent terrestrial endemics left, and all of us are distant descendants of arrogant invaders.
This explains the barbaric attitude of human civilization to the ecosystem of the “native” planet. Perhaps our collective unconscious still perceives Earth as a temporary home.