I saw a recent post on a popular forum. Somebody was asking why it was that liquid metal was recently found under a Mexican pyramid?
They went on to ask why there were lakes of some form or another, artificial ones, beneath various pyramids. I can perhaps help to answer this question. Think for one moment about the pyramid of the feathered serpent. Here we have a very unique phenomenon at work.
Upon the equinoxes, one can see a feathered serpent coming down from heaven, effectively a shadow on the side of the staircase, where the bannister on the side effectively is carved out like a serpent. As the astronomical phenomenon proceeds we effectively see the snake coming down to Earth.
It is all rather clear that this relates to the legend found in the Bible, of Satan coming down to heaven. We therefore find this old story here, primordial, spread around the world by the original pyramid religion!
Naturally, it is rather clear that here we have one of the problems of pyramid research... we always see rather similar constructions, never obviously derived from diffusion from a single source. Thor Heyerdahl often toyed with the idea of Mexican Pyramids deriving from the Egyptian pyramids. He looked at the common use of brain surgery and other various similarities between the cultures. The problem is that his ideas were never convincing. He even had several reed rafts built, attempting to prove that such expeditions were possible, in ancient times.
In Heyerdahl's peak time of the 50s and 60s, we really only knew about pyramids in Egypt and America. We knew that the Mexican pyramids seemed to be much younger so it was natural to assume that there was a simple case of diffusion. Yet never has a single hieroglyph ever been discovered in the Americas. Clearly this was no case of cultural diffusion.
It was still all rather unconvincing. The problem was that we are really looking at common ancestors, rather than Egypt as a progenitor. Let us look at this as a step-by-step process. Firstly, I began to notice in my little adventures (read about them in my book, In Search of the Origin of Pyramids and the Lost Gods of Giza) that various holy hills around Europe, fertility mounds, are found near fountains. 'Creations spreads from this point', seemed to have been a common theme.
Water is often found under pyramids. The interior of the Great pyramid has a considerable humidity, possibly from water-bearing limestone strata underneath. In fact a lake or two used to be found at Giza, upon the plateau, which in fact turned red at a certain time of year!
Fig. Walking up the sacred hill of Knocknarrea, with mounds older in fact than the Giza pyramid, I noticed water just pouring out, and into this fountain!
Mercury is imperishable water
Simply put, Mercury is an excellent water for the gods, a sort of imperishable water. It is obviously not meant for human consumption, though the ancient peoples may not have known this. It is water for the fire god, the resemblance of molten metal which otherwise needs a great deal of heat.
An imperishable lake?
Taking the idea of a progenitor culture of pyramid builders, from say the 4th millennium B.C., we encounter the idea of mercury as possibly an imperishable lake, particularly as a 'large amount' was supposedly uncovered underneath a Mexican pyramid. There is something else going on here. Alchemy. Alchemy was very particularly the science of chemistry as based in Egypt. Mercury itself was sourced from a sulfide ore, cinnabar. Are we in fact looking at alchemy, not as an Egyptian science, but a science of the pyramid-building proto-states of semi-nomadic pyramid builders of the fourth millennium BC?
It is also imperishable godly semen, ensuring endless fertility for the land
We are familiar with the concept of meteoric iron being associated by Ancient Egyptians with the semen of the fertility male god Osiris. With pyramids viewed in the context of perpetual fertility, in particular as the Great Triple Goddess, as mentioned in my book, it becomes clear that this is a sort of semen of the fire god, if viewed in this particular way. Perhaps in Mexican terms, as the serpent god. If we look at the Teotihuacan complex as a form of the triple god, we see three great pyramids, Sun, Moon and Serpent pyramids. The Serpent pyramid would be that of the fire god.
My own theory is that cinnabar, being red is a natural substance of the fire god. In my own book I propose that the unfinished third pyramid of Giza, the Menkaura pyramid, which was supposed to have been covered in red or pink granite, was the pyramid of the banished fire god. Never finished, possibly as he was regarded as evil, or simply because, as Herodotus pointed out, Egyptians were tired of these strange 'other' gods, possibly because they belonged to another culture which clashed with their own.
Fig. Pyramid of the Lost Fire God? His consort would be one of the goddess components of the triple goddess?
If you would like to read more about some of my ideas regarding all this, please have a look at my book, In Search of the Origin of Pyramids and the Lost Gods of Giza, available cheaply in Kindle edition. It is also available in paperback edition for those who wish to make notes. I guarantee you will see info found no-where else.