There are people on earth who deny their belonging to humanity and believe that they came from the stars. Moreover, some of them claim that they came when there was no humanity yet.
Let’s say right away that all kinds of fantastic versions bred now about the origin of some people from the stars and about how they brought civilization to the local savages will not be considered here. We will talk only about specific tribes whose unearthly origin has been written in mythology and legends for more than one thousand years.
There are only three such people – Toda in India, Surma in Africa and Uru in South America. Today, these are the very few who still keep aloof and who may well disappear in the foreseeable future. But their origin myths are truly amazing.
Arrogance and secrecy
In a remote highland region at the junction of the borders of Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan, a small Surma tribe lives. Almost nothing is known about them. It is very difficult to get there, as the Surma avoid contact in every possible way, and everyone who encounters them speaks of their arrogance, secrecy and unwillingness to communicate.
Only quite recently, the expedition of the Geographical Society of Iceland managed not only to reach them, but also to live among the Surma for half a year and conduct research. There are many different things, but one fact is very surprising.
It turns out that they do not consider themselves humans and claim that they arrived from the sky, there was an disaster on the planet from which they came and thus lost contact with their homeland. This is not a fairy tale for tourists, at least because there are no tourists there, and the Surma in general do not like to talk about themselves. The Icelandic researchers who seem to have managed to ingratiate themselves with them, had to pull out a lot of tricks to gain their trust.
By the way, hence their arrogance. They consider “humans” an inferior level species and do not want to communicate with them. However, something else is more interesting. Icelandic researchers not only believed them, but also claim to have found evidence of the alien origin of this mysterious tribe. In fact, the myth of Surma about the origin and the god Tugu also speaks about this.
Whether this is true or not is unknown and generally seems very doubtful, but the fact that the surrogates do not consider themselves humans is obvious. Surma, even in their appearance, do everything not to look like people.
With the end of the rainy season, male Surma arrange fierce fights. According to tradition, adults and children seriously indulge in painstaking work in front of them: they paint each other from head to toe with intricate patterns. Perhaps, hidden deep meanings of a different culture and secret signs unknown to us are under the hood of these body paintings, winding lines and circles and exquisitely bizarre patterns.
Sorcerers from the Bull constellation
High in the mountains of India, in the state of Tamil Nadu, a few Toda people live. The fact that they are not local is obvious enough. The Toda even outwardly differ from neighboring people – they are taller, more robust, much lighter, and light-eyed people are often found among them.
However, they themselves say that they arrived in India from the island of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Everything seems to be fine, but then the strangeness begins. Of course, they arrived in India from Ceylon, but on the island, according to them, they appeared from the stars. Moreover, they even call a specific address – the constellation of the Bull (Taurus). And, accordingly, they have nothing to do with humanity.
No one denies their difference from people in general. Neighbors generally consider them sorcerers and are firmly convinced of this. According to their stories, Todas can heal by touch, their short staffs are magic wands, they have power over elephants and tigers, and can even shapeshift into them. These are not legends about some mysterious and distant people, these are the words of their neighbors with whom they communicate closely and often.
They have an unusual sex ratio for most people: 100 boys are born for every 20 girls. Therefore, the cult of a woman is preached in the tribe: mothers, wives, sisters are respected and revered from early childhood. Anthropologists have not yet unraveled the language and culture of Toda. And today there are no more than 600 of them left. Toda never steal, they are unselfish and not envious, they do not know weapons and are not capable of killing – therefore they are vegetarians and altruists.
The sacred language of Toda – kvorzha – is not associated with any of the languages of the earth, both ancient and modern. And in general, it has not yet been deciphered, although they do not hide it. The results of biological research, or rather their absence, are also surprising. There is only a very incomprehensible phrase that the blood formula of Toda shows great differences from the universal one. What does this mean, decide for yourselves.
In general, science in this case is at an impasse and a wide variety of hypotheses arise, up to the fact that Toda is from the sunken mainland of Lemuria. As for the Toda people themselves, everything is crystal clear and all their rituals and myths are connected with their ancestral home, the constellation of the Bull, and they believe that after death their souls return back to the homeland stars.
The cat sun people from Lake Titicaca
The Uru people, who live high in the mountains on Lake Titicaca, and it is on the lake, and not around it, absolutely seriously claims that they are not people and appeared even earlier than the sun, not to mention the Earth and humanity.
They claim that they used to look not like people, but quite differently and that their blood is black. Speaking about their former appearance, they say that the bas-reliefs of the city of Tiahuanaco (very ancient and mysterious) depict them.
Here is what the Uru told the ethnographer Jean Velard, who studied them for many years.
“We are very ancient, the most ancient… We are the inhabitants of the lake, cat-sun. We are non-humans!” they said to the ethnographer Jean Velard.
Their way of life is very peculiar and there is an increased resistance to cold, one might say inhuman, and their language is not associated with any others. However, no genetic studies have been carried out, or they have not been published.
So for now, this is all pure mythology and the question remains open.
Surprisingly, usually people always consider themselves humans and very often the self-name of tribes is “real people”.
To the contrary, it turns out that there are three tribes that diligently separate themselves from the rest of us and are not eager to have something in common with humanity.