Either by their own intelligent inquiry into Nature or by teachings received from god(s), ancient architects and builders encoded the knowledge about the Grand Design in their “projects (pyramids and temples).
It is amazing, that all major religions mention their gods as “teachers of mankind”…
Here are few examples:
Ea (Enki), the god of ancient Sumeria
In remote times, according to this myth, when men lived in a lawless manner like beasts, Ea appeared from the sea. Part man and part fish, the double-headed god instructed men in handicrafts, farming, letters, laws, architecture, and magic. He softened the primitive rudeness and since that time nothing has been added to improve on his teaching. After a day of instruction Ea retired into the sea, whence the divine fish man made only three other appearances over a period of thousands of years.
E.A., the standing serpent wave, offers the secret of the stars to a priest.
Enki is a god in Sumerian mythology, later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology. He was originally patron god of the city of Eridu, but later the influence of his cult spread throughout Mesopotamia and to the Canaanites, Hittites and Hurrians. He was the deity of crafts, intelligence and creation. He was associated with the southern band of constellations called stars of Ea, but also with the constellation the Field (Square of Pegasus). The planet Mercury, associated with Babylonian Nabu (the son of Marduk) was in Sumerian times, identified with Enki.
JAHVEH, the LORD of Israel
And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See , the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work. And he hath put in his heart that he may teach , both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman , and of the embroiderer , in blue, and in purple, in scarlet , and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work. — Exodus 30-35 (Bible, KJV)
A drachm (quarter shekel) coin from the Persian province of Yehud Medinata, apparently showing the god YHW (Yahweh) as a bearded man seated on a winged and wheeled throne
Quetzalcoatl, the god of Mesoamerica
In the city of Tollan reigned many years a king called Quetzalcoatl…. He was exceptional in moral virtues … the place of this king among these natives is like King Arthur among the English.’ The temple pyramid dedicated to Quetzalcoatl in this advanced city had been built by the Toltecs, whose ninth emperor priest he was. Three centuries after the collapse of Toltec power the rulers of Aztecs were pleased to call themselves ‘successors of Quetzalcoatl’. He was regarded as the greatest historical king: he started the cultivation of maize; he introduced weaving, the polishing of stone, and the making of feather mantles; he taught men how to measure time and study the movements of the stars; he invented the calendar along with its fixed ceremonies and days of prayer; he expounded religious doctrines. — Bernardino de Sahagun “History of Things of New Spain”(written in the sixteenth century)
Quetzalcoatl, the Mayan “lord of life”and King of Tula being `consumed’ by a `serpent’.
Viracocha is the great creator god in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region of South America. According to the myth recorded by Juan de Betanzos, Viracocha rose from Lake Titicaca (or sometimes the cave of Pacaritambo) during the time of darkness to bring forth light. He made the sun, moon, and the stars. He made mankind by breathing into stones, but his first creation were brainless giants that displeased him. So he destroyed it with a flood and made a new, better one from smaller stones. Viracocha eventually disappeared across the Pacific Ocean (by walking on the water), and never returned. He wandered the earth disguised as a beggar, teaching his new creations the basics of civilization, as well as working numerous miracles. He wept when he saw the plight of the creatures he had created. It was thought that Viracocha would re-appear in times of trouble. Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa noted that Viracocha was described as “a man of medium height, white and dressed in a white robe like an alb secured round the waist, and that he carried a staff and a book in his hands.”
Image courtesy of Ken Bakeman
According to some researchers (e.g. Zecharia Sitchin), our ancestors knew their gods. They were not gods in any religious sense, and there was no religion as such. The gods were not a matter of belief: the people lived side by side with them in cities built by human laborers under the direction of Anunnaki architects and engineers.
PS Is the Latitude of Ancient Sites Encoded in their Geometry?
The Pyramid Matrix Theory
According to Carl Munck, archaeocryptographer, discovered that ancient monuments across the globe encode their exact positions with respect to latitude and longitude (Pyramid Matrix theory). The science of decoding these monuments is called archaeocryptography. For latitude, ancient monuments were referenced to the same (modern) equator. For longitude, these monuments were referenced to a former Giza, Egypt Prime Meridian – discovered by Munck – that ran from pole to pole across the Great Pyramid.His website (www.PyramidMatrix.com) provides introductory examples of ancient monuments, how they encode their positions in the Matrix, and resources for deeper study (and verification).
The Great Pyramid of Giza has encoded its location (latitude) and calendar in its geometry
Location: 29°58? 45.03? N 31°08’03.69?E
When we multiply the latitude numbers 29x58x45.03 we get 75,740
Now, this pyramid has 4 sides, its perfect slope angle is 51.843° and there are 365.243 days in a year:
4 x 51.843 x 365.24 = 75,740
Also, the length of a base side at the base socket level is 9,131 pyramid inches or 365.24 pyramid cubits.The length of a base side at sidereal socket level is 9131.4 pyramid inches or 365.256+ pyramid cubits.The length of the perimeter at the sidereal socket level is 36525.63629+ pyramid inches.
Chichen Itza in Mexico
The Mayans succeeded in an almost impossible mission with the completion of their structures at Chichén Itzá. A poetic combination of form, style, function, religion, philosophy, mathematics and geometry. A true symbiosis of all of their intelligence and art in one location, to be studied and admired by all that visit. By far the most impressive aspect of the Pyramid of Kukulkan is it’s relationship with the sun and how it reflects the equinoxes and solstices of our solar year with stunning accuracy.
Sacred Geometry – Blueprint for Ancient Monuments
John Michell discovered a diagram which served as the design (blueprint) for many sacred sites, including the Stonehenge, The Great Pyramid, St. Mary’s Chapel at Glastonbury and the City of Magnesia in Plato’s The Laws. This diagram known as the Cosmological Diagram or the New Jerusalem diagram was known to the sages of ancient times, including the magi of ancient Egypt. It was also employed by the Hebrew, Abraham – along with certain magical letter operations. Later in this article we will show how this diagram was used in design of the Great Pyramid of Giza, Temple of the Rock in Jerusalem and Kaaba in Mecca.
Perhaps all these sites were part of a global network of ancient temples. Religious texts reveal that locations of all sacred sites were chosen by God(s).
Ancient monuments (pyramids and temples) encode key elements of the Great Design. The question is: Was this knowledge discovered by our ancestors on their own or had they received it from God(s)?