Odyssey of the Gods:The History of Extraterrestrial Contact in Ancient Greece by Erich von Daniken takes a dispassionate look at Ancient Greece and challenges our assumptions about how Western Civilization evolved over the centuries. Could there have been otherworldly interventions to explain the facts presented in Odyssey of the Gods?
In Plato’s writings, such as the dialogues Timaeus and Critias, one can read about the eradication of whole countries and cities, so that small groups survived in mountainous regions only. These survivors preserved the art of pottery, making clothing, simple weapons manufacture and hunting/gathering. The use of metals was taught to the survivors by the gods.
In the area of the “pyramids of Argolis” is the “block house.” This is a square structure built of dressed stone beams. Parts of the construction are very similar to gigantic walls as far away as Peru. At both places, the stonework is not composed of monoliths cut at a 90 degree angle. The blocks are interjoined in a highly complex fashion with many corners — secure against earthquakes and violent earth movements. Even the pyramids have a structure; whereupon, each of three sides is counterbalanced during earthquakes so that the entire structure has withstood the centuries.
The machine of Anticythera is now in the Greek Museum in Athens. The metal parts consist of pure bronze or copper-tin alloys of varying compositions. There are small amounts of gold, nickel, arsenic, sodium, iron and antimony. The Greek letters gave absolute proof that the instrument had an astrological utility.
There were over 30 cogwheels of different sizes interconnected with one another and fastened to a copper plate by means of small axles. The mechanism had differential wheels which allowed star positions to be read off on a scale with millimeter lines. The mechanism allowed the moon’s position in relation to the sun and earth to be computed.
On the Island of Malta, there are rail-like tracks everywhere. Some of the tracks vanish into the Mediterranean itself. Eighteen-thousand years ago, the surface of the Mediterranean was one hundred fifteen feet lower than today. In those days, the entrance to the underground caves was on land. The water-level has risen substantially.
Plato writes about a special metal called orichalcum which came from Poseidon and was used exclusively on Atlantis. Orichalcum glistened like gold, was thin as a wafer and similar to gold. Metal sheets have been found with a thin, paperlike
alloy of gold in the highlands of Ecuador.
Erich von Daniken created Chariots of the Gods, which changed the way we look at mythology. Now, he has conjured up marvelous facts, monuments, and rare metal wonders to challenge how we view the evolution of Greece and its considerable literature from Aristotle to Plato and others. Odyssey of the Gods is a wonderful story told from the perspective of a writer and very carefully constructed scientific facts woven together to help explain the mysteries of the centuries.
Both Chariots of the Gods and Odyssey of the Gods are weak in providing the reader with evidence of aliens. These works would be more convincing if they explained the linchpin between the aliens and the unexplained physical phenomena on the ground. One possible explanation is that aliens navigate our solar system routinely by entering from outside the three known dimensions. The practical problem would be to prove the existence of another dimension and re-create the entry/exit points. Some have theorized that “black holes” represent
the entry and exit points.
Was there really extraterrestrial contact in Ancient Greece? Readers can argue about this aspect by pointing to strange artifacts and engineering feats traced back to ancient times. Once again, a linc-pin is needed between the artifacts
and the aliens.