Friday, July 13, 2018

SHAWNEE SLAB 1

The SHAWNEE SACRED SLAB

The original slab (right) compared to the sketch (left).
This may be the ONLY photograph of the original stone, which may have been engraved
3,500 +/- 500 years ago.

The TWO
19th century stories.

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The Shawnee Sacred Slab came to my knowledge in August (2007?) when Hal Sherman gave me a  link to the picture of the actual Shawnee slab. 
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A clearer drawing with better labeling is shown in the picture above.
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  I was immediately attracted to the symbol of heaven, which appeared to be a white man’s house.
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 But what is really the relationship of the Shawnee Sacred Slab to Norse in Ancient America?
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   The Shawnee Sacred Slab is associated with the Shawnee, Tecumseh.
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 Legend says Tecumseh ordered his brother to prepare counting sticks. 
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The counting sticks were sent with a copy of the Shawnee Sacred Slab to many chiefs.   The symbols on the Sacred Slab copy explained two stories.
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One story, which was meant for curious white people, was an innocent tale of passage to heaven.
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The legend says that the second meaning was secret call to assemble for war when the earth shook.
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According to the legend, the chiefs counted the next to last stick on Nov 16, 1811, when a large comet lit the night sky.  
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Then the chiefs cut the last counting stick into thirty pieces.  One piece to count each day.  
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Thirty days later, on Dec. 16, 1811 the first of four major shocks of the Madrid Earthquake occurred.
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  The Tecumseh war began shortly afterward.
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 More on the legend can be found on the Internet. 
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One site is Panther across the sky.  
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   Other than for Tecumseh, the Shawnee legend does not really say who, when, where, or why the Shawnee Sacred Slab was made in the first place.
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   A close examination reveals that the drawing omits certain marks seen in the picture. 
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One mark is what seems to be a tiny boat on the “lightning” symbol.
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   The “boat,” appearing to ride the waves, might imply that the symbol was meant to say; “across a large sea.”
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   There are other questions.  The circle with a line through it is repeated twice with different meanings. 
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 The cross is more like St. Ninian’s cross than the four corners of the earth.
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     Ten (10) of the sixteen (16) symbols, including the heavenly house, on the Sacred Slab can be found in the Tifinag alphabet.
  (See Fig. 1-2 of Bronze Age America by Barry Fell, 1952) 

Why would Americans be holding a slab that has North Arican symbols from the Bronze Age period?
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Four other symbols appear to be Ogmi letters.
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In Fig 1-3, Barry Fell illustrates Tifinag and Ogmi letters used in the same pictograph.
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Barry wrote, “The language is recognizable as an archaic form of Old Norse."

 The Shawnee Sacred Slab is evidence to show how many MYTHS are invalid?
. If the Sacred Slab is respected as a valid artifact by many millions of Americans, why is NOT the picture of the slab in any textbook?

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