Egyptian, Atlantean, Greek, Judaic presence in the Western Hemisphere, 5000 years before Columbus

by Ed Z, Stamford, CT, and Johnny Ziomek (Los Angeles)

Copyright 2005 by Ed Z, Stamford, CT,
and Johnny Ziomek (Los Angeles)

  • Part 1:  Egyptian roots of the geographical names of ancient locations
    in the Western Hemisphere?

  • Part 2:  Atlantean Puzzle Pieces

  • Part 3: Egyptian Images of Tehotu on the Temple of Teotu-Huacan (this page)

  • Personal Comments from Ed Ziomek

Part 3:  Egyptian Images of Tehotu on the Temple of Teotu-Huacan

There are Egyptian hieroglyphics and images on the temple complexes of Mexico.
That is the end of the story.
I wasn't looking for any of this when I started.

Background Research

In my earliest research, I was fascinated with how Greek images seemed to appear in Aztec art. In particular, the center of the Aztec calendar showed an unmistakable resemblance to Medussa, accompanied with two snakes.

After travelling with my wife and doing the historical tours of the Valley of Mexico, I was astonished to find many cultural artifacts of previous civilizations in Aztec art, including Greek, Egyptian, Judaic, Atlantean, and even French-Templar symbolism.

Motecuzoma, also known as Montezuma told Cortez through an interpreter (paraphrased)

"You are not the first person to come here, looking like you do with beards and blue eyes, there are whole tribes like you down by the coast and I will introduce them to you." (Readings from America, out of print) Legend among the Aztecs was that their ancestors had lived in seven caves, when white men with beards, blonde hair and iron tools had organized their small tribe into the most dominant tribe in the Valley of Mexico. Chief among these blond hair giants was a person named "Quetzalcoatl", who was a great teacher and leader, but was eventually defeated, fled to the East and vowed to return someday.

  • Quetzal-coatl means, in Aztec... "Hummingbird-snake" or "feathered serpent"
  • "Quetzal" in Greek and French (oiseaux) means "bird".
  • Huitzilo-pochtli, another flavor of "Quetzal", means... "Hummingbird on the left" in Aztec.

Mesopotamia, Sumerian Connections

Motecuzoma or "Montezuma" himself related that his ancient ancestors had come to the area originally by boats from the East. His name "Mo-tecu zoma" includes the "Mu"-"Divine chief" "soma", "zuma" which means "Moon God" in Sumerian and Vedic mythologies.

Vedic astrology is based on the Moon and its 27 Lunar Mansions known as the Nakshatras. The Nakshatras are a fundamental feature of most lunar based astrological systems, such as Chinese, and of course, Indian. Also, this powerful ruler of the night (named Soma) in Indian astrology and mythology was regarded as a male deity; a god and not a goddess. According to Hindu lore, Soma considers the 27 Lunar Mansions as his resting places as he journeys through the zodiac.

Among the many fascinating similarities are the often-occuring Aztec name of "Coyotl" and "Huacan", such as CoyoHuacan.

Based on everything that I know and have learned, I believe this CoyoHuacan name should be compared with the ancient Mesopotamian settlement of "Catal Huyuk".

The Aztec holy mountain of Chimal Huacan is strikingly close in pronunciation to "Shamash Huacan", which would translate to the Babylonian "Sun God Temple", and coincide nicely with the Atlantean reference to Mt. Helicon, Mountain of the Sun God.

As pointed out earlier, I believe there is the profound similarity between Mashkan-Shapir of Mesopotamia and Mishocan-Chapultepec of the Valley of Mexico, and the anglicized name of Michigan-Superior.

Just a Coincidence?

There are Aztec geographic locations listed on the Davalos map which use "Huacan" as a suffix, such as Acol-huacan, Tenayocan, Aca-yocan, Chimal-huacan, and Teotu-huacan.

In this 'suffix" usage, the definition appears to mean..."Temple of".
Khan is King, Khon is Moon God, Huacan is Temple!

Another coincidence is the similarity with war lords of ... "Genghis Khan", "Kublai Khan", the Babylonian moon God (Khon), or the names of Judaic high priests (Cohen), the tribal chief of the Hawaii Kai (Kahoona), and the Amerindian "Cheyenne".

Is "khan" the English root derivative of "King"?

Maybe this is just a coincidence of like-sounding names, maybe not!

A. Right Side of Staircase: Teotu-Huacan, Temple of the Sun and Moon in the Valley of Mexico

My focus turned to the Temple of Teotu-huacan which is a 5-square mile complex of buildings, avenues and temples Northeast of Mexico City. I took photographs, had them developed.

Six months later, after much study, I kept noticing faint-latent images on the western wall of Teotuhuacan. This temple complex was covered in volcanic mud and hurricane and mud-slide debree when the Conquistadors arrived 500 years ago. Even the Aztecs could not explain the "hills" in the middle of the Valley.

As explained by Graham Hancock, this temple complex was excavated in the 1880s. Restoration efforts were catastrophically bad, and even mica materials were MINED !!! from the top of the temple complex. Artistic images on three sides of the temple were obliterated. Only the western wall remained somewhat intact, from which comes the significant quotation from Graham Hancock, paraphrased... "The animal-God images (on the western wall of Teotuhuacan) are the identical animal-God images used by the Egyptians".

These images are what I focused on. I believe I have found their translations and meanings from various sources.

I am not an Egyptologist or Archaeologist. I am an amateur historian, and mostly an interested tourist. I have realized the complexity of trying to understand and date and interpret faint, partially visible images, and the dark-tile staircase, all under the umbrella of 5000 years of evolving history, and re-volving mythologies!

In fact, one may take the photographs and still be unaware of the existence of any images on the Western wall of Teotuhuacan. Only with the use of Adobe® Photoshop®, playing with the contrast and color balances have I drawn out these images. Many other images are half-visible, and still undeciphered, from the western wall. It might take space age technologies to unearth all the 15 or so images once painted on these walls.

What I have found: Tehotu on the Temple of Teotu.

My first image is the temple complex itself. This is officially known as "Temple of the Sun".

Teotihuacan, Pyramid of the Sun

The left side of the staircase contains the following images... right to left...

Sebau Fiends

Tehotu, also known as Thoth, aka Djeheuty, known in early Egyptian times as the Ibis bird, ... is the large beaked-bird image facing left (north), projecting something out of his beak and staff, towards the animal images to his front.

Tehotu, also known as Thoth, aka Djeheuty

Tehotu carries a staff, and also has faint "wings" on his back. He is "projecting his magic" and his actions are explained by Wallis Budge in the book "Egyptian Magic", 1904 pg 143...

"If thou wouldst read a book possesses of magic powers, come with me and I will show it to thee, the book was written by Thoth himself, and in it were two formulae. The recital of the first will enchant (or bewitch) heaven, earth, hell, sea, and mountains, and by it thou shalt see all the birds, reptiles and fish, for its power will bring the fish to the top of the water."

"Head of Osiris" is the round object to the left of Tehotu, and at the foot of Tehotu... explained by the legend of the head of Osiris "talking to the moon God".

Note: Osiris was also known in later times as "Soker-Osiris", and I find it amazing that the head of Osiris appears "like a soccer ball", at the feet of Tehotu. It appears that Soker-Osiris has been butchered and is in disgrace, as explains by the legend of the banishment of Osiris to the underworld, by the Emerging Sun God "Ra".

Shesheta is the kneeling or sitting object to the left of the "head of Osiris", identified with a crown of 7 stars with a center star. I believe this crown depicts the star cluster known as the "7 sisters plus goat star", or the "7 scorpions", or the Pleadis star cluster, or the "stars that never move". Shesheta is the official scribe of Tehotu, and possibly his wife.

To the left of Shesheta are Four Animal Images, transcending from lower level to higher level, under the "gaze" and "magic" of Tehotu...

Theoretically, their names could be associated with the "Sebau Fiends"... (this needs an Egyptologist to name)

  • Hesamut, or Reret, or Draco, a Hippo-like creature
  • Set/Sirius, a dog-like creature, probably also known as "Coyotl"
  • Tortoise of unknown naming convention
  • Set/Sebek Crocodile figure

This completes the "cast of characters" for the left of the staircase.


B. Right of the Staircase: Huacan, the Snake-dog "Evil of Evils"

To the right of the staircase is an extremely faint image of Set/Sirius, also known to the Aztecs as Coyotl, aka Coyote. History calls this animal in many ways and forms, sometimes a God to be feared, sometimes a God to be worshipped, and at all times, a God to be respected. His head is portrayed oftentimes as a dog-head with a snake's tail.

Huacan, the Snake-Dog aka... Set, Setekh
(Click on the image to enlarge)

The main dog-faced figure is cradling the head of Osiris, I believe, while Apep the snake bites into the crown. This follows the legend of Set butchering his brother, and the diminishment of Osiris the God, in favor of Horus Ra (the son of Osiris) who is reborn each day on the horizon seeking revenge against Set. This faint-painted drama also may have astronomical implications, such as "The Gemini twins with the Scorpio tail", or "Sagitarius in opposition to Scorpio", as mentioned in the fantastic book,

Galactic Alignment by John Major Jenkins. This dog-faced "evil character" is identical in look to a "devil" statue found in Babylon and now residing in the British Museum.

Note: I can't help but wonder about the similarity between the name "Set", Setekh, and "Coyote". Are they the same names?


The dog-faced image on "Teotu-Huacan" may have Japanese coincidental mythologies such as the name for the dragon-fire, Kai Yu, the dragon with the long tail who spits flames, which might originate from this Khut-Coyote-Setekh naming convention, very similar to the Hawaii Kai of Polynesian presence.

Over 5000 years, this same Huacan name appears as "Oregon" on the West Coast of the United States, and Yukon to the Inuit of Canada, and Yucatan to the Mayan. The English name of the dog-snake "Huacan" is the "Hurricane", the most evil of all weather systems.

Through all of history, cultures would revere and fear and praise the natural forces that were entirely out of their control, such as the Typhoon and Hurricane, both names also refer to the ancient Egyptian and Aztecan God Set -Setekh. (A-z-teka, Aztecas).

For these reasons, I believe, the root-derivative of Hua-can carries many meanings... explained by "An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary", Wallis Budge

  • U serpent or serpent God pg 144
  • Uai Rebel or blasphemer... title of Apep pg 145
  • ua to attack, to smite, to destroy pg 145
  • Uaiu "associates of Apep", one of the premier snake Gods of Egypt pg 145

Likewise, the suffix "khan" of Hua-Can has many similar meanings.

  • Kha God, or group of Gods pg 527
  • Khutt serpent Goddess pg 537
  • Khu-t Protection, power, rule, charm, amulet, talisman pg 537
  • Khuit-mu fire-goddess pg 537
  • Khut-Tuat a fiery, blood drinking serpent (compare with Coyote and Da-kota, La-kota)
  • khut evil pg 538
  • Khaitiu Gods who slaughter the enemies of Ra
  • Khon Moon God

In the case of the Davalos map, I believe the "Huacan" suffix of the Teotuhuacan name is used to mean "Serpent God Temple of the Moon".

C. Staircase of Teotu-huacan is Anpu/Anubis

Dark stones mark the staircase. These dark stones are very similar to depictions of the Jackal-headed God, Anpu/Anubis who represents the Venus dawn star, "He who greets Ra", the morning sun. Likewise, Anpu is associated with Venus at dawn and setting-sun time frames.

For the Lakota-Sioux version of Anpu/Anubis, lookup on Yahoo/Google... "Anpao +Lakota"

Jackal-headed God, Anpu/Anubis

The two dog ears of Anpu portray these two aspects of the Venus appearances during the day, dawn and dusk. In my artistic rendition below, a 5-pointed pentagram outlines this staircase arrangement, and in more modern times was associated with "the devil". In rare instances, the two ears of Anpu were portrayed as a 5th and 6th point of a "pentagram", indicating the rising/setting sun associated with the various constellations of each era. (the Sun rises and sets towards a varying array of 12 constellation signs)

Note: Modern portrayals of the "devil" show "two horns", and I believe this originates from the depiction of Venus having the two aspects, of the rising and setting sun, also displayed by the "two ears" of Anpu, the Jackal headed God.

Egyptian portrayals of the Jackal-God Anpu consistenly show him wearing neck rings (neck protector), and chest rings (chest protector), along with wrist bands, three chest straps on the left, and one on the right. This identical garment portrayal, and positioning on the western wall facing East towards the rising sun, and the outstretched gesture known as the hieroglyphic "in praise of Ra", is how I first-identifed the Anpu deity image as being the dark stones of the staircase.

Note: Only the double-ear top is missing.

D. Electrical Architecture?

Graham Hancock mentioned in his book the remarkable electrical properties of temples in Egypt and Teotuhuacan, where the stone mica was used as a platform at the top. The actual temple structure was placed on top of the mica, giving the top of the temple a Capacitor functionality. Apparently, woolen ?? curtains were hung at the top, generating static charges.

My assumption is that sacrificial victims would climb the stairs to the top of the temple, and they were "electrically, earth ground". The victims would step onto the temple platform, and be zzzzzapped by the Priest.

Or, spark displays could be performed at the top of the temples, to impress the throngs down below of the God-like presence at the top of the temple. These displays could have modern names, such as "Jacob's ladder", or "Spark-gap generators", or who knows what.

Jacob's Ladder:

Spark Gap

My point of this is that Anpu was "garmented" like a giant electromagnet, with coils on his neck and chest and arms, with straps that look like conductors. Any priest, dressed in this manner, at the top of a temple, electrically isolated from the bottom of the temple by the mica stone, could potentially attract metallic objects, like an electromagnet!

Were these coils around the Anpu body metallic or fiber material?

Aztec art contains cross-like objects, possibly meaning the cardinal points of North-East-South-West, but possibly indicating electomotor armatures, much like the Templars Coss, or Maltese Cross, or Iron Cross of the Teutonic Knights.

It intrigues me, that ancient peoples may have experimented with crude electromotive force and magnetism, and some scholars claim there may be crude examples of electro-transmissions and receptions, with Anpu's garments possibly showing the schematic of connections, the inductive coils, and the capacitive properties.

PS. Nicholas Tesla is said to have studied Teotuhuacan and its architecture, and I am fascinated how quickly several scientists went from light-bulb generation (1879) to wireless Morse transmitters (1901) and television transmitters (1927)! Did they copy the ancients?

E. Geographic Layout indicates "Left Hand of Orion" (my theory)

In addition to the imagery on the Western Wall of Teotuhuacan, it will certainly take scholarly study and review to understand the geographic positioning of the temple complex, as if mimicing the "left hand of Orion" carrying a mace weapon (Avenue of Death).

Or maybe, this is all a coincidence!? I don't think so. 1000 or 10,000 authors before me don't think so either.


The Valley of Mexico was a mirror-image of the Giza plateau, 
for astronomical measurement purposes.

The three stuctures listed as Chimalpan, C. Chimalhuacan, and Chimalhuacan are the mirror image, I believe of Khafre, Khufu, and Menkaure. The "clone" of Giza, I believe, was first mentioned by thor Heyerdahl who said many civilizations built their cities along the astronomical layout of Orion, these three being "the belt of Orion".

The Valley of Mexico was chosen as a Giza clone, probably because at one time it was on an exact same latitude as Giza. 

Giza is now at 29 degrees north, and Mexico is 19 degrees north, but in the ancient past, I theorize the latitudes were the same. Due to precessional drift (which the ancients determined to be a cycle of 26000 years), latitude of Giza drifted 5 degrees north, and Mexico, 5 degrees more south ... 


Ed Z, Stamford, CT, and Johnny Ziomek (Los Angeles)

Copyright 2005 by Ed Z, Stamford, CT, and Johnny Ziomek (Los Angeles)

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