December 25, 2020
Mexico, once the land had been looted of gold, was definitely not the biblical land of Havilah, and Tenochititlán not the legendary city of gold. The Spanish then turned to other parts of South America. By this point, they were in Panama and were sending out expeditions. It was here they began to hear stories of El Dorado, short for “el hombre Dorado – the Gilded Man”. This ruler was rumored to be covered in a gum or oil then have gold dust sprinkled over him from head to toe every morning, and live on an island made of gold. Word of El Dorado spread like wildfire among the Europeans and soon in Europe itself, mostly by word of mouth, but soon thereafter pamphlets and books began to circulate describing the land and even this king, who of course no one had yet seen.
Cortés, to my surprise, went north to California, others to Venezuela, and some like the ass Francisco Pizzaro, relied on the information gleaned from the natives. Some thought Columbia’s Lake Guatavita matched the native’s descriptions, and it continued to be searched for the next 400 years. It yielded some golden votive objects, and left many treasure hunters with the irrational belief that the lake should be completely drained, so that the gold at its bottom could be obtained.
Pizzaro thought correctly that Peru was the right area and launched two expeditions along the Pacific coast which obtained enough gold to cause them to believe a major effort be made there. In 1530 Pizzaro obtained a royal charter and titles Captain General and, Governor of a province yet to be conquered! and sailed at the head of 200 men. It seems foolhardy of Pizzaro to invade a land that had thousands of ferocious warriors loyal to their king with 200 men, but Pizzaro intended to use the exact same methods as Cortés had. It was a boon to the Spaniards, and extremely bad timing, for the Inca that the Inca at that time, were in the midst of a civil war. It was a problem of succession, in reality the problem was not dissimilar to that which took place between Enki and Enlil. With the death of the Lord Inca, his first-born son by his “secondary wife” challenged the legitimacy of the succession by a son born to the Inca’s principle wife. Enki was King Anu’s first born but he was born to a concubine of Anus’ whereas Enlil the second born was born to a half-sister wife of Anus’. The laws of succession on Nibiru stated that a child born by a half-sister had the de juere right of ascension to the crown by blood right. This sort of explains Enki’s unholy pursuit of Ninharsag, then his daughters and granddaughters, Lilith (Adam’s first wife) being one of them.
When the first-born son Atahualpa got word of Pizzaro’s approach, he let his party advance inland trying to strategically cut off Spanish reinforcements. At the same time, Atahualpa was completing his seizure of the capital Cuzco. The Spanish having reached a major population center in the Andes, sent ambassadors to the Inca ruler with gifts and offering peace including in person diplomacy unarmed and without military escorts. Atahualpa agreed but suffered the same betrayal as Moctezuma had. Whether it was intentional or not may never be known, but the Inca filled the ransom with space filling objects instead of solid gold. The Spaniards caught on and forced the Inca to melt the objects down in to solid gold ingots anyway.
The ransom obtained here was about 200,000 ounces (about $481,370,000 CDN in today’s dollars), after setting aside one fifth as required for the king, the remaining gold was split among Pizzaro and his men. Incredibly, this hoard was nothing as to what awaited them. While in Cuzco, the Spaniards witnessed temples and palaces filled with gold, there were gold furnishings, a hoard of 100,000 gold ingots waiting for gold smiths to turn them in to works of wonder, a golden throne and stool that could convert in to a litter to carry the king, it alone weighed 4,000 ounces. In one temple courtyard, there was a display of a field of maize (corn) where the stalks were made of pure silver and the ears gold and it covered an area of 180,000 square feet or 16,722.5472 meters squared! To the Inca, gold and other precious metals was the province of the gods (This of course echoes what the King James Version of the Bible says in Haggai 2:8 “The siluer (silver) is mine, saith the lord of hosts and, the gold is mine declares the lord of hosts”), they did not use it as currency. However, it was becoming a problem to the Spaniards by way of inflation, they had outrageous wealth but they were hard pressed for daily necessities. They were paying 60 golden pesos for a bottle of wine, 100 golden pesos for a cloak, or 10,000 for a horse.
Meanwhile in Europe, the influx of insane wealth had raised speculation as to where El Dorado was to feverish heights. German explorers thought it was in Venezuela, others thought the headwaters of the Amazon in Brazil, Even the English and the romantic Sir Walter Raleigh, who in 1595 sailed from Plymouth to add Manoa to Elizabeth’s crown.
The Spaniards tirelessly questioned the native populations about where they obtained the gold and where they had learned to smith it. The Maya answered the Aztec, The Aztec answered the gods, the Maya answered the Toltec. Who were the Toltec?