Ok so we're talking about Ireland being the basis of the Atlantis(..)When I first started working with the ARARAT code, which shows the end of a journey, and I reversed the characters to find the beginning of the journey, I concluded the code was showing us that the island of Ireland was the basis of the "Atlantis" and also "Garden of Eden" stories that are available today in the alleged "writings of Plato" and bibles.(...)no serious scholar thinks anyone today really has the original writings of Plato
It is to me very doubtful that Ireland could be the origin of Atlantis story. Moreover Herodotus spoke about Atlantes people near Mount Atlas and Atlantis ocean on Morocco shores before Plato. I am not aware of any dispute about Plato writings not from Plato, your words only. If not from Plato, who wrote them, Is there any claim of that kind?
This being said, this story begins during the age of gods and ends about 9600 BC. The end of Atlantis coincides with the catastrophic end of the Ice Age. So Atlantis thrived during last Ice Age.
Most of the island was unhinabitable during these times, many places like the Burren, the glacier valleys,the large bogs areas, some in mountains like Wicklow mountains (especially Sally Gap), are clear evidences.
What science says: There are no paleolithic traces. "Ireland's First Settlers: Time and the Mesolithic_Peter Woodman_Chapter 7: The first arrivals"_The island seems to have remained devoid of humans during the first 1500 years of Holocene (pre-boreal age).
What tradition says: First humans came after diluvium, maybe 8000-9000 years BC, through several invasions waves, described in the Leabhar Gabhala Eireann, or Lebor Gabhala.
"The Lebor Gabhála tells of Ireland being settled (or 'taken') six times by six groups of people: the people of Cessair, the people of Partholón, the people of Nemed, the Fir Bolg, the Tuatha Dé Danann, and the Milesians. The first four groups are wiped out or forced to abandon the island, the fifth group represent Ireland's pagan gods, while the final group represent the Irish people (the Gaels)."
Fomorians giants were there first, coming from the sea. Maybe were they remnants of some giant races survivors of catastrophes (beginning of Ice Age Ending), who settled there maybe as refugiees. Others came later, like Cessair, descendant of Noah, coming at time of the Flood (End of Ice Age), those of Partholon, Nemed, Firebolgs, Thuatas, Milesians, from what is now Middle east, Greece, Spain, and so on. Then the Gaels from central Europe. Relatively late, 1500 years BC.
Thuata De Danann were possible descendants of atlantean survivors still living in Atlantic islands. This could be the unique link I can see with Atlantis.
A more relevant link would be the story of Hyperborea in greek mythology.
Hyperborea giants and priests of Apollon
I mentioned Sitchin earlier. He claims that the very first base for the first civilization on Earth was in Eridu in Mesopotamia. He claims Eridu means "Earth" and shows how variants of that word are used in various language to mean "Earth". Well, he didn't have the Noah's Arc to help him, but he was close. One of the names for Ireland happens to be Erin. And of course the Hill of Tara can be interpreted to mean Earth. Tara, like Terra, Tierra, etc.
Earth, Erde, Aarde, Eretz can be linked to Eridu. Think to Ardara, in Ireland...too.
In european southern languages, words like Terre, Tierra are simply reversed Ta-Erra => Erra-rTa, close to Urartu. Maybe original european names were Rta-Erra...? And from Erra to Erin (Erenn, Ereinn), it is a simple path too.
But at Tara, a sacred place from megalithic times, sun is in the equation. Ra is Sun, Ta is place. And if we consider now the famous Mount Ararat, another sacred place which you mentioned, you have A-Ra-Ra-Ta, is Ra-Ta an inverted Ta-Ra?
Hereunder a good explanation of Ararat as "Land of Creation".
Where is Mount Ararat located? What does Ararat mean?
My Guess is "A" means new, birth or rebirth, and here "Ta" is land instead of simply place. Ra is still the Sun.
Tara name is common in the world for names of gods, godesses, sacred places, rives, mountains, etc.
In Serbia, Tara mountain was dwelling of ancient God Tar. Mount Taraki in New Zealand was a sacred Maori volcano.
Tara cities names in India, for instance
Tara Buddhism female deity
At Tara, henges and circles are named Raths or Raiths. My guess, from other comparisons, is that the "i" or "y" sound often found in sacred places names comes from ancient word "illa", from which we have illustrious, illuminated, and latin lumen for light. It was the gods sky, with its sun and stars light. The mountains Illimani and Illampu in Bolivia, near Tiwanaku, are good examples of sacred places reaching the sky of Gods.
This opinion is reinforced by findings of Dr Stephen Oppenheimer, in his book "Eden in the East, The drowned Continent of south-east Asia" :
In the myths of the Creation of the World from the peoples of Southeast Asia and Oceania, El is the Firmament, the divine sky. Exactly like El in semitic languages, giving Illuh or Illah (Bab-Illa-Nu, Gate of God). This ethnonym was pronounced Ilai in the Torajas of Indonesia and Ilu in the Samoa Islands
Illa has been often contracted in "Ya". So, to my understanding, at Hill of Tara, the henges names like Rath, and elsewhere Raith, make me think that initial name was Ra-Illa-Ta, place of divine sky and sun, which after following contractions became Rayata, Raita, then Raith.
From these names derived our modern ray, radius, irradiation. (always linked to the concept of circle, symbol of the sacred sun).
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