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Grandpierre, A: Ancient People of the Royal Magi: The Magyars /pt. 2


Royal Magi in India

It was not only in the Carpathian Basin and Central Asia that the Magi were outstanding with their particularly high level of knowledge. The Mag-Brahmins, the scholars, called Maga, played an outstanding and honored role in India's culture (Aradi, 2005, 152), In India, the Magi were known by the names of Maga, Bhojaka or Shakadvipi Brahmins. The name Sakadvipa (the country of the Saka) referred to the country of Scythia in Central Asia. Brehmanism developed mostly through the teachings of the Maga Brahmins.[7] According to the Bhavisya Purana the Maga, wise men, were invited to come from Central Asia into the the Indus valley, where they settled first of all in Rajasthan Province. The philosopher warriors came from Scythian lands to India in the 2nd millennium B.C. and there they were later called ksatriya. The Puranic Encyclopedia (1989, 667) also supports their Scythian origin. It also adds that, according to the Saka (Asian Scythians/Huns/Magyars - GA) origin saga, they were born of a Holy Cow, known in India by the name Nandini, who was the daughter of Vasistha, who symbolized the Universe. In Egyptian cosmogony, where the Holy Cow is the symbol of the Sky-goddess,"at the beginning of Creation, the Sun, like a little child appeared in the cup of a lotus flower.". (Kákosy, 1978, p. 58)


Picture 3. The Táltos deer or Holy Cow, Kamadhenu

The origin saga of the Indian Saka-Scythians can be explained with Hungarian mythology. The symbol of the Universe is the Miracle Stag. So the daughter of the Universe must be a deer-calf, a doe, in other words a hind. The most important creation in the Universe for us is undoubtedly the Sun. And because the female deer is a doe, the daughter of the Miracle Stag is a Sun-doe; therefore Nandini is a Sun-doe, or Sun-hind. If the Scythian Magyars were born from the Holy Cow, then they are the Sons of the Sun, the people of the Sun. This explanation is reinforced by the fact that, in Indian mythology, [the] most important quality of Nandini and her birth-mother, Kamadhenu (Kama-cow, or Cow of desire - see picture 3) is that they fulfill desires and wishes,[8] like the red-ox of Hungarian folk stories, whose red color tells us that it refers to the Sun.

From this explanation, it is clear that our forefathers considered the Universe and the Sun to be the fulfillers of desires. Today's Indian cult of the Holy Cow was derived from honoring the Indian Hun origin saga. If we consider the Sun and the Universe to be the manifestation of their inherent cosmic creative power, or life-power, we can recognize the truth of the origin saga of our ancestors. Truly, Mankind can be grateful to the inherent, invisible creative power of this saga. The essence of humanity is the same invisible creative power, as that of the seed and of the Living Universe.

The Magadhi people of India were the Magus people of the Sakas. (Metcalfe, 1832/1982). In the country of Magadha Gupta, in the state of Bihar, about 13 million people still speak the Magadhi language. The Magadhi language is also called: Magaya, Maghaya, Maghori, Magi, Magodhi. Buddha (whose name the Hindus pronounce as Buda) spoke the forerunner of the Magadhi language, which is interesting to us Hungarians, because Buddha, or more correctly Buda, was of Scythian origin. Megastenes, a Greek historian, in the 3rd century B.C., tells us in his book, entitled "Indica", that, in the country of Magadha, the philosophers do not have to pay taxes. This fact reinforces the fact that the philosophers in the Scythian-Magyar country of Magadha, the Magi enjoyed a very esteemed status in society. And, since the philosophers were called Magi in antiquity, we have again found the traces of the Royal Magi.

In Northern India, along the Indus River, in King-country (Rajasthan) lived the philosophers, whom the Hindu people called ksatrija, who were at the same time, warriors and bards. Their older name was, according to English spelling rajanya, (rádzsanja in Hungarian, which is again a royal name, referring to philosophers!) (Vedic Index of Names and Subjects, 1967,1. 202.). The earlier variation of rajanya was ksatrija (the order of the noble philosopher-warriors) and indicated a connection with princehood or kingship. This term meant royal wise-men (verbatim: rádzsan-yarsi-kat).

This indicates that, here too, we have stumbled upon the traces of the Royal Magi. These noble philosopher-warriors were also musicians; they played on lutes and they sang. It is for this reason that they were also called ksatrija bards too, similar to the (Celtic) Bards of Wales, who sang the heroic songs of their people, as did the regős of Hungary, or Sebestyén Tinódi Lantos,[9] The Ancient Ind hymns, the Vedas were composed between 1,500 and 1,000 B.C. (Störig, 1997,21.). One group of the Vedic holy singers, the risi (risi - holy singer, wise man) may have been of Turanian[10] origin. Scholars from India have shown that the style of many Vedic songs originated from Turan or Central Asia (Aradi, 2005, 24.).

The index of names and subjects of the Vedas (Vedic Index of Names and Subjects, 1967, I: 206) tells us, that the Vedic epic poems grew out, in a natural manner, from the poems of these Royal Wise men, who were at the same time warrior bards. Because the Vedas and the Upanishads, which can be considered the summation of Vedic literature, represent the most ancient and highest knowledge left to mankind, we can acquaint ourselves more closely with the wisdom of these Royal Magi warriors by studying the Vedas and the Upanishads.

The Vedic Index of Names and Subjects (1967, 202) brings to our attention that, from among India's indigenous population, those belonged to the ksatrijas, who succeeded in preserving their princely status, even after the Arian conquest. The use of the name ksatrija in the earliest texts of the Rig-Veda referred exclusively to the royal power or divine empowerment. Let us observe that this fact refers to the consubstantiality of royalty and divine empowerment.

The combination of monarchy and divine empowerment in Europe is present, inseparably joined, only among the Hungarian people, in the concept of the Holy Crown. The author of the article in the Encyclopaedica Indica, (1975, 306) 'Kshatrija (the spelling of 'ksatrija' in English is not always consistent) remarks: the ksatrija are the ruling and warrior caste of the Vedas, who are represented by the Rajput today. The inhabitants of Rajasthan, the "Country of Kings", the Rajputs, always preserved the tradition of their Hun origin. Not long ago it was proven that they were really of Scythian-Hun origin (Chauhan, 1999). It also came to light that the Harappa culture of the Indus-valley, which is older than the Sumerian civilization, was the civilization of "wise men, priests, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, astronomers, artists, architects, engineers, seamen, craftsmen, agriculture and merchants" (Feuerstein, 1995), in which the Magi played a decisive role.

Royal Magi in China

In very ancient times, even before the dawn of the Chinese religion, the organized religion of the Magi may have had a priesthood (de Groot, 1982, VI, 11:1187). In the millennia B.C., the Magi played a leading role in all levels of the Chinese religion. (Schafer, 2005, 234). Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, discovered some archaeological and linguistic data, which prove that the ancient Chinese word "myag, magus, scholar of natural sciences, philosopher" is not of Chinese, but of Central-Asian origin (Mair, 1990). In China, the teachings of the Magi were important, primarily in the royal religion (Harper, 1995).

The institution of monarchy goes back to the first Chinese Dynasty, the Xia Dynasty, which was named after the Xia Hun nation, to Huang Di, the founder of the Chinese civilization, in the 3rd millennium B.C. Huang Di, according to the startling facts recently discovered, was most certainly a Magyar-Hun Royal Magus, who, five thousand years ago, taught the Chinese about the concept of the Holy Crown. When he was elected King, he accepted the Kingship only on the condition that the people remove him from his royal office if he did not serve their welfare (GKE-GA, 2006,119-123).

Whereas the arrival of the Western civilization in China caused an opium-war and, wherever the westerners set foot, they strove to assert themselves as colonizers, Huang Di, on the other hand, served the elevation of the people. This act reflects the ancient Scythian-Magyar ideal of the superiority of the people, the concept of the Holy Crown. The Chinese universalism, Confucianism and Taoism are built upon the teachings of the Magi. We mention only cursorily that, centuries before the arrival of colonizing Spaniards, perpetrating genocide and cultural genocide, the American Indians were visited by bearded white men, like Quetzalcoatl and friends, dressed similar to Huang Di and propagating similar teachings. These were Magi, wise men, who elevated the American Indian societies (quoted work, pp. 123-124).

Huang Di, also known as Xuan Yuan, the leader (king) of the Xia Hun nation, lived with his people in the central valley of the Huang Ho River (Hun River, see Szász-Bakay, 1994, 25, in todays translations frequently Yellow River), (Wu, 2004). At the time of Huang Di, four great nations fought here against one another: Huang Di's nation, the Hun Xia, the Yiang, the Yi and the Li. Huang Di equipped his people with lances, bows and arrows and, under his leadership, the Hun Xia nation defeated the stronger and more populous Li nation at Yhoulu, in the valley of the Sangan River, in the north-eastern part of Hebei Province (in other words not far to the north-east of the territory of Ordos). Huang Di ruled sternly and without favors, and so his country blossomed. He provided for the unity of his people in the future, and he also forbade his people to marry within their own nation. This is how the different people became intermixed and Huang Di became the ancestor of a unified people which received its name, Huaxia, after the Hun Xia nation. 93 % of the inhabitants of today's China are the descendants of this Huaxia people of Hun origin, and only from the time of the Han dynasty (2nd c. B.C.) was the original name of the Chinese nation, Huaxia, changed to the new name, the Han nation. (Wu, 2004; Caraway, 2007),

Royal Magi in Egypt

The land of Egypt is an extremely important location of the activities of the Magi. The tradition of the Heavenly Cow of the Saka-Hun Magi of India belongs here too, in the most ancient layer of the ancient religion. Hathor, the Sky-Goddess of Egypt, was one of the most ancient and most popular deities, and was often pictured in the form of a cow. The meaning of her name is: Hat-hor, "House of Hór(us)" (Horus was the Egyptian name for the Sun-god - GA). The word "house" here refers to the sky (Kákosy, 1978, 9). The Heavenly-Cow imagery can already be found in the most ancient layer of the Egyptian ancient religion, as far back as the present research of the history of religion can reach, A palette from the pre-dynastic times (the end of the 4th millennium B.C., the Nagada II Culture) represents the head of a cow, on whose horns and ears stars are visible (Op, Cit. 16) - just as they are pictured on the Magyar Miracle Stag "As many stars on him, as there are hairs", as the song of the bards says. There were Chaldean settlements in Egypt (Chaldean: Mesopotamian Magi - GA). The knowledge possessed by the Magi originates from Chaldea. Astronomy spread from Chaldea to Egypt and, from there, to Greece (Stanley, 1731, 250.). Clement of Alexandria (at the beginning of the 3rd century A.D.) writes, that "Egypt is the mother-land of the Magi". Judging from the amulets of the 4th millennium B.C., found in the Egyptian graves, the Magi were present from the beginning of the creation of Egypt's culture. The pyramid texts refer to the Egyptian kings as "hekau", in other words, they possessed magic powers (Pinch, 1994).


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