A Closer Look

A close look would reveal the prodigious nations of the world worshipping Black gods both past and present. One would reasonably conclude these nations are Black and brown people, however, this phenomenon was practiced worldwide. The ancient gods of India are shown with Ethiopian crowns on their heads, the god Krishna is described, as “his bodily color resembles the color of a fresh black cloud”. The Sanskrit word “Krishna” has a literal meaning “black, dark”. Krishna is also known as “Syama” the blackish one.

Indian God on right with Ethiopian Crown

Greek gods of African Origin

According to historian Sir Godfrey Higgins, all the gods and goddesses of Greece were black; at least this was true of Ammon, Apollo, Hercules, Bacchus and Jupiter. Goddesses Cybele, Ceres, Metis, Juno, Diana, Hecate, and Isis. The Romans mainly received their religions from the Greeks, who in turn conceded their indebtedness to Egypt and Ethiopia. Europe is famous for its Black Madonna’s as they are testaments of adoration for the African goddess Ast, more commonly known as Isis.

Black Madonna & Child in Europe
Black Madonna & Child in Europe
The whitewashed depiction of the Madonna and Child

African Origin

Ivan Van Sertima’s book The Black Madonna’s of Europe: Diffusion of the African Isis. “The Black Madonna’s of Europe have a tradition which goes back hundreds of years before the advent of Christianity. The African Isis [Aset] was a prototype for the Black Madonna’s of Europe. As the worship of Isis was suppressed, the Virgin Mary was elevated into European Christendom. The African Isis was worshipped under the name of the Virgin Mary”- Ivan Van Sertima. Further analysis of both the ancient world and the new world would reveal their Ethiopian ancestry. Quetzalcoatl of Mexico, the Zaha of Japan, the Fuhi of China, the Sommonacom of the Siamese and the Buddha of India are all of African origin.

Black Buddha
Similarities in Facial Features
The whitewashed depiction of Buddha

The Original Black Buddha

The ancient statues of Buddha in the East are portrayed as having cornrows or peppercorn texture of tight curls, more commonly known to Africans as Bantu Knots; a traditional African protective styling used by Africans for hundreds if not thousands of years. It should be noted the majority of the black gods were viewed as crucified saviors who gave their lives to save mankind. The more notable of these were Horus and Osiris of Egypt, Quetzalcoatl of Mexico, Mithra of Persia, Adonis of Babylonia, Attis of Phrygia and Krishna of India.

Black gods in Asia and India

The Messiahs

These savior gods all have a commonality related to them, On or near December 25th they were born of a virgin, they were born in a stable or a cave, proclaimed by a star, slain by crucifixion; descended into hell, rise from the dead and ascend into heaven. The parallels between Jesus Christ and the pagan messiahs are recognized by progressive scholars and acknowledge the story of Jesus was interwoven. These parallels are interpreted and discussed in John G. Jackson’s pamphlet “Christianity before Christ”. As we continue to explore the Pantheon of black gods throughout world history, one could help but notice the absence of these same gods today.

Whitewashed Gods

The paradigm shift from black gods to whitewashed gods continues to be argued by modern scholars, however, what is generally agreed upon is; that it happened. There are still detractors who argue for example “depictions of Krishna are in fact blue in color as opposed to black” they neglect to mention the very word Krishna in the ancient Sanskrit literally translates to “black,” in addition to the ancient depictions of Krishna are black or the very least Nubian. This coupled with the fact the ongoing effort to Europeanize the gods of both the ancient and new worlds ultimately results in the original black gods being buried deeper still, in some cases locked away in the bowels of the Vatican and other world governments.