Tribe of the Week: The Dogon People

October 31, 2017 By


Read our newly updated page on the Dogon tribe here. In light of Halloween, we thought it’d be perfect to share a little bit about the Dogon people and their legends of extraterrestrial contact. Yes, you read that right! Aliens! According to legends, Nommo–a race of beings from the star Sirius–visited the Dogon thousands of years ago. It is said that these beings came to Earth to provide humans knowledge of our solar system, as well as their own. These accounts appear in Dogon myth, as well as Babylonian and Sumerian myths.

The Dogon have had knowledge for centuries, way before Galileo and his discoveries, of Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings and knew that the Sun was the center of our solar system. The Nommo also passed information onto them about the Big Bang and knowledge of the invisible star orbiting Sirius that was unidentified to the world until 1970.

Read more about the Dogon here. And check out our Pinterest board on the Dogon here.

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