Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 6 - Von Däniken expands into other cultures for more proof of his hypothesis. Eskimo legend speaks of "gods with brazen wings," and American Indians spoke of a "thunderbird" that introduced fire and fruit to them. Mayans, like the Incans, also had very accurate astronomical calendars, and like the Babylonians, Egyptians, and Sumerians, spoke of gods coming down from the stars.

The reader is then directed to the Mahabharata, an Indian epic that predates the Bible. This text speaks of "Vimanas" or flying vehicles that could cover vast distances and travel forward and upward. For Von Däniken this is an obvious description for an advanced spaceship. The Vimana is even described as accompanied by a "tremendous din" like the vehicle Ezekiel witnessed. Furthermore, the first book of the Mahabharata speaks of the unmarried Kunti, who had a son by...

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