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The Epic of Memnon and Its Correlation To Fighting Effects of Climate Change

The Epic of Memnon and Its Correlation To Fighting Effects of Climate Change

Historians and climate scientists have tied droughts and other climate disruptions to political upheaval in Greece and Kemet (during Egypt's Ptolemaic era) more than 2,000 years ago, using the unusually well-preserved records of the Nile River to draw a line connecting climate challenges and social turmoil. Even today the climate created hunger crisis in Greece is continuing as figures show that forty per cent of people living in Greek refugee camps are being denied food!

According to the ancient Greek epic poet Homer, the Trojan War was caused by Paris, son of the Trojan king, and Helen, wife of the Greek king Menelaus, when they went off together to Troy. To get her back, Menelaus sought help from his brother Agamemnon, who assembled a Greek army to defeat Troy. But the reality was Trot was the point of access to trade and the bounty of Africa. It was a kingdom, located in such a place that it controlled all the trade in and out of the Black Sea.

Homer's Epic tale made Helen of Troy the most famous woman in the world – but he also wrote about how the Mycenaean kingdom went to war for a decade and it is this war, one of the most famous to be fought, that we now know as the Trojan war. While most of the Iliad focuses on the Trojan side of the war, it is on the Mycenaean side that the economic side effects of war can be observed. Mycenaeans, Minoans, and Etruscans had a bond with Africans as their ancestry originated from the African continent! The Mediterranean may have been the most racially diverse loci in Eurasia. This comes as no surprise, as the region is literally the middle terrain between Africa, Europe and Asia. However, more research on the Minoans, as well as the Etruscans is most definitely needed. But it is evident that Troy calling upon the Ethiopian Warrior King Memnon to save them was a call answered because of the importance of African Trade to the Memnon who as a Prince was called the Son Of The Dawn (Eos) a Title also historically given to Kemetan Pharoahs!

Agamemnon wanted Troy. It was a kingdom, located in such a place that it controlled all the trade in and out of the Black Sea. As a resource, the land that Troy was built on was of prime importance. Controlling trade would have given Agamemnon unparalleled power. Other kingdoms would have become dependent on Mycenae for supplies of various goods and this dependency would have allowed the Mycenaean kingdom to make immense profits in trade. The trade partners of Troy during this time, including civilizations such as Kemet (who the Greek called Egypt), Crete, Cyprus, and the Greek mainland. It would also give him nearly half the Black Sea coastline and allow him to claim significantly more area as territorial waters which was encroaching on Ethiopia's territories. They would become shipping competition to Memnon's Kingdom.

Currently, climate change, war is disrupting global trade in 3 key sea lanes of Black Sea, Red Sea & Panama Canal. UNCTAD The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development an intergovernmental organization within the United Nations that promotes the interests of developing countries in world trade estimates that the trade volume going through the Suez Canal decreased by 42% over the last two months.


Susa was generally believed to be the home of Memnon it has language ties to ancient Kush,Susa was one of the oldest cities in the world and part of the site is still inhabited and known as Shush, in Khuzestan Province, Iran. Excavations have uncovered evidence of continual habitation dating back to 4395 BCE but that early community grew from an even older one dating back to c. 7000 BCE. A close neighbor of the Black Sumerians.

Memnon the great Black warrior-king who is credited by Quintus of Smyrna with, " ... Bringing the countless tribes of his people who live in Ethiopia, land of the Black man," to Priam's Troy in support

of his desperate war for survival against the hostile coalition of Greek city-states. " Memnon came to help them. The Trojans were delighted to see him in their city."

The story of Memnon was one of the most widely circulated of a non-Hellenic hero in the world of antiquity. In addition to the references of Quintus and the allusions of Homer, Memnon was also referred to by Hesiod, Virgil, Ovid, Diodorus Siculus, Pausanias, and Strabo, among others. Arctinus of Miletus composed an epic poem, "Ethiopia," in which Memnon was the leading figure. 52 Diodorus records that Memnon led a combined force of ten thousand Susians, and a like number of Ethiopians, 53 along with two hundred chariots to the assistance of the Trojans.

According to Robert Graves, in his classic work, The Greek Myths, "Priam had by now persuaded his half-brother, Tithonus of Assyria, to send his son Memnon the Ethiopian to Troy ... Tithonus governed the province of Persia for the Assyrian king Teutamus, Priam's overlord ... He was black as ebony but the handsomest man alive, and like Achilles, wore armor forged by Hephaestus. Some say that he led an army of Ethiopians Troy by way of Armenia." Memnon distinguished himself in battle and momentarily stopped the Greek slaughter, before he was himself

mortally wounded.

In Greek mythology, Memnon was a king of Aethiopia and son of Tithonus and The Goddess of The Dawn Eos. As a warrior he was considered to be Achilles' equal in skill. Memnon almost defeated Achilles using his wits against Achilles impenetrable skin. Memnon grew up on the high seas his people's weapon of choice was the trident by battling Achilles by a raging river Achilles almost drowned by the river Scamander (Xanthus). Achilles prayed to Zeus for aid when the river appeared to be defeating him, and Poseidon and Athena appeared to give him courage probably because Poseidon was the chief god of the Aethiops, but ultimately it was Hera, who tasked Hephaestus to fight the river with fire.

It is apparent that in the mythos the gods took part in the war as well, affecting the outcome of various battles. Apollo, Artemis, Ares, and Aphrodite sided with the Trojans, while Hera, Athena, Poseidon, Hermes, and Hephaestus aided the Greeks. The Greco/Trojan War, c. 1270 B.C., long regarded as only a myth, was given a historical foundation by Schliemann in the past century. The war most likely represented the efforts of the Achaean Greeks for the control of the Aegean Sea trade, and simply an attempt to plunder and loot the city of Troy!

Troy's position on the northwest coast of Asia Minor made her an important western port for the Susians, and it is only natural for them to have come to her aid in such a threatening commercial situation. Perhaps even more intriguing are the possibilities of actual blood ties linking the Susians and the Trojan royal families. These family relations may well have been similar to those of the Kemetans and Nilotic Kushites in the major period of Kemet-Egyptian/Kushite history and particularly in the 17th and 18th dynasties

The fact that Memnon led a combined force of Blacks, i.e., Susians and Harappans, Nilotic Kushites or even Kemetic Egyptians, could well represent an early example of a confederation of Kushite, i.e., Black, nations assisting a sister nation, and political ally, in a time of national crisis. Logic itself impels us to believe that the ancient Blacks of North Africa, Western Asia and the Mediterranean, must' have viewed the aggressive Indo-Europeans and Semites as a threat to the survival of the known world. The southern cradle, although still powerful and experiencing many moments of brilliance, was now on the defensive. In 1680 B.C. Egypt had experienced her first organized invasion. Sumer had fallen, and towards the end of the 15th century B.C., Minoan Crete was overrun by Achaeans from the Greek mainland.

The Aryans, probably in the 13th century B.C., sacked Harappa and the cities of the Indus Valley. Eventually they conquered all of the northern India, Calling them Hindus pertaining to the Indus valley they came from and forcing the Blacks into the central and southern regions of the country where they remain today. In the 19th and 20th dynasty reigns of Merneptah and Ramses III, Egypt was invaded no less than three times, with the Achaean/Dorian Greeks whom they had educated and related groups constituting a major portion of the invading forces. The active participation of Memnon at Troy, then, may be viewed as the evidence of an ancient, collective, endeavor by the Kushite nations and their allies to save their world from European annihilation!


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