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Dogon Tribe and the Sirius Star System
The Dogon describe this ‘star’ specifically as having a circle of reddish rays around it, and this circle of rays is ‘like a spot spreading’ but remaining the same size. The Dogon are a West African tribe who have known about, and worshipped, Sirius A and its twin the invisible star Sirius B, for the past 5,000 years. They are also aware the planets circle the Sun in elliptical orbits, the four moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn.
They say that Sirius B is immensely heavy, invisible, very small, yet extremely powerful. It’s 300 times harder than diamond. Their understanding of the two stars’ orbits coincides exactly with modern astronomical findings, yet was arrived at thousands of years before it was scientifically proven. They also claim that a third star Emme Ya - Sorghum Female - exists in the Sirius system. Larger and lighter than Sirius B, this star revolves around Sirius A as well. Some people may call this Sirius C.
The Dogon also believe that approximately 5,000 years ago, Amphibious Gods, called Nommo, came to Earth in three legged space ships from the Sirius Star System. They have described perfectly the DNA pattern made by this elliptical orbit created by the two stars, as they rotate around each other. They believe Sirius to be the axis of the universe, and from it all matter and all souls are produced in a great spiral motion.
[Sirius is called the “Dog Star”, because it resides in the constellation of Canus Major. So thus, the Dogon tribe has the name DOGon in it. Canus is Latin word for DOG or canine.]