The Tuatha de Danaan are the basis for J.R.R. Tolkien’s tall, elegant, bright, shining Elven people of Lothlorien. Tolkien had his finger on the pulse of a shadowy history, and was more than obviously hailing to those historical roots.
“…The ancient people of the Tuatha De Danann…were the supernatural tribe of the pre-Achaean agricultural goddess Danae of Argos, or perhaps of the Aegean mother-goddess, Danu. But their true name rendered in its older form was Tuadhe d’Anu. As such, they were the people (or tribe) of Anu, the great sky gods of the Anunnaki.”
~ Sir Laurence Gardner, Realm of the Ring Lords: The Myths and Magic of the Grail Quest
The Canaanite territory of northern Israel is said to have once been occupied by the Israelite tribe of Dan, who, during the days of the Bible’s Great Exodus, around 1446 BCE, is said to have separated from Moses and the rest of the Israelites, traveling to the north. It was there that the Danites encountered the worship of Baal/Pan and became involved in the pagan fertility rites practiced by the indigenous Canaanite peoples at Mount Hermon, the very place where according to the Book of Enoch, the Sons of God (the bene ha’ Elohim) descended to the earth and made a pact to mate with human women and have children with them, bequeathing the mythological Nephilim.
The people of the Israelite tribe of Dan intermingled with the Canaanite Tuatha De Danann, also known as the Dragon Lords of Anu, said to be the offspring of the ancient Sumerian Anunnaki. This is also one of the interpretations of the Sons of God intermingling with the “daughters of men,” referenced in the Genesis chapter six story of the Nephilim. One of the interpretations of the story is that the children of Israel, as represented by the tribe of Dan, broke the law of God and intermarried with the Canaanites in the region of Mount Hermon, where the Elohim (the Watchers of the Book of Enoch) were said to have descended.
Cultural values of the day did not allow for the women of Israel to intermingle with the men of another culture, so only he men were said to have taken Canaanite brides from the Tuatha de Danaan. Hence, the basis of the story for the “Sons of God” intermingling with the “Daughters of Men.” This integrated tribe of Dan and Danaan/Danu/Anu migrated to the north and west, settling along the way in the European and Scandinavian regions as a conquering nomadic people, replacing those they conquered with their own traditions blended with the Canaanite Anunnaki Serpent culture.
The similarities and multiple connections once again become staggering: Tuatha de Danann, Danites, Tribe of Dan and their linkage to the Dragon Lords, the Anunnaki and the Serpent. Are these simply tricks of word similarities or are the coincidences far too great to overlook?
Yet another version of the origins of the Tuatha De Danann – the Dragon Lords of the Anu (before settling in Ireland around 800 BCE) – is that they were the descendants of the Black Sea princes of Scythia, now known as the Ukraine. Like the original dynastic Pharaohs, they traced their ancestry to the great Pendragons (note: Uther and Arthur Pendragon of the Arthurian legends) of Mesopotamia, and from them sprang the kingly lines of the ancient Britons, the Irish Bruithnigh and the Picts, the indigenous people of northern Scotland. In Wales, the Tuatha are said to have founded the Royal House of Gwynedd, while in Cornwall in the southwest of England, they were the sacred gentry known as Pict-Sidhe, connected with the early Merlin (Myrddin) and Tyntagel, the legendary Cornish birthplace of King Arthur.
“So, from a single caste of the original Blood Royal – whether known as the Sangréal, the Albi-gens or the Ring Lords – we discover many of the descriptive terms which sit at the very heart of popular folklore. For here, in this one noble race, we have the ‘elves’, ‘fairies’ and ‘pixies’ – not beguiling little folk, but distinguished Kings and Queens of the Dragon succession.”
~ Gardner, In the Realm of the Ring Lords
In The Psalter of Cashel (the lost Book of Munster) it states, “The Tuatha de Danaan’ ruled in Ireland for about two centuries, and were highly skilled in architecture and other arts from their long residence in Greece.’ According to The Psalter of Cashel, the Tuatha de Danaan were regarded as the descendants of Danaus, the son of Belus, who went with his fifty daughters to Argos, the home of his ancestral Io. In Irish legend, the Tuatha de Danaan, considered to be demi-gods, were said to have possessed a Grail-like vessel. They were teachers of ancient wisdom and the founders of the Druidic priesthood.
In Merovingian legend, and in accordance with modern Reptilian mythos – these are the ancestral Euro-Semitic peoples who forged the bloodlines of the royal families of the Franks, as well as the royal houses of Europe’s history.
Mythology intertwines with history, leaving us to parse and dissect what is fact from what is fiction. In the vaguely historical, mostly pseudo-anthropological works of Zechariah Sitchin, the Anunnaki are space travelers who descended in linguistically forced “fiery rockets.” In historical research, they are the deified human kings of the ancient Sumerians whose descendants migrated north to Black Sea region and south to Palestine, encountering other ancient peoples, merging cultures and language.