Babylonian Amurru / Incan Amaru

Amurru, lord of the sacred mountain.


In ancient Babylonia and Assyria, the god Merodach (also Bel-Merodach / Ba'al and Chaldean Marduk) was known as Amurru-Ramman or simply Amurru. From at least 2400 BC, the Egyptians called the land east of Egypt Amurru (Syria and Canaan) and the people who lived there Amorites. The king of the Amorites was Naram-Sin, shown in this tablet ascending the sacred mountain.

When the Spanish reached Peru in 1572, the native Incans told them their land was named Amaruca, meaning "land of the plumed serpent," and that their chief god Virachoca was referred to as Amaru. In fact, their ruler at that time was named Tupac Amaru, meaning "messenger of the plumed serpent."

Since Amaru / Amurru are both etymologically related to the named of the sacred Vedic mountain "Meru" or "Sumeru," this is clear evidence of a worldwide religion founded on the cosmology of the Rig-Veda. This could only have been spread by ancient transatlantic voyages to Amaruca, or rather America.