Transoceanic Atlantic Voyage Kerry County Cloufert Monastery Irish Catholic Chronicles Saint Brendan Mountain Viewed Sailed Navigator Land Quetzacoatl Aztec Toltec Olmec Legend Great White Sage Across Atlantic St. Brendan Navigation Route Americas

Circa 550 A.D., catholic priest St. Brendan of Ireland sailed from his Cloufert monastery on the coast of Kerry County with a crew of 17 in a forty foot ship built of timber and covered with treated ox-hide, to the southwest out across the Atlantic, a voyage of many weeks, along the “stepping stone route” (using St. Brendan’s words), hopping the Madeira, Canary, and Cape Verde islands, enroute to Central and South America, where he spent seven years evangelizing the people there, as confirmed by the Olmec, Toltec, and Aztec accounts, of a robed old white man with a beard  who had come to their land, from across the sea to the east, and taught them the religion of peace, the Gospel, but was degraded over the centuries until Cortez arrived in the 1500’s, another white man, thought by the Aztecs to be the promised returning Quetzacoatl, the god-man of the Olmecs and Toltecs, taught by them to the Aztecs, who had migrated down from the Pacific west of North America circa 1300 A.D., to dominate southern Mexico, conquering the Toltecs, but learning their legends, which were passed on from the previous Olmec civilization of circa 2000 B.C. through circa 200 B.C., when the Toltecs came to take over.

So Quetzacoatl, from the most ancient Olmec times, the “plumed serpent,” was a type of god-man sage, an adept, a man versed in the secrets of science and the afterlife, one of the early settlers of Olmecland who brought knowledge from the ancient homeland across the Atlantic, who led the establishment of colonies, and soon thereafter, the great megalithic cyclopean cities we see in the Americas from ancient times.  But St. Brendan was seen as this type of adept, because the most ancient Olmec depictions of Quetzacoatl on stone stellas show him as a white man with beard and turban, from across the Atlantic, who came across crica 2000 B.C. by the navigating methodology described in article #2 under Ice Age Civilizations here; the same methodology, no doubt, which was responsible for the ancient source maps to which St. Brendan had access, as he knew there was a continent within sailing distance, as did the many others before him, who calculated and drew the “Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings,” such as the Piri Reis Map, and sailed long before Brendan across the Atlantic.  See

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