legend common to all ancient Bergonian cultures explicitly describes an
incredibly wonderful Golden Age in primordial times which suddenly
vanished in a horrible geological cataclysm. The most complete version of
the legend appears in the ancient epic called the Mineoathi.
This vast work was written circa 800 BC and quite evidently recorded preexisting
It tells how three separate continents occupied what is now the North Atlantic
Ocean. The civilizations that bloomed on these lands were paradises,
but as these first men built so much perfection some of them succumbed to
the first sin. In this Bergonian mythology the first sin was
pride. Once these men puffed up with pride they felt contempt for others
different from themselves and then hatred. The residents of these three continents fell into a vicious
conflict. Prophets preached to the people of the three continents,
desperate to turn back the tide of evil. The people of the eastern and northern continent
murdered the prophets, but the people of the western continent heeded them
and repented of their sinfulness. They attempted to expiate for
their sin, but the leaders of the other two continents had already
unleashed the dogs of war. The people of the west now had no choice but to
fight. They learned how the sinfulness of others can force sinful conduct on people
inclined to do good.
The Mineoathi records a succession of battles between the people of
three island groups. The easterners and
northerners attacked the westerners and used horrible weapons of fire and metal
on them. The people of the west had such weapons themselves, but for
their defense they resorted to weapons of magic far worse in power and
destructiveness. The sorcery unleashed a great force,
"like the clapping of godly hands, shaking the air, like the striking of gongs
by demons in the four quarters, sending a noise like eight million thunderclaps to rend the air, throw
up the ocean and break the earth." The monstrous force caused
Hisperia and the islands of Agmia into the waters. As if
in punishment, the sudden sinking sent huge waves sweeping over the western land, wiping out nearly
all the people and utterly destroying the cities and the civilization there.
Everything was flooded; even the forests were flattened. "So numerous
were the dead that there were not enough flies for them." This
western continent, of course, became Bergonia.
Bergonia, continues the Mineoathi, was a wounded land. The cities and
other artifices of humankind were wrecked and smashed. Boulders that
had been flung through the air by the explosions lay hither and yon.
Forests had been leveled and the rivers and streams were choked with
debris. The vastly reduced numbers of people suffered from the
memory of the cataclysm. They were forced to return to a most
primitive level of survival, and lived off the land the best the could by
hunting, foraging and gathering.
Thus the world went to sleep. The
land slowly healed. Erosion rubbed down the sharp edges of the
broken land, and new layers and types of vegetation grew to cloak it. All civilization was gone, and
civilization's arts and technology were lost, even the art of writing,
except among a small group of wizards who lived in caves among the highest
mountains, warmed by volcanic steam. In this peaceful state the
human race slumbered for thousands of years, needing that time to forget
Modern Bergonians explain the
Flood myths of Eurasian and Mesoamerican civilizations as
recollections of this cataclysmic sinking of the two
lands. They assume of course that the Mineoathi contains the true history,
and that the Atlantis myth is the product of the dimmed and distorted memory of the survivors'
The Mineoathi uses a system of dating years called
Reckoning" to date the cataclysm in a year equivalent to 15,787
B.C. It commenced the current eon of 23,040 years (360 x 64). In
the Great Reckoning the current year 2002 is 17,789. Christ was born
in year 15,788, and Columbus "discovered"
Bergonia in year 17,283-- 1496 A.D.