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|Hyperborian Origin of the Vedas and Veddahs|
For me this had a couple of different starting points. One was a realization that the Russian Mesolithic was actually an Epipaleolithic Reindeer-herding culture possibly carrying on with the independant basketmarked-pottery tradition, but also that the people were basically persisting CroMagnons there AND that the Russian Microlithic industry was the probable source of the Indian microlithic-Mesolithic cultures by way of Central Asia. The Indian Microlithic was flourishing right up until the Indus Civilization began to take over. The other matter was that Charles Hapgood had mentioned literature on the theory of a Polar Paradise and the Arctic origfin of the Vedas. There is actually quite a large literature on this and one source is on the internet and easily accessable in several variant formats:
And I quote from the Chapter 13 summary there:
CHAPTER XIII THE BEARING OF OUR RESULTS ON THE HISTORY OF PRIMITIVE ARYAN CULTURE AND RELIGION
Proofs of the theory of the Arctic home summed up — They clearly indicate a Polar home, but the exact spot in the Arctic regions, that is, north of Europe or Asia, still undeterminable — An Arctic home possible only in inter-Glacial times according to geology — Ancient Vedic chronology and calendar examined — The interval between the commencement of the Post-Glacial era and the Orion period cannot, according to it, be so great as 80,000 years — Supported by the moderate estimate of the American geologists — Purâṇic chronology of yugas, manvantaras and kalpas — Rangâchârya’s and Aiyer’s views thereon — Later Purâṇic system evolved out of an original cycle of four yugas of [totalling]10,000 years, since the last deluge — The theory of “divine years” unknown to Manu and Vyâsa — Adopted by later writers who could not believe that they lived in the Kṛita age — The original tradition of 10,000 years since the last deluge fully in accord with Vedic chronology — And also with the American estimate of 8,000 B.C. for the beginning of the Post-Glacial period — All prove the existence of a Polar Aryan home before 8,000 B.C. — Trustworthiness of the ancient traditions and the method of preserving them — The theory of the Polar origin of the whole human race not inconsistent with the theory of the Arctic Aryan home — Current views regarding primitive Aryan culture and religion examined — Primitive Aryan man and his civilization cannot now be treated as Post-Glacial — Certain destruction of the primeval civilization and culture by the Ice Age — Short-comings or defects in the civilization of the Neolithic Aryan races in Europe must, therefore, be ascribed to a postdiluvian relapse into barbarism — Life and calendar in the inter-Glacial Arctic home — Devayâna and Pitriyâna and the deities worshipped during the period — The ancient sacrifices of the Aryan race — The degree of civilization reached by the undivided Aryans in their Arctic home — The results of Comparative Philology stated — The civilization disclosed by them must be taken to be the minimum or the lowest, that can be predicated of the undivided Aryans — The culture of the undivided Aryans higher than the culture of the Stone or the Metal age — Use of metal coins among them highly probable — Beginnings of the Aryan language, or the differentiation of human races according to color or language still untraceable — The origin of Aryan man and religion lost in geological antiquity — Theological views regarding the origin and character of the Vedas summarized — Differently supported by writers on the different schools of philosophy — Patanjali’s and Vyâsa’s view that the Vedas were lost in the last deluge and repromulgated in substance, if not in form, at the beginning of the new age — The four periods into which the Post-Glacial era may be divided on astronomical grounds — Compared with the characteristics of the four yugas given in the Aitareya Brâhmaṇa — Theological and historical views regarding the origin &c. of the Vedas stated in parallel columns and compared — Vedic texts, showing that the subject matter of the hymns is ancient though the language may be new, cited — Vedic deities and their exploits all said to be ancient — Improbability of Dr. Muir’s suggested reconciliation — Vedas, or rather Vedic religion, shown to be inter-Glacial in substance though post-Glacial in form — Concluding remarks.
--Now if the evidence is true as presented, we are not only just talking a cold climate such as we might find in the Himalayas closer to India, we are talking a very high latitude and at least some experience of conditions actually within the Arctic Circle. Such that even the Scythians on the Russian Steppes would not have gone far enough. We are talking the extreme Noorthern part of Asia, the area that Herodutus called Hyperboria. That seems to correspond to the territory of the Uralic peoples as shown on the map. Then a solution presented itself to me, which while entirely unorthodox solves the problem very well: The Vedas are not originally Aryan. They are Dravidian and transmitted through the Indus valley culture, and from the Dravidian origins up in Uralic Territory. Furthermore it seems the Uralic Reindeer-herders might even have had a knowledge of horses in those remote days. The references to reindeer in the original would doubtless later be translated as cows The Dravidian Indus texts would have been copied over again later by Satem-Indo-European scribes and here we have the exact same situation as we have in Mesopotamia when the original Sumerian texts were all copied out into Semitic translations by the Akkadians, ancestors of the Assyrians.