The Star of "La Merika"

As it turns out, this "star" originates in an intriguing story concerning Henry I Sinclair, Earl of Orkney and Baron of Roslin in Scotland. Henry was the grandfather of William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness and the builder of Rosslyn Chapel.

It seems authors Knight and Lomas have speculated in their writings that the Knights Templar discovered under the Temple Mount in Jerusalem a royal archive dating from King Solomon's times that stated Phoenicians from Tyre voyaged to a westerly continent following a star named La Merika. According to Knight and Lomas, the Templars learned that to sail to that continent, they had to follow a star by the same name, which became the origin of the name "America." Henry Sinclair supposedly followed this same route.

The theory also makes use of the Templar connection to explain the name Nova Scotia ("New Scotland" in Latin). It is based on the 18th century tale that some Templars escaped the suppression of their order by fleeing to Scotland during the reign of Robert the Bruce and fought in the Battle of Bannockburn.

More can be read about Henry and the connection to Rosslyn here:,_Earl_of_Orkney

However, I would like to propose that this "star" was most likely the planet Venus, traveling east to west, and named La Merika after the Vedic Mount Meru. After all, the long line of Venusian goddesses are typically considered great Mother Goddesses and protectors of the sacred Mount, representing divine fertility (as we see with the Star of Bethlehem) and symbolizing a path to heaven at the summit of Meru. Under the pretext of finding Meru, whose heavenly summit is filled with gold as described in the Rig-Veda, it is reasonable to assume Phoenician sailors would follow the east-west path of such a star across the Atlantic.

In my book, I speculated that ancient Phoenician sailors sailed to Central and South Americas, perhaps many times, bringing their Vedic stories of Meru along with their Canaanite god named Amurru. I proposed that this land would have been described as submerged under the sea (over the horizon) and thus a likely candidate for Plato's legend of a sunken land named Atlantis (supported by Atlas under the Atlantic).

But no matter what one wishes to believe, it is a documented fact that the mountains along the Mosquito Coast in Nicaragua were already called the Amerrique Mountains by the indigenous people when Europeans arrived. The Conquistadors were told that their gods lived at the top of these mountains and that they were filled with gold. Furthermore, the Incans worshipped a god named Amaru (like the Phoenician god Amurru) and that their land was called "Amaruca."

Where would these Vedic inspired names come from but ancient mariners from Canaan? Given this and other compelling evidence for ancient transatlantic voyages, is it really such a great leap to believe America was named by the Phoenicians according to a sacred mountain referenced in the Rig-Veda? And should it be inconceivable that the goddess of this land would be Venus - the Phoenician Ashtart, Hebrew Asherah, Babylonian Ishtar, Aztec Quetzalcoatl and Mayan Kukalkan - depicted as a flying serpent who winds its way around the Fibonacci Mount Meru of the Vedic Aryan Armenians whose asura serpents hide the gold(en ratio) in its center? Why shouldn't the story of La Merika have been kept secret with the Talmud and sacred manna under the Foundation Stone of Solomon's Temple, now enclosed by the Muslim Dome of the Rock?