Credo Mutwa

Women were mining

Races and Star People

  • Star People: Credo Mutwa discusses the presence and influence of “star people” who descended to Earth and interacted with ancient African civilizations. He mentions that these beings played a significant role in historical events and practices in South Africa.
  • Influence on Other Cultures: He asserts that African civilizations influenced other ancient cultures, such as the Sumerians and Egyptians, rather than the other way around.

Gold and Mining

Ancient Mining Practices: Mutwa explains that the mining of gold and other metals was an important activity in ancient South Africa, carried out by the indigenous people.

Role of Women: He highlights that women were primarily responsible for mining activities. Men were forbidden from mining as it was considered a form of rape against the Earth.

See Sumerian Kings List

Stone Tools: Ancient miners used stone tools instead of metal tools to respect the Earth’s sanctity and due to superstitions associated with metal extraction.

Rituals and Superstitions: Mining and metallurgy were deeply intertwined with rituals and superstitions. For example, miners did not cook food in clay pots but used heated stones in water to cook their food.

Gold Crucibles: He mentions evidence of ancient crucibles used for melting gold and other metals, showing sophisticated metallurgical practices.

Religion and Spiritual Beliefs

African Deities and Their Influence: Mutwa talks about various African deities and their counterparts in other ancient religions. For example:

  • Inanna: Known in African fables and linked to the goddess worship in Sumer.
  • Enki (Nakai or Ungai): An African deity still worshiped in parts of Kenya, linked to the Sumerian god Enki.
  • Ningishzida (Guardian of the South): A deity who guarded the southern regions, with parallels in African spiritual beliefs.

Inanna in Sumerian Mythology

  • Inanna: Inanna is a prominent goddess in Sumerian mythology, often associated with love, beauty, sex, fertility, and war. She is one of the most important deities in the Sumerian pantheon and is often identified with the planet Venus.
  • Attributes: Inanna is known for her dual nature as both a loving goddess and a fierce warrior. She is celebrated for her descent into the underworld and her subsequent return, which is a central myth in Sumerian culture.

Inanna in African Context According to Credo Mutwa

Inanna: Inanna is a prominent goddess in Sumerian mythology, often associated with love, beauty, sex, fertility, and war. She is one of the most important deities in the Sumerian pantheon and is often identified with the planet Venus.

Attributes: Inanna is known for her dual nature as both a loving goddess and a fierce warrior. She is celebrated for her descent into the underworld and her subsequent return, which is a central myth in Sumerian culture.

Mentions in African Mythology: Credo Mutwa claims that the name and concept of Inanna appear repeatedly in the myths and fables of various African tribes, particularly in East and South Africa.

African Influence: Mutwa suggests that many of the gods worshipped in Sumeria, including Inanna, have their origins in African mythology. He emphasizes the deep connections and shared heritage between African and Sumerian civilizations.

Name Recurrence: He points out that the name or variations of it (Inanna) are found frequently in African traditions, indicating a significant cultural and mythological link.

Rituals and Ceremonies: He describes rituals performed by sangomas (traditional healers), such as mating on the back of a Brahman bull to unite heaven and earth, and various other ceremonies that were part of the spiritual fabric of ancient African societies.

African Linguistic and Cultural Parallels: Mutwa draws connections between African languages and those of ancient Sumer and Egypt, suggesting a shared or influenced spiritual and cultural heritage.

African Influence on Egyptian Civilization:

Credo Mutwa claims that the Egyptian civilization, including its gods and cultural practices, originated in Africa. He suggests that the African influence extended to Egypt and beyond.

Facial Hair and Beards:

Mutwa discusses how the depiction of gods and kings in African and Egyptian art often includes beards. He states that in many African cultures, the beard is a symbol of wisdom and authority.

He also mentions that the Egyptian Pharaohs wore false beards as a sign of their godlike status and to symbolize their connection to the divine. This practice, according to Mutwa, has its roots in African traditions.

Symbolism of Beards: In African traditions, beards were often associated with wisdom and were a sign of a person’s knowledge and experience. This cultural practice influenced Egyptian iconography, where Pharaohs were depicted with beards, sometimes even false ones, to symbolize their divine wisdom and authority.

Historical Misinterpretations and Racism

Critique of Western Scholars: Mutwa expresses frustration with how Western scholars, such as Michael Tellinger, have misrepresented or overlooked African contributions to ancient history.

Racism and Intellectual Disregard: He discusses the ongoing racism that leads to the undervaluation of African intellectual contributions and the persistent portrayal of Africans as lacking in native intellect.

Preservation of African Knowledge: Mutwa emphasizes the importance of preserving and correctly representing African oral traditions and historical knowledge, which have been passed down through generations.

These points highlight the rich and multifaceted history of Africa as described by Credo Mutwa, focusing on the key areas of races, gold, mining, and religion.

Timeline and Historical Depth

Earliest Human Activities: Mutwa mentions that the history of mining and metallurgy in Africa goes back “many thousands of years,” suggesting an ancient and advanced civilization that predates conventional archaeological timelines.

Star People Influence: He asserts that star people descended to Earth and interacted with African civilizations long before recorded history, implying a timeline that extends back to prehistoric times.

Mining and Metallurgy:

Adam’s Calendar: Credo Mutwa refers to Adam’s Calendar, which some believe to be about 60,000 to 70,000 years old, but he suggests it is “much, much older.” This indicates that sophisticated activities like mining could date back well beyond this period.

Copper Mining: The earliest metal mined by ancient Africans was copper, followed by gold. This mining activity is described as occurring “many thousands of years” ago.

Civilizations and Cultural Influence:

African and Sumerian Connection: Mutwa points out that African civilizations significantly influenced Sumerian culture, implying that African civilizations were already well-established and advanced before Sumer (which dates back to around 4500 BCE).

Linguistic and Religious Parallels: The connection between African languages and those of ancient Sumer and Egypt suggests a shared or influenced heritage that dates back to the early periods of these civilizations.

Religious Practices and Deities:

Rituals and Deities: Mutwa describes various rituals and deities that have been part of African spiritual practices for thousands of years. The presence of these practices indicates a long-standing cultural and religious tradition.

Women in Mining:

Role of Women: The historical role of women in mining and their associated rituals and beliefs also point to a long and continuous tradition of mining that spans thousands of years.

Specific Locations in Africa

South Africa:

Adam’s Calendar: Located in Mpumalanga, South Africa, it is believed to be one of the oldest man-made structures in the world. Credo Mutwa suggests it is “much, much older” than the estimated 60,000 to 70,000 years.

Ancient Cities and Ruins: Mutwa mentions the ruins of ancient cities spreading throughout South Africa, highlighting their mysterious construction without gates and their connection to ancient African civilizations.

Mining Sites: The region around Kimberley and other parts of South Africa is noted for ancient mining activities. He describes how mining and metallurgy practices date back thousands of years.


Great Zimbabwe: While not explicitly mentioned in the transcript, the reference to significant archaeological sites in Zimbabwe aligns with the known history of Great Zimbabwe, an ancient city built by the Bantu people.

Rock Inscriptions: Mutwa talks about huge plates of rock with inscriptions detailing how the star people descended to Earth, located in Zimbabwe.


Tsodilo Hills: Credo Mutwa refers to this area on the border of Botswana as a significant site for ancient human settlement and the starting point of humanity as we know it. This area is known for its rock art and archaeological significance.

Tsodilo Hill
Inyanga, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe


Ancient Walls: He mentions walls without gates located on the border between Lesotho and South Africa, contributing to the mysterious ancient architecture in the region.

Broader Regions:

East Africa:

Kenya: Mutwa mentions that the deity Enki is still worshipped among the people of Kenya, indicating the historical and cultural significance of this region.

Southern Africa:

Mining Practices: The entire region of Southern Africa is highlighted for its ancient mining activities, particularly for gold and copper.

Michael Tellinger’s Interpretations

This is amazing because Michael Tellinger’s interpretations of what’s happening in South Africa are going out all over the world, and it seems like no one is hearing your voice.
What I don’t understand is, I know that you’ve met Tellinger. Did he not listen to you, or did he not answer?
He just used mythology.
I am the most used [ __ ] in South Africa.

Here’s something that really makes me angry. Look at this; this is Michael Tellinger’s second book.
He says, “To graduate Virginia, thank you for being an inspiration today.”
I am nobody’s inspiration, but look at this.
These are the ruins of cities spreading through South Africa. There is a mystery about these cities.
You see the walls, but say, what is the mystery?
There are no gates in all these walls, roads like this one, and dang, no way.
Why? Again, look at this one.
This one is on the border between Lesotho and another state.
These are walls with no gates, no entrances. Why?
That’s the greatest mystery of all, Mr. David.

Taming African Elephants

These ancient people, these ancient people…
They would take African elephants and tame them.
They used to capture them or make slaves of black women.
She used to feed human milk to little baby elephants, Mr. David. The African elephant can be tamed if you bring it up on human milk. To say that the elephant is untameable is [ __ ].

Critique of Michael Tellinger’s Work

What is it about that book that makes you angry? You said that book made you angry, the orange one.
No, no, the orange one. The book that you’re holding, this is the African Gods. You said Tellinger’s book made you angry.
Look at this.
You know what this is? This is a wall seen from the air.
And the shape of it is a circle.
This white man doesn’t know. He says, “Listen to this.”
He says, “There is a distinct example of the OM shape here.” [ __ ] bullshits. This is how the ancient Africans used to cast gold into necklaces.
You have seen them, Mr. David, in Ireland. They are called torques. This is a torque. This kind of necklace was known in Africa, and it was awarded to champions in sport.

African Gold Processing and Myths

The people who are called the Balu Bedu in the northern Transvaal, their name means “people of gold,” the gold processors.
Look at this. He says, “Till another distinct example of the OM shape.” He says, “Indians everywhere in the world.” This is symbolic of the unity between God in heaven and the earth below.
We call it Soloro, and this white man just writes a lot of [ __ ] about Soloro.
There are no gates, you can’t get in there.
Oh yes, you could. You get yourself a big female elephant.
You can ride her; she can pull a sled. These roads were for elephants to walk through. An elephant would stop here, and you get off here and get inside, simple. Elephants were not untameable.

Ancient African Technology

He says these walls were some kind of energy-generating device.
Look at this man. That was a play. An elephant pulled a sled along this road.
That’s how they made them. The elephant would stop at the end of the wall, be freed of the sled, and it was whistled to go back.

Critique of Racism in Science

Michael Tellinger is the product of a white man who hates black people like poison.
You cannot be a scientist if you are a racist.
This man sees a red Indian, sees Indian influence in black Africa at every corner. He is a racist who thinks that black people are stupid monkeys.
Look at that. He shows how wide and deep the roadways were.
Someone has to correct this mistake.
Often, they say this is the cradle of civilization in Africa, right here in South Africa.
If you fly in an airplane, you see all these things. And you racist whites call these cattle corrals. [ __ ].

African History and Lost Knowledge

This is the lost knowledge of our people.
This man Romney says these were perfect. He just makes me sick.
This is the great truth about Africa.
This is where the star people came down. Look at this. What does it suggest to you?
Come on, Sir. Give us a real answer, Mr. David.
It excites me, puts me under pressure here.
South African swings. [ __ ].

Ancient Guardians and Star People

This is the guardian of the South. This is the guardian of the South.
In ancient Phoenician, this entity was called Ningishzida. He was the god who guarded the southern regions of the world.
He rightly points out the alignment of these things.
This is not a lion. A lion doesn’t have a huge hump like this at the back. This is a Brahman bull.
On the back of this bull, rituals were performed as recently as 1941. A female Sangoma and a male Sangoma used to ritually mate on the back of this creature to unite heaven and earth.
I saw it being done.

Michael Tellinger’s Use of Credo’s Name

You met with Michael Tellinger about his work. What did he say when you talked to him about these things?
They just use my name. My name is a commodity to them.
This man, Rom…
This man Romney—wait, he’s here somewhere.

Ancient Writings on Rock

This is a huge, huge plate of rock.
On this plate of rock are writings of how the star people descended to earth.
It’s right here in Zimbabwe with us.
Whereabouts in South Africa? Near Kimberly, not that far from here.
You see these things? That one, this one. These are motherships.
It tells, over hundreds of years, this incredible record by a civilization that started in South Africa.
This is what the Egyptians call “ben-ben.” Africans call it something similar. It’s like a pyramid. It lands, and the people come out.
So are you saying that perhaps the pyramids are taken from the shape of the mothership?

Evidence of Metal Use

Look at this. Listen to what they say here. Perfectly carved holes in rocks.
Many of these show metallic residue around their edges, as if they were used as crucibles for molten metal.
Yes, yes. But not all of them; gold was poured there from a crucible.

Superstitions and Cooking Rituals

The blacksmiths of South Africa, the black men and women who mined gold, practiced all kinds of strange rituals.
They did not cook food in pots, Mr. David.
You know what they did? I can show it to you sometime if I’m still around. There is this hole in the rock.
These people were very superstitious about how they handled matter. They did not use a clay pot to cook food.
They filled a hole like this with water, then heated up round stones. When it was hot, they put

it in the water and removed it, putting another one. You can cook food beautifully by cooking it with hot round stones in such things.

Use of Stone Tools in Mining

These are stone tools. Mine workers, diggers of mine, were not allowed to use metal tools.
You were not allowed to use a metal object to dig for gold; you had to use a stone out of respect.
How does the respect come in with stone rather than metal? Because metal-working people felt guilty about taking metal from the stone.
Out of superstitions, they used stone tools to dig for gold.
You were not allowed to use metal to rape metal from the earth mother. You had to use a stone.

Adams Calendar and Ancient Civilizations

Is Michael Tellinger correct about the date of what he calls Adam’s Calendar? He thought they were maybe 60 or 70,000 years old. Is this correct?
Much, much older. These things have a strange story behind them.
They were much, much, much older.
Yes, Mr. Tellinger is a good writer, but there are some facts about Africans and their beliefs that he does not know.

Ancient Cooking Devices and Crucibles

This little son of a piece of white expressions, he hates me like a dog. Look at this. This is a cooking device.
There it is again. Mine workers had to cook food with stone.
Crucibles. Now listen to this: the Sumerian tablets tell us that the ancient people of the Abzu, or southern Africa, were mining all kinds of minerals many thousands of years ago, long before conventional archaeology seems to suggest.
Yes, he’s right. He’s dead right. Our people mined gold.

Role of Women in Mining

And you know who did the mining? Women.
Yes, if a man took material from the earth mother, it was a rape; he had to die. Women were miners.
Women mined gold and other metals in South Africa.

Connection to Star People

And was that mining connected to the star people as Zecharia Sitchin suggests?
Dr. Sitchin is the wisest human being I’ve ever had the honor to know. He is dead right. People were obsessed with matter; they thought it was alive.
That is why our name for metal, any matter, is “Sezabo.” It means the fearful object, the fearful living object.
“Se” means fearful, “z” means an object other than stone or wood, and “abo” means very evil, something which must be treated with respect.

Final Thoughts on Star People

So you would agree that the star people are the origin of mining for gold in this area?
Yes, yes. We were doing it for them.
It started in Swaziland where I had hoped one day we would go.
Started at the Bombful Ridge. The first metal that our people mined was not gold; it was copper.
And later gold. How far back are we going, Credo, when the mining started?
Many thousands of years. At the time of Antu and Anu, the great mother.
The wife of Anu. Both ways, Antu and Anu mean human beings. It’s African and Sumerian, both.
It was the Bantu, the children of Antu, who mined all this and recorded all this history.

Setting the Record Straight

What is needed, sir, is somebody has got to put the record straight, Mr. David.
This man, where is he?
[Foreign objects everywhere]
So you’re saying that it wasn’t the other cultures that influenced Africans, but the Africans who influenced other cultures?
Yes, that they did. They did. And Mr. David, if we were to study the Sumerian language, we would find that 100 out of every 100 words are still found here in South Africa.
Antu and Anu.
All these are names for human beings.
Antu means the children of Antu, the god, their mother.
Anu means the children of the god.
And these gods were blacks, not white. But it doesn’t matter; a god is a god is a god, whether he’s white or black.

African Influence on Civilization

So what’s the connection between Sumer and that culture which conventional history calls the cradle of civilization, and Africa? Are you saying Africa preceded it?
Yes, Africa preceded Sumer by many, many, many centuries.
You know, somebody has got to put the record straight, coldly and fearlessly. We black people were the mothers of the Sumerian civilization.
There is not a single word in Sumerian that does not have an exact equivalent in Africa.
There is not a single word in ancient Egyptian that does not have an exact parallel in Africa.

African Linguistic Connections

We came, for example, they call the South repeatedly refers to the southern part of the world as the Abzu.
The correct pronunciation is not “Abzu” as in animal zoo; no, it’s “Absu.” They pronounced the Z-U as “su.”
And that is an African word. If we say this person is very dark-skinned, we say “uMntu.”

Protecting African Knowledge

Thank you.
There’s someone unlocked… Look at this.
Mr. Tellinger says, “One of the many stone walls that still stand close to three meters high, a section of a large ring with a diameter of 150 meters.”
“A carved stone that resembles a human head stands close by, as if it was part of some kind of ritual.”
Of course, it was. This is Anu, the great father of the human race, and he’s right here in South Africa.

The Sequence of Events

Let’s take this in sequence then. You say the star people landed in Africa.
They started the mines and enslaved the great people whom they found there.
There’s that place on the border of Botswana, the Toledo Hills.
That’s right, yes. That was the place where humanity as we know it was seeded.
Humanity landed there, directed by the great giants.
The place of emerging of living animals.
And from there, the knowledge, myths, beliefs, and language went north, eventually to Sumer and Egypt, and became those civilizations.
Yes, yes.

Burial of Sumerian Deity

Dr. Tellinger, listen to this. We read that the Sumerian deity Dumuzid was buried in the deep aperture on the edge of a cliff on top of a mountain, facing east.
At his father’s special place.
This may yet become one of the most important historical discoveries that link human prehistory and so-called mythology of the 21st century.
Listen to this: his father was the Sumerian deity Enki.
[ __ ] rubbish.

African Deities and Sumerian Tablets

Enki is known in Africa as Nkai or Ngai.
For people who do not know, in the Sumerian tablets, Enki and Enlil are supposed to be brothers who were the leaders of the star people.
Yes, it’s all based in Sumer, but you’re saying we have to come to Africa to find out the true origins.
Yes, Mr. David, we have to.

Origins of Sumerian Gods

At one time, I was hoping to work with scientists like Madam Brenda.
Every god ever worshiped by the Sumerians had his origin here in Africa.
His or her name was African.
Let me tell you about the goddess Inanna. In the fables of the Botswana people, in the f

ables of all tribes in East Africa and South Africa, the name Inanna appears again and again.
Not only that, but all the gods worshipped in Africa were also worshipped in Sumeria.

African Footprints and Myths

The mother of the great footprint you showed me once, Mr. David.
Yes, about six feet long, isn’t it?
Yes, Mr. David, that footprint is the footprint of a woman, not a man.
How do we know? If you are a tracker of people, you will notice that the instep of a woman’s foot is slightly different from that of a male foot.
Africa gave the world its civilization.

Enki and Enlil in African Context

You were telling a story earlier about Enki and the relationship. Could you continue with that story?
Yes, Enki in Africa is known as Nkai.
He is still worshipped even now amongst the people of Kenya.
And there is another deity called Uru.
In African, “Uru” means “old” or “grand,” or “majestic.”
And in Africa, you go to Zimbabwe, “Uru” means “great.”

Linguistic Connections

Also, in Zulu land, “Kulu” refers to a grandmother.
Here is another thing: a grandmother is called “Gogo” in Zulu.
It links the African language to the Greek language. “Gogo” means the wise old leading person, and the word occurs in Greece as “gogos.”
From this comes the English word “Google.”
Do you have the equivalent of Enlil in the African context?
Yes, they are connected as brothers in Africa.
If Enlil means “Lord of the Voice,” in the Xhosa language, “Leela” means “to shout” or “to cry out.”

Linguistic Universality

Are you saying that there was once one universal language, or at least a new language introduced by the star people that went out from Africa and changed?
Yes, that’s what I’m saying, and I’m saying that defiantly because it is true.
So if a man, a god, is called Enlil, it means “Lord of the Commanding Voice.”
Enlil had a wife. Her name, wait for this, was Ninlil. “Nina” means a female.

African Names and Respect

Even now in Africa, the name for a mother is…
I say the mother of David, I say David.
The word “Nina” is the name of a female entity.

Genetic Research and Humanity’s Origin

I’ve also read some genetic research suggesting that all of humanity can be traced back to a single female in Africa about 200,000 years ago. Does that fit with what you know?
Yes, I had a great friend, Professor Raymond Dart, and with him, we studied these things. He gave me the original words, and I could find similarities in Africa.

Humanity’s Origin in Africa

Do you think that humanity originated in Africa and spread out from there?
Yes, Mr. David, otherwise why are there so many hundreds of Indo-European words in the African language even now?
Why are there words in the Indian language that are similar to African words?

Language and Culture

This is amazing because Michael Tellinger’s interpretations of what’s happening in South Africa are going out all over the world, and it seems like no one is hearing your voice.
What I don’t understand is, I know that you’ve met Tellinger. Did he not listen to you, or did he not answer?
He just used me, as they all do. I am the most used [ __ ] in South Africa.
Did you tell him the sort of things you just told us?

Racist Rejection

Now, this man here… there’s something here… this man here, Romnick…
There is a white man called Romnick. He is a Hungarian, and if ever there was a man who is a bloody racist, it’s him. He says that black people have no native intellect, that we all imitate what white people say. This is [ __ ].
Wait, I will find him.
That’s my fault. When you said, Credo, that you would like to set the record straight, then this is what we would like to help you do.

African Perspective and Intelligence

People even now, many of them, do not understand that a black person is capable of clear thought.
We are despised in a way that is our best defense.
We are despised, looked down upon.
If there is a message that you wanted to give to Michael Tellinger now…
He won’t listen. I won’t even waste my time because nobody really wants to listen to the African. We are called apes and thinking monkeys, but that is much to our advantage.

African Leaders and Defense

One of the greatest black leaders in African history often used to play stupid in order to protect himself.
The man who killed the Shaka used to behave like an idiot. He used to wear his glowing skin back to front and wrong side out.
They despised him. It was exactly like Brutus, the one who really stabbed Julius Caesar.
The world has got to know, before Africa is destroyed as she is in the process of being destroyed, the world has got to know what we know.

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