The Legend of the Gate of the Gods
The native peoples of Lake Titicaca, Panu, and the rest of the surrounding region had long retold a myth about a mysterious doorway that led to the “lands of the Gods.” Heroes in ancient times were witnessed entering into the beyond through this door to join their deities, once their time on this Earth had come to an end.
The legend also mentioned these same great men re-entering through the same gate with their gods beside them, to check in on the lives of those they’d left behind. It also told of a prophecy: someday in the future, the gate would open “much bigger than it actually is,” and allow the gods to return to their sun ships.
All of this and more raced through Mamani’s mind as he beheld this magnificent structure outside of his dreams for the first time. This Gateway was carved from the rock face, standing 7 meters high by 7 meters wide, with a smaller door inset at the base. In the center of the smaller door was a circular depression, and it was soon discovered that this alluded to yet another myth involving an ancient Incan priest fleeing for his life from Spanish conquistadors:
The priest of Temple of the Seven Rays snatched up a precious golden disk known as “the key of the gods of the seven rays” when the pillaging pirates arrived to plunder everything for themselves and fled into the mountains of Hayu Marca.
He came across the Gateway of the Gods, which was being watchfully guarded by shaman priests. Whether in desperation for the fleeing priest’s life, or for protection for his people against the marauders, the shaman noticed the golden disk proved to fit perfectly into the molded depression within the smaller door. They gazed in awe as the portal opened. Pale blue light bathed the reddened rocks as it yawned wide. Lest the golden key be lost, the Incan priest, Amaru Ramu, relinquished it and stepped through the gateway, never to be seen again.
Once he recognized the portal from his dreams, Mamani immediately contacted archeological experts in the surrounding villages of La Paz, Puno, and Lima, and within hours the site was crawling with Inca historians and scientists, who were familiar with the legends swirling about the area.
Despite allegations of the gateway being a portal to other worlds, whether leading to numerous tunnels harbored inside the mountain or capable of transporting humans and other beings into other dimensions, the scientists remained skeptical. The gate appeared to be carved as one structure from the rock with no gap that would indicate it as a door being visible. According to some of the research party, by placing their hands on the door, they could feel subtle energy pulsing from the inside. Some heard strange rhythmic music. Others claimed they saw visions of columns of fire and things beyond this world.
What struck the scientists most was that the massive doorway bore a striking resemblance to another structure attributed to stargate capabilities. The Gate of the Sun, in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, as well as five other archeological points, all connected in a grid-like pattern whose lines intersected exactly where the plateau and Lake Titicaca happened to be. Locals also claim to have witnessed significant UFO activity, such as twinkling blue lights and white glowing discs. Signs of ancient advanced technology in Peru, or something even more out of the ordinary?
The majority of these sites remain vastly unexplained by modern science, and perhaps that’s a large part of their allure. Whether alien portals to alternate universes, passages through which gods can reappear and humans can disappear, or simply an ancient structure designed for rituals and worship, these strange formations continue to intrigue us, thousands of years later.
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