Inyo contains evidence that someone with a knowledge base appropriate to the educated class of pre-Roman Europe had visited and worked on the location. This person (or People) intimately knew the lore and legend of Lugh, the Gadelic language and the Sacred writing system, Ogam (Ogham or Proto-Ogam). Additionally, this person knew how to code ogam in the circular rays of sunsymbols. Whoever this person was, he worked at Inyo without the benefit of books or research materials. He was well educated and trained.
In looking for an appropriate title for this person (or People) no other description came closer than Druid. The Druids have been subject to much speculation and even more distortions. This made research a bit difficult. It appears this entire class of People was subjected to cultural extinction by Roman and post-Roman civilized governments.
The Greco-Roman era marked the ending of several very successful free cultures. Military piracy, slavery, and propensity for conquest made them bad neighbors to the pre-existent Celts and Phonecians. For nearly 900 years the Druids were singled out for extermination. History notes the final blow to the Celtic Druids as the "snakes" expulsed from Ireland by Patrick, a Romanized Celt. The last blow to the Druids came from subversive means, backed by battle staff and sword.
At Inyo, however, a clue appears in the image of Lugh and is repeated in the the style of the Ogam. Lugh is depicted with an erect phallus. No source referenced this particular feature. In fact, I could find no European archaeological resource for an image of Lugh anywhere. In every reference case, where an image of Lugh might have appeared, an image of the Roman Mercury was substituted. This is more than a bit strange because according to historic sources regarded as accurate, "The shrines to this god (Lugh) are many." Another source made the notation that every crossroads had a shrine to Lugh. Why was there no European archaeological evidence? Was the destruction of the Druids and their tended shrines that complete? Apparently so.
Viewed from the air, every crossroad made a "+." This sign had a compound phonetic value, "LU." Who would know this? A Druid. Not only were they responsible for incantations, astromony, and magic, apparently they also were responsible for cultural and commercial infrastructure.
The equal length "+" sign had a defined meaning of "manly" or "virile." This explained the erect phallus on the Inyo Lugh. What makes this important is the representation is dated by the reference point in time acquired by archaeological dating methods. That comes from a peaceful maritime society of 1600 B.C. History does not deal with a cohesive, cosmopolitan, Celtic society from that era, but this transference of information suggests otherwise. Access to the Americas for whatever reason was a maritime venture. The Inyo Druid was a sailor or at least a passenger aboard a ship. Inyo is not only across an ocean, but almost the entire continent. Using river routes accessed by the Carribian, it would still be a very long walk to Inyo. Just where the port of entry was, we have no clues.
There are clues of a fair sized settlement of Celtic People in western Oklahoma. What became of them is unknown, but the caves explored and recorded by Gloria Farley demonstrate similar Druidic knowledge. Whether these pre or post date the activity at Inyo is an unknown at this time.
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