The Guanches were a Neolithic tribe discovered living on the Canary Islands by the Spaniards in the year of 1402. They were ethnically Nordic, having blond hair and blue eyes. They were tall and males often sported beards.
The Spaniards described them as:
“highly beautiful white race, tall, muscular, and with a great many blondes amongst their numbers”.
The Guanche people are mysterious to many because if analysing the closest land region, North West Africa, the people there are Arabic looking, dark brown/black hair, brown eyes, olive skin. It would appear strange to those investigating the Guanches who dont understand the human races.
The real ethnic designation of the Guanches is Scandinavian. They are an indo-aryan people.
There were many Nordic Aryan tribes across Eurasia at 1000BC. Tribes groupings kept themselves to themselves back then, much more so than in modern times. (breeding only among their own kind). The population was sparse in those times unlike today.
The Berbers of North-West Africa back then were fairer featured than today’s Berbers (more blondes amongst their numbers). Migration from the East over many thousands of years has darkened the first Berbers making them more Arabic (North Africa was colonised by the Arabs). This racial difference is because of the Atlas Mountains in North West Africa. The vast mountains ranges had secluded the Nordic bloodlines from immigration from the east for some time, (millennia) However, the region is now mostly ethnically Arabic. Always from the East!
Around 1000BC a tribe of these Nordic Berbers in North-West Africa living among other darker Berbers migrated out to the islands, with herditary genetics working its magic those descended from the original tribe had the light features to (blonde-hair, blue-eyes, fair-skin).
It is certainly possible that the Nordics were on the islands earlier than 1000BC. Its fascinating, what kind of civilisation was there before 1000BC? We just dont know!
Tenerife divides into nine kingdoms, each having a Mencey (King) who rules. In the beginning each island people had their own name:
Bimbanches – El hierro
Benahoaritas – La Palma
Gomeritas – La Gomera
Canarii – Gran Canaria
Guanches – Tenerife
Mahoreros – Fuertaventura & Lanzarotte
Ancient people of the Canary Islands today are referred to as the “Guanches”.
Centuries ago sailors would generally not venture to the Canaries because of the known “Canaries Stream”. A powerful tidal current which flows south westerly, has been known to sweep the sailors off to the Caribbean.
The Nordic Berbers did make it to the islands via the ocean, probably on vessels made of reeds. They brought with them their dogs, pigs, goats, sheep, wheat and barley.
When discovered by the Spaniards the Guanches, had lost the art of how to pilot the seas, which is why the islands had developed differing dialects, (through isolation). At what point and why the original Nordic Berbers lost the ability to pilot the waters, we do not know!
The Spaniards discovered a stone-age culture with agriculture of a limited nature, based mostly on fruits gathering, shepherding and catching fish from the tidal pools.
The Guanche dwelled in caves and huts. The tools they used contained no metal, because of the islands volcanic nature they had no metal ores.
They were talented potters, pottery of which survives today. They embalmed (mummified) those of higher social standing and place the mummies in caves; others were buried.
Mythology tells that the original Guanche people were the survivors from Atlantis, when it descended into the ocean.
I do not believe that, but I am not saying there was not somewhere where the Nordics came from that hasn’t descended into the seas, because there was. Just the modern legend of it is misconstrued.
Mummies displayed are estimated to be between 600-1000 years old. One of the mummies has incisions matching those of ancient Egyptians mummies (note: different/coarser string is present on the Guanche mummy). Entrails of high-status peoples were placed in containers just like in ancient Egypt.
The Guanches shared cultural characteristics with the ancient Egyptians; it appears their building style had been copied in central and South America. They are clearly linked to a common people (Aryans).
There are several small step pyramids located on the islands. They have used the same model as those in Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. An east-west alignment found on the Guanche pyramids purports there was a religious purpose to them. The same as in Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt which associates with the setting of the sun. The Guanche pyramids have stairways on the west side that leads to the top with a flat gravel platform, possibly for purposes of religion.
The Guanches are not being investigated to their full extent, it could have racial connotations. Something our regimes do not want.
i.e. a blonde-haired blue-eyed people bringing civilisation to the world. The public would want to know where these people originated. The regime in power would not like that!
A famed explorer named Thor Heyerdahl who through his academic body rediscovered the pyramids of the Canary Islands. Thor argued the pyramids could be relics from explorers who sailed the Atlantic Ocean in ancient times, claiming they linked to ancient civilisations of the Americas. Scandinavians did sail the same route that Columbus took to the Americas.
There was only one racial grouping on the islands as vast time alone would have caused some degree of interbreeding. That grouping being Cro-Magnon, Scandinavian. Reports of there being two groups are made up lies.
Guanche society was a male-oriented society (patriarchal)
The most important festival was Benesmer (harvest festival) where thanks were given to Chaxiraxi, a Goddess and main deity of the Guanche religion.
Achamán was the sky god.
Magec was the Sun god.
Guayota was the evil demon that lived in Echeivle.
Guacanchas were minor demons.