The Ant People of the Hopi

The Ant People of the Hopi


The Hopi Indians have lived on the high desert of northern Arizona for thousands of years. This barren but beautiful landscape was the place where Hopi gods directed them to build a number villages made up of pueblos—what we today would call stone apartment complexes. Here the Hopi managed to flourish by simply growing corn, beans, and squash with very little rainfall and almost no irrigation.

One of the most intriguing Hopi legends involves the Ant People, who were crucial to the survival of the Hopi—not just once but twice. The so-called “First World” (or world-age) was apparently destroyed by fire—possibly some sort of volcanism, asteroid strike, or coronal mass ejection from the sun. The Second World was destroyed by ice—Ice Age glaciers or a pole shift. During these two global cataclysms, the virtuous members of the Hopi tribe were guided by an odd-shaped cloud during the day and a moving star at night that led them to the sky god named Sotuknang, who finally took them to the Ant People—in Hopi, Anu Sinom . The Ant People then escorted the Hopi into subterranean caves where they found refuge and sustenance.  

In this legend the Ant People are portrayed as generous and industrious, giving the Hopi food when supplies ran short and teaching them the merits of food storage. In fact, another legend says that the reason why the ants have such thin waists today is because they once deprived themselves of provisions in order to feed the Hopi.

Round kiva in New Mexico, built by descendants of the ancient Hopi

The constellation Orion also has a thin waist. When Orion dominates the winter skies, the ants are deep in their small underground hills. These structures are similar in form to the Hopi kivas, which are subterranean communal prayer chambers. Coincidentally the Sanskrit word  ki means “ant hill” and va means “dwelling.” Each February inside their kivas the Hopi perform the Bean Sprouting Ceremony, or Bean Dance, called Powamu. During this time the fires are continuously kept ablaze, turning these structures into superb hot houses. The ritual commemorates a time when the Anu Sinom taught the Hopi how to sprout beans inside caverns in order to survive.

It is interesting to note that the Babylonian sky god was named Anu. The Hopi word for “ant” is also anu, and the Hopi root word naki means “friends.” Thus, the Hopi Anu-naki, or “ant friends,” may have been the same as the Sumerian Annunaki—the beings who once came to Earth from the heavens.  

The Ant People of the Hopi

Hopi rock carvings of the Ant People, northern Arizona

The Ant People may have also lived in ancient Egypt. Akhenaten, the 18th Dynasty pharaoh who ruled from 1351–1334 BC, is shown in some depictions with an elongated skull like the shape of an ant’s head. His almond-shaped eyes and neck are like the ant’s, and either the serpent or the vulture on his uraeus resembles the ant’s mandibles. He also has spindly arms and legs like those of the ant, and his upper body resembles the ant’s thorax while his lower body mirrors the ant’s abdomen. Akhenaten’s body type can be specifically compared to the Pharaoh Ant ( Momomorium pharaonis ), which originated in West Africa. It also has an elongated head, a yellow to reddish brown body, and a darker abdomen with a stinger.

Perhaps it is more than a coincidence that the Egyptian word sahu means “stars of Orion,” whereas the Hopi word sohu means “star,” the most important of which are those in the constellation Orion. To read more on the Ant People and the Hopi connection to ancient Egypt, see my most recent book Star Shrines and Earthworks of the Desert Southwest .

By Gary A. David


Yes. Can you share more information with me.
I have reason to believe i am a "Queen" or am somehow connected to these ant people.
I live in New Mexico and have been surrounded by a hive mind of people who have been talking to me indirectly wherever i go. I know it sounds nuts but it is my experience. I am a male but t hey always refer to me as "She" I recently had an overwhelming drive to go to Dulce but decided not to for fear of not coming back out of the surface... I had a very vivid lucid dream of a luminous white segmented being that was very small i thought was my mother and then when i looked closer i realized it was about 8 inches tall and at the very end moment before awakening it moved it's arms to look like the way Preying mantis' look. Simon parkes talks about being raised by the mantid race.

I am interested in what you were fortunate to capture . [email protected]. send me a few please

I have seen and communicated with the Ant People in Arizona. They ARE very real, and their technology is very very advanced. From what they have told me, they are terrestial and NOT aliens. Their civilization on Earth goes back 18,000 years, and yes the military has had confrontations with them in the past, but have volunteered to leave them be because Ant technology is too advanced for the government to counter. The ant people are very, very wise and kind, and believe it or not the one I met was as funny as Robin Williams, had 5 college ant degrees including psychology and mineralology. According too the Ant People, there are only 7 planets in this galaxy that have life...there are known to be 9 planets, but 2 of them nuked themselves. One of their space expeditions was 210,000 light years and zig zagged through over 7,000 solar systems. It was a very sad expedition for them because they too expected to find more life. Don't be sad however if this galaxy is a "desert" because they assured me that other galaxies have thousands of planets with life....As an unofficial ambassador for the Ant People, I would just like to say to everyone that they are GOOD PEOPLE! Very loving, funny and intelligent. In case you are wondering, the Ant that I traveled with was black, about 6 foot tall and was 186 years in age. I look forward to the day that I can meet with them again!

I would be interested to see the photos. Do you have it on a web page?

I have the gift of taking supernatural photography and have picked-up on the "Ant People" as well as the "Snake People" and, yes, it is ALL REAL and boy, they're fascinating and remarkable creatures; to say the least. I believe that we have all been co-existing with them for centuries, but because they are hidden, behind "The Viel" and live beyond, in that other dimension, we cannot see them, readily and visibly, with the naked - "Human Eye" but they are here and they live amongst us and can be nice, or aggressive, depending on the nature of the Human around them and how they act or respond to their energy, respectfully speaking. *I do have a myriad of picture that I have compiled, taken from my backyard [I have a porthole in my own backyard, so to speak, that leads to "Other Realms/Paradox Universes/Dimensions"] and mange to capture several things that has neer been revealed to any Human-Being before, in this particular medium [Photograph] that has been documented, as far as I know and an am aware of, to the best of my knowledge; or at least I have not seen any that have been denoted as such, nor have I heard of any that are public about their work either, again, not sure...] however, I am willing to share what I have in order to honor these amazing beings and perhaps shed some light on their existence, to the Scientific community, as well as to pay homage to the Indian people of the great Hopi Nation - For they're beliefs.


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