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The Pyramid Complex and the Hopi: Creation Myth Sheds Light on Building Plan

The Pyramid Complex and the Hopi: Creation Myth Sheds Light on Building Plan


The Egyptians did not build the pyramids.  No one living in the area can tell you; who built them, why they were built, when they were built, how they were built or why the pyramids at the complex were arranged in the particular order that they are arranged in.

I imagine long ago, the first person to use his small copper chisel and wooden mallet to dislodge the glue (a glue as strong as a spiders web) securing the casing stones and slide the first stone down the side of the pyramid, was greeted with cheers from his friends waiting at the bottom of the pyramid. They then may have used logs, camels, and perhaps the Nile to transport the stone to Cairo to build their city.

Artist’s depiction of the Great Pyramid of Egypt with casing stones intact.

Artist’s depiction of the Great Pyramid of Egypt with casing stones intact. (Source:

If money changed hands, a booming business probably emerged, and it might have taken them 20 years or so to remove all the casing stones and strip the pyramid of anything of value that they could carry off.  They probably camped in one of the old ruins nearby and brought their families there to live.

Spider-woman and Her Helpers

The Hopi Creation Story tells me who built the pyramids— Spider-woman with her helpers the Ant People (the Hopi refer to the pyramids as large ant hills in their story).  She is said to have done this because the Creator instructed her to put his plan down on Earth for all to see.  Like any good business man, the Creator had a reason and a plan.  

Grandmother Spider or Spider Woman of Native American lore.

Grandmother Spider or Spider Woman of Native American lore. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The reason the Creator needed pyramids in Egypt, Mexico, and China, was the Earth had a problem.  It was believed it was out of balance when he first found it wobbling in space.  After Spider-woman built the pyramids, two twin ice caps formed on each pole and their weight stabilized the planet. Today the twins are melting. 

By Hopi count this is the fourth time the Creator has come back to correct this re-occurring problem. This might also be the reason why the pyramids have been built at different periods of time (after the first people were destroyed by fire, the second people destroyed by ice, and the third people destroyed by water, the great flood) and locations and why the murals around the pyramid complex have evolved from stick figures to beautiful colored decorations and carvings, just as we have evolved. 

A mural depicting Tawa, the Sun Spirit and Creator in Hopi mythology.

A mural depicting Tawa, the Sun Spirit and Creator in Hopi mythology. (Public Domain)

So what was the plan?  

The Plan at the Pyramid Complex

The Creator told Spider-women and his Nephew, that they were to remain here on Earth and start civilization.  The Creator wanted one for himself, one for his Nephew, and he would come back and fix the problem seven times, hoping that we would “wake up” and take care of our Earth and its problems ourselves in the future.

Diagram courtesy author Thomas O. Mills

Diagram courtesy author Thomas O. Mills

The largest pyramid, on the left, was for the Creator, the center pyramid was for the Nephew. The pyramid that represents our location in the plan today is positioned on the equinox—the perfect balance where the day is divided into two equal parts, half dark and half light, this pyramid is smaller than the two large pyramids. 

The three small satellite pyramids in front of the Creator’s pyramid could represent the next three worlds he has to create. The three small satellite pyramids behind the pyramid that represent our present location in the plan, could stand for the three past worlds destroyed by the fire, the ice and the water.

(Learn more about the calculations and connections between at the creation beliefs of the Hopi and the sites of the Egytpian Pyramid Plateau in The Valley of the Kings and the Hopi: Constellations Send Ancient Messages).

When the Hopi yearly Ceremonial Cycle is added to the complex, you see that we are in between the fourth and fifth cycle and about to cross over from this world to the next.

Diagram courtesy author Thomas O. Mills

Diagram courtesy author Thomas O. Mills

If this belief is correct, there should be evidence that the small satellite pyramids have been moved in the distant past in the first, second, and third sections.   

The Hopi Creation Story does not tell us how the pyramids were built but it covers the who, (Spider-woman and the Ant People), the why, (to help stablize the planet when it was out of balance), and the when, (in the beginning and after the Earth was destroyed by fire, ice, and a great flood), very well in my mind.

Thomas O. Mills is author of The Book Of Truth - A New Perspective on the Hopi Creation StoryMills uses his knowledge of the Hopi Ceremonial Cycles to connect ancient sites around the world. 


Top Image: Deriv; Pyramids of the Giza Plateau (CC BY-SA 2.0), and the Native American Spider-woman (CC BY-SA 3.0), and the Creator in Hopi mythology. (Public Domain)

By Thomas O. Mills



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Hello William Dixson and thank you for taking the time to read my article. The base length of the Great Pyramid corresponds to the distance the earth rotates in 1/2 a second or our correct speed. The temples at Karnak, at the time of the yearly solstice, give us our correct location in space to four decimal points or 365.2422 each year. The ruins at Chaco Canyon give us the 18.6 yearly cycle of the moon and its correct location within the year in time with the solstices.

As the moon drifts away from us, the earth’s speed is slowing down, the jet stream is changing, the polar ice caps are melting, our seasons are changing, and our ocean is rising. The water that caused the great flood is still here on earth. It didn’t float off into space.

I believe this is the fourth time the Creator has tried to populate the planet but I do not think a 400 year time line fits the bill. The Mayan date of Dec. 21st 2012 occurred 12 years early as the earth’s north pole stopped drifting to the west and started drifting off to the east at twice the speed. Our first wobble of this the fourth time.

Thanks Peter Tompkins Secrets of the Great Pyramids
Anna Sofaer The Solstice Project

Thomas O. Mills

Your over lay of Hopi yearly in context to ages of man you can't use year to measure a multimillinum event 4th to 5th creation of man. We've entered a cycle of renewal roughly 400 years one last step for Hopi prophecy when the chaos begins. Mayan counted the days and Hopi counted events within their prophecies. The pyramids were made by man the techniques lost to time and the earth's consumption of all things finite.

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Hello Yes Its Me. Nasa came out with a report: that states that the earth stopped moving in one direction and started moving in the other around the year 2000. My definition of a wobble. They say it was caused by the loss of water in EurAsia on the 45th latitude. So the loss of a small amount of weight in a certain location has cause the Earth to shift. Perhaps a small amount of weight in a certain location could have the opposite effect? When I was a child I knew when my top started to slow down and wobble it was just a matter of time before it would fall down. Thanks for the comment. all the best. tom

Thomas O. Mills

quite a fresh twist on the multiplicity of evidence and myth/legends from various cultures in various locations around the earth. i have known of the relationship of math ratios and calculations of the egyptian pyramids to be a reflection of the earth itself which is really convenient if they were used as mechanical weights to subside a wobble in the earth. if the earth is indeed vibrating or wobbling ever more wildly then it should be measurable with today's technologies,,,isn't there a geological society or somebody interested in verification of this physical wobble?...or is that wobble simply expressed as the tilt of the global axis and measured via astronomical tools? perception of and communication about these issues and taking responsible interaction is a much better use of energy than war, so more power to you!

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Hello Rob,  I think the pyramids were built at different peroids of time as they were needed.  What would we do if the earth started to wobble?  What steps would we take?  I have heard about the gold top and how they might conduct electricity but there is no evidence that I know of.   They are just piles of rock – weight.   My friends believe only a few young children will be protected from each race, so we are not talking about thousands of people inside the pyramid.   I do not know anything about giants but think we were created in the Creators image.     The word destroyed is probably the wrong word.  Perhaps rejuvenated or recycled would be a better word.   Ice ages and floods have happened in the past but they did not destroy the earth.  You are right.   Sorry if I confused you.  Its very clear in my mind.   All the best.   tom

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Thomas O. Mills had the opportunity to manage the Hopi Cultural Center at Second Mesa, Arizona for four years when it first opened in the early 70’s.

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