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


Hi, I'm uberly interested in how ancient structures were built and find the pyramids fascinating also. But I'm confused. I haven't read your books but I did read that some people (as do I now) suspect that the pyramids had a gold top and they could conduct electricity (due to the limestone they were partially made out of). What are your thoughts on this? That would help if a civilisation were to live in them for a little while but where would they live? I've only seen 'official' footage of the pyramids and I do know they keep some chambers hidden to the public, but surely you're talking about hiding a lot for no apparent reason? Is there a reason to hide something so enchanting? I've also heard others talk of 'giants' before but I'm wondering why they're here? Do they live on earth or did they? Does that mean earth isn't ours and we're just here for no reason? How have 3 other worlds been destroyed too? Do you mean civilisations? I'm pretty sure this world hasn't been destroyed or I wouldn't be able to type this?? I thought the 'giants' were the statues on Easter Island and a creator could animate inanimate objects, and that's why they're there. There was also a giant wooden man found recently and some texts speak of men made from wood and some from clay, so I thought they were coincidental finds... And fascinating. It's all fascinating to me but I find it can be confusing at times too. Many thanks if you reply, it's a fairly old feed :)

Tsurugi's picture

Strange. I didn't notice any spelling or grammatical errors when reading the article...but I'm not a grammar nazi, so it is entirely possible I missed something.
Thus, I ran the text through a grammar and spelling check. Result: no spelling or grammar errors. There were a couple of suggestions for re-phrasing certain sentences, but current phrasing is grammatically correct.

Perhaps you could give some examples? If you do, I'd recommend editing your original comment to change "considering" to "consider", as the former is grammatically incorrect.

Hi -

Interesting thoughts but considering getting yourself an editor. It's hard to take something as valid when it's rife with grammar and spelling errors.

Hi Tom,

I'll try to fit in the Museum and I'll definitely check out the book.



Thomas O. Mills's picture

Morning Paul.   If you get up to Flagstaff the Museum of Northern Arizona might be of interest to you.   Also Frank Waters book “ Masked Gods, Navaho and Pueblo Ceremonialism”  explains his thoughts on awakening -higher consciousness of the two tribes.   The winter solstice is very important just four days before the new birth.   Hope you have a great trip.  The Hopi villages are 90 miles Northeast of Flagstaff.   alll the best. tom

Thomas O. Mills


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