Mammoth Imbecility

As Louise and Petr traveled through Canada and Alaska Pete had an opportunity to do more in depth study of the autochthonous words for Elephant (Mammoth). His working hypothesis is that as 19 C whalers had a common jargon (no matter which country they came from) so also 20 thousand years ago artisans who created goods from ivory, skin, bone, flesh, fat etc and well as MAMMOTH HUNTERS had a common trade language – still preserved in languages from Lapland to Thailand and across the Northern Hemisphere. You may find Petr’s findings interesting. And if you’d listen, he will share more of his research.

Words for “ELEPHANT” are similar across EURASIA (categorically starting with a dental s-z & ending in nasal n-ŋ.)

(Keep in mind that S, Z, K, G, CH are interchangeable as in Caesar, Kaiser, TZar, Císař, and Know & Gnostic, and Znat in Slavic languages. S and CH are interchangeable as in “CHinese is a Sino-Tibetan Language”)

#1. Sámi SLONN (of Lapland)
#2. Latvian ZILONIS
#3. Sorbian SLON & Słon
#4. Czech SLON
#5. Polish SŁOŃ
#6. Slovak SLOŃ
#7. Kalderaš woroSLANO or SLONO
#8. Roma SLONO
#9. Ukrainian слон – Female = слониха
#10. Belarusian слон – Female = сланіха
#11. Russian слон – Female = слониха (SLONIKHA)
#12. Amerindian Mythological Elephantine Ogress
#15. DZONOKWA etc…
as a Russified – tслониsquaw? (Sloní Squaw)
#16. Slovenian SLON
#17. Croatian SLON
#18. Bosnian SLON
#19. Serbian слон
#20. Macedonian слон
#21. Bulgarian слон
#22. Tocharian A onKALAM
#23. Tocharian B onKOLMO may be from Slavic word for elephant
#24. Tibetan GLAN
#25. Mongolian ZAAN
#26. Chinese sδaŋ (SIANg)
#27. South China sδoŋ (SIONg)
#28. Thai Čaŋ (CHANg)
#29. Laotian Saŋ (SANg)
#30. Japanese ZO (or ZOsan)
#31. Cambodian word for “elephant” is DAMbRI
#32. Lithuanian word for “elephant” is DRAMBLYS
#33. Korean word for “ivory” is SANG-A
#34. Finnish word for “ivory” is norSUNLuu
#35. Amharic-Ethiopian word for “elephant” is ZehONa (ዝሆን) (Horn of Africa)
#36. Hebrew SILONI or SILONIT describe elephant-like Fourth Plague upon Egypt

These numbered examples are plodded on a Map of Eurasia, Beringia, Arctic America, Horn of Africa and Egypt. “Out of Eurasia” such words for MAMMOTH & ELEPHANT were brought to Northern Africa.

Jewish commentary on the story of the Plagues of Egypt

Apparently the fourth plague, which is usually described as a plague of insects, is considered by some Jewish scholars instead to have been an assortment of wild beasts, including the ‘silonit’ or ‘sironit’…

“When the Mitzrayim [Egyptians] saw the animals coming, they bolted their windows and tried to seal their houses to prevent the animals from attacking. But huge octopuses and giant squids miraculously came up from the depths of the sea and crawled over the houses, tearing off their roofs with their huge tentacles. They would reach into the houses with their tentacles, pulling out the screaming Mitzrayim and causing great destruction. (Sefer HaYasher. Also see Midrash Vayosha, in Bet HaMidrash, vol. 1, p. 50. The creature mentioned is the silonit or siloni. This seems to come from the word silon, a pipe, hence indicating a pipe-like or tentacled creature, i.e., a squid or octopus. Many authorities, however identify the silonit with the mermaid or siren; see Sifri, Yalkut Shimoni (357) on VaYikra 11:10; Raavad 3:7, Malbim 80, ad. loc. Arukh, s.v. sironi and Raavad, loc. cit., actually read sironit rather than silonit, clearly derived from the Greek “siren”. Also see Rashi, Bekhorot 8a, top, s.v. beney yama)”

Jewish mythological SILONI & SILONIT of the 4th Plague of Egypt

TSONOQUA of North America

Throughout the World there are many myths about Elephant-like Ogres and Ogresses. Often these giants have a proboscis or sucking features to suck life out of humans, and often they have only ONE eye. Among them are #31. Slavic- SŁANTOVÍT, #32. Scandinavian – STALLO, Classical – CYCLOPS, #33. Australian – PAPINIJUWARI, #34. Amerindian – STIFF LEGGED BEAR.


This paper is based on the travels and field notes of Petr Jandáček
127 La Senda Rd LOS ALAMOS NM 87544 USA. It is an original conceptualization and does not rely much on bibliography.

Less complete research on this subject was published in
KORENINE SLOVENSKEGA NARODA.ZBORNIK dvanajste mednarodne konference IZVOR EVROPEJCEV (edited by Duša Krnel Umek)
Ljubljana,5. junija 2014 ISBN 978-961-6746-81-6 Založništvo Jutro
Petr Jandáček

Proceedings of the Academy of DNA Genealogy, 2013 ISSN 1942-7484
(edited by Anatole Klyosov) Volume 6 No. 11 Boston-Moscow-Tsukuba
pp 1884 – 1888 “Slon” in the language of mammoth hunters. Root-words for elephant
Petr Jandáček

Proceedings of the Academy of DNA Genealogy, 2013 ISSN 1942-7484
(edited by Anatole Klyosov) Volume 6 No. 11 Boston-Moscow-Tsukuba
pp 1889 – 1897 SLON in the minds if Gravettien/Pavlovian/Kostienkian and other Mammoth Hunters
Petr Jandáček

Petr has had only limited success in sharing his passion for lexicon re: Elephants and Mammoths. If you can share his findings with experts it would please him.

Elephants including mammoths have a large opening in the skull which suggests that it contained a SINGLE EYE of CYCLOPS — and the OMNISCIENT EYE of PROVIDENCE.