MYSTERY: The Sweetwater Creek Stela and Stone Circle
This video is titled Petroglyphs: The Sweetwater Creek Stela and Stone Circle written May 20, 2019 by Richard Thornton in Douglas County, Georgia. You may find the link to Richard Thornton’s blog at the bottom of the description box just below this video. His blogsite is The Americas Revealed at apalacheresearch.com.
It is the only known Toa Maybouya in the Continental U.S.
Whereas most of the petroglyphs in the North Georgia Gold Belt are extremely abstract and appear to be either star maps, locations of time portals, or some form of communication, the Sweetwater Creek stela seems to portray a supernatural being known as a Mayabouya. The Toa Arawaks, Caribs and some other branches of the Arawaks believed that they were “demons” who guarded sacred areas and territorial boundaries. The stela is today located in a state park museum, about a mile from its original location, overlooking the Chattahoochee River in Southwest Metro Atlanta . . . fairly close to Six Flags Over Georgia. It originally stood atop a hill that is on the edge of the state park. Here is the fascinating story about its discovery.
A forgotten legacy of the past
In 1909 a Mr. W. H. Roberts was hunting wild turkeys along Sweetwater Creek in Douglas County, GA. He climbed a steep 100 feet high hill that was known to locals as “the Indian burial ground.” It overlooks both Sweetwater Creek and the Chattahoochee River Valley. Native American artifacts are found in abundance on the hill.