Study of Beelzebub's Tales




29 The Fruits of Former Civilizations and the Blossoms of the Contemporary


“Towards the close of that period there migrated from Tikliamish to that continent Europe a number of beings of the first Asiatic group who followed two quite distinct occupations: namely, some of them were engaged in various marine occupations, and others in what are called there ‘cattle raising’ and ‘sheep farming.’


“Those Asiatic beings who were engaged in ‘marine occupations,’ namely, in fishing and in gathering sponges, coral, and seaweed, emigrated with their families for the convenience of their profession and settled either on the western shores of their own continent Ashhark, on the southeastern shores of the continent Europe, or on the islands of the straits which still divide the continents Asia and Europe.


“The beings of those newly formed groups of three-brained terrestrial beings were then called ‘Hellenaki,’ a word that meant ‘fishermen.’


“The number of the beings, of that group also, gradually increased owing to the same causes already mentioned respecting the group of shepherds.


“The name of the beings of this second group changed many times and finally they came to be called ‘Greeks.’