Between the Ogisos and the Hyksos: the Edo connection

Hyksos is the Greek name for the Indo-Aryans (Aryan is also Hurrian and European), savages who invaded ancient Ejigbo (Egypt) and, according to Wolfgang Helck, they also invaded the Levant at that time. Given that they are also known as Amorites who are mentioned in the bible as foreign occupants and colonists of that region who enslaved Moṣe’s (popularly called Moses; an incarnation of Ọrunmila) people, that book, even though an Amorite-mutilated and -fabricated version of an original, has some details corroborating their identity as Indo-Aryans. Nevertheless, the meaning and etymology of the word “Hyksos” has not been confidently provided by Egyptologists, a field dominated by Indo-Aryans. Perhaps the reason has to do with their policy of deliberate obscurantism, perhaps not. However, there exists an area which has not yet been considered where the meaning can be found and it has to do with the Edomites who are the Ẹdo (or Ado in Yoruba) people of West Africa.

In 2010, David J. Gibson published a book titled “Edom and the Hyksos” (first published in 1962 under the title “Whence Came the Hyksos, Kings of Egypt”) about the very close ties between the Hyksos and the Ẹdo people. It turns out that the Ẹdo people say that before the advent of their current ruling dynasty whose rulers bear the Yoruba title Ọba, the previous dynasty bore the title Ogiso which they say means “sky god”. They also assert that there was no other dynasty before the Ogisos, which appears somewhat dubious because Ẹdo their eponymous ancestor was is also known as Ọbagodo, a name derived from Ọba Igodo. Unsurprisingly, “Hyksos” appears to be derived from “Ogiso”:

Og(i)- > (H)yk- and -so > -so(s)


Ogiso > Og(i)so > Ogso > Hogso > Hogsos > Hygsos > Hyksos

Perhaps Ọbagodo is not just their eponymous ancestor but also a composite of indigenous rulers whose dynasty was succeeded by a group of non-Edomite rulers whom the Ẹdo eulogized by calling them Ogiso. This suggestion would appear to have backing from Genesis 36 and Deuteronomy 2:12 where it is mentioned that Ẹdo and his people left the land of the ọmọ Oodua (popularly called the Promised Land or Canaan) for the neighbouring eastern region called Seir. The Horites occupied Seir at that time but were later dispossessed by the Ẹdo people, just like the Amorites were dispossessed from the rest of the Levant, simply because the Amorites and Horites engage in similar abominations. This becomes very obvious upon realizing that the use of suffixes –(r)ian, -yan and ­-ite­ of the words “Hurrian”, “Aryan” and “Horite” are unique to the Amorite languages (other examples include Levite, Israelite, Physician, Nigeria, Tanzania, chlorate, etc.). Thus, “Hurrian” and “Horite” are cognates, the Ẹdo people were once ruled in Seir by the Ogisos who are Amorites, and official Ẹdo history is partly dubious.

(NOTE: Upon entering the land of Seir, Ẹdo and his people would have had to submit themselves to the Horites before displacing them, suggesting that Ẹdo was not able assume the role of the overall ruler in Seir. According to the book of Jasher (Ijẹṣa?; the one in circulation is a deceitful fabrication from an original), he was wounded and killed for fraudulently claiming to have inherited the land of the ọmọ Oodua. In a later incarnation in West Africa and he was again wounded by the ọmọ Oodua when leaving their land for his in the neighbouring eastern region. Ọbanta the ruler of the Ijẹbu (biblical Jebusites) seized his beaded crown and other royal items, hence Ẹdo rulers till date wear no beaded crown. History is repetitive.)

The Ẹdo people have also gained notoriety for seeking to be associated with Indo-Aryans rather than their fellow blacks, and trying to claim seniority over the ọmọ Oodua. For instance, they are known right from their teenage years to study maps for routes across the Sahara desert to Europe (the land of the Aryans/Horites/Europeans), they traffic themselves (a lot for prostitution) more than others to Europe to mingle with and live like Horites, during the trans-Atlantic slavery they kidnapped others including the ọmọ Oodua out of ancient envy and sold them as slaves to the Aryans (done earlier as referred to in the book of Obadiah, etc. These are easy to verify, especially the human trafficking part.

But if the Ẹdo people want to deny it, they should explain what the Ọba in Ọbagodo is and why they do not call him Ogisogodo or Ogiso Ọbagodo. They should also provide the history and etymology of the title Ogiso. If they like, they can call me racist but they should remember that I did not write the book “Edom and the Hyksos” nor did I inspire and/or cause their record-breaking trafficking and prostitution in Europe.

At the moment the argument put forth in this piece that the Hyksos are the Ogisos seems quite incontrovertible.


16 thoughts on “Between the Ogisos and the Hyksos: the Edo connection

  1. Most nations in Black Africa were not called the names that we now call them until the time of European colonialism in the past century. Take the Igbo, for instance. Some of the subgroups among the obviously one nation which we now call Igbo did not accept to be called Igbo until only decades ago.
    Not all Igbo are edomites. The Igbo nation just like the Yoruba nation has various subgroups. Most Igbo subgroups have a different oral history that traces their origin.
    Eze-Chima ,a prince who rebelled against the Benin royal dynasty and emigrated from the kingdom in the 15th century.
    The Igbos that trace their lineage to Eze Chima include Onicha-Ukwu, Onicha-Olona, Onicha-Ugbo, Obior, Issele-Ukwu, Issele-Mkpima, Issele-Azagba, Ezi, Abeh and Obamkpa. Those Onitsha igbos are edomites.


  2. Though during the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade (15th to 19th century), the Ifè who were taken into the trade were variously called names such as Lukumi, Aku, Anago or Nago.
    The Anioma of Delta is a lost Ifè Tribe that were fleeing from slave raiders. The Anioma have an ethnic identity crisis, they are called fake Igbo. Anioma speak Olukunmi an ancient Yoruba dialect.
    Olukunmi is spoken in Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago.
    Slaves’ descendants of North America, the Americas and the Caribbean islands are not Yoruba but Ifè.
    The Yorubas were called Eyeos or Oyos after the name of their capital, Oyo.
    Oyo Empire survives slavery and they were our hereditary enemies. The Oyos (Yoruba) conspire with our enemies Aro Igbo, Efik , Ijaw, edo, Fulani , Haussa etc and sold us to slavery.


  3. At the end of 16th century, with the fall of the Oyo kingdom, many Yoruba tribes split, the Ewes split into three groups: Anlo-Ewe, Tonu-Ewe and Asogli- Ewe. Nri Igbos are Yoruba ( Oyo People), The Ga which were one people with the Nri Igbo migrated to Ghana and Togo and forms a nation with their Dan brother known today as Gã-Adaŋbɛ and some Dan remain in Dahomey known as Fon and the others went to Ivory Coast, Liberia and Guinea.


  4. At the beginning of the second millennium of the Christian era the neighboring kingdom of Oyo became a threat, as performed raids to capture Ife People ( Judah) and the Kingdom of Nri was against slavery. “Osu” was the name of outcasts of Ife people (known today as Owerri Igbo) who migrated and were accepted in Nri. Some Osu became eunuchs. The small Kingdom of Nri was influential until the 15th century, when it began its decline. That is why Anambra people (Nri Igbo) hate Imo people (Owerri Igbo).

    Isaiah 11:13
    Efrayim’s hate will cease – those who harass Y’hudah will be cut off, Efrayim will stop envying Y’hudah, and Y’hudah will stop provoking Efrayim.

    Oyo or Yoruba People (Efrayim) hate will cease – those who harass Ife People (Y’hudah) will be cut off, Oyo or Yoruba People (Efrayim) will stop envying Ife People ( Y’hudah) and Ife People( Y’hudah) will stop provoking Oyo or Yoruba People (Efrayim)


  5. During slavery times (1500-1900 AD) Oyos ( Yoruba), Edo, Efik, Ijaw, Fulani, Hausa, Aro Igbos ,edomite Igbos and their Edda mercenaries, head hunters, really, roamed all over Guinea ( Ife Empire Land), capturing and selling Ife people to the white man and were proud of their savage behavior.


  6. The Hyksos were Africans. The Akan people were the core of Egyptian society. The name “Akhenaten” is a transposed African name “Akhenaten” is the Greek translation of the royal (Denkyira) name “Akenten”. Even today the current Denkyirahene king is named Nana (King) Oti Akenten. The boy king “Tutankhamun” is another Greek translation of the royal Akuapem names “Tutu” and “Ankoma”.

    Akan culture is identical to ancient Egyptian culture. The Akan have matrilineal traditions. Another being they worship is Asaase Yaa (Isis) and Osoro (Osirus).

    The first king to unite Egypt, “Menes”, indigenous name is “Omane” and that is a Kwahu name. The ancient city “Memphis” is really called “Mamfe” and is even a current Akuapem city.


  7. Adelami,

    I’ve been doing my own personal research on the Horites and seemingly they are priest kings from the Levant. Their name derives from their supreme deity, HORUS, the sun god and most powerful of all the Kemet gods. He is sometimes misrepresented as RA, also a sun god. The Horites at one time controlled the political and religious system at Kemet (Ejigbo)with their religious city as ON or Heliopolis. Why am I saying all these? I believe the Horites travelled into Yoruba land as far back as over 2500 years ago to proselytize the aborigines (agboniregun?) of Ife.

    a product of my research, I have found out that the deity Horus is believed to die at night (Oru in Yoruba) and resurrect every morning as the sun (Oorun). He dwells in the sky (Orun) and moves as a chariot in the sky during the day. He is the head (Ori) and leader of all other gods and hence, all other gods are grouped as Orishas.

    Might I add that the word Yoruba might have been sourced as thus: Yoru (Oru) and Ba (Head), something like Head of Horus. This is just one of the many possibilities from which the word Yoruba came from. What is your opinion on this?


    • I don’t believe the present Yorubaland was occupied about 2,500 years ago because there are 2 stories involving Ogun cutting a path to Ife. The first one was in the very beginning and he cut/opened the path from Orun after which Olodumare called him “Baba jegi-jegi”, and the second – remember that history is repetitive – was when he led 15 other divinities across land from the east.

      Since the Europeans, Jews and Arabs who are all oyinbo are known to be occupiers (non-natives) of Egypt who also forcefully established their own religious beliefs on that land (e.g Sarapis Cristus), they must be the same Horites who invaded and did same. The only proselytizing that was done in Ife about 2,500 years ago that I am aware of was done by the Greeks/Romans and Persians. According to my baba-Ifa, it is known that Ile-Ife has been completely leveled before.

      There’s a story about how Ori threw some (I think 7) deities from heaven to seven parts of Yorubaland (e.g. Aje/Iyami to Ota), and if I remember correctly, Obatala was one of them, suggesting that Ori and Obatala are different deities. Perhaps you can search for and look further into that story. Given that Orisha is also Obatala, and Obatala and Ela are the only names associated with resurrection, just like Horus, they must be the same person. Have you come across the story of how Orisha was murdered and upon resurrection became known as Orisahn’la?

      I have to think more about the “Head of Horus” hypothesis.

      Can you help me find out if there’s any irunmole recorded in Ifa as bearing the name Apata (Ptah)?


      • Apata is simply a noun (name), I think. Apata comes from the word “rock” which apparently is similar to the latin word “Petre”. There are other minute Yoruba words that are alike to Latin and Greek as below:

        et (Latin) – ati (Yoruba) – and
        Origin (Latin) – Oriki (Yoruba) – Origin ==>Notice how ‘g’ changes to ‘k’ like you proposed in this current write-up
        Ubi (Latin) – Ubi (Yoruba) – Where
        Petre (Latin) – Apata (Yoruba) – Rock
        Okeania (Greek) – Okun (Yoruba) – Ocean

        The sources of these words are debatable though but I’m sure many more exist if we were to dig out.


        • Please bear with me for the delayed and not so deep responses.

          According to Ifa, different groups of humans were created after the flood and interacted with each other before the separation of the continents and the expulsion of the oyinbo. My opinion is that the interaction would have required a common language, and I’m for Ile-Ife as the origin of that language.


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