The Dogon say their astronomical knowledge was given to them by the Nommos, amphibiousbeings sent to earth from Sirius for the benefit of mankind. The name comes from a Dogon word meaning "to make one drink," and the Nommos are also called Masters of the Water, the Monitors, and the Teachers.
The Nommos were more fishlike than human, and had to live in water. They were saviors and spiritual guardians: "The Nommo divided his body among men to feed them; that is why it is also said that as the universe "had drunk of his body," the Nommo also made men drink. He gave allhis life principles to human beings."
The Nommo was crucified and resurrected and in the future will again visit the earth, this time in human form. Later he will assume his amphibious form and will rule the world from the waters.
Nommo is represented in a fish form, the early Christian fish (vesica piscis).- source: _VALIS_ by Philip K. Dick
entity The Nommos
members: Goa Gil, Ariane, Peter Z of Ceiba