Although the original historical manuscripts detailing the life and times of this classic warrior are still inaccessible to the general public, my contacts and travels have afforded me rare opportunities to study and even duplicate some of the original manuscripts, which consist of more than ten thousand documents stored in protected archives in leading museums and universities scattered across seven countries.
Due to the inaccessibility of these documents, few modern scholars or authors are familiar with the “Thetian manuscripts.” Consequently, the public knows little or nothing about this ancient hero who some scholars believe helped shape much of the ancient world and perhaps was the historical inspiration for the legends of Beowulf, Gilgamesh, King Arthur, and others.
Until now, no scholar has attempted a detailed compilation of the entire Angle Theta saga, although several notable works containing Thetian stories have been penned through the centuries. Grenville’s work, Ancient Warriors of Scandinavia (1884), and Addleson’s, The Lost Cities of Prehistoric Europe (1921), both contain several stories of Theta’s exploits. The Warlords (1408), by Chuan Chien contains two tales of Theta’s adventures in Asia during the Neolithic Age. While there is no complete English translation of Chien’s text, the accounts contained therein serve as independent evidence of the existence of Theta as a historical figure. The essay, Forgotten Empires by Charles Sawyer (1754), and Da Vinci’s manuscript, Of Prehistory (1502), also contain story fragments and references to the historical Theta. The voluminous treatise, Prehistoric Cities of Europe and the Near East, by Cantor (1928), presents noteworthy, though inconclusive evidence of the historical existence of the city of Lomion in what is now southwestern England.
Some modern scholars do not accept the historical efficacy of the Thetian manuscripts due to the relatively small quantity of corroborating archeological evidence for the ancient cities and cultures detailed therein. Thus, they relegate Theta to the realms of myth, legend, and allegory. Others maintain that the scholarly texts mentioned above, coupled with the original archived manuscripts, serve as sufficient evidence to verify the historical existence of Theta, the man. One can only hope that in time the archeological record will further reinforce this position.