We are all familiar with the story of the Trojan War. A Greek coalition goes to the beach and sieges Troy for 10 years, then sends in a fake horse and kills everybody.
There is a theory out there that the attacking army, called the Danoi, is actually from the Israeli tribe of Dan. Let’s take a look at Homer’s Danoi and see if they are similar to the biblical Danites.
1. Danoi are Seafaring Warriors
The Danoi came on ships from a part of Greece called Mycenae. If they can be traced back to the Danites, then there may be some evidence in Mycenae to look at. Anyhoo, the above picture is from a pot depicting a famous scene from The Iliad, the fight between Achilles and Hector. The naked guy on the left is Achilles, who is fighting on the side of the Danoi against Hector. Achilles was an exceptional demigod, but his warrior spirit was shared by the entire Danoi army that he fought with.
2. Danoi are Craftsmen
But, the Danoi were not just seafaring warrior horse builders; they were artisans of gold as well. In a burial shaft in Mycenae, someone found a funeral mask that has been called “the Mona Lisa of prehistory.”