Mythological Origins – African Special

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Mythological Origins – African Special

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What's included in the Mythological Origins - African Test?

  • The Mythological Origin Test Series provides a breakdown of your ancient ancestry by mythological creatures and their region of influence.
  • Unlike traditional ancestry tests, this test does not provide a breakdown by ancestry. Instead, it provides a breakdown of the mythological creatures that your ancestors worshipped, feared, or revered.
  • The test was designed solely using ancient DNA from the past 10,000 years when people developed mythologies that survived our time.
  • Receive a detailed breakdown of the mythological creatures that ruled your ancestor's realm.
  • Explore your mythological ancestries with creatures like the Were-jaguar, Ikenga, Inkanyamba, and Dagon .
  • Explore your newly discovered origins in an interactive interface.
  • Basic test includes 14 worldwide creatures with a focus on Africa.
  • Advanced test includes 28 worldwide creatures with a focus on Africa.

About the test

The Mythological Origin® is an innovative ancient DNA test series that delves into the mythological beliefs of your ancestors, spanning from the development of the earliest known mythologies over 10,000 years ago to modern times.

Unlike traditional ancestry tests, Mythological Origin® offers a unique breakdown of your mythological heritage, tracing the geographical origins of these beliefs.

This test analyzes the mythologies associated with your ancestral regions, providing profound insights into the cultural and spiritual roots of your lineage. It offers a deeper understanding of your heritage unlike any other.

Embark on a journey unlike any other with Mythological Origin®—a test series without parallel. Crafted over a decade, this groundbreaking endeavor owes its existence to breakthroughs in paleogenomics and archaeological research. By meticulously mapping the origins of mythologies to geographical regions, we've created an unparalleled mythological ancestry test that offers a glimpse into the spiritual heritage of your lineage.

Each Basic test in the series features 14 distinct creatures, whereas the Advanced tests feature 28 distinct creatures. The compendium test includes all the tests and all 43 creatures. This test emphasizes African Mythologies.

Why take this test

Up until 2010, reading the DNA of ancient people was a dream. Since then, the DNA of a Neanderthal who lived over 30,000 years ago has been sequenced. After that reading, the DNA of ancient people who lived from 15,000 BC to 1,800 AD all over the world became the main object of paleogenomic research. This leap forward in technology allowed the creation of a new type of DNA test — tests that do not use modern-day populations as stand-ins for the ancient tribes but rather go right to the source and study these ancient peoples themselves.

The Ancient DNA Origins® DNA test is the first next-generation DNA test. It is designed solely using the DNA of ancient people throughout history using our novel technologies.

With this test, you will receive a precise ancient ethnicity estimate with far greater geographical details than you could imagine. Using genetic data and evidence from history and archeology, we can revive the past and allow you to take part in this story at the most personal level.

what do you get?

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Reconnect with your ancient ancestors and become a part of their story.


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dna matches


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Compare your results with other ancient people


how is it done?


Download your DNA data

Simply download your DNA data from the company that genotyped your DNA and upload it here. We accept DNA from 23andme, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, GenebyGene or FamilyTreeDNA (Family Finder), Genographic (Geno 2.0), HomeDNA, and LivingDNA.
Please upload a txt, csv, zip, gz or tgz file.
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Basic Test
Low resolution test
  • Personalized ancient ancestry report
  • 2-5 Ancient individuals per test
  • Extensive records of the ancient culture
  • 10+ Modern populations
  • Latest scientific knowledge
  • Interactive interface to discover your roots
  • 12 Tests with Emerald subscription
Advanced Test
High resolution test
  • Personalized ancient ancestry report
  • 15-30 Ancient individuals per test
  • 12 Geographic regions
  • Extensive records of the ancient culture
  • 50+ Modern populations
  • In-depth ancestry analyses
  • Latest scientific knowledge
  • Interactive interface to discover your roots
  • 12 Tests with Amber subscription

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The propriety ancient DNA tests were designed by experienced genetic and archeologist experts from academia and industry. The tests build on Ancient Origins professionals trusted by millions worldwide.

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