The Anunnaki - Ancient History of the "Cradle of Civilization"
Posted By: Rico
Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2004, 12:32 a.m.
SUMERIA: The Cradle of Civilization
The reason I am going here is that many of the religions which come into existence after this time period are based on adaptations of the mythologies/stories which are found in ancient Mesopotamia.
The stories and myths retain their basic structure, but the names of the key players have been changed, as they were incorporated into new religious systems. This is why most religions contain stories of the flood, the creation epic, the attributes of deities, and similar laws of government.
It was Enki and his sister Ninhursag who performed the genetic manipulation which resulted in the Adama (the ancient name for the first human, Adam and Eve). Humanity was conditioned to be in the service of the gods, but Enki had another plan, which set off a continual series of events, which most adversarial myths, concerning the war over the humans, between Enki and Enlil, were fashioned.
Enki desired to feed the humans the fruit of the tree of Knowledge. This he knew was the thing which would open the eyes of man, and multi-dimensionalize his consciousness. This did not go over well with the Anunnaki, and Enki was commanded not to allow us this fruit. It was Enlil that attempted to scare the humans into not eating the fruit by telling them that, if they ate it, they would die. Enki went against the wishes of the high council and was able to convince them to eat the fruit anyway. When the gods saw what he had done, they condemned the act, and insisted that the corrupted humans be exiled from the land of paradise. Enki was man's preserver and compatriot, Enlil was the bringer of woes and doom.
So why the need to flip this story completely upside down and condemn him as the evil one? In the Bible the word translated as "serpent" is "nahash" (NHSH) which literally means to decipher, or to find out. All throughout ancient times the serpent was known as the bringer of knowledge (hence the euphemism "be ye wise as serpents") and were the precipitators of enlightenment. It is this precise thing that compels us to look further into the possibility that the good-guy is the one that is condemned throughout religious writings, for teaching freedom and knowledge.
The freedoms of plant usage/taking for enlightenment, freedom of sexuality, and even the freedom to not be subservient to those oppressive gods who condemn these things as evil. In the cuneiform symbolism it is the caduseus (the snake coiled around the staff) which is the representation for Enki, in fact is his personal emblem. After Enki fed the humans of the tree, and was then effectively exiled, those who remained under the control of Enlil and the Anunnaki were then clamped-down-upon, in a heavier way. It was Enlil that was worshiped through fear and in later cultures named Jehova. Enlil, that old extraterrestrial who adamantly opposed the education, freedom, and enlightenment of humanity in every ancient Sumerian myth. A full set of laws would be adopted, the other humans were instructed not to associate with Enki/Ea or the exiled. So humanity received the first commandments.
You will have no other God but Me. Enki especially, and his radical viewpoints, were explicitly condemned as evil. Control of the populace was priority one, to the gods, and glimpses of intelligence, or too much free-thought were "THE CRIME", and not likely to have been politely viewed. But disloyalty to the jealous gods was absolutely forbidden.
You will work for six days and then have a day of rest. This will be a holy-day, set aside for worship of the gods. Ritual and ceremony were to be observed, and homage to be paid, refusal was forbidden, under penalty of death.
You will not covet the things that you do not have. The haves must quench the desire of the have-nots by making desire a sin. Even the desire for freedom. Acceptance of your present conditions being part of your lot in life must be held up as a high principle virtue, quenching high-mindedness as sin.
The other laws are branches of these basic laws.
What kind of a god is it, which says; You are free to choose, as long as you choose to do what I tell you to do, otherwise you will be punished, for all eternity, for your disobedience? Going back to Christianity, let me point out that when Jesus was asked which of the laws was most important, his answer was enigmatically "To love God with all your heart, and to Love thy neighbor as thyself". This certainly shows a completely different view of everything. The love of God surely did not mean those driving the slave ships. What he is saying describes a love for something that is far beyond any being knowable. That ineffable, invisible, indescribable God, which is within you.
Mesopotamia is the home of the fabled city, Babylon. The laws of the Babylonian king Hammurabi contain an old version of the biblical 10 Commandments, although they appear to be based upon the philosophy of "The Golden Rule", many of the laws are completely absurd. The biblical laws appear to be, at least partially, based upon the laws of a Babylonian king. These patriarchal laws could not have been invented by Hammurabi, they must have been adopted, from an older source, the Anunnaki/Elohim, and expanded upon by this powerful king.
The name Enki means "Archetype", which is precisely what he was, an archetype for the post-Sumerian gods. Turning to our anthropomorphism of the mushroom theme, we find more interesting connections. Even beyond the above discussed fruit-of-the-tree-story. Enki AND his sister Ninhursag were the creators of the Adama. The red of the mushroom cap, as well as the juice, are anthropomorphized as blood, and figuratively related to as fire.
Transforming out of the button/egg infantile state, the mushroom's appearance becomes more like that of a snake. Once the mushroom has fully grown, decayed, and dissolved it leaves behind a hole. This is due to its pushing the Pine needles or earth outward, as it expands. Around the hole is a white powdery substance, actually the many spores it left behind. This hole resembles a snake's hole, or lair, which is another reasoning for the mushroom's being symbolized as a snake. Most certainly, the depiction of the snake, in the garden of Eden, which revealed to humans secret knowledge that the fruit of the tree would make them as god, is a grand myth regarding this association.
The cap is also considered the female genital organ, as was the cup (like the Holy Grail) from ancient times. While the mushroom stem is the phallus. Anthropomorphically the mushroom is androgenous, in one sense, being one entity yet having both male and female sexual organs visible. In another sense it is two separate beings, joined together, in the act of creation, albeit only the sexual organs are visible. Enki is the stem, Ninhursag the cap, the two joining in accord to produce the Adama, anthropomorphism of the mushroom into the two elementary archetypal creators.
Further evidence is the substance fed to the faithful of Enki and Ninhursag known as "Star-Fire". This supplemental nourishment was produced from the lunar essence, or blood (from the womb), of the goddess Ninhursag. It is also called "the gold of the gods" and even "the red gold". By the way, Ninhursag, in Egypt, is known as Isis, the mother of all the living, and therefore is the archetype of Maya, Mary, Ishtar, Diana, etc. In the Egyptian book of the dead, the pharaoh, who is searching for the ultimate food-of-the-gods, continuously repeats the statement "what is it?" at every step of his journey. This question is the very definition given for the enigmatic 'Manna' in the Jewish records. What is this 'Star-fire'? That which humanity has been forbidden by the Anunnaki, at least those Anunnaki which do not wish humanity to succeed, and in the case of Enlil, were willing to wreak all manner of deception and destruction to keep it a secret.
A dominant patriarchal system of rulership had engulfed the society, and its government, by the time the Mesopotamian civilization was established. This patriarchy was later passed on and adopted to become Christianity, Rome, and Islam, as well as other European and western cultural civilizations. More than 4,000 years before the Bible, the stories of The Garden of Eden, The Flood, and The Creation (of the Earth, plants, beasts, and Man) were preserved, in Cuneiform, on tablets of clay which were unearthed in the late 19th century. After years of research, translating of the tablets, those later Biblical versions of the same stories have taken on a whole new meaning.
See, below a picture of a TYPICAL decoration on the tops of Egyptian temples! Note the depiction of the rays (gills) on the underside of a mushroom. There are lots of other paintings, frescos and other art labeled "the tree of knowledge"...with this very same mushroom array on them. From the age of antiquity, and through the centuries, these displays are time, and time again associated with Fertility rites, and religious ceremony.
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