Theories of how the world began have abounded for centuries. Many of these theories turned into a religious quest for power… some questioned the existence of God… and some look even deeper for the answer. One of the possible answers examined is the existence of the Annunaki.
Ancient Mesopotamia (Sumer) is home to the oldest known civilization of mankind… the Sumerians. It was located in what is now Iraq. If the writings of these ancient people has truly been translated correctly… as author Zecharia Sitchin believes he has done… Earth’s formation began as a collision between two planets, one named Nibiru (also known as Marduck) and the other Tiamet, over 450,000 years ago. Nibiru caused the planet Tiamet (who in other legends is a goddess) to break in half. One of the moons of Nibiru struck one of the halves, which placed it in another orbit altogether… a place we now call Earth. The other half of Tiamet became the comets, according to Sitchin’s translation of Sumerian legend.
These legends also speak of a race of giants that once roamed the earth. In the Bible, Genesis chapter six, speaks of there being giants in those days… and while it is believed by many in the Church that these beings were angels… the Sumerians believed they were a race of aliens from the planet Nibiru. This race was called the Annunaki. The word itself refers to the offspring of the deities Anu and Ki.
Were the giants spoken of in Genesis actually aliens from another planet? The Enuma Elish (the creation story according to the ancient Babylonians) has many parallels with the Christian bible. The Book of Genesis speaks of these giants (also called Nephilim) who were taught by the Church as having been angels who came to Earth and cohabitated with the daughters of Man (Genesis chapter six). The Book of Enoch, which was removed from the Christian Bible, speaks of the resulting hybrids of humans and these giants, or “watchers”. ( Did Giants Once Walk the Earth? )
The Earth in its infancy was extremely rich in natural minerals. The Sumerians believed that the Annunaki were on the planet to mine the rich resources… and they created from their own DNA and that of the Homo erectus (prehistoric man) the Homo sapien… humans. They did this to enslave mankind to further scour the Earth for gold and other precious metals.
Sumer was constructed under the direction of the Annunaki, and the city of Ur was the crowning point of this area. The gigantic race had shrines built in their honor and are thought by some to have designed and constructed the pyramids of Ancient Egypt. The Sumerians believed that the Annunaki were a highly superior, advanced race… and along with that superiority came extreme arrogance. This arrogance would lead to their exile.
Map of Ancient Mesopotamia
It was in the city of Ur that some believe the Annunaki met their end on this planet, from wars within their own ranks. Their selfishness and greed came to a head, and the quest for absolute power took their numbers down by their own hands. Zecharia Sitchin estimated the fall of Ur to have been between 2024 and 2000 B.C. He theorizes that the planet of Nibiru enters our solar system every 3600 years… and by all of his accounts, we are due for a visit!
It is duly noted that Sitchin’s findings have come under fire from scientists and astronomers. A majority believe that Sitchin’s translations of the ancient writings are incorrect, and the mysterious planet spoken of by the Sumerians was actually Jupiter. However, it is just as important to note that since the beginning of time… there have been those trying to cover up the truth. There have been reports of “dark matter” looming very near our solar system. Is it a collection of particles that scientists theorize are distributed throughout the planets… or is the mystery of Nibiru and the Annunaki coming closer to being solved?
It is known that the Christian bible has basis in many of the ancient writings. These parallels indicate that the writers of the Bible were recording history as they had been taught… however the Church took the Bible and made it about the agenda of mass control. Verses were rewritten to change entire meanings… books were removed. Our origins are shrouded in mystery… and there are those who have taken great pains to see to that. The question remains… why?
Written by Angela Sangster,
Copyright 2010 TrueGhostTales.com
Who made the metropolis? Why?
This story, the Atrahasis, comes from an early Babylonian version of about 1700 BC, but it certainly dates back to Sumerian times. It combines familiar Sumerian motifs of the creation of mankind and the subsequent flood — just like Genesis.The story starts out with the “gods” — beings from a planet called Nibiru — digging ditches and mining for gold as part of an expeditionary team. Modern humans (homo sapiens) did not exist yet; only primitive hominids lived on Earth. There were two groups of “gods”, the worker class and the ruling class (i.e. officers). The worker gods had built the infrastructure as well as toiled in the gold mines and, after thousands of years, the work was apparently too much for them.
The gods had to dig out the canals
After 3,600 years of this work, the gods finally begin to complain. They decide to go on strike, burning their tools and surrounding the chief god Enlil’s “dwelling” (his temple). Enlil’s vizier, Nusku, gets Enlil out of bed and alerts him to the angry mob outside. Enlil is scared. (His face is described as being “sallow as a tamarisk.”) The vizier Nusku advises Enlil to summon the other great gods, especially Anu (sky-god) and Enki (the clever god of the fresh waters). Anu advises Enlil to ascertain who is the ringleader of the rebellion. They send Nusku out to ask the mob of gods who is their leader. The mob answers, “Every single one of us gods has declared war!” (Dalley 12, Atrahasis).
Since the upper-class gods now see that the work of the lower-class gods “was too hard,” they decide to sacrifice one of the rebels for the good of all. They will take one god, kill him, and make mankind by mixing the god’s flesh and blood with clay:
After Enki instructs them on purification rituals for the first, seventh and fifteenth of every month, the gods slaughter Geshtu-e, “a god who had intelligence” (his name means “ear” or “wisdom”) and form mankind from his blood and some clay. After the birth goddess mixes the clay, all the gods troop by and spit on it. Then Enki and the womb-goddess take the clay into “the room of fate,” where The womb-goddesses were assembled.
The creation of man seems to be described as a type of cloning and what we would today consider in vitro fertilization.The result was a hybrid or “evolved human” with enhanced intellect who could perform the physical duties of the worker gods and also take care of the needs of all the gods.
We are told, in other texts, that the expedition came for gold and that great quantities were mined and shipped off the planet. The community in South Africa was called “Abzu” and was the prime location of the mining operation.
Since these events appear to coincide with the dates of “Mitochondrial Eve” (i.e. 150,000 to 250,000 BP) and appear to be located in the richest gold mining region on the planet (Abzu), some researchers are thinking that the Sumerian legends may, in fact, be based on historical events.
According to the same texts, once the mining expedition ended it was decided that the human population should be allowed to perish in a flood which was predicted by the atronomer of the “gods.” Apparently, the cyclical passage of the home planet of the gods, Nibiru, was going to bring it close enough to the orbit of Earth that its gravity would cause the oceans to rise and flood the land, putting an end to the hybrid species — homo sapiens.
According to the story, one of the “gods” had sympathy for a particular human, Zuisudra, and warned him to construct a boat to ride out the flood. This eventually became the basis for the story of Noah in the book of Genesis.
Did this really happen? The only other explanation is to imagine that the Sumerian legends, acknowledging life on other planets and human cloning, were extraordinary science-fiction. This in itself would be amazing. But we now have evidence that the mining city, Abzu, is real and that it existed in the same era as the sudden evolution of hominids to homo sapiens.
Just think about this for a while.