Over 6,000 years ago, there was one dominant belief that lasted almost 1,000 years. This belief was the world’s leaders were in intimate contact with – and guided by – gods called Annunaki.
Were Annunaki ancient space travelers?
Ancient civilizations had referred to Annunaki as gods, but they could have been space travelers, gods, neither – or both.
For the purpose of this article, I’m going to approach the Annunaki, (which some spell “Anunnaki”), from the premise they’d been both.
Why? Annunaki had translated, “Those who came from heaven to earth.” (“An” the word for heaven and “ki” the word for earth). Ancient clay tablets reference Annunaki’s celestial chariots as well as Nibiru being their planet of orgin, which pretty much describes space travelers.
One compelling artifact from ancient Sumer at first glance simplistically depicts the solar system with the planets around the sun. More careful thought, however, reveals something very complex: the planets are known.
There is one major thing different about this rendering of the solar system as modern astronomers know it: a large 10th planet.
[The rendering to the left is my notion of how the planets may have been represented in the Sumerian depiction].
The 10th planet is the one the ancients Sumerians had called “Nibiru”, whose orbit, they wrote, takes it past Earth only every 3,600 years. (Which, by the way, means it’s due).
The definition of a “god” is a superhuman being or spirit worshiped as having power over nature or human fortunes. If we can believe what’s in Sumerian texts, structures, carvings, statues and other artifacts from thousands of years ago, those who’d come from heaven – to earth – certainly had power over nature and human fortunes.
The solar system depiction above, in fact, is taken from a larger work showing a giant, (an Annunaki god), “granting” argriculture to a human.
The Annunaki made their appearance known in Mesopotamia, which translates “Land between two rivers”. Humankind, too, made its appearance known in Mesopotamia, (noted by historians as the “cradle of civilization”), in a fertile area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the Middle East.
Between 3500 and 1900 BC, Mesopotamia’s upper region was called Akkad (Akkadians included Assyrians and Babylonians), while the lower part was called Sumer. Earth’s earliest empires were all within territories that are now modern-day Iraq. Indigenous Sumerians and Akkadians dominated Mesopotamia from the beginning of written history, (approximately 3100 B.C.) until the fall of Babylon in 539 B.C.
Sumerians had come up with the notion of city-states, with each of the 12 major cities in Akkad and Sumer having a temple dedicated to one of the Annunaki gods – and each city having a king.
Some historians date Sumer’s important city-state of Nippur at 5262 B.C.
During this time, it seems humanity had made some kind of giant leap.
Nippur was about a mile long and a half-mile wide, with walls surrounding approximately 334 acres of it. Within the walls were designated public buildings, storage, housing, a shrine, ziggurat and the intriguing Temple of Nippur. (I’ll tell you why the Temple of Nippur is very intriguing in a moment). Outside Nippur’s walls were irrigated fields and orchards.
The earliest known blueprint, laying out the buildings, a park, water canals, roads, walls and their gates – to scale – is of Nippur, etched into a hunk of clay.
The location of Nippur, (which goes by “Naffur” in modern Iraq), was pretty much centralized between Sumer and Akkad and big enough it had suburbs, like Drehem. One account estimates Nippur’s population reached 40,000. The religious quarter on the east side of the city was named “Duranki”, (Sumerian for “the bond of heaven and earth”).
Sumer’s cities had streets on grids and sewer systems. They created the first wheeled vehicles, were the first to use arches in construction, came up with the potter’s wheel, irrigation systems and codes of law. (Among many other wonders).
Perhaps most significantly, Sumerians invented writing; a means of conveying their thoughts in a tangible, permanent way. (Their writing began as cuneiform and evolved). Text found in Sumer provides the oldest written sources about early civilizations.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology estimates 54,000 clay tablets have been excavated from Nippur. (They haven’t been able to come up with an exact number because some tablets are broken, some are in Philadelphia, Istanbul, Jena, Berkeley, CA, with isolated fragments in the Louvre and British Museum).
Most of these tablets have given researchers an extraordinary view into the daily life of those who’d lived inside the walls of Nippur. Etched in clay are sales receipts, personal letters, and certificates.
One source claims only 2,000 of the tablets found have been considered “literary” – and of these, only 500 have been deciphered and/or published.
What’s been discovered from 500 tablets recording humankind’s earliest history is absolutely stunning.
Not only does ancient text detail the Annunaki, but the Sumerians tell us the first humans were engineered (and tweaked) by them.
Nippur was home of a chief Annunaki diety named Enlil. (The temple above was his). It was here, Enlil would assemble the gods, (i.e., the ancient space travelers).
Enlil was second in a triad that had included An, (the oldest god), “god of heaven” and Enki, “god of water”.
Enlil’s name has been interpreted to mean “god of the sky”, “god of the wind” or even “Lord of the Command” and he’s referenced as “father of gods,” “king of heaven and earth” as well as “king of all lands.”
The most active god in the Sumerian pantheon, clay tablets tell of Enlil separating heaven and earth, creating agricultural tools, allowing things to grow, creating day and deciding the world’s destiny. Enlil gave monarchs their positions, instructions and progress in war or peace and Assyrian kings and Babylonian rulers traveled to Kippur to pay him homage.
Enlil, “Lord of the Command,” called meetings of the gods.
One broken tablet from Nippur dated to the 17th century B.C., (the bottom half is missing but there is text on both sides), not only tells a flood story and names antediluvian cities and their rulers, but talks about the creation of humans and animals. Here are the first lines deciphered from this broken tablet:
After Anu, Enlil, Enki, and Ninhursag
had fashioned the black-headed people,
Vegetation sprang from the earth,
Animals, four-legged creatures of the plain,
Were brought artfully into existence…
Creation: The Babylonian empire’s version
I’d written about the version of creation from the Sumerian’s ancient scrolls, (which you can find here), but it seems the Akkadians developed their own version. (One in which their god, (a god of their city-state), became stronger than Enlil).
The Enuma Elish story of creation (considered a poem) has been pieced together from fragments of 7 clay tablets written on in Akkadian cuneiform. Each tablet had 115 to 170 lines of text. (The entire Enuma Elish is about 1,000 lines).
There are several copies of Enuma Elish from Babylon and Assyria, with the originals dating to the 7th century B.C.E.
Most of original tablet 5 hasn’t been recovered, but a duplicate was found in Turkey. (In Sultantepe, near ancient Edessa, along the fertile crescent).
Book 6 from the Enuma Elish:
Blood I will mass and cause bones to be. I will establish a savage, ‘Man’ shall be his name. Verily, savage-man I will create. He shall be charged with the service of the gods that they [the gods] might be at ease.
Laboring to do what? What could humans possibly do to ease gods with their service?
Allegedly the Annunaki that had come to Earth had come much earlier than 6,000 years ago for a metal necessary to repair their atmosphere. That metal? Gold.
The Iraq National Museum houses tools from western and northern Iraq from the stone age, dating back 100,000 years. It also has photographs of Shanadar Cave located in the Zagros Mountains – near modern-day Iraq’s 4th-largest city, Erbil, (in the vicinity of Assur on the map of ancient Mesopotamia above). Neanderthal skeletons 60,000-80,000 years old were excavated from Shanadar Cave in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s by Columbia University.
The jump in human advancement 6,000 years ago hadn’t marked the arrival of Annunaki but has been purported to mark the time Annunaki were phasing themselves off Earth, weaning a planet of created slaves of their dependence.
This is where the New World Order comes in. The Annunaki had supposedly created a strain of humans with more Annunaki genes than others: a special bloodline.
My god’s better than yours
Sumer didn’t have a lot of trees so their earliest homes had been made of reeds. Ironically, so many tablets remain from Sumer because of the amount of times the cities had been set on fire. Fire hardened the clay.
The earliest kings constantly battled to conquer other city-states; the reason the early cities had walls around them.
It was after Babylon became the capital of Mesopotamia that the deity of Babylon, (Marduk), was elevated to supreme god. (He got a promotion coinciding with the rise of king Hammurabi).
Perhaps the violent behavior of kings can be attributed to kings emulating their gods; the ancient space travelers. Tales of the gods include them constantly battling (and killing), one another. Enlil’s rape of a goddess named Ninlil had resulted in the other gods expelling him to the “underworld”- for a while. (Four of his children, including the god named “Sin”, had been born in the underworld, during Enlil’s punishment phase).
Besides the creation story, (which has Marduk fashioning us in part from the blood of a god named “Kingu” he kills), the Enuma Elish explains how Marduk, came to rule all gods.
It seems there’d been a civil war brewing among the Annunaki gods. (There were a considerable amount of various gods). The Annunaki had gathered to figure out which of their gods could defeat gods rising against them.
Marduk, young and cocky, stepped forward to take the challenge, the story goes. The Annunaki promised Marduk if he was victorious, he’d be the head god.
After killing several beasts created by the goddess “Tiamat” then killing Tiamat, Marduk was able to snag the Tablet of Destinies. The Tablet of Destinies contained prophesies for the future, (written by Enlil), and whoever possessed it would rule the world. (The Tablet of Destinies was represented as a clay tablet with cuneiform writing).
If you are trying to figure out what all this means, like I am, you might find this article fascinating: Tribes, Aliens and Nibiru