This was not a sterling plan, however. There were wars and mutinies. Turns out the Anunnaki are not into tens of thousands of years of working the mines for gold. Enlil was then taken hostage, whereupon he blamed Enki. But Anu knew better the problem was that mining was hard work.
But Enki had a solution. He proposed to cross breed the Anunnaki with some local known as Homo erectus, and make them do the work. Everybody agreed. Enki’s proposal was to combine DNAs i.e. create man in the image of the Anunnaki. Enki and his half-sister, Ninhursag (Ninti) began a program of genetic engineering and created ADAPA (“the mixed worker”) or ADAMA. Ninti, given the job of carrying the creation to term, was able to announce, “I have created it!”
“I have created it!”
After Ninti’s first born, the team resorted to 14 Birth Goddesses to begin an assembly line birthing operation for the new mixed workers. Unfortunately, the ADAPA was a hybrid — i.e., he could not procreate. So this plan worked for a while.
But the assembly line goddesses found the program somewhat arduous. Assembly line birthing has never been what it’s cracked up to be. For the goddesses it was less than appealing not a whole lot better than mining. Thus in a second act of creation of man, Enki and Ninti created a man and woman who could procreate. Enki just didn’t tell Enlil about the new models.
Meanwhile, Enlil had decided he wanted his own undocumented workers to do the ditch digging and crop raising in Mesopotamia. So he placed some of Enki and Ninti’s creations in a place called in the Sumerian texts, E.DIN. To tend the garden, and the trees. Enlil, however, still thought they were hybrids and incapable of procreating, whereas Enki had sold him the new models. Boy was Enlil surprised! For, of course, the new state of (love) affairs eventually became obvious! These two had been eating of the Tree of Life! And for this crime, Enlil threw them out of the Garden.
The solution to the Biblical paradoxes is that there were (at least) two gods and for the most part, working from contradictory agendas. In fact, most of the following history is based on the rivalry between Enki and Enlil, with the rest of the Anunnaki being split in their agendas as to who to support next.
According to the Sumerian texts, the Number One God was Anu (MARDUK in the Babylonian version), while in the creation of Man, Enki was God. The Lord God referred to either Enlil (“Lord of the Command”) or Enki (“Lord of Earth”). Enki made man, Enlil created the Garden of Eden. Enki was the “serpent” who genetically engineered man so he could procreate (eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil). Enlil is the God who threw man out of the garden, and Enki who clothed him. Enlil took Abel’s offering, but ignored Cain’s, cast Cain out and cursed him; Enki gave him his passport to freedom. The other players are identified in the Sumerian Family Tree.
The “sons of God” (not the Lord God), the “giants in the earth”, were the Anunnaki who found the female half-breeds to their liking. Sumerian texts talk about the Anunnaki sons breeding with human women, and creating “mighty men of renown.” Enlil hated it and vowed to kill off man. As luck would have it, he got help. The Deluge and Flood.
Roughly 11,600 B.C.E., Nibiru had a close encounter of the most important kind with Earth, triggering the ice cap of Antarctica to slide off and swamp the place. The Anunnaki had seen it coming and hauled ass while Enlil demanded that the humans not be forewarned! Enki by subterfuge saved Noah, the latter also known as Ziusudra (Sumerian) or Utnapishtim (Babylonian). Noah also saved the animals, the fowl, his family, and a fair number of laborers on the Ark. Enki told Noah to tell the city folk that he’s building a boat to journey away from Enlil, who is mad at him and is causing untold misery. “Noah,” means Respite.
It was Enlil who did the Tower of Babel gig (about 3400 B.C.E.). Enlil is definitely not a fan of man! Even the stories of Abraham begin to make sense. Isaac and Ishmael are simply a reprise of the Enlil and Enki drama the drama which about 2000 B.C.E. flourished into all out war.
Abraham was the commander of an elite military, calvary force. In rescuing Lot, with his 318 well trained and armed men, Abraham was in the employ of Enlil. And with such credentials, Abraham, upon arriving in Egypt was able to immediately go before the Pharaoh which was not the privilege of most shepherds!
But the dramatic climax came at Sodom and Gomorrah, where Enlil’s son went over the edge and used nuclear weapons to obliterate two cities in conflict with Enlil . The result was not only their fiery end, but anyone exposed to the blast was either incinerated or turned into a pillar of salt. Unfortunately, the fallout was even more grievous, in that the Sumerian Civilization met its end as a result of its being downwind from ground zero.