Enki and Enlil
According to the Sumerian texts, a deposed leader of a planet called Nibiru discovered gold on Earth. This might not sound like a big deal for a species obviously capable of long range interplanetary travel, but gold figures heavily into the situation.
In Genesis, after God made the heaven (the firmament) and the Earth, divided the waters, created grass, herbs and trees, placed lights in the firmament, created the fishes, the fowl, the great whales and animals, made man in his image, rested on the seventh day; after which he watered the earth (Genesis 2:6), formed man (again?) of the dust of the ground and breathed life into him (such that he became a living soul — Genesis 2:7), created the Garden of Eden and placed man in it (Genesis 2:8), then grew the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:9), arranged for four rivers, one to irrigate the garden (Genesis 2:10), and immediately thereafter (Genesis 2:11) announced, “Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Hills”!
There is no mention of copper, aluminum, or carbon… Just… gold. Gold, apparently, is very important! Biblically, as well as to the Anunnaki.
According to the texts, thousands of years after the earth gold discovery, the gold rush began in earnest. The Anunnaki in charge was named EA (Nudimmud), or Enki (“Lord of Earth” — EN, lord; KI, earth). Enki was an engineer/scientist. He established a base at the headwaters of the Persian Gulf, at Eridu (now considerably inland due to the sediment build up), in order to acquire gold from sea water. The fact the Anunnaki put an engineer in charge should give us considerable pause.
Roughly 29,000 years later (greater than the time for the procession of the equinoxes — and a strong implication of the Anunnaki extremely long lifetimes), it became apparent that acquiring gold from sea water was not living up to expectations. Anu and his heir-apparent, Enlil (“Lord of the Command”) arrived on the scene to set things straight.
Therein begin the earth portion of the continuing sibling rivalry saga of Enki and Enlil. One was the first-born son of Anu, and the other the first-born son of Anu and his half-sister. Remember the tale of Abraham, Sarah, Ismael, and Isaac? Same drill. Enlil had it over Enki (just as Isaac had it over Ismael), and their rivalry would last for some 450,000 years.
The Compromise Plan was to mine the gold. Enki was placed in charge of mining South Africa, while Enlil took over the administrative duties in Sumer. Thousands of years later, more Anunnaki began arriving, opening mines.
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!”
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.
Dan Sewell Ward