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The Legends of the Garden of Eden and The Angels

Posted: December 2, 2012 by phaedrap1 in Anunnaki, Occult
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Such stories as the creation, the garden of Eden, the flood and the angels of the Bible and other related religions, may have been derived from the earliest literature of mankind. These stories were first written down by the earliest literate civilization of man, the Sumerian civilization over 5,500 years ago. Their nation was located in southern Mesopotamia, but their influence spread from Eastern Europe to India and Egypt. Most languages today have traces of Sumerian loan words in them, even when not related to them.
Their language belonged to the “Ural-Altaian” language family of Eurasia, which is unlike the Semitic, Indo-European or Indo-Chinese in grammar and is more like Hungarian, Turkish, Finnish, and Dravidian (of India). These languages share the largest amount of vocabulary and what is much more important, a similar agglutinative grammatical structure. Because of the very special place the Sumerians have in human history, the Indo-European and Semitic scholars have tried vainly to isolate them into a special category, after they couldn’t force them into their own language families. A few enlightened Western European scholars however have stated that, of all the living languages of the world, Hungarian has the most in common with this ancient dead tongue.
In Sumerian mythology the “sons” of heaven, were categorized into three main groups. The main group was capable of creating life and able to have off- spring of their own. These were called the DINGIR.
The eunuch like second group was originally the servants of the main group and was called the ANU-NAKI. The third group was known as the EGIGI or IGIGI, which often had some specific task and outpost on the planet. All of them may have came from beyond this planet and lived it seemed to the locals for eternity. The book of ENOCH also talks of a group, which came as reinforcement later and were racially different from the others, and these were to perform some basic work for the “angels” among the human population. Their governor according to ENOCH, was called SATANAIL. They are the ones who broke the laws of heaven and took the daughters of men to be their wives, and from them they had children. The punishment for this was the flood, which was to allow a new start and to destroy the mistakes of these fallen angels.
From the scanty literature available to us, such as the ancient Sumerian and Babylonian literature, the Bible and the Book of Enoch, some people have generalized the basic characteristics of the 7 leading, archangels and their names. Christian O’Brian in his book “The Genius of the Few”, has used this method and has hit the nail right on the head. The reason I believe that he is correct is because I have tried a different approach, using ancient Sumerian and Hungarian as a reference, and was able to substantiate his claims. The definitions of the meaning of the titles of the archangels which I define at the beginning of each name, all derive from Christian O’Brians evaluation, based on ancient religious literature and is followed by my linguistic analysis.
In our literature concerning the seven archangels the following names are often listed:
Michael -A militaristic guardian angel (NIN-URTA)
Gabriel -The governor of Eden (NIN-LIL)
Uriel -Ruler of all, surrounding Eden (EN-LIL)
Raphael -Healing arts. (EN-KI)
Raguel -Judging and monitoring
Sariel -Punishment of crimes (Ner-gal/Ninurta)
Remiel -Responsible for spreading the word & news
As is readily apparent, all these names end with EL, which was the title of the “angels”, just like the “gods” of the Hebrews, the Elohim. I have included some of the Sumerian equivalents of the names in brackets, known to us from their mythology. The most detailed account of the activities of the angels, is given by Enoch, who supposedly lived before the flood. He was recruited by the angels to perform such duties as being a go between, or messenger, between angels and men, and to be a scribe or keeper of records. His accounts were written down and have been passed on for thousands of years. His stories are very unusual, and are the stories of a simple primitive man in the bewildering and amazing world technically incomprehensible to man until recently.
At this point let us dispense with the religious view of what an angel is and simply try to understand what the earliest civilization of man handed down to us, without any preconceived bias. In the words of the Sumerians, what we call angels, were called by them ANU_NAKI meaning, “from or of the sky”. AN meant “sky, heaven, high and chief god” and NAK was the genitive & locative suffix which we write separately as “OF”. Similarly in Hungarian the Sumerian AN word is found as MENY, while the NAK suffix is also the genitive/locative and means OF, or relationship. Variations of this suffix are found in most Ural-Altaic languages to which Hungarian belongs. However there is another unusual use of the Hungarian suffix NAK, reserved for the highest administrative positions, which originally served the king. That is why prime minister (EL-NOK), spokesman (SZO-NOK), treasurer (TAR-NOK), engineer (MER-NOK).. used such titles. In ancient Sumerian city states, these most important positions were held by the second rate angels, the ANU-NAKI. The eastern neighbors of the Sumerians, the Elamites also used the NAK title for the king. Only after the ANUNAKI finally left was the government handed over to the first human king, who was recorded to be ETANA of the city of KISH. This same ETANA is in Hungarian mythology as the father of the first empire builder, the great hunter NIMROD, rather than the Biblical Kush. It is interesting that certain eastern Scythian traditions call the ancestor of their people Kush-Tana, a combination of the two. In Sumerian mythology, unlike the Bible version, it was ETANA and not Nimrod, who wished to visit heaven the home of the “gods”, and he succeeded with the help of an “eagle”.
Returning to the meaning of the titles of the seven archangels, who were the ruling council which directed the activities of the “angels”. If we remove the suffix EL, then we are left with their functional title, when using the Sumerian language as our guide. Sumerian IL, Akkadian ELI means “high, above,highness”. Hungarian fel=upward, fen=above, on=upon.
MICHA, MISH or MASH (Michael) refers to heroes/prince in ancient Sumerian, as it does in Dravidian, Ugrian, and ancient Scythian tongues. In Hungarian stories the “heroes” are often called MISKA and hero tales are also called MESHE. The heroic name refers to the military position of Michael as the guardian and protector. The symbol of the hero is a serpent in Sumerian, since it had a similar name, called MUSH.
In ancient cultures the serpent was often the symbol of rejuvenation, rebirth, healing as well as service and wisdom. That is why the earliest Mesopotamian art represented the mother goddess with a female body and a serpent-like head. This tradition can be traced also in Scythian legends. Hungarian tradition claims that they are also a Scythian race. In the east, the dragon was also the title of heroes as well as a symbol of fertility and wisdom. For these reasons in Hungarian traditions the MISKA mug is in the shape of the upper torso of a traditional Hungarian soldier, the hussar, with the serpent on its belly. It was drunk in celebration of heroes and in remembrance of family members, who have passed away.
GABR, GAVR (Gabriel), was the female governor of Eden. If we observe that the original Latin word for governor, was “GUBERnator”, then again the ancient GABR title is recognized. Like many languages the B became V or was then deleted altogether, leaving KOR to be the root word for government in Hungarian. According to Sumerian tradition, the governor of Eden was often called Nin-Ti, “lady of life” who was responsible for “genetic engineering” in our modern vernacular. She was the Baudug-Gasan “great bountiful queen” and Nin-Mah “great mother” or as the wife of lord En-Lil she was called Nin-LIL, who helped create 7 prototypes of Homo Sapiens from combining genetic material from wild primitive man and a compatible angel. She was also called the lady of the mountain “Nin-Hursag”, since Eden was supposed to be located in a mountain valley. Since in the Sumerian word Nin-Ti, “TI” also meant rib, the later Babylonian translations of the “Lady of Life” became “Lady of the Rib”. It was this corruption of her name which lead in time to the Biblical Eve to be created from Adam’s “rib”. While other angels were prone to have work in and out of their colony, Nin-Lil’s main responsibilities were in Eden. The GUB root word in Sumerian means to stand or stay, while GUBA meant to stand firm. (Hungarian Guba-szt). Similar to her name “hursag”, the Sumerian word “uru-zag” was also a synonym for kingdom/territory as is “ursag/orszag” in Hungarian. The name of Eden in Sumerian accounts was called “kar-sag”. While the Sumerian word “Edin”, which remained as the name of EDEN could mean several things in Sumerian, such as “edin” (uncultivated highlands, borderlands), or “e’-din” (the house of creation). The great queen goddess in the Emegir Sumerian dialect was NIN, similar to Magyar “Neni”, while the “mother language” Emesu/Subar dialect called the queen “Gasan”, which is the source of the Hungarian/Sabir? “Aszony”, which up to the Middle Ages also meant queen. In early Mesopotamia, east of Sumeria, the Elamites also called the queen-goddess “ASAN”, which is even more like modern Hungarian. No wonder that early Hungarians called their beloved Great-Queen mother goddess Nagy-Aszony or Boldog Aszony, which in Sumerian was also called BAU or BAU-DUG GASZAN. Today all titles have lost their original meaning, just as in English. Everyone has become a Sir and a Lady, no matter how undeserving they are.
UR or AR (Uriel) was the chief guardian and ruler of earth. In Sumerian accounts he was normally called EN-LIL, the chief “god” of earth and represented by the atmosphere and air. In later ages the title UR was passed on to kings, whose chief function came from their responsibilities as guardians of their territories and their people. That is why the UR name means guardian in Sumerian as well as hero and lord. In the ancient Hurrian language of norther Mesopotamia, the UR name became IUR meaning “king”. The Hurrians also spoke a Ural-Altaic like agglutinative language, just as the Sumerians and the Elamites. Similarly in ancient Egyptian UR also meant king and kings were considered by them to be of divine origin. In Hungarian the lords or kings are also known as UR, while guards are also called similarly OR. This is also similar to the Old Bulgar word “Ur-ugh”, from their original Hunnish language, before they were absorbed by their Slavic subjects. Besides the title UR the name of EN-LIL is completely understandable in Hungarian, since En was a title of lords, as in the Hungarian pronoun ON today is the first person pronoun of special respect. The word LIL refers to air and breath in Sumerian as it does today in Hungarian Lel-ek, Lelk, Lehel and so on. This is a common word in the western Ural-Altaic languages.
The term LI in Sumerian however had another different meaning, which refered to life, and was symbolized by a potted plant. That is why he was the father of life and the soul/breath which animates the material body. In Hungarian “Lelek”, refers to soul and “el” refers to life, while “lehel” the breath. Lel was also a name of one of the great lords, during the Hungarian settlement in the 9th century. Several Hungarian rulers of the seven tribes/nations also had ancient Mesopotamian GOD names. Arpad/Egyptian Erpat, Huba/Elamite Huba, Tohotom/Tehemtem -ancient Iran, On-d/Sumerian An, Kende/Keykendi of ancient Baktria the ancestor of the Hungarian Szemere clan.
RAPH or RAB or RAV (Raphael) is known as the archangel responsible with the healing arts. In ancient times the shaman was responsible with the healing arts. In Sumerian he was called TAL-TAL, which in Hungarian is TAL-TOS. His method often required communication with the spirits, who could heal the sick and remove the evil spirits from the body. The Sumerian shaman was no primitive, like many shamans in primitive societies are. He knew and utilized hundreds of complex medicines, whose ingredients scientists are studying today from their old medicinal books. The Hungarian term REV, pronounced just like the English RAVE, means the ecstatic trance in which the shaman enters the other dimensions. In Sumerian ARA also meant the raving, howling sound made. The REV also means the “ferry” boat which crosses a river. The other dimension (heaven or hell) was often reached by crossing a symbolic river. In modern Hungarian the medical doctor is called ORV-os, which is derived from the ancient eastern word ARB-is, who were one of the seven priestly casts of the old Magian religion of the Hungarians. They were responsible with healing and were especially competent doctors. Many early Hungarian skulls have been found showing surgical marks, with the patients surviving the operation. The Hungarian name for doctor uses the RAB or ARB variation of the root-word found as part of the RAPH-ael name.
RAG (from RAGUEL) was responsible with sentencing or bringing to justice those who broke the laws. In ancient Babylonian “RAGUMU” was the suit brought against the defendant. Similarly in Hungarian “RAGA-lom” is the suit against the defendant. The “lom” is just a suffix of abstract concepts. In Sumerian the RIG word, which is the source of RAGUEL, simply meant to talk or speech, with which a case is typically presented to a council. Similarly REGE in Hungarian is a story given in speech like sing song fashion, like a saga. It is also related to the qualities of the voice (rikkan,rekedt). In old Hungarian the REGOS were the bards who sang or told stories of heroes and religion. The council of elders, and the subject of knowledge they represented in Sumerian is called TAN, just as in Hungarian and several other Ural-Altaian languages, including even Japanese. The decision which they brought forward, based on deliberation by a judge, is called BAR in Sumerian as it is in Hungarian BIRO=judge. The word is also found in a close eastern relative of the Hungarian language, the Chuvash, as BAR. The word was also adopted into English, through the influence of the Huns. Even the remnant of the early Akkadian-Babylonian word for lawyer UGIDU is found in modern Hungarian Ugyved.
SAR (from SARIEL) is responsible with the punishment of the guilty, the guardian of their imprisonment who isolates the criminals and “encloses” them in a penal holding area. In Sumerian the SAR word also means to enclose. Similarly SA means inner, while SAG means inside. Sar also meant 3600 in Sumerian, which was the closing of the circle and is related to the somewhat idealized period of 360 days in a year. It was the Sumerians who first divided the circle into 360 degrees. Similarly in Hungarian ZAR means lock or enclose, while EZER also means a thousand. The old Ural-Altaic number system, unlike any others in the world, was based on 6 and 60, like Sumerian, in which the decimal places were in multiples of 6 or 60. That is why Hungarians still say “hatvany”, when expressing the idea of multiplying the effectiveness of something. This word is derived from 60 (hatvan), the ancient multiplier.
There is a controversy of who or what ZARA-THUSTRA the founder of the Magian religion was and when he actually lived. Some mistakenly associate him with the early history of the Persians, who were rather latecomers to the region of present Iran/Persia. In the Bible it is the MAGI, who visited the newborn Christ child in Bethlehem, since they prophesied his coming beforehand. Indeed Christ was often called a Magian by the Jews, due to his mother’s Parthian ancestry. The earliest mention of the MAGI was as one of the six ethnic tribes of the Madja (Mede) confederacy of northern Mesopotamia, which was later conquered and absorbed by the Persians. The Magi also settled in the eastern part of the Persian Empire. The ancient and classical historians claim that Zarathustra lived long before the coming of the ancestors of the Persians around 500BC to Iran. The early Greeks claim that he was none other that Nimrod of the Bible, or Ninurta of the Sumerians. This of course is impossible to substantiate now because of all the legends which grew up around him over time. The Biblical stories of Nimrod and Abraham, for example occurred millenniums after the flood, long after the original Nimrod supposedly ruled. According to the Babilonians 131 years after the flood, while Hungarian Chronicles state 201 years. The Hungarian number must be recalculated to compensate for the ancient 60 based system, which results in 121. Could he be the same as the archangel Sariel? Perhaps. It would explain the many miraculous things that Zoroaster or Nimrod did, who was the mythical father of the Scythians and Magyars.
REM,REV (from REMIEL) is the most difficult of functions to really characterize. He was supposed to be the messenger and bringer of news and information. However the root word REM is normally associated with welcome, gladness, happiness which is RU and DUG in Sumerian. RA-GABA however means courier. In English there is a wonderful parallel word to this association, since REVEL is to enjoy something but REVEAL is to disclose hidden information. Both of these words are related to REM. These also associate with the definition of Raphael discussed before. In Hungarian O-ROM is also happiness, as in ancient Persian RAMA. However ROV and IR in Hungarian is to inscribe and write, which is important for sending messages. The same word in Sumerian is SAR and their scribes were called DUB-SAR. The bringing of tidings and good news, was a cause of celebration and good times it seems. Perhaps the following root words are also part of the name of SAR; IR=to bring, RI=traverse (Hungarian Yar), MU=a ship or vessel (Hungarian yar-MU).
The Sumerian “angels” were greatly revered before and after their disappearance and in later ages were thought to be “gods”. Early Mesopotamia was populated by a host of non-semitic people like the Sumerians, Subarians, Hurrians, Kasites, Elamites and Medes who spoke similar languages. Every Sumerian city was supposedly founded by one of these “angels”, who lived for many human lifetimes amongst the people. They however did eat, drink and had children like humans and some even made serious mistakes and broke the law. That is why many old religions gave such human-like characteristics to these false “gods”. The “angels” themselves however believed in only one heavenly father, who was called AN in Sumerian, and who lived in the sky or heaven, from whence they also came. However not necessarily from the highest “heaven” of AN. Perhaps this is why some of the ancient religions of the Greeks, Babylonians, Egyptians had such a multitude of “gods”, who often were too human like for us to consider them to be godlike.
In Sumerian the name of the highest god was called AN. However there was another expression which often described him, as the single, one and only god, with the term Isten. (Hungarian isten) This term is often described to mean one, but was never used for mathematics. In many central Asian languages the god of heaven and sky was called TEN, or TENGRI, a word much like the Sumerian DINGIR, meaning god or angel. The best description of the meaning of ISTEN is found in the ancient book from Persia called the DAB-ISTAN (book of god), written by a people before the coming of the Persians. It talks of the perfect unity, the uncreated creator, the ONE god of the universe as being ISTEN or YSTEN. This same word was used by the Babylonians to mean ONE and only. In Sumerian ASH=one, first and TEN= creator. The chief creator of the gods was called lord of the Earth “en-ki”, who was also called Daramah, which has also been translated as great stagg, but which also means creator in Hungarian as “terem-tö”. His name perhaps explains the origin of the Hungarian myth of origin, called the legend of the stagg, which is often called a totemic origin myth, but may in fact be just a symbolic legend, whose story is recreated yearly as the movements of the constellation ursa major and the birth and death of the seasons. That is described in articles dealing with the Legend of the Stagg.
 
Alfred Hamori, 1995

Star Fire

Posted: November 16, 2012 by phaedrap1 in Occult
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  Laurence Gardner is his excellent book, Genesis of the Grail Kings [Bantam Books, New York, 1999] asks the reason for Genesis 9:4: “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.”  Why, for example, would Jehovah oppose the intake of blood, while allowing his worshipers to eat flesh (which ultimately, of course, contains a certain amount of blood)?  What would be the appeal of eating blood, if not due to some religious or philosophical belief?  Better yet, why bother to specifically dictate a law — early in Genesis — that forbid the practice? 

With regards to the Star Fire (as well as the ORME, ORMUS, White Powder of Gold, Philosopher’s Stone, Elixir of Life, Food of the Gods, the Ark of the Covenant, Alchemy, Secrets, Transmutation, Biological and otherwise, and, of course, giving my regards to Broadway), there is a new kid on the block, a new development that really must be noted. It is The Book of Aquarius, a delightful treatise on The Great Work of Alchemy.

Halexandria gets a LOT of questions on these subjects involving where do I get it, how do I make it, whose stuff is better, and is this the Way to San Jose? Suffice it to say, no discussion of the The Great Work is really going to be complete without a pit stop at this link. In terms of the Star Fire, the possibilities are even more intriguing than the mere extension of longevity into centuries, the creation of life, and so forth and so on.

One possible answer involves the apparent longevity of the Anunnaki race.  Their long lives were consistently and explicitly related to the ingestion of blood.  The very idea of taking in blood was, of course, carried forward in everything from the blood sacrifices of the Aztecs to the American Indian eating of the blood of the American Buffalo.  There were often reasons for each of these practices, but not necessarily convincing ones.  More likely is the rationale that these later practices were rituals gone astray, once the real reason for the practice was lost to the practitioners.

From the viewpoint of ancient civilizations, primarily Sumerian and Egyptian, a substance called Star Fire was considered to be nothing less than the life-giving extract from the divine menstrual blood of the Goddess.  In its original form, Star Fire was the lunar (menstrual) essence of one of the fourteen birth Goddesses.  But even in the mundane, menstruum contains the most valuable endocrinal secretions of the pineal and pituitary glands. The Oxford English Dictionary even goes so far as to describe the menstrual action as “an alchemical parallel with the transmutation into gold.”  [emphasis added]

The latter really has to grab your attention!  To make the point, an earlier dictionary (prior to certain meanings being edited out of the text), The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines menstruum as: “A solvent, especially one used in extracting and preparing drugs. [Middle English, from Medieval Latin menstruum, solvent, originally ‘menstrual blood’ (alchemists regarded the gold-transmuting solvent as similar to menstrual blood, which they believed transformed sperm in the womb into an embryo)].”

In ancient Egypt and other parts of the Mediterranean, menstruum was ritually collected from priestesses, known as the Scarlet Women.  These women were known in the original as “beloved ones”, and via various translations, as “whores”. (But these women were never considered to be prostitutes or adulteresses — the contrary interpretation being a contrived strategy of the Roman Church in their bid to denigrate the Scarlet Women.)

Originally, the earliest patriarchs were apparently weaned on the menstrual blood of the Goddesses (aka Scarlet Women), in order to ensure their longevity and abilities.  But then, at the time of the flood, things changed.  The edict of Genesis 9:4 came into play.  But  like most such edicts, it’s always good to know the source — and thus hints of perhaps the why of such an edict being issued.  [pardon the pun]

The Genesis 9:4 edict to abstain from blood came from Jehovah, aka the Sumerian Enlil.  This is the same god of vengeance who deceived Adam and Eve by forbidding to them the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, the same god who was willing to let the human race drown in the Flood and Deluge (and who Biblically, was the instigator of both), and in general, the god who demonstrated a distinct dislike and/or disregard for human beings.  If Enlil forbade the intake of blood, it was likely an attempt on his part to deny Noah and his descendants something that might be to their distinct benefit.

Note for example that the lifetimes of The Adam’s Family took a quantum leap in shorter lifetimes, beginning with Noah.  This was when the Star Fire, the “blood thereof”, became a restricted substance.

If the Star Fire was the key element in the long lives of the patriarchal line from Adam to Noah, and to a lesser extent from Noah to Abraham —  then the variations in their long lives should be understood.  The Sumerian king lists also showed a notable difference in the lifetimes of kings between the pre-Flood and post-Flood periods.  This is because they were also the recipients of the Star Fire.  The same applies to the same individuals with different names from different cultures.  Keep in mind that kingship was perceived as being “lowered from heaven”, i.e. of Anunnaki origin, and it is without question that they differed necessarily and in essence from other men — the fundamental difference being the royal access to Star Fire.

It is also worth noting that the lifetimes of the pre-flood Sumerian kings were substantially longer than the patriarchal line from Adam to Noah.  And yet, there is evidence to suggest that the patriarchs and Sumerian kings were one and the same.  Certainly, Abraham hailed from the Sumerian city of Ur (of the Chaldees).  His family was in all aspects, Sumerian.  The point is that the Biblical life times of almost a thousand years for the Adam’s Family may be understating the case.  According to Zecharia Sitchin, their lifetimes may have been more on the order of tens of thousands of years, or even more!  Sitchin also extends the dating of the Flood and Deluge back to 11,500 B.C.E. (vice the more traditional date of circa 4000 B.C.E.).  The effect of this is that even Noah’s descendants up until the time of Abraham were living hundreds, if not thousands, of years!

Unquestionably, the time of Noah and the Flood saw a drastic change in patriarchal life times.  This would suggest a gradual, quantum style reduction in the availability of the Star Fire to Noah’s descendants.  A quick review of The Adam’s Family, for example, shows that while Noah kept up the family tradition by making it to 950 years of age, his son, Shem managed only 600 years, while the next three generations (Arphaxad Salah, and Eber) all lived less than half of Noah’s time.  These three also outlived, according to the Biblical account, all of the next five generations!  The next six generations were living half the time of their immediate ancestors, and one fourth that of Noah.  This is not typical genetics!  It suggests, instead, a step wise reduction in proper nourishment, specifically, a denial of the life giving properties of the Goddess menstrual blood, the Star Fire.

Around 2000 B.C.E., another major shift in the Star Fire practice was instituted.  This time corresponds to the beginning of the fall of the Sumerian Civilization, when the overthrow of their city forced Terah, his son Abraham, and their families to migrate from Ur to Haran.  Very significantly, the Anunnaki departed as well!  According to a Sumerian text: “The gods have abandoned us like migrating birds.  Smoke lies on our cities like a shroud.”

With the Anunnaki no longer in residence in Sumeria, with Marduk of Babylonia being established as the supreme Anunnaki deity on Earth, Enlil and his gang were stepping away from the overt control of the human race.  And with their departure, came the departure of one of the fringe benefits they had previously provided:  The Star Fire.  After human generations of weaning the patriarchs off the Star Fire, suddenly our guys were forced to go cold Turkey.

But being entrepreneurs, they were not to be denied entirely.  Since the Anunnaki Star Fire was no longer available, a substitute would have to be found.  The new “improved” product thereafter came from the master craftsmen, the metallurgists of Tubal-cain.  It was called the ORME.

In fact, for the purposes of longevity, the ORME might have become an alternative to the Star Fire even earlier, perhaps as early as the time of Noah — which would also explain the decrease in life times.  At the earlier dates, the Star Fire may have been used in conjunction with the ORME.  But in the later ages, the original nectar of the gods was no longer available, and an artificial life-sweetener was necessary.

The ORME is also connected with Superconductivity and other physical phenomenon, including potentially Levitation.  The latter is particularly important in that Mount Horeb may have been an ORME production facility, and the White Powder of Gold generated there being used to move into place the massive stones of The Great Pyramids of Giza.  A particular relevant discussion is a discussion by Barry Carter and others now located at Halexandria Forums. (7/20/08)

Halexandria

Dan Sewell Ward  updated August, 2011

Enki and Ninhursag

Posted: August 26, 2012 by phaedrap1 in Anunnaki
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Myth about love in Dilmun, the Sumerian Paradise, with no expulsion in sight! Again, we turn to charming Enki and bossy Ninhursag in Dilmun, where impossibilities are war, violence, death and harm. This myth also stands in direct opposition to its Paradise counterpart of the Old Testament Bible, and I will do my best for you to enjoy the ride!

After Time had come into being and the seasons for growth and rest were known, Dilmun, the garden of the Gods and Earthly paradise, was the place where Ninhursag-Ki, the Earth Mother, could be found. There she lived when the Earth lay deep in slumber before the onset of Spring, and it was in Dilmun that Enki, the god of Magic and the Sweet Waters, the Patron of Crafts and Skills, met, fell in love and lied with Ninhursag-Ki.

So profoundly in love was Enki that he proposed to Ninhursag. Love many times they made, and nine days later, without the slightest labour or pain (what a difference from the later poor daughters of Eve!), Ninhursag-Ki gave birth to a lovely girl called Ninsar, the Goddess of Vegetation. To oversee the growth of the rest of the Physical World, nine days later Ninhursag leaves the girl in Dilmun. Ninsar is now a graceful woman, very much like her mother perhaps? Most probably, because in Ninhursag´s absence, Enki meets Ninsar and… falls in love with her at first sight! Curious and eager to experience all flesh´s delights, the young goddess yielded to the Sweet Waters Lord, and together they made wild love.

But when morning came, Enki saw that Ninsar was but a pale portrait of his true heart´s desire. He stayed though with her for a while, because he knew his seed could be in her womb, and as before, in the ninth day, without the slightest labour or pain, Ninsar gave birth to Ninkurra, another girl-child, the future goddess of Mountain Pastures.

Again, Enki rejoiced at Ninkurra’s loveliness, but his heart was not Ninsar´s, and so he left. Ninsar grieved, but in time healed while keeping a watchful eye on Ninkurra, who, like herself, grew in record time. Lovely Ninkurra demonstrated enormous energy by climbing the highest heights.This way Ninkurra, the Goddess of Mountain Pastures grew safe from all hatred or harm.

 Another nine days passed by, and as Ninkurra played at a mountain top, curiosity led her to explore a well that surfaced out of the blue to water the greens and wild flowers she had just made grow. To her surprise, the well took the shape of a handsome god, who introduced himself to her as Enki the Sweet Waters Lord.

Enki looked at Ninkurra’s young face, and desired the maiden’s embrace. Ninkurra, who had lived a sheltered life at the mountain heights, was fully bewitched by the easy charm of the older god. Thus she joyously yielded to him and love they made for nine days and nine nights. As before, Enki left Ninsar after nine days, when Ninkurra gave birth to another lovely girl-child called Uttu, the Spider, the Weaver of Patterns and Life Desires.

By then, Ninhursag had returned to Dilmun. The Great Lady frowned at the sadness of Ninsar’s and Ninkurra’s eyes, and Enki’s unbridled lust. She strongly advised young Uttu to avoid the riverbanks, or the places where Enki and herself could be found alone or unchaperoned.

For a time young Uttu did follow the Great Lady’s advice and kept her distance from Enki’s lusty sight. But one day Enki’s desire won the young goddess’ heart, when he brought to her delicacies from the garden of delights. Then Uttu surrendered and opened herself to welcome Enki, and he embraced her, lying in her lap content and happy. Loving strokes, kisses and hugs they shared, until Enki’s seed found its way to Uttu’s yet untried womb.

Uttu also perceived soon she was not the one to hold captive the Sweet Waters Lord, swallowed stubborn tears and turned to Ninhursag, who said she should wipe out Enki’s seed off her body, and bury it within the depths of the Earth, so that the Earth could receive and transform hers and Enki´s seed. And out of the depths of the earth, where Utu had buried the seed, eight plants came out, the first seeds of all Plant creatures and Bush greens.

After a time, Enki returned. He was in the company of the two-faced god Isimud, his vizier. Both saw the luscious plants, and Enki, as you may now guess, desired the fruits and… devoured them all! Thus, who is the greedy one in this myth? Enki, a male god, who is turned into Eve of tame ways in the Old Testament Bible! Back to the myth: this time though Ninhursag was angered beyond measure by Enki´s attitude of taking over everyone´s hearts essence, maidens and plants alike, without showing proper deference and care afterwards. She cast the eye of death in him and retired, nowhere to be seen.

Enki´s health began to fail. A strange illness this was: eight organs of his body fell progressively ill and started to die in Enki’s living body. The Anunnaki, the Great Gods, were disconsolate with Enki’s suffering. Only Ninhursag could not be found anywhere, and she was the only one who could heal him, while Enki’s health deteriorated little by little day after day. Enlil, the Air God, was particularly more distressed, and it was to him that a fox, sacred to Ninhursag, appeared and promissed him to bring the Great Lady back to accomplish Enki´s healing.

Ninhursag relented and came running to Enki’s aid. She went straight to the chamber where Enki laid in agony, with immense tenderness carefully placing Enki’s head on her vagina. She then leaned forward and wrapped herself, arms, legs, breasts around the body of the Sweet Waters Lord. Enki was this way lovingly embraced by the Great Lady, kept safe and protected by her warmth, and arms that felt strong yet very sweet. Like a nurturing womb, Ninhursag-Ki wrapped herself around the Sweet Waters god. Then, she asked Enki which parts of his body hurt, and as he answered, she absorbed the pain and hurt into her body and gave birth to eight gods, four gods and four goddesses, corresponding to the eight sick parts of Enki´s body, who is then restablished in health and vitality. Indeed, what happens is that Enki is then reborn from Ninhursag´s ministrations, as well as eight other deities to ensoul all worlds. The tablet finishes here.

On to some questions now that could have been raised: how could Enki get ill in Paradise? He got ill because he had made of paradise a hell for some of the living there, pure and simple! But he did not die, and how could he??? But suffered just a bit!

Now, let´s see the reversal the Hebrews did of this charming myth in their own Genesis story. Because one of the great pleasures of studying Sumerian myths is exactly to trace resemblances and parallels between Sumerian and Biblical motifs. Sumerians could not have influenced the Hebrews directly, for they had ceased to exist long before the Hebrew people came into existence. But there is little doubt that the Sumerians deeply influenced the Canaanites, who preceded the Hebrews in the land later known as Palestine’ (Kramer, Samuel Noah, History Begins at Sumer, The Pennsylvania University Press,1981:142). Some comparisons with the Bible paradise story that are described in this myth

1) the idea of a divine paradise comes from Dilmun, the land of immortals situated in southwestern Persia. It is the same Dilmun that, later, the Babylonians, the Semitic people who conquered the Sumerians, located their home of the immortals. There is a good indication that the Biblical paradise, which is described as a garden planted eastward in Eden, from whose waters flow the four world rivers including the Tigris and the Euphrates, may have been originally identical with Dilmun;

2) the birth of goddesses without pain or travail illuminates the background of the curse against Eve that it shall be her lot to conceive and bear children in sorrow, and I affirm that this is one of the greatest injuries done to womankind from the roots of Hebrew religion to half humanity;

3) Enki’s greed to eat the eight sacred plants which gave birth to the Vegetal World resonates the eating of the Forbidden Fruit by Adam and Eve, as I pointed out earlier on. Enki, a god, was the greedy one, and he was transformed into Eve in the Bible story. There is no comparison between the sexy, assertive god and the flawed image of womanhood of Eve.

4) most remarkably, this myth provides an explanation for one of the most puzzling motifs in the Biblical paradise story – the famous passage describing the fashioning of Eve, the mother of all living, from the rib of Adam. Why a rib instead of another organ to fashion the woman whose name Eve means according to the Bible, ‘she who makes live’? If we look at the Sumerian myth, we see that when Enki gets ill, cursed by Ninhursag, one of his body parts that start dying is the rib. The Sumerian word for rib is ‘ti’ . To heal each o Enki’s dying body parts, Ninhursag gives birth to eight goddesses. The goddess created for the healing of Enki’s rib is called ‘Nin-ti’, ‘the lady of the rib’. But the Sumerian word ‘ti’ also means ‘to make live’. The name ‘Nin-ti’ may therefore mean ‘the lady who makes live’ as well as ‘the lady of the rib’. Thus, a very ancient literary pun was carried over and perpetuated in the Bible, but without its original meaning, because the Hebrew word for ‘rib’ and that for ‘who makes live’ have nothing in common. Moreover, it is Ninhursag who gives her life essence to heal Enki, who is then reborn from her (Kramer, Samuel Noah, History Begins at Sumer, The Pennsylvania University Press, Philadelphia, 143-144).

We must convey that if mythical truths can be seen only through the eyes of faith, the reversal of Enki´s and Ninhursag´s Dilmun story was incredibly harmful to women since the rise of Hebrew religion, and carried with it the burden of prejudice and mysoginy to Christianity and Islam. But we can see the redemption of womankind in this brilliant Sumerian myth.

Working with this myth was a challenge and a delight for me. Embedded in it I found the possible root for one of my favorite alchemical maxims, one which is attributed to Solomon, but after reading this myth, you will agree with me that it is not in Jewish sacred scrolls, but in earlier Sumerian material that its origins can be found. It says: “Wisdom built herself a house on a rock and from this rock flow the waters of life”. Now, we know that Enki is the Sweet Waters Lord and Ninhursag is the Earth Mother, the Living Petra Generatrix of Alchemy. Reverse the sexes and you will see the mighty and charming figures of Enki and Ninhursag come to life, and more. To be wise is to try and be strong in one´s positions like a rock and yet always flexible to review them when need be, ever changing like water. This is how the personality should be built and preserved, a rock of strength and yet flexible to change without losing its main essence.

Wisdom is the Craft of Life, the Knowledge and Knowing that decides and chooses based on deep Understanding of all Life´s Mysteries in all worlds. It is intelligence of the Heart, mind, body and soul, wisdom is Deep Inner and Outer Knowledge that is not a curse, as the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil experienced by Eve, who, poor thing, did not know that to live fully one must experience life and not to be beaten up by it. Life is fundamentally an experience of self-transcendence, the gift of living one´s humanity in all levels and making things and oneself whole day by day on the way to Eternity. Eternity that must be lived within and manifested without in all worlds.

There is one more crucial healing that should be done. The snake, who is the Temptress and cause of Eve´s fall in the Bible, is also the symbol of medicine and eternal life, because snakes cast their skins off and as such are many times reborn (see the myth of Gilgamesh, Tablet XI too). The snake in Indian mysticism is Kundalini, magic and sexual energy that all transforms.