Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Beginning - Pt.18

The epic tale tells us that to reach his destination Gilgamesh has to get past a number of precautionary measures which defy ancient logic, but his uncle Utu agreed to assist him with the aid of oracles. Oracles were also referred to as ‘talking stones’ in those times. Often a priest would consult an ‘oracle’ for advice from his god. The oracle would talk back to the priest advising him what to do. So when we read that Utu used oracles to help Gilgamesh reach the inner sanctum of the space port, it could be that these were strategically placed type of ‘sensor devices’ or like modem computer ports with monitoring cameras, allowing the controller to scan the perimeter. Since Utu was a senior Anunnaki, he may have had access to those cameras and codes, to guide Gilgamesh to the next point. But the weapons which protected the port were awesome. In the cedar forest he first encountered the “fire-belching monster” then “the secret entrance to the tunnels of the Anunnaki they found… By the Bull of Heaven with deadly snorts they were challenged… and chased.” The reasons why the text refers to ‘they’ is because Gilgamesh was accompanied by a friend. But in the end he made it inside where he was met by Ziusudra, the legend of the flood, who told him of a unique plant which does have the ability to keep a man young. “Unique of all the plants on Earth it was.” but the greedy Gilgamesh ripped the plant out from its roots and made his way back home. En route he fell asleep and the plant was stolen by a snake which was attracted by its fragrance. Gilgamesh returned home empty-handed where in the end he died as a mortal.

The fascinating thing about this story is the part about the snake, which bears very strong resemblance to the events in the biblical Garden of Eden. But in the Sumerian rendition of Adamu in Edin, it was Enki described as the ‘evil serpent’ who came to inform and educate the new earthling pair. Is it not possible that it was Enki the ‘snake’ who once more intervened, this time retrieving what was rightfully his, the secrets to eternal life? it certainly has very similar characteristics in the simplistic description of the interfering snake.  The fact is that Gilgamesh was not just any old human, he was a great king of a major city called Uruk or the biblical Erech. So Marduk used this event as justification to bestow his own immortality on his kings and demand even greater adulation from all.  “If demigods the gateway to immortality are shown, let this to the kings of my region apply.” He basically started to tell the pharaohs that he could offer them a passage to heaven just like Gilgamesh was shown. He dictated what is known as the Book of the Dead, giving kings a step-by-step guide to reach the “boats of heaven” and the afterlife on another planet. In return Ra would demand complete obedience. Then he went on to decree that all the kings must be half-human, half-god. “Let kings of my region of Neteru offspring be, to Nibiru in an afterlife journey.”

The ‘afterlife’ which Ra was offering his pharaoh kings, was simply the privilege to travel to Nibiru, and there live as the Anunnaki do, eternally. These utterances should therefore not in any way be confused with the ‘heaven’ or spiritual afterlife with GOD with a big G; the universal Spirit or Being which many people have begun to believe in during the past few centuries. This afterlife of god Ra, was a fictitious reality in his own frame of reference and the planet he came from, but he did not have the ability to actually revive people from the dead and offer them eternal life. that privilege was reserved for the top few Anunnaki only. The ME which Marduk/Ra received from his father Enki, gave him many powers to rule, but they did not give him the knowledge to revive people form the dead. Despite his inability to deliver kings to the afterlife, Ra dictated his ‘Book of the Dead’ to his scribes outlining every step of the way “How to reach the Duat, the place of celestial boats… By a Stairway to Heaven, to the imperishable planet journey… How to build tombs facing eastward.” As part of his rapid expansion plan, Marduk instructed his followers to invade other lands in the Abzu to seize gold from them, who were mostly his own brothers’ followers. He ordered his kings to capture all adjoining lands to Egypt. “To be the master of the four regions was his heart’s plan.”

Marduk became so obsessed and arrogant that he bluntly proclaimed to his father Enki, “The Earth is mine to rule.”

Nannar and his wife Ningal were in charge of Mesopotamia or biblical olden lands which were assigned to Enlil. This was known as the first region and was becoming very prosperous under their lordship.  They held 12 festivals each year, one for each of the great Anunnaki. “Shrines and sanctuaries were built, the people to their gods could directly pray.” This first region was booming under the rapidly expanding civilization. Humans  were learning everything, while remaining faithful and obedient to their gods. Inanna liked to roam the lands to see and observe how all the regions were progressing. She took a liking to the “People who in the upper plain of the two rivers dwelt.” She liked the sound of their dialect which must have been different to her own. They were the Igigi who ‘descended to Earth from heaven’ from Lahmu (Mars). They knew all about the beautiful Inanna but they called her Ishtar. This is most likely the reason why the Igigi or Aryans moved east, following Inanna to her Indus alley region and laid the foundation for the Indo-European culture and language.

Back in Sumer, the kingdoms were rotated between cities but Marduk had none of that in his own Egypt. “In Shumer (Sumer)… Kingship between the cities was rotated… In the second region, diversity by Ra was not permitted, alone to reign he wished.” Marduk had a very close affinity with all the Igigi who came to Earth after Mars had deteriorated, since he was their commander for a long period. It was mostly the Igigi who were the so-called ‘Lofty Watchers’ or Neteru, whose offspring became the future kings of Egypt. Ra went further, he declared himself “The eldest of heaven, firstborn who is on Earth… The foremost from the earliest times.” He expected all the priests to know him as such and praise him with hymns. Interestingly enough, he was not making anything up in those statements, he was all that. But then he went too far and his greedy or megalomaniacal character took over. He began to believe his own propaganda with regard to immortality and suggested that he is more powerful than all the other gods. That specific aspect of our human DNA has been clearly illustrated by thousands of military leaders, presidents and dictators throughout history – another harsh reminder of where we humans got our genetic material from. Marduk declared himself as follows. “Lord of eternity, he who everlastingness has made, over all the gods presiding… The one who is without equal… Ra above all other gods.” I don’t understand what he was thinking, he must have lost control of his faculties by this stage. Did Marduk expect the senior Anunnaki to simply accept his attempts to snatch power from them so openly?  But it got even worse, he actually compared the pantheon of gods which included Enlil by name and proclaimed that he was greater than them. These included Enlil, Ninurta, Nannar, Utu, Nergal, Gibil, and Ningishzidda.

It is not surprising that the Anunnaki were very concerned but also furious by his behavior. Marduk had become a loose cannon and completely unpredictable. This was a whole new twist in their stay on Earth. Even his father Enki confronted him, realizing that his beloved son had new gone too far and that he could no longer defend his actions before Enlil. And for the first time we hear Enki speak very strong words to his first-born. “What has you overpowered? Unheard of are your protestations.” But Marduk was so high on the quest for power that he could not be brought down to ‘Earth’, if you forgive the pun. He suggested that his celestial sign was about to rise, which would give him the power to rule. The “Bull of Heaven” which was Enlil’s sign, would be replaced by the age of the Ram. He said that the ‘heavens my supremacy bespeak… The age of the Ram is coming, unmistakable the omens are.” (Ram 2220 BC – 60 BC) it is incredible to see how steadfast his faith was in the heavenly signs. But what was to follow would bear the most miraculous twist in all of human events, which caused the other Anunnaki to suspect that maybe it was Marduk’s destiny to become the supreme ruler of the world. Incredibly enough, there is a Sumerian royal cylinder seal which is dated from 2308 BC, celebrating the coming of the Age of Aris; The Ram, which was the sign of Marduk.

And so started a frenzied period of constructing observational monuments by which to predict the coming of the ages, leading up to 2308 BC. This would fit in perfectly with the many structures all around the world which have been found to have such purpose. Everyone was watching the skies to see if Marduk’s prediction was correct, if in fact they had made a mistake in their own predictions. This would explain to archaeologists why there are so many ancient observatories scattered throughout the ancient cultures. Before they realized how the circumstances had changed, the gods were dependent on humankind for support on the ground. The war of the gods had arrived in which humankind would play a crucial part. “After the Anunnaki as gods themselves declared, on mankind’s support they instead are dependent.” They needed to find a strong leader among men who could spearhead their human armies against Marduk. Inanna found such a human by the name of Abrakad who had such makings of a strong lead. Enlil made him a king with “crown and scepter” and they called him Sharru-kin or Righteous Regent. The world knows him as Sargon I, the first powerful king of Akkad. The tablets tell us how a new unified city declared which house the crown in the olden lands by the name of Agade (Akkad) and the beginning of the great Akkadian empire under their leader Sargon I, had begun. His task was simple; to ensure the obedience of all the people in Mesopotamia. Historians are well aware of the many astounding conquests by Sargon and we read in the tablets what happened. “All the lands from the lower sea to the upper sea, to his throne obedience gave.” There was a very good reason why he was so successful and seemingly invincible in battle, because Inanna provided his armies with the advanced weapons of the Anunnaki. A similar set of circumstances which would assist Abraham in the future. “By Enlil was Sharru-kin empowered, Inanna with her weapons of brilliance his warriors accompanied.”

Marduk was watching all this warlike posturing by Inanna from his lands in Egypt and when the moment was right, he pounced on the unsuspecting city of Babylon where he established himself against the will of Inanna. This was after all his city. “Babili, the gateway to the gods… Dikes and walls in the place of the tower they raised… House for the utmost god Marduk they built.” This is how cunningly Marduk established his army of followers in the middle of the First Region, the heart of the Edin, the heart of Enlil’s lands. But Inanna reacted swiftly and decisively. She attacked Marduk’s armies with all the force she possessed, destroying them where they had embedded themselves in Babylon, in the process destroying most of the city. “With her weapons on Marduk’s followers death she inflicted… The blood of the people, as never before on Earth, like rivers flowed.” We have to remind ourselves that the gods were using humans, their slave species as their disposable foot soldiers to do all the fighting and dying. We can now look at the tales of the early biblical scriptures with greater understanding when we read that god instructed Moses or Abraham to attack a certain group of people because they were vile and evil and who were conspiring against god. The people were simply doing the fighting for Enlil against the followers of Marduk. How else do you propose to explain it? Our history books are written by the victors; and at this stage it was Enlil who held the upper hand in the biblical lands, while Marduk ruled the roost in Egypt.

Marduk was defeated at Babylon and convinced to leave the Edin. They agreed to “Peacefully wait for the true signs of heaven” to point out whether Marduk’s age of rule, the Ram, had come. Marduk did not return to Egypt at this stage and his people began to call him ‘Amun – The Unseen One’. Naram-Sin was the grandson of the great Sargon I, was appointed as the new king of Akkad and Sumer. Those were truly strange times on Earth, as if everyone was waiting for something to happen. The most desired event among the elder Anunnaki was to return to Nibiru but the time had not yet come, because the gold collection in the Americas was at its peak. Their plan was to exhaust the visible gold and only then depart. But time was against them. In the East, Inanna was making plans of her own to rule the planet. Marduk and Inanna were engaged in a kind of pre-war dance, each making it clear that they wanted to rule the whole world. A strange situation arose when Inanna realized she could make her move. “In the first region, Enlil and Ninurta absent were, to the land beyond the oceans they went… In the second region Ra was away, as Marduk in other lands he traveled.” And so Inanna made her move to take control of all the lands. “To seize all power Inanna envisioned, Naram-Sin to seize all lands she commanded.” And so he did as he was commanded, historians will know these battles from ancient texts. Naram-Sin moved through all the lands of Sumer, Akkad, and into Egypt, taking control everywhere. But he made one fatal mistake when he marched his armies through the forbidden land of Enlil, in the Tilmun, where the space port was reserved for the Anunnaki only. This is a great example of how mangled the situation was at that time. Enlil was furious and took no time to destroy Naram-Sin and his army and even ordered the destruction of Akkad. “By the command of Enlil was Agade wiped out.” The tablets tell us that this happened in the Earth count year of 1500, after the Anunnaki began to count Earth years instead of Shar. That would place the event at around 2300 BC. These were early biblical times shortly before the appearance of Abraham and already god was instructing his human leaders to attack and destroy other groups of humans.


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