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The Mesopotamian Aliens

Updated: Aug 7

Every once in a while, I like to take a break from technology (AI) and the future and look the opposite way on history. Well, not necessarily the opposite way, the past might have contained more advanced technology than we care to admit. After all, some of it still exists today, e.g. the Pyramids, which we don't have a clue to how they were built. I know, it is the oldest cliché in the book to attribute the pyramids to alien advanced technology, which is why I'm not talking about the Pyramids of Egypt in this post.

I will be talking about ancient Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq), and the myths that emerged from there. I'm sure that thousands of years will definitely twist stories and create myths, but some spirit of truth will survive in those same stories. This is why, in my opinion, it is still important to read more about them.

The Enuma Elish

The Enuma Elish, also known as the "Epic of Creation," is an ancient Mesopotamian creation myth. It is one of the oldest surviving creation myths and provides insight into the religious beliefs and cosmology of ancient Babylonians. The text of Enuma Elish was discovered on seven clay tablets in the 19th century and dates back to the 7th century BCE, although it is believed to be based on earlier oral traditions. Following their discovery, the tablets were acquired by the British Museum in London, where they are currently housed.

The Enuma Elish describes the origins of the universe and the rise of the Babylonian pantheon of gods. The myth revolves around the conflict between two primeval gods, Tiamat, the goddess of primordial chaos, and Marduk, the god of storm and patron deity of Babylon.

During the conflict between Marduk and Tiamat, the Annunaki (The term "Annunaki" translates to "those of royal blood" or "princely offspring" in the Akkadian language. A group of deities mentioned in the Enuma Elish) are called upon by both sides. Tiamat rallies the monsters she created, which include some of the Annunaki, to aid her in battle. On the other hand, the Annunaki who support Marduk are instrumental in his victory over Tiamat.

Marduk was later the one to usher the monotheistic mindset (one-god religion) as he ruled over the other gods and wanted to be worshiped alone. This mindset made it to the Abrahamic religions that still exist to this day.

Interesting side-note:

The Bible (Old Testament), copies so much of the Enuma Elish tablets. Some texts are word for word, others are a rephrasing of the stories in the Enuma Elish. Guess who came first!

Read more: Genesis and a Babylonian Creation story.

The Enuma Elish does not provide detailed information about each individual Annunaki deity. However, other Mesopotamian texts, such as the "Atra-Hasis" and the "Epic of Gilgamesh," mention specific Annunaki gods, such as Enki (Ea), Enlil, Inanna (Ishtar), and Ninurta, among others. These deities played significant roles in Mesopotamian mythology and were worshiped throughout the region.

The name Marduk appears in the Hebrew Torah and in the Egyptian book of the dead. Some believe that Marduk is the same entity as the better known Amun Ra in Egyptian mythology. He is the one we give thanks to when ending our prayers with the word Amen (a tribute to Amun Ra). As mentioned before, he is the one who wanted to be worshiped alone and be given thanks to at all times.

The Egyptian Goddess Isis is also believed to come from the Mesopotamian mythology, according to Mesopotamian texts found with the description of Isis creating the first human in her womb.

The creation story

According to the Atra-Hasis and the Enumi Elish, the Annunaki came from the heavens (outer space) to earth in search for resources. These beings might be the fallen angels mentioned in the bible. In their wars between rulers and descendants, they had the idea to create a new race of slaves to do the work for them.

In Edin (spelled Eden in the Bible), a laboratory with the purpose of creating humans as a workforce for the gods, they genetically engineer slaves by tampering with the DNA of existing humanoids who roamed the earth at that time to create a more intelligent species. A Homosapien if you will.

These beings ushered the new humans into civilization by giving them knowledge, which could be the inspiration to the apple given to the first human in the Bible.

Different civilizations around the world have mentions of beings teaching humans all around the world. The Egyptians speak of Thoth teachings. The Greeks mention Hermes as the teacher. The Romans call him Mercury. The Mayans refer to him as Quetzalcoatl or Kukulcan.

The flood

Many religions and civilizations talk about the great flood and Noah's ark, so it's no surprise that Mesopotamian mythology spoke of it first.

In the myth, Enki was fond of his created humans to the point where he designed them so that they can surpass the Annunaki themselves in the future, intellectually, spiritually and technologically. This enraged his brother Enlil (also known as Satan in the Bible) who decided to kill them all by a cataclysmic flood.

Enlil was mentioned before as a god who killed humans in brutal ways whenever they reproduced more than needed and saw them as no more than animals.

Seeing that Enki had a son who is half human, he decided to save them by teaching his son to build an Ark to survive the flood. This son was later referred to as Noah in the Bible.

Many other historical artifacts contain texts which the Bible copied (sometimes word for word). These include:

  • The Enuma Elish

  • The Atra-Hasis

  • The Mahabharata

  • The Egyptian Book of the Dead (the 42 laws of Ma'at became the 10 commandments)

  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead

  • The code of Hammurabi

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh

  • The Emerald Tablets

Is all of this factual, or just another fairy tale?

Are we really the result of a cruel genetic engineering attempt to create slaves on a new planet by a super-intelligent alien species that we mistook for gods? That's one theory. Scientifically, we know for a fact that there is a step in evolution we can't explain to this day. Something happened to our primitive cousins in the past that sparked the Homo sapiens era.

What is fascinating to me is that sources mentioned before might seem as nothing more than myths, but they are definitely more credible than the religions followed by billions of people around the world today, which clearly did nothing but copy and modify the existing texts.

Still, proving that the Bible is not an original doesn't prove that these tablets are factual.

I do think we were the result of a smart design. I also think we evolved so much in the past and will continue to do so. But, I don't think that our brains as humans are, physically, at the stage capable of comprehending the complexity of the creation story, yet. It is no use to think about it, as it is no use to try to fit an ocean inside a cup. It is not a question of research as much as of limited capabilities. One day in the future we will have the mental capability to reach the gods and even pass them as Enki intended.

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