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The Sumerian Tablets Long before the Bible, There were the Sumerian Tablets. The Sumerians were possibly the earliest society to emerge in the world, in Southern Mesopotamia more than 5000 years ago. It’s hard to come across evidence that is conclusive about how life really was back then, but suffice to say that Sumeria has always been a place of fascination, especially when it comes to the finding of this evidence. With that being said, archaeologists have unearthed Sumerian Tablets dating to over 4 Millennium ago. To imagine there was a civilization back then that had a schematic way of recording information on Tablets is simply astounding. Were they influenced by other beings?
originally posted by: SargonThrall
a reply to: SirBlackKnight
Well for starters, the primary image there is not an "Anunaki" but rather a Nishrail or Nisroch from Ashurnasirpal II's palace at Nimrud:
As to the comment that it is wearing a watch, it seems rather redundant to wear two watches, no? Bracelets with sun discs seem more likely.
As to the bags use, well that is also no mystery, if you choose to look. For one as mentioned by rickymouse, pockets did not exist at that point, so bags had to be utilized to gather goods. In this case they are sacred hunting bags which became deified.
For more information see: Handbags of the Gods
Also, as Harte mentioned above, there is the sacred fertility ritual involving water via a pinecone, that is an important instance in addition to sacred hunting.
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
it is holy water, and in the other hand he is carrying a pine cone, symbolic of fertility and regeneration.
Pine cones are common in Roman Catholic architecture and sacred decorations.
The largest pine cone in the world, in the Court of the Pine Cone, at the Vatican, Rome.
Throughout the span of recorded human history, Pinecones have served as a symbolic representation of Human Enlightenment, the Third Eye and the Pineal Gland. Conifer Pine Trees are one of the most ancient plant genera on the planet, having existed nearly three times longer than all flowering plant species. The Pinecone is the evolutionary precursor to the flower, and its spines spiral in a perfect Fibonacci sequence in either direction, much like the Sacred Geometry of a rose or a sunflower. Our “Pine”al Gland, shaped like (and named after) the Pinecone, is at the geometric center of our brain and is intimately linked to our body's perception of light. The Pineal modulates our wake-sleep patterns and circadian rhythms, remains uniquely isolated from the blood-brain barrier system, and receives a higher percentage of blood flow than any other area of the body save the kidneys. It is considered by many to be our biological Third Eye, the "Seat of the Soul," the “Epicenter of Enlightenment” -- and its sacred symbol throughout history, in cultures around the world, has been the Pinecone.
originally posted by: Harte
Regarding the Mesopotamian bags, they are part of a symbolic purification ritual and held holy water (or possibly anointing oil) that was sprinkled using the pine-cone-looking thing.