posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 11:21 PM
here's a babylonian text about Enlil and Enki. It discusses the tower of babel event, gives some perspective on how the pre black sea flood people
lived, and how that all changed and most strikingly, who changed it:
THE NAMSHUB OF ENKI
Once upon a time, there was no snake, there was no scorpion,
There was no hyena, there was no lion,
There was no wild dog, no wolf,
There was no fear, no terror,
Man had no rival.
In those days, the land Shubur-Hamazi,
Harmony-tongued Sumer, the great land of the me of princeship,
Uri, the land having all that is appropriate,
The land Martu, resting in security,
The whole universe, the people well cared for,
To Enlil in one tongue gave speech.
Then the lord defiant, the prince defiant, the king defiant,
Enki, the lord of abundance, whose commands are trustworthy,
The lord of wisdom, who scans the land,
The leader of the gods,
The lord of Eridu, endowed with wisdom,
Changed the speech in their mouths, put contention into it,
Into the speech of man that had been one.
The text is basically explaining that Enlil is the big kahuna. notice it says THE WHOLE UNIVERSE gave speech to ENLIL in one tongue. pretty bold
statement i think. how would they know the WHOLE UNIVERSE gave speech in one tongue to Enlil? and does that mean that the rest of the universe still
talks ENLIL-ESE and it's just us earth folks that have a bunch of different languages?
it's quite possible there's a common tongue that the rest of the "civilized universe" speaks. perhaps they also have planetary and regional
dialects as well but all still speak the enlil language. who knows. all i know is the text claims the languages were deliberately "made chaotic".
to be honest, i don't think it's as simple as that. there's alot more to the story, but we don't get to read that part. if as it says in
deutoronomy that the hebrews had basically memorized the info in the pentateuch as an oral tradition, it makes sense that it would be highly