The Ancients Series for AboveTopSecret.com
Authored by serbsta.
Part I: The Sumerians
Part II: The Indians
Welcome to the Ancients series. There has been a lot of recent news regarding new archaeological discoveries which continually make us question
conventional history. In this series I will aim to explore 5 ancient civilizations which all heavily dispute our currently accepted history through
their recorded literature and technological feats. The main focus will be on any areas of interest in regards to these civilizations, whether these be
technological, mythological, etc. In doing so I hope to cement a strong case that will at least allow for credible discretion against current accepted
theory ; further, to have a guide here for those who are new to this area and are interested in getting the basics and exploring the main areas of
interest for each civilization.
Disclaimer: I subscribe to no ideas, theories, philosophies presented below, they serve only for the purpose of discussion and
PART I | THE SUMERIANS
Sumer, and those of
The Sumerians, the people of the land of Sumer, are sometimes called the ‘sudden civilization’, and for good reason. They suddenly spawned around
4000BC in between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Mesopotamia. Many Biblical scholars claim this area to be the Biblical site of the ‘Garden of
ED.EN’; it is regarded as the Cradle of Civilization. The Sumerians developed to become the most advanced civilization on Earth, creating incredible
developments in mathematics, science, astrology, architecture and agriculture and are credited with many inventions such as the early developments of
the wheel, military weaponry and cuneiform, the first writing system in the world. How did this sudden expanse in human ingenuity happen?
What I believe to be of significant importance when researching any ancient civilization is to look at the meanings of words, the definitions, the
Sumer literally translates to ‘Land of the Lords of Brightness’
. What possible reasoning could there to call it this? After all, the
naming of a nation and one’s land held detrimental importance not only for ancient cultures but for modern day ones aswell. A logical example,
whether fictional or not, would be Egypt. Egypt got its name when Noah’s son, Ham, married a woman called Egypt. Their daughter was named Egyptus,
and she first discovered the land while it was still covered with water. Once the floods had receded, Egyptus settled down and named the land after
her mother, Egypt. The reason that Egypt (the land) is sometimes referred to as Kemet (or Kermit) is because Egypt (the person) was black by decent,
hence Kermit meaning ‘the Black land’. That’s just one logical example to put things into perspective. There has to be reasoning behind the
naming of a people and their land, so who or what were these ‘lords of brightness’, and what possible importance could they hold with the people
of Sumer? It’s important to note here that light has strong associations with knowledge and enlightenment; this is evident in all ancient
Now the Sumerians themselves called their land ‘the water land’. It’s interesting that a lot of Origins ‘myths’ talk about lands covered
with water, leaves a lot for speculation, but that is for another time. The Sumerians referred to themselves as ùĝ saĝ gígpe which translates to
‘the big-headed people’
. The reasoning behind this choice of definition could have many reasons, the people of Sumer were no
different biologically to other humans of the period, so this definition, if not depicting what they actually are (being ‘big-headed’) could only
be describing what they want to be OR what they are in some way connected to. Ancient Sumerian mythology carries vivid tales of wars between men and
God’s, interaction between men and God’s and the transferring of knowledge between men and God’s.
The son’s of Anu
Sumerian religion is somewhat difficult to grasp as it (like many other civilizations) encompassed a dangerous blend of recorded ‘reality’ and
depicted ‘myth’. It was however, a polytheistic system of belief which rendered God’s as men and men as God’s. The deities of the Sumerian
people were called Annunaki (sometimes Ananaki). Annunaki were ‘those of royal blood’ as they were the children of Heaven
). So what were these God’s, and how did their existence within Sumer come to be.
was the prime God, the God of heaven, the God of god’s. Anu was one of the first Sumerian God’s, along with Enki and Enlil.
was the God of water, but more importantly he was considered the God knowledge and wisdom as it was Enki who travelled to Earth and taught
man. Enki means lord (En) of Earth (Ki). Enki’s sacred number was the number 40 (the number of death), further, Enki is regarded by some as the
snake (devil) in the Garden of ED.EN in Genesis. The demonization of Enki is evident.
was the God of air, the ‘lord of the wind’. Anu, Enki and Enlil are the three prime deities of Sumerian mythology.
Sumerian God’s were worshipped through the building of zigurrat’s.
The Epic of Enuma Elish
The Enuma Elish Epic is a Babylonian creation myth. However, the God’s of Sumer were the God’s of the Fertile Crescent, or Mesopotamia. Hence, the
Enuma Elish is a depiction of the Creation based on Sumerian mythology which was later used in Babylonian, Akkadian and Assyrian myths.
The Enuma Elish is recorded on 7 tablets in ancient Babylonian, its importance for this thread is fundamental as it depicts the God’s of Sumer and
their involvement in the Creation. In the Epic, the God Marduk is the son of Enki, the ‘lord’ God of ancient Babylon. The epic depicts the battle
between Marduk and Tiamat (mother of life), Tiamat is believed by some to be the physical and metaphysical planet Earth. Tiamat seeks revenge over Ea
(Enki’s father, primeval God) after Ea killed Tiamat’s husband, Apsu (primeval God). Marduk, being Enki’s son fights against Kingu (the consort
of Tiamat) over who will have control of Earth. Marduk ends up winning and slays Kingu; he then creates humankind from his own blood
Figure 1: The original Enuma Elish Epic in Sumerian Cunieform.
The following is a basic rundown of the battle that occurs in the Enuma Elish.
The first tablet begins:
When the sky above was not named,
And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name,
And the primeval Apsû, who begat them,
And chaos, Tiamat, the mother of them both,
Their waters were mingled together,
And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen;
When of the gods none had been called into being.
Take this with the Hebrew Bible which states in Genesis:
In the beginning of God's creating the skies and the earth, when the earth had been shapeless and formless, and darkness was upon the face of the
deep, and God's spirit was hovering on the face of the water
, God said, 'Let there be light!'
In order to see the similarities between these two recounts of Creation it is recommended to re-read both and to understand the fundamental elements
of each. In the Epic the earth existed as a solid rock and Apsu existed within the sea that surrounded it. The sky curved over the sea, and the
God’s resided about the sky.
[edit on 29/10/2009 by serbsta]
EDIT: making changes per request of OP
[edit on 23-11-2009 by gimme_some_truth]