Any religious people please do not be offended, this is just my story and opinion
I don't want to get hammered by religious folk because I'm somewhat spiritual myself
The following is a short story I wrote with my take on celestial embodiment and worshipping
I have a short story here that will show why astrotheism fills in “SOME” of the gaps. Enjoy..
(DISCLAIMER TO ALL; I’M NOT RELIGIOUS BUT I AM SPIRITUAL SOMEWHAT, THIS IS A MOCK STORY BUT GETS MY POINT ACROSS. THIS IS A SHORT STORY & TOOK ME A
WHILE BUT ITS A GOOD ONE I THINK)
[Back in ancient times, predating Christendom, lets say Sumer, Akkad and Babylon times before all of the books, before all of our comforts and before
absolutely all technology that surrounds us as it does today…There were people, there were animals, there were cities. Not as we have today but in
some ways more meaningful in that things we’re heavily reliant and existed according to the environment these people lived.
Here, you’re a child and you’ve always noticed that really bright part of the sky that feels like a fire but you can’t touch it or look at it
too long without it hurting your eyes.
Your parents have a name for this blinding light, that you can never look at for too long but its always there, for a while anyway. And it is not
named the “Sun”, your parents called it Shamash.
You never ask why it is called Shamash, everyone around you calls it the same name with a level of reverence and respect.
On this day you noticed Shamash, you felt empowered and strong. People never questioned its name and it would not be called anything else, “Its
Shamash!”. The sky light or sky fire was an insult to those around you if you questioned why Shamash was called Shamash.
So you as well call it Shamash.
Also on this day, you felt extremely good you “know” something so grand and powerful you can’t touch, and you cant see completely. You can feel
its heat but its very hot and you must take shelter.
Shamash is indeed very powerful, “why did I question his name?” It is undoubtedly Shamash.
The heat goes away but so does some of the light and you go outside and see Shamash is getting lower and lower, with less light and encroaching dark.
You are a bit frightened because the people around you start hurriedly finishing certain tasks and you hear people yelling and see them in a bit of a
You can look at Shamash now because he’s only just over the land in the distance, another world away but you can see a part of him.
You ask your parents with shock ‘what has happened to Shamash?’
They remark that he is making way for Nannar-Sin , after finishing their tasks and settling inside your house, you are puzzled and upset. “What
happened to Shamash?” You ask with concern.
They tell you not to worry because Nannar-Sin must also make way for Shamash, just as Shamash made way for of Nannar-Sin. They are constantly arguing
about who gets to be up the longest.
This is how it is but do not worry because Shamash will be back soon to protect us from of Nannar-Sin and his creatures of the dark.
Shamash is so powerful but he is now gone, you haven’t been outside yet to see Nannar-Sin because you were hurried inside. The dark brings
Nannar-Sins creatures, creatures of the night and you are not their friend.
Just as the animal your father killed today was not his friend, you are also told this is the way things are and you don’t doubt the creatures want
to do to you what your father did to the animal today. The dark, the sounds and hundreds of smaller Nannar-sins up in the sky make you fearful and
overwhelmed. Especially by the dark and the sounds of animals you have not heard yet when Shamash is out above.
They also warn you not to be enchanted and fall for Nannar-Sins tricks. You will look at him in awe and then you will be attacked by one of
Nannar-Sins creatures, many have died this way by Nannar-Sins trickery.
Your parents know this and so do your other “relatives”. This is why there was a hasty need to finish the days chores and get into the protection
of the cities shelter surrounded by fire.
They explain to you that it is safer to be outside when Shamash is there also, Shamash will protect you. Until he makes way, loses a fight and
Nannar-Sin is the all powerful in the sky. Nannar-Sin does not wish to protect you because he is too busy protecting his children in the sky (stars)
and also his creatures of the dark. He is too busy for you, but Shamash will be back and he will protect you from Nannar-Sins creatures. Nannar-Sin
seems very strong, stronger than the strongest warrior in the city, and maybe of all cities.
Your parents tell you not to go outside without them when Nannar-Sin is outside. The dangers are everywhere, you can hear animals and all sorts of
sounds you could not when Shamash was in the sky. You peer outside and like you and your parents, everyone is inside and fires are lit to give
You peer outside and cannot see the place in the distance where you last saw Shamash but just enough to see Nannar-Sin and it is incredible. You could
not look at Shamash for very long but you can look at Nannar-Sin as long as you wanted.
There is Nannar-Sin, but what are these enormous amounts of other smaller Nannar-Sin’s all throughout the sky? Are they his children? You think to
You cannot rest this night when Nannar-Sin won and a while later when you cant keep yourself on guard any longer you notice that distinct light that
can only be from Shamash.
You run outside and see Shamash rising up again but not from the same place, its not where he fell down yesterday but Shamash is back you don’t care
where he fell yesterday and where he got up today, he’s back and the warmth against your skin, the whole village visible and all of Nannar-Sin’s
creatures have run of in fear of Shamash.
You know not to fear him though because he protects you from Nannar-Sin, and Nannar-Sin does not want to protect me. You have no doubts who you
prefer, it is Shamash.
Everybody is out going about their business like nothing was ever wrong, they are not as amazed as you, it seems like everything is all is as it was
yesterday. Almost like they were certain Shamash would return but how could they know?
Shamash keeps making way for Nannar-Sin, and Nannar-Sin keeps making way for Shamash. This continues for years and you get used to Shamash, but you
wonder what would happen if I watched Nannar-Sin until Shamash comes back and wins.
You could look at Nannar-Sin all night long in amazement and one night in particular are just awestruck no matter what anybody told you and all the
warnings. Its simply incredible. Without even noticing where you are you hear hasty steps not of a human but of one of Nannar-Sins creatures and you
begin to run back home after not even realizing you’ve wandered a fair distance away from home.
This animal, snarling and running at you does not stop and you just know it wants to do to you what your father said he will teach you to do one day
to all the animals you saw him do it to. Kill. You don’t know how you know but you can feel it and you don’t stop to see if its true, you run out
of fear for your life.