reply to post by greyer
Actually, the Sumerian term for "god" was dingir
, a composite word, which combined the terms di
which means "decision," and
which means "to deliver." So the actual translation of "god," or dingir
in Sumerian would be "one who delivers a decision,"
and not "to watch over."
The term Šumeru
, which is what the Assyrians called the Sumerians, also meant "land of the kings," or "native land;" while Anunnaki
meant "those of royal blood," or "children of Anu" and neither term had anything to do with watching over.
Further, the Anunnaki, or the Great Gods, were a series of earth-deities who oversaw the function and offices of the earth. They included deities
Enlil, who controlled the Northern wind, and ruled all the Anunnaki.
Nudimmud/Enki, who controlled the sweet waters and created humans.
Ninmah/Ninhursag, who controlled the fertility of the earth.
Nanna, who served as the moon, and a god of time
Utu, who served as the sun, and a god of wealth
Inanna, who served as the fertilizing power behind grain and crops
Sud/Ninlil, who controlled the Southern wind.
Ninazimua/Nanše, who oversaw legal rights and justice
Nanibgal/Nisaba, who was in charge of keeping records and teaching Cuneiform
Ereškigal, who was in charge of the Irkalla, an Underworld palace
Ninib/Ninurta, who was the warrior-farmer of the Sumerians
Iškur, who brought the torrential rains of spring and summer (and the Flood)
Ningal, who was in charge of the fecundity of herds and the marshlands
And a great deal more. They were not from the Heavens, nor were they aliens, or any of the things which you suggested.
You've been watching too much "Ancient Aliens," and reading too many books by Zecharia Sitchin and David Icke I think.
~ Wandering Scribe