The question then in my opinion, having demonstrated that Enki has established himself as the One and only Supreme Deity of the Bible based religions,
through the actions of his chosen people, is what on Earth he's playing at, and why the apparant break away from the rest of the Sumerian Pantheon to
go it alone...?
The answer for me has to be found in Sumerian tradition, that the seeds for these actions over the past 4,000 years or so would have to have had been
sown there, and accordingly i would look at the loss of the Mes tablets, that granted authority, to Inanna, who charmed him out of them, and from
whom he failed to recover them, due to Ninsubur Minister of Inanna, withstanding the Demons that Enki sent to recover them.
In short Enki probably never got over that and set about proving a point...in mythological terms.
When such stories were written the Cult of Inanna was the greatest in the Near East, but it was the cults derivative of Enki, for example that of
Marduk his son, that brought it to a reduced state, and the writings of the chosen people that reduced it to Theological irrelevance, her final status
being that of Demonic nuisance.
The first stages in this decline would have involved violation of the integrity of the Goddess Temple Priestess' and servant girls, to the extent
that by the clssical period such Temples were nothing more than disreputable whore houses, as i outlined here;
Thus the first stage is essentialy to reduce the Goddess to the state of a fallen woman.
There is an obscure Sumerian myth regarding this methodology were Inanna is raped by a gardener of Enki, Shu-kale-tuda, and i consider that this myth
in an apocryphal sense is the key to understanding the actions of Enki.
The myth involves Enkis creation of a garden, and it's watering and flourishing, but then leads to his placing a useless gardener within it, who
reduces everything to dust as if cursed
Cu-kale-tuda was his name. ......, a son (?) of Igi-sigsig, the ......, was to water garden plots and build the installation for a well among the
plants, but not a single plant remained there, not even one: he had pulled them out by their roots and destroyed them. Then what did the stormwind
bring? It blew the dust of the mountains into his eyes. When he tried to wipe the corner of his eyes with his hand, he got some of it out, but was not
able to get all of it out
This worthless gardener of Enki, who reduces everything to dust, sees Inanna asleep beneath her sacred tree, and rapes her.
He raised his eyes to the lower land and saw the exalted gods of the land where the sun rises. He raised his eyes to the highlands and saw the
exalted gods of the land where the sun sets. He saw a solitary ghost. He recognised a solitary god by her appearance. He saw someone who fully
possesses the divine powers. He was looking at someone whose destiny was decided by the gods. In that plot -- had he not approached it five or ten
times before? -- there stood a single shady tree at that place. The shady tree was a Euphrates poplar with broad shade. Its shade was not diminished
in the morning, and it did not change either at midday or in the evening.
Once, after my lady had gone around the heavens, after she had gone around the earth, after Inana had gone around the heavens, after she had gone
around the earth, after she had gone around Elam and Subir, after she had gone around the intertwined horizon of heaven, the mistress became so tired
that when she arrived there she lay down by its roots. Cu-kale-tuda noticed her from beside his plot. Inana ...... the loincloth (?) of the seven
divine powers over her genitals. ...... the girdle of the seven divine powers over her genitals ....... ...... with the shepherd Ama-ucumgal-ana
....... ...... over her holy genitals ....... Cu-kale-tuda undid the loincloth (?) of seven divine powers and got her to lie down in her resting
place. He had intercourse with her and kissed her there. After he had had intercourse with her and kissed her, he went back to beside his plot. When
day had broken and Utu had risen, the woman inspected herself closely, holy Inana inspected herself closely
After this violation the gardener goes into hiding, Inanna brings curses against the land as she searches for him, and also abandons her Temple, thus
violation effectively causes Inanna to leave the building...as it were.
As i suggested violation of the Temples reduced them to wretched whore houses effectively.
If the myth is applied in the broader historical context, then it can be read that Enki has promoted and protected peoples that have reduced the Near
East to a dust bowl, and that these are accursed by the Goddess Inanna, amongst others, who's cult they violated and eradicated, which is something
of a bleak assessment, but accords with the situation as i see it to have developed.
The climax of the story may not go quite as the followers of Enki have envisaged however, as he is a trickster God, and his ways are deep, mysterious
At the end of the myth Inanna goes to him and demands justice, and the worthless gardener is given over to her retribution
Should it not be the concern of my own father, Enki?" Holy Inana directed her steps to the abzu of Eridug and, because of this, prostrated
herself on the ground before him and stretched out her hands to him: "Father Enki, I should be compensated! What's more, someone should pay (?) (1
ms. has instead: make up) for what happened to me! I shall only re-enter my shrine E-ana satisfied after you have handed over that man to me from the
abzu." Enki said "All right!" to her. He said "So be it!" to her. With that holy Inana went out from the abzu of Eridug. She stretched herself
like a rainbow across the sky and reached thereby as far as the earth. She let the south wind pass across, she let the north wind pass across. From
fear, (1 ms. adds: solitary) Cu-kale-tuda tried to make himself as tiny as possible, but the woman had found him among the mountains.
Holy Inana now spoke to Cu-kale-tuda: "How ......? ...... dog ......! ...... ass ......! ...... pig ......!"
Parts of the text are missing at the critical point, but it doesn't appear to end well for him, and we can assume that once the useless gardener was
despatched, the land returned to its former glories and that the curses and plagues of Inanna were lifted, in short a happy ending.