It is believed that Ancient Anunnaki visited our planet in the past in order to share their advanced knowledge with humans.
According to The Oxford Companion to World Mythology, the Anunnaki: “…are the Sumerian deities of the old primordial line; they are chthonic deities of fertility, associated eventually with the underworld, where they became judges. They take their name from the old sky god An (Anu).”
In this article, we bring you 30 mind-boggling facts about the ancient Anunnaki:
One of the most popular translations for Anunnaki is (Sumerian) “those who came down from the heavens.”
“Adam” in Hebrew stands for “man.” “Adamu” is what the Sumerians refer to as “first man,” the Anunnaki slaves.
The Anunnaki come from a massive planet which is called Nibiru. This planet is located in the outermost reaches of our solar system.
Nibiru has a 3,600 year elliptical orbit. The Anunnaki came from Nibiru to mine Gold on Earth. Nibiru’s minerals and resources were depleting, specifically Gold.
All kinds of dreadful gravitational phenomena are connected with Nibiru and some even argue that Planet X or Nibiru poses a threat to Earth and that one day it will collide with our planet. Science explains that it might exist, but they just haven seen it yet. Mythologically speaking, Nibiru is real.
According to later Assyrian and Babylonian myth, the Anunnaki were the children of Anu and Ki, brother and sister gods.
The Anunnaki appear in the Babylonian creation myth, Enuma Elish.
The Anunnaki are mentioned in The Epic of Gilgamesh when Utnapishtim tells the story of the flood.
There are four primary gods: Anu, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursag.
Anu is believed to be the earliest attested Sky Father deity. In Sumerian religion, he was also “King of the Gods,” “Lord of the Constellations, Spirits, and Demons,” and “Supreme Ruler of the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Interestingly, Anu existed in Sumerian cosmogony as a dome that covered the flat earth; Outside of this dome was the primordial body of water known as Nammu.
Enlil is considered the god of breath, the wind, loft and breadth (height and distance). Enlil is associated with the ancient city of Nippur, sometimes referred to as the cult city of Enlil.
Enki was the deity of crafts, mischief; water, seawater, lakewater, intelligence, and creation. The exact meaning of his name is uncertain: the common translation is “Lord of the Earth.”
There are three Sky Gods: Inanna/Ishtar, Nanna/Sin, and Utu/Shamash.
There are also ten major gods: Adad, Dumuzid/Tammuz, Enkimdu, Ereshkigal, King, Geshtinanna, Lahar, Marduk, Nergal, Ninurta.
The Igigi are a group of the Gods of heaven in ancient Sumerian mythology. The Igigi were the younger gods and are sometimes synonymous with the term Anunnaki.
Before humans were created, the Igigi were used by the ancient Anunnaki as their primary labor force.
Researchers believe the term Igigi is of Semitic origin and indicates the group of gods in the Mesopotamian pantheon. It is still unclear which ancient gods belonged to the Igigi, but many scholars suggest Mardik –the patron god of the city of Babylon—was one of the Igigi.
According to the Ancient Astronaut theory, thousands of years ago even before recorded history, our planet was visited by astronauts from another world, these beings were the Anunnaki.
According to many authors, proof of the existence of the Ancient Anunnaki can be found all around the globe. We only have to look at ancient civilization and their ability to erect massive monuments, and transport stones weighing hundreds of tons. In each ancient culture, we will find a connection to the Anunnaki.
In 1976 author Sitchin published his personal translations of the Sumerian texts in a series of books called “The Earth Chronicles“. In that book, Sitchin describes the Anunnaki and their history in depth.
Sitchin’s work is heavily criticized. Many archaeologists and historians disagree with Sitchin. According to Sitchin, the clay tablets describe an alien race known as the Anunnaki, who came to Earth to mine gold.
Sitchin suggests that 450,000 years ago, on Nibiru, a distant member of our solar system, life faces slow extinction as the planet’s atmosphere erodes.
Nearly half a million years ago, deposed by Anu, the ruler Alalu escapes in a spaceship and finds refuge on Earth. He discovers that Earth has gold that can be used to protect Nibiru’s atmosphere.
Sitchin claims that ancient Sumerian tablets indicate that some 445,000 years ago, led by Enki, a son of Anu, the Anunnaki land on Earth, establish Eridu -Earth Station I – for extracting gold from the waters of the Persian Gulf.
According to the ancient Sumerians, ‘Eridu’ –modern day Abu Shahrein, Iraq– was believed to have been the first city ever created, and was the home city of the great God Enki. The city is thought to have been founded circa 5400 BC.
Some 300,000 years ago, Enki and Ninhursag create Primitive Workers through genetic manipulation.
Humans were a hybrid species and could not procreate. Since the demand for humans as workers became greater, the ancient Anunnaki once again manipulated ancient mankind so they could reproduce on their own.
Looking back into the recent history of mankind, Sitchin tells us that around 7,400 B.C. the Anunnaki grant Mankind new advances; the Neolithic period begins. Demi-gods rule over Egypt.
Soon after, around 3,800 B.C. Urban civilization begins in Sumer as the Anunnaki reestablish there the Olden Cities, beginning with Eridu and Nippur.