Enki and Enlil

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    I find it EXTREMELY interesting that Sumer texts refer to two brothers Enki and Enlil as being rulers over earth. The brothers father was Anu, who was God Almighty. According to Sumer texts it was Enlil who created Eden, while his brother Enki created Adam. Yet Enlil wanted to enslave man and make man dependant upon the "Gods". Enki, being the creator of man, felt compassion and helped man acquire the knowledge and power to be self sufficint. Enlil eventually banished man from Eden, and according to Sumer text it was Enki who helped man obtain clothing.

    A rift eventually broke out between the two brothers as their father Anu promoted Enlil to a higher position (based on their mothers position - they had different mothers) among the counsel, then that of Enki - see Hebrew cross reference:

    Psalm 29:1: Ascribe to Yahweh, O sons of EL, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.
    Psalm 89:6: For who in the skies can be compared to Yahweh, who among the sons of EL is like Yahweh

    According to Sumer text it was Enlil who decided to destroy mankind because they had become too numerous and were making too much noise and it was keeping Enlil awake. Enki told Enlil and the counsel (who later regretted their decision that he would curb mankinds growth by giving women stillbirths or infertility. This did not work so Enki gave boat plans to Noah (or Gilgamesh) so that man had some chance of survival. Later in Hebrew and other texts salvation was ascribed to Enlil and not Enki.

    The Anunnaki of ancient Sumerian texts is similarly defined as “those who from heaven to earth came”.

    Psalm 82:

    “Jehovah takes his stand at the Council of El to deliver judgment

    among the elohim.” “You too are gods, sons of El Elyon, all of you.”

    I find it interesting that Enki's symbol is that of a snake which denotes health and wisdom.

    "Enki whose name in Sumerian means 'lord of the earth', though in fact, he was the 'god of the sweet waters'. He was also the chief god of the city of Eridu and the god of wisdom and magic."
    - Michael Roaf, Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia

    "Enki is usually pictured with two streams, the Euphrates and the Tigris, flowing out of his shoulders or from a vase he holds. Frequently fish are swimming in these streams."
    "His name Enki (i.e., en-ki ), 'Lord (i.e., productive manager) of the soil', reflects the role of water in fructifying the earth....The power in water that makes the soil produce was thought to be of a kind with the engendering power in male semen. Sumerian does not differentiate semen and water; one word stands for both. It is therefore natural that Enki is the power to fecundate."
    - Thorkild Jacobsen, The Treasures of Darkness

    Enki is the lord of the "Abzu (the watery abyss and also semen) and of wisdom. This contradiction leads Kramer and Maier to postulate that he was once known as En-kur, lord of the monster-infested underworld, the area which contained the Abzu. He did struggle with Kur (a dragon-like creature who ruled the realm Kur) as mentioned in the prelude to 'Gilgamesh, Enkidu and the Underworld' and presumably was victorious and thereby able to claim the title "Lord of Kur" (the realm). He is a god of water, creation, and fertility. He also holds dominion over the land. He is the keeper of the me , the divine laws."
    - Christopher Siren, "Sumerian Mythology FAQ" (Version 1.5html)

    "In art Enki is represented as a seated god with long beard, wearing a cap with many horns and a long, pleated robe. Streams of water flow from his arms to the ground, sometimes with little fish swimming along the flow."
    "Enki was god of the subterranean freshwater ocean (abju) , and was especially associated with wisdom, magic and incantations, and with the arts and crafts of civilization."
    - Black and Green, Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia

    "The god Enki, or Ea, the god of water, was also considered the supreme god of wisdom and magic, doubtless owing to the subtle pervasiveness of water both above and below the earth and to the vital part it plays in engendering life and thus making possible the development of vegetation and communications by the skill of man."
    - John Gray, Near Eastern Mythology

    So is Anu - El, Enki - Satan, and Enlil - Yahweh? According to Sumer tradition Abram chose Enlil as his god, and it seems if you can compare Enlil to Jehovah that Jehovah treated the Jews like shit.

    If Enki is Satan, and the freedom fighter for man, then why do the Jews, and Christians follow the wrong god? Very interesting to say the least...the similiarities are very striking.

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