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By Xavier Séguin

The Sumerian god Enki, or Ea, is the equivalent of the Greek titan Prometheus the geneticist who created men. The prince who has always defended his creatures against the other demigods. The designer who believes in Man case. However, Enki was a reptilian god living in the Underworld called Abzu.

Abzu is represented in Sumerian mythology, at the same time as a mythical place, and as a very real residence, that of powerful Enki, our creator. Sometimes located at the top of mountains, sometimes in the bottom of seas, Abzu is also the floating and steering wheel palace of the prince Enki. It could be a spaceship, or other technological device. And Enki? What is therefore this reptilien God who creates our kind in its picture? We have only our primitive cerebrum of reptilien. Memory of a God snake?

AB-ZU, or Apsu in Akkadian, is diverted from the combination of AB or AP «the father, the creator, or the big» and ZU or SU «the one who knows, the sage», the source of any wisdom and any knowledge. Abzu seems to have had three different signification, according to period to which tablets refer. In origin, Abzu indicates Sun. In Sumerian Genesis Abzu is called “the primordial” and “the creator” of planets of our solar system.

That’s why those of Anunna which became established on Earth were called Anunnaki, the Anunna of KI, ie of the Earth. Enki is therefore the prince of the KI, or else the one who is in the depths of KI. This world of depths can also refer to the ancient mines. Before the flood, these mines were systematically exploited to have huge quantities of ore necessary for the development of a civilization. After the flood, contrariwise, the working of mines was left.

So Enki appears as the master of the lower worlds, and also the one who goes under water. In Andes, legend of Tiki-Viracocha said  that he was white, bearded, and that he went out of waters of the lake Titicaca. In Mésopotamie, they know Enki under the name of Oannès, and the legend says that he had the body covered with scales, that he went out of the bottom of waters to teach the men, and that every night, he had to regain to the marine depths to sleep. The Hindis think that Brahma, their god of creation, was in origin a fish.

 

And the list is far from closed. The people Dogon of Mali maintain the memory of a God fish, Nommo, giving the same characteristics as the God-fish of Mésopotamie, Oannes.

 

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