A Sumerian Noah
Last modified on 10/08/2012, 11:58 AM
Let us enter the story of Sumer, to which we associate, in red, the version of the Bible.
After having created men, the gods wanted to destroy humankind through floods. Men had indeed multiplied to such an extent that they were making too much noise, disturbing the gods. Namtar, the god of death and plague, was for example in charge of unleashing a disease upon men. But Enki, the god creator of men, managed to save them. The gods sent other calamities, but each time, Enki helped men.
Enki Helped Men
Enlil, son of Enki, was jealous of the men, creatures of his father. He decided that a universal flood would drown all mankind. Then Enki appeared in dreams to a human, Atrahasis, and gave him his instructions. (We already know them: "Build an ark soon, embark animals couples, and all your people", old story). So Atrahasis did what Enki had requested. He built a large boat, embarked birds and livestock. (Some pure animals and some which are not pure, some birds and everything that creeps on the ground - Genesis 7:8)
Atrahasis also embarked in the ark members of his clan. (Come, you and your whole family in the ark - Genesis 7:1) Then a heavy rain began to fall continuously. And then, first variant: the 40 days and 40 nights of the Bible have shrunk in the wash. No wonder, with all this water! "After seven days and seven nights, the storm subsided. Atrahasis left the boat and made offerings to the gods who were hungry. Enlil, enraged, noted that men had survived the flood." (source)The Epic of Gilgamesh, by Jacques Cassabois
A Subtle Change In Human Program
Enki suggested a compromise: humans will not multiply so fast anymore. Diseases will decimate a third of them. Constantly, in the Sumerian version of our creation, we can see genetic manipulations involve to restrain us, lessen us, limit us in many ways.`It is possible that the advances in genetics allow to correct these changes of our genome.
In his venture of degradation of his creature, Enki added an obstacle which is probably not genetic: the deliveries. They became painful (Eve gave birth in pain), and dangerous for both mother and child. This seems to allude to the large size of children. The gods had reproduced with humans, giving birth to a race of giants. King Gilgamesh, who told us this story, was a giant indeed. In his opposite portrait, we can judge of his proportions and his strength by the size of the lion he strangled in his arms, with no apparent effort.
A Giant King of Men
If you believe this portrait, Gilgameshhad to measure between 27 and 36 feet high. A giant thirty-six feet high, that's great. For your information, here is the skeleton that could match the size of Gilgamesh. Make no mistake, this skeleton is not his, it is just an editing. In this field as in others, some people go very far in the art of hoax. That still gives an idea of the size that would have the skeleton of a giant 36 feet high...
The similarities between the story of Atrahasis and that of Noah are too numerous to be the result of chance. Atrahasis is the original version of the biblical myth, as the Sumerian version is much clearer than its Hebrew copy. We feel like the Bible writers have copied a story without understanding the real meaning. The Sumerian tablets were detailing the stages of reproductive science, the Hebrews saw there only fanciful legends. At that time, no Nobel Prize among those brave Hebrews.
They were all goatherds and leaders of donkeys. How could they understand the technology of the former gods? They reacted like the gods had wished: with admiration, submission, devotion, commitment, and a lot of sweating. The Babylonians made them work like donkeys. But they have also taught them to read and write. As soon as they could, they returned home, or almost: among the Philistines, the ancestors of the Palestinians, taking drafts of a book which will be a best-selling book for twenty-five centuries: the Bible.
Cuneiform tablets from Ashurbanipal and his uncle Senacherib included a much longer history, that of a man called Atra-Haziz. He was warned by the gods that a terrible flood will soon destroyed everything, and he should build a big unsinkable boat ... This time with the ark and the flood of Atra-Haziz, we get probably the original version all others times. The tablet was dated to 4800 BPBefore Present by the scribe who copied. So the mentionned flood must be quite earlier. There were so many floods anyway!
The 10th tablet of the "Lost Book of Enki" accurately describes the Great Flood that occurred in the Age of Leo, some 12,500 years ago, on the occasion of the passage, highly disruptive, of a huge planetoid in the orbit of the Earth. It caused a global warming and a series of cataclysms, the melting of ice sheets causing a mega tsunami: "A few days before the Flood, the earth shook and groaned in pain. In the sky, Nibiru was like a bright star.
Then the day darkened and the moon seemed devoured by a monster. In the dark lights of dawn, all was veiled by the shadow of death, then a clap of thunder sounded and the sky was streaked with lightning... In that unforgettable day, the Flood opened its locks on the White Earth and Middle Earth. Even the Earth of the Peaks shook on its foundations and the ground was broken in the crash of a thousand thunders and collapsed in the southern sea. The White Earth broke like an eggshell, and suddenly...
Stupor! In their celestial ships, the Anunnaki felt very small. A gigantic tidal wave rose and the sky became a wall of water. A storm of a ferocity unknown screamed to the top of the Earth. A cyclone carried away the rivers of water towards the north: they reached the Abzu and everything was submerged. The storm carried away the people like in a deadly battle. The land disappeared under the water and before the end of this sad day, the mountains were sunk.
The Anunnaki could see from above the drama which was occuring: Ninmah (Ninhursag, Enki's wife), devastated with grief, was crying like a woman in childbirth: "tidal waves washed away all lives," she lamented, mourning and groaning. Inanna, who stood beside her, wept and wailed too: "everything is buried, all living things, everything has returned to clay." In the other celestial ships , the Anunnaki felt very small before such fury, so much power.
They were lamenting too, humans were dead. Fruits, vines, everything was destroyed. The golden age was engulfed. While the Earth was swept by a still greater wave, the heavens broke in a deluge of rain and the Earth disappeared from any sight... For 7 days, the waters of heaven mingled with those of the seas that had engulfed the Earth... The Anunnaki remained around the Earth but could distinguish only water, pouring rain, which fell another 40 days and 40 nights.
The highest peaks of the mountains looked like small islands lost at sea."
Such is the appalling description of the Great Flood. When, the elements died down and the "gods" came down to Earth, they noticed the extent of damage, finding as and when their expeditions groups of human survivors painfully trying to survive in this desolation. Enki, for his part, had saved Ziusudra (the real Noah) and his family, placing at his disposal a submarine (and not a Noah's Ark). It is in this submarine that he reached the submerged undergrounds of the Atlantic.
In their raft of snakes, Enki, Ziusudra and the other gods survivors have reappeared in the Andes at 4500 meters above sea level, in the middle of Lake Titicaca. The Andeans who saw them out of the lake have worshiped face against the ground. They shivered with fear and cold, soaked by the shower of foam that the submarine produced by bursting out of water. But the demons with snake faces did not seem so bad after all. Then the sorcerer spoke: "These gods are named Viracocha because they come from the foam."