Giant King Gilgamesh, there is only one surviving Greek mention of Gilgamesh, in Aelian’s On Animals (Book 12, Chapter 24), a late encyclopedia of all things animal compiled by Claudius Aelianus 175 to 235 CE), a Roman writer who composed in Greek. This brief myth of the rescue of the infant Gilgamesh (here known by the name Gilga mos) bears no clear relationship with the Epic of Gilga mesh as known today. Claudius writes: When Euechorsos was king of the Babylonians, the Chaldeans predicted that a grandson would be born to his daughter, and he would deprive his grandfather of his kingdom. Fearing this thing, and if I may utter something of a joke, he acted as Acrisius toward his daughter for he ordered the strictest of watches kept over her. But yet the daughter (for fate had outsmarted the Babylonian king) gave birth to the child, having become pregnant by some uncertain man. But out of fear of the king, the guards threw the infant headlong from the citadel where the daughter was imprisoned.
The Anunnaki (also transcribed as Anunnaki, Anunna, Ananaki, and other variations) are a group of deities that appear in the mythological traditions of the ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians. Descriptions of how many Anunnaki there were and what role they fulfilled are inconsistent and often contradictory. In the earliest Sumerian writings about them, which come from the Post-Akkadian period, the Anunnaki are the most powerful deities in the pantheon, descendants of An, the god of the heavens, and their primary function is to decree the fates of humanity.
In Inanna’s Descent into the Netherworld, the Anunnaki are portrayed as seven judges who sit before the throne of Ereshkigal in the Underworld. Later Akkadian texts, such as The Epic of Gilgamesh, follow this portrayal. During the Old Babylonian period, the Anunnaki were believed to be the chthonic deities of the Underworld, while the gods of the heavens were known as the Igigi. The ancient Hittites identified the Anunnaki as the oldest generation of gods, who had been overthrown and banished to the Underworld by the younger gods. The Anunnaki have featured prominently in works of modern pseudohistories, such as the books of Zecharia Sitchin, and in conspiracy theories, such as those of David Icke. Please watch the video for more information on Gilgamesh and the Anunnaki gods from Sumerian mythology at mythology explored by ancient mystery on youtube.
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