God the Spirits and the Totem of the Anunnaki

God the Spirit and the Totem of the Anunnaki. An Anunnaki documentary looking into the ancient Spirits that swarmed in ancient Babylonia. The determinative or symbolic written sign for ‘ spirit ’ is the same as that for ‘god.’ Thus the god and the spirit must in Babylonia have had a common descent. The manner in which we can distinguish between a god and a spirit, however, is simple. Lists of the ‘official’ gods are provided in the historical texts, whereas spirits and demons are not included therein. Just as the great gods of the universe were apportioned their several offices, so were the spirits allotted almost exactly similar powers. Thus the Annunaki were perhaps regarded as the spirits of earth and the Igigi as spirits of heaven. as they are designated in an inscription of Rammannirari I. In any case they belong to a very early period in the Babylonian religion. The god Anu, the most ancient of the Babylonian deities, was regarded as the father of both companies, but other gods make use of their services. The Anunnaki do not appear to be well disposed to humanity. The Assyrian kings were to invoke them, when they desired to install a fear of their majesty in the people, and from this it maybe inferred that they were objects of peculiar fear to the lower orders of the population There can be no doubt as to the truly animistic character of early Babylonian religion which is further explored in this Anunnaki documentary. Signs of totemism are not wanting in the Babylonian region as in other religious systems. Many of the Anunnaki gods are pictured as riding upon the backs of certain animals, an almost certain indication that at one time they had themselves possessed the form of the animal they rode upon. Thus the sun-god of Kis had the form of an eagle, and we find that Ishtar took as lovers a horse, an eagle, and a lion — surely gods who were represented in equine, aquiline, and leonine forms. The fish-form of Oannes, the god of wisdom, is certainly a relic of totem-ism. Some of the old ideograph representations of the names of the gods are eloquent of a totemic connection. Thus the name of Ea/Enki, the god of the deep, is expressed by an ideograph which signifies ‘antelope.’ Ea/Enki is spoken of as ‘the antelope of the deep,’ ‘the lusty antelope,’ and so forth. He was also, as a water-god, connected with the serpent, a universal symbol of the flowing stream. Merodach/Marduk may have been a bull-god. In early astronomical literature we find him alluded to as ‘the bull of light.’ The storm-god Zu, as is seen by his myth, retained his birdlike form. Created, Narrated and Produced by A.Christie (Ancient Mystery)

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