The Mysterious Lotus Eaters and the Wind Demon

Lotus Eaters and the Wind Demon. Found within Greek mythology are the lotus-eaters who were a race of people living on an island dominated by the Lotus tree. There are mythical elements contained in story, namely the mysterious wind demon. The lotus fruits and flowers in the ancient mythical story were the primary food of the island and were a narcotic, causing the inhabitants to sleep in peaceful apathy. Figuratively, ‘lotus-eater’ denotes “a person who spends their time indulging in pleasure and luxury rather than dealing with practical concerns”. That also sounds familiar doesn’t it. In the Odyssey Book IX, immediately references the wind, a reference to the wind demon. Odysseus tells how adverse north winds blew him and his men off course as they were rounding Cape Malea, the southernmost tip of the Peloponnesus, headed westwards for Ithaca:

Shamash/Utu: the Great Lord of the Shining House

Shamash, the Great Lord of Light. Shamash god of the sun was one of the most popular deities of the Babylonian and Assyrian pantheon. First mentioned in the reign of E-Anna-Tum, or about 4200 b.c. Shamash is called the son of Sin, the moon-god, which perhaps has reference to the fact that the solar calendar succeeded the lunar in Babylonia the same can be found in practically all civilisations of advancement. The inscriptions give due prominence to his status as a great lord of light, and in them he is called the ‘illuminator of the regions,’ ‘lord of living creatures,’ ‘gracious one of the lands,’ and so forth. He is supposed to throw open the gates of the morning and raise his head over the horizon, lighting up the heaven and earth with his beams. The knowledge of justice and injustice and the virtue of righteousness was attributed to him, and he was regarded as a judge between good and evil, for as the light of the sun penetrates everywhere, and nothing can be hidden from its beams, it is not strange that it should stand as the symbol for justice. Shamash appears at the head of the inscription which bears the laws of Hammurabi, and here he stands as the symbol for justice. The towns at which he was principally worshiped were Sippar and Larsa, where his sanctuary was known as E-Babbara, or the ‘shining house.’ Larsa was probably the older of the two centers, but from the times of Sargon, Sippar became the more important, and in the days of Hammurabi ranked immediately after Babylon. According to Sumerian mythology, Shamash helped protect Dumuzid when the galla demons tried to drag him to the Underworld and he appeared to the hero Ziusudra after the Great Flood. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Shamash helps Gilgamesh defeat the ogre Humbaba. Utu, later worshiped in ancient Mesopotamia by East Semitic peoples as Shamash around 3,000 BC. Created and Narrated by A.Christie (Ancient Mystery)

Lord and Master of The Anunnaki

The Anunnaki Lord and Master Bel, the earlier name is Enlil, found in very early inscriptions, especially in those of Nippur; of which city he was the tutelary deity. He was described as the ‘ lord of the lower world,’ and much effort seems to have been made, to reach a definite conception of his position and attributes. His name had also been translated ‘lord of mist.’ The title ‘Bel’ had been given to Merodach by Tiglath-pileser I about 1200 B.C., after which he was referred to as ‘the older Bel.’ The chief seat of his worship was at Nippur, where the name of his temple, E-Kur or ‘mountain-house,’ which was applied to sanctuaries all over Babylonia. He was also addressed as the ‘lord of the storm’ and as the ‘great mountain,’ and his consort. Nin-lil is also alluded to as ‘lady of the mountain.’ Enlil is undoubtedly of the class of tempest-deities who dwell on mountain peaks. The second tablet of a text known as the ‘crying storm’ alludes to En-lil as a storm-god. Addressing him it says : “Spirit that overcomes no evildoing, spirit that has no mother, spirit that has no wife, spirit that has no sister, spirit that has no brother, that knows no abiding place, the evil-slaying spirit that devastates the fold, that wrecks the stall, that sweeps away son and mother like a reed. When En-lil, the lord of lands, cries out at sunset the dreadful word goes forth unto the spacious shrine, ‘Destroy.’” Nippur, the city of Enlil, was of Sumerian origin, so we must connect the earliest cult of Enlil with the Sumerian aborigines. Many of his lesser names point to such a conclusion. Some authorities appear to be of opinion that because En-lil was regarded as a god of vegetation the change was owing to his removal from a mountainous.The truth is, it would be difficult to discover a god who wielded the powers of the wind and rain who was not a patron of agriculture, but as he sends beneficent rains, so also may he destroy and devastate. The word lil which occurs in the name Enlil, signifies a ‘demon,’ and Enlil may therefore mean the Anunnaki ‘chief-demon.’ This shows the very early, animistic nature of the god. In the trinity which consisted of Bel, Ea, and Anu, he is regarded as the ‘god of the earth,’ that is, the earth is his sphere, and he is at times addressed as ‘Bel, the lord of the lands.’ Created, Narrated and additional information by A.Christie Information: Professor A.H.Sayce/folklorist and occult scholar Lewis Spence & A.Christie

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)

The Secret Source of Babylonian Cosmology

The Secret Source of Babylonian Cosmology. The origin of the Babylonian and Akkadian cosmology did not differ in this respect from other races in the same stage of development. In whatever direction we look when examining the cosmologies of barbarian or semi-civilized peoples, we find a total inability to get behind and beyond the idea that the matter of creation lay already to the hand of the creative agency, and that in order to shape a world it had but to draw the material therefore from the teeming deep or the slain body of a hostile monster. The cosmology of Babylon is therefore on a par with those of Scandinavia, China, and many North American Indian tribes, nor does it reach so high an imaginative level as those of ancient Egypt, India, or the Maya of Central America, in some of which, the vocal command of a god is sufficient to bring about the creation of the earth and the waters surrounding it. The making of the sun, the moon, and the other heavenly bodies is, as will be more fully shown later, of great importance in Babylonian myth. The stars appear to have been attached to the firmament of heaven as to a cloth. Across this the sun passed daily, his function being to inspect the movements of the other heavenly bodies. The moon, likewise, had her fixed course, and certain stars were also supposed to move across the picture of the night with greater or less regularity. The Secret heavens were guarded at either end by a great gateway, and through one of these the sun passed after rising from the ocean, whilst in setting he quit the heavens by the opposite portal. The terrestrial world was imagined as a great hollow structure resting on the ( deep.’ Indeed, it would seem to have been regarded as an island floating on an abyss of waters. This conception of the world of earth was by no means peculiar to the Babylonians, but was shared by them with many of the nations of antiquity. As emanating from the blood of Merodach/Marduk himself, man was looked upon as directly of heavenly origin. An older tradition existed to the effect that the Anunnaki Merodach/Marduk had been assisted in the creation of mankind by the goddess Aruru, who figures in the Gilgamesh epic as the creator of Eabani out of a piece of clay. We also find an ancient belief that humanity owed its origin to the god Ea/Enki, but when Merodach displaced this god politically, he would, of course, ‘ take over ’ his entire record and creative deeds as well as his powers and sovereign-ties. At Nippur Bel was looked up to as the originator of man. But these beliefs probably obtained in remoter times, and would finally be quenched by the advance to full and unquestioned power of the great god Merodach/Marduk. Some mythologists see in the story of Jonah a hidden allusion to the circumstances of Babylonian cosmology…there appears to be a “Secret Source” behind IT all; Narrated, Created by A.Christie

The Creation of the Anunnaki Gods

The Creation of the Ancient Mesopotamian Anunnaki gods. This documentary contains information from the excavations in ancient Mesopotamia by A.H. Sayce, Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Religion of the Ancient Babylonians. The work of Sayce is then furthered by Lewis Spence who is an esteemed occult writer, who decided that Sayce did not attempt to lift the veil. I am A.Christie (Ancient Mystery) adding a 3rd ore for direction Seven Tablets of Creation, the library of Assur-bani-pal at Nineveh , at this time they were at the British Museum. These have from time to time been supplemented by later finds. But we may take it that in this record we have the final official development of the Ancient Babylonian belief, due to the priests of Babylon, after that city had become the metropolis of the empire. The primary object of the Seven Tablets was to record a terrific fight between Marduk/Bel-Merodach and the Dragon, and the account of the creation is inserted by way of introduction. This may be the moment the Entity of many names, was brought into being. Damascius states that Anu was followed by Bel (in this documentary we retain the Babylonian form of the names rather than Damascius’ Greek titles), and Ea/Enki the god of Eridu. From Ea/Enki and Dawkina, he writes, was born a son called Belos or Bel-Merodach (Marduk), whom the Babylonians regarded as the creator of the world who then goes on to create the Anunnaki gods. At first, as in the other accounts, nothingness reigned supreme, then did the great gods create warriors with the bodies of birds, and men with the faces of ravens. The Bird Man. They founded the Anunnaki gods a city in the ground, and Tiawath, the great dragon, did suckle them. They were fostered in the midst of the mountains, and under the care of the “mistress of the gods” they greatly increased and became heroes of might. The Anunnaki gods are born…Seven kings had they, who ruled over six thousand people. Their father was the god Benani, and their mother the queen, Melili. These beings, who might almost be called tame gods of evil, Nergal states that he destroyed them. Thus all accounts agree concerning the original chaotic condition of the universe. They also agree that the powers of chaos and darkness were destroyed by a god of light. The rabbit hole goes deeper than we can imagine, I will be continuing to work through Mesopotamia and will present all I can find on the Anunnaki gods…namely the Unknown Anunnaki…join me as I head into the darkness…. Created, Narrated and Produced by A.Christie (Ancient Mystery)