December 9, 2018 (updated 2019) Anunnaki and The Nummo by Shannon Dorey
Seal depicts Anunnaki with Two Headshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki#/media/File:
Dated to c.2300 BCE, this is a detail of the Akkadian Adda cylinder seal from the British Museum depicting members of the Anunnaki. The Anunnaki were a group of Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian deities.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki#/media/File:
Ea_(Babilonian)_-_EnKi_(Sumerian).jpg Ea, who is the Akkadian god of subterranean waters and of wisdom, was known to the Sumerians as Enki.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki#/media/File:
Ea_(Babilonian)_-_EnKi_(Sumerian).jpg He is depicted here with streams of water and fish flowing from his shoulders, which are both Nummo and Nummo Ancestor symbols.
According to Robert Temple, Oannes was the Babylonian equivalent of the god Enki, who he associated with the Nummo and who resided at the bottom of the Abzu, or Abyss, in fresh water.Robert Temple, The Sirius Mystery p. 164 Oannes, said to be part fish and part man, brought civilization to the people of Babylonia.Robert Temple, The Sirius Mystery p. 186 The Nummo Ancestors were part human and part Nummo.
Ea has two heads, which would further associate him with the Nummo and Nummo Ancestors, who were depicted with two heads by the Dogon. In the Dogon religion, one head or side was male and the other head and side was female. We find this hermaphroditic duality in various ancient cultures and it is referred to in my third book, Day of the Fish.
I believe that Ea's second head on this seal depicts a Gorgon-like figure. The Gorgons play an important role in the myths associated with the Nummo.Dorey, The Master (Mistress) of Speech pp. 55-60 On the Gorgon-like side, the figure is wearing a top, which suggests a female figure since the goddess Inanna (Sumerian Ishtar), who appears here with wings, wears a similar top. This would indicate that one side of the god Ea is female and one side is male.
The god to the right of Ea is identified as Usimu (also Isimud), who appears with two male heads. We find the two headed male gods in sculptures of the Greek god Janus as well as in artifacts from the Lambayeque culture of Peru,Dorey, Day of the Fish p 119 and p. 135 which I believe is a reversal of the original female figure, which is indicative of later patriarchal cultures. The gods have multiple hornshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki#/media/File:
Ea_(Babilonian)_-_EnKi_(Sumerian).jpg, which further associates them with the Nummo and Nummo Ancestors, who had horns.Dorey, The Master (Mistress) of Speech pp.13-14
The Anunnaki myths have similarities with the Dogon religion but it is obvious that changes were taking place from a matriarchal to a patriarchal religion when the Anunnaki myths were recorded, which accounts for the differences. We know from the Dogon religion that the Nummo were associated with the divine feminine. They were symbolized by the sun and were responsible for creating life in the Universe and on Earth.
The Babylonian city-god Marduk is an example of how the patriarchal cultures reversed the earlier myths when suddenly instead of the Sea-serpent Tiamat (a Nummo figure) creating herbs, lands, rivers, beasts, birds and humans, it is the male god Marduk who creates them.Dorey, The Rose: Dogon Star Knowledge p. 196
In the Dogon religion, the Nummo, Lébé and the Mistress of Speech were symbolized by the sun, a female symbol, because the Dogon believed that all life was created from suns. They specifically knew about red giant stars, which they considered pregnant suns, which is why they were associated with the divine feminine.Dorey, The Rose: Dogon Star Knowledge p. 8
Red giant stars are suns at the end of their lives, and large red suns will explode as supernovas to regenerate the universe. Modern astronomers have just taken pictures of these stars in the last few years but the Dogon knew in the 1930s that red giant stars create life in the universe.Dorey, The Rose: Dogon Star Knowledge pp. 8-11
Marduk's wife Sarpanit was known as"the shining one", and she was sometimes associated with the planet Venus. By the Hammurabi period, 18th century BCE, Marduk had become astrologically associated with the planet Jupiter.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marduk This is a reversal of the Dogon religion where the male Jackal was identified with the planet Venus and the Master (Mistress) of Speech with the planet Jupiter. This once again indicates a reversal from the original religion.Dorey, The Rose: Dogon Star Knowledge p. 52 and p. 252
I believe that this cylinder seal is depicting the regeneration of Lébé, as it was known to the Dogon people. It shows the Ea/Lébé figure with one foot on the platform getting ready to head into the ground to be regenerated. The goddess Ishtar is the key figure on the seal, which is why she is winged. She appears here with one leg, a characteristic of the Nummo, while all of the other gods have two legs.
Ishtar is described as being warlike with supposed weapons rising from her shoulders.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki#/media/File:
Ea_(Babilonian)_-_EnKi_(Sumerian).jpg I believe that rather than weapons the lines are rays associating her with the sun. Her supposed war like characteristics indicates a male/female reversal from the original myth, where the male Jackal was associated with war. Dorey, The Nummo p. 68
Ishtar holds something in her hand that is pouring the water of life onto the Ea/Lébé the person in the ground. In the Dogon religion the regeneration took place underground in Lébé's grave, which I believe is what is being depicted on this stone.
The lion is a symbol of Lébé, which is shown to the left beside the god holding the bow and arrow. The bow and arrow were regeneration symbols in the Dogon religion, and associated with the Smith. The Ea/Lébé figure is also shown with an eagle, another regeneration symbol, which I associate with the Master (Mistress) of Speech.Dorey, The Nummo p. 69 The tree to the left is the Tree of Life image, which appears in association with the omphalos or navel stones and referred to in the The Master (Mistress) of SpeechDorey, The Master (Mistress) of Speech, Chapter 12 pp. 86-99 The Ea/Lébé figure in the ground has a knife in his hand, which is likely a circumcision knife, since circumcision was a regeneration ritual in the Dogon religion.
According to the British Museum version, the figure with the knife represents the sun-god, Shamash (Sumerian Utu) "with rays rising from his shoulders. He is cutting his way through the mountains in order to rise at dawn."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anunnaki#/media/File:
All of the symbols on this stone suggest regeneration. This is a common theme of all ancient world cultures and my research indicates that it originated with the Nummo and Nummo Ancestors and their ability to preform genetic engineering and to regenerate life.
The stories that I have read about some of the Anunnaki are very similar to stories about the Nummo and the Eight Nummo Ancestors. Although they are similar, my research indicates that the Dogon religion is the older of the two religions. Part of the reason for this is that myths about the Anunnaki are patriarchal based and we know from the research of Marija Gimbutas, Joseph Campbell and others that the earliest religions were matriarchal. The Nummo were hermaphrodites but they were associated with the sacred feminine.
In the Dogon religion, the single sexed male, known as the Jackal, symbolized the failed experiment, humans and the Earth, and was the evil element. Males do appear as evil in some of the Annunnaki myths but the gods are all male, showing a reversal from the earlier myths.
A Sumerian myth about Enki devouring eight plants grown by Ninhursaga, Mother Earth, is an important story that ties it to the Dogon religion and tells me that the Sumerian myth is a later version of the same story told by the Dogon elder Ogotemmê. The Dogon religion tells us what the eight plants represent and what the story is really about. It is an important story because it deals with the second experiment in the Dogon religion and the Eight Ancestors. It is the story that tells us how we lost our immortality. (For more information about this myth refer to The Master (Mistress) of Speech.)
The people believing in the Anunnaki lived in a written culture, whereas the Dogon lived in an oral culture until the 1930s, when the French took over their homeland. My research reveals that the Dogon religion was on par with the Goddess religion of Old Europe as discussed by Marija Gimbutas. It is the oldest religion in the world and predates these other beliefs by thousands and thousands of years.
It is still important to study the Anunnaki because we can compare the myths associated with them with the Dogon religion. It will help us to get a better understanding of the importance and age of the Dogon religion.
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