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Adam=Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian Adamu/Adapa by StevenEly Adam=Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian Adamu/Adapa by StevenEly
A photograph I took watching Ancient Aliens comparing the Biblical Hebrew Adam to the earlier Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian Adamu/Adapa. Fascinating. Adamu/Adapa, meaning 'the first of a kind,' is the Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian names for the Homo sapien- 'Civilized Man', created by Enki/Ea of the Anuna/Anunnaki. The Sumerians culture was eventually absorbed into the Akkadian, Assyro-Babylonian, population. Babylonia was an ancient Akkadian speaking Semitic nation. The Babylonian state retained the written Semitic Akkadian language for official use. Babylon retained the Sumerian language text of the Anuna "gods" for religious use, as well as the Akkadian text about the Anunnaki "gods" for religious useThe Sumerian and Akkadian traditions played a major role in Babylonian culture. According the ancient Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian stone text tablets Enki and NinmahAdapa and the Food of Life, etc. semen/sperm of Enki/Ea was introduced into the egg of an 'cave women'/Homo erectus female in the process known today as cross-fertilization, and the fertilized egg, the embryo, was then inserted into Ninmah/Ninki's womb where it was nourished by her blood and grew into Umul, and the Adamu/Adapa, and Khawa. The ancient Sumerian/Assyrian/Babylonian stone text tablets are the oldest written historical documents. The Sumerian/Assyrian/Babylonian culture is the oldest culture on Earth. So the religious Christian/Catholic Bible was apparently misinterpreted and mistranslated from the ancient Sumerian/Assyrian/Babylonian stone text tablets.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know how familiar you are with Old Testament stuff, but Abraham, founder of Judaism, is said to have been from Ur, which is one of the oldest and most prominent ancient Sumerian city-states. It only makes sense that the Jewish Adam and Eve story sprang from Sumerian myth. In fact, Jewish and Sumerian religion seems to have been joined at the hip even up to Exodus, where the Jews were caught by Moses worshipping Ba'al (the biblical "golden calf" being a reference to Ba'al, who was often depicted as part bull). Of course, Exodus is said to have been transcribed during the Babylonian Exile, so that may have played a part in Ba'al popping up, but now I'm babbling.

I've got to point out, though, that there's no way that the "cave woman" from the story could have been Homo Erectus. Those things died out like 150,000 years ago. When you consider that Sumerian city-states go back about 9000 years at most, it's very very unlikely that a word of mouth story survived intact to that extent for 141,000 years. A Neanderthal or Cro Magnon is much more likely, though that's still as much as a 5000 year gap.
StevenEly Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
 The "cave woman" being Homo erectus was Zecharia Sitchin's theory (Zecharia Sitchin died in 2010) and his explanations of what he thought the ancient texts meant, which the primitive Sumericans couldn't understand as such. I find it interesting. Is it all just a tale? Science fiction? Who can honestly know for sure?   

The AnuTimeLine except:…

" ~ 300,000 ~   About the fortieth shar (i.e. 3600 years) after the landing of the Nephilim on Earth, the Anunnaki who had been delegated to mine the gold in the Abzu stage a rebellion. EN.KI and NIN.HUR.SAG contrive to create an alternative being to take over the tedious labor of the Anunnaki.

   After toiling for forty 'periods', the Anunnaki mutinied and demanded relief. They approached EN.LIL begging for relief, but he did not want to satisfy their requests, so they called on ANU to provide relief. EN.KI, invariably the Anunnaki's protagonist, suggested that a lullu (i.e. a primitive worker, aka the Lullu Amelu) be created to bear the work.

   The process whereby mankind - Homo sapiens sapiens (i.e. the Lullu, the 'one that is mixed') was created, was by genetically altering the Homo erectus beings that inhabited the Earth prior to the coming of the Anunnaki. But rather than being a 'creation' in the strictest sense of the word, the method by which EN.KI and NIN.HUR.SAG brought the ADAMA into existence was by infusing the Nephilim / Anunnaki life blood (i.e. the nephesh, or soul) into the beings which already inhabited the Earth - the prehistoric Homo erectus.

   The life which inhabited this planet, prior to the arrival of the Nephilim, may have actually originated on the home planet of the Nephilim, Nibiru, and been deposited on this planet when it collided with Nibiru. Therefore, the life forms, including the 'caveman', Homo erectus, would have been genetically compatible with the life forms of Nibiru. In the most basic terms, the semen/sperm of EN.KI was introduced into the egg of an Homo erectus female in the process known today as cross-fertilization, and the fertilized egg, the embryo, was then inserted into NIN.KI's womb where it was nourished by her blood and grew into the ADAMA, which EN.KI named Adapa. The ADAMA was the first man - or rather, the first of a kind - Home sapiens sapiens - 'Civilized Man'. This first human being would be referred to, in later times, and by the spiritual descendants of the Sumerians - the Judeo-Christians, as Adam. EN.KI and NIN.HUR.SAG then created KHAWA or TI.TI, who would later be known as Eve. The unique thing about ADAPA / ADAM and KHAWA / EVE was that they, despite being cross-bred of Nephilim and human genes, were capable of reproducing on their own."

Atrahasis: "When the gods, instead of man, did the work, bore the loads, the gods' load was too great. The work too hard, the trouble too much, The great Anunnaki made the Igigi carry the workload sevenfold. The gods had to dig out canals, Had to clear channels, the lifelines of the land. The gods dug out the Tigris river. And then dug out the Euphrates. the deep ...they set up ...the Apsu ...of the land ...inside it ...raised its top ...of all the mountains. They were counting the years of loads ...the great marsh, They were counting the years of loads. For 3,600 years they bore the excess, Hard work, night and day. They groaned and blamed each other. Grumbled over the masses of excavated soil. They called up the goddess Mami and asked,,'You are the womb-goddess, to be the creator of Mankind! Create a mortal, that he may bear the yoke! Let him bear the yoke, the work of Ellil Let him bear the load of the gods!' Far sighted Enki and wise Mami created males, created females."

Enuma Elish, The Epic of Creation: "When in the height heaven was not named. And the Earth beneath did not yet bear a name. Then were created the Anuna gods in the midst of heaven. May they magnify thy name over all of them ... the Anunnaki. Foremost son of Ea/Enki, Marduk, spoke to Ea/Enki, 'My blood will I take and bone will I fashion. I will make man. I will create man who shall inhabit the earth. That the service of the gods may be established.' And Ea/Enki answered him and spoke: 'Men will I (create)...'"

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature:  
A tigi to Enki for Ur-Ninurta: "The assigned divine powers of the great Anuna gods; to create mankind and to preserve them alive is in your power, Father Enki."…
Enki and Ninmah: Enki's mother Namma spoke to Enki, "'Please apply the skill deriving from your wisdom and create a substitute for the gods so that they can be freed from their toil!'"…

Adapa and the Food of Life: "To Adapa, Ea/Enki gave wisdom, but did not give Eternal Life. Ea/Enki spoke, "Adapa, you are to go before king Anu. You will go up to heaven. And when you go up to heaven, when you approach the gate of Anu, they will hold out for you Bread of Death, so you must not eat. They will hold out for you Water of Death, so you must not drink.' When Adapa came up to heaven, he approached the Gate of Anu. They fetched him the Bread of Eternal Life, but he would not eat. They fetched him the Water of Eternal Life, but he would not drink. Anu watched him and laughed, 'Come Adapa, why didn't you eat? Why didn't you drink? Didn't you want to be immortal?' Adapa spoke, 'But Ea/Enki my Lord told me: 'You mustn't eat! You mustn't drink!' Anu spoke, 'Take him and send him back to his Earth.'"

GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's an interesting story, for sure. I just read that Stargate was inspired by Sitchin's theory, and I can definitely see the influence.
Oswulf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I like the show Ancient Aliens, but feel compelled to point out a flaw in their theorem. No so much as a flaw, but an oversight. Their Theology is attrocious. First of all, the Catholic Bible was not misinterpreted from ancient Sumerian anything. The Jewish Bible (Old Testament) was, if at all any misinterpretation can be posited. The narrators of this show, while interesting and certainly thought provoking, overlook the fact that the Jews predate us by some several thousand years. If any oversight has occured, the onus of this falls with them, we have simply been duped by their mistake. Of course, I rather doubt it is that simple.

The fact is that most creation stories of Indo-European descent share a similar outlook. For instance, the Viking Creation Story begins with Ask and Embla as the first two human beings, just as Adam and Eve (Adamah and Hevvae) begin the Judeaeo-Catholic. Most cultures have a Flood account - even those seperate from the Indo-European branch. Romans, Jews, and some Native American tribes have a flood story. You know the statistic, I'm sure. There are vast numbers of potential reasons for this. The problem with documentaries like these is that they present a two-hour span of information as though it can justifiably cover two-thousand years of history. Well, whatever, I'm off my soapbox and will leave you alone now. Sorry for my ranting. Good night, God bless!
StevenEly Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Well, Ancient Aliens, which provides theories and beliefs that are quite contrary to Church doctrine, has been condemned as a blasphemous heresy to the teachings of the Catholic Church and Christian denominations. The Catholic Holy Bible accounts of creation, Adam, Eve, etc., are along a very similar interpretation as the Christian Old Testament King James Bible, basically.

Yes, fascinatingly the foundation of creation stories in religions around the world appears to have but one and the same origin and that origin was the Anunnaki of ancient Sumeria. Of course on Ancient Aliens they can not cover in depth every religious theory in history in an hour, but fortunately Ancient Aliens is an ongoing series of many episodes. I consider myself spiritual, not religious. I do believe in one true God, the universal cosmic God. Many former atheists have adopted a more spiritual view after near death/afterlife experiences. Thank you for commenting.
Oswulf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem.
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