We know of several ancient gods, but none of them are as compelling as the Anunnaki. There was the deity pantheon we found along with the Ancient Sumerian Civilization, also known as the cradle of civilization. And, despite being from 4,500 B.C.E., the interest in this civilization still piques modern humanity’s interest.
What ancient texts have to say about the Anunnaki Gods? What are the beliefs of ancient Sumerian people? The ancient Sumerian people believed that the Anunnaki Gods were extraterrestrial beings who lived in the heavens and went about their business, enjoying a life of leisure. They enjoyed giving advice to the gods and humans on earth, but they also had a dark side. They were known to have killed off most of humanity in severe flooding because the Anunnaki Gods saw humans as a threat because they believed that humans would one day rebel against them and take their power away.
Anunnaki is a term used by ancient Mesopotamians to describe the sky gods and deities who came from the heavens and intermingled among humanity. The word itself is derived from Akkadian language. The stories is based on the creation myth of an early civilization in Mesopotamia that has since been lost.
Predictions about their return vary between ancient predictions in 5000 years to 2023. Some prophets believe they will be back in the 21st century; others believe it will be closer to 2020. Whatever happens, it is possible that Anunnaki may not only come back to our world but also change its course for good or for bad depending on what we humans do when they come.
There are a lot of people who believe that the Anunnaki Sumerian Gods will return sooner than we think. These ancient gods like Marduk, Enki, and Inanna are said to have been extraterrestrial beings from another galaxy called Nibiru.
There might be some truth to this theory – in March 2018, astronomers declared that a supposed planet called Nibiru is heading for Earth on September 23 this year.
The theories about the return of these ancient gods are not new and they have spanned thousands of years. There are many different interpretations and stories that range from these gods were benevolent ancestors who came to help humanity or they were violent conquerors who wiped out civilization.
Among the multitudes of aspects of interest about Ancient Sumerians, none hold a candle to the Anunnaki. These were temple gods that were worshipped by Sumerians in flat-top pyramids and lived their lives to appease these seemingly other-worldly beings.
The origins of these gods are unknown, but the prevailing theory is that they came from “Nibiru,” a.k.a “Planet X”. They were said to have brought the advancements that allowed Ancient Sumerians to prosper and build their society and mega-structures. They are also believed to be the reasons for Sumerian’s sophisticated understanding of astronomy and mathematics.
While there isn’t a list of the Anunnaki pantheon, each Sumerian city-state is known to have its own Anunnaki overseer assigned by Marduk, the senior Anunnaki. However, this prosperity peace and prosperity didn’t last long as a civil war between these gods broke out. Each of the major Anunnakis played a part in this discord which ultimately culminated in all of them leaving Earth.
All that is left that proves they existed are scripts, myths, and artifacts that eerily connect the dots between the historical events and their legends.
But, there are still those who believe that they will return. The Sitchin believes that the Anunnaki will return to our planet, and the whole world will be in awe of their wonder and magnificence.
Once they realize that Earth has moved on from the destruction their war caused and humanity is prospering again, there is no question that the Anunnaki will return. After all, what reasons does a civilization with the ability to traverse the stars have not to revisit important sites in their history?
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