Enki og Noahs ark
Moderne Bibel og Koranfortellinger er sannsynligvis en eventyrdreining med delvis politiske hensikter, fra eldre myter som kanskje HAR større historisk verdi- Det er nemlig forsket en god del på gamle Sumeria. Hvis man gjør en lang historie kortere og følger de historiske trådene fra dagens informasjon tilgjengelig om fortiden, er det helt umulig å komme unna at det helt åpenbart er Enki i gamle Sumeria som er opphavet til myten om Jahve/Jehova.
Det virker som vi også vet at begrepet og karakteren Gud kommer fra Jehova, Jahve-myten.
Eventuelt så er Enki og Enlil opphavet sammen til forestillingene om Satan og Gud, men hvem som er hvem er nok pent og bestemt subjektivt konstruert utover i religionens historie etter hvem som kikker.
Spørsmålet er så, hvem var Enki og Enlil? Nå snakker jeg ikke fra et religiøst syn da jeg er ateist,men fra et historieinteressert syn-
Ei dame her på forumet (mener det var ei dame) påsto på en kryptisk måte med dårlig norsk, at "gudene" var en slags herskerart som dominerte oldtidskulturer ,og at vi er en eller annen 7.generasjon av noe som er avlet fram kunstig med aper som genetisk grunnlag krysset med noe annet. Det hørtes ut som noe religiøst eller noe tull, men jeg dykket litt inn i det og fant mye rart -
Fra wikipedia -
Enki and the Deluge -
Main article: Sumerian creation myth
According to Sumerian mythology, Enki also assisted humanity to survive the Deluge designed to kill them.
In the later Legend of Atrahasis, Enlil, the king of the gods, sets out to eliminate humanity, whose noise is disturbing his rest.
He successively sends drought, famine and plague to eliminate humanity, but Enki thwarts his half-brother's plans by teaching Atrahasis how to counter these threats.
Each time, Atrahasis asks the population to abandon worship of all gods, except the one responsible for the calamity, and this seems to shame them into relenting.
Noahs ark- Enki does not tell Atrahasis directly, but speaks to him in secret via a reed wall. He instructs Atrahasis to build a boat in order to rescue his family and other living creatures from the coming deluge. After the seven-day Deluge, the flood hero frees a swallow, a raven and a dove in an effort to find if the flood waters have receded. Upon landing, a sacrifice is made to the gods.
Enlil is angry his will has been thwarted yet again, and Enki is named as the culprit. Enki explains that Enlil is unfair to punish the guiltless, and the gods institute measures to ensure that humanity does not become too populous in the future. This is one of the oldest of the surviving Middle Eastern Deluge myths.
Legg merke til detaljene i bildet. Vi snakker altså ikke akkurat om noen vag kosmisk gudekraft, men heller det motsatte- En konkret mannlig skikkelse med rolle som en konge eller leder. Med andre ord enten et urmenneske eller i mest ekstreme fall(?) en sideart eller annen art/gren av evolusjonen enn oss. Noen mener fra andre planeter men der tror jeg eventyrgrensen setter inn, uten at jeg vet det sikkert.
"Enki was considered a god of life and replenishment, and was often depicted with two streams of water emanating from his shoulders, one the Tigris, the other the Euphrates. Alongside him were trees symbolising the female and male aspects of nature, each holding the female and male aspects of the 'Life Essence', which he, as apparent alchemist of the gods, would masterfully mix to create several beings that would live upon the face of the earth."
<a name="cite_ref-autogenerated1_18-0"></a><a name="cite_ref-19"></a> Enki and later Ea were apparently depicted, sometimes, like Adam, as a man covered with the skin of a fish, and this representation, as likewise the name of his temple E-apsu, "house of the watery deep", points decidedly to his original character as a god of the waters (see Oannes). Around the excavation of the 18 shrines found on the spot, thousands of carp bones were found, consumed possibly in feasts to the god.
Of his cult at Eridu, which goes back to the oldest period of Mesopotamian history, nothing definite is known except that his temple was also associated with Ninhursag's temple which was called Esaggila, "the lofty head house" (E, house, sag, head, ila, high; or Akkadian goddess = Ila), a name shared with Marduk's temple in Babylon, pointing to a staged tower or ziggurat (as with the temple of Enlil at Nippur, which was known as E-kur (kur, hill)), and that incantations, involving ceremonial rites in which water as a sacred element played a prominent part, formed a feature of his worship.
This seems also implicated in the epic of the hieros gamos or sacred marriage of Enki and Ninhursag (above), which seems an etiological myth of the fertilisation of the dry ground by the coming of irrigation water (from Sumerian a, ab, water or semen).
The early inscriptions of Urukagina in fact go so far as to suggest that the divine pair, Enki and Ninki, were the progenators of seven pairs of gods, including Enki as god of Eridu, Enlil of Nippur, and Su'en (or Sin) of Ur, and were themselves the children of An (sky, heaven) and Ki (earth). The pool of the Abzu at the front of his temple was adopted also at the temple to Nanna (Akkadian Sin) the Moon, at Ur, and spread from there throughout the Middle East. It is believed to remain today as the sacred pool at Mosques, or as the holy water font in Catholic or Eastern Orthodox churches.
<a name="cite_ref-autogenerated1_18-1"></a>Whether Eridu at one time also played an important political role in Sumerian affairs is not certain, though not improbable. At all events the prominence of "Ea" led, as in the case of Nippur, to the survival of Eridu as a sacred city, long after it had ceased to have any significance as a political center.
Myths in which Ea figures prominently have been found in Assurbanipal's library, and in the Hattusas archive in Hittite Anatolia. As Ea, Enki had a wide influence outside of Sumer, being equated with El (at Ugarit) and possibly Yah (at Ebla) in the Canaanite 'ilhm pantheon, he is also found in Hurrian and Hittite mythology, as a god of contracts, and is particularly favourable to humankind.
Amongst the Western Semites, it is thought that Ea was equated to the term *hyy (life), referring to Enki's waters as life giving. Enki/Ea is essentially a god of civilization, wisdom, and culture. He was also the creator and protector of man, and of the world in general."
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