Posts Tagged ‘Babylon’

Sumerian god Ea with horns, fleurdelis, river, fish, winged lion[/caption]By now, most everyone has heard about the Annunaki, the star people documented in the architecture of ancient Sumeria, whose interactions with the humanoids then existent might have taken humanity in a new direction. A theory I’ve never heard before, is that in addition to visiting Sumer, in the area of Iraq, or what we know as “the Cradle of Civilization”, the Tigris-Euphrates River Valley, alien gods of the Akkadians may have also visited the ancient peoples of India, as well as Egypt, and even Peru.

Of the trinity of three gods of the Sumerians, Enlil the oldest male ruled Babylonia and the Tigris-Euphrates Rivers, 3500 BCE – 2000 BCE. Nenlil, the female sister, ruled the Indus-Ganges River area of north India, the Harappan and Aryan Vedic civilization 3000 BCE – 150 BCE. Nenlil’s granddaughter, Inana, ruled the Vedic Aryans, who knew her as the goddess Kali. Enki, the youngest male sibling ruled the Nile River between ancient Egypt 2920 BCE – 1100 BCE, to Nubia 591 BCE – 325 AD and Aksum 200 BCE – 700 AD. It is also thought descendents of Enki might have travelled to Peru and appeared as the god Quetzlcoatl to ancient peoples there.

Enlil’s son Marduk will rule Babylon for a time. In the annals of history, the records show him with the Indian name Ahuru Mazda. He is often shown with his farqvahar or flying winged disc. Marduk will become the father of Zoroaster. He will also do battle with the gods and goddesses of India, and eventually kills Anana Kali, his distant relative.

Enki will father a son called Ningish Zida, who rules Egypt after him, head of a lineage of pharohs. Ningish Zida is also thought to have fled Egypt and travelled to South America, where his flights over the Nazca plains will be documented with the famous lines on the ground.

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Well. If you can put aside your initial skepticism, and your mind’s chastising you for venturing outside provincial history textbooks, the following series of videos is interesting and rationally presented. Just as we discover that the further we go into the substructure of atomic particles, the more dimensions there are and the less we seem to know, the same is true of ancient history. The more we learn of ancient people, and even the origins of the human race itself, the less it seems we know, and the more we fear to discover.

As an artist myself, with interest in physical depictions, and how the process of what is seen becomes represented as painted wall art, or carved petroglyph lines, or three-dimensional sculpture, it is interesting to me to find physical objects becoming represented as symbols, and these symbols finding correspondence in different cultures. Ancient codexes or comic books, painted with burnt sticks of carbon or Apple iPads, art doesn’t lie! People may not like it, but artists only paint what they see. Cultures may transmute and codify art into symbols, and the idea of beauty may change through the ages, and thus a heavy-set, big-breasted and bumpy model of a primitive Venus, becomes an anorexic photoshopped version of a Cosmopolitan woman in the 20th century. And while the Greeks glorified female beauty and put woman up on a pedestal, Picasso brought her back to a primitive and jagged Mademoiselle d’Avignon.

Still, birds are birds, be they herons, ducks, Phoenixs, or feathered Quetlcoatls. And wings are wings, although sometimes it is hard to determine whether they are attached to angels, aliens, bees, or flying machines. Snakes are snakes, until they seem to become dragons or dinosaurs or staircases on zigurats, jagged bolts of lightning, or wavy rivers. Fish are just fish, and look like sturgeons, dolphin, or salmon, unless they are scaled, skinned, and worn by mermen… Palms are palms, until they become multi-branched deciduous-looking “Yggdrasil” or the Tree of Life of the Kaballah; and flowers are just flowers, until they take on the significance of the three-petaled iris or Fleur-de-lis, the five-petaled rose or cinquefoil, or the multi-petaled lotus… Lions, tigers, and boars, oh my…

This series of over eight films, is best viewed with a skeptical, but open mind — if not a sense of humor. And yet there is wonder and awe, at the mystery of it all, and appreciation that so much is still unknown to us.

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Windows of the World

Over 60% of the curtain wall system, representing nearly 7900 panels, have been installed to date on the World Trade Center. Picture by @WTCProgress

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