The Sumerian saga Gilgamesh, Enkidu and the netherworld, corresponds more closely to the Hebrew account of the original Lightbearer / Serpent and his cloned replacement seed than the Greek version of Cronus and Zeus.
In those days, in those distant days, in those nights, in those remote nights, in those years, in those distant years; in days of yore, when the necessary things had been brought into manifest existence…when the necessary things had been for the first time properly cared for…when the heavens had been separated from the earth…when the fame [status] of mankind had been established,
- when An [Ani / YHVH] had taken the heavens for himself,
- despite Lucifer’s rebel alliance war attempting to take it over
- At that time, there was a single [meaning not the only, but a unique] tree….
- The tree of the knowledge of good and evil
- At its roots, a snake immune to incantations made itself a nest. In its branches, the Anzud bird settled
- the conjoined earthly serpent/dragon and his overshadowing hyperdimensional counterpart depicted as a winged creature
- A woman, respectful of An’s words, was walking along; a woman, respectful of Enlil’s words,
- Obviously the pagan version faults YHVH and Adam and supports the rebellious woman
- was walking along, and took the tree…but not with my hands….using my feet but not my hands...
- How closely the Sumerian version acknowledges the biblical! “God hath said…neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” (Genesis 3:3)
- the young warrior [i.e. new generation of warring angels] Utu , however, did not stand by her in the matter…
- by staying clear of this matter this clever being does not risk the same consequence as the perpetrator, cleverly plotting to replace him.
- When Enki [currently known as Earth Lord, formerly known as the Sun God] set sail for the nether world [of perpetual darkness,..
- When dawn was breaking…the horizon became bright…[What a relief! We still have sunlight, because]
- Utu[the new Sun God] had left his bedchamber
Utu the Sumerian sun god was believed to emerge from the doors of Heaven every day at dawn and ride across the sky in his chariot before returning to the “interior of heaven” through a set of doors in the far west every evening.
This is in blatant mimicry of the Hebrew son of God.
“The heavens declare the glory of God…In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and…His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it.”(Psalm 19:1-6)
In the image above two gods are holding the doors open for Utu. Note also how he is depicted with a weapon in his hand and his foot on the earth, a stance of conquering,.
“I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them…yea, they are fallen under my feet…them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.” (II Samuel 21:33-40)
“Thou (God) has put all things in subjection under his [son’s] feet.” (Hebrews 2:8)
[S]ince cuneiform was first deciphered by scholars around 150 years ago, the script has only yielded its secrets to a small group of people who can read it. Some 90% of cuneiform texts remain untranslated…The challenge is finding enough people who can read them.
“we [in opposition to them] have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty…We have also a more sure [than eyewitness] – word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture [unlike the multitude of variations of pagan accounts and current archeological interpretations)]is of any private interpretation.” (II Peter 1:16-20)
When Peter wrote his letter, the pagan religious texts and rituals were mysteries known only to a few, like the Druze religion that persists to this day. The Sumerian religion also continues to be a mystery.
The real mystery is why anyone would put stock in ancient records which are so unreliable, in contrast to the persistently present Bible with the reliability and validity of a myriad of fulfilled prophecies, the only basis for believing the prophecies not yet come true.
“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up…But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings…and ye shall tread down the wicked.” (Malachi 4:1-3)
In the meantime, Hesiod’s Greek theogony aligns the Greek Zeus, one of The Old Gods carried over from the earliest time in human history, with Utu.
The names of many Greek gods are based in the archaic Greek language, but Zeus’ is actually the exception. He’s one of the only Greek deities whose name can actually be traced back beyond the Greek language itself, all the way to Proto-Indo-European origins…
The Indo-European language family is the largest in the world today, with members ranging from Spanish to Russian to Punjabi to Persian to Greek and, of course, to English. Yes, all of those languages (and about 450 others) are related, and their common ancestry is a lost language of the Stone Age called Proto-Indo-European.
In the Proto-Indo-European language, dyeus…literally meant ”to shine”, a verb used to describe the action of the Sun…”Zeus” is…Latinized as dyeus (or sometimes the spelling variations of dieus or deiuo)…the root word from which the Latin deus was derived, translated through Germanic cultures into the word ”God”…
Dyeus (with a capital D) was a deity of the Proto-Indo-European people…a direct personification of the bright and clear daytime sky… In fact, in this sense, Dyeus may most directly be translated as ”Sky Father”.
Clearly the new languages preserved the originating characteristics of the prototypical Sumerian god Utu:“to shine (verb) sun (noun)”
When we overlay the Sumerian Utu with the Greek Zeus who overthrew and imprisoned his 1st generation father Cronus / Lucifer, we understand why the ancient Sumerian priests were so successful in promoting his worship.
As powerful as Lucifer was, any god who could overpower him must be unbeatable. Worship of Utu by that name lasted for well over 3,000 years, until the end of post-flood Mesopotamian culture. It then continued by the name of Zeus to this day.
[Zeus] was respected as an allfather who was chief of the gods and assigned roles to the others: “Even the gods who are not his natural children address him as Father, and all the gods rise in his presence.” He was equated with many foreign weather gods, permitting Pausanias to observe “That Zeus is king in heaven is a saying common to all men“.
As nations migrated from the Cradle of Civilization, his name was naturally translated into the different languages that developed, but his identifying characteristics as the sun god remained the same in all the cultures. This provides strong validation of a once common culture – one nation under one god.
Called Shamash in the Akkadian language of Sargon’s Assyrian Empire, he is typically portrayed with signature rays of light around the head and on the hat, and the sun disk. Of course, as super powerful being he is also portrayed as a giant.
Moving east by a short trip by sea to the Indian subcontinent, we find Surya is an ancient Hindu god of the sun, light, day and wisdom.
Further east still by a long and arduous overland trip to Tibet, China and Japan we find a deva, or son of a god, named Marici in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, that goes by other names in the multitude of Eastern religions and sects. The origins of Marici are obscure; however, appear to be an amalgamation of
Indian and Iranian antecedents spanning 1500 years.
To the northeast, (colder so more clothes) Istanu is the Hittite Sun god of Heaven who rode across the heavens and was the patron deity of judges / arbiters of life and death, He was the foremost oath god in interstate covenants as well as the god of law and truth, identified on the royal seals by the winged solar disc.
Moving further north into Europe the Celtic sun god is called Belenus,“The Shining One”, as a descriptive. His festival is Beltine (Fire of Bel), modern Sabbat of Beltane celebrated in earnest by Wiccans on May 1 and apparently ignorantly by most others during May Day festivities, in the same way December 25 is celebrated by Christians as the birth of the sun god.
There is an interesting Indo-European link with the wild boar which is also part of the Celtic Belenus’ entourage.
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas, which is not so far away as the inaccurate global map depicts, Huitzilopochtli is the sun god and deity of war and human sacrifice for the Aztecs, and Inti is the name of the same god for the Incas. The most common origins story of Inti saysthat he is the son of Viracocha, the god of civilization.
Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru still honor the sun god Inti in their stateinsignias.
He is the guardian of the primordial Waters of outer space.
Thor is the Norse equivalent to Zeus. Like Zeus, Thor is also called the god of thunder, lightning, rain, and weather.
“He [Creator] stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing…The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at his reproof…By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.” (Job 26).
Since the gods’ name are actually the titles of their attributes, we should immediately recognize in Zeus son of Cronus (Greek) / Utu son of Enki (Sumerian) the exact same defining attributes as their father “Light Bearer” i.e. Lucifer (Hebrew).
The Roman poet Ovid in The Metamorphoses recounts and validates the biblical version of Satan’s rise to power.
- “When Saturn (Roman name) / Cronus (Greek name) / Enki (Sumerian) / Lucifer (Hebrew) was cast into murky Tartarus,
- Jupiter (Roman) / Zeus (Greek) / Utu (Sumerian) / Satan (Hebrew) seized the throne of the universe.”
The Hebrew account is consistent with Greek and Roman in reporting that he is the seed of his father Lucifer.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer…thou shalt be brought down to hell…prepare [i.e. at some future time] slaughter for his children.” (Isaiah 14:12-21)
As an immortal being he is necessarily propagated via cloning.
“thy seed and…thou shalt bruise [the seed of the woman’s] heel” (Genesis 3:15)
“the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan” (Revelation 12:9)
The Bible endorses the pagan account of Zeus / Utu as being identical to his father Lucifer AKA Cronus / Enki, with multiple descriptors provided in II Thessalonians 2.
- that man of sin – “if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire” (Genesis 4:7)
- the son of perdition / destruction, ruin, loss, perishing; eternal ruin. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God – “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer…For thou hast said in thine heart, will be like the most High! Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell” (Isaiah 14:12-15)
- iniquity as a mystery – secret, of which initiation is necessary, “Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.” (Revelation 17:5)
- that Wicked – lawless, outlaw, outside the protection of the lawgiver
“the god of this world” (II Corinthians 4:4)
“the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2)
He is called the Devil (English) / Slanderer / (Hebrew), still using the same strategy as his father’s in the Garden of Eden – “lie in wait to deceive.” (Ephesian 4:14), not only of God to humans but of humans to God.
“there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them…And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?…thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.” (Job 1)
he shewed me Joshua / Yeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan…And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying…Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee.” (Zechariah 3:1-4)
His most well-known characteristic with humanity is Adversary (Hebrew) / Satan (English).
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith…” (I Peter 5:8-9)
Satan’s power comes from plundering his enemy’s resources. “[Zeus] was always getting into one or another fight with the different gods and creatures of the Greek universe.”
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels… the great dragon…called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.” (Revelation 12:3-9)
He is darkness, chaos, confusion, deception and destruction, the opposite of the true light that lightens the world.
“darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: BUT the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.” (Isaiah 60:2-3)
In English, Zeus / Utu is the Antichrist to the true Christ / YHVH’s Ordained Savior.
“Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness.” (II Corinthians 11:45-15)
“there shall arise false Christs…believe it not. For as the light[ning] cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be….Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened…And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven [light!]:” (Matthew 24:30)
“At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul…I am Jesus / Yeshua / YHVH’s Savior... rise…for I have appeared unto thee…to make thee a minister and a witness… [to] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee.” (Acts 26:13-15)
He is called the tempter because he attacks God’s people through temptation, seducing us through our existing desire for comfort, security, attention, money, power or whatever particular selfish desire we may have.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
“Then was Yahweh’s Savior / Yeshua led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said,
- If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread…
- Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone…
- Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then saith Yahweh’s Savior / Yeshua unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” (Matthew 4:1-11)
He persistently attacks the sons of God until such time in history when “the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet” (Romans 16:20)
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him…the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (Revelation 12:9-11)
God frankly plays this off against Satan to discipline his children.
“It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife…concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Yahweh’s Savior/Yeshua Messiah/Jesus Christ..deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” (I Cor 5:1-5) [And it worked, according to the followup letter:] Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. So…forgive him, and comfort him…confirm your love toward him.” (II Corinthians 2:6-8)
“And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (II Corinthians 12:7-8)
“being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (Romans 5:1-5)