Welcome to the fifth part of The Sumerian Epic! Today, we explore the legends found in the Sumerian Tablets further, by getting into the myths and ideas surrounding the creation of humanity. The tablets tell us that it was the Sumerian God “Enki”, along with his wife Ninhursag (also Damkina/Ninmah) who created humanity, by mixing “divine blood” with the “clay of the earth”.
There are in fact a number of sources that reveal remarkable stories in the creation of humanity, including “Enki and Ninmah”, which speaks of several failed attempts to make humans at first, until we, at last, see the perfect human. This is also reflected in “The Atrahasis”, in which Enki and Ninhursag create 14 humans, 7 males, and 7 females at the exact same time, who run rampant across the earth until Enlil decides to wipe them out with a flood.
What’s especially curious, is the correlations to the bible. In the story called “Enki and Ninhursag”, we see Enki eating 8 “Forbidden Plants” in a sacred paradise land, and while he is being healed, several goddesses come out of his body. The one who comes from his Rib is called “Ninti”, whose name means Goddess of life. This is clearly reflected in the stories in Genesis, where Eve is created from Adam’s rib, and her name actually means “Life”.
Along with these mysteries, we discuss today, we must ask… Is there any evidence to support that these events actually took place in our ancient past? Throughout this exciting chapter, join us and discover the ancient African ruins that are thought today by some to be the remnants of gold mines!
Along with that, we also explore our own genetic history, which suggests the first humans truly did arise in Africa nearly 200,000 years ago, exactly when the Sumerian Tablet stories say that it all happened.
As we dive deeper and deeper into The Sumerian Epic, more and more is revealed about the true nature of our origins, or at the very least, the origins of the world's most prominent religions and belief systems today.
Thank you for watching, and we’ll see you again soon for the next installment in the series!
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