The Anunnaki are ancient Mesopotamian deities that appear in the mythological traditions of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians. The word “Anunnaki” is often translated as “those who from the heavens came” or “princely offspring” in Sumerian. These deities were considered to be powerful and sometimes capricious beings who played key roles in the creation of humanity and the establishment of early civilizations.
The most well-known source of information about the Anunnaki comes from the Sumerian cuneiform texts, which include myths, epics, and hymns. The most famous of these texts is the “Enuma Elish,” the Babylonian creation epic. According to these texts, the Anunnaki were a group of deities led by the chief god Anu, who was later replaced by Enlil and Enki. Anu was considered the god of the heavens, Enlil the god of the air and storms, and Enki the god of wisdom and freshwater.
One story in Sumerian mythology involves the creation of humans by the Anunnaki. According to the myth, the goddess Nammu, associated with the primordial waters, gave birth to An, Enlil, and Enki. Enki and Nammu then created humans from clay to serve the gods and carry out their tasks.
The Anunnaki were ancient Mesopotamian deities mentioned in Sumerian and Babylonian mythology, playing roles in the creation of humanity and the early development of civilization. Stay tuned for the next article that will show similarities between Anunnaki gods and gods from other civilizations. I use god with a lowercase g because in my opinion they were advanced beings but not a supreme god head… yes they had more of an awareness than us, but to use the term God represents a hierarchy that could be based on a distortion of how we perceived these advanced beings. Check out our upcoming events for deep dives on our ancient connection to beings from the stars.