Chapter 14: When The Gods Fled From Earth

…What was this Deluge, whose raging waters swept over Earth?

…The Old Testament is a masterpiece of literary brevity and precision. The words are always well chosen to convey precise meanings; the verses are to the point; their order is purposeful; their length is no more than is absolutely needed. It is noteworthy that the whole story from Creation through the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden is told in eighty verses. The complete record of Adam and his line, even when told separately for Cain and his line and Seth, Enosh, and their line, is managed in fifty eight verses. But the story of the Great Flood merited no less than eighty seven verses. It was, by any editorial standard, a "major story." No mere local event, it was a catastrophe affecting the whole of Earth, the whole of Mankind. The Mesopotamian texts clearly state that the "four corners of the Earth" were affected.

…There were the events and the cities and the people before the Deluge, and the events and cities and people after the Deluge. There were all the deeds of the gods and the Kingship that they lowered from Heaven before the Great Flood, and the course of godly and human events when Kingship was lowered again to Earth after the Great Flood. It was the great time divider.

…No, the Deluge was no local occurrence or periodic inundation. It was by all counts an Earthshaking event of unparalleled magnitude, a catastrophe the likes of which neither Man nor gods experienced before or since.

Some questions regarding the Deluge:

…Why was the launching of a space vehicle from Sippar the signal to Utnapishtim to enter and seal the ark? Where were the gods when the waters covered even the highest mountains? And, Why did they so cherished the roasted meat sacrifice offered by Noah/Utnapishtim?

…As we proceed to find the answers to these and other questions, we shall find that the Deluge was not a premeditated punishment brought about by the gods at their exclusive will. We shall discover that though the Deluge was a predictable event, it was an unavoidable one, a natural calamity in which the gods played not an active but a passive role. We will also show that the secret the gods swore to was a conspiracy against Mankind – to withhold from the Earthlings the information they had regarding the coming avalanche of water so that, while the Nefilim saved themselves, Mankind should perish.

…After describing the hard work of the Anunnaki, their mutiny, and the ensuing creation of the Primitive Worker, the epic relates how Man ( as we also know from the biblical version) began to procreate and multiply. In time, Mankind began to upset Enlil.

Enlil, once again cast as the prosecutor of Mankind – then ordered a punishment. We would expect now to read of the coming Deluge. But not so. Surprisingly, Enlil did not even mention a Deluge or any similar watery ordeal. Instead, he called for the decimation of Mankind through pestilence and sicknesses.

This failed, through the intervention of Atra-Hasis, believed to be Utnapishtim, whom Enki called "the exceedingly wise", which in Akkadian is atra-hasis.

Enlil complained bitterly to the gods that "the people have not diminished; they are more numerous than before!"

…He then proceeded to outline the extermination of Mankind through starvation. "Let supplies be cut off from the people; in their bellies, let fruit and vegetables be wanting." The famine was to be achieved through natural forces, by a lack of rain and failing irrigation.

…Even the sources of sea food were to disappear. Enki was ordered to "draw the bolt, bar the sea," and "guard" its food away from the people.

…By the sixth "passing", (a year of Anu) cannibalism was rampant.

When the sixth sha-at-tam arrived
they prepared the daughter for a meal
the child they prepared for food….
one house devoured the other.

The gods went to Assembly, and after much argument:

…The reaction of Enki was outstanding:

The god got fed up with the sitting;
in the Assembly of the Gods,
laughter overcame him.

…But he (Enlil) said, there was still a chance to doom Mankind. A "killing flood" was in the offing. The approaching catastrophe had to be kept a secret from the people. He called on the Assembly to swear themselves to secrecy and, most important, to "bind prince Enki by an oath."

Enlil opened his mouth to speak
and addressed the Assembly of all the gods:
"Come, all of us, and take an oath
regarding the Killing Flood!"

Anu swore first; Enlil swore; his sons swore with him."

…At first Enki refused to take the oath. "Why will you bind me with an oath?" "Am I to raise my hands against my own humans?" But he was finally forced to take the oath. But Enki, subtly, spoke to Noah/Utnapishtim and the story is remarkably told in The Twelfth Planet. Utnapishtim, was warned of the Killing Flood.

Enki provided him with precise instructions regarding the boat, its measurements, and its construction. Steeped in bible stories, we imagine this "ark" as a very large boat, with decks and superstructures. But the biblical term – teba – stems from the root "sunken," and it must be concluded that Enki instructed his Noah to construct a submersible boat – a submarine.

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The photos above and below are from those suffering areas of the world we know today. But in the pre-Deluvial days, when Enlil was in command of this planet, not happy with the ways of man, he manipulated the elements to cause Famine and Sickness…so that man would die… As this attempt failed, the Deluge, kept in secret from Mankind, was the next step…


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There is archaeological proof that in ancient times Cannibalism existed. These bones held in the person’s hands are from Easter Island and show signs of Cannibalism.


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Unknown author.


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Depictions of the Deluge, by Dore


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Mount Ararat


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Noah offers a sacrifice when leaving the Ark. The “gods” were attracted by the aromas and came down, (from their spacecraft). The “gods” had been deprived from food during the rains of the Deluge and the settling of the waters….as explained in The 12th Planet.

…The Akkadian text quotes Enki as calling for a boat "roofed over and below," hermetically sealed with "tough pitch." There were to be no decks, no openings, "so that the sun shall not see inside." It was to be a boat "like an Apsu boat," a sulili; it is the very term used nowadays in Hebrew (soleleth) to denote a submarine.

Noah’s father had hoped that his birth signaled the end of a long time of suffering. The people’s problem was a draught – the absence of rain, the shortage of water. Who in his right mind would have thought that they were to perish in an avalanche of water?

…Yet if the humans could not read the signs, the Nefilim could. To them, the Deluge was not a sudden event; though it was unavoidable, they detected its coming. Their scheme to destroy Mankind rested not on an active but on a passive role by the gods. They did not cause the Deluge; they simply connived to withhold from the Earthlings the fact of its coming.

…Aware, however, of the impending calamity, and of its global impact, the Nefilim took steps to save their own skins. With Earth about to be engulfed by water, they could go in only one direction for protection: skyward. When the storm that preceded the Deluge began to blow, the Nefilim took to their shuttlecraft, and remained in Earth orbit until the waters began to subside.

…The day of the Deluge, we will show, was the day the gods fled from Earth.

…The sign for which Utnapishtim had to watch, upon which he was to join all other in the ark and seal it, was this:

When Shamash,
who orders a trembling at dusk,
will shower down a rain of eruptions –
board thou the ship,
batten up the entrance!

…Though the Nefilim were prepared for the Deluge, its coming was a frightening experience: "The noise of the Deluge… set the gods trembling." But when the moment to leave Earth arrived, the gods, "shrinking back, ascended to the heavens of Anu."

…Orbiting Earth, the Nefilim saw a scene of destruction that affected them deeply…. Crammed into their spacecraft, the gods strained to see what was happening on the planet from which they had just blasted off.

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MS 2950, Atra-Hasis, the Babylonian flood story. Babylonia, 1900-1700 BC.

Tablet III of the Atra-Hasis epic describes the conditions on board where some of the Anunnaki shared accommodations with the Mother Goddess:

The Anunnaki, great gods,
were sitting in thirst, in hunger….
Ninti wept and spent her emotion;
she wept and eased her feelings.
The gods wept with her for the land.
She was overcome with grief,
she thirsted for beer.
Where she sat, the gods sat weeping;
crouching like sheep at a trough.
Their lips were feverish with thirst,
They were suffering cramp from hunger.

…The orders to the Nefilim became clear: Abandon Earth, "ascend up to Heaven." It was a time when the Twelfth Planet was nearest Earth, within the asteroid belt ("Heaven"), as evidence by the fact that Anu was able to attend personally the crucial conference shortly before the Deluge.

Enki was obviously in yet another spacecraft, or else he would have disclosed to the others that he had managed to save the seed of Mankind. No doubt he had other reasons to feel less gloomy, for the evidence suggests that he had also planned the encounter at Ararat.

…The Nefilim, as we have shown, used the peaks of Ararat as landmarks from the very beginning. As the highest peaks in that part of the world, they could be expected to reappear first from under the mantle of water. Since Enki, "The Wise One, the All Knowing," certainly could figure that much out, we can surmise that he had instructed his servant to guide the ark toward Ararat, planning the encounter from the very beginning.

…From Berossus’s version of the Flood, as reported by the Greek Abydenus, relates (excerpt):

Sisithros (which is atra-hasis reversed), was instructed to "sail immediately to Armenia"- to the land of Ararat.

…What was this catastrophe – predictable yet unavoidable? An important key to unlocking the puzzle of the Deluge is the realization that it was not a single, sudden event, but a climax of a chain of events. Unusual pestilences affecting man and beast and a severe drought preceded the ordeal by water – a process that lasted, according to the Mesopotamian sources, seven passings or sar’s. These phenomena could be accounted for only climatic changes. Such changes have been associated in Earth’s past with the recurring ice ages and interglacial stages that had dominated Earth’s immediate past. Reduced precipitation, falling sea and lake levels, and the drying up of subterranean water sources have been the hallmarks of an approaching ice age. Since the Deluge which abruptly ended those conditions was followed by the Sumerian civilization and our own present, postglacial age, the glaciation in question, could only have been the last one.

…Of the many theories advanced by the scientists, we are intrigued by the one suggested by Dr. John T. Hollin of the University of Maine. He contended the Antarctic ice sheet periodically breaks loose and slips into the sea, creating an abrupt and enormous tidal wave!

…In 1964, A.T. Wilson of Victoria University in New Zealand offered the theory that ice ages ended abruptly in such slippages, not only in the Antarctic but also in the Arctic. We feel that the various texts and facts gathered by us justify a conclusion that the Deluge was the result of such slippage into the Antarctic waters of billions of tons of ice, bringing an abrupt end to the last ice age.

…The Epic of Gilgamesh is specific about the direction from which the storm came: It came from the south. Clouds, winds, rain, and darkness indeed preceded the tidal wave which first tore down the "posts of Nergal" in the Lower World…

…How could the Nefilim predict when the Deluge would burst out of Antarctica?

…The Mesopotamia texts, we know, related the Deluge and the climatic changes preceding it to seven "passings" -undoubtedly meaning the periodic passage of the Twelfth Planet in Earth’s vicinity.

…Could it be that the Nefilim, observing the climatic changes and the instability of the Antarctic ice sheet, realized that the next, seventh "passing" of the Twelfth Planet would trigger the impending catastrophe?

…Ancient texts show that it was so.

There are several hymns from ancient texts which tell of the passing of the Twelfth Planet and attest that he was the triggering factor of the Deluge.

Mr. Sitchin also quotes from the Bible in this regard, Psalm 29; Psalm 77; Psalm 104.

…The words of the prophet Amos are even more explicit:

Woe unto you that desire the Day of the Lord;
To what end is it for you?
For the Day of the Lord is darkness and no light….
Turneth morning into death’s shadow,
Maketh the day dark as night;
Calleth forth the waters of the sea
and poureth them upon the face of the Earth.

…These, then, were the events that took place "in olden days." "Day of the Lord" was the day of the "Deluge."

Mr. Sitchin ends this chapter with an "Event" chart, commencing at 445,000 years ago, when the Nefilim, led by Enki, arrive on Earth from the Twelfth Planet. Eridu – Earth Station I – is established in southern Mesopotamia. Following the moves of the Nefilim accompanied by climatic changes, with the climax at 13,000 years ago, when the Deluge sweeps over Earth, abruptly ending the ice age.

Continue to Chapter 15: Kingship On Earth

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