Chapter 6: The Cosmic Connection: DNA

“…Even before television, courtroom dramas have titillated many and trials made history. We have come a long way from the biblical rule, “by two witnesses shall the verdict be.” From eyewitnesses court evidence has moved to documentary evidence, to forensic evidence, and – what seems at the moment as the epitome – to DNA evidence.

“…Having discovered that all life is determined by tiny bits of nucleic acids that spell out heredity and individuality on chains called chromosomes, modern science has attained the capability of reading those entwined DNA letters to distinguish their unique, individually spelled “words.” Using DNA reading to prove guilt or innocence has become the highlight of courtroom dramas.

“…An unmatched feat of twentieth-century sophistication? No, a feat of 100th-century sophistication in the past – a court drama from 10,000 B.C.

“…The ancient celebrated case took place in Egypt, at a time when gods and not yet men reigned over the land; and it concerned not men but the gods themselves… The [second] time Seth resorted to foul play to rid of Osiris (Isis’ son), he cut Osiris into fourteen pieces, Isis located the dispersed pieces and put them together, and mummified Osiris to start the Afterlife legend. She missed, however, the god’s phallus which she could not find, for Seth had disposed of it so that Osiris would have no heir.

“…Determined to have one so that he would avenge his father, Isis appealed to Thoth, the Keeper of Divine Secrets, to help her. Extracting the “essence” of Osiris from the dead god’s available parts, Thoth helped Isis impregnate herself and give birth to a son, Horus.

“…The “essence” (not “seed”!), we now know, was what we nowaday call DNA – the genetic nuclei acids that form chains on the chromosomes, chains that are arranged in base pairs in a double helix. At conception, when the male sperm enters the female egg, the entwined double helixes separate, and one strand from the male combines with one strand from the female to form a new double-helixed DNA for their offspring. It is thus essential not only to bring together the two double-helixed DNAs, but also to attain a separation – an unwinding – of the double strands, and then a recombining of only one strand from each source into the new entwined double-helixed DNA.

“…Isis raised the boy (Horus) in secret… So one day, to Seth’s utter surprise, Horus appealed before the Council of the Great Gods and announced that he was the son and heir of Osiris… Was the young god really the son of the dead Osiris?

“…Seth asked the deliberation to be recessed… and invited Horus to “pass a happy day in my house,” and Horus agreed. But Seth, who had once tricked Osiris to his death, had new treachery in mind:

When it was eventide,
the bed was spread for them,
and the twain lay thereon…


Mr. Sitchin relates here Seth’s intention to introduce his semen into Horus body, and Seth believed he had been successful. So at the Council of Gods he made the announcement, that now Horus had his semen, therefore he would be a successor of Seth rather than a front-runner.

But Horus, had avoided Seth’s semen enter his body and rather next morning showing it to his mother Isis, she had Horus place his own semen on a lettuce… a favorite breakfast food of Seth… unknowingly Seth ate it, and therefore it was Horus semen in him and not otherwise! The gods turned to Thoth, and Horus was examined and was found no traces of Seth’s DNA after examining Seth’s semen.

Then Thoth examined Seth and found he indeed had ingested the DNA of Horus.

“…Acting as a forensic expert in a modern court, but evidently armed with technical abilities which we are yet to attain, he submitted the DNA analysis results to the Council of the Gods. They voted unanimously to grant the dominion over Egypt to Horus.

“…(Seth’s refusal to yield the dominion led to what we have termed the First Pyramid War, in which Horus enlisted, for the first time, humans in a war between the gods. We have detailed those events in The Wars of Gods and Men).

“…Recent discoveries in genetics throw light on a persistent and seemingly odd custom of the gods, and at the same time highlight their biogenetic sophistication.

“…In matters of succession, the issue arose again and again (of the wife-sister in the annals of the gods): Who will the successor of the throne be – the Firstborn Son or the Foremost Son, if the latter was born by a half sister and the former not? That issue appears to have dominated and dictated the course of events on Earth from the moment Enlil joined Enki on this planet, and the rivalry was continued by their sons Ninurta and Marduk, respectively). In Egyptian tales of the gods, a conflict for similar reasons reared its head between Ra’s descendants, Seth and Osiris.

“…The rivalry… by all accounts did not begin on Earth. There were similar conflicts of succession on Nibiru, and Anu did not come by his rulership without fights and battles.

“…Like the custom that a widow left without a son could demand the husband’s brother to “know” her as a surrogate husband and give her a son, so did the Anunnaki’s rules of succession, giving priority to a son by a half sister find their way into the customs of Abraham and his descendants…

“…The marrying of a half sister as a wife was prevalent among the Pharaohs of Egypt, as a means both to legitimize the king’s reign and the succession. The custom was even found among the Inca kings of Peru, so much so that the occurrence of calamities during a certain king’s reign was attributed to his marrying a woman who was not his half sister. The Inca customs had its roots in the Legends and Beginnings of the Andean peoples, whereby the god Viracocha created four brothers and four sisters who intermarried and were guided to various lands… That was why Inca kings – providing they had been born of a succession of brother-sister royal couples – could claim direct lineage to the Creator God Viracocha.

“…In The Lost Realms we have identified him (Viracocha) as the Mesopotamian god Adad = the Hittite god Teshub, and pointed to many other similarities, besides the brother-sister customs, between the Andean cultures and those of the ancient Near East.

“…The persistence of the brother-sister intermarriage and the seemingly totally out of proportion significance attached to it, among gods and mortals alike, is puzzling. The custom on the face of it appears to be more than a localized “let’s keep the throne in the family” attitude, and at worst the courting of genetic degradation. Why, then, the lengths to which the Anunnaki… went to attain a son by such a union? What was so special about the genes of a half sister – the daughter, let us keep in mind, of the male’s mother but definitely not of the father?

“…As we search for the answer, it will help to note other biblical practices affecting the mother/father issues. It is customary to refer to the period of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph as the Patriarchal Age, and when asked most people would say that the history related in the Old Testament has been presented from a male-oriented viewpoint. Yet the fact is that it was the mothers, not the fathers, who controlled the act that, in the ancients’ view, gave the subject of the tale its status of “being” – the naming of the child. Indeed, not only a person but a place, a city, a land, were not deemed to have come into being until they were given a name.

“…In the important matter of naming a son (going back to the beginning of time), it was either the gods themselves or the mother whose privilege it was. We thus find that when the Elohim created Homo sapiens, it was them who named the new being “Adam” (Genesis 5:2). But when Man was given the ability to procreate on his own, it was Eve – not Adam – who had the right and privilege of naming their first male child Cain (Genesis 4:1).

“…The Sumerian texts do not provide this kind of information. We do not know, for example, who named Gilgamesh – his mother the goddess or his father the High Priest. But the tale of Gilgamesh provides an important clue to the solution of the puzzle at hand: the importance of the mother in determining the son’s hierarchical standing.

Gilgamesh, in his search for the longevity of the gods, approached the spaceport in the Sinai peninsula, and was asked questions about his identity, as the “dreaded spotlight that sweeps the mountains” had not harmed him, and the guards became curious, as the spotlight would have killed a mortal.

“…Indeed he was immune to the death rays because his body was of the “flesh of the gods.” He was, he explained, not just a demigod – he was “two-thirds divine,” because it was not his father but his mother who was a goddess, one of the female Anunnaki.

“…Here, we believe, is the key to the puzzle of the succession rules and other emphasis on the mother. It is through her that an extra “qualifying dose” was given to the hero or the heir (be it Anunnaki or patriarchal).

“…This seemed to make no sense even after the discovery, in 1953, of the double-helix structure of DNA and the understanding how the two strands unwind and separate so that only one strand from the female egg and one strand from the male sperm recombine, making the offspring a fifty-fifty image of its parents. Indeed, this understanding, while explaining the demigod claims, defied the inexplicable claim of Gilgamesh to be two-thirds divine.

“…It was not until the 1980s that the ancient claims began to make sense. This came with the discovery that in addition to the DNA stored in the cells of both males and females in the double-helix structures on the chromosome stems, forming the cell’s nucleus, there was another kind of DNA that floats in the cell outside the nucleus. Given the designation Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), it was found to be transmitted only from the mother as is e.g. without splitting and recombining with any DNA from the male.

“…In other words, if the mother of Gilgamesh was a goddess, then he had indeed inherited both her half of the regular DNA plus her mtDNA, making him, as he had claimed, two-thirds divine.

“…It was this discovery of the existence and transmittal as is of mtDNA that has enabled scientists, from 1986 on, to trace the mtDNA in modern humans to an “Eve” who had lived in Africa 250,000 years ago.

“…At first scientists believed that the sole function of mtDNA was to act as the cell’s power plant, providing the energy required for the cell’s myriad chemical and biological reactions. But then it was ascertained that the mtDNA was made of “mitochondrions” containing 37 genes arranged in a close circle, like a bracelet; and such a genetic “bracelet” contains over 16,000 base pairs of the genetic alphabet (by comparison, each of the chromosomes making up the cell’s core that are inherited half from each parent contains upward of 100,000 genes and an aggregate of more than three billion base pairs).

“…It took another decade to realize that impairments in the makeup of functions of mtDNA can cause debilitating disorders in the human body, especially of the nervous system, of heart and skeletal muscles, and of the kidneys. In the 1990s researchers found that defects (“mutations”) in mtDNA also disrupt the production of 13 important body proteins, resulting in various severe ailments. A list published in 1997 in Scientific American starts with Alzheimer’s disease and goes on to include a variety of vision, hearing, blood, muscle, bone marrow, heart, kidney, and brain malfunctions.

“…These genetic ailments join a much longer list of bodily malfunctions and dysfunctions that defects in the nuclear DNA can cause. As scientists unravel and understand the “genome” – the complete genetic code – of humans (a feat recently achieved for a single lowly bacterium), the function that each gene performs (and as the other side of the coin, the ailments if it is absent or malfunctions) is steadily becoming known. By not producing a certain protein or enzyme or other key bodily compound, the gene regulating that has been found to cause breast cancer, or hinder bone formation, deafness, loss of eyesight, heart disorders, the excessive gain of weight or the opposite thereof, and so on and on.

“…What is interesting in this regard is that we come across a list of similar genetic defects as we read the Sumerian texts about the creation of the Primitive Worker by Enki with the assistance of Ninmah. The attempt to recombine the strands of hominid DNA with strands of Anunnaki DNA to create the new hybrid being was a process of trial and error, and the beings initially brought about sometimes lacked organs or limbs – or had too many of them… The text called Enki and Ninmah: The Creation of Mankind, besides listing more dysfunctions (rigid hands, paralyzed feet, dripping semen) also depicted Enki as a caring god who, rather than destroying such deformed beings, found some useful life for them. Thus, when one outcome was a man with faulty eyesight, Enki taught him an art that did not require seeing – the art of singing and the playing of the lyre.

“…To all those, the text states, Enki decreed this or that Fate. He then challenged Ninmah to try the genetic engineering on her own. The results were terrible… but as the trial and error continued, Ninmah was able to correct the various defects. Indeed she reached a point that she became so knowledgeable of the Anunnaki/hominid genomes that she boasted that she could make the new being as perfect or imperfect as she wished…

“…We, too, have now reached the stage where we can insert or replace a certain gene whose role we have uncovered, and try to prevent or cure a specific disease or shortcoming. Indeed, a new industry, the biotechnology industry, has sprung up, with a seemingly limitless potential in medicine (and the stock market).

We have even learned to perform what is called transgenic engineering – the transfer of genes between different species, a feat that is achievable because all the genetic material on this planet, from the lowest bacterium to the most complex being (Man), of all living organisms that roam or fly or swim or grow, is made up of the same genetic ABC – the same nucleic acids that formed the “seed” brought into our Solar System by Nibiru.

“…Our genes are, in fact, our cosmic connection.

“…Modern advances in genetics move along two parallel yet interconnected routes. One is to ascertain the human genome, the total genetic makeup of the human being; this involves the reading of a code that although written with just four letters (A-G-C-T, sort of the initials of the names given to the four nucleic acids that make up all DNA) is made up of countless combinations of those letters that then form “words” that combine into “sentences” and “paragraphs” and finally a complete “book of life.” The other research route is to determine the function of each gene, that is an even more daunting task…

“…The ultimate goal of this search for the cause, and thus the cure, of human ailments and deficiencies is twofold: to find the genes that control the body’s physiology and those that control the brain’s neurological functions…

“…In view of such complexities, one wishes that modern scientists would avail themselves of a road map provided by – yes! – the Sumerians. The remarkable advances in astronomy keep corroborating the Sumerian cosmogony and the scientific data provided in the Epic of Creation:

  • the existence of other solar systems
  • highly elliptic orbital paths
  • retrograde orbits
  • catastrophism
  • water on the outer planets – as well as explanations for why Uranus lies on its side
  • the origin of the Asteroid Belt and of the Moon
  • the Earth’s cavity on one side and the continents on the other side


“…All is explained by the scientifically sophisticated tale of Nibiru and the Celestial Battle.

“…Why not then take seriously, as a scientific road map, the other part of the Sumerian creation tales – that of the creation of the Adam?

“The Sumerian texts inform us, first of all, that the “seed of life” – the genetic alphabet – was imparted to Earth by Nibiru during the Celestial Battle, some four billion years ago. If the evolutionary processes on Nibiru began a mere one percent before they were launched on Earth, evolution there had begun forty million years before it started on Earth. It is thus quite plausible that the advanced superhumans, Anunnaki, were capable of space travel half a million years ago. It is also plausible that when they came here, they found on Earth the parallel intelligent beings still at the hominid stage.

“…One must presume that by then the Anunnaki were aware of the complete genome of the Nibiruans, and capable to determine no less of the hominids’ genome as we are by now of ours. What traits, specifically, did Enki and Ninmah choose to transfer from the Anunnaki to the hominids? Both Sumerian texts and biblical verses indicate that while the first humans possessed some (but not all) of the longevity of the Anunnaki, the creator couple deliberately withheld from The Adam the genes of immortality (i.e. the immense longevity of the Anunnaki that parallel Nibiru’s orbital period). What defects, on the other hand, remained hidden in the depths of the recombined genome of the Adam?

“…We strongly believe that were qualified scientists to study in detail the data recorded in the Sumerian texts, valuable biogenetic and medical information could be obtained. An amazing case in point is the deficiency known as Williams Syndrome. Afflicting roughly one in 20,000 births, its victims have a very low IQ verging on retardation, but at the same time they excel in some artistic field. Recent research has discovered that the syndrome resulting in such “idiot savants” (as they are sometimes described) is caused by a minute gap in Chromosome 7, depriving the person of some fifteen genes. One of the frequent impairments is the inability of the brain to recognize what the eyes see – impaired eyesight; one of the most common talents is musical.

But that is exactly the instance recorded in the Sumerian text of the man with impaired eyesight whom Enki taught to sing and play music.

“…The next genetic manipulation (echoed in the Bible in the tale of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden) was the granting of the ability to procreate – the addition of the X (female) and Y (male) chromosomes to the basic 22. Contrary to wide-held beliefs that these two chromosomes have no other functions besides determining the offspring’s sex, recent research has revealed that the chromosomes play wider and more diverse roles. For some reason this astonished the scientists in particular regarding the Y (male) chromosome. Studies published at the end of 1997 under scientific headings as Functional Coherence of the Human Y Chromosome received bold headlines in the press such as Male Chromosome Is Not a Genetic Wasteland, After All (the New York Times, October 28, 1997). (These discoveries confirmed, as an unexpected bonus, that, “Adam,” too, like Eve, had come out of southeastern Africa).

“…Where did Enki – the Nachash – obtained the X and Y chromosomes? And what about the source of the mtDNA? Hints scattered in the Sumerian texts suggest that Ninki, Enki’s spouse, played some crucial role in the final stage of human creation. It was she, Enki decided, who would give the humans the final touch, one more genetic heritage:

The new born’s fate,
thou shalt pronounce;
Ninki would fix upon it
the image of the gods.


“…The words echo the biblical statement that “in their image and after their likeness did the Elohim create The Adam.” And if indeed it was Ninki, Enki’s spouse and mother of Marduk, who was the source of the mtDNA of “Eve,” the importance attached to the sister-wife lineage begins to make sense; for it constituted one more link to Man’s cosmic origins.

“…Clearly identified (in the text of The Legend of Adapa), as a “Son of Eridu,”… he was also called in the text “the son of Ea/Enki…” by a woman other than his spouse. By dint of this lineage, as well as by deliberate action, Adapa was recalled for generations as the Wisest of Men, and was nicknamed the Sage of Eridu.

“…This clash between Fate and Destiny takes us to the moment when Homo sapiens-sapiens appeared. Adapa, too, being the son of a god, asked for immortality. That as we know from the Epic of Gilgamesh, could be obtained by ascending heavenward to the abode of the Anunnaki; and that was what Ea/Enki told Adapa… “He (Enki) made Adapa take the way to heaven…” Enki provided him with correct instructions of how to gain admittance to the throne room of Anu; but also gave him completely wrong instructions on how to behave when he would be offered the Bread of Life and the Water of Life. If you accept them and partake of them, Enki warned Adapa, surely you shall die! And, so misled by his own father, Adapa refused the food and the waters of the gods and ended up subject to his mortal’s Destiny.

“…But Adapa did accept a garment that was brought to him and wrapped himself in it, and did take the oil that was offered to him, and anointed himself with it. Therefore, Anu declared, Adapa would be initiated into the sacred knowledge of the gods. He showed him the celestial expanse, “from the horizon of heaven to heaven’s zenith.” He would be allowed to return to Eridu safe and sound, and there would be initiated by the goddess Ninkarrak into the secrets of “the ills that were allotted to Mankind, the diseases that were wrought upon the bodies of mortals,” and taught by her how to heal such aliments.

“…It would be relevant here to recall the biblical assurances by Yahweh to the Israelites in the wilderness in Sinai. Wandering for three days without any water, they reached a watering hole whose water was unpotable. So God pointed out to Moses a certain tree and told him to throw it into the water, and the water became potable. And Yahweh said to the Israelites: if you shall give ear to my commandments, I shall not impose on thee the illnesses of Egypt; “I Yahweh shall be thy healer” (Exodus 15:26). The promise by Yahweh to act as the healer of his chosen people is repeated in Exodus 23:25, where a specific reference is made to enabling a woman who is barren to bear children…

“…Since we are dealing here with a divine entity, it is safe to assume that we are dealing here also with genetic healing. The incident with the Nefilim, who had found on the eve of the Deluge that the “Daughters of the Adam” were compatible, and sufficiently so to be able to have children together, also involves genetics.

“…Was such knowledge of genetics, for healing purposes, imparted to Adapa or other demigods or initiates? And if so – how? How could the complex genetic code be taught to Earthlings in those “primitive” times?

“…For the answer, we believe, we have to search in letters and in numbers.

Continue to Chapter 7: Secret Knowledge, Sacred Texts