Chapter 8: Encounters in the Gigunu

“More than 2,500 years after the epic search for Immortality by Gilgamesh, another legendary king – Alexander of Macedonia emulated the Sumerian king and the Egyptian Pharaohs in the very same arena. In his case, too, the claim to Immortality was based on being partly divine. The evidence suggests that Alexander, through his teacher Aristotle, was aware of the earlier searches; but what he probably did not know was that the root of his specific claim to divine parentage lay in URUK’s GIPAR (“Nitghttime House”) and its inner sanctum, the Gigunu.

(Like in the previous Chapter, with the other searchers for Immortality, readers may find the tale of Alexander in Book Two), keeping in mind that Mr. Sitchin expands the story in Book Eight, Chapter Eight, but it will not appear online.

“…It took Mankind, the Anunnaki, and the Earth itself millennia to recover from the trauma of the Deluge. It took millennia for the Anunnaki to gradually, and step by careful step, grant Mankind knowledge, technology, domestication, and, finally, full-fledge civilization. It took the better part of a millennium to develop, in
Kish, the institution of Kingship. And then, so unexpectedly, boom!

Kingship is transferred to
Uruk, and the first dynasty is begun by a son of a god (Utu/Shamash) and a human female …

Mr. Sitchin gives an ample report of all the sexual shenanigans of deities and humans, whose major preoccupation was kingship…

“…Alexander the Great heard the rumors of his semidivine ancestry, conceived when his mother had a Divine Encounter in her bedchamber with the god Amon.

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WHEN GODS GREW OLD

“The Immortality of the gods that Earthlings sought to attain was, in reality, only an apparent longevity due to the different life cycles on the two planets. By the time Nibiru completed one orbit around the Sun, someone born there was just one year old. An Earthling born at the same moment would have been, however, 3,600 years old by the end of one Nibiru year, for Earth would have orbited the Sun 3,600 times by then.

“How did coming and staying on Earth affect the Anunnaki? Did they succumb to Earth’s shorter orbital time, and thus to Earth’s shorter life cycles?

“A case in point is what had happened to Ninmah. When she arrived on Earth as the Chief Medical Officer, she was young and attractive; so attractive that when Enki – no novice in sex matters – saw her in the marshlands, “his phallus watered the dykes.” She was depicted still youthful and with long hair when (as Ninti, “Lady Life”) she helped create the Adam. When Earth was divided, she was assigned the neutral region in the Sinai peninsula (and was called Ninharsag, “Lady of the Mountainpeaks”). But when Inanna rose to prominence and was made patron-goddess of the Indus Civilization, she also took the place of Ninmah in the pantheon of twelve. By then the younger Anunnaki, who referred to Ninmah as Mammi, “Old Mother,” called her “The Cow” behind her back. Sumerian artists depicted her as an aging goddess, with cow’s horns.

“The Egyptians called the Mistress of the Sinai Hathor, and always depicted her with cow’s horns.

“As the younger gods broke taboos and reshaped Divine Enconters, the Olden Gods appear more aloof, less involved, stepping into the breach only when events were getting out of hand. The gods, indeed, did grow old.


Continue to Chapter 9: Visions from the Twilight Zone