Exploring The Anunnaki Myth
By James Donahue
The Anunnaki myth is ancient, dating back to ancient Sumerian writings in stone. But
it persists, thanks to contemporary authors like Zecharia Sitchen and Barbara Hand Clow.
The contemporary stories probably had their origins in the 1840s when astronomers John
Adams and Urbain Le Vernier published papers theorizing that certain gravitational actions within the solar system pointed
to the possible existence of an unknown planet.
That Pluto and Triton, the planet-sized moon around Neptune, were discovered soon after
this did not seem to satisfy the mystery planet buffs. Percival Lowell, the man best remembered for his declaration that he
found canals on Mars, was first to produce the name "Planet X."
Sitchen called it the Twelfth Planet in his book by that name. Sitchen not only supports
the concept of a mystery planet that circles our sun every 3,600 years, he names it Nibiru and claimed it is inhabited by
an advanced race of beings called the Anunnaki.
Sitchen drew stories from the Old Testament and ancient Sumerian writings about "giants"
that came to earth to support his case. His story is that the Anunnaki came to earth to create and then enslave the human
race because they wanted workers to mine gold.
"I learned to read the cuneiform Sumerian texts and came upon their persistent and repeated
statements that those beings, who the Sumerians called Anunnaki, came to earth from a planet called Nibiru," Sitchen said.
"The planet was designated by the sign of the cross and Nibiru meant planet of crossing."
He said he drew heavily from the Mesopotamian Epic of Creation, from which the first
chapters of Genesis are drawn. In this text, Sitchen said he found "all details about the Anunnaki, who they were and who
their leaders were and how they traveled from their planet to earth." He said they splashed down in the Persian Gulf on their
In her book, The Pleiadian Agenda, Clow delivers what she calls messages from various
other alien races to the people of Earth. The book describes the Anunnaki as an alien race that has successfully controlled
the consciousness of the human race and continues to do so. During a co-habitation that lasted for thousands of years, "the
Anunnaki used earthlings for workers and sexual services while gradually altering their DNA," she writes.
Among the very ancient books can be found the Book of Enoch, from which the Genesis
story of the pre-flood invasion by "the sons of heaven" that descended upon earth and begot children from the women. These
children turned out to be "giants" that overpowered the people, consumed all of the food, and in the end, burned upon the
Interesting details in the Book of Enoch reveal that there were but 200 angels in that
group, all of them led by an individual named Samyaza. The children, according to a Greek text, were known as the Naphelim.
During the occupation, according to the text, angelic beings set about teaching humans
sorcery, divination of roots, astrology, metallurgy, "the fabrication of mirrors and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments,
the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and all sorts of dyes,
so that the world became altered."
The ancient book, Epic of Gilgamesh, describes Gilgamesh as two-thirds god and one-third
human, a super-human king who oppressed the people. It is interesting that a "sky-god" named Anu came to the people’s
defense by creating a beast, Enkidu, that became a rival to Gilgamesh. Also, Gilgamesh built a great city named Uruk. The
similarities between this and the ancient city of Ur, in Iraq, are unmistakable.
These are but a few of the stories about an invading force of powerful beings that dropped
down out the sky to earth many thousands of years ago, and changed life for the human race forever.
That Gilgamesh is described as part-human and part-god, and that he was a "super-human"
ruler over the others, suggests that this was a myth about the Adam Kodman of human origins.
The story in the Book of Enoch, that the Naphelim taught humans how to work metals,
make jewelry, do magical incantations and divine for things in the ground suggests that once the DNA was implanted, the humans
had to be taught to go beyond the basics of animal survival and develop their brains for more complex tasks.
Thus it was that Gilgamesh could build a city and rule over the other humans that followed
That the myth includes a return of the aliens every 3,600 years suggests that either
the aliens made return visits to Earth, or that there was a promise of a return at some distant point in the future.
Sitchen notes in his writings that Mesopotamian art includes a cylinder seal, found
at Nippur, depicting plowmen in a field, looking up into the sky with awe at something shaped like a cross. He suggests that
the cross is symbolic for the Twelfth planet.