Text Quotes on Sky-Ships / Sky-Chariots / Boats of Heaven / Winged Discs, Etc.

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(gods in bluemixed-breed demigods in teal…)

(Enki’s creation = Enkidu, Enlil’s creation = Hawawa)

 

          “Its-tu-ri Same mut-tab ri,” “the winged birds of heaven. …”

 

The gods now rushing from the gleaming sky,

With blazing weapons carry victory; …”

 

Anu:

         “For nine counted periods, Alula was king in Heaven.

         In the ninth period, Anu gave battle against Alula.

         Alula was defeated, he fled before Anu

         He descended to the dark-hued Earth.

         Down to the dark-hued Earth he went;

         On the throne sat Anu …”

 

         “The gods had clasped hands together,

         Had cast lots and had divided.

         Anu then went up to Heaven;

         To Enlil the Earth was made subject.

         The seas, enclosed as with a loop,

         They had given to Enki, the Prince of the Earth …”

 

         “he seated Anu (the Skyfather) …”

 

         “Father An (Anu), the Sky Lord ,…”

 

         “May the Igigi who are in heaven

          and the Anunnaki who are on Earth, bless you! …”

 

          “After he had brought the …… forth from the sky,

          he overcame the protective deities.

          He …… and kept it below the horizon. …”

 

          “Kakka went down the long stairway of heaven …”

 

          “Adapa, you are to go before king An.

          You will go up to Heaven,

          And when you go up to Heaven,

          When you approach the gate of An, …”

 

          “When he came up to heaven,

          When he approached the Gate of An, …”

          “’Fetch him the bread of eternal life and let him eat!’

          They fetched him the bread of eternal life, but he would not eat.

          They fetched him the water of eternal life, but he would not drink.

          They fetched him a garment, and he put it on himself.

          They fetched him oil, and he anointed himself.

          An watched him and laughed at him.

            ‘Come Adapa, why didn’t you eat?

          Why didn’t you drink?’

          ‘Didn’t you want to be immortal?

          Alas for downtrodden people!’

            ‘But Enki my lord told me:

          ‘You mustn’t eat! You mustn’t drink!’

Take him and send him back to his earth.’ …”

 

Men used to eat grass with their mouths like sheep.

In those times, they did not know grain, barley or flax.

An (Anu) brought these down from the interior of heaven …”

 

          “Šul-a-zida, An’s (Anu) herdsman (?),

          grasped the cosmic tethering rope in his hands.

          After he had brought the …… forth from the sky,

          he overcame the protective deities.

          He …… and kept it below the horizon …”

 

Enlil:

         “he spanned the sky as the rainbow.

          Like a floating cloud, he moved alone.

          He alone is the prince of heaven, the dragon of the earth …”

 

          “Ninlil, you ride across heaven and earth …”

 

         “’Let us cause them to descend from the Dulkug.’

  At the pure word of Enki and Enlil,

            Lahar and Ashnan descended from the Dulkug …”

 

         “At that time Enki spoke to Enlil: ‘Father Enlil,

now Sheep and Grain have been created on the Holy Mound,

let us send them down from the Holy Mound.’

Enki and Enlil, having spoken their holy word,

         sent Sheep and Grain down from the Holy Mound …”

 

         “Your glittering golden sun-disc,

         fastened with leather straps, is the brilliant moonlight,

         shining brightly upon all the lands …”

 

Ninurta:

         “set my heavenly chariot upon a pedestal …”

 

         “he beamed at his lion-headed weapon,

as it flew up like a bird, trampling the Mountains for him.

It raised itself on its wings to take away prisoner the disobedient,

          it spun around the horizon of heaven

          to find out what was happening…

          whose wings bear the deluge, the Car-ur (terrible weapons).

What did it gather there …… for Lord Ninurta?

It reported the deliberations of the Mountains,

it explained their intentions to Lord Ninurta, it outlined (?)

          what people were saying about the Asag …”

 

         “He made a pile of stones in the Mountains.

         Like a floating cloud he stretched out his arms over it …”

 

         “who brings daylight to the mountains,

……, battering ……,

         ……, who flashes like lightning …”

 

Adad:

         “And Rimmon rides triumphant on the air, …”

 

         “Like Rimmon (Adad) now he flies upon the air, …

         That flash with fire along the roaring skies,

         Around the Sar and seer he furious flies …”

 

         “Dark tempests fly above from Rimmon’s (Adad) breath,

         Who hovers o’er them with the gods of death; …”

 

Nannar:

         “Father Nannar, Lord of Ur…

         Whose glory in the sacred Boat of Heaven is…

         Lord, firstborn of Enlil.

         When in the Boat of Heaven thou ascendeth,

         Thou art glorious.

         Enlil hath adorned thy hand

         With a scepter everlasting

         When over Ur in the Sacred Boat thou mountest …”

 

         “The princely son of the E-kur …….

The king, the holy barge which traverses the sky,

         Nanna, the lord ……, Suen (Nannar / Sin) ……. …”

 

Ningal, Nannar’s spouse:

         “if I, birdlike, had stretched my wings,

         and, (like a bird), flown to my city …”

 

         “Its queen like a bird in fright departed from her city.

Ningal like a bird in fright departed from her city.

All the treasures accumulated in the Land were defiled.

          In all the storehouses abounding in the Land fires were kindled…

          Its queen cried, “Alas, my city (Ur)“, cried, “Alas, my house”.

Ningal cried, “Alas, my city,” cried, “Alas, my house.

As for me, the woman, both my city has been destroyed

and my house has been destroyed.

         O Nanna, the shrine Urim has been destroyed

         and its people have been killed …”

 

Papsukul, Nannar’s son:

        “When Papsukul beheld in man’s abodes

The change that spread o’er blasted, lifeless clods,

And heard earth’s wailing through the waning light,

With vegetation passing out of sight,

From the doomed world to Heaven he quickly flies,

         While from the earth are rising fearful cries …”

 

          To Sin, the moon-god, Pap-su-kul now cries

 O’er Ishtar’s fate, who in black Hades lies;

 O’er Earth’s dire end, which with Queen Ishtar dies;

          To Hea he appeals with mournful cries:…

          Release our queen! To Hades quickly fly! …”

 

Inanna:

        “For Ishtar, Anu from the clouds creates

A shining monster with thick brazen plates

And horns of adamant; and now it flies

         Toward the palace, roaring from the skies …”

 

        “And Ishtar in her car above doth shine.

The blazing standards high with shouts are raised,

As Samas‘ car above grand Sumir blazed.

The march they sound at Izdubar’s command,

And thus they start for King Khumbaba’s land;

The gods in bright array above them shine,

By Ishtar (Inanna) led, with Samas (Utu), moon-god Sin (Nannar),

On either sidle with Merodac (Marduk) and Bel (Enlil),

And Ninip (Ninurta), Nergal, Nusku (Enlil’s chancellor) with his spell,

The sixty gods on chargers of the skies,

         And Ishtar’s chariot before them flies …”

 

         “Inanna…hovering like An …”

 

         “But holy Inanna had gathered up the divine powers (alien technologies)

          and embarked onto the Boat of Heaven (flying device).

         The Boat of Heaven had already left the quay…

          ‘Enki, my master, I am at your service! What is your wish?’

          ‘Where has the Boat of Heaven reached now?’

          ‘It has just now reached the holy …….’

          ‘Go now! The fifty giants of Eridug

          are to take the Boat of Heaven away from her!’ …”

 

          “The Enkum are to take the Boat of Heaven away from her!…

          but you are to get the Boat of Heaven back to Eridug for me…

          The fifty giants of Eridug are to take the Boat of Heaven away from her! …”

          “Isimud, my minister, my Sweet Name of Heaven!”

Enki, my master, I am at your service! What is your wish?”

“Where has the Boat of Heaven reached now?”

“It has just now reached the UL.MA hill.”

“Go now! The fifty lahama of the subterranean waters

         are to take the Boat of Heaven away from her! …”

 

         “At the time when Enmerkar in Uruk ruled,

         Nungal, the lion-hearted, was the Pilot

         who from the skies brought Ishtar (Inanna) down

          to the E-Anna (Uruk’s temple – residence)

 

         “Lest I make the people fly off from that city

like a wild dove from its tree,

         lest I make them fly around like a bird over its well-founded nest, …”

 

         “Against the inhabited world they barred the gates…

The Igigi gods surrounded the city with ramparts

Ishtar (Inanna) came down from heaven to seek a shepherd,

And sought for a king everywhere.

Innina (Inanna) came down from heaven to seek a shepherd,

          And sought for a king everywhere …”

 

         “The great queen of heaven (Inanna),

         who rides upon the awesome me (alien texhnology),

         dwelling on the peaks of the bright mountains,

         adorning the dais of the bright mountains — …”

 

         “Their ruler (i.e. Enmerkar), riding on a storm, Utu’s (mixed-breed) son,

         the good bright metal, stepped down from heaven to the great earth.

         His head shines with brilliance,

         the barbed arrows flash past him like lightning; …”

 

         “Her Samkhatu (alien technology)

         Kharimtu (alien technologies) from the sky,

As gently, lightly as a spirit’s wing

         Oft carries gods to earth while Sedu sing. …”

 

         “The march they sound at Izdubar’s command,

And thus they start for King Khumbaba’s land;

The gods in bright array above them shine,

By Ishtar led, with Samas, moon-god Sin,

On either sidle with Merodac and Bel,

And Ninip, Nergal, Nusku with his spell,

The sixty gods on chargers of the skies,

         And Ishtar’s chariot before them flies. …”

 

         “The gods now rushing from the gleaming sky,

         With blazing weapons carry victory; …”

 

         “And flying with her maids, sped to the skies. …”

 

         “But oh, friend Izdubar, my King, when I

         From this dear earth to waiting Hades fly, …”


         “With these words from
Gilgamesh in her ears

Eanna (Inanna) did roar and shout, and

Straight to heaven did she fly.

Straight to her father (great-grandfather) Anu,

and her mother Anunna (Antu) too.

‘The king of Uruk has insulted me.

         He mocks my loves, and told of them to everyone.’ …”

 

         “From heaven down did Eanna (Inanna) come with roar and shout.

On high tower of Uruk did she stand and curse all below.

Woe be to all because of Gilgamesh.

For insult to Eanna by his telling all her myriad ways.

         For insult to Eanna by killing her punisher the Bull of Heaven …”


           “
Eanna swooped downand the haunch she took

         To her temple and Did wail and lament over this haunch. …”

 

        “When Anu heard her words,

         he placed the nose rope of the Bull of Heaven in her hand.

         Ishtar led the Bull of Heaven down to the earth.

         When it reached Uruk It climbed down to the Euphrates …”

 

         “The queen in fury from his presence turned,

In speechless rage the palace halls she spurned;

And proudly from the earth swept to the skies;

          Her godly train in terror quickly flies …”

 

         “Inanna gathered then all the Holy Measures

The Sacred Measures were placed on the Boat of Heaven (Sky Chariot)

         The Boat of Heaven (flew) set off to Uruk …”

 

         “My warrior who fights by my side,

         Save the Boat of Heaven (Sky Chariot) with the sacred measures! …”

         “fly like a swallow from the window …”

         “Prince Tammuz now again to life restored,

Is crowned in Hades as its King and Lord,

And Ishtar’s sorrow thus appeased, she flies

         To earth, and fills with light and love the skies …”

 

Utu:

        “who put clouds in the sky, the storm which roars in the sky,

as the sunlight giving …… to the earth,

         Ningublaga (Utu), the son of Nanna (Nannar), …”

 

         “Great Samas once the way of me did ask,

And I forbade him, but the mighty task

He undertook, and crossed the mighty deep,

Where Death’s dark waters lie in wait asleep:

His mighty car of gold swept through the skies,

         With fiery chargers now he daily flies …”

 

         “The eagle (pilot) said to him, to Etana:

‘My friend, the [ ] are obvious,

          Come, let me take you up to heaven,’…

          When he bore him aloft one league,

The eagle said to him, to Etana:

‘Look, my friend, how the land is now

Examine the sea, look for its boundaries

The land is hills…

The sea has become a stream’.

When he had borne him aloft a second league,

The eagle said to him, said to Etana,

‘Look, my friend, how the land is now!

The land is a hill’.

When he had borne him aloft a third league,

The eagle said to him, said to Etana,

‘Look, my friend, how the land is now!’

‘The sea has become a gardener´s ditch’.

          After they had ascended to the heaven of Anu,

They passed through the gates of Anu, Enlil and Ea,

The eagle and Etana did obeisance together,

At the gate of Sin (Nannar)

          The eagle and Etana did obeisance together …”

 

         (Another version of this episode):

         “When he had borne him aloft one league,

‘Look, my friend, how the land is now!’

‘The land´s circumference is become one fifth of its size.

‘The vast sea is become like a paddock’.

When he had borne him aloft a second league,

‘Look, my friend, how the land is now!’

‘The land has become a garden plot [ ],

‘And the vast sea has become a trough’.

When he had borne him aloft a third league,

‘Look, my friend, how the land is now!’

‘I looked but could not see the land!

‘Nor were my eyes enough to find the vast sea!

‘My friend, I won´t go up to heaven

         ‘Set me down, let me go off to my city’ …”

 

Enki:

The Anunnaki pay due homage:

Lord who rides the great me’s the pure me’s (alien technology of flight),

Who has charge of the universe, the widespread,

Who received the lofty ‘sun-disk’ (alien flying saucer in Eridu (Enki’s city)…”

 

        “Father Enki stayed outside his city as if it were an alien city.

He wept bitter tears.

          For the sake of his harmed city, he wept bitter tears.

          Its lady, like a flying bird, left her city.

          The mother of E-mah, holy Damgalnuna

          (Damkina, Enki’s spouse), left her city …”

 

         “Ninki (Damkina, Enki’s spouse), its great lady,

         flying like a bird, left her city …”

 

         “When I approached heaven a rain of prosperity poured down from heaven,

         When I approached the earth, there was a high flood, …”

 

“Your me’s are lofty me’s, unreachable.

Your heart is profound, unfathomable.

The enduring . . , your place where gods give birth, is untouchable like heaven…”

 

Nergal:

         “Mighty Erra (Nergal), who goes before his army,

         Will shatter his front line and go at this enemy´s side …”

 

Horus:

         “He entered into the presence of Thoth (Ningishzidda),

         the twice great, god of magic,

and Thoth gave him the power to change himself into a great winged disk,

a disk that glowed like a ball of fire, with great wings on either side

like the colors of the sky at sunset when the blue shades from dark to light,

          and is shot with gold and flame.

          Men try to copy these hues

when they carve the winged disk above the temple-doors,

or make it into a breast-ornament of gold inlaid

          with turquoise and carnelian and lazuli.

          Thus Horus, as a great winged disk (alien technologies),

          sat on the prow of the Boat of Ra (alien technologies), …”

 

         “while over them flew the gleaming Disk (alien technologies) watching for Set. …”

 

        “Then Horus flew back to Ra …”

 

         “Horus came behind them in the Boat of Ra,

         and his form was the form of a great winged disk (alien technologies);…”

 

         “The Boat of Ra went against them,

and above the Boat shone the glory of the great winged Disk (alien technologies).

         When Horus saw the enemy gathered together in one place, …”

 

         “Then Horus of Edfu changed himself into a great winged Disk

          with gleaming pinions outspread, …”

 

         “and he gave commandment that in every temple throughout the Two Lands

          men should carve the Winged Disk, …”

 

Igigi:

        “They come! they come! three hundred spirits high,

The heavenly spirits come! the I-gi-gi!

From Heaven’s streams and mouths and plains and vales,

And gods by thousands on the wings of gales.

The spirits of the earth, An-un-na-ci,

         Now join around their sisters of the sky …”

 

The Bible – Genesis:

         “The Nephilim were on earth in those days – and also afterward –

          when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them.

          They were the heroes of old, men of renown (giant mixed-breeds made into the 1st kings)…”

 

          NEPHILIM: THOSE WHO FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH CAME …”

          “THE WATCHERS

          “WHEN THE GIANTS WERE UPON THE EARTH …”

 

Adapa of Eridu:

        Adapa, before the face of Anu the King thou art to go… to heaven

When thou comest up, and when thou approachest the door of Anu,

         At the door of Anu, Tammuz and Gishzida are standing, …”

 

         “The road to Heaven he made him take, and to Heaven he ascended.

When he came to Heaven, when he approached the door of Anu,

At the door of Anu, Tammuz and Gisbzida are standing.

         When they saw him, ‘Adapa‘, they cried: …”

 

Enmerkar of Uruk:

          “Their ruler (i.e. Enmerkar), riding on a storm, Utu’s son,

          the good bright metal, stepped down from heaven to the great earth.

          His head shines with brilliance,

          the barbed arrows flash past him like lightning; …”

 

Lugalbanda of Uruk:

         “Like the Seven Stormers of Ishkur in a flame

         let me lift myself off, and thunder away! …”

 

Noah of Shuruppak:

          “The gods were frightened by the Flood,

         and retreated, ascending to the heaven of Anu …”

 

Assur-nasir-pal of Assyria:

        “The summit of the mountain was like the point of an iron blade,

         and the flying bird of heaven had not swooped upon it …”

 

Assurnasirpal II of Assyria:

        “Ninip who uplifts my feet. …”

 

The Qur’an / Koran

2:28 “…then, ascending to the sky, He fashioned it into seven heavens …”

2:49 “We caused the clouds to draw their shadow over you and sent down for you manna and quails, ‘saying: ‘Eat of the good things We have given you. …”

 

          6:6 “If We sent down to you a Book inscribed on real parchment and …”

 

6:7 “They ask: ‘Why has no angel been sent down to him?’ If We had sent down an angel, their fate would have been sealed and they would have never been reprieved. If We had made him an angel, We would have given him the semblance of a man, and would have thus added to their confusion …”

 

6:34 …”But they patiently bore with disbelief and persecution until Our help came down to them …”

 

6:75 “Thus did We show Abraham the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, so that he might become a firm believer …”

 

6:86 “We raise whom We will to exalted rank…

We gave him Isaac and Jacob and guided both as We had guided Noah before them. Among his descendants were David and Solomon, Job and Joseph and Moses and Aaron; Zacharias and John, Jesus and Elias; and Ishmael, Elisha, Jonah and Lot. All these We exalted above the nations as We exalted some of their fathers, their children, and their brothers. We chose them and guided them to a straight path …”

 

6:111 “If We sent the angels down to them, and caused the dead to speak with them, and ranged all things in front of them, they would still not believe …”