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    Old Gods: Enlil

    Enlil,[a] later known as Elil, is an ancient Mesopotamian god associated with wind, air, earth, and storms.[4]

    He is first attested as the chief deity of the Sumerian pantheon,[5] but he was later worshipped by the Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Hurrians. Enlil's primary center of worship was the Ekur temple in the city of Nippur, which was believed to have been built by Enlil himself and was regarded as the "mooring-rope" of heaven and earth.

    He is also sometimes referred to in Sumerian texts as Nunamnir. According to one Sumerian hymn, Enlil himself was so holy that not even the other gods could look upon him. Enlil rose to prominence during the twenty-fourth century BC with the rise of Nippur. His cult fell into decline after Nippur was sacked by the Elamites in 1230 BC and he was eventually supplanted as the chief god of the Mesopotamian pantheon by the Babylonian national god Marduk. The Babylonian god Bel was a syncretic deity of Enlil’s brother Enki, Enki’s son Marduk, and the shepherd deity Dumuzid.

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    Enlil (Llukurgal – Ruler of the mountain)
    Aka: El Elyon (Canaanite – Lofty Mountain)
    “I am that I am”
    Aka: El Shaddai (Hebrew - lofty mountain)
    Aka: Jehovah (storm god, a god of wrath and vengeance)
    · it was Enlil who brought the Flood
    · it was Enlil who destroyed Ur and Babylon
    · it was Enlil who constantly opposed the education and enlightenment of humankind
    · Indeed, the early Syrian texts tell us that it was Enlil who obliterated the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah on the Dead Sea - not because they were dens of wickedness, as we are taught, but because they were great centers of wisdom and learning

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    Quote Originally Posted by teeceetx View Post
    Enlil (Llukurgal – Ruler of the mountain)
    Aka: El Elyon (Canaanite – Lofty Mountain)
    “I am that I am”
    Aka: El Shaddai (Hebrew - lofty mountain)
    Aka: Jehovah (storm god, a god of wrath and vengeance)
    · it was Enlil who brought the Flood
    · it was Enlil who destroyed Ur and Babylon
    · it was Enlil who constantly opposed the education and enlightenment of humankind
    · Indeed, the early Syrian texts tell us that it was Enlil who obliterated the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah on the Dead Sea - not because they were dens of wickedness, as we are taught, but because they were great centers of wisdom and learning
    I'm of the opinion there's some knowledge we're better off not knowing, but like monkeys playing with an atom bomb we still tinker and do long before we think of the repercussions of our actions.
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    Alas, Poor Marduk I Knew him Well...!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Enlil,[a] later known as Elil, is an ancient Mesopotamian god associated with wind, air, earth, and storms.[4]

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    That's so interesting. This god was a male?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinnity View Post
    That's so interesting. This god was a male?
    Yes. He was called the Great Mountain, Lord of the Wind, and the Father of the Gods.

    I became interested in the Mesopotamian gods years ago. In the last few days while taking a course on writing systems I became re-acquainted with many Sumerian gods. I am in that phase of the class where the ancient languages and how we came to decipher them is being discussed. The Sumerian language gave way to Akkadian, Hurrian, Persian, Old Persian, Babylonian, and about 15 other related languages.

    Enlil was worshipped for centuries, some say about a thousand years. But nothing is permanent. Enlil gave way to Marduk in Babylon.

    Over time as is always the case, the old gods give way to new gods. I fully expect today's gods will give way to newer gods as the old gods are not fit for a people no longer agrarian.
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    Names vary but many people and peoples believe/ed in one supreme being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinnity View Post
    Names vary but many people and peoples believe/ed in one supreme being.
    Sumeria had thousands of gods. Akkadia did too. Egypt tried out monotheism briefly. Judaism didn't become monotheistic until Isaiah. Christians claim one god but name three. Islam claims one god. Greeks and Romans had many dozens of gods.

    To understand the present it is useful to know the past.

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    Enlil and his brother Enki were sons of Anu, the one God according to the written texts.

    Both had the same father, but different mothers.

    Anu = Anunaki god, Father of Enki and Enlil
    Anu + (a concubine) = Enki
    Anu + Antu (wife) = Enlil
    Anu + (a concubine) = Nimah (aka: Nin-khursag, aka: Ninki)
    Enki + Nin-khursag = Adam & Eve
    Adam + Eve = Able
    Enki +Eve = Cain
    Cain + LuLuwa = Atun (Etane) & Hennoc (Enoch)

    Enki and Enlil were Annunaki brothers. Enki and his sister Nin-khursag, had 2 children Adam and Eve (Attaba & Ava, collectively called ADAMA), purpose bred clinically for kingly succession. Adam and Eve had 2 children named Cain and Able. But Cain was not Adams son. Cain was the son of Enki and Eve, while Abel was the son of Adam and Eve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teeceetx View Post
    Enlil and his brother Enki were sons of Anu, the one God according to the written texts.

    Both had the same father, but different mothers.

    Anu = Anunaki god, Father of Enki and Enlil
    Anu + (a concubine) = Enki
    Anu + Antu (wife) = Enlil
    Anu + (a concubine) = Nimah (aka: Nin-khursag, aka: Ninki)
    Enki + Nin-khursag = Adam & Eve
    Adam + Eve = Able
    Enki +Eve = Cain
    Cain + LuLuwa = Atun (Etane) & Hennoc (Enoch)

    Enki and Enlil were Annunaki brothers. Enki and his sister Nin-khursag, had 2 children Adam and Eve (Attaba & Ava, collectively called ADAMA), purpose bred clinically for kingly succession. Adam and Eve had 2 children named Cain and Able. But Cain was not Adams son. Cain was the son of Enki and Eve, while Abel was the son of Adam and Eve.
    Anu was not the one god. That is a misunderstanding.

    Anu, (Akkadian), Sumerian An, Mesopotamian sky god and a member of the triad of deities completed by Enlil and Ea (Enki). ... He was the father not only of all the gods but also of evil spirits and demons, most prominently the demoness Lamashtu, who preyed on infants.

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