Smart people need to stop tolerating religious fanaticism and educate others instead. Criticizing the religious, even loved ones, is essential to dismantling these lies. Trying to fix the world with religion is like attempting to repair something while blindfolded and wearing earplugs—it won't work.
Religion often tries to pull us back in time, labeling advancements as evil. The early religious opposed many inventions, such as the crossbow, which cost a religious empire a war and its empire. They also considered the cash register, television, and space shuttle works of the devil. Now that we see the benefits of these advancements, it's clear that the religious have been wrong all along, as their beliefs are based on lies. High-ranking priests fabricate stories as they go along because they are grifters, and that's how they operate.
Please stop tolerating these con men's religious lies and help fight for the really real truth. The secret to religious success is their unity, helping each other spread their lie propaganda message and bring about the end times through their ignorance. We must work together to stop their lies, prevent their end times, and usher in the age of reason.
Throughout this website, you'll find familiar stories with different perspectives. There are often multiple versions of religious stories with slight differences, even within the same religion. As I watched documentaries, even hosts, archaeologists, and scholars provided differing accounts, name spellings, and pronunciations. So, naturally, you'll find inconsistencies here, but it's not me; it's the source material. I'm sorting out hundreds of contradictions, so it may seem like I'm the one with inconsistencies. Laying out this tangled web of lies in an understandable way has not been easy.
📍Here is some inspirational music and evidence I’m not the only one fighting for the real truth. https://youtu.be/fykzPs4ym0k
Like religious followers, I had to cherry-pick the most sensible parts that prove this all started with one lie from the Sumerians and continues today.
Rich religious organizations spend all their time spreading lies and propaganda, attacking anyone in their way with more lies. They defame and discredit opponents with every lie they can think of, and their gullible followers echo these lies as they've been conditioned to do throughout history. This pattern has repeated itself for thousands of years and needs to be stopped.
📍Thank You for coming this far. I hope this has been enlightening and helps you sort out your life.
Although the information provided above is sufficient to challenge the authenticity of religion, it is just the tip of the iceberg. I will now revisit the points mentioned earlier and include additional facts. There are numerous side notes and some repetition, but a different conclusion is reached in the end.
Throughout this website, my statements may sound harsh, but I don't intend them to be. I understand that religious people have often been misled since birth. My frustration is directed towards those who have realized that religion can be a con and exploit it to manipulate people's money, minds, and lives. These individuals have tainted history with their lies, and the cycle seems to repeat itself. Despite changes, many aspects remain the same.
I apologize for any confusion. I have tried my best to make this content easily understandable, but religion is a complex web of lies. With an estimated 200,000 to 500,000 lies across various religions, it is not surprising that the deception is so extensive.
Religion thrives on confusion, allowing con artists to manipulate followers with ever-changing lies and fear tactics. Priests often make false claims about end times to solicit donations, using fear as a motivator.
There are real issues we need to address, such as scientific progress being hindered by religious beliefs, which could lead to humanity's extinction. We cannot afford to waste time on fabricated religious problems and false outrage.
The lies that surround us are what currently drive me. I am tired of the deception and the unwritten rules we must follow to maintain these falsehoods. We must confront the truth, even if it hurts or angers others, in order to address pressing issues like environmental destruction and space exploration.
To comprehensively understand all religions, it is important to explore their origins. The Sumerian and Egyptian religions provide key insights into the development of subsequent beliefs, with human greed for power playing a significant role.
The Sumerians were the true originators of civilization, creating the foundations for law, politics, agriculture, and urban life. Although Egyptian culture is often highlighted, it is the Sumerians who set the course for human progress in countless ways, including the social stratification we still see today.
📍While I have always been aware of the Sumerians, their true history and significance in forming the basis of all religions and civilizations have only become evident in recent years. It is crucial to continue exploring the truth about the Sumerians and their beliefs in order to better understand the origins and flaws of the religious systems that followed.
Before delving into this information, let's start with a quick overview to help you navigate the complexity of these characters. More details can be found below, but referring back to this summary will help you keep things straight. I put up marker symbols to find your way back to this spot.
The supreme god in Sumerian mythology was initially called An. As the Sumerians evolved into the Akkadians, the name changed to Anu. Eventually, the Babylonians called him Anum, the Egyptians referred to him as Atum, then Ra, and later as Amun. The Greeks eventually named him Uranus, and the Jews identified him as Yahweh, which later became "God" in the Bible and "Allah" in the Quran.
The Sumerian god Ea transitioned to the Akkadian Enki and later became the Egyptian Horus, ultimately inspiring the biblical figure of Jesus. All three had miraculous births, defeated a Satan-like character, and were associated with death and resurrection. They were also known to care for and save human beings.
The Sumerian god Ningishzida evolved into the Babylonian Enmeduranki, the Assyrian Nabu, the Egyptian Thoth, the Greek Hermes, the biblical Enoch, and finally retained the name Enoch in the Quran. These figures were all considered wise men, keepers of knowledge, and mediators between humans and gods.
The Sumerian goddess Nammu became the Egyptian Isis and later the biblical Mary. All three were said to have given birth immaculately and bore sons who would save the world from an evil sibling.Additionally, Sarai (later renamed Sarah) in the Bible was Abraham's wife. Sarai also experienced a miraculous pregnancy and gave birth to a son, Isaac. Just more evidence miraculous birth was a common made up story line passed on through religions.
Sumerian Enlil, who wiped out humanity with a great flood but allowed humans to be saved by Enki, became the Akkadian Nergal, the king of the underworld with hooves and horns. Nergal put plagues on humans. Nergal evolved into the Egyptian Set, who was prophesied to be defeated by Horus in the end times, and then became the biblical Satan, the ruler of hell, who is also destined to be defeated by Jesus in the end times.
The Sumerians were located where Iraq is now and started their religion around 4000 BC. This 6,000-year-old religion was the first of the Bible-like religions to speak of gods in the heavens. There were religions around a full 6,000 years before the Sumerians. Evidence of small-scale wars, towns with wooden houses, clay brick walls, farming, and trade of pottery exists from thousands of years before the Sumerians.
It seems that the Sumerians combined all earlier religions and pieces of culture and civilization, incorporating temple construction, armies for war, and the use of gold and silver for money. They also integrated justice and politics in a way that still stands today.
The Sumerians started the new world order. Their armies conquered and forced their religion onto the people they let live. This practice of using war to spread religion with force has been done by religions throughout history, starting with the Sumerians. It's common sense that if you want to spread your beliefs quickly, you may use force.
The Sumerians were the first at many things. The following list highlights aspects of religion and civilization that still exist today. When you see that what the Sumerians started is still being practiced today, you realize that we have been carrying on the ancient civilization way of being civilized this whole time.
This means the people of the past were not as barbaric as historians make them out to be, but rather exhibited the same mix of good and bad that we still see today. There has always been a good side and bad side to people. We just have to look at the good side within ourselves and continue to be better.
Ancient religious people 6,000 years ago would try to stay in good terms with the gods, doing good things for others to not anger the gods and stay in their good graces. They practiced animal sacrifice and used incense dedicated to the gods. The Sumerians were the first to atone for their sins through prayer.
The Sumerians mentioned winged creatures like angels from the sky, the heavens, but called them the Anunnaki, and they were their gods, not angels. Some were human-looking beings with wings and images of the sun on their wrists. The queen of the underworld also had wings and put wings on lions and bulls. The demons had wings and came from below, from the underworld, like the movies show about demons today. The Sumerians prayed several times daily, and religion was essential to daily life.
The first kings were joined with the religion, and the king was known as the caretaker of the gods. The king also provided the temple for the gods. This gave the king more importance and favor. It seems the king and the priests were working together to deceive the people from the start of the Bible-like religions. Everyone in the area had to follow the religion as if it were the law or be punished. The soldiers forced their religion upon the villages they took over, a trend that continued throughout history.
Just like all religions after the Sumerians, only the elite, king, or priests would actually get to read the religion once it was written. The Sumerians started their language with symbols to keep tabs on trade of fish, cattle, and crops. Later, the symbols expanded to describe battle victories, where the first mentions of their gods can be found. Eventually, they laid out their religion on the famous Sumerian clay tablets.
The Sumerians wrote that the gods were the creators of the universe, depicted as kings and rulers. The gods were the ultimate rulers of the universe and all of mankind, the law above law, as religious people still believe today. This lie is why the religious override real laws and follow the book's laws, ancient man's laws. Following ancient laws makes people do crazy evil things, like blowing up a crowd of innocent people in the name of their god.
The Sumerians claimed the gods existed before the universe. They claimed a mother gave birth to Earth, later plagiarized and twisted by the Egyptians. That's why we still say Mother Earth today.
The Sumerians were the first to show a long bloodline of gods before their main god. Other religions did that too, like the Bible with Jesus' fake bloodline and the Egyptians with their line of kings, proven to be made up. The Sumerian king's bloodline was obviously a lie too, with some kings living thousands of years. All of religion is a lie, so why not make up a king that lived for 32,000 years?
The Sumerians were the first to come up with a creation story. They even had the Garden of Eden located where the two rivers meet, like the Bible claims. The Sumerians believed the Earth was the center of the universe, and their city, Babylon, was the center of the Earth. That's why Christian priests were so sure Earth was the center of the galaxy, and the sun went around the Earth – their blind ego came from the Sumerians.
The Sumerians were the first to say humans were made out of clay. They believed humans were created by the gods as slaves because the lower gods were tired of doing all the mundane daily work. This idea of humans being servants to the gods still resonates in some religions today.
The Sumerians believed their purpose in life was to serve the gods, and it was the duty of humans to worship them. They were also the first to say that temples were the houses of the gods, similar to how Christians view churches as the house of God.
The Sumerians mentioned a main council of gods, which the Bible later changed to angels. They believed the gods evolved over time and gave birth to other gods, ultimately leading to the perfect god, Anu.
The Sumerians were the first to speak of heaven up high, the underworld down low, and Earth in the middle. They believed that after humans died, their souls would travel to the underworld, where they would wait for a chance to be reborn in a new body.
This idea of an afterlife waiting period and reincarnation later influenced other religions, such as Hinduism. The Sumerians started the concept of reincarnation, but souls had to wait in the underworld, which was protected by a golden gate. This concept was later adapted by other cultures as the gates of heaven or hell.
The Sumerians believed that to be back on Earth and live again was their idea of heaven. Earth was both heaven and hell, depending on the type of life one lived. They believed that Earth was a paradise that needed to be preserved and enjoyed.
Sumerian priests tended to the gods daily, believing that the gods' souls could live in statues. This idea made statues appear more magical and encouraged people to bring offerings, giving the priests more power over the population.
In conclusion, the Sumerians had a significant influence on many aspects of religion and culture that are still present today. Their beliefs laid the groundwork for ideas such as heaven, hell, reincarnation, and the role of priests in society.
The Sumerians had both male and female priests to perform daily rituals, similar to the Egyptians. The priests prayed, sang hymns, and played music in the Sumerian temples for 800 years before anyone else did. These activities brought excitement to religion, making it the rock concert of the time, with only the rich being invited to the temples, while the poor just had to follow the rules of the gods or be punished.
The priests were required to feed the statue gods several times a day, and they treated the statues like gods, feeding and cleaning them daily. The Sumerian kings and priests would perform yearly rituals together for political strength, demonstrating that religion and politics were born together with money.
The Sumerians were the first to look to the stars and start mapping their movements, searching for signs from the gods. They were the first religion to mention a dragon in their gods' story, believing the stars were the dragon's ribs spread out when a female god was defeated. She still lives, separated and crying, her tears forming the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
The Sumerians created rituals to change one's future, looking to the stars for signs and asking the gods to provide a better life, something still heard from Christians today. They assigned roles to the stars as symbols for the gods, but it was the Egyptians and Greeks who later turned the constellations into gods themselves.
The Sumerians documented the movements of the stars, moon, and sun, later carried on by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Mayans. The Bible also contains some astrology, such as the Jesus and two fish story, which represents the Age of Pisces.
Thomas Paine noticed the Greeks had astrology in their religion and criticized Christians for cutting it out. The story of Moses floating down a river in a reed basket and being raised by Egyptian royalty was a Sumerian story first, written about a Sumerian king-god named Sargon the Great. This story was later incorporated into the Bible.
While some believe Sargon the Great was real, others think he was a fictional character from Sumerian religion. The Sumerians, like the Egyptians, had many gods but also introduced the idea of a main god ruling over the others. The Sumerian main god was An, similar to the Egyptian Ra and Greek Uranus. The concept of a main god became "God" in the Bible, showing the influence of the Sumerian religion throughout various religious traditions.
📍The Sumerians had both male and female priests who performed daily rituals, just like the Egyptians. These priests prayed, sang hymns, and played music in the temples, which brought excitement to religion. However, only the rich were invited to the temples, while the poor simply had to follow the rules of the gods or be punished.
The Sumerians were the first to tell the story of a great flood and an ark that carried two of each animal. They even included the dimensions of the boat and the release and return of a dove with a tree branch clenched in its beak. The Sumerians also stated that the gods promised never to flood the Earth again, a belief that some Christians still hold today.
The Sumerians had the sun as their main god, which traveled on a war vehicle during the day and through the underworld at night. They had a four-wheeled war chariot in carvings that later evolved into the two-wheeled chariot used by the Akkadians and Egyptians.
The first Sumerian man, Gilgamesh, was part god and part human, living to be 900 years old. This inspired the biblical story of Noah, who also lived to be 900. Gilgamesh was the first to search for immortality but failed. His quest for immortality influenced many other stories and beliefs throughout history.
The ancient Sumerian stories greatly influenced later religions and cultures, such as the Egyptians and Greeks. For example, Gilgamesh's sister, Inanna, was the Queen of the Underworld, and their story of chasing a snake from a special tree later influenced the Egyptian and biblical tales.
In a fight with his sister Inanna, Gilgamesh defeats a winged bull sent by her to assassinate him. He then tells his people to celebrate his victory over the bull, while the gods, angered by their loss, tell everyone not to celebrate and punish those who do. This story seems to have been stretched into the biblical story about not worshiping false idols.
Overall, the Sumerians greatly influenced many aspects of religion and culture that are still present today. Their beliefs laid the groundwork for ideas such as the great flood, the search for immortality, and the role of priests in society.
The goddess Inanna was a female deity known as the goddess of justice and war. This aspect of justice was passed on to the Egyptians, and Lady Justice still represents it today. The Sumerians were different in that they also had a higher-ranking male god of justice earlier on before later priest-kings changed it. The Sumerians had seven royal judges, and they determined that they needed a tiebreaker to reach a judgment.
Enki was the son of the goddess Nammu. One day, while Nammu was resting in the waters of the Abzu, she experienced a strange sensation in her body. She looked down and saw that she had given birth to a son, whom she named Enki.
Enki was born with extraordinary powers and knowledge, and he quickly became one of the most important gods in the Sumerian pantheon. He was known as the god of wisdom, magic, and water, and he was responsible for many of the great achievements of the gods and humans.
Enki had the power to heal Ninhursag and restore her to the pantheon. In the myth of the deluge, Enlil decided to destroy humanity with a great flood due to their excessive noise, but the hero Utnapishtim was saved by Enki and ultimately granted immortality. The mention of immortality is still prominent in human thought today.
Enki was the god of wisdom and creation. He molded the first humans from clay mixed with the blood of a slain god. Enki was part of a divine triad, along with Anu and Enlil. Enlil was known as the god of storms. Enlil was considered the "Great Mountain" and determined the fates of humans.
Enki was the god of wisdom, water, and creation. He molded the first humans from clay mixed with the blood of a slain god.
Khnum, the ancient Egyptian god of creation, was believed to have fashioned humans from clay on his potter's wheel, infusing them with life through his breath.
In Greek mythology, Prometheus was a Titan who created humans from clay, while Athena breathed life into them.
Ea is a major god in the ancient Sumerian pantheon, associated with water, wisdom, creation, and magic. Often depicted as a fish, he symbolizes his control over water. Ea is also considered a patron of craftsmen. Playing a central role in the creation of humans, he is believed to have helped humanity by giving them the gifts of civilization, including agriculture, irrigation, and law.
Ea is often portrayed as a bearded man with a horned cap, carrying a staff and a bucket. As the son of the god Anu, he is one of the three most important gods in the Sumerian pantheon, alongside Anu and Enlil. Ea played a key role in the creation of humanity, responsible for giving humans the ability to speak and understand the world around them.
Additionally, he is associated with healing and believed to possess great knowledge and wisdom. Often invoked by humans seeking guidance, protection, or blessings, Ea is considered a benevolent and helpful god. He also serves as a mediator between gods and humans, using his wisdom and knowledge to bridge the gap between the two realms.
In Sumerian, Egyptian, and biblical traditions, Nammu, Isis, and Mary all share stories of immaculate births. Each religion altered the story, but the central theme remained the same. Each story involved the birth of a son who grew up to save the world from an evil god sibling.
One day, while Nammu was resting in the waters of the Abzu, she experienced a strange sensation in her body. She looked down and saw that she had given birth to a son, whom she named Enki.
Enki was born with extraordinary powers and knowledge, and he quickly became one of the most important gods in the Sumerian pantheon. Like Horus, Enki had to fight a sibling to prevent them from ruling the world. There is a Sumerian figurine of Nammu holding baby Enki to her breast, similar to the depictions of Isis and Horus, and Mary and Jesus. The evidence is there, suggesting a pattern of borrowing and adapting stories across different religious traditions.
Ningishzida is associated with fertility and is considered a guardian of the underworld. He is the son of the god Enki and the goddess Ninhursag. Often depicted as a dragon with a human head, Ningishzida is responsible for guiding the souls of the deceased through the underworld, ensuring their safe passage to the afterlife. Ningishzida was believed to be a powerful healer who could bring the dead back to life. He communicated with the gods and acted as a messenger between the mortal world and the divine realm.
Enmeduranki was known for having received a tablet of divine instructions that contained knowledge about astronomy, astrology, and other forms of divination. He was believed to be able to communicate with the gods and had the power to interpret omens and predict the future. It is said that he was taken into the heavens by the gods and given eternal life, similar to the biblical figure Enoch. He was also associated with the god Anu and was believed to have received divine revelations from him.
Nabu was a god in ancient Assyrian culture associated with wisdom, writing, and scribes. Often depicted as a youthful figure wearing a horned cap and holding a writing stylus and clay tablet, Nabu was regarded as the keeper of the tablets of fate, which contained the destinies of all living things. He was also believed to be a scribe of the gods and was associated with the art of writing and the invention of the cuneiform script. As a result, he was often invoked by scribes and scholars seeking inspiration and guidance. Considered a messenger between the gods and humanity, he was believed to have the power to make or unmake destinies.
One of the key myths involving Nabu is related to his role as the scribe and keeper of divine knowledge. As the god of wisdom and writing, Nabu was responsible for recording the destinies and fates of humans, as well as the actions and decisions of the gods. He was considered the patron of scribes and played a pivotal role in maintaining divine order. Nabu was often depicted as a wise and benevolent god who guided humans in their affairs, helping them make informed decisions.
Nergal is an ancient Mesopotamian god associated with the sun, summer, disease, war, destruction, and the underworld. As the king of the underworld, Nergal was the husband of Ereshkigal, the queen of the underworld. He was also believed to be responsible for sending plagues and pestilence upon the earth. Nergal was sometimes considered the personification of scorching heat, drought, and pestilence. He was called upon to provide victory in battles.
His symbol was a double-headed eagle, the same symbol Russia carries today, reminiscent of the Sumerian Satan symbol. It's safe to say Russia is influenced by ancient Sumerian beliefs, along with the rest of the world in one way or another. Nergal is sometimes depicted as a walking bull with horns like Satan but with fur like a bull.
Satan took the red skin from Egypt's Satan, Set, when in red hippo form. This suggests that whoever created Satan in the Bible was looking at both Sumerian and Egyptian writings to develop the combination. As the ruler of the underworld, Nergal presided over the realm of the dead. He was responsible for the souls of the deceased and determining their final fate. In this role, he was associated with death, disease, and disasters.
There are stories of the Sumerian gods that mirror things I've heard of in hell. In the story of Ningishzida in his role in the journey of the goddess Inanna (Ishtar in Akkadian) to the underworld, Inanna, the goddess of love and war, descends to the underworld to attend the funeral of her sister Ereshkigal's husband, Gugalanna.
To enter the underworld, Inanna must pass through seven gates, at each of which she is required to remove a piece of her clothing or jewelry. This process strips her of her power, leaving her vulnerable and naked before Ereshkigal, the queen of the underworld. Ereshkigal kills Inanna and hangs her corpse on a hook.
Inanna's loyal servant, Ninshubur, seeks help from the gods, including Enki, who agrees to save Inanna. Enki creates two sexless beings, the kurgarra and the galatur, from the dirt under his fingernails. He sends them to the underworld with the food and water of life to revive Inanna.
As Inanna ascends, Ningishzida and Dumuzi, her husband, are sent to the underworld to replace her, each spending half a year in the underworld while the other remains on earth. This cycle is believed to represent the changing seasons, with Ningishzida's time in the underworld corresponding to the barren winter months and his return to the earth symbolizing the rebirth of vegetation in the spring.
That story was later mirrored in the Greek story of Persephone. In Greek mythology, the story of Persephone is a tale of love, loss, and the changing of seasons. Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter (the goddess of agriculture), was a beautiful young goddess who caught the eye of Hades, the god of the Underworld.
One day, while Persephone was picking flowers in a meadow, Hades suddenly appeared and abducted her, taking her to the Underworld to be his queen. Demeter, devastated by her daughter's disappearance, searched everywhere for her, neglecting her duties to the earth. As a result, the crops withered, and famine spread across the world.
The gods, concerned about the suffering of the mortals, urged Zeus to intervene. Zeus sent Hermes, the messenger of the gods, to the Underworld to negotiate Persephone's release. Hades agreed, but before letting her go, he tricked Persephone into eating a few pomegranate seeds. According to the ancient laws, anyone who consumed food in the Underworld was bound to stay there forever.
Zeus, in an attempt to find a compromise, decreed that Persephone would spend part of the year with Hades in the Underworld and the rest of the year with her mother, Demeter, on Earth. This agreement resulted in the changing of the seasons: when Persephone is with Demeter, the world experiences spring and summer, as Demeter's happiness leads to the flourishing of crops and vegetation. When Persephone returns to the Underworld, Demeter's sorrow causes the earth to become barren, leading to autumn and winter.
Thus, the story of Persephone not only represents the cycle of life and death but also serves as an allegorical explanation for the changing of the seasons in ancient Greek culture.
Both stories involve a journey to the underworld. Persephone is kidnapped by Hades and taken to the underworld to be his queen, while Inanna/Ishtar willingly descends to the underworld to visit her sister Ereshkigal, the queen of the underworld.
Both myths have connections to seasons and fertility. The story of Persephone explains the cycle of seasons, with her presence on Earth resulting in the abundance of spring and summer, and her absence causing the barrenness of autumn and winter. Inanna/Ishtar is a goddess of fertility, love, and war; her descent into the underworld and subsequent return are associated with the seasonal agricultural cycle.
In both stories, other gods intervene to resolve the situation. In the case of Persephone, Zeus sends Hermes to negotiate her release, resulting in a compromise where she spends part of the year with Hades and part with her mother Demeter. In the story of Inanna/Ishtar, the god Enki sends two creatures to rescue her from the underworld after she becomes trapped there.
In both mythologies, gods are associated with different aspects of nature, such as fertility, agriculture, and the underworld, as well as elements of human life, such as love and war.
Another significant similarity I found between the religions is the hero's journey. The Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest known works of literature, features King Gilgamesh of Uruk's hero's journey. Gilgamesh sets out on a quest for immortality after his close friend Enkidu's death. He faces various challenges, encounters wise Utnapishtim (who survived the Great Flood), and learns secrets of the gods. Ultimately, Gilgamesh returns to Uruk with newfound wisdom about life, death, and being a good ruler.
In the Egyptian myth, The Tale of the Two Brothers, younger brother Bata is forced to flee his home due to the jealousy and betrayal of his older brother, Anubis. Bata undergoes a series of trials and tribulations, including losing his wife and transforming into a bull. Eventually, Bata reunites with Anubis, who helps him regain his human form. The brothers reconcile, and Bata becomes Egypt's ruler, signifying the completion of his hero's journey.
The Greek Odyssey, attributed to ancient Greek poet Homer, recounts Odysseus's hero's journey as he tries to return home after the Trojan War. The story is filled with fantastical creatures, divine interventions, and a series of trials and tests that Odysseus must overcome. After a long and arduous journey, Odysseus finally returns to Ithaca, reclaims his kingdom, and reunites with his wife, Penelope. The Odyssey is a classic example of the hero's journey, illustrating personal growth, transformation, and the importance of perseverance.
These stories from ancient Sumeria, Egypt, and Greece demonstrate the hero's journey concept's universality, illustrating how heroes from different cultures embark on transformative adventures that ultimately lead to self-discovery, personal growth, and a deeper understanding of the world.
All three stories follow the hero's journey or monomyth pattern, involving a call to adventure, a series of trials and challenges, and a return home with newfound wisdom or personal growth.
Each story highlights the importance of friendship and loyalty. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the bond between Gilgamesh and Enkidu is central to the story. In The Tale of the Two Brothers, the brothers eventually reconcile and unite. In the Odyssey, Odysseus's loyalty to his family and his crew plays a significant role throughout the narrative.
Gods and supernatural beings play crucial roles in all three stories. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, gods such as Shamash and Ishtar interact with the protagonists. In The Tale of the Two Brothers, deities like Ra-Horakhty and Ptah are involved in the narrative. In the Odyssey, numerous Greek gods, like Athena and Poseidon, have a direct impact on Odysseus's journey.
Each hero faces a series of trials, tests, and challenges during their journey. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh and Enkidu confront the Bull of Heaven and Humbaba. In the Tale of the Two Brothers, Bata faces betrayal, loss, and transformation. In the Odyssey, Odysseus overcomes obstacles like the Cyclops, the Sirens, and the wrath of Poseidon, showcasing his cunning, perseverance, and resilience throughout his epic journey home.
All three stories involve the transformation and personal growth of their protagonists. Gilgamesh learns about the nature of mortality and the importance of being a just ruler. Bata experiences various hardships that ultimately lead to his ascension to the throne. Odysseus gains a deeper understanding of himself, his relationships, and the importance of home.
Each story touches upon themes of mortality and the afterlife. Gilgamesh seeks immortality but ultimately learns to accept the inevitability of death. The Tale of the Two Brothers involves the concept of the soul and the afterlife, with Bata's soul taking the form of a tree. In the Odyssey, Odysseus visits the underworld and encounters the spirits of the deceased, reflecting on the nature of life and death.
The Sumerians spoke of evil supernatural beings that we call demons today. They blamed demons for bad behavior in the world. If crops died, the Sumerians would blame a demon.
The Sumerians developed rituals to make demons go away with the help of the gods. Some thought it worked, but we now know it's the placebo effect. The Sumerian priest would lay a figurine of a demon beside a sick person and drive out the demon, making the person better with rituals, chants, and hymns, chasing the demon into the figurine, thus trapping it.
They then buried the figurine with a black dog figurine because they believed the black dog would trap the demon's soul and guard over it, keeping people from releasing the demon. Exorcism was started by the Sumerians, carried on by the Egyptians, and made its way into the Bible. Most can't see the obvious, and the ones that do see it often deny it. People are afraid to pull away from the lie they have been used to their whole life.
The Sumerians even had witchcraft stories, spells, and chants that get mentioned in the Old Testament and later became a problem in the Salem witch hunts. Lies can create chaos over time. People claim they want to hear the real truth, but no one believes it when they see it.
The Sumerian reign as the first and only written religion lasted 800 years. The Sumerians were erased by their own people in a civil war where the youth changed the religion and became the Akkadians. The Akkadians expanded the Sumerian religion and reach. Just out of their reach, Egypt's religion arose. It's theorized that an Akkadian prince took his father's riches and started a kingdom of his own in Egypt. This is due to the many similarities in religion, war techniques, and construction techniques. Many countries rewrite history to make it look like they started it all, something to take into account when looking across history.
The Akkadians even spoke of a new land in their religion, where their god picked a new name and a new language. Written into the Akkadian stories, it said Marduk shall now be named Ra, and Enlil took the name Ptah in the new world. The Sumerians changed their name in their stories and their language, preaching that they needed to spread to free the earth to bring the new world order.
Carvings show the first king marching with his Akkadian army, leaving carvings after victories, speaking of the gods, and thanking them for helping them win. This practice of giving credit to gods or Jesus still carries on today, even in sports. Civil wars, wars giving credit to victories to gods, all first started by the Sumerians with the sacking and destruction of ancient towns. Taking over towns and forcing beliefs onto survivors became the way and continued with every civilization that practiced religion.
During the religious wars between the Babylonians and Egyptians, a man carved on a stone that religion causes nothing but war. Someone figured out the real truth thousands of years ago. As long as religion is around, the recipe for civil war and unrest will always be present. Humans can easily become emotional, and misconceptions and lies can set us off. Con men realized this and made religion to exploit people for hardworking cheap labor and cheap, fearless soldiers made to follow orders, no matter how evil.
Notice that the rich never fight in civil wars or wars; they can pay to get out of the draft. Civil war and religion causing it is part of the plan for population control. A veiled reason to wipe out nonbelievers, the weak, and the poor, so the rich can easily keep control of who is left. Religion is still causing problems today, and another reason why it must be stopped. The age of reason needs to be ushered in before it's too late.
📍Here's a video on Sumerian gods, not from the History Channel. This guy provides a fairly accurate summary while discussing the Mesopotamian god tree. https://youtu.be/iWZ-NgoFOdc