Enki; Acadian Ea god of Sweet Waters, Magic, Crafts and Wisdom, son of AN the Sky father (Spirit) and Nammu the higher primal and heavenly water, (half)brother to Enlil who was the son of An and Ki the earth; the lower plane. His cult centre is Eridu, temple is the E-engurra. Enki is the third deity mentioned in god lists and as such depicted in illustrations. He is disposed to mankind and plays a central role in many epics, so his character and abilities are well known: he represents intelligence and skillful capabilities. In mythology Enki/Ea is most of all the god of wisdom, of craftsmanship and arts. He is a master craftsman, bël nëmeqi 'Lord of cunning/skill' referring to the body of experience, knowledge, skills, and traditions which are the basis of a craft or occupation and form the basis of civilization as a whole.
He is dEa eru 'the wise god Ea' (the d stands for dingir; god) and the genius behind most technical concepts; civilization. Ea gave orders to the goddess Ninmah to create man, who was to be modeled in clay from the Abzu. Only in a later Epic of Creation, he does so conform the idea of Marduk, a local god of Babylon, who had gained importance since this city became the new political center of Babel. This also is probably the reason that Marduk was said to be the son of Enki, the good god, while in fact his reputation points in an other direction.
Enki/Ea has the epithet Mummu meaning 'genius' e.g. in: dEa Mummu bän(i) kalî 'Ea, the Mummu (genius, intelligent one) who created everything'. Also known as Nudimmud, which means 'image fashioner', meaning that Enki is a creator god. Known as 'far-sighted', wise and cunning, which should perhaps better have been translated with canny, prudent or sagacious.
He was not just one of the gods and certainly not an astronaut or a Reptoid, but
“In those days, the one with the cunning grasp, maker of all the gods (angels and, (or) Aliens) that exist, in the middle of the deep waving sea, (Not a marshland) where no one dares stare ... the god, the holy lamb rose from his deep meditation, the wise, cunning (canny), artful creator of every shape.
Enki and Ninmah; the creation of mankind.10,25
The one of great wisdom, the creator of all the senior gods, Enki.
Enki and Ninmah 12;23
The Sumerian name ENKI seen as "Lord Earth" (en 'lord', ki 'earth') is sometimes said to be a case of (ancient) folk etymology, because the name originally was enki(g), with -g appearing in connections, possibly 'Lord Kindness'. Kíg, or kíñ, (both pronounced "king"). In Sumerian both mean "message, order; task, work (to build + to mete out to)". Mèškíñ (mèš, young man; prince; son, + kíg, 'work') and Maškim (máš, 'to inspect', + kíg, 'work') meant; inspector, monitor, sheriff, commissioner of the work. En-kig, pronounced En-King, would thus mean; "the Lord of the work"; "The Lord who metes out the tasks". The "ng" sound has faded long since, leaving Enki as the name of the Sumerian Creator god. Kig also means Fish; kíg/kinku: a fish, which would explain his connection with fishes and water.
On cylinder seals one indeed sees Ea sitting on a thrown with water streams out of his shoulders and surrounded by fishes.
An means lord but also spirit, heaven ('water' + 'high') and ki: earth; place; area; location seem to indicate a location in the heavenly waters. In Hebrew the word hashamaim, the word for heaven literally means the waters. A location or place in these waters; a heavenly place, would be consistent with the name of Ea, which literally means Water-house. So it is more likely that Ea and Enki, who are known to be one and the same god, also were known under similar names. Ea meaning -Water (heaven) house- and Enki meaning Heavenly (waters) place- ; Paradise (= heaven). The fishes and rivers of water referring to the higher; heavenly sweet waters. The other lower water was called bitter water. So he was the Lord of the sweet waters; the heavenly waters as opposed to the bitter waters; the darkness. On Earth the sweet waters do not really taste sweet and the ocean water tastes salty. He is not the Lord of the earthly waters but of the spiritual waters.
Therefore I will go to the Apsu, and live with my lord Ea.”
ABZU in Sumerian means Sea of Knowledge, but also Gate; Portal of Wisdom;
Inherent to the expansion of the universe, leaving an open space filled with Light in the middle, Enki "killed" Apsu the husband of Tiamat (Tehom; the Deep, or the Flood. Gen 1;2); the center of the Sea which didn't happen without a fight. (Big Bang). In the Bible this sea is called Rahab (pride) because of this.
By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding (knowledge) he smote Rahab. Job 26:12
Formerly known as Nammu, Apsu and Tiamat were the two Leviathans of the upper and Lower; "sweet and bitter waters", the inner and outer creational waters, in the middle of which Enki made residence.
As such he actually separated the (sweet) waters from the (bitter) waters, turning this center of the universe into a sweet or higher water area; Paradise; the Apsu, (Portal of Wisdom). A walled in garden, walled in by the vault of heaven; the Firmament.
Enki/Ea being the god of the sweet waters of course (As above, so below) was connected to the rivers, lakes and the subterranean waters, that consequently were called the Abzu (Acadian Apsû).
The subterranean waters are called ABZU, Acadian Apsû, the domain of the Acadian water god Ea; "water-house". His temple is É-abzu in the city Eridu. One conceives the subterranean waters as an enormous reservoir of water on which the ground floats. After all, if you dig a hole anywhere in the alluvial plains of Mesopotamia, you'll find water. Still nowadays in the marshlands of modern southern Iraq (where in present time the Marsh Arabs live/lived?) much of the fertile land is on islands actually floating on the water. These waters fertilize the land and due to this, Enki/Ea is also called en.uru 'Lord Reed-sheaf'. In the Creation Epic Enüma elish Mummu is the third primeval being, the vizier of Apsû and ad hoc personalized as if to show how Ea obtained his well known epithet Mummu. The temple workshop/studio where the statue of the gods for the temples were made and restored, is called bït Mummu 'workshop' ('the house of Mummu'). One of the epithets of Enki/Ea is bël nagbï 'Lord of the sources' (construct state of bëlum 'lord'; genitive of nagbum 'well', 'source') and another epithet ar apsî 'king of the Absû' (construct state of arrum 'king'). Enki/Ea is the city god of Eridu, one of the most ancient Sumerian cities in the southern part of Mesopotamia. In ancient time Eridu is situated on a large lake or lagoon near the Persian gulf and surrounded by reed-lands and marshy areas, with swamps and half-floating islands, where almost literally the earth (fertile land) is created by the interplay between the sweet water (Apsû) and the salt water (the sea Tiämat) as stated in the first few lines of the Epic of Creation, the Enüma eli.
The liquid underground of the surface of the Earth is however distinguished from and situated ABOVE THE UNDERWORLD, the empire of the dead. In spite of this however, Enki often is connected erroneously to the Underworld and even made out to be a Demon Lord or Samael. Because of his connection with water, Enki/Ea actually is also the patron god of the (hand-)washing and purifying rituals and the patron god of the exorcists.
According to Sumerian mythology, Enki also assisted humanity to survive the Deluge designed to kill them. In the later Legend of Atrahasis (Noah), Enlil, the king of the gods, sets out to eliminate humanity, whose noise is disturbing his rest. He successively sends drought, famine and plague to eliminate humanity, but Enki thwarts his half-brother's plans by teaching Atrahasis how to counter these threats. Each time, Atrahasis asks the population to abandon worship of all gods, except the one responsible for the calamity, and this seems to shame them into relenting. Humans, however, proliferate a fourth time. Enraged, Enlil convenes a Council of Deities and gets them to promise not to tell humankind that he plans their total annihilation. Enki does not tell Atrahasis directly, but speaks to him in secret via a reed wall. He instructs Atrahasis to build a boat in order to rescue his family and other living creatures from the coming deluge. After the seven-day Deluge, the flood hero frees a swallow, a raven and a dove in an effort to find if the flood waters have receded. Upon landing, a sacrifice is made to the gods. Enlil is angry his will has been thwarted yet again, and Enki is named as the culprit. Enki explains that Enlil is unfair to punish the guiltless, and the gods institute measures to ensure that humanity does not become too populous in the future. This is one of the oldest of the surviving Middle Eastern Deluge myths. (Wikipedia)
Enki is the equivalent of the Persian god Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord), the Hindu god Vishnu ...
represented by the Greek as Prometheus, (Forethought of one who thinks ahead; reason) and he is certain to be the equivalent of the Sumero/Assyrian god Ea.
The name of Ea; Water-house has the same meaning as Narayana, an other name of Brahma. Actually, as Lord of the Apsu, the realm of Light and wisdom, Enki is comparable with Michael, the Archangel of the Day. After choosing side for the true God, Abraham left Sumer and his teachings influenced Zoroaster; Parsism, Islam, Hindu Brahmin, and of course the Jews as well as Christianity. The titles -maker of all the gods that exist-, -wise, cunning, artful creator of every shape- and -the holy lamb residing in the middle of the deep waving sea, where no one dares stare- only add to this connection and even link him to Jesus.
The name Ea most probably is the origin of the Hebrew word Yah; Lord.
The term U-SHUM-GAL, often used to describe Enki, translates as flying, fiery, serpent, which according to some, would perfectly describe a "reptilian in a flying craft emitting a fiery exhaust". In fact the word SHUM can relate to the term "sky vehicle".
So Enki is a reptile? First of all; it does not describe the reptile, it describes something fiery flying through the sky that while doing so resembles a serpent. (Like swinging a flashlight through the air when it's dark.) And second; Flying fiery serpent is the exact description of a Seraph; or of one of the Seraphim, that like the Cherubs or Cherubim were seen as guardian spirits; NOT demons. If anything it may be a UFO and these things may be a lot more spiritual in essence than we assume. Which is why they sometimes merge with each other. If anybody in Sumerian mythology fits the description of a winged serpent it would be Anzu who stole the ME's from Enlil because he wanted to sit on his throne, but not even he is ever called fiery.
"The reptiles verily descend. The earth is resplendent as a well-watered garden. At that time Enki and Eridu had not appeared. Daylight did not shine, moonlight had not emerged." Fragment from the oldest known Sumerian Tablet. THE SUMERIAN KING LIST
What is translated here with reptiles also refers to Seraphs. How can it be physical reptiles if nothing was yet created?
Sumerian gods like Enlil, Enki and Ninurta are always depicted as human shaped deities, except for Anzu.
The storm god Ninurta captures the Anzu bird (also called Imdugud) and brings him before Enki with the stolen Tablet of Destinies.
"Someone translated the word with cunning and so Enki must be the devil." It shows how easy it is to get "Lost in translations". These sort of "mistranslations" sometimes give rise to persistent errors. For instance, in Mt 10:16 Jesus says; "Remember it is I who am sending you out, as sheep into the midst of wolves; prove yourselves as sagacious as serpents, and as innocent as doves. (WEY) be therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves. (DBY) and; be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (ASV) The same goes for Ge 3:1 Now the snake was wiser than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made (BBE), more subtle (RSV), more crafty (DBY, cunning above every animal of the field (LIT). All this gave rise to the though that, on one hand, the serpent was a wise creature, and on the other Enki was an evil god. It is easy to pick your choice, but perhaps the better word to use as translation would have been; ingenious.
lake; sea [AB archaic frequency: 384; concatenates 2 sign variants].
The doorway to wisdom.