Enki, Enlil, and Marduk

Many people who are familiar with the Anunnaki have been led to believe that Enki is the “good guy” and Enlil is the “bad guy” based on the myths. One of the main reasons for this comes from the story of the Great Flood where Enki was the god who warned Noah of an impending deluge, and therefore became regarded as the savior of the human race, while Enlil and the other gods became villainized for wanting to wipe us out. On the surface, one can understand why this would make sense. When looking deeper into it, however, it becomes quite apparent that Enki’s motivation for saving his creation had more to do with his own personal agenda than his empathy towards us. Likewise, Enlil wanted to end the human experiment not because he hated us, but because he wanted to free us from bondage and allow us the opportunity to return back home to the higher spiritual realms. When looking at it from that perspective, the roles of hero and villain become reversed.

Enki and Enlil counterbalance each other; Enki is Lord of the Earth, while Enlil is Lord of the Air/Wind. But what about the Babylonian god Marduk? In the Enuma Elish, a female dragon-like monster known as Tiamat becomes a disruptive and chaotic force for the gods. After many of his contemporaries fail to slay the beast, Marduk emerges as the hero who establishes himself as king of the gods by hatching a successful plan to defeat his rival. He does this by encapsulating her in a net and uses the power of the winds to help aid in his conquest. Perhaps this is where the word “planet” derives from? As I wrote in my book, Tiamat was originally a planet that existed between Jupiter and Mars and was subsequently destroyed during the “War in Heaven”, becoming what we know today as the asteroid belt.

Following Marduk’s victory over Tiamat, he uses her dead body to form the heavens and the Earth. He creates humans as a slave race for the gods and establishes order in the universe, which is why “order out of chaos” is the motto of the Freemasons. Enki was originally known as the one who had dominion over Earth and who created humanity as an inferior race, but these attributes became assimilated into Marduk. This is why I say Marduk is really Enki’s alter ego. But if this is true, then how did Enlil also become syncretized with Marduk?

Enlil was a storm god who was associated with the planet Jupiter, and was therefore associated with the likes of Zeus and Thor. With Marduk’s rise as the supreme god of Babylon, however, he eventually supplanted Enlil and assumed his role as head of the pantheon by taking on his characteristics. So, if Marduk is Enki’s son/alter ego, what was the purpose of having Enlil replaced? The answer becomes obvious when reading the Gnostic texts.

Enlil is known as Sabaoth in Gnosticism, meaning “Lord of Armies”. In my book, I wrote about how Enlil is associated with both Ninurta and Orion. If you look at the constellation Orion, you see the image of a man holding a sword and shield which represents the warrior aspect of Enlil. Sabaoth (Enlil) was an emanation of Yaldabaoth (Enki) and was known as his son. However, he condemns his father when he realizes what an abomination he is and repents when he hears the voice of his mother Sophia. He is then elevated to the seventh heaven which is Saturn, the highest realm in the Kenoma. There, he is taught about everything that exists in the eighth heaven, causing Yaldabaoth to become jealous of his son. Sabaoth dethrones his father and is given dominion over the upper heavens, while Yaldabaoth is cast down to the abyss following the War in Heaven. This is why Enki’s abode is called the Abzu. Yaldabaoth then takes over Sabaoth’s role as ruler of the seventh heaven (Saturn) and therefore takes on his persona. This is the reason why Enki needed to create an alter ego (Marduk) for himself to replace Enlil as the balancing force of good and evil in order to maintain duality on Earth.

To this day, Yaldabaoth is still the god of this world, while Sabaoth was made heir to the throne of Orion in the eight heaven. Achamoth, the aspect of Sophia which resides in the midst known as the ninth heaven, is waiting for humanity to wake up to their true divine nature so she can return in full to the Pleroma. This is an event which may happen much sooner than most people realize.

Justin

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