A post by Kantzveldt at ATS
It might be of interest to consider here the cultic aspects of those Annunaki born upon Earth, and the Dynastic bloodlines they were associated with…
To Ishtar, Great Lady, Queen of the Igigi and Annunaki, whose power the Gods, her Fathers have increased
The term Annunaki is generally considered to translate as “Those of princely seed”, sometimes this referred to a group of seven senior Gods as in the Atra-Hasis myth, but any descendant of Anu could be understood as ‘Anunnaki’. When understood as a specific group of such they could be referred to by the Semitic term ‘Igigi’, but what such a grouping might consist of could vary, either younger or senior Gods, as can be seen the terms were interchangeable;
After she had mixed the clay,
she called the Anunnaki, the great gods.
The Igigi, the great gods, cast their spittle on the clay.
The term ‘Igigi’ term probably derived from the Sumerian grouping of the ‘Great Princes’, in that context the senior Gods.
The great-hearted mistress, the impetuous lady, proud among the Anuna gods and pre-eminent in all lands, exalted among the Great Princes
In those days of yore, when the destinies were determined, the Great princes allowed Uruk Kulaba’s E-ana to lift its head high.
The Annunaki in that case would be the rest of the Sumerian Pantheon, but in considering Annunaki/Princely seed born upon Earth amongst humanity one finds very specific Cultic traditions, that these would be seen as born of Ninsumun a Goddess associated with the Celestial Cow and medical procedure, the daughter of Anu and Urash (who is generally seen as associate with Ki/Earth)
Ninsumun was originally named Nininsina, she was the great wild cow, a Goddess of healing and medical procedure,
City worthy of the divine powers, according to its name: shrineUrim, Origin of human seed, consolidating the foundations of the Land, abundance — and well on the day when the destiny of the Land was determined, when the seed of all living beings was originally brought forth
Nininsina perfect with the great divine powers, the fifty divine powers, perfect adorned with jewels of cuba stone, the lady whose great name is inGirsu, the shrine which first brought forth the seed of mankind
She takes in her hands the august divine powers.She tests the surgical lancet;Nininsina sharpens the scalpel. She has made perfect the divine powers of medicine
My lady searched intensively on her own , concerned herself with things that otherwise one does not bother with, directed her attention to things that otherwise one does not do. Proudly she took the rank of Mistress, and my lady took away all the divine powers established for it. At that time, the jewellery of cuba stones did not exist; no jewellery of cuba stones was worn on the neck. Nininsina invented it: it was she who ploughed with the cuba stones, she who made them into seeds.
To create offspring for thousands of young women, to make things in order like a potter, to cut the umbilical cord, to determine destinies, to let the human child scream loud and long after it is received in the embrace
The seed itself was contained in shrines at various Cities, no specific paternal lineage is associated with it as it was seen as an aggregate of the essence of the Annunaki, it was the role of Ninsumun to give birth to it.
In the case of Gilgames he was born of Ninsumun but did have a specific Father in terms of Lugalbanda, were Lugal relates to ‘Dynastic succesion’, but Lugalbanda himself was of a 1st Dynasty grouping of eight Princes seen as born of Urash and nurtured by Ninsumun.
When the Divine En Kingship was seen as restored in 3rd Dynasty Uruk the Kings claimed Ninsumun as their Mother and stated they were the elder brother of Gilgames, who had ruled thousands of years earlier according to their records, and possessed Divine qualities,so very curious claims.
After my seed had been poured into the holy womb, Suen, loving its appearance , made it partake of Nanna’s attractiveness. Coming forth over the Land like Utu, Enlil called me by an auspicious name, and Nintud assisted at my birth. As I came forth from the womb of my mother Ninsumun, a favorable destiny was determined for me.
I am the creature of Nanna! I am the older brother of Gilgamec! I am the son borne by Ninsumun, a princely seed! For me, kingship came down from heaven! Sweet is the praise of me, the shepherd Ur-Namma!
I am a child born of Ninsumun. I am the choice of holy An’s heart. I am Culgi, the beloved of Ninlil. I am he who is cherished by Nintud.
These different principles, although not as neatly as presented here, manifest themselves in the terms lugal (dynastic) and en (non-dynastic), respectively, and can seemingly be found among the rulers of the Early Dynastic period who are usually, but not always, referred to as en and in the kings of Akkad who called themselves lugal
In terms of the Princes of Uruk of the 1st Dynasty it can be seen that Lugalbanda was understood as a ‘breeding bull’, Lugal/Dynastic succession.
At that time there were seven, there were seven — the young ones, born in Kulaba, were seven. The goddess Urash had borne these seven, the Wild Cow had nourished them with milk. They were heroes, living in Sumer, they were princely in their prime. They had been brought up eating at the god An’s table. Lugalbanda, the eighth of them
Like the dispersed holy cows of Nanna, as with a breeding bull when, in his old age, they have left him behind in the cattle pen, his brothers and friends abandoned holy Lugalbanda in the mountain cave
They who are favoured in Inana’s heart, who stand in the battle, they are the seven torches of battle ; they stand joyfully as she wears the crown under a clear sky, with their foreheads and eyes they are a clear evening
The Goddess Urash in her role as Mother of these Earth born Annunaki, and through her daughter Ninsumun, is probably slightly more complex than directly relating to Earth, she has something of the qualities of a radiant Dragon if comparisons to her are anything to go by.
My king, you alone perform the ancient rites, a truly immense task. Ninurta, yellow evening light that casts fear over the Land, like holy Urash, a fearsome dragon brandishing a terrible torch!
youthful Utu arising from Urash; brilliant light, great lion, hero emerging from the holy interior of heaven, storm whose splendour covers the Land and is laden with great awesomeness;The great wild bull, youthful Utu, who like a torch illuminates the Land from the holy heavens; the fearsome radiance of Urash, the just god among the Anuna gods, holy dragon