Were the Gods of the Sumerian Kings List Real?

Sumerian Kings

Our history books are continually being tested and challenged, but few discoveries have thrown a wrench into the officially accepted narrative of man’s origin like the DNA of Alfred Perry. Thanks to a chance submission of this one man’s blood to a genealogy laboratory, scientific theories of our species’ origin have been turned upside-down. 

The story began in 2013, when a female relative of Alfred Perry, a South Carolina man, submitted a sample of his DNA to trace the family’s genetic roots. It turned out Perry’s DNA was not only rare, but it reset the entire timeline for human existence on this planet. Perry’s Y chromosome contained a signature unlike any other.  

Y chromosomes represent the genetic factor that determines the male gender, and from Perry’s DNA, scientists were forced to admit that the common ancestor for his lineage was roaming the earth some 340,000 years ago. Previous to Perry’s DNA sample, scientists believed the origins of humankind traced to an original “Adam” somewhere around 140,000 years ago.  

Perry’s DNA may support the theory that this planet has been home to earlier human civilizations that somehow became extinct—or nearly extinct—and that humanity may have been involved in a reboot, so to speak. This theory is supported by an ancient artifact known as The Sumerian Kings List—a written history of kingship in ancient Mesopotamia discovered in Sumerian cuneiforms.  

The King’s List Is Rediscovered  

The first fragment of this cuneiform tablet, dated around 4,000 years old, was discovered in the early 1900s by German-American scholar Hermann Hilprecht. Since Hilprecht first set eyes upon The Kings List, at least 18 other examples of documents have been found, and most seem to have been chiseled into stone between 2017-1794 B.C.   

The land that was once called Sumer has been replaced by modern-day Iraq and was home to the people of southern Mesopotamia. It flourished between 4100-1750 BCE as a region of city-states, each with its own king.  

The King’s List is a record of the history of kingship in Babylonia, from the beginning of human existence to the early centuries of the second millennium BCE 

More importantly, all the rulers who allegedly held sovereignty over the whole of Babylonia are listed one after the other without interruption, except for one break—a time of political confusion and anarchy, during which it was unclear who the king was. 

Some of the kings are said to have ruled for hundreds, or even thousands, of years. Many academics say they believe this segment of the King’s List is mostly mythological, but now we may have to question this appraisal.

The Human Species as a Slave Race  

While mainstream archaeologists and historians generally agree that, even though our species began around 200,000 years ago, civilization is a more recent advent—beginning about 7,000 years ago. However, historian Anton Parks surmises that humanity was originally ruled by gods who may actually have been superior beings and placed humans in the role of laborers and slaves. 

Humans were specially created to work, Parks says, and their overlords concealed from them a reality behind this world we’ve all accepted as the only plane of existence. People are still ruled by fear, according to Parks, and we are all somehow tied to an ancient oath of loyalty and subservience, forced upon us by beings known as the Anunnaki, who keep us all in physical and spiritual servitude. 

The Anunnaki Live on as Blue Bloods  

According to alternative theorists, such as Parks, the Anunnaki were deities of Sumerian lore who enslaved the human race for their own personal benefit. Parks says he believes the DNA of these gods of the old world has survived through the ages and that their descendants may still be engaged in manipulating humankind. 

Linda Moulton Howe agrees and connects the gods of old to the blue bloods, or what today we might call royalty or the ruling elite. Howe’s conclusion is that this moniker comes from the copper-infused blood of a reptilian race (as opposed to the iron-infused blood of human beings that makes it red). The blue bloods, says Howe, can be traced to European royalty—right down to certain individuals who still wield power and seem to be above the law.  

And now, the question is whether we, as the human race, can liberate ourselves from the chains of an ancient oath between godlike rulers and lowly human beings. Can our human race wake up to its original spiritual source, or will we continue to be enslaved and manipulated by these beings and their methodologies that exist beyond our awareness?



The Transformational Power of the Viking's Runes

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The Birth of Runes

The Viking runes came into being when Odin brought them forth from another world. Historians from the National Museum of Denmark explain that Odin ruled over Asgard, which contains Valhalla, “the hall of the slain.” Half the warriors who died in battle were collected by his female handmaidens, the valkyries, who belonged to him. As such, Odin was the object of worship by kings, warrior chieftains, and their people. 

In a mythic Viking tale, Odin wounds himself with his own spear before hanging himself from the Yggdrasil—the world tree in Norse culture—for nine nights, drawing wisdom from the Depths of Urd, just below it. From there, Odin sees the runes that existed even before his own coming into being, “a time before time.” 

Just as he’s about to die, Odin gathers up the runes and shares them with all of creation and an array of supernatural entities and human beings. Eventually, the runes were given their shapes and phonetic values by subsequent tribal elders. They were carved on weapons, tools, jewelry, amulets, bones, pieces of wood, memorial stones, church walls, and other hard surfaces.

Ancient peoples of the Germanic lands knew the runes to be beyond the time and space with which most people are familiar. Some experts suggest that they were never really “invented,” but are instead eternal, pre-existent forces that Odin discovered through his aforementioned superhuman ordeal.

Historians have linked the runes to areas with a history of Germanic-speaking peoples, including from Iceland to Scandinavia, throughout England, and into Central Europe. Even Constantinople is home to the runes, showing that ancient seafaring cultures had made their way into what is now modern-day Turkey. 

Reading the Runes 

We may use the metaphor of a tree to assess how the runes are read. Historian Emma Groeneveld noted that “they are generally made up of vertical lines — one or more — with ‘branches’ or ‘twigs’ jutting out diagonally (and very occasionally horizontally) upwards, downwards or in a curve from them. They can be written both from left to right and from right to left, with asymmetrical characters being flipped depending on the direction of writing. 

Each rune represents a phoneme (a speech sound) and had a name, made up of a noun, that started (and in one case, ended) with the sound the rune was mainly associated with. Lots of regional and temporal variation existed in the shapes of the letters.” 

Experts of Norse mythology explain that, on the surface, runes seem to be letters. However, they are much more, because each one is a symbol of a cosmological principle or power. The very act of writing a rune called upon unseen spiritual forces. In every Germanic language, wrote historian Daniel McCoy, the word rune comes from the Proto-Germanic word that means both “letter” and “mystery.” 

The Eternal Magic of the Runes 

The runes have been used to link the natural and supernatural worlds, and this gives them the power to enact spells for protection or success. Still, said Olsen in an exclusive Gaia interview, according to archaeological and historical evidence, runes were used as magical tools for healing, transformation, building wealth, and for making the world a better place. 

The power of the runes is in their sound vibrations, teaches Olsen. Each runic character represents a letter so that it can be combined with others to form words. The runes are also magical symbols, and each character has its own name and symbolic meaning. 

Norwegian historian Marit Synnøve Vea explained that runes are not limited to their carved signs, but are also applied in certain songs, magical formulas, secret skills, and for secrets hidden in Skaldic (Old Norse) poetry. Vea noted that runic magic was used to foretell the future, as a form of protection, to cast spells, to cure illness, to bestow love, and much more. 

But where there is power, there is a warning. In the wrong hands and minds, runes carved by unskilled persons could represent risky business. Vea cites a poem from the Old Norse Egil Saga that serves as an ancient warning for the modern generation: 

Runes none should grave ever
Who knows not to read them;
Of dark spell full many
The meaning may miss.
Ten spell-words writ wrongly
On whale-bone were graven:
Whence to leek-tending maiden,
Long sorrow and pain 

The history of the runes is the history of timelessness, a paradox among paradoxes. Often regarded as tools for parlor games, serious historians have found the deeper meaning in ways the runes can be read and applied for the betterment of life on this planet and the invisible worlds.

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