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/kinku6: 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: 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. The fishes and streams of water referring to the higher; heavenly 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 waters from the 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 now 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.
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.
Die Wahrheit wiegt meistens schwer.