The Sumerian Anunnaki and The Origin of Mankind

One of the most interesting theories regarding the origin of mankind was proposed by paranormal author Zecharia Sitchin and revolves around the Anunnaki (Sumerian: “those who came down from the heavens”). The Anunnaki correspond to the old Hebrew Anakeim and Elohim and the Egyptian Neter.


According to Sitchin, the Anunnaki came from Nibiru, the mysterious yet unconfirmed tenth planet in our solar system. They landed in the Persian Gulf area some 430,000 years ago and colonized our planet with the intention of mining monoatomic gold, which was scarce on Nibiru yet abundant on Earth.

Their mining operations went without a hitch for 200,000 years until their miners rebelled and the Anunnaki were left without their working force. Documents Sitchin claims to have translated tell of the efforts the Anunnaki undertook in search for new miners, efforts which ultimately led to the rise of Homo sapiens.

After unsuccessful attempts to splice animal and Homo erectus DNA, the Anunnaki chief scientists Enki and Ninhursag incorporated their own genetic material into H. erectus, fathering modern humans. Their success was shadowed by the fact that their new human slaves were sterile clones and as the demand for workforce increased, they genetically engineered mankind in order to be able to reproduce.

This ability led to overpopulation and many humans were banished from the safety of their cities, giving rise to the expulsion from paradise myth that so many cultures still recall.

Thousands of centuries later, the human species had evolved into stability and again caught the attention of the Anunnaki. They wanted to take advantage of the new genetic stock and some of them were chosen as sexual partners. The children resulted from these forbidden unions were called the Nephilim, “the giants of old”. This protocol breach also resulted in wiping out the resulting populace, save for a few chosen individuals who were protected by Enki, who still harbored sympathy for his creation. These events are present as the cultural heritage of many civilizations.

After hundreds of thousands of years of enslaving their creation to serve their obscure interests, the Anunnaki decided to leave Earth. Their influence reached every corner of the world, from Mesopotamia to India to South America.

According to Sitchin, the Anunnaki exodus happened around 6,000 years ago. Before they left, they decided to give humanity one more boost, which can be summed up as the Sumerian civilization, which was inexplicably advanced for its time. Indeed, they made a ‘sudden’ appearance as a mature and highly organized culture. The Anunnaki taught the Sumerians their way of life and established kingship. The king would act as their emissary on Earth and rule the people under their guidance. Their select bloodline was genetically enhanced with Anunnaki genes and they were taught astronomy, mathematics, technology and medicine.

Despite the skepticism with which this theory has been met, Sitchin cites several documents and discoveries in support of his claim.

The Babylonian epic of creation called Enuma Elish represents a history of the forming of our solar system. According to it, the Earth had not yet formed when a wandering planet called Nibiru was caught by our sun’s gravitational pull. It disturbed many of the planets’ moons and tilted Uranus’ orbit. It then collided with Tiamat, a planet that once orbited between Mars and Jupiter.


Earth was born out of this collision and Tiamat’s moon became our own. What was left of Nibiru settled into a 3,600 year elliptical retrograde (it spins opposite to all the other planets) orbit around the sun. Interestingly enough, computer simulations indicate such an event as the origin of our planet. It would certainly explain a lot of inconsistencies in our current theory about the Moon, which seems older than Earth itself.

Sitchin also believes that the existence of out of place artifacts such as the Baghdad Batteries or the Saqqara Bird can be attributed to an ancient yet highly advanced civilization. He also mentions the suppressed discovery of an Anunnaki gold processing plant on Mount Horeb by Sir Flinders Petrie in 1889.

Archaeological digs at the ancient Mesopotamian city of Niniveh uncovered 400 intact clay tablets in the library of Assurbanipal. These tablets contain continuous historical records fully encompassing the activities of the Anunnaki. The records place the location of the Anunnaki genetic laboratories in East Central Africa, which, interestingly enough is in the exact same area as our modern searches have placed ‘mitochondrial Eve’ and in the same time period. Even more interesting is that 100,000 year-old gold mines have been found in the area.

Sitchin believes that our evolution has been sped up beyond a doubt. He and others claim that our radical and anomalous differences should be evidence enough for this theory.

They also say the Anunnaki are not done ruling Earth.

Ragnar Larsen


  1. I am a believer in this theory & a lot more anchient alien theorys, they make a lot more sense to me than some magical god sitting on a cloud but I am also open to criticism & others views. Without such my views would be no better that of religious zelots. So Izzy can you post your counter theory again & can you guys please leave it on?

  2. Even if your theory is right about aliens and such. Who created them ?
    who created the solar system?
    How does nature perfectly work together without human involvement?
    To be honest my friend you should read about God before making flippant statements,
    So you would come from a place of knowledge.
    Then you would be able to make a more factual statement that would carry more weight than your sarcastic (god sitting on a cloud) one.

  3. A theory is what….?????…however most of the time there are truths in some things not all….

  4. The theory sounds good, the Anunnaki came from the 10th planet maybe. And I feel that they didn, t come here claiming they were Gods,are ancesars did.maybe they here for gold or what ever. Using mankind to do there mining. But when mixed with us that would change our DNA, don, t you think. Our Universe is so big that this story of our kind is just a drop in the bucket.

  5. Ok who created them you say ? But because you don’t have an answer you debunk the science. How does your God do these things you are referring to ? Is that the same god that allegedly made the son of man ? The son of man whom allegedly was raised from the dead and taken up in the sky by some source. So besides the invisible spook in the sky where physically did this physical body then go ? Also if you read some of Sitchins work you find that in the book of Enki these so called Annunaki didn’t imagine gold was here they were taught in education that gold allegedly existed here and in the astroid belt. Meaning they had a historical record structure which we have some but not great detail on. But we can assume they worshipped certain stations of the solor system because of their construction and architecture. Next detailed in the book of Enki was an implication that an Emissary of “unknown origin” visited Enki on several occasions to encourage his continued work with the earthlings. It was written then that it was the Emisary whom gave Enki the details of the Arks construction to which he passed on to Noah behind that wall. Lastly if you look at the Kardashev scale one hypothesizes multi level civilations with the top probably being the one whom can control the acts of multi universes the true consciousness of ONE or the real Elohim. Mix that with the study of the 33 Arks of Soul Resonance and you answer the question about whom could have created whom quite simply. Homo sapiens error was stopping at the worship of these dieties and not understanding the levels of complete creation.

  6. I think it is all credible. Remember, this information is gathered from dozens of scientists, archaeologists. There is no doubt that something has created us. I can’t just sit back and base everything on a Bible. That was written by man. Mankind has been influenced and coerced into believing everything thrown at us. Is it true? Who knows, but I am not denouncing it or denying it, just because some Christian kook touts the Bible all day. Too many mysteries and not enough answers. I believe it’s true. ciao bellissimi..

  7. Just a some useless information the Hopi Indians have a legend of the ant people which is almost the same as this story , what the interesting part is the hopi word for ant is annu the the word for friend nacci the correct spelling eludes me right now but you get the drift

  8. well, I believe this could be very well true BUT remember, the Bible ALSO speaks of Satin being cast down to earth and after researching this many years ago, I think its as likely that these beings are perhaps the bad part of creation and that they may be returning to harvest ( if you get what I mean). So comes in, the 666 system ect….helped by the Illuminati elite of earth. Sounds insane I know, but then again, it all sounds crazy in the grand sceme of things so who can say for sure. I do know there IS a spiritual realm ( good and evil), so everything is on the table at this point. just my opinion of course. ps. some of the beings are good and some are very evil and can manifest through alternate dimentions, so the question becomes, There is a God force, and there is a Satanic or evil force so where do these creatures fall under? If the answer if neither, then a whole new set of questions are needed in my world. As mr. d said, who created them? evolution is now being bebunked as we speak in terms of the big band

  9. yea, we should not forget that peace and love is eternal and beautiful, instead of seeing this life as a competition we should help one another and spread love, and live our life in harmony with nature and the universe.

  10. So, a race that is able to travel through space and colonize other planets some 430.000 thousand years ago (and probably did for several thousand of years before that), still uses organic labour instead of, say nanobots, for a far more effective mining? Suuuuuuure….

    Atleast these tinfoil hat writings are an amuzing read.

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