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Comically weak article[edit]

To anyone worth their salt, the Sumerians were the clearly a civilization of the first rank and wrote painstaking account of their genesis of their origins and history. The Annunaki are constantly referenced in those writings, to such an extent that the Sumerians appear as bystanders to much of the histories. Yet this article makes them - the Annunaki - appear as guest stars in a long-running sitcom.Proof Reader (talk) 00:04, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Please write more then. That's the idea of Wikipedia. (Note: please don't write ANYTHING if you're insane enough to believe the Anunnaki came from Planet Koomble 454 - it's well-attested they came from Planet Koomble 453).

Anunnaki is Aryan transliteration of An or Anu (= "atom"; aNu, transliteration as their 1. one "king") + Naki or Nagi; which is Sanskrit Naga(s). A hybrid between human and reptilian. Oh my god are you serious WRONG the Anunnaki where not in fact mythology the Ancient rulers of Assyrians thought to have been Giants and have extended life cycles they where mortal and could be killed but where far superior to the human race.The whole reptilian translation again is wrong and offensive please look up history before posting rediculous historical inaccuracies. Here i can play your game too Jesus . JE meaning scorpion and SUS meaning reptile was the first reptilian to encounter the earth. Upon seeing this reptilian figure Herod decided to try to take his form and strength as his own and crucified him under order of the jews do drink his blood and gain his reptilian form. They did NOT create 1. "human" race, but human hybrid as their "image", which was 1. Adapa (=Adam). artificial clone. Or 1. Hebrew semitic "race" of clones... Other human races were already on this planet before clones (Adapa) started to mix with human wives in masses (as is described in Sumerian & Biblical "Genesis" )

NPOV dispute[edit]

Dr malachi Z York has Authored many books in depth (Please examine as his history is based on western literature which is wrong many works from the middle east Far outdate what he used as a guide to his books.The fact that people dont put the time in to look at true middle eastern history is insulting. on this subject about the anunnaqi, anunnagi and done extensive research on the subject of sumerian deities and complied 100's of books back up by facts and evidence that can be check out. Dr Malachi Z york is the leading Authority on the subject of the Anunnagi.

I've removed the npov dispute from this article. It looks to me like authors have been trying to make the article less biased and I don't see anything that is inherently one sided. The ancient astronaut stuff is all treated fairly, explained as theories. I think this line is a bit pejoritive

These claims, like all ancient astronaut theories, are generally considered fantasy to some and fascinating speculation to others.

It could be should be changed to something like beliefs instead of fantasies but that one sentence doesn't really warrant a whole npov tag. If anyone still feels that this article is one sided, leave a msg on my talk page and we can make it better :) TitaniumDreads 15:31, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

I tried to take a less credulous tone, here. I don't think I went overboard, but it's hard to be sure.

In particular, the "missing link" bit is a common misconception: human evolution is actually fairly well documented, but it's always possible, no matter how many ancestors and fossils are found, to claim that the connection between any two of them is missing. Anyone taking this approach might do better to assert that chimpanzees were created by aliens--there's no recent fossil record for chimps. Vicki Rosenzweig 19:29, 27 Oct 2003 (UTC)

Is there any real historical matter here or is this all the work of a modern writer? See also Anu with the same question. Rmhermen 01:51, Oct 28, 2003 (UTC)

"However, there were very influential clandestine organizations that took Sitchin’s work much more seriously.

"Ever since at least 1947, US based clandestine organizations as MJ12 have been engaged in the reverse engineering of downed ET spacecraft, and communicating with different ET races. Even more perplexing for clandestine organizations, was the idea that this advanced race could one day return to the Earth and again interact with humanity as they did in the remote past.

"It is very likely that various intelligence gathering efforts confirmed the validity of some if not most of Sitchin’s hypotheses. US and European clandestine organizations would undoubtedly have made it a top priority to gain access to these ancient ET sites in southern Iraq to learn about the advanced technology used by the Anunnaki. Furthermore, they would have been interested in learning more about the purported home world of the Anunnaki in case it did indeed return to the vicinity of the solar system in the near future."

I deleted the above paragraphs from as I believe they fail the NPOV test and lack scholarly value.

There are too many missing references, details and evidences to support the statements. For example, such statements as "very influential clandestine organizations". Which organizations? What evidence supports the alleged activities? The actual role, purpose and existence of MJ-12 is widely disputed as is the existence of "downed ET spacecraft".

"It is very likely...". Is it? According to what authority and credentials? Sources? Evidences?

"... ancient ET sites..." what evidence suggests there are ancient ET sites? Which mainstream authorities accept this existence of ET sites in southern Iraq?

Most of these paragraphs are written as though the author already accepts the conclusions of Sitchin prima facie whereas many of the statements are very debatable commonly disputed by mainstream scholars more learned in the fields of ancient history and languages.

I also cleaned up some of the biases in the text and, in my opinion, slightly improved the flow making it more readable, but I still think a great deal more work needs to go into this article to reflect the variety of views that exist on this topic (i.e. it is not just Sitchin who writes on Anunnaki!) 20:52, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

The following quote is poorly written and based on some rather far-fetched and unsubstatiated premises. I doubt that there will ever be a suitable citation that will verify the statements and so I have deleted it. I suspect that this article has in the past (and will probably be again) edited by followers of the Ancient Astronaut hypothesis attempting to use this page to subtley promote such ideas (either conciously or unconciously). Wikipedia is not an appropriate venue for such activities. Please be careful to avoid using such non-neutral and unscholarly language on this page or you will risk damaging the credibility of the Wikipedia project. If a hypothesis or unsubstantiated idea is being presented it should be presented as such using appropriate language (for example, "It is believed by followers of the X hypothesis that..." and so on. Thank you.

Annunakis are depicted with wings which implies, that they came flying from other planets such as Planet X or Nibiru 3678 years ago in Iraq through the Ashtar Stargate which Americans now must protect until year 2012 waiting for extra-terrestrials to arrive again through the Ashtar (Star) gate in Iraq.[citation needed] 18:10, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

UFOlogy and translations[edit]

So, does anyone who knows something about cuneiform script care to comment on the translations? I don't know enough to say for sure, but I suspect (based on searches in the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary) that the symbols for anu, na, and ki are quite different to those used to write Anunnaki, and so the UFOlogist theory on the translation is entirely wrongheaded. —E. Underwood 19:45, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

A simple report of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary entries for anu, na, and ki without drawing extensive conclusions might restore balance. --Wetman 19:55, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)


I think a mention of the astronaut stuff might be fair here, but the details need to go somewhere else. An overabundance of such material makes the article a farce. --DanielCD 16:10, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

  I 100% agree with this. I am trying to write an article about this conspiracy theory. I often look at Wikipedia before doing more thorough research to get an idea of what specifically I want to focus on,
and I was pretty shocked that there was no information on this page, especially since reading the Talk page suggests there was at one time. Considering how many pages have surprising sections 

on controversies or conspiracy theories, I would never have expected not to find that here. -Unregistered User


I've heard that the anunnaki were reptilian in nature, according to the sumerian tablets. Is this true?

No. More reading, less "listening". --Wetman 19:48, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

The Reptilians were an alien race which the Anunnaki has created much later, during the time that they constructed the Great Pyramid. That's according to various works, including those by symbolist Michael Tsarion. I am also interested to determine what the Anunnaki (aliens) really looked like. They were called "Serpent Gods", their offspring "Sons of the Serpent." The Reptilians came much later as a perfect worker class, and they are remembered in the forms of 'dragons' and 'beasts'. There is a dispute over whether or not they still exist (underground.) Neurolanis (talk) 18:41, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

The following may be how the anunnaki-reptillian theory originated. ---- The anunnaki's great grandparents are Lahmu and Lahamu, who were sometimes depicted in Sumerican art as snakes/serpents. The anunnaki's great great grandparents are Apsu and Tiamat. Tiamat was depicted once in ancient art as a dragon. Tiamat also gave birth to other snake/dragon monsters too, who warred against the gods. Logically, if the anunnaki are decended from gods who could take the form of snakes, then they should be snakes or part-snake too. Also, at least three lizard-man hybrid or snake-man statues were excavated from Eridu and Ur, dating from the Ubaid period (5th millenium B.C.). [1] This ancient find also fuels the theory. The word 'anu-nna-ki' contains the words Anu and Ki, the parents of the anunnaki. Mabey the word means 'the children of Anu and Ki' and therefore of royal blood, as Anu & Ki were the sky and earth gods, and therefore royalty. (talk) 13:05, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

"According to the sumerians"[edit]

Twice in a cursory overview of this article I see claims that the speculative theories are sumerian in origin. This is simply absurd. Trying to keep NPOV is one thing, but "Ananaki is ancient Sumerian word for Extra Terrestrials" and "According to Sumerian mythology the Anu came to earth and created a slave race, humans, by bonding their genetic material with that of homoerectus" are incorrect. According to the speculative theories this is what happened, however to say that sumerians had a concept of extraterrestrials, let alone an understanding of what homo erectus is, is absurd! Thanatosimii 04:40, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Don't forget the knowledge of "genetic material." - Cyborg Ninja 21:12, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

if that is what the tables say when translated than who are you to argue with it? Cheesecake42 (talk) 19:37, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Since they don't, it shouldn't be here.Doug Weller (talk) 20:03, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
they don't? what does your translation say?Cheesecake42 (talk) 15:55, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Tell me what you want a translation of and I'll get it for you, but you've got to be specific, not just 'the one that mentions ETs because there isn't one).Doug Weller (talk) 17:50, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
anything that mentions the anunnaki Cheesecake42 (talk) 19:42, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
That's still a big, relatively non-specific request, but here: [2]

and [3] and try to get hold of Kramer [4] and there is this faq [5].--Doug Weller (talk) 21:10, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Text removed from Article[edit]

I removed this section of the text, as it seems to be improperly written, for a wikipedia article.--Sp. Furius Fusus 00:01, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

(EDIT: It is commonly asserted in internet realms that the Anunnaki flooded the earth in an attempt to wipe out the humans. This is not what the cuneiform text translated according to Sitchin. They did, however, fail to warn the humans of a coming deluge so that humans could attempt to save themselves. This decision was not universally agreed upon by the Anunnaki ruling elite. One of them did warn a human and his family, and even instructed him to build a ship to house animals and seeds of earth to preserve them from the cataclysm. Remember Noah from the bible version of the flood story? Sitchen has translated a very similar story and details it in several of his books.)

Jon Gress' movie[edit]

Is the movie coming out any time soon, does anyone know? I have tried googling and looking around but wasn't able to find any information on how that movie project is progressing. I am talking about the movie he is making called 1Anunnaki. 12:52, 25 March 2007 (UTC) ''

Celestial poles[edit]

There's a reference in the article about two gods who are related to the celestial poles. How could the Sumerians have known about their existence? Can anybody clear this up? - Cyborg Ninja 21:13, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Creation Myth?[edit]

Who is the judge of whether the story is a myth or real? The same people currently trying to render Jesus as a myth too? There is more evidence for why evolution theory is a myth than there is for whether its reality or not. I don't see people tagging evolution as a myth, even though there is no evidence for it. Suddenly a monkey over a 100000 years went from 23 to 24 genomes, every day he evolved to 23.000001 genomes, 23.000002 genomes and so on until 23.9999999, and suddenly and magically, he evolved into 24 genomes! Lol, unfortunately, genomes are whole, either 23, or 24, no floating points...... okay, so this is evolution theory, 20000 bc, at 11.59pm man was a monkey and had 23 genomes, suddenly at 00:01am he magically evolved one more genome in 2 minutes.... due to this pressure for the extra genome to come from the so acidic environment. Man evolved from the monkey, but its funny, the same monkey we were supposed to evolve from has stayed the same for the last 7000 years lol and they want us to beleive we evolved lol... couple of hundred years ago, they swore the sun went around the earth! If you beleive in evolution, you have watched too much zizi tv. lol Please take away the "myth" part, you don't know whether its true or not, and there is no easy way of proofing it.... a myth is only a myth if it can be proven to be a myth. -- (talk) 01:14, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure you've quite grasped the concepts you have such forthright views on, 'lol'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harsimaja (talkcontribs) 22:09, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Oh yes, there are tons of ancient evidence to prove they were real. They were not spirits though. Neurolanis (talk) 18:42, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Like it or not, this is the standard terminology. Evolution is a basic part of science (againh like it or not) and that again is the standard terminology. (And anyone who thinks man evolved from a monkey has no business attacking evolution since they don't know anything about it).
More relevantly, the Wikipedia article on Myth says "Use of the term by scholars does not imply that the narrative is either true or false. It should be known that myths have historical basis." -- it's a short article, it might help to read it. --Doug Weller (talk) 19:55, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, but even if you rephrase it to "humans have a common ancestor with apes", this still boils down to humans evolving from a monkey (like it or not). And as it can't be demonstrated or tested evolution isn't part of science either no matter how loud some academics are whining about it. So back to the subject, wouldn't the Anunnaki fall under "creation myth"? -- (talk) 17:33, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
You clearly know nothing of evolution. Evolution has been clearly demonstrated: maize and dogs, for instance, wouldn't exist if not for evolution (from teosinte and wolves), and evolution is demonstrated every day as certain members of a species with unfit traits die off (for example, members of a moth species that were mottled brown instead of black did well in England's forests as they could hide on tree bark from birds, but when the trees were cut down the black individuals began to dominate as birds were catching the brown ones more often. True story, forget source). You creationists really shouldn't argue about evolution until you've actually thoroughly read up on the theory, every word you type is sheer ridiculousness. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:49, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
I've heard/read about that species of moths, but i don't think that they are proof of Evolution. They didn't "evolve" they simply "adapted" to their new environment. :)
You don't prove theories, but they are evidence of evolution. Adaption is part of evolution. Dougweller (talk) 14:42, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Evolution, as has been described over the years, was proven wrong when we were able to look into DNA. The chromosomes are different between Homo Erectus and humans, which science had claimed they came from. That is a proven fact, and there is no denying that, which is the reason why there was never a so-called missing link found. Now, using the word myth to describe the Anunnaki, and the Sumerian writings, I would frown upon, as the tablets and seals were meant to record history as they knew it, and in fact, do exist, so this does not qualify as a myth. By saying this, it would have to mean that all recorded history is mythical. The word myth is another term for an untruthful story. Craxd (talk) 20:07, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

You are mistaken...a myth is a sacred narrative usually explaining how the world or humankind came to be in its present is NOT a term for an untruthful story.Theroadislong (talk) 21:03, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
It is definitely NOT a "proven fact" that Homo erectus had a different number of chromosomes from modern humans, because NO Homo erectus DNA has yet been found, let alone any intact cell nuclei in which one could count the number of chromosomes.Tmangray (talk) 04:40, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Am I now? You Darwinists can't stand a fly in the ointment. The definition of myth is: (1) a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. (2) A widely held but false belief or idea. I would not call the Sumerian recorded history a traditional story. This page uses the word myth to make the recorded history of Sumer seem to be a "false belief", and that is fact. I know of many so-called accounts of ancient history being labeled as factual, only because it agrees with what a university says matched their scientific belief, but still, the ones that do not match these beliefs are always labeled as myth. That is funny, when one thinks of all those university theories about how the pyramids were made, only to be shot down later. In that case, those same theories should be labeled mythical too.--Craxd (talk) 23:30, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Annunaki as Sons of Enoch[edit]

It would be interesting to verify any kind of links between Enoch and the Annunaki. The song Veni Creator could very well have been sung by the Annunaki. (talk) 12:42, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for this scholarly contribution. Your researches have led to my consideration that the song Yellow Submarine may in fact have originally been based on an account of life on the mothership by ancient insects from the planet Zog 39), who of course appeared several times in various ancient scriptures, before they were nuked in volcanoes. It's still just a tentative hypothesis though, so let's not insert it in the article quite yet. This discussion page is fascinating!

osiris, isis, and horace[edit]

Do the annunaki corralate to the celestial, other-worldly, or avian aspects of any of or all three of the "ancient" dieties?-- (talk) 21:33, 26 February 2009 (UTC) No. NJMauthor (talk) 07:36, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

the image on this page[edit]

is there any way to prove the image on this page is authentic? Where is this artifact on display. I used tineye (reverse image search)on the image and it shows up on 12 conspiracy theory type web sites, but nowhere like an anthropology dept of a university or a museum. prove it or lose it I say. (talk) 13:09, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

A very good question. Looking at the file, it says the image was uploaded to Wikipedia Commons as a free image due to expired copyright. No other information given. I'd like to ask an image expert on this one. Now I must go find one. Aunt Entropy (talk) 14:18, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

It's legit, but not particularly representative. Anunnaki is just a generic word for deities. There were some deities in that image, but they did not take up most of the image. There are probably images we can dig up that more clearly show more deities and that have a clear source and clear licensing. DreamGuy (talk) 17:30, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

It's actually a Neo-Assyrian cylinder seal impression depicting an Apkallu priest going about his usual business with a Sacred Tree. The description "Ancient Sumerian seal depicting Annunaki" is just plain wrong. (talk) 11:50, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

I agree. It doesn't belong on the page and I've deleted it. I think the image itself should be renamed and a note put on the talk page, but it would be nice to firmly identify it first. I'm scouring Google images with no luck so far. Dougweller (talk) 14:06, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
Image renamed. Dougweller (talk) 11:32, 31 December 2010 (UTC)


Disregarding the 'speculative' portions of this article, the discussion of the etymology is horribly lacking. It IS appropriate to break down these words into their smaller syllables, and thus derive a word meaning based on the total meanings of the syllables. The very term Anunnaki is amenable to this, and there is no components which indicates royal blood or aything of the sort. An - heavens, sky na - to go ki = Earth


Hello, "Dr." In the above comment that discusses Horace, Osiris and Isis, the only portion authored by me is the word "no.". NJMauthor (talk) 08:08, 6 August 2010 (UTC)


In every source, both wacky AA theory sources and sane sources I've come across, Anunnaki is rendered an(u) "sky" - na Locative/Dative - ki "earth". I highly doubt the current rendering, could someone with more expertise than me please verify that the current version is correct/not correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:55, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

We can't remove the current rendering as it's attested by what we consider reliable sources - see WP:RS, but if you can find a reliable source with your rendering we can add it. I've searched and can't find one. We'd need a source making this specific rendering for the word. Dougweller (talk) 07:23, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Light on Summarian Cosmology[edit]

I do agree witht the first comment on this talk page. This is an unsuitably shallow description of who the historical / mythological Annunaki are from archeological evidence. These are some of the first gods of the earliest mythology known to us, and this author makes little to mention of the Summerians, nor the original myth that they where described in, or who created them. Sad. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Superangel4774 (talkcontribs) 23:33, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

I doubt very much anyone could pinpoint the 'original myth', how could anyone possibly know if there weren't undiscovered tablets? If you have reliable, non-fringe sources, please do add to the article. Dougweller (talk) 07:25, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Good feedback advice[edit]

In this feedback. An ip gave some potentially good sources. "All people need to do is read 'Enuma Elish - A Babylonian Epic' or go to University of Oxford Online to read the Sumerian texts themselves. For definitnitions of the Sumerian texts, I recommend The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary". Ryan Vesey 14:59, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

translation into Chinese Wikipedia[edit]

The 21:07, 11 April 2016‎ Nihiltres version of this article is translated into Chinese Wikipedia to expand an existing article there.--Wing (talk) 19:02, 16 May 2016 (UTC)