Faces of History
By Adrian Dorsey
There is a characteristic of history that I have always found profoundly disappointing. It is the same element rather you are reading about ancient Mesopotamia, the rulers of Egypt, the knights of the round table, the invasion of the Huns, or modern stories of the Great Wars. Whatever time period you choose or whoever the subject matter may concern we are left with a trivial spattering overview of events that they were responsible for accomplishing. The one thing that is often absent is the emotional state of being that was behind the reason they did anything at all. Where is the moral or ethical understanding to explain why someone did a particular something? This is an important element to consider. It matters because even in the face of great peril sometimes good can be accomplished by evil means and in the most unfortunate of circumstances the reverse has sometimes been the case as well. All too often we see the judgment of history fall upon men and women that I have felt were unjustly accused or entirely misunderstood for no other reason than that you and I were not there! We do not know why they did this or that or what perpetuated the thing to begin with. All we know is that so and so lived and died and are remembered for a handful of events if they had a high enough social status that demanded some scribe to record their name somewhere on a tablet or in a scroll.
The next book I am going to write is going to attempt to fill in the gap of a few particular individuals that have left their remarkable impact upon the most ancient of days. I will write from an emotional perspective in the effort to capture some form of essence that I hope will allow for some development to the characters that can appeal to anyone’s humanity at a level of empathy. The subject will cover a series of articles about the Anunnaki Gods. I have felt a compelling to do this for many years. The subject matter is enormous and the depth of it is so vast that I have been somewhat intimidated by the magnitude of dedication that will be required to do this. I feel that it needs to be done. The story of Enki, the Lord of the Waters, son of Anu of the Anunnaki Royal House of the Serpent/Dragon has to be told from the perspective of sole emotion. As a weeping emotionaly god he has to be understood in the realm of all the complexities of emotion. I believe that he was driven by powerful passion whether he was in joy or sorrow and the tides of his development have left their mark on his greatest accomplishment here on our planet; humanity.
The challenge is that we know so little about these beings “who from the heavens came down”, but no one has attempted to write about them from the perspective of seeing through their eyes and feeling with their hearts. Zechariah Sitchin did a wonderfully amazing job in his “Lost Book of Enki”. I will try to emulate that work by taking it a step further. I believe there is enough anectdotal evidence to profile not just a series of events but the emotions which inspired the decisions this god made that had circumstances impacting the creation of the human species right to this day.
One can argue that this cannot be done. We have no way of knowing how Enki would have felt or any other person for that matter. That is not necessarily true. In more than one place Enki is described as the weeping god. When he was informed that his brother Enlil would be given command over our planet, Enki wept. He felt betrayed. There was tension between him and his brother. Disappointment between son and father is obvious. Are these not things that many of us can relate to? I believe they were more human than we give them credit for. Perhaps we are the people we have turned out to be with our full display of being able to laugh, cry, dance, grieve, anger, ambition, loyalty, lust, hatred, love, compassion because we inherited these things from those who created us. I cannot prove that may be the case, but neither can it be disproven. By that fact alone I believe that this attempt deserves a chance to flourish. The gods seemed capable of all the emotional displays of mortal men therefore I will write as though they were but mortals. Although they appeared to be longer lived as a species making our lives appear minute in comparison I believe that they too feared death and felt the tightening grip of time on them as we do, perhaps even moreso because they may have taken for granted that they would live forever. Some of them, such as Osiris and Dumuzi, did die so they were not as immortal as they wanted humans to believe.
These faces of history deserve to be remembered as something more than emotionless golems judged for their success or failures. In order to attempt to understand them we have to put ourselves in their shoes and try to feel the reason behind these beings who from the heavens came down and left their mark upon our people.