If Adapa was the first human to undertake a space trip, the second was Etana if we are to go by Sumerian accounts. Etana, as we have already related, was Cain’s firstborn son who sadly has been completely ignored by the writers of Genesis when he was quite an epochal figure as monarchical successor to his father and ruler of the city-state Kish.
Exactly when Etana went to Nibiru is not that clear-cut in the Sumerian records, which can be quite difficult to time in some cases given that some of the events were couched in legendary style. Some chroniclers in fact put the advent of Etana after the Deluge, which doesn’t make sense at all.
The Sumerian King List says Etana was one of 23 kings of Kish who together ruled for a total of 24,510 years. The Deluge happened only 13,000 years ago. Etana’s time therefore could not have been post-diluvial. In any case, the Kish dynasty would have ruled for far much longer than that if we take into account the fact that some figures given by ancient historians were substantially reduced by some mathematical factor.
We did at one stage give the example of Noah, in terms of whom the Bible says the Deluge happened when he was 600 years old but which Berossus puts at a time when he was 36,000 years old – a figure clearly arrived at by multiplying 600 by a factor of 60. It is important, therefore, not to be very dogmatic about figures we encounter in ancient history: they are not unassailably conclusive.
Etana’s saga is narrated in a Sumerian text dubbed The Epic of Etana. He’s said to have been a very popular king who united all the city-states of the Edin, Eden in the Bible. Now, Kish was controlled not by Enkites but Enlilites. Thus unlike Cain, who was a diehard Enkite although he ruled in Kish (the Enlilites called him Arwium, meaning “serpent”, in mockery), Etana was very much a protégé of the Enlilites. He was particularly loved by the notoriously sex-crazed Inanna-Ishtar and was highly valued by her twin-brother Utu-Shamash. The Enlilites had such a sway on Etana that Enki, his paternal grandfather, could not hide his resentment.
Etana had a wife he valued greatly but she was unable to sustain conception because of repeated miscarriages. The Enkites in Enki and his genius son Ningishzidda, not to mention Ninmah, would have easily taken care of this handicap given their mastery of genetics and medicine but they were seemingly repulsed by Etana’s disproportionate allegiance to the Enlilites and so simply looked the other way. Etana, however, badly needed a heir and the Enlilites told him on planet Nibiru grew a fruit-of-the-womb plant known as the Plant of Birth. Soon Etana was put on a spaceship to Nibiru.
When the rocket was space-borne and Earth had disappeared from view, Etana like Adapa before him grew cold feet and demanded that the he be returned to Earth forthwith. In the process, there was a glitch and the spaceship found itself headed for a catastrophic plunge into the wall of a waterfalls. When Inanna-Ishtar got the news on radio, she put her space-navigation skills for which she was renowned to use and Etana’s spaceship was diverted into a grove, where it crash-landed but without fatalities. Etana did finally get to have a heir but how this came about is not addressed in the epic.
THE MERGER OF THE CAINITE AND SETHIAN LINES
Since Etana’s line did not lead to the iconic Noah, it does not at all feature in the Old Testament. Instead, it is that of his younger brother Enoch I and that of his cousin Seth that do. GENESIS 4 and 5 talk about the genealogies of the Cainite and Sethian lines. There are two features that are particularly arresting about the two genealogies. The first is that the names are so uncannily similar, an aspect we have already noted and pronounced upon. The second is that the writers of Genesis show a unabashed ambivalence towards the Cainite line. They at once exalt it and scoff at it.
Since the Cainites (the descendants of Cain) were Enkites, they were extraordinarily gifted thanks to Enki’s super genes. Jubal, for example, was a most entrancing musician, like Enki was, and Tubal-Cain was the most accomplished craftsman of his generation – that is, a master metallurgist – like Enki was. This the Levites, the authors of Genesis, duly recognise. On the other hand, they make a point of calling attention to the fact that the Cainites were a wicked lot.
A certain Lamech is recorded as boasting to his wives that he killed two men and that anybody who would be so foolhardy as to exact vengeance on him would earn himself 70 times the wrath of God. What is ironic, though, is that Lamech was of the conjoined Cainite and Sethian (the descendants of Seth) lines, the reason he features on both lists. How did the two lines merge and why? We did touch on this element at some point but did not sufficiently dwell on it. It thus behoves us to flesh out the argument further.
The Levites were Jews and the Jews were Enlil’s chosen people, Enlil being the most prominent Jehovah/Yahweh as he was Earth’s Chief Executive, initially substantively and in due course only in a patriarchal sense as other members of the Anunnaki pantheon also had their chances at being an Enlil (remember Enlil was simply a title for the Anunnaki ruler of Earth: his own name according to some ancient records was Anen).
We have already related that Adapa, Enki’s son with an Earthling woman, was the first Priest-King of the Earthlings, the Sanga-lugal or Melchizedek. When he died, he was succeeded by Cain. Cain was in turn succeeded by his firstborn son Etana. However, Etana’s line did not lead to Noah, the hero of the Deluge. The line that led to Noah was that of Enoch I, Cain’s second-born son. This is the line that in turn led to Shem, whose descendants, the Jewish people, found favour with Enlil.
As such, Etana’s line became obscure and Enoch I’s line became preeminent, just as Esau’s line became obscure and that of Jacob, his younger brother who appropriated the birthright from him, became preeminent. It was all politics at play rather than merit, consistent with the Enlilites’ characteristic divide and rule stratagem.
Meanwhile, Cain’s younger brother Seth began his own line through his firstborn son Enshi, Enosh in the Bible. Seth also had a second-born child, a daughter called Noam. Now, Seth was the favourite of the Enlilites because unlike Cain, who was fathered by Enki, he was fathered by Adapa and so was easier to co-opt into their faction.
The Enlilite thus wanted his offspring to have a genetic stake in the ruling line. That was only possible if his line merged with Cain’s royal line. As such, a uniting intermarriage was orchestrated. Enoch I and Noam came together in holy matrimony. It is the resultant conjoined line that led to Noah and to Shem.
You will now understand why in Genesis the Cainite line and Sethian line for the most part carry identical names. They were the same people. But since Cain was an Enkite, the pro-Enlil authors of Genesis wanted to give the spurious impression that the Jews sprang from Seth alone and had nothing to do with Cain. In order to create and embed this fiction, they gave two separate Cainite and Sethian lines when in truth the two lines did integrate into one bloodline from the very beginning with the marriage of cousins Enoch I from the Cainite line and Noam from the Sethian line.
If Cain hadn’t been the carrier of the royal gene, his name wouldn’t have come into the mix in the genealogical passages. He would have been ignored altogether. But it was essential to feature him because it was he who lent legitimacy to the conjoined line. Sadly, Christendom has missed this most fundamental of truths and simply dismissed Cain as no more than a cold-blooded murderer.
THE INCEPTION OF WORSHIP
Although the Anunnaki were not gods, humans worshipped them anyway and we continue to worship them today, albeit unwittingly for most. Every time a Christian kneels down to worship Jehovah, scarcely is he or she aware that they are worshipping an Anunnaki being, principally Enlil. Other mainstream religions worship the same Anunnaki gods under different names. The world’s most worshipped gods are Enlil and his second-born son Nannar-Sin, who is the god of the most influential religion in the Middle East.
On their part, the ancients did not worship the Anunnaki at all. This is the generation from Adam to Cain I’m talking about. The Anunnaki came to Earth about 445,000 years ago and created mankind about 300,000 years ago. Yet they were not worshipped by Earthlings until about 95,000 years ago. Initially, there was no worship: there was only workship. Humans were created to serve the Anunnaki, to work for them, and not to worship them.
Even when Adapa became Earth’s first Priest-King, none of his obligations entailed worshipping the Anunnaki. A priest was a shepherd or trustee. That is to say, he took care of the human “flock” on behalf of the Anunnaki. This was not a religious role: it was a jurisprudential role, whereby he saw to it that they unfailingly abided by codes of conduct and civilised norms. That role changed 95,000 years ago to become a religious role. Exactly what happened 95,000 years ago to bring about such a seismic shift?
It was the birth of Enosh to Seth and his Anunnaki wife Kalimath. Of the third generation from Adapa, this being Cain’s sons Etana and Seth’s son Enosh, Enosh was the most human in that he had the least amount of Anunnaki blood coursing in his veins. The name Enosh actually means “Human” in Hebrew but in a demeaning sense as it has connotations of one who is frail or mortal, like we sometimes say “I’m only human” when we perpetrate an outrageous act. Thus the name Enosh was a disparagement. Its other connotation was that of a “commoner”. This was to contrast him with the Cainite line, which was an aristocratic line by virtual of carrying much more Anunnaki blood.
Since Enosh was of a lesser standing genetically, the Enlilites decided to turn him into their worshipper. It was during his advent that mankind began to worship the Anunnaki. GENESIS 4:36 underscores that when it says, “To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the LORD.” Worship of the Anunnaki folks was instituted not by Enki but by Enlil.
From the time Enosh became of age at 12 years old, the Enlilites took him under their wing. They based him at Nippur, Enlil’s cult centre in the Edin, where he was taught three things basically. The first were the rites of worship, all the ceremonies and rituals that were required in the worship of Enlil. The second was to prepare the perfumes for anointing humans who would be brought before the presence of Enlil, a task that Enlil entrusted to Nannar-Sin. The third was to prepare a medicinal potion from what was called the Inbu fruit.
This potion was meant to power the libido of the Anunnaki for we learn from the Epic of Gilgamesh that the nymphomaniacal Inanna-Ishtar begged the well-endowed Gilgamesh to “give me of your Inbu fruit”, that is, make love to her. The skill of preparing the Inbu potion was imparted to Enosh by Ishkur-Adad, Enlil’s youngest son.
Be that as it may, the conduct of worship in Anunnaki days was different from that of our day. In Anunnaki times, people went not to a church or temple: they went to the home of the Anunnaki god himself. And once there, they did not process into the house but simply hovered within the wider premises.
The worship itself was not prayer or supplication: it was simply paying homage, like tourists do when they visit Buckingham Palace, and singing praise and thanksgiving songs. Whatever needs the people wanted to present before the Anunnaki god was done through the Priest-King. It was he only who was allowed to enter the house of the god. Even then, he did not do this alone: he was presented before the god by one member of the Anunnaki pantheon.
THE LINE OF ADAPA
From Adapa to Noah, there were ten generations. Adapa (born about 110,000 years ago) fathered Cain (legally, that is, as he was Enki’s biological son), Abel, and Seth. This was the second generation. Cain begot Etana and Enoch I, whereas Seth (born 103,000 years ago) begot Enosh (95,000 years ago). These marked the third generation.
Enoch I married Noam, Seth’s daughter, to integrate the Cainite and Sethian lines. About 92,000 years ago, the couple had a son Kunin (Cainan in the Bible). Kunin marked the fourth generation. “Kunin, He of the Kilns, his name had the meaning,” relates Enki in The Lost Book of Enki. “For by Ninurta in Bad-Tibira he was tutored, of furnace and kiln there he learned. How with bitumens fires to make, how to smelt and refine he was taught; in the smelting and refining of gold for Nibiru he and his offspring toiled. In the 98th shar did this matter come about.”
Approximately 89,000 years ago, Kunin fathered a son with his half-sister Mualit. His name was Malalu (Mahalaleel/Mehujael in Genesis). “He Who Plays, his name meant,” says Enki. “In music and song he excelled. For him Ninurta a stringed harp made, a flute for him he shaped. Hymns to Ninurta Malalu played, with his daughters before Ninurta they sang.” Malalu was the fifth generation Adapite.
Malalu married his paternal cousin Dunna, by whom he had a son called Irid (Jared/Irad in the Bible). This was 85,000 years ago. Jared meant “He of the sweet waters”. Of him, Enki says, “Dumuzi how wells to dig had taught, for flocks in distant meadows water to provide”. Jared marked the sixth generation since Adapa.
Like Malalu, Jared married his paternal cousin Baraka and about 79,000 years ago the couple had a son they named Enkime, known as Enoch in the Bible and the apocryphal books. We may as well dub him Enoch II to distinguish him from Enoch the son of Cain. Enoch II marked the seventh generation.
Just under 71,000 years ago came a eighth generation Adapite, born to Enoch II and his wife Edinni. He was named Matushal (Methuselah in the Bible). His name meant “God’s Helper”. Enoch II was the father of Lumach (Lamech in the Bible), born about 56,000 years ago, when Adapa died. Adapa thus was alive through the first nine generations of his progeny. The name Lumach meant “Mighty Man”.
Finally came the tenth generational, the most famous of Adapa’s offspring. This was Ziusudra, meaning “Wise Man”. In the Bible, Ziusudra is known as Noah, the hero of that infamous globalwide flood that decimated the population of mankind. Noah was born to Lamech and his wife Batanash 49,000 years ago, but there is a biological twist to the circumstances surrounding his conception courtesy of Enki that we will address at the appropriate time.
We see, therefore, that between the birth of Adapa and the birth of Noah, about 61,200 years passed. The progenitor of the line himself, Adapa, lived for about 55,800 years. The year of Cain’s death is not known but since he was alive when Adapa died, he too must have lived for nearly as long as Adapa. As we have long pointed out, the ages we read in Genesis were microscoped by a certain mathematical factor: they were not literal as the Adapite line lived for thousands of years thanks to the ingestion of Star Fire.
Impatience lives within all of us; in some even more so than in others. When impatient some people will get fidgety, mumble and curse under their breath or even losing their tempers and being rude to others, whilst on the other hand others will be cool, calm and collected. Impatience comes in different packages and can stem from many sources.
We go through our daily lives with usual things like queuing at the bank, post office, government offices and other places of poor customer service that irk and irritate most of us. Unacceptable but somewhat understandable because of the insensitivity or inefficiency of others the rest have to suffer.
Taking it up to another level, specifically onto a ‘religious’ one, we come across many who show impatience with their lives because of their high expectations leading them to believe that their prayers are not being answered. For them Allah has a message: “Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, who say, when afflicted with calamity: ‘To God We belong, and to Him is our return’. They are those on whom (descend) blessings from their Lord” (2:155-157)
Sometimes we strongly pray for something and we get despaired when our prayers are ‘not answered’. But remember: ‘Allah is with those who patiently persevere’. (Quran 8:46). We have to realise and accept that the Lord is in complete control of everything – we cannot always get what we want because the Lord knows best what is good for us, accept the will of God. ‘But it may happen that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you. And God knows and you do not know!’ (Quran 2:216)
A believer should rather ask Allah to bless him, make it easy for him and to grant him what is good in this world and in the hereafter. Be positive and look at the other blessings that you have instead. “Pray for help from God, and (wait) in patience and constancy: for the earth is God’s, to give as a heritage to such of His servants as He pleases; and the end is (best) for the righteous.” (Quran 7:128)
On the other hand, think about it, when things go wrong we go into a tailspin, start blaming ourselves, others and at the worst we begin to question why the Lord has not favoured us, yet we forget the countless other daily bounties that the Lord has blessed us with. ‘When trouble touches a man, he cries unto Us, in all postures, lying down on his side, or sitting, or standing. But when We have solved his trouble, he passes on his way as if he never had cried to Us….’ (Quran 10:12)
When the stresses of life hit us and we are faced with challenges, it is only then that some of us turn to our Lord in prayer. Unfortunately, it is human nature to forget our duty and allegiance to our Creator when things run smoothly in our lives. This is true because when the going is good we put it down to our own efforts. Nothing wrong with that but we need to realise that all that happens is through the Will of God.
‘…… when We bestow a favour upon him as from Ourselves, he says, “This has been given to me because of a certain knowledge (I have)!” Nay, but this is but a trial, but most of them understand not! (Quran 39:49)
We have become so obsessed with this material world that we have separated and compartmentalized our lives away from our faith because everything now revolves around moving up the economic ladder of life regardless of the cost to our souls.
Unfortunately many of us are impatient of the favours of our Lord we want things to happen now. We forget that the Almighty has a plan for each and every one of us, the good times, the bad times; the happy times, the sad times; the difficult times and the time of ease; and so it goes. From my school days, in physics class, I recall the saying that ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’ – I suppose so it is with life.
The question is; if we are so impatient about the ‘good’ in our life what about the bad? The Almighty asks us: ‘Do they then ask for Our penalty to be hastened on?’….yet there comes to them at length the punishment which they were promised’ (Quran 26: 204 – 206). Therefore we should balance our desires and pray for guidance, assistance and at the same time pray for peace of mind.
Impatience manifests itself into many people turning to those self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ – enough said. They promise you great wealth, worldly gains, winning of tenders and all those dazzling promises they make. Sadly many people are convinced that the ‘gospel of prosperity’ that these so-called prophets preach is the answer.
Remember you cannot buy God’s favour with money, so what are you paying that prophet for – the only answer is, for his own ‘profit’? I remind them to read the Bible: “Thy money perishes with thee because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money”. (Acts 8; 20)
Think of those daily blessings that we take for granted, and which we should be grateful for to our Lord, rather start counting your blessings before counting your ‘shortages in life’;
Before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your partner – Think of someone who’s crying out to GOD for a companion. Before you complain about life – Think of someone who died too young. Before you complain about your children – Think of someone who desires children but they’re barren. Before you complain about the small house you live in – Think of the people who don’t have homes. Before complaining about the distance you to drive to work – Think of someone who walks the same distance but on foot. And when you complain about your job – Think of the unemployed who wish they had any job. Before you think of pointing the finger or condemning others – Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one MAKER. Also when you are pointing at others – one finger is ‘at’ them – but at least three of your fingers are pointing ‘back’ at you. When depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you’re alive and still around.
As the Quran repeatedly asks: ‘…..then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny’ (Surah 55)
Don’t be impatient, trust in your Lord, that trust will never be misplaced. ‘If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraws His help from you, who is there who can help you? In Allah let believers put their trust’ (Qur’an 3:160) Let us think of our daily Blessings.
Princess Diana was at once a child of destiny and a victim of fate
It is no secret, General Atiku, that the British monarch constitutes one of the most moneyed families on this scandalously uneven planet of the perennial haves on the one hand and the goddamn havenots (such as you and me General) on the other hand.
In terms of residences alone, the House of Windsor lays claim to some 19 homes, some official, such as Buckingham Place and Windsor Castle, for instance, and the greater majority privately owned. Arguably the most eminent of its private residences is Sandringham House at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.
It is at this sprawling, 8,100-hectare estate the Queen spends two months each winter, at once commemorates her father King George VI’s death and her own accession to the throne, and more often than not celebrates Christmas. King George VI and his father King George V both drew their last breath here.
A 19th century Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (who would later become King Edward VII), acquired Sandringham in 1862 and it has remained royal property ever since. On the death of King George VI in February 1952, the property passed to his successor Queen Elizabeth II, the incumbent monarch, who assigned her husband Prince Phillip its management and upkeep. The estate also houses a parish, St. Mary Magdalene Church, which the outwardly religious Queen attends every Sunday.
Albert, General, had several additional properties built on the estate the year after he acquired it, one of which was the ten-bedroomed Park House. The house was built to accommodate the overflow of guests at Sandringham House. In the 1930s, King George V leased Park House to Maurice Roche, an Irishman and a bosom friend to his second son, who at the time was Duke of York but would in future be King George VI.
Roche was the 4th Baron Fermoy, a title in the Peerage of Ireland created by Queen Victoria way back in 1856. He and his wife Ruth had three children born at Park House, the second-born of whom was Frances Ruth Roche (futuristically Frances Shand Kydd), born in January 1936.
In 1956, Frances married John Spencer, a fellow noble, and following an “uneasy spell” at Althorp, the Spencer family estate of 500 years, the couple took up residence at Park House, which would be their home for the next 19 years. On July 1, 1961, Frances, then aged 25, and John, then aged 37, welcomed into the world their thirdborn child and youngest daughter, Diana Frances Spencer.
She would, on a positive note, become Her Royal Highness Princess Diana of Wales and the most famous and popular member of the Royal family. On the flip side of the coin, she would, as you well know General, become the most tragic member of the Royal family.
GIRL CHILD WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BOY
If there was one thought that constantly nagged at Diana as a youngster, General, it was the “guilt” of having been born anyway. Her parents first had two daughters in succession, namely Elizabeth Sarah, born in 1955, and Cynthia Jane, born in 1957. Johnnie was displeasured, if not downright incensed, that his wife seemed incapable of producing a male child – a heir – who he desperately needed as an aristocrat.
He even took the trouble of having his wife see a series of doctors in a bid to establish whatever deficiency she possessed in her genetic make-up and whether it was possible to correct it. At the time, General, it was not known that it is the man who determines a child’s sex and not the woman.
John’s prayers, if we can call them that General, were as much answered as they were unanswered. The longed-for male heir was born on January 12, 1960. Named John after his father, he was, as per the official version of things, practically stillborn, being so piteously deformed and gravely ill that he was dead in a matter of only ten hours, a development of which Earl Spencer would in future remark thus, albeit with tongue-in-cheek: “It was a dreadful time for my parents and probably the root of their divorce because I don’t think they ever got over it.”
Again as per the official version, General, John was gutted and hurriedly got into stride, this time around utterly positive that having had two daughters in succession, it would be two sons in succession. But nature, General, is seldom that predictable or orderly.
The next child was in fact a daughter, the now iconic Diana, for the third time around. Although John is recorded as having marvelled at what a “perfect physical specimen” her newly-born daughter was, he was forlorn beneath the façade, as a result of which Diana, who as a child did sense a lingering frustration on the part of her father on her account, would openly intuit that she was an unwelcome child, a “nuisance to have around”, thanks to her “failure” to be born a boy. From a very age thus, General, Diana had concluded that she was not well-fated and presciently so!
Although the heir, Charles Spencer (the future Earl Spencer) finally arrived on May 20, 1964, Diana perceived very little if any change in the way she was contemplated by her parents. In fact, both she and Charles could not desist from wondering whether had John lived, they would have been born at all. Seemingly, they came to be simply because their father was desperate for a heir and not necessarily that he wanted two more children. With the birth of Charles, General, John called it a day as far as the process of procreation was concerned.
GODDESS OF THE HUNT
Why was Diana so named, General? Throughout her life, it was taken as an article of faith that her name derived from Lady Diana Spencer, a member of the Spencer clan who lived between 1710 and 1735, dying at a pitifully tender age of only 25. Certainly, the two namesakes turned out to have precious much in common as we shall unpack at a later stage, as if the latter-day Diana’s life was deliberately manoeuvred to more or less sync with the ancestral Diana.
It emerged, however, General, that the connection to an ancestor was actually secondary, or maybe incidental. The primary inspiration of the name was at long last disclosed by Earl Spencer on September 7, 1997, the day of Princess Diana’s burial. Delivering the elegantly crafted eulogy, Earl Spencer had this to say in relation to her naming: “It is a point to remember that of all the ironies about Diana, perhaps the greatest was this – a girl given the name of the ancient goddess of hunting was, in the end, the most hunted person of the modern age.”
It is significant, if not curious, General, that of John’s three daughters, only Diana was given the name of a goddess. Clearly, there must have been a special reason for this as aristocrats do not confer names casually: every name carries a metaphorical, symbolic, or intentional message. Typically, it honours an iconic personage or spirit or somebody lesser but who evokes memories anyway.
Elizabeth Sarah, for instance, was in all probability named after the Queen’s mother, whose decades-long inner circle included Diana’s paternal and maternal grandmothers, and an ancestor going by the name Sarah Jennings (1760-1744). Charles Spencer was named after the family’s greatest forbearer, King Charles 1 of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1625-1649. The ill-fated John was of course named after his father, who in turn was likely named after the 5th Earl Spencer, John Poyntz Spencer (1835-1910).
On occasion in occultic families, as the Spencer family latterly have been, a name, General, connotes a bad futuristic omen associated with its bearer and that was precisely the case with Diana.
THE FIRST DIANA
In its ancient rendering, the name Diana meant “The Heavenly One”, or goddess being a feminine style. The first Diana, General, was Inanna, an Anunnaki goddess whose Akkadian name was Ishtar – Esther in English. As you well know General, the Anunnaki are the Old Testament gods, Aliens from the planet Nibiru, the Solar System’s little-known planet which is seen only once in 3600 years, and who came to Earth 432,000 years ago as we comprehensively set down in the Earth Chronicles series.
The name Inanna is Sumerian, the Sumerians being the best-known civilisation of old who thrived around modern-day Iraq (called Sumer in ancient times) about 6000 years ago and who were indirectly governed by the Anunnaki. It was abbreviated from Nin-An-Ak, meaning “Lady of Heaven and Earth” or “Lady of the God of Heaven and Earth”.
She was so-called, General, not because she had particularly special godly qualities but owing to the fact that she was the earthly mistress of Anu, “Our Father Who Art In Heaven”, the King of the planet Nibiru, which humans of the day perceived as Heaven.
Anu was the father of Enlil, the principal Jehovah of the Bible. Enlil in turn had a second-born son called Nannar-Sin, the first Anunnaki to be born on Earth and who eventually became the Allah of Islam. It was Sin who fathered Inanna. Thus Inanna was Anu’s great-granddaughter but every time he visited Earth, Anu was sexually entertained by the stunningly beautiful Inanna, an act which in Anunnaki culture was not frowned upon.
Inanna was amongst other appellations known as the Goddess of Hunting (because of her penchant for, and skill in, waging war) and the Goddess of Love (in the sense of licentious love-making and not conventional moral love). Her other names in different parts of the world and across the ages were Irnin; Anunitu (Beloved of Anu); Aphrodite; Ashtoreth; Astarte; and Artemis, to mention only a few.
Although her celestial counterpart was the planet Venus, she was also loosely associated with the constellation Virgo as well as the moon. Once upon a time, when she was a virgin, Virgo was dedicated to her by her grandfather Jehovah-Enlil, who was Earth’s Chief Executive until circa 2024 BC. With regard to the moon, it primarily had to do with her twin brother Utu-Shamash, whose celestial counterpart was the sun: as such, Inanna’s inevitably had to be the moon. That, however, was only in a putative sense in that the operative moon god of the day was her father Sin.
Since moonlight effectively turns darkness into relative daylight, Inanna has in legends been referred to as Diana Lucifera, the latter term meaning “light-bringer”. Inanna’s association with the moon, General, partly explains why she was called the “Heavenly One” since the moon is a heavenly body, that is, a firmament-based body. It also explains why she was also known as Luna, which is Latin for moon.
A STEERED LIFE FOR GOOD OR ILL
Now, children of royals, aristocrats and other such members of high society, General, are invariably named before they are born. True, when a Prince William or Prince George comes along, the word that is put out into the public domain is that several names have been bandied about and the preferred one will “soon be announced”. That, General, is utter hogwash.
No prince, princess, or any other member of the nobility for that matter, is named at or sometime after their birth. Two names, a feminine and a masculine one, are already finalised whilst the child is in the womb, so that the name the child eventually goes by will depend on no other factor beside its gender.
Princess Diana, General, was named a full week after her birth, as if consultations of some sort with certain overarching figures had to be concluded first and foremost. Apparently, the broader outlines of her future first had to be secretly mapped out and charted in the manner of a child of destiny, though in her case she was as much a child of destiny as she was a doomed child. In her childhood reminiscences, Diana does hint at having been tipped to the effect that she was a special child and therefore had to scrupulously preserve herself.
“I always felt very different from somebody else, very detached,” she told her biographer Andrew Morton as per his 1992 book Diana Her True Story – In Her Own Words. “I knew I was going somewhere different but had no idea where. I said to my father when I was 13, ‘I know I am going to marry someone in the public eye’.” That, General, speaks volumes on the deliberately designed grooming she was subjected to in the formative years of her pilgrimage in life.
Since it was repeatedly drummed in her highly impressionable mind that there was something big in store for her along the way, Diana, General, remained chaste throughout her upbringing, if not an outright virgin to in all probability conform to the profile of the goddess Diana/Inanna before she exploded into a lecherous, loose-mannered nymphomaniac in her adult life as we underscored in the Earth Chronicles series. “By the time I got to the top of the school,” Diana said to Morton, “all my friends had boyfriends but not me because I knew somehow that I had to keep myself very tidy for whatever was coming my way.”
A DISPARAGED BIRTH?
Unusual for an aristocrat, General, Diana was born not in the rather apt precincts of a high-end hospital but within the banality of Park House itself. Whether hired midwives were on hand to help usher her into the world or it was only her dad, mum and closer womenfolk relations who did we can only speculate.
If for one reason or the other her parents were desirous that she be delivered at home, what secret rites did they perform as her mother’s waters broke, General? What incantations, if at all, did John utter over her? Was her birth an occultic one with all the attendant paraphernalia as opposed to a conventional one?
That Diana’s arrival was not a particularly cherished event, General, is evidenced by the fact that she was christened within the Sandringham Estate, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, with only well-to-do commoners in attendance, whereas the more prized child, her younger brother Charles, was christened at Westminster Abbey, in the presence of the Queen, who was designated as his principal godmother.
Anyhow, it was just as well, General, that it was in the hallowed environs of St. Mary Magdalene Church that Diana was committed to the “The Lord” as she was in a manner of speaking the Mary Magdalene of our day.
Allah Almighty reminds us: ‘On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear’ (Qur’an 2:286). Also: “Be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are the patient.” [Qur’an 8: 46].
Without fail, whether we like it or not there are times in our lives when many things seem to go wrong and as mere humans we go into a panic syndrome and are left wondering; why me? Why now? What have I done to deserve this? We are all tested with adversity, hard times and pain, but these tribulations are the Almighty’s way of transforming us and help us develop spiritually.
As mere humans we all have different reactions when something good or bad happens to us, and usually our reactions depend on the strength of our religious belief and of our righteous deeds and actions.
One person may receive blessings and goodness with gratitude and accepts the bad challenges and patches in his life with perseverance and endurance. This positive attitude brings him peace of mind and happiness, causing his grief, anxiety and misery to ease. Thus, this positivity brings a balance and contentment in his life.
On the other hand another person receives blessings and goodness with arrogance and transgression; his manners degenerate and become evil; he receives this goodness and utilizes it in an unthinking and uncaring manner; it does not give him any peace of mind as his mind is always distressed, nervous and restless.
Thus when faced with loss and difficulty, due to his arrogant nature, he begins to ask why me? What have I done to deserve this and he may even damn and curse others and thinks that they are plotting his downfall.
But every now and then we should stop to ponder over the blessings both apparent and hidden from The Almighty upon us, it is only then that we will realise that our Lord has granted us abundant blessings and protected us from a number of evils; this will certainly ease our grief and anxiety and bring about a measure of happiness and contentment.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Look to those who are lower than you (those who possess less than you) and do not look to those higher than you; this will make you appreciate the bounties of Allah upon you.”
Whether we are believers or disbelievers, virtuous or sinful, most of us are to a certain degree able to adapt and condition ourselves to face adversity and remain calm during these moments of challenge, uncertainty and upheaval.
When people receive affliction with fear, discontent, sorrow and despair; their life becomes miserable, they panic and become short tempered. Such people are unable to exercise patience remain restless, stressed and cannot find contentment that could make life easier for them.
On the other hand, due to a believer’s strong faith and reliance on Allah, it makes him persevere and he emerges stronger than others in difficult situations as this reduces his fear and anxiety and that ultimately makes matters easier for him. If he is afflicted with sickness, poverty or any other affliction, he is tranquil and content and has no desire for anything which has not been decreed for him.
‘If Allah touches you with affliction, none can remove it but He; if He touches you with happiness, He has power over all things’ (Qur’an 6: 17).Therefore the believer prays to his Lord: ‘Our Lord, condemn us not if we forget or fall into error…lay not on us a burden greater than which we have the strength to bear’ (Qur’an 2:286)
However, the one who is weak in faith will be just the opposite; he becomes anxious, nervous, confused and full of fear. The anxiety and paranoia will team up against him because this person does not have the faith that could enable him to persevere during tough times, he is less likely to handle the pressures and will be left in a somewhat troubled and depressed state of mind.
It is natural that as humans we are always fearful of losing the things that we have acquired; we desire and cherish them and we are anxious to acquire more, because many of us will never reach a point where we are satisfied with the material things in life.
When certain frightening, disturbing or unsettling events occur, like emergencies or accidents we find that a person with sound faith is calm, steadfast, and able to cope with the situation and handle the hardship he is going through; such a person has conditioned himself to face afflictions and this makes his heart stronger and more steadfast, which gives him a level of tranquillity.
This shows the difference between a person who has strong belief and acts accordingly, and another who is not at this level of faith. Due to the strong belief of the true believer he is content with whatever Allah Almighty has decreed,
This life is full of ups and downs and uncertainties, but the only certain thing is that from the moment we are born we will be tested with life’s challenges throughout our entire lives, up to and to the final certainty, death. ‘Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, or the fruits of your toil, but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere’ (Qur’an2:155).
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “How wonderful is the matter of the believer! All of his matters are good and this is the case for nobody except a believer. If he is blessed with prosperity he thanks (Allah Almighty) and that is good for him; and if he is afflicted with adversity he is patient and perseveres and that is also good for him.”
During those challenging times you have three choices: either you can let them define you, let them destroy you; or you can let them strengthen you.