Not long after the Deluge, the enigmatic Galzu appeared to Enlil, the Bible’s main Jehovah/Yahweh, in a kind of vision. Galzu delivered a message to Enlil that changed full cycle the status quo in relation to the rulership of Earth.
Up until now, that is, roughly 95,000 years, Enlil had been the only ruler of Earth. Not anymore, announced Galzu. From now henceforth, rulership of Earth was to alternate between the Enlilites and the Enkites. One clan would rule for “three celestial portions” (that is, three zodiacal ages) and the other would rule during the next three – and so forth and so on.
The first to rule would be the Enlilites. The announcement was made in the Age of Leo and therefore Leo did not factor in the permutations. As such, the Enlilites were to exercise hegemony in the first three ages after Leo, namely Cancer, Gemini, and Taurus and then hand over to the Enkites in the Age of Aries. This measure, Galzu said to Enlil, was taken with a view to foster harmonious relations between the two ever-feuding clans.
When Marduk heard the news, he was stirred. Since his father Enki had long promised him that he was going to make him the next ruler of Earth come rain or shine, it was a matter of course that come the Age of the Ram, as Aries was otherwise called, he would ascend to the supremacy of Earth.
He would be the new Enlil! (Enlil, meaning “Commander-In-Chief”, was the title of the Anunnaki ruler of Earth, not a name.) He therefore decided that he would start preparing for the Lordship of the world there and then; that’s how determined he was to rise to the commanding heights of the planet. Accordingly, he stepped down as ruler of Egypt and handed over power to his son Shu, after ruling for only 1000 years.
Shu was not Marduk’s heir: it was Nabu. But Marduk sidestepped Nabu for strategic reasons. He wanted to campaign with him all around the world since Nabu was the Anunnaki’s most eloquent and persuasive speaker. He was a demagogue, propagandist, and rabble-rouser rolled into one. He had such a gift of rallying people to his cause that he could turn the most loyal follower of an opponent into a Judas. It’s small wonder that the Jewish term for prophet is “Nebo”, an alternative rendering of Nabo.
The Age of the Ram was some 8640 years away at the very least (about two-and-half years in Anunnaki time) but Marduk and Nabu set about proclaiming it as the era of the Enkites right away so as to etch the prospect indelibly on the psyche of mankind.
SETH’S “SATANIC” RAGE AT OSIRIS
Shu, who was married to his half-sister Tefnut, ruled Egypt for 700 years. He was succeeded by his son Geb, who like his father was espoused to his half-sister Nut. Geb was on the throne for 500 years.
Now, Geb and Nut officially had five children – three boys and two girls, though one boy is not named. The firstborn was a boy known as Asaru, also spelt Ashur. The name Ashur has been interpreted to mean the All-Seeing Eye by Zechariah Sitchin. Well, we beg to differ. Ashur is actually the abbreviated form of Asa-Ur-Ur – the name of the star system we call Sirius.
It was a commemoration of the Anunnaki’s partial origins. The Anunnaki originally came not from Nibiru but from the Sirius and Orion star system. Ashur is best-known as Osiris, the Greek rendition of the same name.
Osiris was married to his half-sister Aset. Again like Osiris, Aset was named in honour of the Orion Queen, whose throne title amongst others was Ast. The Orion Queen, who later became the Sirian-Orion Queen after the two empires merged and therefore King Anu’s ceremonial wife, was the mother of Enki.
Aset too is best-known by the Greek version of her name – Isis. Apparently, the Greeks knew better: another of the numerous titles of the Orion Queen was SSS-SSS (meaning Queen of the SSS World, the Orion Empire), which the Greeks clearly abbreviated to Isis.
Osiris’ younger brother was known as Satu. This is Set in English and Seth in ancient Greek, but in its full Sumerian rendering, it was Satu-An, meaning Prince Satu. Satu-An is Satan in English. Thus the term Satan (like the term Devil) did not originally have the diabolical connotation it carries today: it was a very noble name which traced back to the Orion Empire, the paternal origins of the Enkites.
The beings of the Orion Empire were known as the SSA.TT.AN, which simply meant the “Serpent Race of Heaven”, Heaven being the Orion Empire. It were the Enlilites who twisted the name Satan to become the very byword for embodied evil for reasons we shall dwell upon at the opportune time. Satu was married to Nebat, Geb’s second daughter.
In truth though, the five kids were not all blood siblings. Not all the five were the biological children of Geb. Osiris was the result of an incestuous relationship between Marduk and his granddaughter/daughter-in-law Nut. Isis too (and the unnamed boy) arose when Ningishzidda, who was Enki’s best-looking son, was lured into bed by Nut. Thus only Seth and Nebat were Geb’s biological sons.
Given the above convoluted state of affairs, both Osiris and Seth had a legitimate claim to Geb’s throne. In the case of Osiris, he may not have been Geb’s biological son but the fact that his father Marduk was senior to Geb meant he had a higher princely status than Seth. In the case of Seth, he was the true firstborn of Geb, not Osiris, who was a bastard child. So Seth too had a case for ascendancy to Geb’s throne.
But as far as Geb was concerned, Osiris was his firstborn, period, and so upon stepping down, he bequeathed the throne to Osiris. Seth, however, just could not take the matter lying down. In the next 100 years, he lobbied relentless at least for a share of the throne, insisting that it was he who was Geb’s legitimate heir.
The matter was referred to the elder statesman Enki, who at the time was living at Abu Island near Aswan. Enki wanted peace amongst his clan. Therefore, to avert a possible civil war, he ruled that Egypt should be divided into two parts and allocated to both Seth and Osiris.
Accordingly, Osiris was given Lower Egypt (the north, ironically) and Seth Upper Egypt (the south). One would have thought Enki’s gesture was just but not Seth. Seth was wroth. First, he was disgruntled that Osiris got northern Egypt, which was more prestigious in that it contained the famous and aviationally strategic Giza pyramids.
Second, by wedding his half-sister Isis, Osiris had ensured that the heir to the Egyptian throne, in the event that it was reunited, would come from his loins. This was because according to Anunnaki rules, one had to be the son of half-siblings to succeed to the throne, which meant Seth’s heir would not be entitled to the throne as he was married to a full-sister.
Seth thought Osiris had done him a great injustice left, right, and centre. He had deprived him not only of the throne but also of the succession. Seth’s indignation was such that it sparked what came to be known as the First Pyramid War.
OSIRIS IS NO MORE
From the day he became King of southern Egypt, Seth was determined to eliminate his brother and rule the whole of Egypt, directly or through a successor, and not only part of it. The day of reckoning finally arrived during the visit to southern Egypt of the Ethiopian Queen Aso. At a banquet held in her honour in Seth’s palace, all the Anunnaki royals and VIPs were in attendance to grace the occasion.
As the wining and dining proceeded apace, a “poisoned chalice” disguised as a wine goblet was served Osiris by one of Seth’s henchmen and Osiris was so stoned he drifted into a deep slumber. Seth then had his henchmen carry Osiris to a guest room ostensibly to put him to bed.
That, however, was a ruse. Osiris was immediately placed in a casket-like chest, which was then hermetically sealed. The chest was then loaded into a chopper, taken to the Red Sea, and dropped deep into the brine. Osiris, who had ruled Egypt for a total of 450 years, was no more. It was the first time an Anunnaki had murdered a fellow Anunnaki on Earth.
The moment Osiris’s disappearance was conveyed to his half-sister wife Isis by informers, she sought the help of Marduk and a concerted search was launched for the body of Osiris with the help of satellite scanning. Satellite pictures showed that the casket had been carried by the waves of the sea and had been deposited on the coast of Babylos in modern-day Lebanon. It was quickly located and Isis had it hid in a secret place. Meanwhile, she called upon Ningishzidda to rush over and try to restore Osiris to life using his medical wizardry.
But before Ningishzidda could pitch, Seth somehow found the hiding place and spirited away the casket. Then removing Osiris’s lifeless body, he cut it into 14 pieces and scattered them over a wide stretch of forest using a chopper. But Isis simply was no quitter: once again, with the help of satellite pictures, she had the body parts retrieved with the exception of the genitalia, which Seth had ground to powder for fear that Ningishzidda might use his medical magic and raise Osiris’s heir from the extracted sperm cells.
EXIT OSIRIS, ENTER HORUS
When Seth was arrested and brought to trial, Isis demanded two things essentially. First, Seth must be sentenced to death for murdering her husband. Second, Marduk should produce Osiris’s heir with her. Sadly, neither of her pleas was satiated. Seth was pardoned at the insistence of the Enkites themselves. Enki was of the view that two wrongs would not make a right, that the Enkites could not lose two of their pillars as that would serve to advantage the rival Enlilites.
As such, Isis was bidden to make peace with Seth and produce a heir by him. Isis vowed she would never share a bed with the succubus that was Seth. Seth tried all sorts of ways to prevail over Isis to marry him, including forcefully taking her to a secluded place to vainly ram sense into her, whereupon Ningishzidda came to her rescue.
It was Ningishzidda she appealed to to help her find a means of conceiving using the DNA from Osiris’s tissues. Like the genius he was, Ningishzidda did measure up to the plea: he managed to produce sperm cells from Osiris non-sexual DNA using a revolutionary process known as artificial meiosis. Isis then inseminated herself with these sperm cells at ovulation time and that was how the famous Horus was born.
After the death of Osiris, Seth approached Marduk and demanded that he be declared the sole ruler of a united Egypt as he was now the only eligible heir. Isis countered the move, insisting that she was already pregnant with Osiris’s baby. Seth scoffed at the assertion, dismissing it as pure hallucination. Until Isis physically presented a legitimate heir to Osiris, Seth had every right to ascend to the throne. Isis was wary of unveiling an infant Horus and so Seth was installed as the sole ruler of Egypt. Altogether, he ruled Egypt for 350 years.
Meanwhile, Isis hid baby Horus in the papyrus swamps as Seth was always on the lookout for the little threat to his throne. Once, Horus was bitten by a scorpion and escaped death only thanks to Nngishzidda’s medical intervention. At some stage, Horus was adopted by Gibil, one of Enki’s children.
Throughout his clandestine upbringing, Horus was told his main preoccupation in life was to unseat Seth from the Egyptian throne. He was raised up as Netch-Atef, meaning “Avenger of his Father" Osiris. Gibil meticulously coached him in the art of war, both aerial and infantry, as well martial arts to ready him for a future duel with Seth. All the while, Seth was not aware Horus even existed.
“SATAN” IS VANQUISHED
When Horus was sufficiently grown, he decided it was time he claimed his late father’s throne. He made a dramatic appearance before the “Council of the Gods” and demanded that Seth steps down forthwith to allow for his coronation as the new and rightful King of Egypt.
The Enkite pantheon were taken aback, more so Seth. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Horus wasn’t just making a casual claim: he came armed with the requisite genetic evidence that had been certified by DNA expert Ningishzidda. What followed is summed up by Zechariah Sitchin in his book The War of the Gods in the following words:
“Seth suggested that the gods' deliberations be recessed so as to give him a chance to discuss the problem peacefully with his newly appeared nephew. He invited Horus to ‘come, let us pass a happy day in my house,’ and Horus agreed. But what Seth had in mind was not peacemaking: his mind was set on trickery. And when it was eventide, the bed was spread for them, and the twain lay thereon. And in the night Seth caused his member to become stiff, and he made it go between the loins of Horus.
“When the gods next met in council, Seth demanded that the Office of Ruler be resolved as his, for Horus was disqualified: whether or not he was of the seed of Osiris, the seed of Seth was now in him, entitling him to succeed, not precede, Seth!
“Now it was the turn of Horus to surprise the gods. When Seth poured out his semen, ‘I caught the seed between my hands,’ Horus said. In the morning he showed it to his mother, telling her what had happened. Isis then made Horus erect his member and pour his semen into a cup. Then she went to the garden of Seth and poured the semen of Horus on the lettuce that Seth then unknowingly ate.
“So, announced Horus, ‘Not only is Seth's seed not in me, but my seed is in him! It is Seth who has been disqualified!’ Baffled, the gods called upon Thoth (Ningishzidda) to resolve the issue. He checked the semen that Horus had given his mother, which Isis kept in a pot. It was found to be indeed the semen of Seth. He then scanned the body of Seth and confirmed that it contained the semen of Horus.”
Seth, however, was not in the least inclined to cede power. He straightaway declared war on Horus.
The war was long and protracted. It was the first war in which the Anunnaki involved humans. Fighting under the banner of the wildly popular Horus were the Mesniu, the first humans to use firepower weaponry, and rallying to Seth was an ethnic army commanded by Canaan, Ham’s son and Noah’s grandchild. The war was fought in two phases.
Initially, armies squared up against each other. Then at some stage, there was a decisive one-on-one face-off between Horus and Seth with a view to stem profligate losses of the cannon folder that were human lives.
In the mano-o-mano confrontation, Horus was the first to be hit. He was struck by a chemical weapon which brought him to the brink of death. Again it was Ningishzidda his mother called upon to use his extraordinary medical knowledge and expeditiously restore her son to health. Once Horus was fully recovered, Ningishzidda provided him with a fighter craft called the Nar, which, sadly, was quickly destroyed by a game and spirited Seth.
Horus then resorted to a sophisticated, stealth bomber-like flying saucer which was used by Marduk and from there fired off a Multiple Warhead Missile called a Harpoon at Seth (it is telling that when in 1977 McDonnell Douglas developed a naval-guided anti-ship missile, they called it the Harpoon Missile. The Military Industrial Complex are well-informed.) In the event, Seth was felled. Not only did he lose his testicles but he was blinded and captured.
Horus wanted to finish him off and braced to slice off his head but Isis had pity on her half- brother and facilitated his flight from captivity. Upon learning this, Horus was so mad he decapitated his own mother. But thanks to Ningishzidda’s surgical prowess, the severed head was put back in place and Isis cheated death.
The two adversaries were at long last brought before the Council of the Gods, the Egyptian chapter of the Anunnaki pantheon which was headed by Enki. The matter to be decided was this: should Horus the victor rule Egypt alone or it should again be split into two countries in which both Horus and a blinded and genitally dismembered Seth would have sovereignty?
Seventy-seven years ago, on the evening of December 2, 1943, the Germans launched a surprise air raid on allied shipping in the Italian port of Bari, which was then the key supply centre for the British 8th army’s advance in Italy.
The attack was spearheaded by 105 Junkers JU88 bombers under the overall command of the infamous Air Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen (who had initially achieved international notoriety during the Spanish Civil War for his aerial bombardment of Guernica). In a little over an hour the German aircraft succeeded in sinking 28 transport and cargo ships, while further inflicting massive damage to the harbour’s facilities, resulting in the port being effectively put out of action for two months.
Over two thousand ground personnel were killed during the raid, with the release of a secret supply of mustard gas aboard one of the destroyed ships contributing to the death toll, as well as subsequent military and civilian casualties. The extent of the later is a controversy due to the fact that the American and British governments subsequently covered up the presence of the gas for decades.
At least five Batswana were killed and seven critically wounded during the raid, with one of the wounded being miraculously rescued floating unconscious out to sea with a head wound. He had been given up for dead when he returned to his unit fourteen days later. The fatalities and casualties all occurred when the enemy hit an ammunition ship adjacent to where 24 Batswana members of the African Pioneer Corps (APC) 1979 Smoke Company where posted.
Thereafter, the dozen surviving members of the unit distinguished themselves for their efficiency in putting up and maintaining smokescreens in their sector, which was credited with saving additional shipping. For his personal heroism in rallying his men following the initial explosions Company Corporal Chitu Bakombi was awarded the British Empire Medal, while his superior officer, Lieutenant N.F. Moor was later given an M.B.E.
Remember: bricks and cement are used to build a house, but mutual love, respect and companionship are used to build a HOME. And amongst His signs is this: He creates for you mates out of your own kind, so that you may find contentment (Sukoon) with them, and He engenders love and tenderness between you; in this behold, there are signs (messages) indeed for people who reflect and think (Quran 30:21).
This verse talks about contentment; this implies companionship, of their being together, sharing together, supporting one another and creating a home of peace. This verse also talks about love between them; this love is both physical and emotional. For love to exist it must be built on the foundation of a mutually supportive relationship guided by respect and tenderness. As the Quran says; ‘they are like garments for you, and you are garments for them (Quran 2:187)’. That means spouses should provide each other with comfort, intimacy and protection just as clothing protects, warms and dignifies the body.
In Islam marriage is considered an ‘ibaadah’, (an act of pleasing Allah) because it is about a commitment made to each other, that is built on mutual love, interdependence, integrity, trust, respect, companionship and harmony towards each other. It is about building of a home on an Islamic foundation in which peace and tranquillity reigns wherein your offspring are raised in an atmosphere conducive to a moral and upright upbringing so that when we all stand before Him (Allah) on that Promised Day, He will be pleased with them all.
Most marriages start out with great hopes and rosy dreams; spouses are truly committed to making their marriages work. However, as the pressures of life mount, many marriages change over time and it is quite common for some of them to run into problems and start to flounder as the reality of living with a spouse that does not meet with one’s pre-conceived ‘expectations’. However, with hard work and dedication, couples can keep their marriages strong and enjoyable. How is it done? What does it take to create a long-lasting, satisfying marriage?
Below are some of the points that have been taken from a marriage guidance article I read recently and adapted for this purposes.
POSITIVITY Spouses should have far more positive than negative interactions. If there is too much negativity — criticizing, demanding, name-calling, holding grudges, etc. — the relationship will suffer. However, if there is never any negativity, it probably means that frustrations and grievances are not getting ‘air time’ and unresolved tension is accumulating inside one or both partners waiting to ‘explode’ one day.
“Let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor let some women laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames.” (49:11)
We all have our individual faults though we may not see them nor want to admit to them but we will easily identify them in others. The key is balance between the two extremes and being supportive of one another. To foster positivity in a marriage that help make them stable and happy, being affectionate, truly listening to each other, taking joy in each other’s achievements and being playful are just a few examples of positive interactions. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The believers who show the most perfect faith are those who have the best character and the best of you are those who are best to their wives”
Another characteristic of happy marriages is empathy; understanding your spouses’ perspective by putting oneself in his or her shoes. By showing that understanding and identifying with your spouse is important for relationship satisfaction. Spouses are more likely to feel good about their marriage and if their partner expresses empathy towards them. Husbands and wives are more content in their relationships when they feel that their partners understand their thoughts and feelings.
Successful married couples grow with each other; it simply isn’t wise to put any person in charge of your happiness. You must be happy with yourself before anyone else can be. You are responsible for your actions, your attitudes and your happiness. Your spouse just enhances those things in your life. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”
Successful marriages involve both spouses’ commitment to the relationship. The married couple should learn the art of compromise and this usually takes years. The largest parts of compromise are openness to the other’s point of view and good communication when differences arise.
When two people are truly dedicated to making their marriage work, despite the unavoidable challenges and obstacles that come, they are much more likely to have a relationship that lasts. Husbands and wives who only focus on themselves and their own desires are not as likely to find joy and satisfaction in their relationships.
Another basic need in a relationship is each partner wants to feel valued and respected. When people feel that their spouses truly accept them for who they are, they are usually more secure and confident in their relationships. Often, there is conflict in marriage because partners cannot accept the individual preferences of their spouses and try to demand change from one another. When one person tries to force change from another, he or she is usually met with resistance.
However, change is much more likely to occur when spouses respect differences and accept each other unconditionally. Basic acceptance is vital to a happy marriage. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “It is the generous (in character) who is good to women, and it is the wicked who insults them.” “Overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.” (Quran 15:85)
COMPASSION, MUTUAL LOVE AND RESPECT
Other important components of successful marriages are love, compassion and respect for each other. The fact is, as time passes and life becomes increasingly complicated, the marriage is often stressed and suffers as a result. A happy and successful marriage is based on equality. When one or the other dominates strongly, intimacy is replaced by fear of displeasing.
It is all too easy for spouses to lose touch with each other and neglect the love and romance that once came so easily. It is vital that husbands and wives continue to cultivate love and respect for each other throughout their lives. If they do, it is highly likely that their relationships will remain happy and satisfying. Move beyond the fantasy and unrealistic expectations and realize that marriage is about making a conscious choice to love and care for your spouse-even when you do not feel like it.
Seldom can one love someone for whom we have no respect. This also means that we have to learn to overlook and forgive the mistakes of one’s partner. In other words write the good about your partner in stone and the bad in dust, so that when the wind comes it blows away the bad and only the good remains.
Paramount of all, marriage must be based on the teachings of the Noble Qur’an and the teachings and guidance of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). To grow spiritually in your marriage requires that you learn to be less selfish and more loving, even during times of conflict. A marriage needs love, support, tolerance, honesty, respect, humility, realistic expectations and a sense of humour to be successful.
The past week or two has been a mixed grill of briefs in so far as the national employment picture is concerned. BDC just injected a further P64 million in Kromberg & Schubert, the automotive cable manufacturer and exporter, to help keep it afloat in the face of the COVID-19-engendered global economic apocalypse. The financial lifeline, which follows an earlier P36 million way back in 2017, hopefully guarantees the jobs of 2500, maybe for another year or two.
It was also reported that a bulb manufacturing company, which is two years old and is youth-led, is making waves in Selibe Phikwe. Called Bulb Word, it is the only bulb manufacturing operation in Botswana and employs 60 people. The figure is not insignificant in a town that had 5000 jobs offloaded in one fell swoop when BCL closed shop in 2016 under seemingly contrived circumstances, so that as I write, two or three buyers have submitted bids to acquire and exhume it from its stage-managed grave.