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The Rise of Sargon the Great

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER

   

Sexually fulfilled Inanna elevates her great Earthling stud to Sumerian throne

Let us now revert to the relevant timeframe in  which we are at this stage of The Earth Chronicles, that is, in the 3rd Millennium BC (3000 to 2000 BC) after fast-forwarding to the day of  the Nebuchadnezzars and Alexander the Greats of this world. It was during this period that Gilgamesh, the great King of Uruk, Inanna-Ishtar’s cult centre, waxed and waned. It was also during this time, circa 2760 to 2600 BC, that Enkidu, Gilgamesh’s best friend, destroyed the Gudanna, Enlil’s magnificent fighter craft, on the outskirts of Uruk. 

The destruction of the Gudanna was a telling blow to Enlil, the Bible’s principal Jehovah/Yahweh.  The Gudanna was synonymous with Enlil himself. It was the symbol of Enlil, who was the presiding god over the astrological Age of Taurus (4380-2220 BC), whose emblem was the bull. Enlil was thus known as the Bull of Heaven  and the Gudanna too was called the Bull of Heaven. The destruction  of the Gudanna therefore was a very bad portent  for Enlil, who was so incensed he engineered the subtle killing of Enkidu in  a shipwreck triggered by a hitman of his  around today’s Strait of Ormuz near Oman using a sophisticated directed-energy weapon.

The Anunnaki believed in fates and omens. As far as they were concerned, nothing happened by chance: every event had a karmic purpose or a message. It was either destiny (the unalterable will of God) or fate (the flexible will of God whereby man had a “say” through his own random actions). As such, the destruction of the Gudanna was interpreted as a severe dent to Enlil’s power and authority over Earth.

To Marduk, it signalled that Enlil’s days as Earth’s ruler were numbered, that his (Marduk) time to rule was more imminent than he had initially thought. In fact, in northern Egypt and other predominantly Enkite domains or population pockets, the “Slaying of the Bull”, as the downing of the Gudanna was dubbed, was celebrated like a carnival.

Now, when the Gudanna was destroyed, Inanna, who had been riding in it in pursuit of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, “in her abode set up a wail all the way to Anu in the heavens”. At a superficial level, this suggested she was saddened and hurt that  her grandfather’s aura of invisibility symbolically speaking had been pierced. But it was all a make-believe stunt. Inanna had schemed the Gudanna’s destruction with the unwitting assistance of her twin brother Utu-Shamash, who had provided Gilgamesh and Enkidu with a sophisticated, shoulder mounted surface-to-air missile which a quick-witted Enkidu employed to pinpoint precision. 

Why did Inanna want the Gudanna destroyed? Because she was positioning herself to become the new Enlil at the expense of Marduk in the forthcoming astrological Age of Aries. The destruction of the Gudanna was therefore her way of serving symbolic notice to Enlil that it was time he moved over and she took over as Earth’s sovereign, that he was ill-suited for the power politics of the day that needed the participation only of a fresher generation and not geriatrics like he was.  Sadly, a dim Enlil failed to read through Inanna’s cunning and instead directed his wrath at the mere pawn that was Enkidu. This Earth, My Brother …

ENLIL-IN-WAITING MARDUK DEPLOYS AMARU INTO SUMERIA

At the time of the destruction of the Gudanna, the two most powerful Enlilites, Enlil himself and his eldest son Ninurta, were nowhere near Sumeria. Where were they? The Sumerians records do not specify. The two could have been in South America or on a trip to either Mars or the Moon.

The destruction of the Gudanna, coupled with the absence of Enlil,  suggested Sumeria was in some chaos. There was a huge power vacuum there which needed to be filled instantly. In the event, Marduk,  the incumbent god of Egypt, had reason to salivate as to him it seemed like Enlil had stopped just short of abdicating. But Marduk chose to exercise tact instead of acting rashly.

He mobilised his followers who  were based in Europe, which at the time included Syria and Lebanon, as well as in Judea in southern Canaan, and ordered them to fan out into Sumeria to ready it for his eventual takeover. These people were known as the Amaru, meaning “Light-Skinned Ones”. In today’s English and in the English translation of the Old Testament, they are known as Amorites.   Europe is actually E-ru-pan, meaning “Land (pan) of White-Skinned People (Eru)”.

Exactly who were the Amaru? According to GENESIS 10:15-16, the Amaru were the offspring of a unnamed son of Canaan, Ham’s fourth-born son. Now, if you recall, we did aver in one of our earlier articles that Noah’s sons, namely Japheth, Ham, and Shem (who were born in the same year through artificial insemination) were not of varying races. None was black, white or brown: they all were brownish in their pigmentation, like what we today call coloureds.

It explains why the Amaru are described as light-skinned, just as the dark-skinned Bantus referred to the San people as BaSarwa (Ba-Se-Ru, meaning “Those Who Are Like The Europeans” by virtue of their yellow skin) when they encountered them here in southern  Africa following their (Bantus) great trek from Egypt.    If Ham and therefore his son Canaan were pitch black, they would not have given rise to light-skinned Amaru. 

The Amorites seemed to have plenty of Anunnaki genes in them, just like Noah their forefather. In DEUTERONOMY 3:11, Moses describes their King Og’s  bed as measuring 13.5 feet long, or just over 4 metres. The Amaru were giants, like the Nephilim, a derogatory term for the Igigis, or Anunnaki cosmonauts.  They are said, in the Bible, to be “of the height of the cedars” and  “of the remnants of the giants”. The Amaru, the first “Westerners”, were no doubt a formidable Enkite force. But were they capable of overrunning the whole of Sumeria and deliver it on a silver platter to their god Marduk as his appointed Age of the Ram dawned?
    
WAYWARD KING LUGAL RILES ENLIL

Sadly, when the Amaru gained dominion over much of Sumer, more so the northwest, they turned out to be an undisciplined and gravely fractured lot who revelled in warring against each other. In the process, Sumer was deeply balkanised and chaos rather than order took root. Initially, the Enlilite gods, who dominated Sumer in the form of Enlil, Ninurta, Nannar-Sin, Ishkur-Adad and Inanna-Ishtar, simply watched, delighted that with Marduk’s own people killing each other on Sumerian soil, they would end up annihilating each other and Marduk would be the loser at long last. But the chaos was such that the Enlilites finally decided they had had enough and  it was time they acted.

In a meeting of the Enlilite Council of the Gods, Inanna was tasked to find and groom a strongman, a demigod, to rule over all of Sumer like Cain and Etana before him had done. This man would be the sole intermediary between mankind and the gods and would devoutly serve the agenda of the Enlilites. “To Inanna, of Marduk the adversary, the task of the right man to find they entrusted”, say the Sumerian chronicles. 

As before, the city-state chosen for the resumption of overarching human kingship was Kish, which was fitting as Kish meant “Sceptre City”, or “Seat of Monarchy” (over the ages, kingship had moved scores of times from city-state to city-state though for the last 2300 years it had stayed put at Uruk, having waned after the advent of Gilgamesh and moved to Ur, Sin’s cult city, though presently it was in disarray courtesy of the thick-headed Amorites). But in moving towards that end, the first pilot king would be based in Uruk, Inanna’s cult city, which presently though was in the hands of the Amorites.

The resumptive human king chosen by Inanna was Lugalzagesi. Lugalzagesi was the Ensi, or “Priest King” of Umma, today’s Tell Jokha, about 400 km southeast of Baghdad in Iraq and midway between the Tigris and Euphrates, where he served as high priest to the goddess Ninsaba, a daughter of Enki and Ninmah.  Lugalzagesi, however, ruled for only 25 years before stepping onto the toes of Enlil. Lugalzagesi had his work cut out. 

He was to reconquer all the cities the Enlilites had lost to the Amorites and therefore spike Marduk. This he did with a flourish: in the 25 years he ruled, he had retaken for the Enlilites Lagash, Ur, Uruk (which he made his headquarters as per the Enlilite plan), Nippur, Larsa, Aksha, and Kish in that order. In his writings, he boasted that Enlil enabled him to overrun “all the lands between the upper and the lower seas", that is the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf.

Then he rubbed the very Enlil he was crediting for his conquests the wrong way. Like most people besotted with power, Lugalzagesi wanted Uruk to be the seat of kingship in perpetuity and not Kish as per the Enlilites’ ultimate designs. In order to see to it that Kish had no chance whatsoever of reclaiming kingship, he not only overthrew its King Ur-Zababa but recklessly and severely ravaged its infrastructure, reducing it from Sumer’s most spectacular city to its sorriest eyesore. 

Since Kish was the city Enlil had earmarked as the future capital of Sumer, he was incensed and when that happened the offender was a marked man. Indeed, Enlil immediately ordered Inanna as patron goddess of Uruk to set in motion a programme for Lugalzagesi’s ouster.    

SARGON’S BEGINNINGS GRAFTED ONTO THE MOSES STORY

The person Inanna settled for to replace Lugalzagesi is best-known in history as Sargon the Great.  As with everything involving Inanna, the circumstances that led to his choice are kind of dissolute. Exactly who was Sargon? As with most ancient royal personages, his real name is not known. Sargon is the English rendition of the Semitic Sharru-Kin. This can be interpreted in two ways. First, it could be the Semitic (Akkadian) equivalent of the Sumerian Ensi.

In that case, it should be interpreted as “Priest-King” or “Righteous Ruler”, just like Lugalzagesi was. Secondly, it could simply be Se-Ru-Kin, meaning “A European-born King”. Certainly, Sargon was of Amaru parentage and as we have seen above, the Amaru were European immigrants to Sumer. But Sargon was more than a European: he was a demigod, the son of an Anunnaki god and an Earthling woman. His mother was an Entu, a high priestess to the god Nannar-Sin, who fathered Sargon in a Gigunu setting as per godly privilege.

However, Sin did not intend little Sargon to be simply one of his scores of children: he had special future designs on him, into which he took Sargon’s mother in confidence. But fearing that victimisation of some sort might come to her son, from Sin’s legitimate sons with official wife Ningal, Sargon’s mother raised him in absolute secrecy with the connivance of one agrarian. In his autobiography, which scholars have titled The Legend of Sargon, Sargon himself relates his clandestine upbringing as follows:

“My mother was a high priestess.  I knew not my father. My mother, the high priestess who conceived me, in secret she bore me. She set me in a basket of reeds, its lid sealed with bitumen. She cast me into the river; it did not sink with me. The river bore me up; it carried me to Akki the irrigator. Akki the irrigator lifted me up when he drew water. Akki the irrigator as a son made me and reared me. Akki the irrigator appointed me as his gardener."

Where did you hear that? It’s in the story of Moses. Now you know that Moses’ infant story is not factual: it was lifted straight and unabashedly from that of Sargon, whose life preceded that of Moses by more than a thousand years. And Christians say the Bible is “inspired by God?” This Earth, My Brother …

SARGON’S GREAT PENIS WOOS INANNA

Having being raised under the auspices of a doting  agriculturalist, Sargon himself became an agriculturalist of note.  He particularly excelled at growing dates. In practically every royal meal of the day, gargantuan quantities of dates were consumed, which made date growers enormously rich. Since Sargon was not only rich but was a demigod, he was noticed by King Ur-Zababa of Kish (long before he was overthrown by Lugalzagesi). Ur-Zababa was of course tipped by the Anunnaki royalty that Sargon had the blood of the god Nannar-Sin coursing in his veins and therefore was deserving of a plum post in the corridors of power. Accordingly, Lugalzagesi made Sargon his Cup-Bearer.

What did the post of Cup-Bearer entail?  It was the most trusted and exalted position in the palace.  It was typically held by the heir to the throne. The Cup-Bearer was the chief advisor to the King. And not only that: he was the most trusted. Every food item or drink that was prepared  for the King was first tasted by the Cup-Bearer before the King partook of it. The Cup-Bearer was therefore at the side of the King all the while. If you recall,  Alalu, the Anunnaki pioneer of Earth and Enki’s father-in-law, was once Cup-Bearer and heir to Anu on the throne planet of the Sirian star system.

One day, circa 2400 BC, Sargon, after tending his backyard garden, decided to sun himself in a hammock stark naked. As he dozed off in the process, Inanna, who was riding in a chopper  overhead decided to swoop low so she could  make a close-quarters appreciation of his mighty prick. However, when Inanna descended, she pretended to fall  asleep in a backseat couch in her chopper.

Sargon, who had been awakened by the loud roar of the  chopper’s engine, decided to investigate who this intruder was  who had parked his or her chopper right in his yard and refrained from emerging. Although he did expect the intruder to be a “god”,  he was surprised as to exactly who it was – a completely naked Inanna dead asleep. Well, when a naked man encounters a naked woman, the inevitable must follow.

Dumbfounded by Inanna’s beauty and  tantalising, ageless  features, Sargon  did not even attempt to rouse Inanna from her apparent slumber: he mounted her straightaway so overcome with desire was he. We call this one-sided indulgence in the sexual act  rape, which indeed Sargon himself recognised it was.

“One day my Queen Inanna, after crossing heaven, crossing earth, after crossing Elam and Shubur  … approached weary, fell asleep,” he recounts in his famous memoirs referred to above.  “I saw her from the edge of my garden, kissed her, copulated with her.”

To his glee, when the bumping and grinding stirred Inanna to life, Inanna, who was Sargon’s half-sister in that they shared the same  father Nannar-Sin, did not scream or attempt to sink her teeth into his balls; instead, she flung her arms around his thick neck and wrapped her shapely legs around his waist  whilst she kissed him feverishly.  “Her eyes shone with pleasure”, Sargon writes.  From that day on, Sargon was in her bag.

Not only did she want him to be the daily satiator of her bedtime cravings: she wanted him to be king of her cult city-state of Uruk and eventually as a replacement for Lugalzagesi as overall king of human affairs.  To Inanna, when you were great in bed and was bountifully gifted below the belt, you were automatically entitled to anything of your desire plus much more besides.

SARGON IS KING OF SUMER

At the time of Inanna’s encounter with Sargon, Lugalzagesi was still the superintending King of Sumer though total tranquillity was still a far-cry with pockets of resistance here and there, and Ur-Zababa had been ejected by the same Lugalzagesi from the throne of Kish.   But Lugalzagesi as we have already noted above had angered Enlil and was consequently blacklisted. Thus when Inanna recommended Sargon as the fitting replacement for Lugalzagesi, that, with the added advantage of his being Nannar-Sin’s extra-wedlock  son, very favourably disposed Enlil towards him.  

Writes Zechariah Sitchin: “Sumer, its civilisation a millennium and a half old by then, needed a strong hand at the helm of its Kingship —a Kingship that, after the glorious one in Uruk, kept changing capitals; the changes led to conflicts among the cities and eventually between their patron-gods. Seeing in Sargon a man of action and resolve, Inanna recommended him as the next king over all of Sumer and Akkad … It is quite possible that Sargon's Amorite ancestry might have been a favourable consideration, in view of the pressures on Sumer by migrants from the west and northwest.”

Having been given the nod by Enlil and obtained the blessings of King Anu of Nibiru, Sargon moved to confront Lugalzagesi. With the formidable military arsenal provided Sargon by Enlil and with the strategic aid and battlefront participation of Inanna, it was a walkover. Lugalzagesi was captured and had his neck “forced under a yoke and led to the gates of the god Enlil at Nippur”, thus putting paid to Uruk’s Third dynasty, which was represented solely by Lugalzagesi himself. Soon Sargon had united all Sumer and was the undisputed King of Earthlings. He would rule for a total of 54 years, from circa 2400-2346 BC.

NEXT  WEEK: SARGON CROSSES MARDUK

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Our lives are full of impatience

13th July 2022

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.

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A Begrudged Child

21st June 2022

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.

NEXT WEEK: A FAMILY THAT DABBLED IN WITCHCRAFT

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Challenges in our lives

21st June 2022

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.

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