In the Hymn to Elil, the text reads.. “the Abzu which no one can understand. It's interior is a distant sea which Heaven Edge cannot comprehend”. In the curse of Agade, the text reads.. “Abzu... where the fates are determined”. In Sumerian text the Abzu is always preceded by the article “the”, which lends the belief that the abzu is a state of being or state of mind v.s. a specific location. As an example one might say they are going to New York, a specific location, or they may say they are planning to go to “the” city, which implies a state of being, as in shopping, nite life or dinning out.
In figure (5) above we see an Anunnaki emerging from the Abzu atop the Ziggurat as depicted at the very bottom of the relief. Two upturned vases are pouring water into the vases at the bottom of the relief. The Anunnaki seems to have control over the water. At the bottom of the figure are four wheels of 8 spokes. They represent the wheels at the four corners of the Chariot of the Gods, as does the other four wheels with 16 spokes. The wheel within the wheel. There is clearly a strong connection between the Chariot of the Gods, and the Abzu, which together enhances the abilities and life of the ancient Gods.
In the above figure (6), again the water is pouring from the top vases to the bottom vases as in the Abzu, while the occupant of the Abzu is some how connected to the Chariot of the Gods, similar to figure (5). This is very similar to the depictions of Enki and his ability to control water from his body. The Sumerians had the same word for water as for semen, which meant "the beginning of life or the renewal of life", just as irrigated water brings life to a desert.The above figure also seems overjoyed if not in a state ecstacy while in the Abzu. The water is somehow transformed from the Chariot as it enters the Abzu. Both of the above figures are gaining a renewal of life as the water passes over them.
The real purpose of the ABZU? The Abzu is able to transform water to allow the Great Gods to extend their lives. Once in the Abzu they totally immerse themselves in it's water. Without the Abzu the Great gods would simply have grown old like the rest of mankind and eventually died. They had to continually enter the Abzu and immerse themselves in it's water in order to extend their lives. This is the state of being that is referred to as "entering the Abzu". A state of rejuvenation. An exhilarating moment where water itself can be controlled and where one seems to levitate inside the Abzu.
It's clear that the Abzu is controlled by Enki. This is shown (figure 7 below) by how Enki is depicted in ancient reliefs. Enki is seen having water or controlling water from his body, with the pole bearers on either side. Enki is seen to the right (figure 2 below) atop the Ziggurat, as shown by the figure on left, and at the centre of the Abzu, with water surrounding him.
The wavy lines represent water in Sumerian drawings, and it's this water that has been transformed by the chariot of the Gods and is about to be extracted by the figure on the left..This is the water that these Great Gods immersed themselves in the Abzu and extend their lives...This is what is represented by the Tree of life in the middle of the figure..
The water after being transformed....and now gives life.
The great god shown above is not taking water to the tree of life as many have suggested but taking this transformed water away to be used to extend their lives. This is shown by the bucket in the figures hand.
In the Sumerian text of the curse of Agade, Ninurto takes from Agade all it's wealth, just prior to it's destruction, to Enki's Abzu. The text also reads that the Abzu at Agade has it's poles removed. Thus terminating the ability or power of the Akkadian Abzu. The text also refers to the wealth of Agade's royal throne room. This wealth is stripped from Sargon's royal family. Where does the wealth of Agade's Treasury end?
The text reads, “Ninurto brought the jewels of ruler ship, the royal crown, the emblem and the royal throne bestowed on Agade.” In Isaiah chapter 45, YHWH speaks of a dark and hidden place, that No man may know, where the treasures of the kingdoms of earth are hidden. After Enlil destroyed Yahweh's political kingdom on earth, the Akkadians, and Enki took all their treasures prior to the fall of their capital city Agade, was Yahweh retaliating in seizing many iconic earthly treasures of earthly kingdoms, just prior to their downfall? Did Yahweh seize Babylons earthly treasures just moments before she fell to Cyrus the Great? Isaiah 45:3, reads as if speaking to Cyrus, “And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and the hidden riches of secret places,..” The word “darkness” would refer to a fearful and forbidding place to man, while “hidden” and “secret” would refer to, No man being able to find these iconic treasures.
Are these treasures stored in an ancient Abzu?
To name a few treasures that no man has found, would be the ark of the covenant and the Cup of Semiramis, which weighed 15 talents of gold, or about 1500 lbs. This was essentially a very expensive punch bowl, for rather lavish parties. Golden icons were never melted down or destroyed in ancient times, but seen as war booty, to display over ones enemies. It wasn't until the Greeks, that gold was a means to pay foreign trade accounts or used as a currency reserve. Prior to the Greeks, gold was basically bathroom fixtures for the ruling class. Would many of these iconic pieces, still be hidden from us?
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