Annunaki: Nuclear Weapons
The following account tells of Ninurta, a great god among the Anuna, and how he became angry and set out to use the greatest weapon possessed by the Anuna. The rest of the Anuna fled across the horizon in their flying machines to escape the devastation. The writings describe a primitive perspective on the blast, cataclysm and aftermath of a powerful nuclear detonation. The date of this event is not recorded. It is refereed to as the “Great Cataclysm”. Could this be the extinction event that ended the reign of dinosaurs on earth? Or, the wiping out of rival cities due to wars between the Anuna rulers around the World? Could this event have been a nuclear holcost that brought about the ice age or the great flood and "reset" the course of evolution?
Direct Translations from the Sumerian Texts:
Ninurta's exploits: a šir-sud (?) to Ninurta: c.1.6.2
The lord cried "Alas!" so that Heaven trembled, and Earth huddled at his feet and was terrified (?) at his strength. Enlil became confused and went out of the E-kur. The mountains were devastated. That day the earth became dark, the Anuna trembled. The hero beat his thighs with his fists. The gods dispersed; the Anuna disappeared over the horizon like sheep. The lord arose, touching the sky; Ninurta went to battle, with one step (?) he covered a league, he was an alarming storm, and rode on the eight winds towards the rebel lands. His arms grasped the lance. The mace snarled at the mountains, the club began to devour all the enemy. He fitted the evil wind and the sirocco on a pole (?), he placed the quiver on its hook (?). An enormous hurricane, irresistible, went before the hero, stirred up the dust, caused the dust to settle, levelled high and low, filled the holes. It caused a rain of coals and flaming fires; the fire consumed men. It overturned tall trees by their trunks, reducing the forests to heaps, Earth put her hands on her heart and cried harrowingly; the Tigris was muddied, disturbed, cloudy, stirred up. He hurried to battle on the boat Ma-kar-nunta-ea; the people there did not know where to turn, they bumped into (?) the walls. The birds there tried to lift their heads to fly away, but their wings trailed on the ground. The storm flooded out the fish there in the subterranean waters, their mouths snapped at the air. It reduced the animals of the open country to firewood, roasting them like locusts. It was a deluge rising and disastrously ruining the mountains.
Another account of powerful nuclear weapons used on Urim, an ancient city that no longer exists:
The lament for Urim: c.2.2.2
Enlil brought Gibil as his aid. He called the great storm of heaven -- the people groan. The great storm howls above -- the people groan. The storm that annihilates the Land roars below -- the people groan. The evil wind, like a rushing torrent, cannot be restrained. The weapons in the city smash heads and consume indiscriminately. The storm whirled gloom around the base of the horizon -- the people groan. In front of the storm, heat blazes -- the people groan. A fiery glow burns with the raging storm.
Cylinder Seal: A hymn to Nergal
The imprint from this cylinder seal shows Nergal, standing victorious with one foot on a fallen enemy. In his right hand he holds a spear or rod with flame effects coming off of it. This is believed to imply a weapon of great power–nuclear power. Cuneiform translation is below:
"Hero, majestic, awe-inspiring son of Enlil, battering like a storm and roaring against the rebel lands! Immense at his front, at his rear surging as a flood, after he ......, ...... this place; lord Meclamta-eda inspiring terrifying awe, his magnificent strength not releasing the hostile land, his luxuriant horn ...... in the Land, struck ...... with weapons."
Could the "evil wind" described in ancient Sumerian text be a description of the blast wave and radioactive fallout resulting from a nuclear explosion?
"...it caused a rain of coals and flaming fires; the fires consumed men. It oerturned tall trees by their trunks, reducing the forest to heaps." When we look at photos of nuclear devistation in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, we see the same kinds of destruction.