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Identity and Affiliations
Identity
Physical Characteristics
Body Type
Humanoid
Average Height
6'0"
Average Weight
500 lbs
Eyes
2
Number of Limbs
2
Number of Fingers
5
Number of Toes
5
Special Adaptations
The Annunaki are immortal and cease to age upon reaching adulthood. They are three times denser than normal human beings.
Origin
Origin
Pantheons
Reality
Place of Birth
Base of Operations
Creators and Appearances

History

Origin

Gods

...[2][1]

Fallen angels

...[3][4]

Civil War

For the full presentation of this event, please consult the Annunaki Civil War page.

...[2][1]

Pre-Cataclysmic Age (period from 19,000 to 18,000 BC)

The Annunaki were worshiped at least since circa 19,000 BC in Atlantis and Valusia,[5][1] and circa 18,500 BC, Anu was worshiped in the city of Ostium, though seen as a cult by King Kull.[6]

Hyborian Age (18,000 to 8,000 BC)

Their worship continued into the Hyborian Age in several nations:[1]

  • As far as 18,000 BC, Ba'al was worshiped by the Acheronians.[7]
  • Circa 16,000 BC, Dagon was worshiped in Kush as a death god, and was the husband of Derketa.[2] It seems that it is the same god as the Annunaki Dagon, despite the lack of an explicit statement confirming so.
  • Born into the Hyborian Age at Ababenzzar, Shem, Ishtar (Inanna) was a prominent goddess of that era.[8]
  • Tammuz, then also known as Adonis, was worshiped in that era.[9]
  • Circa 10,000 BC, Anu was worshiped at least in Corinthia and sometimes dispatched the Bull of Heaven to aid his priests.[2]

Prominence circa 4,000 BC

They reached greater heights circa 4,000 BC,[10] achieving prominence by being worshipped by the Sumerians,[5][1] then by the Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Assyrians, and Phoenicians[10] in Mesopotamia (between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers),[5] as well as by the Canaanites, Hittites, Hurians, and Philistines.[10][5][1]

Decline from 1500 BC to 500 AD

Around 1500 BC, the Annunaki lost most of their active worshipers when they were conquered by the Greeks.[10]

As monotheistic religions spread in the Middle East[5] and began to supplant the Annunaki worship[1] who were denounced as pagan gods and/or demons,[5] Anu decided that the Annunaki should break most of their ties with Earth and return to the realm of Dilmun, where their powers didn't depend upon mortal worshipers.[1] Their worship kept on up to about 500 AD.[5][1]

Departure and degeneration

...[2][1]

980 AD

...[11]

1000 AD

Circa 1000 AD, Anu represented the Annunaki at the meeting of the Council of Godheads.[2]

Modern Age

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Powers and Abilities

Average Strength Level

An average god can lift about 30 tons, and an average goddess about 25 tons.[1]

Habitat

Habitat

Earth-like

Gravity

Normal

Atmosphere

Normal

Population

2000 (estimated)[citation needed]

Miscellaneous

Type of Government

Monarchy

Level of Technology

Magic

Representatives

Trivia

  • Anunnaki (original spelling) translates as "Children of Anu" or "People of Anu."

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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