The tale of our creation we know from the Bible is only half the story—one which has been heavily edited. But have you ever wondered how God created male and female in his image?
One of the earliest known pantheons and progenitors of many of the better known ones to emerge afterwards (Greek, Roman, etc.), the Anunnaki were worshipped by the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians and Babylonians, in the land also known as Mesopotamia
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The Cult of the Bronze Serpents in Ancient Canaan and Israel
Who was the real medusa?
It has been posited by researchers and authors, that the story was based on a real female, a high priestess and warrior queen that bears a marked resemblance to other serpent goddesses such as Ninhursag in Sumer, Neith in Egypt and Astarte/Ishtar in Sidon, Tyre and Assyria. And just as in those lands there were a triumvirate of goddesses....
Also part of the Sumerian Pantheon known as the Anunnaki, but as time drew on, there were some differences, with new gods and goddesses gaining power and replacing the old ones. The major Assyro-Babylonian and Akkadian gods that replaced the Sumerian Gods
It emerged after the Mesopotamian Pantheon, and so many of the figures and legends are familiar. Some of the old Gods and Goddesses were conscripted into the new religion and new ones emerged to become the Heads of the Pantheon.
In continuation of the Canaanite tradition of incorporating Gods and Goddesses from other countries and belief systems, the Phoenicians did much the same, including both the Canaanite Pantheon (some with differences) and eventually merging with the Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman, all the while battling the Hebrew God, Yahweh
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