One of the more interesting theories of creation….
Who knows maybe they’ll be back and give us a second chance. Heh heh.
The story continues with the female gender Anunaki, Ninhursag, creating an altered hybrid by using material from one of the Anunaki and of an earth “beast,” primitive man. The Anunaki now had an intelligent worker to do their mining. Soon, these prototype humans (“A-dam” means something like “duplicated” plus “human”) were being specifically designed for certain tasks, including a version with small, delicate features that was used as a house servant by the Anunaki.
The Atra Hasis continues to explain that it was this “delicate type,” with features more resembling the Anunaki themselves, that attracted the Anunaki to mate with them. And it was these “giants on earth” that were remembered in the book of Genesis.
The book of Genesis has more hints to this earlier epic. Ninhursag, who created the first “smarter humans” was celebrated by the Anunaki and she was given the title of “Nin-ti,” or “Lady of life.” Since early Hebrew has multiple meanings for the phrase “ti,” meaning both “rib” and “life,” the creation of Eve by Nin-ti yielded to the errant story of the first woman being created by Adam’s rib (hence “the lady of the rib”).
So where is the devil while all of this is going on?