According to the legend of Adapa, Civilization was brought to mankind by Adapa, the Son of the Anunnaki God Enki in Ancient Mesopotamia.
In the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis, Enki is one of the leaders of the Anunnaki Alien Beings that established Civilization on Earth.
We will consider the Adapa legend in both classical Mesopotamian Mythology and the Ancient Astronaut Theory.
The Legend Of Adapa In Mesopotamian Mythology
In Mesopotamian mythology, Adapa is the first Sumerian King and wise Teacher from the Sumerian City of Eridu who was the son of Anunnaki God Enki or Ea.
The Adapa myth records how the Mesopotamian Anunnaki Gods gave him the gift of intelligence but did not give him immortality.
According to the legend of Adapa and The South Wind, one day when Adapa was out fishing, the South Wind blew with so much force Adapa was thrown from his boat and into the Sea by the force of the South Wind.
In his anger at the South Wind, Adapa smashed the wings of the South Wind which made it stop blowing.
Anunnaki God Enki Tells Adapa To Not Eat Or Drink The Waters Of Eternal Life
According to Sumerian Mythology, because Adapa had broken the Wings Of The South Wind, Anu, the Supreme Sky God made Adapa fly to the Heavens to explain his actions to the Anunnaki Gods.
Ancient Sumerian folklore further states that before Adapa left to meet the Council Of Anunnaki Gods in the Sky, Enki also known as Ea who was the Mesopotamian God who had taught Adapa on Earth, warned Adapa not to eat the bread or drink the water which would be given to him by the Sumerian Anunnaki Gods in the Heavens.
As a result, when Adapa arrived to meet Anu, the Supreme Anunnaki God, Adapa did not eat or drink the bread and water of life offered to him by Anu and the other Anunnaki Gods in the Heavens because Enki had told Adapa to refuse bread and water when it was offered to him by the Heavenly Anunnaki Dieties.
In Ancient Mesopotamian folklore, Adapa’s refusal to eat the bread and drink the water of life is the reason mankind is mortal.
Today, the legend of Adapa can be found preserved amongst the Cuneiform Tablets discovered at Ashurbanipal’s library at Nineveh.
Ancient Astronaut Theorist, Zechariah Sitchin has also added his own contribution to the Adapa Legend in his work, The Lost Book Of Enki.
The Legend Of Adapa In The Ancient Astronaut Theory
According to Sitchin, a Race of Alien Astronauts from the Planet Nibiru found in Ancient Sumerian Records taught human beings the knowledge used to create Religion, Culture and Civilization.
In The Lost Book Of Enki, Sitchin suggests that Adapa was the Son of the Extraterrestrial Anunnaki God Enki, and an Earthling Female.
When Enki eventually introduced Adapa to the other Anunnaki Alien Gods on Earth, the Anunnaki were amazed by Adapa’s intelligence and accomplishments.
Adapa impressed all the Ancient Astronauts on Earth so much Enki was ordered by the other Alien Beings to send Adapa to the Anunnaki Home Planet Nibiru to meet the Anunnaki King Anu on the first space journey ever undertaken by an Earthling to the Anunnaki Home Planet Nibiru.
Before he left for Nibiru however, Enki told Adapa not to accept the Gift of Food that will be offered to him by the Alien Gods on Nibiru.
When Adapa arrives on Nibiru, he shares a meal with the Supreme Alien God Anu who offers him the food and drink of life which he refuses as instructed by Enki, leader of the Ancient Astronauts on Earth.
Adapa is also offered garments and oil, which Adapa accepts and Adapa anoints himself as instructed by Enki.
Whilst Adapa is amongst the Extraterrestrial Gods on Nibiru, Anu asks Adapa why he did not accept the food and water he was offered by the Anunnaki Aliens on Nibiru.
Adapa replies that the Ancient Astronauts on Earth led by Enki told him to refuse food and water if it was offered to him by the Anunnaki Astronauts on Nibiru.
Anu laughs at Enki’s ironic instructions understanding all along that Enki did not want Mankind to obtain the “Immortality” or more accurately, long life of an Extraterrestrial Species like the Anunnaki.
Instead, Enki only wanted Mankind to inherit the Knowledge that an Alien Race like the Anunnaki had acquired throughout its existence.
According to Sitchin’s Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis, the Ancient Mesopotamian understanding of the Adapa Legend is that Adapa in refusing the Food of the Gods, Adapa refused the Eternal or long Life of the Ancient Astronauts known to the Sumerians as the Anunnaki Gods.
Adapa could therefore only serve the Anunnaki Gods as an Anointed Servant through the Priesthood or institution of Kingship.
Thus the tale of Adapa appears to emphasize the difference between Men and the Ancient Astronauts who ruled as the Anunnaki Gods of Ancient Mesopotamia.
The Alien Gods from Nibiru could possess Immortal life, whilst their Human subjects or simple ‘Mortals’ could not.
The same question would also be dealt with in the later Epic Of Gilgamesh which also re-affirms the futility of Man’s quest for the same Eternal Life as that of the Extraterrestrial Gods.
Adapa And The Teaching Of Civilization On Earth
Adapa has also been linked to the Apkallu who were 7 demi-gods, described as part man and part fish regarded as Ancient Sages and Teachers who taught mankind the Arts of Civilization when they emerged from the Sea in the form of Dagon.
Ultimately, despite the Adapa legend being regarded as a myth, its interesting to note that it goes back to the foundation of how the knowledge to build the very first City known to man at Eridu was acquired.
Secondly, the Adapa legend also explains how Ancient Royal Bloodlines began.
In addition, it also provides a background for understanding later legends and epics such as the Epic of Gilgamesh which seem to be a continuation of mankind’s struggle to achieve the Equal Status with the Anunnaki Gods that had been unfailry denied by the deception of the Anunnaki Teacher Enki when he deliberately misled Adapa and prevented him from acquiring the Immortality of the Gods that would have come from eating the food of the Gods when it was offered to Adapa by Anu on Nibiru.
The wisdom of the Ancient Sages or Apkallu has reportedly survived in the Ancient Pagan Tradition of the Fish God, Oannes.