Why does the human body need regular exercise, rigorous physical activities and or some form of hard labour as it were, to keep fit? Why is a sedentary life style dangerous especially by medical standards? For example, a man who spends all his time in his air-conditioned office, with his bloated belly, munching away at junk food day in day out, will certainly not be as healthy and fit compared to a labourer whose job is to, on a daily basis, to load concrete into troughs. Especially when the labourer’s meals consist of fruits, water and vegetables (because he cannot afford daily meals at Mr Biggs). Why is this so? Why is workouts, physical exercise, active work schedule or an exertion of the human body so important? Is there some disquieting hint in this, pointing us to the real reason man was made in the fact that the body needs regular physical activities to function properly? Or like some have argued, was man made to work? To till the ground? To put the question in a different form, who is man? Why is man? Where is man?

Throughout the entire world, in all of history, every generation, from the most intelligent professors in the finest laboratories in the most developed countries, to the most uninformed rural dwellers of the most underdeveloped countries of the world, has asked the above questions with varying degree of sophistication. Why was man created?  Yet over the years, many people have claimed that the answers to these questions have eluded man. Put the question of why man was made to the philosopher, spiritualist, religious man, scientist or even an atheist and you will get different answers. I do not pretend to have the answer myself and it is not the purpose of this write-up to offer a spiritual perspective to this question. What I seek to achieve with this piece is to offer an alternative, and what some might term an unusual opinion about the story of man’s creation, different from the usual stories of creation we have learnt at our Sunday Schools and in our various religious faiths.

It all started with a visit to a gym and a construction site. A critical observation of a fitness expert and a common labourer during these two visits had left a very strong effect in me. It was not as if it was the first time I was visiting these two places, it was just that it was the first time, from my observation, I was giving some real thought to the subject of why man may have been created in line with how the human body functions with relation to ‘work’ and exercise. It is the new understanding of the human anatomy in relation to constant work that I gained from my research afterwards that brought me to the conclusion I now hold about the subject. My research made me give some deeper consideration to a particular story in one of the most ancient religious writings that is almost lost to us in history, and I must say it was worth it because, it had offered an alternative explanation to the story of man. Isn’t it ironic that, to get the sort of body build one wanted, one needed to work hard at it and to get the shape one didn’t want, one needed to do nothing. Just lay about, eat as much as you can and all things being equal, in a few months, one would be out of shape. Because it appears the primary reason man was made was to work, any wonder then why staying fit and work and physical body exertion goes hand in hand. You can’t have one without the other in most cases. This is why, in considering the fitness expert or the story of the labourer, something about the story of a particular group in history struck me.

Man was made to work. To till the ground. And in so doing, stay in shape and healthy relatively speaking. This, simply put, is the story of the Anunnaki. Who are the Anunnaki and what has their story got to tell us about man that the above scenario of the labourer and the potbellied office man has helped to ‘prove’? To start with, the Anunnaki is an ancient Sumerian term which was given to the beings who are believed to have come down to earth and pro-created or engineered Homo sapiens in the past. ‘Those who From Heaven To Earth Came’. The word Anunnaki translates as “those who Anu sent from heaven to earth” The term Anunnaki is not strange as almost every religious text known to man today made reference to them one way or the other. In the Christian Holy Book they were called ‘Nephilim’ meaning “To fall down to Earth or to land” and ‘Eloheem’, meaning “These Beings”. In Ashuric or Syriac (Arabic) they are called ‘Jabaariyn’, meaning “the mighty ones”. In Aramaic (Hebrew) they are known as ‘Gibborim’, meaning “The Mighty or Majestic ones”. Even in the Egyptian term, the Anunnaki are called the ‘Neteru’. So, from these sampling of some of the oldest and most sacred religious texts, we see that the Anunakis or thier story is not what we should treat with levity if we are to dislodge our minds from dogmatism. Now, it is not only the religious texts that demonstrates knowledge of the Anunnaki, even recent scientific discovery has something to tell us about the Anunnaki.

On July 20, 1976, Viking I took a photograph of an odd looking plateau in the plains of what is known as Cydonia on its 35th orbit of Mars. On that photo, Frame 35ª72 showed what looked like a mile wide human face which is today known as The “Face on Mars.” It is believed in some quarters that NASA kept this quiet and wrote it off as “an oddity of light and shading.” Viking II landed September 3, 1976 1,800 miles away from Viking I. Space engineers Vincent Diperto and Greg Molenar, later checked into the Viking’s photo file, they discovered that 35 days later, on a different orbit the Viking had caught the Martian “Sphinx” on Frame 70ª13. The engineers enhanced the photos and came to the conclusion that the face was of artificial intelligence and that there was a huge 5 sided pyramid lying nearby. Richard C. Hoagland, a NASA scientist, made a claim that a place on Mars named Cydonia has the ruins of an entire Martian city full of pyramids, which are geometrically aligned with the face and the larger 5 sided pyramid! Can you imagine an entire city on Mars? What connection does this finding have with the Anunnaki you may want to ask? Well, the ancient Sumerians in their writing tells us that the Anunnaki are from a faraway world and landed at first in Mars before coming to earth. If the story of this find is true, then we have some sort of ‘proof’ of the Sumerian text about the Anunnaki. Today, there are those who believe the Anunnaki set up city bases on mars 450,000 years ago before coming to earth. They believe the face that was pictured in Mars was an ancient marker for incoming extra-terrestrials to know about the project of homo-erectus to homo-sapiens. Those who hold this view believe that these cities are remnants of an ancient “Egyptian-like” civilization and that, after colonizing Mars, The Anunnaki came to this planet, which they then called, among many other names, Gaea. Whether or not this story is true I cannot tell, but something about this story caught my fancy. It is believed that when they came to earth, the Anunnaki broke into groups and built settlements on different part of the earth. Those who hold this view believe it was one of these cities that Cain of the bible went to. They asked the question: If Adam, Eve, and Cain were the only beings on the planet after Abel’s death, then who did Cain marry, from whom was the mark God that was placed on him after he killed his brother a protection or who built the city God banished him to?

Of all the religious writings available to man today, The Sumerians in thier writings were the first to record the presence and story of the Anunnaki. They claim the Anunnaki or gave them advanced information on the creation of the solar system and all the planets in and out of this solar system. They also claim the Anunnaki taught them how to build great cities, farming and how to build craft that could fly in air. It is difficult to doubt the Sumerian claim because the Sumerian had information about the solar system that scientists today are only now beginning to figure out. So, from where did they get the information about the solar system if their story about the Anunnaki is not true? The ancient Sumerians in their writing also spoke of the reason the Anunnaki came to earth, what they did, the conflicts between them about the mining (one of the major reasons they came), which led to the making of man. Now, here’s the story that caught my fancy.

Like I have pointed out, according the Sumerians, one of the reason the Anunnaki came was for the purpose of mining. It is already established that when the Anunnaki came to earth they divided themselves into groups and settled in. Now, among these groups, the ones that were mining gold consisted of two groups one of which were called Eloheem. It is said that, considering how difficult it was to work the ground, after sometime, the Anunnaki who were working in the mines did not want to continue doing the work themselves. Instead they wanted to make a being to do their work for them. A being with the capability to replenish and multiply. Soon, this distaste for the tedious mining work led to dissatisfaction which in turn led to a rebellion against the higher class of Anunnaki. This mutiny soon led to an outright revolt. In an attempt to negotiate peace and avoid a total war, one of the Anunnaki, Enqi, suggested that a being be created that would be the ‘Abd’, meaning “servants” of the Anunnaki that will work the mines for them. The other Anunnaki agreed. And thus began the breeding of Adam (Zakar) and Hawah (Nekaybaw), who were the first homo-sapiens. The Anunnaki it is said, decided to create what we called ‘Amelu’ in Aramaic (Hebrew) meaning “Worker” (see Genesis 2:5 and 3:19) to do the work for them. Man or Adamites were not created from nothing, instead the Anunnaki took a being that was already on the earth who had come about by way of the process of evolution and reengineered him into what they wanted. This being was “Genus Homo” or Ape-man/Ape-woman. Binding upon it the image (the inner genetic makeup) of the Anunnaki themselves. They upgraded Genus Homo and “jumped the gun” on evolution and brought man (Homo sapiens) into existence from among the countless ape people around then. Is this why scientist can’t explain why Homo sapiens has only been around for 49,000 years? Now, this may sound like some tales by moonlight, yes. I would have dismissed it as such if the Bible, one of the holiest and respected religious books known to man did not re-echo this same thoughts in what many have termed distorted version. We, Homo sapiens, human beings, were a solution to a problem is written in the Sumerian text, a thing confirmed in the Bible book of Genesis 2:5,

“….And there was no MAN to till the ground…”

It is a worthy point to note that the word was used in Hebrew for man is Adam which is pronounced Aw-Dawm, this Adam was not a single person but rather what may be called Adamah “Those who are of the ground”, a tribe of human beings called Adamites is found in Genesis 5:2,

“Male and Female created he them, and he blessed them and called thier name Adam, in the day when they were created….”

Will it be wrong if we argue that this quote is actually a reference to the primitive workers, our fore fathers, genetically engineered or created by the Anunnaki to work the mines for them?

According to the ancient Sumerian text, the chief scientist Enqi and the chief medical (ever wondered why the symbol of modern medicine is still a staff entwined with a snake?) officer Ninti of the Anunnaki, according to the records,  used genetic manipulation and what may be referred to as In-vitro fertilisation, which is fertilisation of a biological entity or process developed or maintained in a controlled, non-living environment, as a laboratory vessel; or in glass tubes as depicted on the seal of an ancient Sumerian cylinder.

This was done in a laboratory called Shimti meaning “House where the wind of life is breathed in”, or what Christians call the Garden of Eden.

This, like I mentioned earlier, appears a simple story, yet for deep thinkers it is deep. It is believed the Biblical story of creation is a corruption of the story of the Sumerian story of the Anunnaki. There are some strong reasons to believe this because the Bible, as many believe, is not the oldest religious book, and many of the stories in it are not original to it. Before I conclude this piece, let me quickly make a point about the evolution of man and that of the Anunnaki.

Today, almost everyone agrees evolution is a fact. In fact, there are religious groups today who, in trying to keep up with modern discoveries, who believe and argue that ‘God’ created man by means of evolution. I know one natural question from the foregoing that any thinking reader may want to ask is, ‘if the Anunnaki created man, who created them?’ well, I won’t claim I have the answer yet I know, from other sources that, though the Anunnaki did play a major role in our evolutionary process, the “spiritual evolution” of the Anunnaki is different from that of humans.  Human beings, it is believed, have 360 degree of what is called will or will power. When 180 degree of agreeable overcomes the 180 degree of disagreeable, a person takes step towards becoming an Eloheem (remember the bible verse that says ‘….ye are gods…’?, well, we have a chance to grow into it) A human goes from an infant, a weak stage, to an Adult then an old man, back to a weak stage again. This is the evolutionary route of man, not the Anunnaki, therefore, no need to be surprise they helped us up some rung of the ladder of evolution much like an adult helps a child up a flight of stair.

If man was made to work, any wonder why a man who works or engages in regular exercises is healthier and fit as it were than the one who lazy around? Isn’t it obvious that if we want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer, we should look inwards and ask ourselves why we were made in the first instance? We were made to work. This is what the Sumerian text told us. And the health benefits of this in light of recent discoveries are hard to ignore. The benefits of exercise are ours for the taking, regardless of our age, sex or physical ability. Medical science has today proven what the Sumerian wrote in their religious many years ago, that man was made for physical activities. Because physical activities (either exercise or rigorous work) can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. I can’t imagine that the workers that the Anunnaki made were some overweight creatures till the ground with their beefy hands. No matter what one’s current weight, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This keeps our blood flowing smoothly, which decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, and certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls and so on. Hard work and exercise can even improves mood, not to add that in line with the real reason for creating man, work can boosts the energy needed to get the job done. For those who feel they may not have the physical strength, simply take a walk, going out for shopping or simple household chores can improve muscle strength and boost endurance. Man was made to work…..‘…to till the ground….

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