Questions tagged [anunnaki]

For questions on a group of primordial deities in Sumerian mythology, named after the sky god Anu and eventually associated with the underworld.

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How did the ranking system for the Sumerian pantheon work?

According to this source, the gods had some numerical ranks as below: Anu (ranking #60) Antu (ranking #55) Enlil (ranking #50) Ninlil / Sud (ranking #45) Enki / EA (ranking #40) Ninki / Damkina (...
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Are the Anunnaki mentioned in the Bible?

The following Bible passages mention “Anakim” and “Anak”: Num 13:22; 13:28; 13:33 Deut 1:28; 2:10-11; 2:21, 9:2 Josh 11:21-22; 14:12; 14:15; 15:13-14; 21:11 Judg 1:20. They're sound similar. Is ...
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What is the difference between Igigi and Anunnaki deities?

On Anunnaki Wikipedia page we can read: Their relation to the group of gods known as the Igigi is unclear – at times the names are used synonymously but in the Atra-Hasis flood myth the Igigi are ...
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How many Annunaki were living on Earth at the peak of their time?

The Anunnaki were a group of deities in ancient Mesopotamian culture. How many of them were there at the peak time (which we know about)? For example on Wikipedia page we can read: In the Epic of ...
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What kind of distinctive clothing depicted Sumerian gods?

Was there any distinctive clothing which depicted Sumerian gods (Anunnaki) and their ranks? Like wearing helmets with horns? Few examples: cylinder seal VA/243 Akkadian Cylinder Seal of Adda (c. ...
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Who were the Anunnaki according to Sumerians' tales?

Who were the Anunnaki? Were they gods, demigods or different race? And what was their role? How do we tell who they were? I am looking for primary or canonical sources that explain about the ...