Based on excavation and digs we have currently found over 560 deities. However scientist believe that there could be as many as 750.
According to Bottéro's book titled: Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia
A Sumerian list of around 560 deities that did this was uncovered at
Fâra and Tell Abû Ṣalābīkh and dated to circa 2600 BCE, ranking five
The term Anunnaki (alternate spellings: Anunnaku, Anunna, Anuna) is applied inconsistently, and the meaning appears to shift over time. It may be a term applied to a pantheon of the gods of the heavens and the underworld, or the term may be used to refer to the underworld gods only, or it may refer specifically to seven underworld judges, among others.
The four-tiered headress is frequently repeated in representations mesopotamian deities.
Some other examples include:
A bust of an unknown god
the Burney Relief,
which depicts either Inanna or Ereshkigal.
A relief of Enki
Depiction of Shamash on a Hammurabi stele
These do seem to be worn by the most important deities, which seems to line up roughly ...
How could they be related ? Anakim just means "sons of Anak".
It is just a race of giants, and there is nothing giving them godlike power or something.
Anunnaki, as I explained in another post, means sons of An. While the terminology is the same, there is nothing in common between those 2 words.
EDIT : The sumerian language is apparently an language ...
If I remember well, they are 2 different classes of gods.
In this myth of the creation of the Human (saga of Atrahasis), It is said that Anunnaki deities were ruling in the heaven, it comes from the sumerian A-nun-na(k) : which comes from An (Master of the Universe and Lord of the Creation).
In the Atra-Hasis (flood myth), we can read that Igigi deities (...
The ranking system (which I believe to be a little off) seem to be how powerful the god was according to the people and priests.
Anu is the top dog while his wife Antu is 5 below symbolizing that man was considered higher than women.
As you can see the system is based on 5's with every male in the 10's and their spouses 5 below.
The ranking system was based on base 60 which was the basis of the Sumerian number system. The top god Anu or sky father was ranked 60 and his spouse Antu was ranked at 55--that pattern of husband-wife continues down the list. The other gods and goddesses were based off of that.
I'm surprised that greater goddess Inanna was ranked lower. The Greeks split ...
Abraham came from Sumer. His birth place was "Ur of the Chaldees", namely UR KAŠDIM (אוּר כַּשְׂדִּים). This is explicitly stated in Genesis 11:28:
"And died Haran before the face of Terah his father in the land of his
birth in UR OF THE CHALDEANS."
הָרָ֔ן עַל־ פְּנֵ֖י תֶּ֣רַח אָבִ֑יו בְּאֶ֥רֶץ מוֹלַדְתּ֖וֹ בְּא֥וּר כַּשְׂדִּֽים׃
Anunnaki - Gods of Sumeria Or fallen Angels??
I found it very interesting that the earliest civilisation known to us in the historical records, the Sumerians, have a religion that talks of these Anunnaki coming down from heaven and teaching them all wonders of things.
I found a correlation between fallen angels and the Anunnaki. It's rather coincidental ...
When taking all known narratives together. The Igig were/are a class of the Anunnaki. I look at it like the divide between royalty and commoners of Europe .
Inferences being the Igigi/Annunaki came to earth/mars together. Note in Sitchin's translation. It states the Anunnaki outlawed slavery at some point in their distant past.
Thinking the Igigi were the ...