A New Creation Myth (draft)

Note: This is an attempt to merge ancient writings, religious traditions, and modern science into a new creation myth — one that unifies the human experience.  It is being shared as a work in progress. Comments and suggestions welcome. 

Life began on Earth almost 4 billion years ago.  Primates have been around for about 85 million years, while modern humans first appeared just 200,000 years ago.  Our oldest ruins are roughly 13,000 years old, while our oldest writings go back just 5,000 years.

In other words, we’ve only just arrived here on planet Earth, and most of our history is missing.  We really don’t know much about the first 185,000 years. Here’s what we do know.  Early humans were few and far between for much of our existence:

We also had to contend with severe climate change, including several ice ages.  Remember, our last ice age ended just 14,000 years ago, and it’s been unusually warm ever since:

Glacial ages in the last 150,000 years.

These climatic changes caused us to migrate in communal waves, leading to different people living in different parts of the world:

(About 5,000 years ago, the human story began to be documented as written language was invented.  Anything written about what happened before this time is considered prehistory, while anything documented after this time is considered history.)

Prehistory

Around 14,000 years ago, the Earth started to warm up, and human populations began to grow and coalesce into some of our early civilizations. From ancient Sumer to Egypt, India to China, Peru to Mexico, each of these early civilizations went on to create their own form of writing, and document some of our earliest human experiences. 

And they all tell a similar story …

Humans living in small groups were visited by beings who came from the heavens, and taught them things they didn’t know.  These visitors were often hailed as gods, as they helped early humans establish some of our first civilizations.

These “gods”, however, were not all alike.  Some were reptilian, like the dragon gods of the Aztec, Myans, and Chinese.  Others were insectoids, like the desert paintings in the South West US.  Then you have the big headed ones, like those found in the Andes and ancient Egypt. 

In the Bible’s version of prehistory (which was written around 1,200 B.C.), we have stories about the creation of man, the great flood, and the tower of babel.  These events were all written about long after they had actually occurred. These same stories were also written about by the ancient Sumerians, but they were written more than 1,000 years earlier.

Their version tells of a particular race of alien visitors (the Anunnaki) who were running some type of mining operation here on Earth.  To make their lives easier, they used genetic engineering to enhance the local primate population so they could be used as laborers. 

Initially, these laborers were sterile and were unable to reproduce.  Then the Anunnaki created a woman who could bear human children, and modern humans were born.  This is the Sumerian version of the story of Adam and Eve, as written in the fertile crescent, the suspected site of the Garden of Eden.

All over the world, ancient civilizations have their own versions of our origin story (Adam and Eve), the great reset (Great Flood), and the eventual awakening and revolt against our alien overlords (Tower of Babel). 

In the Sumerian version of the Tower of Babel, for example, we learn that as humanity grew in population, knowledge and awareness, it lead to a fight among our alien overlords.  Some of Anunnaki wanted to continue to use humans as laborers and sexual playthings.  Others wanted to help us become more civilized and aware. 

This is apparently a fight that continues through this very day …

History

Coming soon …

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