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  1. Enkinoun

    water god and god of wisdom; counterpart of the Akkadian Ea


  1. Enkinoun

    A god in Sumerian mythology, later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology.


  1. Enki

    Enki (Sumerian:


  1. enki

    Enki is a god in Sumerian mythology, later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology. He is often associated with creation, wisdom, water, sea, rivers, and magic, serving as the patron deity of craftspeople and artists. Enki was considered one of the most important gods and was known for his wisdom and cunning. His symbols include the goat and the fish, which later combined into a single symbol, the goat-fish or Capricorn.


  1. Enki

    Enki is a god in Sumerian mythology, later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology. He was originally patron god of the city of Eridu, but later the influence of his cult spread throughout Mesopotamia and to the Canaanites, Hittites and Hurrians. He was the deity of crafts; mischief; water, seawater, lakewater, intelligence and creation. He was associated with the southern band of constellations called stars of Ea, but also with the constellation AŠ-IKU, the Field. Beginning around the second millennium BCE, he was sometimes referred to in writing by the numeric ideogram for "40," occasionally referred to as his "sacred number." The planet Mercury, associated with Babylonian Nabu was in Sumerian times, identified with Enki. A large number of myths about Enki have been collected from many sites, stretching from Southern Iraq to the Levantine coast. He figures in the earliest extant cuneiform inscriptions throughout the region and was prominent from the third millennium down to Hellenistic times. The exact meaning of his name is uncertain: the common translation is "Lord of the Earth": the Sumerian en is translated as a title equivalent to "lord"; it was originally a title given to the High Priest; ki means "earth"; but there are theories that ki in this name has another origin, possibly kig of unknown meaning, or kur meaning "mound". The name Ea is allegedly Hurrian in origin while others claim that it is possibly of Semitic origin and may be a derivation from the West-Semitic root *hyy meaning "life" in this case used for "spring", "running water." In Sumerian E-A means "the house of water", and it has been suggested that this was originally the name for the shrine to the god at Eridu.

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  1. Enki

    Enki- an extra-terrestrial entity derived from Sumer/Babylonian mythology, particularly the Enuma Elish. Enki is worshiped as "Satan", or "Father Satan" at Joy of Satan Ministries, a pseudo-Satanic organization.

    During my meditation, Enki appeared to me.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 24, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enki in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enki in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    A naiant
    B irascible
    C valetudinarian
    D splay

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