Annedots - a race of semifishes-semipeople under leadership of Oaness
Sumerian-akkadian mythology narrates about a mysterious race of semifishes-semipeople under leadership of Oannes. According to the saved fragments of the "History of Babylonia" by babylonian priest and historian Beros (IV-III centuries BC), people lived as animals until semifishes-semipeople had not appeared from under waters of the Persian gulf and had not learnt inhabitants of Mesopotamia to a letter, sciences, building of cities and temples, farming agriculture and metal working. According to Beros as described by Ancient Greek writer Alexander Poligistor (105-40 BC), these beings, to be more exact, Oannes, looked like this:
Appearance of annedots according description of antique authors
"The body of him was fish, and under the fish head there was the other, [human], below there were legs as though of (kind of) a man and fish tail [behind them]. His voice was human, and the tongue clear, and his image remained up to our time.
In the afternoon this Being usually talked with people, but did not eat at this time any food. He had given to people writing, sciences and arts. He had learnt them to build dwellings, to erect temples, to establish laws and to know the geometry bases. He had shown them seeds of the useful plants and has trained them to collect their fruits. In short, this Being had made all required that customs of people became softer and they could lead a civilised lifestyle. And his deeds (acts) were so comprehensive that since then and up to now anything essential had not been invented (devised) any more. After sunset this Being made for sea again and spent all night long in its depths because he was an amphibious ".
Dagon - the main god of Phoenicians and Philistines
According to R. Templ ("Mystery of the Sirius", 2006), Phoenicians and Philistines were aware of (knew) Oannes under the name Dagon or Odakon - the god-patron of farming and agriculture, and further - the war god. The Ancient Greek historian and writer Apollodor (II century BC) in his retelling of the "History of Babylonia" reported that "[in the governing of Evdoresh from Pantibiblon] one more being of the similar appearence [simultaneously looked like a man and a fish] appeared from the Eritrey sea, and his name was Odakon".
During my recent journey across the Near East I managed to discover confirmation of that Dagon really was the main god of Philistines. Two largest temples of Dagon with statues of ichthyic (fish-like) god were in Gaza and Asot (modern Ashdod) cities. The first had been destroyed to the ground by Samson, and the Second - by makavey Ionatan Hasmoney in 147 BC. In the temple in Ashdod grasped by Philistines from Jews the Ark of the Covenant with the tables given on the mount Sinai by Jahveh to Moseses stored. According to rare pieces of evidence, the presence of the Ark of the Covenant in the temple has led to overthrowing of the idol and its splitting on chunks. Now from both temples of Dagon remains nothing; in the museum of Ashdod there is only a mention of him on a stand.
Annedots, Musars-Annedots - demons with repulsive appearance
According to the evidences of Apollodor and Aristotle pupil, Abiden, Beros named reasonable amphibiouses by a common name "Annedots" or "Moosur(a)s Annedots" and speaked about them not as about gods, and as about semidemons. They appeared from under waters of the sea during a long period of time - of governings of different "babylonian", "assyrian" and "chaldaic" tsars. Abiden in his description of the "History of Babylonia" by Beros had given utterance the names of some other Annedots - Annedot, Evdok, Eneugam, Eneubol and Anement.
R. Templ gave the translation of the words "moosur" and "annedot". Moosur means "nasty thing", and Annedots - "somebody abominable (loathsome)". Thus, beings to which babylonians worshipped as founders of their civilization, were considered in our understanding as repulsive and loathsome.
Traces of worship to Oannes and his followers in the form of heaps of fish-bones are found out in the most ancient temples of Eridu (approximately 3500 year BC).
The true appearance of Annedots. Archaeological testimonies
The true appearance of Annedots is recovered not only under their description by Beros, but also on numerous works of the Assiro-Babylon sculpture, found out in Mesopotamia. The images of Oannes and other semifishes-semipeople existed at the time of Beros (IV-III centuries BC) what he reported in his "History" about.
It remained up to now the bas-reliefs with the images of Oannes on the wall of the palace of assyrian tsar Sargona II (721-705 BC) in Horsabad (Iraq) and on the ruins of the old persian capital Pasargadae built by tsar Kirus Great in 550 BC (Iran), displayed in the British and Berlin museums drawings of the remnants of a gigantic stone statue of Oannes discovered by archeologist Austin Henry Leyard in Kujunzhik (Iraq, the midpoint of XIX century), 12,6 sm ceramic statuettes of semifishes-semipeople stored in the British museum which had been found out presumptively at digging of the babylonian city Nineveh (the midpoint of XIX century), the Assirian cylindrical seales with the images of Oannes and other semifishes-semipeople, the gemmas with the images fish-tailed Oannes and other finds. The majority of them are stored in the British museum.
© A.V.Koltypin, 2009
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Read my works "Cult of semifishes-semipeople of Dagon and Derketo (Derceto) at Philistines and other people of the Middle East and Mesopotamia. Part 1. Dagon (Dagan)" and "Part 2. Derketo (Derceto) - Atargatis and Semiramis of Babilonian", and see my photos of cult places of Dagon, Derketo and Arthemis in Israel and Turkey
Read also my works "Snakemen - amphibians - space aggressors, destroyers of the world and the teachers of people", "Third generation of earthly gods - amphibious (amphibian) gods (semipeople-semifish)" and my articles about mermaids