Ask The Nuwaupians, are the Etherians the Igigi?

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Ask The Nuwaupians, are the Etherians the Igigi?

Answer: According to Dr. York yes they are.


We are all aware by now that York will say, write or print anything and Nuwaupians will believe it and find it profound.  York in his book Man From Planet Rizq makes another unsupported, unsubstantiated and unbelieveable claim pertaining to Mesopotamian literature. The following are the words.


"The Etherians are crystal light energy from Illyuwn and can take on the form of anything.  The word 'Igigi' is a tittle used for those that stayed in the ships [spaceships] and were your Etherians.  The Etherians are the providers and they police the Universe in respect for the living things.  We like good Angels because they do this for us.  And we don't like bad Angels because they hurt us. They are not concerned with this, but must maintain the Universe to prevent a star holocaust.  They personify to whomever, and their assignment is the guardians of life of which ANU as a prominent member, sent forth."    

-Man From Planet Rizq pg. 107


-Holy Tablets Chapter 2 Tablet 1:175-179


 "Igigi - E-GEE-GEE, Sumerian, 'Those Who Stayed In The Heavens, Sky Deities"

-Holy Tablets (The Glossary) pg. 1674



According the the above statements from York via his books he's claiming that the "Etherians" are the Igigi and that they are "crystal light energy" from Illyuwn who "Stayed In The Heavens".  York does not cite even one "Sumerian" text corroborating his claim.  

- no transliteration

- no translation from a text

- no source to be check out

- cites no linguist in the fields of Mesopotamian literature and decipherment


This is an overt deception and Nuwaupians accep York's words without question, verification or cross referencing.  He for years have made statements and was never required to support what he said and now that we have the ability to dissect his words for clarity, we can thereby refute his lies by way of the facts. 

There is nothing in Mesopotamia literature which mentions "Etherians" or an equivalent, so it's safe to conclude that York made it up.  We do have a number of text which mentions "Igigu(i)", here's some background information that York didn't bother to share.;  i-gi4-gi4 (iGIGI) d-Igigi is a term with unknown origin and meaning. It ended up by indicating in some instances the entirety of the gods, and sometimes more commonly those that occupied heaven. The use of the word may be interchanged with 'Anunnaki' with literary freedom.  In the Creation Epic (enuma elish 4-20) Marduk has a question to the Anunnaki, while the Igigi answer him (enuma elish 4-27:) 

ïpulüshuma d Igigi ilü rabûtu - 'the Igigi, the great gods, answered him 

[first word is the verb in preterite 3rd person plural of the G-stem infinitive apälu 'to answer' + suffix shu 'him' + enclitic particle -ma]

The Sumerian word for 'god' is dingir, in Akkadian ilu.  The sign representing "dingir is the same as AN "heaven", and also used as a determinative (classifier) attached to the name of the deity to indicate his/her divine nature.  In transcription the sign is represented with a "D" from dingir in superscript, like dEnlil, dEnki, N It is not pronounced.


 Anuna (Anunnaki) is a collective name for the gods of heaven and earth, and in other context's only for the gods of the Netherworld, the empire of the death (in particular beginning in the second half of the second millennium).  It is a loan word (plural only) from Sumerian "anun(n)a(k)"  [meaning] semen/descendants of the (-ak) monarch (nun) and refers to the offspring of the King of Heaven An/Anum.  The gods together are called Anunnaku/Anunnaki and in the text one may specifically add Dingir (d)Anunnaki sha shamê u erSetim, 'the Anunnaki of heaven and earth'. [in Akkadian]

Sometimes a differentiation is made in the indication of the totality of the gods, Igigi and the  d-Anunnaki. The Igigi in that case are the gods of heaven, while the Anunnaki refer to the gods of the Netherword, the empire of the death.  


In the 5th line of Atrahasis, the first of the deities we see is dingir  ilu Igigu, not ilu-Anunnaku so when York writes that, "the great IGIGI made the ANUNNAGI carry the workload sevenfold", that's not what the first tablet of Atrahasis says. It does not state that the Igigi were forcing the Anunnaki to do the hard labor, "ilu-igigu emūqu du-lum ilu-anunaku ,  It was just the opposite.



1. i-nu-ma i-lu a-wi-lum 

2. ub-lu du-ul-la iz-bi-lu šu-up-ši-[i]k-ka 

3. šu-up-ši-ik i-li ra-bi-[m]a 

4. du-ul-lu-um ka-bi-it ma-a-ad ša-ap-ša-qum 

5. ra-bu-tum 

dA-nun-na-ku si-bi-it-tam 

6. du-ul-lam u2-ša-az-ba-lu dI-g[i-g]i


1. When the gods were man

2. they did forced labor, they bore drudgery.

3. Great indeed was the drudgery of the gods,

4. the forced labor was heavy, the misery too much:

5. the seven great dAnuna-gods were burdening

6. the lesser Igigi-gods with forced labor.

-Atrahasis Tablet A 1-6


The above quote from the Akkadian epic of Creation Atrahasis is similar to a well known Sumerian story which also speaks of the hard task that the lesser or lower gods (Igigi) had.


Sumerian Transliteration:

1. ud re-a-ta ud an ki-bi-ta ba-an-[dim2-ma-ba

2. ji6 re-a-ta ji6 an ki-bi-ta /ba\-[an-dim2-ma-ba]

3. [mu re]-a-/ta\ mu nam ba-[tar-ra-ba]

4. [da]-/nun\-na-ke4-ne ba-tu-ud-da-a-ba

5. dama-dinana nam-NIR.PA-ce3 ba-tuku-a-ba

6. dama-dinana an ki-a ba-hal-hal-la-a-ba

7. dama-dinana [...] ba-a-pec u3-tud-da-a-ba

8. dijir kurum6-ma-bi A X X unu2?-bi-ce3 ba-ab-kece2-a-<ba>

9. dijir car2-car2 kij2-ja2 al-sug2-ge-ec dijir tur-tur du2-lum im-il2-il2-e-ne

10. dijir id2 <im> dun-dun-u3-ne sahar-bi ha-ra-li im-dub-dub-be2-ne

11. dijir im ar3-ar3-re-ne zi-bi inim am3-ma-jar-re-ne

English Translation:


1-11. In those days, in the days when heaven and earth were created; in those nights, in the nights when heaven and earth were created; in those years, in the years when the fates were determined; when the Anuna gods were born; when the goddesses were taken in marriage; when the goddesses were distributed in heaven and earth; when the goddesses …… became pregnant and gave birth; when the gods were obliged (?) …… their food …… dining halls; the senior gods oversaw the work, while the minor gods were bearing the toil. The gods were digging the canals and piling up the silt in Ḫarali. The gods, crushing the clay, began complaining about this life.

-Enki and Ninmaḫ - The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature


[21] The gods were digging watercourses,

canals they opened, the life of the land.

The Igigi-gods were digging watercourses

canals they opened, the life of the land.

[25] The Igigi-gods dug the Tigris river

and the Euphrates thereafter.

Springs they opened from the depths,

wells ... they established.

They heaped up all the mountains.

[Several lines missing]

... years of drudgery.

[35] ... the vast marsh.

They counted years of drudgery,

... and forty years, too much!

... forced labor they bore night and day.

They were complaining, denouncing,

-Atrahasis 21-40


So these Igigi; the lesser gods were digging water canals,

 This would also clear up the lie by York that the Igigu(i) or Anuna were mining for gold.


"The epic of Atrahasîs (Poem of the Supersage) is a long epic, probably composed around 1700 BCE, which deserves more attention than given here. In this epic heavenly society is divided into two classes. The labour on the fields was carried out by gods of second rank, the Igigi, on behalf of the more important gods, the leaders, called the Anunnaki. The story starts with a revolt by the Igigi. They bang the door and went on strike, protesting before their chief employer Enlil. No work on the fields eventually means famine, so the gods panic and convene a general assembly, this time presided by the chief Anu himself. The solution proposed by the intelligent Ea is to create mankind who would have as prime duty to work on the fields, to fulfill the role of servants towards the gods. Men feed, cloth and shelter the gods and thus replace the labour done previously by the Igigi."

-Assyryologist: John Heise


It's verifiable from the literature of Akkadians that the Igigi were the workers and there is no mention of Etherians, those who stayed in the skies or that they could change into anything.  Malachi York was a liar and this is more evidence of his prevarications.


 Recommended Reading: 

  W. von Soden, “Babylonische Göttergruppen: Igigu und Anunnaku, Zum Bedeutungswandel theologischer Begriffe” 

(Babylonian God-Groups: Igigu and Anunnaku: Changes in the Meanings of Theological Terms)


 Source: ETCSL, EPSD, John Heise: Assyriologist, Professor of Assyryology; Benjamin R. Foster