The Anunnaki were ancient beings first chronicled by the Sumerians in some of their writing. The Anunnaki were originally believed to be Sumerian deities, and their worship spread to the Akkadians and the Babylonians. The Babylonians worshipped the Anunnaki as servants of Marduk, one of their principle gods. They were the children of the gods Anu and Ki, hence their name. Marduk assigned these deities to heaven and earth, and in thanks, they built for him Esagila, a huge tower.
However, some researchers and others have re-evaluated the myth of the Anunnaki and made a startling discovery: the Anunnaki may not have been fictional deities at all. Instead, some believe that the Anunnaki were beings from the planet Nibiru, the tenth planet. A number of Sumerian writings seem to indicate that this planet exists and that it has been a part of and will return to our solar system. In ancient times, one of Nibiru’s moons collided with the planet Tiamat. When the two collided, Tiamat was split in two. Then Nibiru itself hit the two pieces. One of them shattered and became the asteroid belt. The other was moved into a new orbit and, over time, became the earth.
Over time, the Anunnaki visited earth. Most who study the Sumerian myths agree that they were looking for gold to use as a source of power. The Anunnaki, needing a source of labor, then genetically engineered humans to mine the gold for them. The Anunnaki instituted the idea of a hierarchy to more easily control humanity, with the kings at the top serving as speakers for the aliens. Eventually, however, there was disagreement between the Anunnaki mining expedition. According to Sumerian myth, the ancient Sumer city of Ur was destroyed by an “evil wind” which many now believe was a nuclear fallout from the war between the two Anunnaki groups. This explains why the Anunnaki are no longer on earth today—their planet had already moved too far away from earth for another expedition to come to the planet after the fallout.
What does any of this have to do with the year 2012 and the upcoming end of the world? Some believe that we’ve reached the point in Nibiru’s 3,600 year orbit that will bring it back into our solar system. Specifically, it will come near earth again. Might the Nibiru pay us another visit? Even if the aliens don’t exist, another planet coming close to earth will cause many disasters as its gravity affects our planet. Earthquakes, floods, and more all await us should Nibiru return.