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The Story of Oannes. Berossus, 3rd Century BC

According to legend and ancient historical accounts Oannes was a figure who introduced the civilized arts to modern man.

These accounts credit Oannes with introducing following arts and sciences:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Written Language - Cuneiform
  3. Architecture
  4. Mathematics

The Story of Oannes

"At first they led a somewhat wretched existence and lived without rule after the manner of beasts. But, in the first year appeared an animal endowed with human reason, named Oannes, who rose from out of the Erythian Sea, at the point where it borders Babylonia. He had the whole body of a fish, but above his fish's head he had another head which was that of a man, and human feet emerged from beneath his fish's tail. He had a human voice, and an image of him is preserved unto this day. He passed the day in the midst of men without taking food; he taught them the use of letters, sciences and arts of all kinds. He taught them to construct cities, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge. He made them distinguish the seeds of the earth, and showed them how to collect the fruits; in short he instructed them in everything which could tend to soften human manners and humanize their laws. From that time nothing material has been added by way of improvement to his instructions. And when the sun set, this being Oannes, retired again into the sea, for he was amphibious. After this there appeared other animals like Oannes."

Adapa, the first of theantediluvian sevensageswas a Mesopotamianmythical figure who unknowingly refused the gift ofimmortality. The story is first attested in the Kassite period (14th century BCE), in fragmentary tablets from Tell el-Amarna, and from Assur, of the late second millennium BCE. Mesoptamian myth tells of seven antediluvian sages, who were sent by Ea, the wise god of Eridu, to bring the arts of civilisation to humankind. The first of these, Adapa, also known as Uan, the name given as Oannes byBerossus, introduced the practice of the correct rites of religious observance as priest of the E'Apsu temple, at Eridu. The sages are described inMesoptamian literature as 'pureparādu-fish, probably carp, whose bones are found associated with the earliest shrine, and still kept as a holy duty in the precincts of Near Eastern mosques and monastries. Adapa as a fisherman was iconographically portrayed as a fish-man composite. The word Abgallu,sage, (Ab = water, Gal = Great, Lu = Man, Sumerian) survived into Nabatean times, around the time of Christ, as apkallum, used to describe the profession of a certain kind ofpriest

Berosos (pron.: /bəˈrɒsəs/) or Berossus (name possibly derived frompron.: /bəˈrsəs/AkkadianBēl-rē'ušunu, "Bel is their shepherd"; Greek:Βήρωσσος)[1] was a Hellenistic-era Babylonian writer, a priest of BelMarduk[2] and astronomer who wrote in the Koine Greek language, and who was active at the beginning of the 3rd century BC. Versions of two excerpts of his writings survive, at several removes from the original.

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Comment by SwanRa on March 27, 2013 at 9:59pm

Came across this also from Berossus he writes of Omoroca: (from Wikipedia)

Omoroca was a member of the technologically advanced race, the Ohnes. She lived on Earth during the time of Babylon,The Ohnes, also known as Oannes are a semi-aquatic species found on Oannes in the Milky Way galaxy.

Of course the Sirians populated many other planets including Cygnus - there is a planet identified now as Kepler 22 that has a year round temperature of 72 degrees.

It appears Tiamat was called Thalassa as is Omoroca and share similar Babylonian Chaldean... creation myths. Tiamat's history got twisted into a Chaos monster....but scholars agree that patriarchy re-wrote a lot of history including about the feminine and especially about creation myths.

Marduk took the body of Tiamat and cut it up in order to make the earth and skies and the moon, sun and weather. He created a calendar from her too. "He then took the tablet of destinies as a reward for the war he waged against her and her armies, and then rose to the throne as King of the Gods." (lost reference)

As to my Oannes as you write above and I do below.......still figures strongly for me....wherever he is from I know he had Sirian roots and the knowledge of Ha Qabala (tablet of destinies).

The philosophical cipher of the Table became known as Ha Qabala (the QBL tradition of light and knowledge) and it was said that he who possessed Qabala also possessed Ram, the highest expression of cosmic knowingness.”  


Comment by SwanRa on March 26, 2013 at 5:30am

Thank you for the post! I love this dolphin man! I have studied him and fascinated by him. In the ancient scriptures of Sirius there are various root races that had the energies of Feline, Crystal, Dolphin, Eagle......  I have often wondered when one came to Earth the attributes of them stood out and artists depicted them accordingly. Perhaps as with Angels the artists were depicting their light literally in the form of wings and light as energy of their aura. I have had two angel encounters and they did not have wings but they did have light.


...... At sun set he retired to the sea, in which he passed the night. There appeared likewise others of the same species.” Berossus, from ancient fragments (Isaac Preston Cory)

He need the water to rejuvenate him as his skin was different and required a lot of moisture. He most likely was light gray in color....Oannes......he was the original fisher of men.

It is possible that the written language that Oannes introduced was the Runes as they are star born and well predate Odin hanging on the tree to receive them for 9 days - not to say he did not receive them as history records - because star born scriptures were always given to more than one person.

Anyway the Runes I believe to be the ancient language of HIBURU that Hebrew, Sanskrit and the Middle Eastern languages are derived from. They are called Singing Stones and have a code that can be deciphered from each word. This has been the subject of my work for years and I will be publishing this next year.

So Oannes has been a patron saint....thanks for the blog and the reminder of the great gratitude I have for him.....his lineage as a dolphin - they are alchemists of the first order: lift as you climb.

Comment by Being on March 25, 2013 at 10:42am

A distant relative. steve, you have discovered my great, great, great...and on... grandfather.

Comment by steve on March 24, 2013 at 10:29pm
Yup. Stories from the cradle of humanity. A great teacher and teacher of sciences and of written language , can be be equated with Hermes Thoth
Comment by Rob ter Haar on March 24, 2013 at 8:39pm

Thanks Steve! Probably one of the most important godheads around which can help us to get some basic understanding of the use of the fish symbol and water as sacrament in Christian tradition…

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