Ancient sumerian tablet, tablet of Shamash

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a cuneiform text that narrates the story of Gilgamesh, a demi-god that embarks on a journey to speak to the survivor of the Great Flood, Ut-Napishtim, to know secrets from antediluvian times.

The Enuma Elish is the first written creation myth, here in its paleo-Babylonese form. The Book of Genesis was heavily inspired by this text.

The Atra-Hasis, or Tablet of the Covenant, is the story of how the Anunnaki created mankind and then decided to bring the flood on Earth. Enki, the benevolent god, decides to save humanity by informing Atra-Hasis of the coming catastrophe, instructing him on the building of a life-saving boat.

Adapa and the Food of Life is the first written text to speak about Adapa or “Adamu”,  the first man according to the Book of Genesis. In this older, cuneiform text, he is described as the assistant of the benevolent god Ea, also known as Enki, and the first of the Seven Sages.

The Sumerian King List is a chronological list of all the rulers of ancient Mesooptamia, including the ones that ruled before the great flood -some with incredibly long lifespans.


The Book of Enoch is the most controversial book of the Apocrypha. Between angels descending on Earth to sin with the daughters of men, giants, and Enoch himself being taken to the sky with the angels, it is no surprise that this text was banned from the canonical Bible.

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