The Sumerian Story of Genesis

This story is the prototype for the Biblical creation story in Genesis. Adamu's "magic food" was of course an entheogenic substance, perhaps a psychoactive mushroom, that became the forbidden fruit. The pine tree under which the mushroom grew was the Tree of Life and Knowledge.

Adamu's feminine counterpart was Ti-Amat (also called Titi). She is described as a chaos monster or sea serpent who was a fertility goddess associated with the Evening Star of Venus. She is the likely serpent identified in the Bible as seducing Adam to eat the forbidden fruit.

"Edin" is a Sumerian term meaning "steppe" or "plain." It is featured on the Gudea cylinders as the name of a water canal from which plaster was taken to build a temple for Nigisru, the god of war (part of the Sumerian Trinity cognate with Vedic Shiva). Friedrich Delitzsch was first amongst numerous scholars to suggest the Jewish and Christian term Eden traced back to this term as well as the Babylonian term "Edinu."

Thus, the Biblical Eden was a water canal in ancient Sumer along which there was a garden of pine trees where entheogenic mushrooms grew. The story of Adam and Eve then descends from the first Sumerian man Adamu and his Venusian goddess Ti-Amat. From the very beginning, Adamu was tempted by the immortal magic fruit in order to meet his goddess in the sky.