Just wondering what your thoughts are on Sumerain 'Mythology' which claims the gods were actual physical entities (ET's) who genetically engineered the human.
And what might your source for this be? Sitchin perchance?
Assuming that the claim is correct, then these ETs must have also taught us alchemy because that is what the Epic of Gilgamesh is about.
The Descent of Ishtar is also an alchemical tale. (As are the Iliad, the Odyssey and countless other stories from around the world).
I don't know Sumerian mythology that well as it is fragmentary and not easy to read or understand. However, I don't really subscribe to the notion of 'aliens' doing stuff on Earth, nor do I put much credence into genetic engineering whether terrestrial or extraterrestrial.
This physical, material universe which science, The Church of Weights and Measures, thinks it will reduce to an 'elegant' equation, is not the Universe. This universe is maya (illusion, light, magic) and we, which you call humans, are part of that which created it and are part of that which is maintaining it. We are being human, or, as the Orphics had it:
"I am a child of Earth and of Starry Heaven;
But my race is of Heaven alone".
The foremost god of the Sumerians is An or Anu (the sky or heavens) and his chief consort is Ki (the Earth). An's other consorts include Nammu (the primeval waters) and Uras who is another earth-goddess.
Compare and contrast that with the Genesis and god separating the waters of the heaven from the waters of the Earth, the firmament etc.
All these 'gods' of all these mythologies are, in essence, no different than you or I. They are as much a part of creation as we are. All the mythologies tell you that - even the 'Creator' is created.
Precedent of heaven and earth.
Timeless, unchanging, solitary, silent.
It is the mother of the ten thousand things.
I do not know its name.
I call it Tao.
If forced to describe it,
I call it great.
Great implies vast reaches.
Vast reaches implies far away.
Far away implies return.
Tao is great.
Heaven is great.
Earth is great.
Man, too, is great.
In the realm there are four greats,
and a noble man is one.
Man follows the way of Earth.
Earth follows the way of Heaven.
Heaven follows the way of Tao.
Tao is the great Way.
I Ching 25, Bart Marshall trans.
But even the Dao was created.
We don't need aliens and genetic engineering and we don't need a cabal of evil uber-capitalists, nor, on the other side of the coin, do we need Jesus, the Buddha, Lord Krishna or King Arthur. There is nothing to blame anyone for and nothing for anyone to save us from. It's a D.I.Y. universe - all you have to do is to ask yourself to remember.
Trust me, I'm a god.