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The Wars of Gods and Men by Zecharia Sitchin
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The Wars of Gods and Men

by Zecharia Sitchin

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"Thousands of years ago, the Earth was a battlefield. These were the wars that would shape man's destiny?terrible conflicts that began lifetimes earlier on another planet. Parting the mists of time and myth, the internationally renowned scholar Zecharia Sitchin takes us back in this volume to the violent beginnings of the human story, when gods?not men?ruled the Earth. In a spellbinding reconstruction of epic events preserved in legends and ancient writings, he traces the conflicts that began on another world, continued on Earth, and culminated in the use of nuclear weapons?an event recorded in the Bible as the upheaval of Sodom and Gomorrah."--Publisher's website.… (more)

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It seems that Earth has always been a battlefield, from today all the way back to the beginning of history humans have been fighting one another, or maybe we learned from others in prehistory? In the third book of his series The Earth Chronicles, Zecharia Sitchin examines ancient texts from cuneiform tables of Sumeria to Egyptian hieroglyphs to the Bible itself to reveal long memory and devastating results of The Wars of Gods and Men.

Sitchin begins the book going over the wars of the ancient world and how the chroniclers of those wars described that the gods intervened in those wars and determined the outcome, following this he went over the wars of the gods for supremacy of Earth from Horus against Set in Egypt, the generational wars of the Greek pantheon, and battles of the Indian gods. Sitchin then set about showing that all these tales of battles reflect events in prehistory of members of the ruling house of the extraterrestrial Anunnaki, fighting for supremacy of “heaven” (Nibiru their homeworld) and Earth, with the rivalry between royal brothers Enlil and Enki extending into their children and grandchildren. Soon these wars began to include the “gods” human followers joining them in battle after the beginnings of civilization in Sumer, Egypt, and the Indus valley. Sitchin details that some of the Anunnaki put their personal interests above their own families resulting in various alliances with cousins against their own siblings, and parents in some cases, which began a chain of events that led Abraham out of Sumer to Canaan and how Sodom and Gomorrah were obliterated by nuclear weapons.

This book began as a more academic read like its predecessor, The Stairway to Heaven, but Sitchin quickly switched gears to more engaging prose as he brought forth his evidence for and the explanations of this theories. Sitchin did not rehash his evidence and arguments from the previous two books, only alluded to his findings so as to allow the flow of the book to progress along the line of thought he had focused on. Yet even though Sitchin did not rehash his arguments, he did contradict some of his findings in The 12th Planet in this book—namely with the identity of “ZU”—but did not state that further research had changed his conclusions which would have made a better book. However, the most intriguing part of the book was Sitchin’s discussion about Abraham, his family history, and his journey to Canaan especially in light of his theory that extraterrestrials were the “gods” of the ancient world (though he does not specifically name which Anunnaki sent Abraham on his journey).

The Wars of Gods and Men is a very intriguing, well written book with a theory and evidence that Sitchin lays out in an engaging matter. Even with the academic beginning and with some unacknowledged reversals in some Sitchin’s findings, this book gives the reader a worthy follow up to The 12th Planet that The Stairway to Heaven was not. ( )
  mattries37315 | Feb 13, 2018 |
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    WHEN MORTALS AND GODS FOUGHT SIDE BY SIDE

Eons ago, the Earth was a battlefield. Might arm ies clashed, led by giant warriors meticulously skilled in the art of combat. these wars would shape man's destiny and live on for centuries in legend, song, and religious lore - brutal and terrible conflicts that began lifetimes earlier on another planet ...

In the astonishing third volume of Zecharia Sitchin's THE EARTH CHRONICLES, the internationally renowned scholar parts the mists of myth and time to return to the violent beginnings of humanity - employing ancient text, religious documents, and archaeological findings to reconstruct epic events that support hte existence of extraterrestrial "gods" who once set nation against nation, army against army, man against man.
    THE GREAT FLOOD
    THE TROJAN WAR
    THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM AND GOMRRAH

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