We find him today every time we go to the hospital or pharmacy and view this (also known as the Caduceus):
The serpent to the Annunaki represented wisdom. Enki was recognised for this trait. He was also skilled in medicine and genetic manipulation.As the Lord of the Earth (his brother Enlil the Lord of the Skies), he ruled over animals, flora and fauna. It is he who, along with his wife Nin-Khursag, created the Lulu Amel, or Human Worker to serve the Annunaki.
He was not, however, a despot. As a true scientist, he sought to perfect this being he had created and determined that the best way to do that was to give his humans the ability to think and to reason, in short, to make them like himself and his fellow Annunaki. This was anathema to Enlil who viewed humans as a sub-species created to serve a specific purpose unquestioningly. A view that has transcended the ages through the followers of the three major religions founded on him. An unfailing adherence to dogma is required with those who dare to question the tenets of faith brutally suppressed.
To Enlil, the lulu amel's ability to reason and make decisions for themselves was enough to declare war on his brother. In Genesis 3:22 Jehovah says "Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil" (note the use of the word "us"--perhaps not to be confused with the Royal "we".)
Enki's belief's were transmitted to his son Ningizzida who found the Mystery School of Thoth. His teachings were similar to what we find in Genesis, but with certain differences:
“In the beginning there was nothing, then the waters of Light were divided from the waters of darkness, and from the waters of Light were formed the worlds above and from the waters of darkness were formed the worlds below.
“And the Word which appeared as a pillar of flame out of the darkness is the Son of God, born of the mystery of the Mind. The name of that Word is Reason. Reason is the offspring of Thought and Reason shall divide the Light from the darkness and establish Truth in the midst of the waters.”
“The union of the Word (reason) and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life.”
“The Light and the fire which rise are the divine man, ascending in the path of the Word, that which fails to ascend is the mortal man, which may not partake of immortality.”
“Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality."
“Let him that is endued with Mind know himself to be immortal and that the cause of death is the love of the body; and let him learn all things that are, for he who has recognized himself enters into the state of Good”
"Let the man endued with a Mind mark, consider, and learn of himself, and with the power of his Mind divide himself from his not-self and become a servant of Reality."
In the Biblical version we are told "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God"---omitting the word "reason" altogether.
So, what are we to make of all this? If Enki, represented by his totem, the serpent, sought to give us a mind and the potential to use it, then why is he reviled? For that matter, why has the female sex been made to suffer over Eve's 'sin'?
What does the Caduceus symbolize?
The symbol we know today represents two serpents (the central nervous system) wrapped around the Rod of Asclepius (or a wand) which in our body is our spinal column.
The swan or wings are the two hemispheres of our brain. In popular culture we recognize the Swan Princess or Lohengrin, the Knight of the Swan. Who were they? Perhaps those, who through the use of the methods given by Ningizzida, had activated more of their brain than we are capable of.
The circle in the centre is our pineal gland (or third eye). The pineal gland was of utmost importance to the Annunaki and its activation through the use of stimulants the key part of their ceremonies. This enabled them to live the lifespans they did. When God forbade Adam and Eve from eating from the Tree of Life, he did not want them ingesting Star Fire or the Highward Stone, thus lengthening their lives.
In retaliation for his brother's actions, he tarnished the serpent, branding it as evil and a symbol of temptation to be repudiated instead of the veneration and gratitude it deserves