Dramatis Personae in Serpent Priestess
Lord Anu: in Sumerian mythology Anu was known as the 'king of gods', head of a triad with Enlil, god of the air, and Enki, god of water who were his sons. There was a disagreement over who should take his place due to birth order and their mothers’ (who were in fact sisters) ages.
In Saxon lore he was known as Wotan, or Saturn, the midnight sun who was said to have ruled the Nine Worlds of the Rings – having the ninth Ring (the One Ring) to govern eight others. Kronos, and the God-kings who followed him, were known by the title "Lord of the Four Corners of the World."
Lady Barat An-na: wife of Lord Anu. Mother of Enki, Her lore was brought to the British Islands and she was portrayed seated by the seashore with a flaming torch and at her side is placed a round shield bearing the Rosi-crucis. In this book Ninkha is credited with venerating her mother-in-law by propagating this image of her so that she'd never be forgotten.
Lady Tiamat: one of the most important deities in Sumerian times. Chosen here as the second wife of Lord Anu and mother of Enlil. Symbolised often by a water-dragon or serpent.
Enlil: in Sumerian mythology he was the God of wind and air and also the God of warfare. His disdain for his female counterparts and humans is shown time and time again. He was responsible for the flood documented in Genesis and reportedly went on to be known as 'the One True God' or Jehovah (though that is contested as a lesser God, by the name Kurambi, had many of the negative characteristics and committed the deeds attributed to Jehovah)
Insignia: Two Eagles looking forward and backwards, claimed by Enlil as his birthright from House Samael
Enki: in Sumerian mythology he was the younger of Lord Anu sons, but had precedence due to his mother being the elder of Lord Anu's wives.
He was not only the God of water, but also the God of wisdom and all magic. He along with his wife (Nin-kharsag--called Ninkha in this book) is accredited with creating humans and then giving them knowledge, against the wishes of the other Annunaki. He or his wife is the serpent in the Garden of Eden. His youngest son was known as Thoth in Egypt and found the mystery school dedicated to keeping alive the true story of creation.
Insignia: two serpents entwined, found in the heliotrope or symbol of medicine the world over (also said to represent a strand of DNA)
Ninkha (Nin-Khursag) : The wife of Enki who helped manufacture humans was called Nin-kharsag also known as Ninti or Mam-mu (progenitor of MAMA) or Nin-ana.
Known as the snake goddess since Palaeolithic times, her cult has been found worldwide: from Crete to Mesopotamia, Greece and Egypt to ancient Semite and Hindu mythology. She was represented by a serpent shedding its own skin and was often pictured wearing a sacral knot: a looped cord between her breasts which, combined with the double edged axe can be compared with the Ankh symbolising eternal life and resurrection. She is linked to the planet Venus and can also be symbolised as the eight-point star or rosette.
Insignia: the serpent eating its own tail
Eris (known as Ereshkigal, but shortened for ease): Goddess of the Underworld, Death, Seasonal Rites and Magic, also can be termed Witchcraft. Chosen here as a counterpart to Ninkha's role as 'Creator'. In Greek mythology she is known as Hekate, In Celtic lore she is Cailleach Bear, in India she is Kali where there is a temple at Madayi Kavu. In Roman times she was known by Lara and in Egypt she was Nephthys
Insignia: the black handled sword known as 'Athame'
Belial: The head of mages and sorcerers, in Jewish tradition he was one of the heads of the rebellion against God (Jehovah) along with Lucifer. Not much else is known about him.
Insignia: the wand of destiny forged for him by Eris, also can be used as a spear
Dagon: found in Assyria, Babylon, Phoenicia and in the Bible as the god of the Philistines. He was a powerful and warlike protector in Sumerian traditions.
Insignia: the Shuhadaku or flaming sword
Dantalion: a mage who taught all arts and sciences, also declared the secret counsel of anyone, given that he could read the thoughts of all people
Insignia: the All- Seeing Eye
Attar (Canaanite mythological version of Lucifer): accused of trying to supplant the one true God and aiding the serpent in the Garden. He was a cherub or commander of seraphim, charged with protecting the throne. He was also known for his wisdom and beauty and was considered ‘the brightest star in the heavens’ who fell to Earth and intermarried with the wives of men. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, "The Lord of the Earth" is a term applied to Satan, or Lucifer, who was the brightest star in Heaven, but was cast down by God.
In this book he is credited with being the military commander and forerunner of the Knights Templars, his men protecting the Priests, Priestesses and Royal Families
Insignia: the wolf
Astorath: depicted with feathered wings, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a beast with dragon-like wings and a serpent-like tail (a dragon?) He teaches mathematical sciences (perhaps star fire) and handicrafts, can make men invisible and lead them to hidden treasure. He can answer any question formulated to him.
Insignia: the chalice, afterwards combined with the serpent by Belial to signify medicine and science
Ningizzida (known as Ningi in the book): youngest son of Enki, in Egypt he was known as Thoth, charged by his father to become the 'Lord of Truth'. He formed the Mystery School of Thoth in Egypt to pass down the secret knowledge to his initiates. Of the thousands of scrolls of ancient knowledge that were burned in the Great Library of Alexandria, forty books were said to be written by the greatest philosopher, teacher, and ancient monk of all time, Thoth or Ningizzida.
To the Greeks he became Hermes Trismegistus. The Romans called him Mercury. Some believe he became Enoch to the Jews, the “Second Messenger of God.” The Scandinavians worshipped Thoth as Odin, the Teutons as Wotan, the Peruvians as Quetzacoatl, and the Mayans knew him as Kukulkán.
Insignia: a cone of white powder (Anbar, aka the Highward or Philospher's stone)
Innana: progenitor of the Ring Lord female line, associated with fountains, springs and water, her descendant Queens were commonly represented as Mermaids and were called Ladies of the Lake, retaining their Dragon Queen status. One of the most famous of her descendants was Melusine. Inheriting the role of M’hor from her mother, Ninkha, she developed the rituals of the Temple of Youth, becoming the goddess of sexuality and fertility with her worship connected with orgiastic rituals and frenzied dancing.
Insignia: a half woman/half dragon encircled by a serpent
Lillieth: the M’hor or high priestess of the Temple of Youth of the Annunaki. There is none lovelier than her
Insignia: the crescent moon
Marduk: also known as Posiedon. King of all Babylonian Gods, founder of Undal (Atlantis) after he fell in love with a human called Cleito. They had five sets of twins who were given Atlantis to rule, which had been divided into ten sections, one for each to rule.
Insignia: a dragon with a serpent's tail
Saran: second daughter of Enki and Ninkha, becoming a Kispu, or Priestess of Astrology, running the Temples of Magan with her brother Ningi.
Insignia: the serpent eating its own tail, after her mother, with a rose in its centre
Kain: The first of the super humans created by Enki and Ninkha born to another super human. Foremost of the human kings, trained to rule. He sided with them against Enlil and had to be protected from the irate Enlil with an emblem to signify his status.
Insigna: the 'fiery cross' a red cross with forked tongues in a circle, also known as the dragon and serpent or Rosi-crucis, to symbolise his protection under Enki and Ninkha
Ninagal: Master Craftsman, forerunner of Tubal Cain and other craftsmen. Credited with helping to develop Orme—or the highward stone.
Insignia: the 'paten' a plate with the pentagram engraved on it, used to serve the highward stone during the rituals