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Mysteries of the Anunnaki

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The Anunnaki are a group of deities who appear in the mythological traditions of the ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians. Descriptions of how many Anunnaki there were and what role they fulfilled are inconsistent and often contradictory. In the earliest Sumerian writings about them, which come from the Post-Akkadian period, the Anunnaki are the most powerful deities in the pantheon, descendants of An and Ki, the god of the heavens and the goddess of earth, and their primary function is to decree the fates of humanity.

To evoke the mystery of this ancient Mesopotamian pantheon, I use the dark, foreboding timbre of my tenor register 10-string lyre, in my own distinctive variant of a traditional ancient middle eastern musical mode.