LOTR, The Half Blood Prince and Cain and Abel

We already know that Cain and Abel were only half brothers, although the Bible does not mention this all-important fact.  Cain was descended from a superior bloodline to that of Abel, being the son of the God Enki. In short, Cain is a Half Blood Prince along the lines of the Half Elven brothers Elros and Elrond. The purpose of this mixed inheritance appears to be to guide humanity with the necessary spiritual wisdom. Here is another take on the biblical story of Cain and Abel. When checking the facts of the story of Cain and Abel for the first blog, several points struck me.  The first was that The Torah only implies that Cain’s reason for killing his brother was the business over the offerings.  God, somewhat bizarrely, rejects Cain’s offering of fruit but accepts Abel’s meat offerings which makes Cain furious and madly jealous. Interestingly, this is not the only slant on the story.  Other ancient biblical texts, namely The Midrash and the Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan, both suggest that the real jealousy between the brothers (which brother becomes clear in a minute) is over women because one brother’s bride is the more beautiful.  (Of course they are still saying that it is Cain who is the jealous one but Laurence Gardner’s meticulous research proves otherwise.) It was this point that rang a loud bell.  I just happen to have looked up the family tree in Laurence Gardner’s Genesis of the Grail Kings, which revealed something which adds weight to this argument.   As recorded in the Sumerian cyclinder discs or clay tablets, Cain marries one of the Anunaki Goddesses, Luluwa, whose mother was Lilith, known as “The beautiful Queen”.  Doubtless Luluwa took after her mother and was herself a great beauty. So here we have it: Abel was jealous of his brother Cain because he was marrying the more beautiful woman and he felt hard done by.  As we found so often on our quest, the truth is the exact opposite of what recorded history tells us.  How and why?  Is it entirely an accident that certain key words have been mistranslated or has it been deliberate? How can events be so misconstrued when the names of the two protagonists are so different? To add insult to injury, Cain is ‘The Chosen One’ and not Abel. Cain and Luluwa are the new Aragorn and Arwen.  Like Cain, Aragorn was a superior man for he, too, was of a bloodline which came down from the Gods.  To quote from Tolkien: “..he (Aragorn) became at last the most hardy of living Men, skilled in their crafts and lore, and was yet more than they; for he was elven-wise…”  In addition, Aragorn’s lifespan was three times that of the average man, living as he did to the age of 190. There is a crucial comment to be found in Cain and Abel’s family tree in Laurence Gardner’s book. The Grandmother of Cain’s wife Luluwa was Eresh-kigal and she is called ‘Queen of the Netherworld’ and ‘Keeper of the Malkhut’ – and ‘Malkhut’ means Kingship. In other words that line of women – Eresh-kigal, Lilith and Luluwa – were the guardians of Kingship or carried the royal blood line because they were Goddesses. We find a similar line of women in LOTR.  Such was the role of Melian, mother of Luthien and, in direct descent, Arwen.  In honour of this truth, the royal line of Numenor was called The Line of Luthien.  All three women – Melian, Luthien and Arwen were dark-haired, so echoing the title of Eresh-kigal as ‘Queen of the Netherworld’. It is interesting to observe where are sympathies lie in these repeating tales of rivalry between brothers, sisters, and others.  Do we side with the person who is suffering from envy and feel sorry for the fact that they are the lesser because of their birth?  They are not as intelligent, tall, slim, talented etc. Or do we identify with the person who is envied and has to bear that burden?  These stories bring us to the heart of the corruption of humanity:  envy of someone we perceive as superior to ourselves. It happened to the Numenoreans on their blissful island. In the beginning there was love between Elf and Numenorean, probably the kind you find between pupil and a teacher whom that pupil respects and admires and feels affection for. The teacher loves sharing his wisdom and knowledge and the pupil is happy to learn and expand his understanding.  But thanks to the insinuations of Sauron the Dark Lord, the Numenoreans began to envy the Elves their immortality and so their hearts and minds were poisoned: they began to resent and hate them.  By the end, all communication had ceased between the two races save for a small handful of Numenoreans called The Faithful who still wished for the friendship of the Elves.  It was this small number of uncorrupted Numenoreans who founded the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor in the West of Middle Earth. Our friend Robert once summed it up: ‘There were many young Gods who were here to learn and in the learning, help all things.  Some people became jealous of these and learnt how some things were done and so began corruption.  Humans were forced to take sides – the more powerful could create blight and hardship until those who suffered changed sides.  We are still very much in this battle today.’ Visit our website www.ring-quest-book.co.uk

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