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The 12th Planet Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9, Landing on Planet Earth Summary

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Chapter 9, Landing on Planet Earth Summary and Analysis

Sitchin speculates that Nefilim's orbit gave the "gods" access to much information about space and the solar system. He identifies the planets with various gods. Ea/Enki is the moon, and Enlil is Earth. Sitchin shows the engraving on the Pioneer 10 showing human beings and planets in the solar system and compares it with Sumerian drawings. Though we consider Earth the third planet counting from the sun out, Sitchin says Nefilim would consider it the seventh, counting from the outside in. He uses his assumption that references to Enlil counted Earth as the seventh planet as proof that the Sumerians must have gained knowledge from the Nefilim. He says Sumerians depicted Venus as the eighth planet, Mars as the sixth, and Saturn as the fourth.

Babylonian new year celebrations, Sitchin suggests, copy Sumerian rituals that depict information...

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