Miscellaneous Myths: Enki and Ninmah

12 mar. 2021
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Thanks to patron Derek Rucker for requesting this myth! It's short, sweet, and *utterly ridiculous*. TLDR, two gods get drunk and have a people-making competition. The one that makes the jankiest dude wins.
Make sure to pause for an unnecessarily in-depth explanation of what a harem actually is!
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  • What... What happened to Umal!? Did they just leave him all fucked up!?

    Mr. GoblinMr. GoblinAcum 11 ore
  • Wait. sooo.... what happend to the last dude?

    Eva HagenEva HagenAcum 20 ore
  • I bet Enki ended up sleeping in the couch that day.

    Jasc RandomJasc RandomAcum 21 oră
  • Wait, so did Enki just create Viagra?

    Joshua TraverseJoshua TraverseAcum o Zi
  • The dead/alive guy can be a toy for children

    Caiden LeonardCaiden LeonardAcum 3 Zile
  • question: where did we come from answer: YOUR MOM

    deandeanAcum 4 Zile
  • Jesus loves you

    free headdfree headdAcum 4 Zile
  • They should have put a winning condition that the Enki has to find a fate for his own creation

    A.H.S.A.H.S.Acum 4 Zile
  • I keep coming back to this video for Red's voice acting work as drunk Enki and drunk Ninmah. It's just so perfect

    AkimitsuAkimitsuAcum 5 Zile
  • So kids, this is the first game of Devils v.s Angels, take notes and have fun doing the same with your friends

    Katherine HenshawKatherine HenshawAcum 5 Zile
    • If you don't know what Devils v.s angels is it's basically this but on paper

      Katherine HenshawKatherine HenshawAcum 5 Zile
  • I just love this LOVE THIS MYTH.

    Shy GaladrielShy GaladrielAcum 5 Zile
  • the last one is us

    Hilko van WalravenHilko van WalravenAcum 5 Zile
  • Didn't the plot of the Silmarillion go something like this?

    assassintwinat8assassintwinat8Acum 5 Zile
  • So,the humans were created to be slaves/beasts of burden in this mythology

    Aadi jainAadi jainAcum 6 Zile
  • He slept on the coutch that night

    Writer KaoseWriter KaoseAcum 6 Zile
  • well fuck my understanding of harem just got flipped upside down

    Zir JaegerZir JaegerAcum 6 Zile
  • How did I get here? Letting the days go by water flowing underground.

    Peeree Ah ahaPeeree Ah ahaAcum 7 Zile
  • "Once you get a couple humans, you usually get more humans pretty quick." Accurate.

    Renato CorvaroRenato CorvaroAcum 7 Zile
  • The song! hahaha

    Kyrie MastersKyrie MastersAcum 8 Zile
  • What's the music at 1:07?

    Федор ФилипповФедор ФилипповAcum 9 Zile
  • Me: Terrible eyes, Great creative vision Hates being in public eye, Oddly strong Constant paranoia, Incredible Hearing Yup, adds up

    the wolf studiothe wolf studioAcum 10 Zile
  • So what I'm hearing is the Sumerians saw crippling depression as being in a worse situation not having working limbs

    someone awesomesomeone awesomeAcum 10 Zile
  • "Enki makes her a skilled weaver and puts her in the harem of the queen." Me: The queen gets her own harem? Well, alright! *historical explanation of what the harem actually is* Me: I am slightly disappointed but nonetheless educated!

    Roses SpindleRoses SpindleAcum 10 Zile
  • Even evolution doesn't really answer these existential questions though. People act like it's the answer but it's not, not really. If we keep going back in time, we'll inevitably get to the Big Bang, right? Well the problem with that whole deal is that matter can't be created or destroyed, only changed, so where did all the matter come from to create a big bang? There had to be a previous universe or something along those lines. Also, that means that there has never not been physical matter in some form, meaning there's no beginning,; it's just always been there. And if there's no beginning, there's logically no end either, which is both a beautiful and a terrifyingly foreign concept. So even though we know about evolution, it still doesn't really answer the existential dilemma we face as humans. We don't know how everything actually got started, since there is seemingly no beginning. Not unless we are completely wrong about the laws of physics anyway

    Lurien the WatcherLurien the WatcherAcum 10 Zile
  • Having a private wayer dimension sounds like goals tbh

    Pedro .MorosiniPedro .MorosiniAcum 10 Zile
  • “Get in, losers, we’re going to the king’s court”

    Ghost CatGhost CatAcum 12 Zile
  • If Ishtar's blessing of Ashu-shu-namir is anything to go on, this intersex person was probably a healer or court wizard. Dope as hell.

    Pink CupcakePink CupcakeAcum 13 Zile
  • Any chance you could throw a little countdown timer in the corner right before those huge frames of text that only stay on screen for a single second? I've been consistently enjoying that reading, but... I don't know, convenience, I guess. Love you, thanks.

    Justin J. SmileyJustin J. SmileyAcum 15 Zile
    • @Cyfrik thanks, my dude!

      Justin J. SmileyJustin J. SmileyAcum 8 Zile
    • Tip: You can use the , and . buttons to step frame-by-frame backwards and forwards respectively if you overshoot when trying to pause in time.

      CyfrikCyfrikAcum 8 Zile
  • It's no use; it's parents _ALL THE WAY DOWN._

    Gormathius NightstriderGormathius NightstriderAcum 16 Zile
  • The drunk gods are hilarious thank you for this portrayal

    WyveriaWyveriaAcum 18 Zile
  • Me:watch video Also me: hears the name “enki” The divine warriors -shad:ENKI! :)

    Osmany EscobarOsmany EscobarAcum 18 Zile
  • Should've made the last guy a battery, who's mind is put in a dream in which his body works.

    Jack BlackJack BlackAcum 19 Zile
  • I kinda think that when they say he put them in the king’s court, they mean he gave them talents worthy of serving a king directly

    EEAcum 19 Zile
  • Evolution is a theory, not proven fact.

    sixthkid6sixthkid6Acum 20 Zile
    • @The Viewer I believe you are thinking of scientific laws. A theory is simply one plausible explanation of a set of reactions with enough evidence to support the assumption that it is true and or viable for other calculations. There are many examples of this in quantum physics where many theorys outright go against each other, such as m theory and string theory both being incompatible with each other. As someone who believes in evolution, my statement is simply to say that it is not a fact unless it is scientific law. In addition to that germ theory and gravitational theory simply postulates an explanation for what causes sickness and the force of gravity but could be proven wrong at a later date if new evidence suggests otherwise.

      sixthkid6sixthkid6Acum 11 Zile
    • It's a scientific theory, which means it's a proven fact. It's like gravitational theory, or germ theory. Theory means something different within the world of science.

      The ViewerThe ViewerAcum 11 Zile
  • ngl Ninmah is adorable

    mortimermcmirestinksmortimermcmirestinksAcum 21 o Zi
  • alot of religions believe they're country is either the first or the only one. thats why he only references one king

    Mask _VidsMask _VidsAcum 22 Zile
  • So where did we come from? Where will we go? Where did we come from, Cotton-Eyed Joe?

    WitherWolf33WitherWolf33Acum 23 Zile
  • I’ve finally found it! This is the humans dig trenches thing. Cool.

    Derian SetoguchiDerian SetoguchiAcum 23 Zile
  • Well, you’re telling me this story exist almost literally to stroke Enki’s dong?

    Ace HealerAce HealerAcum 23 Zile
  • Thank you for your Mesopotamian mythology crumbs. You have blessed me and my crops today.

    yagamikuunoyagamikuunoAcum 23 Zile
  • that outro song should have been a duet with blue

    OttoFilmsOttoFilmsAcum 26 Zile
  • So, even the Sumerians realized that wahmen are not equal. Good for them.

    Chainsaw SubtletyChainsaw SubtletyAcum 26 Zile
  • Evolution didn't really help with the question of where we came from. It just pushed the origin back further. It offers no explanation for Abiogenesis.

    flooooooooooooooooodflooooooooooooooooodAcum 26 Zile
    • @The Viewer Yeah, but Red said the great question of where we came from was answered in modern times by evolution, but it hasn't been.

      flooooooooooooooooodflooooooooooooooooodAcum 11 Zile
    • Cause that wasn't the question it was trying to answer. Tge question it was was 'what is the reason for all this biodiversity, and why do certain traits fit really well with certain environments'

      The ViewerThe ViewerAcum 11 Zile
  • “Dunk on your wife at the expense of society, the movie”

    Keenan HatfieldKeenan HatfieldAcum 26 Zile
  • This ancient myth has more intersex representation than any TV show today.

    AnikaAnikaAcum 29 Zile
  • personally I like the fish hat, fits in with the whole sea theme of Enki

    bin gusbin gusAcum lună
  • drunk red uwu

    Aceofacez10Aceofacez10Acum lună
  • 3:12 jeez Europe, you always gotta make everything you don't understand sexual, or write it out of existence your welcome, moving on

    Andrew MachleidAndrew MachleidAcum lună
  • My explanation is: Once there was nothing. Then there was something. Oh and for the first parent thing it was a teeny tiny microscopic speck in the sea that every single animal /living thing evolved from.

    Daphne ShankDaphne ShankAcum lună
  • Cute dragon of cutest dragon cute. Cute. Cute.CUTE. CUTE!

    Anna-Lee HendersonAnna-Lee HendersonAcum lună
  • this a classic now

    Iris Rose An enbyIris Rose An enbyAcum lună
  • Man, the King was probably a little bit baffled as to why all these disabled people were suddenly being DIVINELY ASSIGNED to his court, and why.

    LashknifeTalonLashknifeTalonAcum lună
  • “And so is his dick for some reason.” “Thanks Mesopotamia!”

    SuperAngelSuperAngelAcum lună
  • YES

    Renee Vazquez-AndersonRenee Vazquez-AndersonAcum lună
  • Ninmah: creates blind dude Enki: Turns him into Ray Charles

    JalilJalilAcum lună
  • I had no ideea what harem really meant... Never consider yourself educated, you always find some obvious information everyone except you knows

    bogdan damaschinbogdan damaschinAcum lună
  • If you think about it, Mythology is just OC fanfiction

    Dumpster JediDumpster JediAcum lună
  • If Jesus comes from God Where did God come from

    Mj UhMj UhAcum lună
  • Question: Why do bad things happen to God people? Ans.: Because God was drunk that day.

    John WeissJohn WeissAcum lună
  • This is so good. Thank!

    Clockwork KirliaClockwork KirliaAcum lună
  • Apparently the gods like to play The Sims with us.

    Lenora CalamintLenora CalamintAcum lună
  • 2:10 Anything you can do I can do better

    blah theblehblah theblehAcum lună
  • Sincerely thank you for that note I had no idea about the origins of the word harem and how its meaning has changed. It’s really cool you added that.

    Anime KingAnime KingAcum lună
  • I really love the fact Tiamat had to get Enki to work like I just imagine it's just "Look son, I don't mind that you killed my husband and then got someone to kill my second husband, and then me and then tear my body into heaven and earth. Like I can deal with that. But if you're gonna live here, on my corpse, then I'm gonna need you to put in the work and do your fucking chores like the rest of your siblings."

    LunarCat42LunarCat42Acum lună
  • And where did the gods come from ?

    AteiumAteiumAcum lună
  • So does Umul just stay like that? Like dixk move Enki, wait no-

    Credits unknownCredits unknownAcum lună
  • YUS

    Haiden has a CatHaiden has a CatAcum lună
  • Wait.... The Enuma Elish considers Anu to be Enki’s father. If a Sumerian goddess equivalent to Tiamat (Anu’s great grandmother) is here considered Enki’s mother... *This genealogy is all kinds of wrong*

    Malachi WernerMalachi WernerAcum lună
  • I love these videos SO MUCH. I regularly listen to the whole playlist while I’m at work. Your voice is so nice to listen to, Red. Thank you so much for these sassy myths. ❤️

    ShoelacexhatterShoelacexhatterAcum lună
  • 0:19 Namma aka Tiamat Me a d&d fan: WHAT?!

    Lazy LucaLazy LucaAcum lună
  • would have been easier if C;thun hadnt given us the curse of flesh

    NaturalistmindNaturalistmindAcum lună
  • Awesome and cool!

    Smithsonian smithSmithsonian smithAcum lună
  • Love that little note about what harems are lol

    Gex The StampedeGex The StampedeAcum lună
  • I just discovered your channel, and I'm really loving it! You have a lovely singing voice, too!

    Cavender LaneCavender LaneAcum lună
  • Anyone ever think about the statistical improbability of evolution? Like seriously, it takes a huge leap of faith to buy into that.

    Silver SummonsSilver SummonsAcum lună
  • Presumably, the intersex human was a singer. This would fit with the other myths concerning gala, i.e. trans and intersex priests of Inanna.

    Alix A.Alix A.Acum lună
  • 3:12 GAS GAS GAS

    Nocturnal SofiaNocturnal SofiaAcum lună
  • More OPS music pls

    D1g1beast Pr1meD1g1beast Pr1meAcum lună
  • Hey, recommendation for a video here. The original troll, the Greek God Momus

    TheEggTheEggAcum lună
  • Do Zagreus he has his own video game

    Steven WalkerSteven WalkerAcum lună
  • My mom just says, from the garbage

    Low Fung WinLow Fung WinAcum lună
  • Song: Anything you can do i can do better

    Una zUna zAcum lună
  • I don't get it.

    Derek BatesDerek BatesAcum lună
  • oh gee wilikers what a great video

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      Roberto MoralesRoberto MoralesAcum lună
    • @Roberto Morales i FORGOT ABT THIS COMMENT LMAO

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  • If Umul's organs don't work, that means his brain doesn't work and thus he's dead. So yeah, medically speaking, Enki cheated. Or he made Umul capable of suffering

    George UferovGeorge UferovAcum lună
  • The ceaseless pest perioperaively chop because berry immunophenotypically suffer through a gaping cave. sassy, messy bit

    asdada asdasdasdasdada asdasdasdAcum lună
  • 1:59 best bit!!!!!!

    GriffingirlGriffingirlAcum lună
  • The beginning of this story is basicaly: Hire the laziest worker to do the worst jobs and he'll find a smarter way to do it.

    Draiocht TepesDraiocht TepesAcum lună
  • A giant thumbs up for that harem explainer slide!!! Also I love the fish hair-do and I want more of it pls

    Amazing Dancing TurnipsAmazing Dancing TurnipsAcum lună
  • Please do more on Ereshkagel as well as more Mesopotamian mythology

    Ice 13Ice 13Acum lună
  • For the algorithm.

    BBAcum lună
  • hey red, you should do a video on the cargo cults with John Frum

    Michael ScottMichael ScottAcum lună
  • I mean evaluation as a theory still doesn't answer every question and in some ways is just the standing myth, without any of the fun stories

  • ooh i've been listening to this song so much :DD

    Elsa AnayatiElsa AnayatiAcum lună
  • I hope that you realize this was an elaborate ancient Mesopotamian shitpost.

    Jordan BuckinghamJordan BuckinghamAcum lună
  • Duranki- those who are made by their gods.

    orinoco sulaorinoco sulaAcum lună
  • Finally got my Hades and Persephone pins. They are beautiful. Completely worth.

    Christopher WoodChristopher WoodAcum lună
  • Reds impression of drunk gods cracked me up so good!

    Joe FallerJoe FallerAcum lună
  • I love in the playlist for this there are to gods getting wasted as the thumbnail

    mason raymason rayAcum lună
  • The Gods Being Drunk explains waaaaaaaayyyy too much about us.

    zenfrodozenfrodoAcum lună