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Portrait of an Anunnaki

Updated on February 4, 2015
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Adele Cosgrove-Bray is a writer, poet, and artist who lives on the Wirral peninsula in England.

About the Painting

The Anunnaki were a race of gods, angels or interstellar travellers - or all of these, depending on your interpretation of their legends.  They took an interest in early humans, interbred with them (or altered their DNA) either for fun or to improve their usefulness to the Anunnaki, and then handed on knowledge of metallurgy, maths, philosophy, art and architecture.  In the Bible, the Annunaki are also called Watchers, in that they watched over humanity's progress and sometimes re-directed it.  This was supposed to have inspired the wrath of others like them, and so division amongst the ranks of angels became known in Biblical folklore as the banishment of Lucifer from heaven.

In Irish folklore, the Anunnaki were known as the Tuatha de Danaan - and it's from these ancient tales that my interest first developed.

They were described as looking, for the most part, unusually tall with pale skin and flowing red hair.  And this is how I chose to depict them in this portrait.

I'm more interested in trying to capture something of the essence of the person who I'm drawing or painting, than I am in reproducing an exact copy of their face. If I wanted an exact copy, I'd reach for my camera.

With this portrait of an Anunnaki, modelled by John, I aimed to catch his masculine beauty, which has something of an elfin quality - not feminine, exactly, but certainly there's a delicacy about the features. This impression is greatly aided by the mass of thickly flowing auburn hair which cascades over his slender body.

Starting with a white ground, as is my usual method, I first lightly sketched the portrait in charcoal then worked the background to complement his colouring and add a smoky impression. The hint of blue around his body refers to the subtle energies of the astral body.

Due to HubPages' policies on nudity, I am unable to reproduce the entire portrait here. However it can be viewed at my Spooky Cute Designs site - see the link opposite this section's title.

Facial detail from Portrait of an Anunnaki.
Facial detail from Portrait of an Anunnaki.

Data for Portrait of an Anunnaki

Oil on stretched canvas.

Width = 16" or 40.8cms.

Height = 22" or 56cms.

Title of Work: Portrait of an Anunnaki.

Description: Nude upper-body life-study in oils of a young man with long auburn hair.

Artist: Adele Cosgrove-Bray.

Date: 2008.

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© 2009 Adele Cosgrove-Bray


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    • AdeleCosgroveBray profile imageAUTHOR

      Adele Cosgrove-Bray 

      6 years ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England.

      To the Celtic British woman above: I can't answer your questions directly, but encourage you to read the Andrew Collins book listed above called "From the Ashes of Angels", which may help you.

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      Is this the time they show me? 

      6 years ago

      I'm a redheaded Celtic British woman, of Northumbrian, Irish and Welsh descent. I've felt connected to the De Danaan since before age 10, when I began to feel drawn to read learn more about them and felt that I should have been one of them. I had always been drawn to the De Dannaan and other native non-human races, to the point where my parents began to take me to Ireland on holiday to try to help me to feel at peace some music caught my attention at around age 11, since then I have remembered abduction by reptilian 'aliens' at many ages in my life.

      So, is there a chance that the Annunaki will come for me?

      Is this why I don't feel part of 'normal' human society?

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      7 years ago

      weird? looks like me in the face.. ill know soon anyway.

    • AdeleCosgroveBray profile imageAUTHOR

      Adele Cosgrove-Bray 

      7 years ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England.

      You may well have something there, Someonewhoknows. Thanks for dropping by.

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      7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      I can't help but think that the story of the Annunaki has some connection to the biblical allegory of "The Master" having to go away for awhile leaves his vinyard in the hands of his servent.Upon his return he finds that his servent has stolen and or mismanaged his estate while he was away.

    • AdeleCosgroveBray profile imageAUTHOR

      Adele Cosgrove-Bray 

      8 years ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England.

      It's a subject dear to my heart and has been for a number of years, ever since my interest was snared by the lack of solid information about the Tuatha de Danaan. The very lack was the thing which spurred my researches on.

      That they had - or continue to have - a huge, if largely hidden, hand in our lives and societies seems, to me, a very real probability.

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      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      I have read so much about the Annunaki but much of the info contradicts. Some authors say they are humanoid while others claim reptilian and amphibian beings. Some link them with the Pleiadeans and believe they are still around and are also known as Tall Blondes and the Nordics. Some say they are returning and others say that they never left! That humans were hybridised with them and controlled by them I tend to accept as a reality.

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      Adele Cosgrove-Bray 

      8 years ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England.

      Mystery solved then, hmm? :)

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      8 years ago from Nibiru

      I always wondered what my great-great............great-grandfather looked like.


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