The Sumerians knew the Immortals. When they were going to write about them the Sumerians put a sign in front to say "what follows is about the Immortals". The sign was DIN.GIR, two words put together. Here's how they showed these two words in the pictograms which preceded their cuneiform:

This is interesting because it shows waves behind the DIN.GIR just as the Egyptians put a wave next to their word TEKHEN for obelisk.

If this were upright it would look very like the information we got from the Egyptians plus the Israelites. In the earliest writing this WAS vertical. So now we know that originally DIN.GIR looked like this:

It has the 3 parts: the pyramidion, a column and a base.

What does DIN.GIR actually mean in Sumerian?

DIVINE CLOUD BIRD - a perfect description for what we've been saying about the obelisk.

The closest we can come to it is the Atlantis shuttle adjusting its attitude on re-entry prior to landing.

If the obelisk (modern English speakers), or Tekhen (ancient Egyptians), or pillar of cloud and fire (ancient Israelites), or din.gir (ancient Sumerians), moved about and had these attributes of cloud, noise, fire and making the ground tremble when on it, then presumably it had some kind of propellant that generated great power. These cultures we've looked at don't tell us anything about that aspect of the obelisk. So now we'll look further east to an ancient culture that has more to say on divine cloud birds, that we call obelisks.