RE:Middle eastern (Phonicia, Mesopotamia,Sumeria) Pantheon
(Date Posted:01/11/2009 01:33 AM)
Famous Sumerian and Akkadian Hero who was two thirds God, or was it one third?
mum was NINSUN, a Cow Goddess, and his father (or fathers) was (or
were) a demon (or demons) impersonating his father, who was the King of
Uruk at the time.
Look, the Sumerians invented writing not
mathematics, and it is the writing we are concerned with here — as
GILGAMESH is the long-running epic superhero featured in the Akkadian
Tablets. Get the full set. There are twelve of them. Not so much a case
of 'couldn't put it down', but 'having immense difficulty in picking it
It's called The Epic Of Gilgamesh and, no, it's
not a murder mystery. In fact it's a roller-coaster adventure with the
Gods, containing fantasy, love, bloodshed and allegorical insights into
the human condition.
It was first produced in clay tablet form
— we had to wait several thousand years for the paperback edition.
There's also five Sumerian poems in case you've missed anything. These
were all published in utmost antiquity 10,000,000,000 years ago (give
or take a few billion years), but still top the mythological charts.
Laugh! at his best buddy ENKIDU, the Tarzan-like savage!
Swoon! over ISHTAR, the Goddess of Love. 'He turned her down!'
Cringe! at HUMBABA, the Worst Monster in the World!
Marvel! at the fantastic fight with The Bull of Heaven!
It's a Shamash hit in the World of Uruk!
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