What is the Divine Council in Ancient Near Eastern Religious Mythology and Literature? — Bishop’s Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

All Ancient Near Easter religions recognize the notion of a divine council or assembly. The divine council is a gathering of gods who meet intermittently to make decisions regarding the destinies of individuals or groups, cities, or even all of humanity. The concept affirms a divine realm modeled on human assemblies presided over by a king, such as […]

What is the Divine Council in Ancient Near Eastern Religious Mythology and Literature? — Bishop’s Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

Der Euphrat als Waffe? Flüsse und ihre militärische Bedeutung im Perserreich — Nomen Nominandum

Flüsse sind in der antiken Welt weit mehr als physische Hindernisse. Sie markieren Grenzen – physisch und ideologisch. Sie sind Wasser- und Nahrungsquellen sowie Transportmedium. Und nicht zuletzt haben sie eine religiöse Bedeutung als Götter oder zumindest als heilige Orte. Thomas Seidler beschreibt im zweiten Teil unserer Themenwoche Umweltkriegsführung, welche Bedeutung Flüsse im antiken Persien militärisch hatten.

Der Euphrat als Waffe? Flüsse und ihre militärische Bedeutung im Perserreich — Nomen Nominandum

What was the world’s oldest civilization? | Live Science — Tom Metcalfe

Countless civilizations have risen and fallen over the millennia. But which one is the oldest on record? About 30 years ago, this question seemed to have a straightforward answer. Around 4000 B.C., the earliest phase of the Sumerian culture arose as the oldest civilization in the Mesopotamia region, in what is now mostly Iraq. The […]

What was the world’s oldest civilization? | Live Science — Tom Metcalfe

A Mesopotamian Ghost Story (Part 2) — Neptune’s Dolphins

Read Part One: https://neptunesdolphins.wordpress.com/2022/07/18/a-mesopotamian-ghost-story-part-1/ The sun climbs higher in the white-gold sky as Remutu plies the network of canals that crisscross the city. Through the acrid, smoky haze, massive rows upon rows of red bricks come into view, long before he arrives as the gate at the Wall of Eanna. “We’re here. Now what?” Remutu […]

A Mesopotamian Ghost Story (Part 2) — Neptune’s Dolphins

The Demon Haunted Worlds of Mesopotamia — Neptune’s Dolphins

The Sumerians thought that demons could make them ill, carry them off to the Netherworld, or protect their children. The demons flew in the wind and came through windows. To ensure good luck, families did rituals to keep the demons away. Moreover, Sumerians employed doctors who were also diviners, since disease could be also caused […]

The Demon Haunted Worlds of Mesopotamia — Neptune’s Dolphins

1st bioengineered hybrid animals discovered — in ancient Mesopotamia | Live Science — Tom Metcalfe

Mesopotamians were using hybrids of domesticated donkeys and wild asses to pull their war wagons 4,500 years ago — at least 500 years before horses were bred for the purpose, a new study reveals. The analysis of ancient DNA from animal bones unearthed in northern Syria resolves a long-standing question of just what type of animals were […]

1st bioengineered hybrid animals discovered — in ancient Mesopotamia | Live Science — Tom Metcalfe

The Anzu’s Story — CLAIRE SULOS

Alongside starring in the Epic of Anzu, the divine storm bird was featured in other ancient Mesopotamian myths, raising the tantalizing idea that the same Anzu was involved in all of these stories—at least in the popular imagination. In a 1950 essay, “Akkadian Sidelights on a Fragmentary Epic,” Elizabeth Van Buren proposed an intriguing timeline […]

The Anzu’s Story — CLAIRE SULOS

Canals

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Cylinder seal depicting he sun god Shamash,  Akkad (Iraq), 3rd millennium BCE, Chert. Currently in the collection of the Israel Antiquities Authority

Official description:  Shamash emerging through a pair of mountains flanked by columns, perhaps heaven’s door…🙂 Maybe, but I doubt it. Here is why:

1Modern impression from a greenstone cylinder seal from Sippar, c. 2300 BC…Currently in The British Museum… 

Here is Shamash (the sun god), in full power (represented by sun heat rays emanating from both shoulders), standing „between two columns with a lioness and a lion“. „Between the lions“ means that he is standing in Leo, end of July, beginning of August…

And, Leo is a solar year calendar marker which marks the beginning of the mating season of the Eurasian lions. 

Hence lioness and lion…

read more:http://oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.com/2021/04/canals.html