Seven headed dragon

Saturday, 25 July 2020

This is a seal from Tell Asmar, dated to 2200 BC. It depicts a seven headed dragon (beast with lion’s body and seven snake heads) with sun’s heat rays radiating out of its back, being speared by two gods (heroes)…
 
 
As Gary A. Rendsburg points out in his article „UT 68 and the Tell Asmar Seal“ this is one of the most remarkable seals ever found and one of the most discussed…
 
Why? Because the mythical theme of a hero (god) slaying 7 headed dragon keeps popping up again and again in different cultures in Eurasia…
 
For instance the Ugaritic monster Lotan (meaning „coiled“), also called „the mighty one with seven heads“, was a serpent of the sea god Yam. Or Yam himself as he was also called „the serpent“. This monster was defeated by the storm god Hadad-Baʿal in the Ugaritic Baal Cycle…
 
Hadad defeating Lotan, Yahweh defeating Leviathan, Marduk defeating Tiamat, Zeus slaying Typhon, Heracles slaying Hidra, Perun killing Veles, Thor fighting Jörmungandr…Different versions of the same myth which originated most likely in the Fertile Crescent among the Neolithic farmers…
 
This story is allegorical description of the local Mesopotamian climate, where the year is divided into two seasons: dry, hot summer (Apr/May-Oct/Nov) and wet, cool winter (Oct/Nov-Apr/May)…

The Seven (Sibitti or Sebetti) gods — Cradle of Civilization

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Gemini is the third astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between about May 21 and June 21. Gemini is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux, known as the Dioscuri. Other names for him are Erra and Irra. Nergal is a […]

über The Seven (Sibitti or Sebetti) gods — Cradle of Civilization

The City of Enoch is Eridu! — Ancient-Mystery.com

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The Ancient City of Enoch. Its earliest name was the Akkadian Unu-ki or Unuk, Meaning “the place of the settlement,” If I am right in identifying Unuk with the Enoch of Genesis, the city built by Cain. Unuk must be regarded as having received its earliest culture from Eridu, since Enoch was the son of […]

über The City of Enoch is Eridu! — Ancient-Mystery.com

D/T – the name of the god in Eurasia — Cradle of Civilization

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Dingir (𒀭, usually transliterated DIĜIR) is a Sumerian word for „god.“ Its cuneiform sign is most commonly employed as the determinative for religious names and related concepts, in which case it is not pronounced and is conventionally transliterated as a superscript „D“ as in e.g. DInanna. The cuneiform sign by itself was originally an ideogram […]

über D/T – the name of the god in Eurasia — Cradle of Civilization

The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter — Chauvet unlocked

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Easter is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world who honor the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion at Calvary. It is also the day that children excitedly wait for the Easter bunny to arrive and deliver…

über The Ancient Pagan Origins of Easter — Chauvet unlocked