Butt chewing

Friday, 7 May 2021

„Triumphant bull with flowing beard climbing the mountain“? It’s from the time of the First Dynasty of Ur…No one knows what it means because: „we have no written documents explaining it“…At least this is what we can read in „A Problem of Early Sumerian Art

Let’s see if we can come out with some sensible explanation for this scene…“Enki placed in charge of the whole of heaven and earth the hero, the youth Utu (Shamash), the bull standing triumphantly, audaciously, majestically…the great herald in the east of holy An…with a lapis-lazuli beard, rising from the horizon…“ from „Enki and the world order„…Here’s the majestic Shamash, depicted as a golden bull with long flowing „lapis lazuli“ beard…

Why? To understand this we need to know something about the source of water in Tigris and Euphrates…Well according to the Sumerian legends, the source of these two rivers is Enki.
In „Enki and the world order“ we read: „…Father Enki…he stood up full of lust like a rampant bull, lifted his penis, ejaculated and filled the Tigris with flowing water [after filling Euphrates]. He was like a wild cow mooing for its young in the wild grass…“
But the actual source of water in the two sacred rivers was to a smaller extent rain which fell during the wet half of the year (Oct/Nov-Apr/May), but majority of water in Tigris and Euphrates came from the snow melt in Anatolian highlands and Iranian Zagros mountains…
This snowmelt is caused by Young (spring) sun, Young Shamash…Here he is depicted on this seal in a short tunic climbing the sacred mountain towards Imprisoned Enki…To free him…

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Sumer’s History Maps before the Akkadians Invasion and Colonization in 2334 BC — Tarig Anter on Protect & Reinvent Democracy

The first map: Ubaid Pre-Uruk Civilizations in Sumer 6500-3100 BC The second map: Uruk (Irok) Civilization & Empire 4000-3100 BC The third map: The Jemdet Nasr period 3100-2900 BC after the great flood Fourth Map: Early Dynastic period in Sumer & Subar 2900-2350 BC It is necessary to re-study and interpret the history of Kmt […]

Sumer’s History Maps before the Akkadians Invasion and Colonization in 2334 BC — Tarig Anter on Protect & Reinvent Democracy

Is that you Gilgamesh?

Saturday, 20 June 2020

This is aeal from the Sumerian city of Adab, dated to „after 2350 BCE“. Official interpretation is: „Gilgamesh, fighting a lion and a buffalo. Dragon, unrelated to the other figures in the scene, is depicted under the inscription: „Urdumu, Ensi (Governor) of Udnunki (Adab)“

The seal and the interpretation can be found in a great book called „The seal cylinders of western Asia“ published by William Hayes Ward in 1910.

This book, together with pile of other amazing books can be found on Abzu, a guide to networked open access data relevant to the study and public presentation of the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean world.

Now I would like to offer alternative interpretation for the scene depicted on the seal of Urdumu, that will show that the dragon is very much related to the other figures in the scene…And that the whole thing has nothing really to do with Gilgamesh…

As I explained in my article „Symbols of the seasons„, Bull was in the past seen as the symbol of summer (May,Jun,Jul) and Lion was seen as the symbol of autumn (Aug,Sep,Oct). The other two symbols of the seasons being Ram (spring) and Goat (winter)

The First City in Recorded History — ROBBIES WORLD BLOG


Uruk was an ancient city in Sumer and later Babylonia. At one time it was the most important city in ancient Mesopotamia. It was situated in the southern region of Sumer (modern day Warka, Iraq), to the northeast of the Euphrates river.

über The First City in Recorded History — ROBBIES WORLD BLOG