Re: The Epic of Gilgamesh
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mikko Nuuttila <bellmeine@...>
>It think it was precisely the Epic of Gilgamesh in Sumer that
> A sidenote: Sumer is much like the word Suomi (Finland in Finnish).
describes a bull standing in water (as one of the origins of the
world) like in the myth about Lemminkäinen in Kalevala there is
similarly one, I remember. I once read a comparison about those bulls
somewhere and the opinion expressed in the article was that it was
the same myth. Moreover, wasn't Gilgamesh a giant, for Kaleva was
one? Perhaps there is a distant echo of linguistic similarity in the
words Kaleva and Gilgamesh as well.
>Hungarian language and Hungarian is related to Finnish.
> There are many hundreds of Sumerian words in the present day
>The slaying of the Divine Bull of Heaven is a Gilgamesh story. Moses
was orphaned by his loving mother, who sent the infant boy in a reed
basket down the Nile river in order to save him from an earlier
massacre of the kind that Joseph would hear in a dream, telling him
to take his wife and young son into Egypt for a time. Moses was
found by the pharaoh's daughter, and adopted into the family of
Ramses I. Interestingly, he was found amidst the bullrushes, a form
of papyrus existing at the time when Egypt still had swamps. Joseph
would hear, in a dream again, that it was safe to return home to
Bethlehem, but, in a stroke of intuition, veered off in order to play
it safe, and went to the town of Nazareth to live. This is how the
two Jesus boys came to live as neighbors.
- --- In email@example.com, "Stephen Hale" <sardisian01@...>
That list was like receiving a fine fiery etheric force that
surrounded my head like lapping tongues. I probably got further into
the mystery of Gilgamesh there than anywhere else, as it really
concerns the forming of the two major streams of time and space into
the post-atlantean world. The Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest of the
national folk tales...
Can feel the impact from both of your descriptions - your summary and
your experience on BvC. You have the ability to bring central themes
into view with few words. This warms my heart and grounds my mind. Am
thankful also to Robert Mason for bringing BvC to our attention - Nina