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Sumerian civilization originated in what is now southern Iraq, just upriver from the mouths of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. "Civilization" in this context means a settled town or city-dwelling people who possess a stable agricultural technology (including domesticated animals) and have developed a hierarchical system of social classes (peasants, laborers, slaves, craftsmen [smiths, masons, carpenters, potters, etc.], farmers, fishermen, merchants, doctors, architects, priests and temple attendants, bureaucrats, scribes, advisers, priest-kings). Since the climate of southern Iraq is hot and dry, agriculture requires an extensive irrigation system of canals and dikes.
Sacred-Texts Ancient Near East ENUMA ELISH THE EPIC OF CREATION L.W. King Translator (from The Seven Tablets of Creation, London 1902)
The Epic of Creation is the Sumerian version of how the world began and includes to some degree the formation of the other members of the solar system. The Sumerian tale is also likely the source of the earliest chapters of the Bible’s Genesis -- the latter which might be considered to be an Executive Summary of the original. Their similarities are highlighted in Comparative Religions (among other places), but the fact that Genesis was written during the Hebrews’ captivity in Babylon, c. 600 B.C.E.
The Krishna and Christian Jesus Parallels Robert Howard Kroepel Copyright © 2001
Stories describing creation are prominent in many cultures of the world.
by Jill Stuckwisch The four creation myths found on the internet, "An African Cosmogony," "An African Story of the Creation of Man," "Egyptian Cosmogony and Theogony," and the Yoruba creation myth found under "The Minneapolis Institute of Arts," have similar elements and incorporate values and norms common across many African Ethnic groups. One of the dominant values common to many ethnic groups is the value of the family and group.
Hello! My name is Rich Brown , and back in 2000 I put together this collection of links to Creation Mythologies from as many cultures as I could find. Why did I do this?
Here is a part from a text which you can find at : http://www.spiritweb.com/Spirit/pleiadian_10_15_1990.html . It seems that the Pleiadeans who speak here tell us that Mankind was in a much better state before the Annunaki-gods arrived. These 'gods' just tore up our D.N.A. in order to be able to use us for their own purposes.
Chaos ( Greek χάος , khaos ) refers to the formless or void state preceding the creation of the universe or cosmos in the Greek creation myths , more specifically the initial "gap" created by the original separation of heaven and earth . The motif of Chaoskampf ( German for "struggle against chaos") is ubiquitous in such myths, depicting a battle of a culture hero deity with a chaos monster , often in the shape of a serpent or dragon . The same term has also been extended to parallel concepts in the religions of the Ancient Near East . [ edit ] Terminology Greek χάος means "emptiness, vast void, chasm, abyss ", from the verb χαίνω , "gape, be wide open, etc.
There are over 900 rings of stone located in the British Isles.
Alexander the Great from the famous ancient mosaic. Classification & Features Type of Case/Report: StandardCase Hynek Classification: Special Features/Characteristics: Famous Person, Witness Photo Full Report / Article Source: Bruno Mancusi, UFO Updates mailing list, Apr. 18, 2003 [go to original source]
Zeus was born by the Titans Cronus and Rhea . Cronus was notorious for being a very jealous and greedy deity.
Doing homework? Your teacher has already seen this. See ; it has properly-sourced information. Known errors: Generally inconsistent sourcing. This chart was made in 2004, and Wikipedia was treated as a primary source.