posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 09:18 AM
The word 'apsu' comes from the Mesopotamian texts, but the word itself is an offshoot of the Sanskrit word for water. Some academic linguists
specializing in Sumerian have decided that the word must refer to streams of underground water, but the word is used in a number of different
contexts, which suggests that the Sumerians had more than one meaning for 'apsu.'
The Sumerians lived in the Middle East, and prior to that, they had come from the Punjab region in India. The culture may have been aware that most
high mountain ranges were covered in glaciers, but I doubt seriously that anybody living in the Near and Middle East was even vaguely aware that most
of the Northern Hemisphere had been covered in an ice sheet one to two miles thick.
I've read myriads of Mesopotamian texts. Not once have I seen any indication that the Sumerians knew a dang thing about the Ice Age.
So when it comes to the floods (and the were a number of them) that engulfed the world as a result of the Ice Age Melt Down, we see the Sumerian texts
talking about what they "believed" to be true, but ultimately, what they believed was a far cry from what really happened.