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But the most interesting portion of this little seal is found in its array of divinities. We find here both Marduk and the male divinity Lugal-banda with his consort Nin-gul.
To Lugal- banda his god, and to Nin-gul his mother, Sin-gashid, king of Erech, king of Amnanu, supporter of E-anna, after he had built E-anna, built the temple of Kankal, the dwelling-place of their joyful feast. These extracts from two inscriptions give us the facts that Sin-gashid called himself the son of Nin-gul,
she would be the city; of Ur, likely, as I am starting to dig in to this.
'My mother, last night I felt happy and walked about Among the heroes.
There appeared stars in the heavens.
[The h]ost of heaven fell down toward me.
I tried to lift it but it was too heavy for me;
I tried to move it, but I could not move it.
The land of Uruk was gathered around it,
While the heroes kissed its feet.
I put my forehead [firmly] against [it],
And they assisted me.
I lifted it up and carried it to thee.'
'[I] was drawn to it as though to a woman.
And I placed it at [thy] feet,
For thou didst make it vie with me.'
T[The wise mother of Gilgamesh, who] is versed in all knowledge,
Says to her lord;
[Wise Ninsun], who is versed in all knowledge,
Says to Gilgamesh: 'Thy rival, - the star of heaven.
Which descended upon thee like [the essence of Anu];
[Thou didst seek to lift it], it was too stout for thee;
[Thou wouldst drive it off], but couldst not remove it;
[Thou didst place] it at my feet,
[For it was I who made] it vie with thee;
Thou wert drawn to it as though to a woman
After she had mixed the clay, she called the Anunnaki, the great gods.
The Igigi, the great gods, cast their spittle on the clay.
According to Genesis 2:7 "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
According to the Qur'an[23:12–15], God created man from clay. According to greek mythology (see Hesiod's poem Theogeny), Prometheus created man from clay, while Athena breathed life into them.
According to Chinese mythology (see Chu Ci and Imperial Readings of the Taiping Era), Nüwa molded figures from the yellow earth, giving them life and the ability to bear children.
According to Egyptian mythology the god Khnum creates human children from clay before placing them into their mother's womb.
reply to post by Kantzveldt
I can't help but read that and hear that what is being discussed is cities. I know you know that, that we are talking about locations, but it seems that Nininsina is being described as some sort of technology that not only dispenses municipal services, but also superior genetic material. It sounds like the 7Bulls were "issued hence" from Nininsina to bolster the local genetic-salad.
I am also starting to get this feeling that when these folks were describing cities, they saw them as living entities.
I know, I'm a slow-poke on all this Sumeria stuff.
ETA: Hey, I know, it's like Nininsina is the Northbridge of the chipset that controls Girsu.
edit on 6-4-2014 by Bybyots because: . : .
Perhaps you are a data packet...in a very interesting simulation.
Parallel computing is the simultaneous use of more than one CPU or processor core to execute a program or multiple computational threads.