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In the Sumerian records, there are many mentions of oils and their uses. Cedar oils, vegetable oils, even bitumen was regularly referenced. However, there is one very special oil that was used in an important ritual. It translates simply to “mountain oil.” Could this “mountain oil” be “rock oil” or petroleum? I have spent countless hours combing over Sumerian records, searching for clues to human origins and a better understanding of the power structures that have come to dominate our world. In my personal reading of the Sumerian tablets, I have found more to support that the Sumerian god’s were interested in this mountain oil more than even gold. In fact, I have found very little to support that gold was of special interest to the gods. Mountain oil, on the other hand…
I have traced this particular mountain oil to the Zagros Mountain range, homeland of Enil, Inanna, and other key figures in Sumerian mythology. This oil was used in a strange, yet familiar, ritual to honor Inanna, the daughter of Nanna and Ningal, who is also associated with Venus. Nanna, her father, son of Enlil and Ninlil, later became identified with Assyrian moon god Su'en/Sîn, whose name meant "illuminator." His worship center was Ur, whose name literally meant the dwelling place of Nanna. Now, I will not go too deeply into familial connections in this post but in Land of the Watchers, I do go into more detail and provide clear infographics to simplify the drama of the Sumerian gods. For now, the takeaway is that the oil from the mountain home of the Sumerian creator gods was important to their rituals and civil structure.
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
a reply to: TheBadCabbie
From that excerpt, I'm not sure how she made the logical leap to possibly "petroleum oil". Does she have other evidence for it being petroleum oil? Perhaps it could have also been a unique seed oil, nut oil, or vegetable oil that came from a plant that usually grows at higher altitudes -- hence "mountain oil".
originally posted by: ItVibrates
a reply to: TerryDon79
Kerosene as a lubricant? I was under the impression (from working with metals) that kero is a cutter, not a lubricant?. I no longer use kero for cutting (milling), but in the old days it was the go-to.