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originally posted by: Justso
Have the scrolls been interpreted? Of what language?? They don't appear to be older than the Dead Sea scrolls. They certainly don't appear Christian in nature.
originally posted by: surfer_soul
a reply to: Madrusa
Wow nice find! Those owls holding keys sure seem to go back a long way, same with the rest of the symbolism but the owls were a surprise for me.
Thanks for posting S&F
“May the ukuku, the bird of depression, make its nest in your gateways, established for the Land!,” and “The bird of destroyed cities . . . . . . a nest. The sleep-bird, bird of heart’s sorrow.” In ancient Syria, the owl is found recorded in the eighth-century treaty in the Aramaic inscription from Seﬁre, in which the owl serves as an emblem of desolation.
In the Hittite myth of Elkunirsha and Athi or Asertu, Ishtar becomes an owl in the hand of Elkunirsha (El-creator-of-the-earth). Their cousins, the Trojans called the owl deity by the name of Ate, who then later became identified as the Greek Goddess known as Athena