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Originally posted by lostinspace
This could prove that all the cultures of the world really owe their history to the middle east.
Recent archaeological excavations in Kenar Sandal area in Jiroft resulted in the discovery of two stone reliefs. The reliefs depict two men with snake tails instead of legs.
"These reliefs were carved on soapstones. They are 25 by 17 centimeter in size with a thickness of about 1.5 centimeters," said Yousof Majidzadeh, head of excavation team in Jifort.
"This is the first time that such stone reliefs illustrating snake-men have been discovered in this historical site. However, scorpion-like human beings and eagle reliefs had previously been discovered in this historical site. These stone reliefs were carved on a flat stone cliff, and there are 12 circles on the arms of each of them. Most probably, it had an entertainment usage some 5000 years ago, something like today's backgammon. These circles are carved around the arms and the chests of the carved images. Similar instruments were seen in Burnt City as well, and archeologists believe that these must have been objects built for playing games," added Majidzadeh.
Ottawa Indian lore tells of the beautiful daughter of chief Sleeping Bear. Her beauty was so stunning that the Chief kept her hidden from the eyes of young suitors by hiding her near the Detroit River in a covered canoe. The winds, awed by her beauty, blew the covers off the boat and the craft floated down the river. A keeper of the water gates, enamored by her charms, kidnapped the fair maiden and brought her to his wigwam. The winds, angry over his selfish actions, fell upon him, beating him until he died. The winds, sorry for uncovering her beauty, sent her back to her father, Chief Sleeping Bear. The chief, fearful other suitors would follow, placed the princess on an island in the Detroit River and sought the aid of the Great Spirits to protect his beloved daughter by surrounding the island with snakes.
while Tlaloc would be the god of earthly water, the water in lakes, caverns and rivers, and also of vegetation.