Amazing, Listen to Recordings of Ancient Babylonian Poetry and Myth (LINKS)

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posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 03:03 AM
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G'Day ATS!

This to me is awesome, it sends a chill down my spine to listen to a language spoken thousands of years ago. A lost language that some Biblical characters may have spoken or understood!!

The Sound of Akkadian - Listen to Ancient Babylonian online


Almost 2,000 years after its last native speakers disappeared, the sound of Ancient Babylonian makes a comeback in an online audio archive. The recordings include excerpts from some of the earliest known works of world literature, dating back to the first years of the second millennium BC. Prompted by the enquiries of curious colleagues and friends, Dr. Martin Worthington, an expert in Babylonian and Assyrian grammar from the University of Cambridge, has begun to record readings of Babylonian poems, myths and other texts in the original tongue.


LISTEN TO MP3 HERE



Sing ye of the goddess, the most fearsome of the gods,
Praise be upon the lady ruler of men, the greatest of the Igigi!
Sing ye of Ishtar, the most fearsome of the gods,
Praise be upon the lady ruler of the people, the greatest of the Igigi!

Sing ye of the goddess, the most fearsome of the gods,
Praise be upon the lady ruler of men, the greatest of the Igigi!
Sing ye of Ishtar, the most fearsome of the gods,
Praise be upon the lady ruler of the people, the greatest of the Igigi!

The pure one, with her rests counsel,
She holds in her hand the fate of anything you care to name,
Seeing her makes for happiness,
Pride, splendour, protective spirit male and female.

Of love-making, seduction, making love, pleasure
and harmony, she is the lady ruler.
The girl who was exposed will get a mother,
She will mention her among the people, speak her name.

Who can rival any of her glory?
her powers are mighty, exalted and manifest.
Ishtar, who can rival her glory?
her powers are mighty, exalted and manifest.

Cruellest among the gods, her standing is huge,
Her word is mighty, she triumphs over them.
Ishtar among the gods, her standing is huge,
Her word is mighty, she triumphs over them.

They are always getting their queen to impart orders,
All of them bow down before her,
Her moons go before her,
Woman and man hold her in fear.

To all of them together her speech is noble (and) exalted,
Among them she sits, equal to Anu their king,
She is wise in understanding, shrewdness and comprehension,
She and her husband confer.

The have sat down on the dais together,
In Gegunnu, (their) delightful dwelling,
The gods stand before them,
Awaiting her bidding.

The king, their favourite, the beloved of their hearts,
Makes his pure sacrifice before them in splendour.
In their presence, Ammiditana with his own hands
Made pure offerings aplenty of bulls and fattened deer.

From Anum, her bridegroom, she has demanded for him
a long life forever.
Many years of life to Ammiditana
she has granted. it was Ishtar who gave them!

By her command she has made bow down
At his feet the four corners of the earth,
And all the orb of the earth
She has bound to his yoke.

Her heart's desire, the song of her praise,
is fitting for his mouth, her has obeyed a command of Ea.
"I have heard her eulogy" (said Ea), and he was delighted with it.
"May her king live" (he said), "may she love him forever!".

bestow a long life for ever more!


There are over two dozen readings that can be found (with transcripts) HERE


This is my favourite, the Babylonian Creation story, it's read with a slight echo and just resonates with me.

MP3: The Epic of Creation, part of Tablet I, read by Victor Hurowitz

Hope you enjoy friends!!

All the best, kiwi







edit on 1-10-2010 by kiwifoot because: grammar and title




posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 04:29 AM
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I just saw this story was posted in the UFO forum, Translations of sumerian tablets online ! Finaly proof that the Anunnaki were aliens ?.

Obviously a slightly different take on things to my thread!!!

But I thought I ought to give that link out of respect to the other poster!!



posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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great minds, I posted a link to a reading of the Gilgamesh epic a few weeks ago LOL!

Looks like we are being drawn to these old documents for a reason

and I am now in the midst of taking in the Enochs

great minds Kiwifoot great minds!


fabulous post as usual!!



posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by MrsBlonde
great minds, I posted a link to a reading of the Gilgamesh epic a few weeks ago LOL!

Looks like we are being drawn to these old documents for a reason

and I am now in the midst of taking in the Enochs

great minds Kiwifoot great minds!


fabulous post as usual!!


Mate thanks for that, HERE'S the link to your thread!!

It's great to have the Babylonian and English versions!

All the best, kiwi



posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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Nice topic, Kiwi. To be honest I would have replied in the earlier thread about this subject but didn't want to lend any credibility to that threads "annunaki are aliens" slant.

These are really interesting to listen to!



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by frankensence
Nice topic, Kiwi. To be honest I would have replied in the earlier thread about this subject but didn't want to lend any credibility to that threads "annunaki are aliens" slant.

These are really interesting to listen to!


Well, you have to love ATS, the weird and wonderful are definitely at home here!!

I should have put something in the title about them being in Ancient Babylonian, it's a shame that a lot of people will miss out on hearing this, I'm glad you didn't!

All the best, kiwi



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 05:50 PM
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I have been listening to them and I have to say ..what a beautiful language

in my thread I posted a song because I heard it and thought the same thing and now I'm listening to this just entraptured

been reading the old texts and I've been spellbound by the seeming musicality of it

it was a beautiful culture



posted on Oct, 14 2010 @ 07:40 PM
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My Archaeology professor pointed me in the direction of these. Very interesting although the pronunciation etc. is probably so far of the mark it would most likely be discernible to the original speakers.





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