Perhaps the evidence from the Sumerian period can give good insight into how the peoples of the region did not differentiate between a breeding
programme for people and of animals, the Flood narratives literaly put us in the same boat...
The Sumerian flood narratives involve a reed hut which was the focus for the breeding of animals, as the flood hero also recieves instruction whilst
sleeping within such then also they had aspects of Divinination.
The clever aspect of the myths is that the reed hut can double as an ark of salvation in time of calamity, the flood, and yet post calamity then
resumes its function of breeding centre to repopulate from the save breeding pairs, thus humanity and the animals are involved in the same process.
Above the concept of the flood myth is recounted to Gilgimish in the boat, with the iconography of the reed hut seen, which dates back to the
Neolithic period, in that the fetish poles are derivative of Goddess iconography with extended neck and rings, possibly related to the bee hive on the
The three fetish staves are also an aspect of the Genesis narrative were i pointed out the birthing of the patriarchs of Israel was interwoven with
cattle breeding comparative, and there three branch types are utilised, with the branches stripped in streaks to reveal white in conjunction with the
darker bark, again referance to the considered type that Israel would be.
The reed stave also became the symbol for the Goddess of sexuality and procreation, Inana, seen below, derivative of the breeding huts.
The architectual aspects of the reed huts are suggestive of the formal arrangemnts seen in Catalhoyuk architecture.
So like i said, the evidence from the earliest times suggest we were in the same boat.
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