posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 02:54 AM
Originally posted by freedomwv
Are there any records of other societies mentioning this weapon of the Sumerians? If other cultures and societies mentioned the Sumerians having or
using this weapon it would help in understanding exactly what this weapon was.
Zeus had his lightning bolts and lightning bolt scepter.
Indra had his thunderbolt weapon, Vajra, and the dart of Indra. (Maybe these were the same, I'm not sure...)
And Thor, Norse god of thunder and lightning had his hammer Mjölnir (hammer = mace perhaps?). Wikipedia says:
Wikipedia article on Mjölnir
Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of leveling mountains.
I used to think these were all specific to different cultures and different times, but some believe they all came from a common earlier
Proto-Indo-European religion perhaps 7000 years ago:
Wikipedia article on Proto-Indo-European religion
That perhaps ties Zeus, Indra, and Thor together. And some tie Anu from Sumer in with them as well. Like the epic of Gilgamesh, a lot of the stories
that were told and retold in later cultures have been around for a pretty long time.