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There was the garden of the gods; all round him stood bushes bearing gems. Seeing it he went down at once, for there was fruit of carnelian with the vine hanging from it, beautiful to look at; lapis lazuli leaves hung thick with fruit, sweet to see. For thorns and thistles there were haematite and rare stones, agate, and pearls from out of the sea.
Beside the sea she lives, the woman of the vine, the maker, of wine; Siduri sits in the garden at the edge of the sea, with the golden bowl and the golden vats that the gods gave her. She is covered with a veil;
It can of course not be denied that Ninazu and Ningišzida are Sumerian gods, but the evidence suggests that their ophidian traits were developed under the influence of transtigridian religious ideas. In fact, as has been repeatedly shown, a religious interest in snakes in these regions goes back deep into prehistory and through the ages remains quite visible in the iconography of Elam and the Iranian mountains.
Istaran is the god of Der in the Elamite borderland. Although his three main traits are that of a dying god, an arbitrator and judge, and a chthonic snake god, he is also related with the sky: he is Venus (Ištar-ān) and one of his names is An-gal/Anû rabû "Great An." He appears with the lower body of a winding snake.
My young man Damu, let me sail away with you, brother let me sail away with you. Ištar-ān of the bright visage, let me sail away with you,... Nin-ĝišzida , let me sail away with you
Hero, lord of field and meadow, lion of the distant mountains! Ningiszida, who brings together giant snakes and dragons!
Lord with holy dignity, imbued with great savage awesomeness! My king, Ningiszida, imbued with great savage awesomeness! Hero, falcon preying on the gods, my king -- dignified, with sparkling eyes, fully equipped with arrows and quiver, impetuous leopard, murderous, howling dragon.
The snake called from the 'snake mountain',the lizard of heaven and of earth licked him.
The sons of the lizard of heaven and earth are seven,it caused the well to be like air (ie. evaporate)
it poured out water for him as if in the wind,it struck the rushes on its right like the wind, may the god bind the snake's fang
May the incantations of the Abzu of Eridu,of Asalluhi, son of Eridu,not be broken.
originally posted by: MerkabaMeditation
a reply to: Kantzveldt
So, if water is a symbol of the uncouncious mind and wine a symbol of life force, then what does "turning water into wine" (first miracle of Jesus) mean symbolically you recon?
originally posted by: Kantzveldt
a reply to: UniversalRights
The Anunnaki Gods can't be separated from Creation, they cover all aspects of it, even the Hebrew Book of Job which introduced the concept of Satan was very closely based upon the Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer, there it is the seven great Demons that cause the suffering, those could be related to negative aspects of all the bodies of the Solar System, not just Satan/Saturn.