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originally posted by: Harte
Our old friend (and nemesis, for some) Stephen Pyatt (Marduk) died Saturday 1-8-22.
Marduk was an expert in Assyriology and could read some cuneiform. He had recently published a scholarly paper concerning the origin of dragon legends that was so well received by Academia that he was the guest of several dignitaries and scholars from England (one from the House of Lords,) Korea and elsewhere.
Known for biting sarcasm, blunt posting, and a short fuse, Marduk was banned from here twice that I know of and returned under two other names (both banned) afterward.
I was the one that talked him into coming back here in his last iteration - as Marduk (he had been unblocked.)
The amount of knowledge Marduk gifted me with is beyond my attempt to enumerate. Let me just say that I am GREATLY indebted to him. So are the rest of you, if you ever read his posts.
Goodbye my old and true friend. I miss you already.