Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Origyptian Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Does anyone still think Gilgamesh can be used to
> portray actual events?

Do you think that maybe when they gave this nice tidy impossible number of "forests stretching ten thousand leagues in every direction" that maybe this is just a figure of speech for say, "as far as the eye can see"? And of all the things in the EoG, this is what you guys focus on to show the events it speaks of are not "actual events"? Lol. Apparently you have not actually read it. And by the way, if you are going to really be so pedantic as to actually bother to calculate the dimensions you might want to use the Babylonian league and not the English league which I think is a little less than a mile.

And as it relates to the OP, again, whether or not these events actually happened is irrelevant as what we can say for sure is that the story is set in the real world speaking of real places which for the purposes of the OP the real place we are concerned with is the cedar forest of Lebanon. What it tells us about this place is that 1) it was the home of the gods 2) the dwellings of the Annunaki (a division of gods) are found there. So...regardless of whether or not the events are real we know that their perception of the forest of Lebanon was that it was the home of the gods and that it contained the dwellings of the Annunaki. As far as the cedar forests of Lebanon being the "home of the gods", many cultures beleived this including the DE so why did they think this? What could possibly be there that would give so many this idea? Hmmm.

The Bible says that Moses parted the Red Sea which for the non-religious we can be pretty sure this did not actually happen, but the Red Sea, like the cedar forest of Lebanon, is still a real place obviously. Setting these tall tales in the real world gives them a legitimacy and power that they otherwise would not have if set in mythical locations.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12-Apr-18 16:24 by Thanos5150.

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Case for an Older Baalbek 2613 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 428 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 361 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 343 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 316 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 288 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 307 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 277 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 288 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 274 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 271 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 303 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 274 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 360 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 328 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 303 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 341 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 298 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 303 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 303 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 292 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 271 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 303 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 298 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 333 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 284 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 282 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 236 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 256 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 267 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 258 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 256 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 264 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 283 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 268 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 298 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 251 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 297 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 259 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 312 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 285 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 295 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 260 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 303 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 254 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 252 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 267 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 266 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 257 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 279 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 257 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 364 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 270 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 287 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 266 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 282 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 277 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 308 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 218 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 269 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 267 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 271 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 269 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 245 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 277 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 245 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 260 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 253 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 255 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 260 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 265 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 287 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 255 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 264 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 320 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 312 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 277 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 287 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 269 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 260 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 282 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 307 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 266 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 281 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 256 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 270 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 325 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 335 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 267 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 277 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 280 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 273 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 272 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 105 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 121 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 engbren 17-Sep-19 03:13


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.