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I am tempted to think that astronomy mattered to the main story thread in both the translations and the originals even if vocabulary changed, but this is just a hunch and I defer to those who have looked at the texts.

There is a difference between the use of star patterns as an aid in relating a narrative and the technical aspects of astronomy.

The former is an adjunct to a language which may have no written form and the stars (and other heavenly bodies) provide a universal, worldwide, timeless canvas upon which to tell the story.

The latter is a timekeeping mechanism for specific purposes.

The Epic may have been explained by some through a relationship with cosmic entities but conflating that with genuine astronomy would be unlikely to yield any meaningful results in regards to geographical location.

However, there may be a connection between the original mystical practices at the Temple of Baal with the later Roman reconstruction and the renaming to Heliopolis.

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When the gods created Gilgamesh they gave him a perfect body. Shamash the glorious sun endowed him with beauty, Adad the god of the storm endowed him with courage, the great gods made his beauty perfect, surpassing all others, terrifying like a great wild bull. Two thirds they made him god and one third man.

PWH

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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 453 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 384 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 359 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 343 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 292 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
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