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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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Case for an Older Baalbek 2951 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 482 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 412 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 391 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 371 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 355 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 332 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 352 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 333 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 363 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 342 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 329 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 330 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 318 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 348 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 419 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
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Re: Case for no King Solomon 369 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 394 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 381 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 371 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 362 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 350 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 320 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 311 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 323 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 315 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 428 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 324 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 307 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 348 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 306 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 332 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 288 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 349 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 368 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 314 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 333 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 318 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 330 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 292 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 325 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 345 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 306 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 348 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
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Re: Some Give A Shit 342 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 330 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 357 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 321 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 320 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 306 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 379 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 364 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 373 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 368 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
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