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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 2632 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 431 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 367 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 344 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 318 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 308 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 325 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 275 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 295 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 273 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 280 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 365 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 300 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 333 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 306 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 346 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 295 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 294 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 300 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 309 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 307 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 274 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 300 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 336 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
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Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 260 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 258 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 266 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 275 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 307 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 258 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 262 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 317 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 298 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 262 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 305 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 258 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 255 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 270 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 270 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 258 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 282 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 261 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 372 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 274 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 266 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 271 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 279 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 239 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 220 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 309 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 274 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 269 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 276 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 273 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 249 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 264 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 246 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 258 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 266 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 267 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 266 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
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Re: Some Give A Shit 279 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 294 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 303 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 312 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 269 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 258 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 306 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 272 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 269 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 276 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 273 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 111 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 129 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
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