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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 1797 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 232 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 201 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 215 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 197 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 204 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 196 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 183 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 183 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 200 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 177 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 194 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 200 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 225 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 187 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 179 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 135 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 167 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 172 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 165 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 159 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 164 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 179 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 159 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 188 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 144 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 195 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 145 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 203 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 183 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 192 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 168 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 183 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 159 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 161 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 162 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 165 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 179 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 156 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 257 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 189 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 144 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 135 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 180 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 170 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 156 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 166 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 214 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 219 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 188 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 182 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 171 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 161 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 172 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 226 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 244 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26


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