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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 2181 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 344 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 280 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 273 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 248 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 248 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 239 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 251 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 221 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 221 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 240 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 197 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 272 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 257 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 228 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 252 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 217 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 226 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 216 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 214 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 211 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 231 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 186 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 207 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 189 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 180 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 231 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 219 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 184 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 202 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 186 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 191 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 208 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 182 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 283 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 213 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 226 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 197 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 212 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 200 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 187 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 204 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 200 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 187 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 201 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
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Re: Some Give A Shit 218 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 243 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 231 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 254 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 277 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 204 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 45 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 55 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
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