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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 3596 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 558 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 487 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 462 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 440 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 420 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 398 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 415 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 404 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 424 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 421 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 405 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 388 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 399 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 406 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 400 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 390 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 411 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 390 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 491 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 413 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 453 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 433 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 466 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 410 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 455 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 423 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 531 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 420 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 398 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 434 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 425 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 367 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 441 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 425 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 379 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 389 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 369 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 392 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 392 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 500 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 412 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 369 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 396 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 393 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 426 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 374 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 400 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 403 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 426 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 319 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 438 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 391 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 381 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 398 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 392 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 353 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 368 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 394 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 378 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 404 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 393 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 342 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 383 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 390 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 419 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 375 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 373 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 429 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 379 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
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Re: Some Give A Shit 406 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 423 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 391 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 415 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 397 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 386 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 422 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 384 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 451 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 429 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 414 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 443 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 434 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 405 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 399 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 386 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 231 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
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