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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 2426 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 387 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 308 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 257 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 270 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 250 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 254 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 242 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 249 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 271 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 312 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 266 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 286 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 269 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 298 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 257 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 257 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 257 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 264 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 255 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 253 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 260 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 237 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 268 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 260 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
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Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 227 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 220 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 223 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 237 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 219 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 256 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 210 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 226 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 272 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 258 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 231 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 265 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 214 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 213 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 232 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 223 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 221 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 243 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 212 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 317 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 229 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 233 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 242 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 253 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 251 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 244 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 242 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 201 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 187 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 262 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 239 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 228 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 229 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 233 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 226 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 217 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 229 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 231 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 231 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
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Re: Some Give A Shit 247 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
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Re: Some Give A Shit 227 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 270 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 244 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 260 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 282 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 257 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 273 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 239 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 241 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 239 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 70 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 80 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
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