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Thanos 5150 wrote:

"Do you think that maybe when they gave this nice tidy impossible number of "forests stretching ten thousand leagues in every direction" that maybe this is just a figure of speech for say, "as far as the eye can see"? And of all the things in the EoG, this is what you guys focus on to show the events it speaks of are not "actual events"? Lol. Apparently you have not actually read it. And by the way, if you are going to really be so pedantic as to actually bother to calculate the dimensions you might want to use the Babylonian league and not the English league which I think is a little less than a mile.

And as it relates to the OP, again, whether or not these events actually happened is irrelevant as what we can say for sure is that the story is set in the real world speaking of real places which for the purposes of the OP the real place we are concerned with is the cedar forest of Lebanon. What it tells us about this place is that 1) it was the home of the gods 2) the dwellings of the Annunaki (a division of gods) are found there. So...regardless of whether or not the events are real we know that their perception of the forest of Lebanon was that it was the home of the gods and that it contained the dwellings of the Annunaki. As far as the cedar forests of Lebanon being the "home of the gods", many cultures beleived this including the DE so why did they think this? What could possibly be there that would give so many this idea? Hmmm.

The Bible says that Moses parted the Red Sea which for the non-religious we can be pretty sure this did not actually happen, but the Red Sea, like the cedar forest of Lebanon, is still a real place obviously. Setting these tall tales in the real world gives them a legitimacy and power that they otherwise would not have if set in mythical locations."



100% OK_
Rejecting myths as having absolutely no value because they are not 100% exact like a modern scientific research reporting is a sterile intellectual attitude leading to nowhere.
If some of you wish to remain there and not to go any further because myths are not facts, ok, please stay. Waiting "facts" to fall down from sky or miraculously emerge from ground to solve the mystery of Baalbek may take a long time.

All myths tell us that:
1_"Gods" once where on earth that they ruled.
2-They created a kind of giants beings race.
3-This seem to have been a kind of "illegal" act.
4-Semi-gods giants often had a rough and irresponsible behaviour, and their relations with ruling gods were not cool at all, as well with ordinary humans.
5-They often send themselves in "missions" were they fought and killed gardians of restricted zones, gardians always being brutal and somewhat degenerated giants.
Gilgamesh seems to be a kind of cousin of Heracles, who killed Antaeus (in Morocco) and Geryon (in Spain).

Deluges and major catastrophes wiped off the giants and their abodes. Myths tell us they are linked to stories of giants.

There are other legends telling that Baalbek was built by people of Cain, before the main deluge, then quite destroyed, and rebuilt later on by giant king Nimrod.

Gilgamesh seems to be a kind of cousin of Herakles, maybe from the same period and after the main deluge, his "deeds" could take place in between 12000 BP and dawn of historical times, say about 8000 BP.

And I am not blocked by a forest surface exact calculation to go on along the "opinion" that Baalbek site must be very, very old.

Michel Demaria (retired engineer, France)



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 20-Apr-18 13:24 by Mike D.

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Case for an Older Baalbek 1661 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 145 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 142 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 213 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
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Re: Case for no King Solomon 178 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 164 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 180 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 133 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 141 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 161 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 131 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 160 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 124 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 156 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 163 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 147 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 156 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 141 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 141 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 152 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 138 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 229 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 145 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 124 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 162 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 150 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 142 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 132 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 147 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 131 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 142 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 132 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 143 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 129 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 139 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 145 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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