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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 3263 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 524 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 451 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 417 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 399 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 386 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 358 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 381 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 360 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 392 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 366 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 370 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 353 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 364 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 370 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 366 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 355 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 375 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 353 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 452 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 371 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 422 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 374 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 418 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 375 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 336 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 352 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 349 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 462 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 369 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 359 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 362 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 384 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 364 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 373 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 387 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
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Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 347 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 316 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 334 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 341 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 352 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 312 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 350 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 379 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 334 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 387 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 334 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 355 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 352 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 377 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 402 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
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