Sumerian Mists (Part 3 of 3)

Firstly, an image showing the Cosmos according to the Sumerian mythology:

cosmologia_sumera

There is written, from top to bottom:

Primordial Sea (Nammu)
Sky (An)
Terrestrial Ocean (Abzu)
Earth (Ki)
Hell (Kur)
Primordial Sea (Nammu)

The Primordial Sea/Ocean (Nammu) is the Universe: uncreated, eternal and infinite, enclosing the creatress matter of all that will come into being, primeval amniotic fluid that has given form to all that has been, that is and that will be. The Earth (Ki) is the plane/circle passing through the Ecliptic, and the Zodiac surrounding it. The Terrestrial Ocean (Abzu) is the “whirlpool” produced by the orbits of the planets of the Solar System. The Sky (An) is the Starry Sky above/north of the Solar System. Hell (Kur: another proof that the Kur of which I spoke in my previous article is indeed the burial mound/realm of death) is the Starry Sky under/south of the Solar System.

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Finally, the known myth about Baldr’s death: the dreams premonitory of his death, the oath imposed to all living creatures to not harm him, the deities that jokingly try to harm him knowing his invulnerability, his eventual death by the hands of Höðr, the search in Hel to bring him back and the cry of all the living and dead creatures to allow his return to the world of the living.

Baldr’s death:
baldr_lies_dead

The Sumerian mythology contains a poem, called “The Dream of Dumuzi”, strikingly similar in many ways to Baldr’s myth summarized above. In this poem the god Dumuzi has premonitions of his destiny, by dreams showing his upcoming death. He knows he will be killed by a band of brigands but hopes nevertheless to avoid the inevitable and asks all the creatures of nature to cry for him. On several occasions the god is captured by the brigands, but manages to escape. At the end he seeks refuge in a pen in the desert but the brigands capture him and destiny is fulfilled. After the death of Dumuzi follow the lamentation and Geshtinanna – his sister – starts looking for him in the realm of death, at the end succeeding to bring him back to life.

The similarities with the myth of Baldr’s death are many: already the title of the poem reminds of the “Baldrs Draumar” (“Dreams of Baldr”), then we have the premonitions of death while sleeping, the attempt to avoid death, the participation of all living creatures, the fulfillment of destiny despite the caring to avoid it, and the final search in the realm of death to bring the god back to life. We can quite easily make a parallel between the deities trying more times to harm Baldr, until when he eventually dies, and the brigands that capture more times Dumuzi without being able to kill him, until when they finally succeed in their purpose.

Other equivalent myths are those about the resurrections of Osiris and Lemminkäinen. In the Egyptian mythology, Seth kills Osiris and dismembers his body into fourteen pieces, to then scatter them throughout Egypt. Isis then collects all the body parts and reassembles them, in this way bringing back to life Osiris. In the Kalevala, Lemminkäinen goes to Tuonela – the realm of death – to pass a test and win his future wife, but is killed and his body torn to pieces and thrown into the infernal river. Then the mother of Lemminkäinen descends into the underworld and recovers all the parts of his son’s body, reassembles the corpse and brings it back to life.

Lemminkäinen is brought back to life by his mother:
lemminkaisenaiti

Baldr, Dumuzi, Osiris and Lemminkäinen represent all the dead Sun that returns to life after the Winter Solstice (to then increase its radiance up to the Summer Solstice) and the child that, after completing the initiation ritual, comes out from the burial mound, he too reborn at dawn on Winter Solstice/Yule.

Höðr, Seth and the other entities that kill the Sun God are manifestations of Autumn and Winter, the seasons when – respectively – the Sun grows old and dies.

These comparisons prove even more that the European Religion is born from our blood! The only way our enemies have to destroy it is to exterminate us till the last! The Jews, the Christians and all their lackeys will fail miserably, as always! Eternity is written in our destiny!

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Part 1: Sumerian Mists (Part 1 of 3)
Part 2: Sumerian Mists (Part 2 of 3)

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10 thoughts on “Sumerian Mists (Part 3 of 3)

  1. The simplified cosmic view sans any form of elaboration is the foundation for Judeo-Christian flat-earth belief not unlike everything else in their system, their dogmas and dualism.

    One can view Abzu as gravitational forces not unlike Thor only primary difference is that Abzu correlates with the chaotic forces of Norse mythology – Jörmungandr, yet the relationship between the two are also integral not unlike Abzu and Marduk.

    Sadly there will be people who view the Midgard serpent as alleged proof that the Earth is actually flat as they cannot see anything else. If a Jew/Christian sees a Donut shape they then claim the Earth is flat rather interpreting such as than the gravitational spin of the planet’s axis, the electro-magnetic field or otherwise. But of course neither Ki or Midgard as pictured is actually planet Earth. Midgard/Helheim and Ki/Kur are both symbolic of the life/death process – eternal rebirth or creation.

    We also have creation presented in the eyes of ancient Sumerians – a destructive event between two opposing groups of cosmic forces in contrast to this we also have the cycles of renewal/destruction in Norse mythology, both an end and a new beginning – Ragnarök.

    Personally, I have not read the Epic of Gilgamesh since 12 years ago, this is immensely fascinating!

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  2. I actually recall the story of the death of Osiris, in my youth I had an Egyptian teacher share with me his insights although I am greatly unfamiliar with Finnish mythology nonetheless the correlations are beautiful, it shows the dispersion of the European religion far and wide.

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