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The Origin of Evil in Ancient Mythology

Look, I know that this is a blog about addiction and sobriety. Okay?

And I promise that things will go back to normal, soon! I will be discussing addiction in my next post. 2,380 more words

Babylonian Creation Myth retold for Modern Times: The Mobsters (1991)

Pop Culture Pagans say that the old myths have no meaning for them. I wonder if they know how many old myths are today’s pop culture stories. 958 more words

Marduk and Tiamat (Enuma Elish: The Epic of Creation)

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At first glance the story of Marduk and Tiamat in the Enuma Elish seems to be a creation story of Mesopotamia as told by the Babylonians. 620 more words


Time as the Babylonians Saw It

 In Mesopotamia, a region long settled by other peoples, the Babylonians had to establish their dominance. By adopting various myths from the Sumerians, and then amending them, they created a sense of the long view of time. 1,077 more words

Clay tablet casts new light on origins of Genesis

Archaeologists are puzzled by the significance of a cuneiform tablet dating to around 1400 BCE, recently discovered during excavations in Sumeria. A tentative translation, still controversial, is as follows: 437 more words


Babylonians and Time

Noted for their complex astrology, the Babylonians (the peoples of ancient Mesopotamia: Sumer, Babylon, and Assyria) were also accomplished astronomers. From their seven story Ziggurats, these astronomers watched the rising and setting of the stars, as well as, the five bright planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn). 589 more words

Battling the Serpent

I love the movie Pacific Rim. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s about people in colossal robots fighting giant monsters from another dimension called… 1,740 more words