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    Default This topic should be fleshed out

    Wow nothing yet on this important strand of mythology?I'm just starting to look into the whole Sumerian,Babylonian,Mesopotamian mythos so i have nothing to add but i encourage those who do know a thing or two to chime in and get this party started.

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    it is a very interesting mythology but not many people know much about it, so it tends to get left in the dust, if you have some info please put it on here

    and if anyones interested

    Godchecker.com - Your Guide To The Gods. Mythology with a twist! hes info on all sorts of dieties including mesopotamian

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    Yeah, it's a shame that it is quite an obscure mythology. I've tried oftentimes to co-relate the somewhat bastardized myth of the Necronomicon with the tablets containing the Enuma Elish, etc., but it's hard going. One problem I find is that, as stated in the Simon necro, it can be quite hard to figure out exactly who the "good guys" are. For instance, Marduk can be seen as a hero and champion in his slaying of Tiamat however many of the fifty names appear to be "demonic".

    I like to know what's swimming in the water before I dive in.

    However, in my opinion...Inanna/Ishtar is one of the most omniscient, attentive and loving goddesses in any pantheon from any time.

    But yes, it would be great to get some discussion going on this subject.

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    I am ashamed to say, I have just put the tip of my toe into this, having paid more attention to Greek and Roman Mythology and Egyptian Gods. I myself would like to learn more.

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    We are working on this one as well. Please give us a little time to help flesh this out. We do have several members who have experience and knowledge in this area.

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    It depends on what everyone wants to know... Like others here who might work with Egyptian energies or other people working with other Gods/Godesses.

    My partner and I have spent years working with the Sumerian energies... Of course the pantheon is too large and our personal experience doesn't cover all of them, we're getting there though.

    Most of what we have learnt basically goes against what a lot of books say, so it's up to you what you want to know. There are a tonne of books out there on Mesopotamia which mention Babylonian and Akkadian beliefs and practices.... But by these time periods Sumer itself was already lost and altered for the most part.

    Sitchin I hate as an author...Lovecraft is entertaining enough but for a work of fiction, I dont see how people like using it as an occult/spiritualist/religious book.

    Leanord w king (I think) and Samuel noah kramer are supposed to be pretty good in the field.

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    I have to agree, Sitchin is garbage.
    It's not odd to be fondled by old ladies, in my line of work.

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    Yeah, Sitchin is a nutter. He completely butchers ancient Mesopotamian mythology, twisting it to fit his own nutball agenda.

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    no one likes sitchin? ive only read *hells which one was it?* The Wars of Gods and Men? yes thats it =) i rather enjoyed it but anyways...

    If your using the Simononmicon as an intro to Sumer mythos it will be tough time considering the book is part Lovercraft, part Crowley teaching and part Sumer mythos. Like Azagtoth (lovecrat diety) but works nonetheless if you invoke him i dont care what anyone says, that book works! (maybe not in the best sometimes but still...)

    Ya, sometimes its hard to tell bad form good but I was reading somewhere (forgot where) that they (that general region) that most of the Gods had both good and bad qualities like Pazuzu for instance, the demon of air and diseases, but yet watched over newborn babies (?!)

    Ya Marduk may have been a 'good guy' but he was still a power hungry prick *saying that nicely that is* but those seals showing him as a 'devil' is just more parts of his nature. Much like the many names and seals of YHVH some are good, some are bad, etc.

    "However, in my opinion...Inanna/Ishtar is one of the most omniscient, attentive and loving goddesses in any pantheon from any time."

    *cough* ya but i think she was more power hungry then ol' Marduk not to mention more deciving, now dont get me wrong though, love the diety chosen her as one of my patron dieties...
    but most loving of all time? no
    lol no

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    Finally someone who agrees with our experience of Inanna, many claim her greatness and worship her, she can do know wrong by some peoples claim.
    Illusion mentioned power hungry, deceiving and not the most loving.. This goes against what many people believe but from experience, Illusions description is more accurate.
    It was more about games and what was in it for her, with a love/sexual twist as a general vibe.

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