01 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Utnapashtim Origin of the Story of Noah's Ark

The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest stories ever written. Older than the legends of the Greeks or the Jews, it is the ancient heroic myth of the Sumerian civilization, which flourished in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago. Gilgamesh was the great hero king of Sumerian myth - a bit like King Arthur in British legends, in that nobody knows whether he actually existed, but lots of stories were told about him. Like the Greek hero Odysseus (Ulysses) and the Arabian he...
Folksonomies: scripture sumerian legends
Folksonomies: scripture sumerian legends
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The Sumerian legend is clearly where the Old Testament gets its version of the story.