Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Here is a musical recitation of the Epic of Gilgamesh by the Canadian songwriter, Peter Pringle. The Epic is one of the oldest pieces of literature known to humankind, and it’s even important to scholars of biblical history since entire parts of it were rewritten and inserted into the Old Testament over time. It’s especially important to academic discussions of Noah and the Great Flood, since the Epic contains an earlier version of the story that is nearly identical. It is also sacred to the Akkadian goddess Ishtar, who is one of Set’s romantic partners in mythology. Praise Ishtar, O Scarlet Woman of Babylon, Angel of the twilight, Queen of love, strength, and resurrection from death.
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