Monday, December 11, 2006

The Epic of Gilgamesh

"In those days the world teemed, the people multiplied, the world bellowed like a wild bull, and the great god was aroused by the clamor. Enlil heard the clamor and he said to the gods in council, ' The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the babel.' So the gods agreed to exterminate mankind. Enlil did this, but Ea [Summerian Enki, god of the waters] because of his oath warned me in a dream ..., ' Tear down your house and build a boat, abandon possessions and look for life, despise worldly goods and save your soul alive. Tear down your house, I say, and build a boat. ...Then take up into the boat the seed of all living creatures...'[Utnapishtim did as he was told, and then the destruction came.]
"For six days and six nights the winds blew, torrent and tempest and flood overwhelmed the world, tempest and flood raged together like warring hosts. When the seventhday dawned the storm from the south subsided, the sea grew clam, the flood was stifled; I looked at the face of the world and there was silence, all mankind was turned to clay. The surface of the sea stretched as flat as a rooftop; I opened for land in vain, but fourteen leagues distant there appeared a mountain, and there the boat grounded; on the mountain of Nisir the boat held fast, she held fast and did not budge.... When the seventh day dawned I loosed a dove and let her go. She flew away, but finding no resting-place she returned. Then I loosed a swallow, and she flew away but finding no resting-place she returned. I loosed a raven, she saw that the waters had retreated, she ate, she flew around, she cawed, and she did not come back. Then I threw everything open to the four winds, I made a sacrifice and poured out a libation on the mountain top."

A section from Western Civilization : A Brief History , third edition page 12.

History always acts like before always, doesn't it like Noah's Ark ? And the same flood happened in china, the second dynasty Shang, for saving our home from the great flood, lord Yu contributed his life. Someone who have watched Stargate? Lord Yu is a Goa'uld in Stargate.

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