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Did you know there are plenty of legends that match Sumer's?

Asked by luigirovatti (1905points) 1 month ago

In the Indian Ramayana, the Pushpaka Vimana of the god Ravana is described as a chariot that resembles the sun, that traveled everywhere at will like a bright cloud in the sky. On Kimberly Mountain on western Australia, there are cave walls bearing paintings of several beings with round heads and huge black eyes. Calling the figures Wondjina, the Aborigines consider the beings extremely sacred. The Wondjina were drawn at least 10,000 years ago and bear little resemblance to any known Earth creature. In the Tassili Mountains in tbe Sahara Desert there are images of towering figures, drawn at twice the height of humans and animals drawn alongside them. They also wear strange headpieces and there are flying discs hovering above them (lol). Hopi Indian petroglyphs tell of “Star-Blowers” who traveled the universe and visited Earth in the distant past. There is an ancient Peruvian legend about the goddess Orejona landing in a great ship from the skies near the site of the famous Nazca Lines, not to mention Native American “Thunderbirds,” Arab djinni and one of the first written accounts of a fleet of flying saucers from an Egyptian papyrus of Thutmose III, who reigned around 4,000 years ago. In Sego, Utah, there are 7,000-years-old petroglyphs of unmistakably alien humanoids drawn alongside ordinary looking humans. In Val Camonica in Italy there’s a cave painting of 2 men in suits holding strange objects that’s at least 10,000 years old. Sumerian and Egyptian gods themselves were portrayed as humanoid with animal heads and wings.

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Yes. I think the parallels among mythologies are fascinating. Just as interesting are the ones that don’t seem to echo any other, although Joseph Campbell would have found any commonalities there were.

Here’s a hint, seriously: paragraph breaks.

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