Deriv; Stone statue of Gilgamesh (CC BY 2.0), nebula NGC 1788 Orion constellation (CC BY 4.0), Zodiac of Dendera (CC BY 3.0)

The Ancient Epic of Gilgamesh and the Precession of the Equinox

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Again the story, and its new interpretation, rings true; thus we find that the Egyptian zodiac had a bull’s thigh depicting what we would now call the constellation of Lynx. On this same planisphere it would appear that Ursa Major is depicted by a Great Hippopotamus, instead of the Great Bear; but since the norther tribes of Europe had never seen a hippopotamus, this change in spices is quite understandable.

The Zodiac of Dendera with original coloring.

The Zodiac of Dendera with original coloring. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )

The Zodiac of Dendera, thought to be from Ptolemaic Egypt. Note that the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, was once a Great Hippopotamus.

Fig 4   The Zodiac of Dendera, thought to be from Ptolemaic Egypt. Note that the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, was once a Great Hippopotamus.

It has been claimed that the zodiac of Dendera, being Ptolemaic, is based on Greek rather than earlier Egyptian concepts. Yet here is the evidence that the pictograms within the Dendera zodiac where known in ancient Sumer. It is quite possible that the modern zodiac does indeed have ancient Near/Middle Eastern roots, just as many have suspected.

In Egypt it is likely that it was Pharaoh Sheshi Mamaybra of the 14th dynasty who ushered in the new era of Aries, the first of the Hyksos Shepherd pharaohs. However, in Sumer it was King Lugulbanda, with assistance from the god Gilgamesh [Orion], who fought the Sumerian theological battle between the followers of Taurus and Aries, and became the first Sumerian Shepherd King. This, therefore, is most probably why the epic of Gilgamesh was written: it was not an epic tale of a great king, as such, but an ancient bi-millennial celebration of the movement of the stars.

Gilgamesh and the Precession of the Equinox from Jesus, Last of the Pharaohs by author and researcher Ralph Ellis. Edfu-Books.com

© 1998 - 2013 R. Ellis has asserted his rights, in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work.

Featured image: Deriv; Stone statue of Gilgamesh (CC BY 2.0), nebula NGC 1788 Orion constellation (CC BY 4.0), Zodiac of Dendera (CC BY 3.0)

By Ralph Ellis

Comments

It is about Earth coordinates..hippo lion is afrika and drako is china

Global coordinates were divided in the 12 Signs from east to west

This is how carthography of the egypt dynasties worked

So Gilgamesh might be about certain nations under the coordinates

Most educationl site I have ever seen!!!

Unfortunately, there is no sheep at all in the Gilgamesh Epic.
The reference of the scholar who wrote about the quite well known identification Gilgamesh/Orion is missing, too.

Why would the hippo be considered to be the big dipper when in the sky at the north pole, Draco is in that position? Much deception in this article.

Again the Gilgamesh epic is simply a regurgitation of vedic and pre vedic stories. Surprisingly, none of the so called "real researchers" want to research the true timeline for the pre vedic era. Everything is about Egypt or Sumer.

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