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23478461 No.23478461 [Reply] [Original]

Let's talk about the stories inspired from the Epic of Gilgamesh.

>Are the Cherubim in Old Testament same as the Humbaba?

"Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."

"In order to protect the Cedar Forest
Enlil assigned Humbaba as a terror to human beings,
Humbaba's roar is a Flood, his mouth is Fire, and his breath is Death
He can hear 100 leagues away any rustling in his forest
Who would go down into his forest
Enlil assigned him as a terror to human beings,
and whoever goes down into his forest paralysis(?) will strike"

>> No.23478486

Damn, never drew that connection. Thank you for reminding me of the Epic though; it's one of the most dreamlike pieces of literature I've read.