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Friday, November 15, 2019

Collective Amnesia and the Diffusion of Civilization - ROBERT SEPEHR

Inanna is the ancient Sumerian goddess of love, sensuality, fertility, and war. Mythological similarities from Anatolia and the Middle East can be found in other parts of the ancient world, having been disseminated there during the Holocene, along with domesticated animals, Indo-European languages, and agricultural civilization.

According to Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian mythology tells that the Scandinavian god Odin moved with his people to Norway from a land by the Caucasus mountains and the Black Sea. These conclusions were shared by the Icelander, Snorre Sturlason, in 1241, (Snorri, The Sagas of the Viking Kings of Norway, Oslo 1987) who places the location in southern Russia or the Caucasus.

The Sumerians were an agricultural civilization that permanently settled Mesopotamia between 5500BC and 4000BC, developing early cuneiform writing around 3000 BC. They were absorbed into the cultures that they founded, and remembered in their myth as their nobility. Today, academia calls them "Proto-Indo-Europeans".

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