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The Animals of Creation

comments by Patrick C. Ryan (2/22/98)

Part Two

(continued from Part One)





5. MOON



Hare - Goat - Lion - Bull

Sumerian

"In the Old Babylonian Period, the bull can also be an attribute of the moon god Nanna- Suen, since it is associated with the crescent on seals."

(Black and Green 1996, p. 47)




6. WORLD TREE <> MERCURY



Deer - Dog

Addendum

We have seen that Sumerian An, the sky-god, is probably depicted in figurines from Tell Brak showing an image with two prominent eyes and little more.

Figurine from the Burnt City Level at Hissarlik (Troy)







7. EARTH <> SATURN



Swine







A. NORTH STAR



Coney









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