The Earliest Cosmologies the Universe As Pictured...


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Author  William Fairfield Warren
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   June 30, 2012
Pages  234

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Illustrating pages 33-40 The upright central line is the polar axis of the heavens and earth. The two seven-staged pyramids represent the earth, the upper being the abode of living men, the under one the abode of the dead. The separating waters are the four seas. The seven inner homocentric globes are respectively thf domains and special abodes of Sin, Shamash, Nabu, I shtar, Nergal, Marduk, and Ninib, each being a world-ruler in his own planetary sphere. The outermost of the spheres, that of A nu and Ea, is the heaven of the fixed stars. The axis from center to zenith marks the Way of A nu ;the axis from center to nadir the Way of Ea. See Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. xxii, pp. 138- 144; xxiii, opposite p. 388; and xxvi, pp. 84-92.
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