Tag: Inanna

The Faithful Son Chapter 1

The Man in the Lion’s Skin (from The Faithful Son, a novel by Laura Valeri) Copyright Notice: Please respect my ownership of this work.  You’re welcome to reblog and/or forward the link, but please always give credit and link to this blog. Thanks. The man woke up on the banks of a river, freezing water…

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On Gilgamesh and Dumuzi

Note: this post has been significantly revised on September 16, 2013. A little while back I wrote a long and sometimes rambling post about the importance of the old Sumerian god Dumuzi (see The Trouble With Dumuzi) in the psyche of humanity, showing how he was the prototype for the dying and resurrected god as…

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The Problem With Dumuzi

Back in 2003 a friend introduced me to a book that was soon to inspire the DaVinci Code and set on fire every pre-conceived notion I had about my birth religion and the religion of my ancestors, Christianity.  That book was Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and in it, the authors speculated whether Jesus of Nazareth…

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Semiramis: Tree of Life

The research I’m undertaking for my novel has moved me to look into very ancient Middle Eastern myths.  Anyone who has read or even heard of Joseph Campbell by now knows that myths repeat with infinite but subtle variations across time and space.  Nonetheless it’s still startling to me to find some very obvious, very…

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