For nearly countless generations, much of our society has looked at the past and asked: “how did these ancient religions and stories come about”. Why is it that Christianity and the Abrahamic faiths are as large and pervading as they are? Where did they come from? Why are they this way?
The last 100 years has shown tremendous revelations towards answering these questions, with the unearthing of the Sumerian Tablets, and the discoveries that these Abrahamic Faiths are based on writings much older, which comes from Mesopotamia.
In this episode, we see an introduction to the ancient Sumerian creation stories and observe how this pantheon evolves throughout time, leading to a Babylonian creation myth which tells the tale of Tiamat and Marduk, and a tremendous battle in the heavens that leads to the creation of our world, and us.
This episode is only the beginning of a very long discussion, exploring the various accounts and creation myths of the ancient world, and the various interpretations about what it all means, and why it’s significant to us today. If we can find the common thread amongst the ancient stories, we can piece together how we got where we are today, by following the breadcrumbs all the way back to the beginning.
Thank you for joining us on this adventure, we look forward to seeing you in Part 2!
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