favourite faces for favourite mythic ladies: Ninhursag with Zoe Saldana

In the ziggurat at Shuruppak, Ninhursag tinkers with the ingredients of life to make a thing more alive than the rest, a thing that will appreciate that she is a god. (The animals don’t seem to care. This new thing will need more thought.) She works long hard hours, bent over clay and leaves and various pre-made creatures and at the end of the day she stretches and cracks her back. Enki (brother, lover, rival) peers over her work just as she spies on his, and when they grow bored of such work they lounge on the stone steps and drink. That’s where they make bargains with each other, bets on who will create the best versions of life and who will do it first. (Ninhursag thinks it will be her. She is the Mother of all Living, the Exalted Lady, so of course it will be her alone who makes the best thing.)

'I bet I can make things so horrible and misshapen that you'd never find a place in the world for them,' she slurs after one very successful day of work. Her hands are still coated with a fine layer of mud.

A derisive snort from Enki. ‘I’ll bet you can’t.’

'I will!', Ninhursag says, pointing her cup at him (which makes wine spill over the top and onto the steps between them.) 'And when I win I'll ride you around in front of the others like my very own mount.'

They sat and argued and laughed and soon went stumbling back into their laboratory, sure to wake up tomorrow with pounding headaches and no memory of the last thing they’d been trying to create from hawk feathers and toad legs.

Fic Rec!

Loose Leash by ninhursag

Word Count: 1800
Rating: R
Genre: Harvard era
Summary: The one where Mark really has a thing for electronic stalking that even he doesn’t understand too well and Eduardo is surprisingly game.
Warnings: None

Reccer’s Note: This is listed as D/s with Eduardo as a sub, but there’s nothing more extreme than some offbeat, quirky possessiveness from Mark that I found quite endearing, so if D/s is not your thing, it might still be worth giving a try. The dynamic is very sweet and equal. I would say most of the focus is on Mark.

Ninhursag, (also known as Ninmah) is a benevolent Anunnaki who putted in danger his own safety to create us. She teached us about compassion, calm and serenity, and is a living proof that not all the Anunnaki are ruthless beings. This is my humbly opinion and I could be wrong.

Ninhursag, tambien conocida como Ninmah, es una Anunnaki benévola que sacrificó su integridad física para ayudar a crearnos. Ella nos ha mostrado la compasión, la calma y la serenidad, y es una prueba viviente de que no todos los Anunnaki son seres despiadados. Esta es mi humilde opinión y podría estar equivocado.

L’Archéologie de l’ADN Mitochondrial

L’Archéologie de l’ADN Mitochondrial

Les experts en génétique peuvent retracer l’évolution de l’espèce humaine en retraçant son ancienneté grâce à l’ADN mitochondrial de la lignée féminine.

Cette expérience pourrait nous permettre de remonter dans l’évolution de notre espèce jusqu’au point où notre génétique fut mêlée avec celle d’une civilisation plus avancée.

Ramtha fait date ce moment de notre histoire à un passé…

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Bel (/ˈbl/; from Akkadian bēlu), signifying “lord” or “master”, is a title rather than a genuine name, applied to various gods in the Mesopotamian religion of Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia. The feminine form is Belit ‘Lady, Mistress’. Bel is represented in Greek as Belos and in Latin as Belus. Linguistically Bel is an East Semitic form cognate with Northwest Semitic Ba‘al with the same meaning.

Early translators of Akkadian believed that the ideogram for the god called in Sumerian Enlil was to be read as Bel in Akkadian. This is now known to be incorrect; but one finds Bel used in referring to Enlil in older translations and discussions.

Bel became especially used of the Babylonian god Marduk and when found in Assyrian and neo-Babylonian personal names or mentioned in inscriptions in a Mesopotamian context it can usually be taken as referring to Marduk and no other god. Similarly Belit without some disambiguation mostly refers to Bel Marduk’s spouse Sarpanit. However Marduk’s mother, the Sumerian goddess called Ninhursag, Damkina, Ninmah and other names in Sumerian, was often known as Belit-ili ‘Lady of the Gods’ in Akkadian.