Sapta Rishis in Sumeria! Similar to Hindus! More Tamil and Sanskrit words in Sumer!


God Baal of Sumer ( Indra of Sumer)

Research paper written by London Swaminathan
Research article No.1419; Dated 18th November 2014.

Sumerians believed that the human beings came from seven men and seven women. Hindus also believe that mankind originated from Seven Sages known as Sapta Rishis who in turn came from Brahma, the Creator.

Following sentences in italics are taken from “The Dictionary of Ancient Near East”, published by The British Museum, London and I have added my comments below the italicized sentences-
(1)“Motherhood of most of the early gods is ascribed to a particular goddess who by the second millennium BCE appears under a variety of interchangeable names, some of which are titles, but who may in origin have been several different deities. In Mesopotamia these are
Mami or Mama (My comment: Ma in Sanskrit; Amma in Tamil)
Dingi ma
Nin ma
Belet iti

In the above list, we see a lot of ‘’Ma’’ which stands for mother in Indian languages. Mama (amma), Mami are found in Tamil for women

(2)“The making of a figurine of clay which is then brought to life is another image of creation. Usually it is a goddess who pinches off and make moulds of the clay especially in connection with the creation of mankind. An additional woman acts like a mid wife”.
Such stories occur in Hindu mythology as well.

four faced Sumer
Four Face God from Sumer (Brahma in Sumer)

(3)“In the complex account of the creation of the first seven and seven women in the epic Athrahasis , the mother goddess is assisted by 14 sassuratu (literally wombs) who oversees the shaping and preparing of the clay figurines”.
Seven Rishis are considered the forefathers of mankind in Hindu mythology. In some Puranas the clay figurine story is also seen.

(4)“In the Hittite mythology the ancient Hattic mother goddess is called Hannahanna meaning grandma”.

In certain parts of Tamil speaking world, grandma is called mother’s mother or father’s mother ‘’ammammaa’’ or ‘’appamma’’ . We see the same expression in hannahanna.

‘Mot’ and forefathers

Sumer_Scribe Indu 2400 bc
Sumer Scribe Indu ( Indu is Sanskrit for Moon)

What is Mot?

(5)The Semitic word ‘mot’ means death. Phoenicians had a god called Muth who is identified with death.
In Tamil also dead people or forefathers are called “mutha athaiyar”.
In Sangam Tamil ‘’pattaan” (fatal) means dead. Mot= pat are interchangeable (M=V=P)
In Sanskrit ‘Mrit’ is to die. This root has given birth to lot of words in English such as mortal, fatal.
M=V=P/F + atal
Any word in any ancient language can be traced back to Tamil or Sanskrit. A root word will branch out either the Tamil way or the Sanskrit way. So Pattan, Fut swaha (Skt. Mantra), Fatal, Mortal, Mot (in Sumer)—all have same root.
Phoenician God Muth is nothing but Sanskrit Mrthyu.

Sumer worshiper

(6) “Mot is ever hungry for living beings. With his huge jaws he devours the living and swallows Baal ‘like an olive’. Mot is cut into pieces and ground and scattered over the fields for birds to eat. This procedure brings about the rebirth of Baal”.
This type of stories about dead people coming back to earth with the rain drops and growing into plants, animals and men is found in Hindu Puranas.

Hungry Mot devouring everything can be compared to gory Yama devouring everyone. Yama, the God of death’s another name is Kala, synonym for time. Viswarupa darsanam in Bhagavad Gita, where Arjuna described Krishna, runs like this, “all are rushing in to thy fearful mouths set with terrible teeth. Some caught between the teeth are seen with their heads crushed to powder. As the many rushing torrents of rivers race towards the ocean, so do these heroes of the world of men rush into their flaming mouths” (Bhagavad Gita 11-27, 28)
In short, the description of Mot fits very well with the description of God of Death Kala/Yama in Hinduism.

Sumer Harpist 2000 BCE (Yaz in Tamil and Vana in Vedic Sanskrit)

My previous articles on Sumerian culture:

The Great Scorpion Mystery in History ( November 2012)
Mysterious Fish Gods around the World (October 2012)
Hindu Mudras in Egyptian and Sumerian Statues (October 2012)
Hindu Eagle Mystery Deepens — posted on 16th Feb. 2013
Gods and Birds, posted on 3rd Feb. 2013
Double Headed Eagle: Sumerian –Indian connection– posted on18 December 2011.
Tulabharam: Indian-Sumerian Connection (January 2012)
3000 Gods in Sumeria! Similar to Hindus!! (18th September 2014)
Why did Sumer and Egypt Worship Indra? (14th September 2014)
Sanskrit Words in Sumeria: Sumukan Mystery (12 May 2014)
A Hindu Story in Sumerian Civilization (11th May, 2014)
How old is Indian Civilization?
Creation: Vedic Hymn and Babylonian Hymn
Birds for Finding Direction: Sumer to Tamil Nadu
Indus Valley to Egypt: Lapis Lazuli Export (6th September 2014)
Did Indra Attack Sumeria? (9th October 2014)
Hindu Kings who Ruled Syria and Turkey (11th October 2014)
Hundred Sanskrit Names from 1800 BCE to 1400 BCE (14th October 2014)
Su Meru, Ku Meru, Pa Meru, Meru ((posted on 8th November 2014)
Rig Vedic king and Sumerian King 2600 BCE (posted on 14th November 2014)

வாகனங்கள் தோன்றியது எங்கே?
எந்தக் கடவுளுக்கு என்ன வாகனம்?
சுமேரியாவில் தமிழ் பறவை
தேள் தெய்வம்

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  1. aveeshkumar

     /  November 18, 2014

    Thank you for your wonderful posts – they are enlightening to say the very least. I would also like to say that “min” means “from” in arabic (and probably thruout the middle east).

    so brahmin would mean from Brahma. And ratu means queen in bahasa indonesia – (sassuratu)

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