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Who Was Semiramis?

Who Was Semiramis?

Semiramis proves an important figure in occult circles, Illuminatiwatcher suspects all holidays have aspects dedicated to pagan worship of Nimrod and Semiramis.   Bryce Self supplies nice description of ancient fertility goddess in “Semiramis, Queen of Babylon.”  Self provides summary not only of the goddess but her husband, Nimrod.   They are both important figures to be aware of historically as they date from near beginning of human civilization:   “It was in Mesopotamia that the first cities were built after the flood, and the first of these was quite naturally named after the very first city built by man before the flood—Enoch. Due to vagaries of linguistic permutation, this name has come down to us as Erech or Uruk in Sumeria. In all there were seven major cities built near the head of the Persian Gulf, leading to the name ‘Land of the Seven Cities’ commonly found in the early mythologies of the world. These seven cities are enumerated in Genesis as those which were conquered by Nimrod, establishing the world’s first empire.”

“The earliest Babylonian legends tell of a conquering people who came up out of the Persian Gulf and established an empire from these cities. This seems to fit well with what we know of the movements of Nimrod in his early career. He was a native of Ethiopia and was widely traveled among the few populated areas of those days. When he set out to build himself an army of conquest, he recruited from his ‘cousins’ the descendants of Sheba and Dedan who had come up through Arabia to settle on the Asian mainland at the Straight of Hormuz and on the Indus river in what is now Afghanistan (these people were the Dravidians who were driven southward into India by the later Aryan invasion). After raising his army, Nimrod ferried them up the gulf in the world’s first naval armada, and conquered his empire. The best estimates place the time of the conquest as about 4000 to 3500 BC, and about 1000 years after the flood of Noah.”

“In the midst of the tumult of war Nimrod and Semiramis met–and in none too savory circumstances, for tradition states that she was an inn/brothel keeper in the city of Erech—leading one to speculate upon the nature of their initial acquaintance. Semiramis was a native of Erech, which as evidenced by it’s name seems to have been built by a Hamitic family (Ham’s wife was said to have been descended from Cain who built the first Erech in honor of his son). The name Semiramis is a later, Hellenized form of the Sumerian name ‘Sammur-amat’, or ‘gift of the sea.'”

“The initial element ‘sammur’ when translated into Hebrew becomes ‘Shinar’ (the biblical name for lower Mesopotamia), and is the word from which we derive ‘Sumeria’. This one tarnished woman then, had such a lasting impact upon world history that not only do we call by her name the land from which civilization flowed, but God himself through the sacred writer has let us know that its distinguishing characteristic was that it was ‘the Land of Shinar,’ or Semiramis.”

A second post will cover Semiramis’ reign over Babylon, as she influenced all that followed this distant point in history. Self writes apt conclusion and importance of knowing her story: “Semiramis, in particular was the model and original of every goddess and female cult figure in the ancient and modern worlds (either directly or by derivation); and thus it essential to know her story in order to discern what is factual legend and what is merely myth.”

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