Chronarchy (chronarchy) wrote,
Chronarchy
chronarchy

The Hittite World Tree

(KUB 43.62 ii 1-11, iii 2'-12'):
"The snake holds its base, while the bee holds it in the middle.

Above on its branches the eagle has perched, while below the snake has encircled its base, and in the middle the bee has turned around it.

Gulzanzipa [the fate goddess] pulls the [...] of the Storm-God. And behind him and her they dig up clay."
Look familiar to anyone else?

:)
Tags: hittites, myth
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