Sumerian picture depicting BILGAMESH (GILGAMESH)

Sumerian  Picture Depicting "BILGAMESH"
 



In the picture below, "BILGAMESH" (GILGAMESH) is shown as stepping on two lions who are presented with human heads with crowns.  Crowns indicate that the lions represent "lordship" figures, that is, "kings" who had crushing strengths as lions do.  Drawing indicates that "BILGAMESH" (GILGAMESH) was someone far superior to the "kings" so much so that he would be riding on them. BILGAMESH being the personification of the human "knowledge" was regarded as being above the kings.

Similarly, the two lions that BILGAMESH (GILGAMESH) is holding up side down, by their hind legs, represent real lions indicating that BILGAMESH, as personification of "knowledge" was capable of catching the lions and holding them up in such a manner.  This demonstrates the power of "knowledge", that is, Turkish "BILGI" from which the name "BILGAMESH" was drived.

The wings attached to the lower lions are typically ancient Turanian symbols belonging Tur/Turk peoples.  The same or similar wing shapes are found in the art-forms found in Central Asia and other places where the Turanians established a civilization of their own.  Such places include Sumeria, Masaria (ancient Misir), Anatolia, many areas in ancient Middle-East (those who are known as Mitanni, Hurrian, Urartian, Cananites, Phoenicians, Medeans, and many others), Aegean islands (Minoan), Thracia, Etruria (Etruscan) and even in India.

The three lines engraved on the body and/or the hind leg of lions must be a reference to the "trinity" concept of the ancient Turanian sky-god deities.  These three lines are observed on many art objects found throughout the ancient Turanian world. 

Best wishes to all,

Polat Kaya

30/12/2005