Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Amar'utu Ul'iksuda

The blog Amar'utu Ul'iksuda, established just two days ago, has already caught my interest. Sixteen of the first nineteen posts are simply English translations of a variety of pre-monotheistic myths from around the globe, sometimes with a brief, non-argumentative preface. One post offers a brief summary of the bull mythology of Sumerian myth. The remaining two posts explore tersely intersections of myth with a role playing game, and with the Superman myth, respectively.

Despite the paucity of commentary from the author, the obscurity of some of the translated myths, the use of terminology usually used only by scholars, and the comfortable leaps to relatively advanced and academic concepts in the interpretive materials, suggest that the author is well read and has probably had some academic training in some kindred discipline. The author's profile also suggests a well developed interest in the esoteric and the mystical.

I look forward to seeing more.

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