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 Post subject: What is known about Galzu?
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 11:51 pm 

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When I read Enki a while, I was surprised by the introduction of a new character: Galzu. Where did Sitchin get him from? I'd read the entire Earth Chronicles and Genesis Revisited, and had never run across that name before. I didn't think a whole lot of it, since the book was obviously intended to stretch the verifiable into the realm of fiction.

But I was playing Civilization 5 today, as the Babylonians, and I noticed the third city name: DUR-KURIGALZU. It got me wondering, and so here I am. A wikipedia editor states that "galzu" is what the Kessites called themselves.

Is anything known about the use of this name or word in the ancient texts?


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 Post subject: Re: What is known about Galzu?
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 7:44 am 
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Hi Tarvok, welcome to zs.com, as you said, The Lost Book of Enki is a fictional novel by Zecharia Sitchin, Galzu being an emissary of the "Cosmic Creator" in the story. You can find a discussion about Galzu in this thread - viewtopic.php?f=7&t=110 .
DUR-I-GALZU is another form of the Babylonian royal name Kurigalzu, which see.
Please check the link below for some additional information on this name:

http://archive.org/stream/anarchaicdict ... g_djvu.txt

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 Post subject: Re: What is known about Galzu?
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 11:57 pm 

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I gather you are saying Sitchin totally made that character up. He has no mythological precedent.


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 Post subject: Re: What is known about Galzu?
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:46 am 
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Yes, afaik thats it.


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