Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Bull of Marduk

"...the Bull of Marduk..."
-SM Stirling, Against The Tide Of Years (New York, 1999), Chapter Twenty-One, p. 327.

Remembering the importance of the Bull in Mithraism, I googled the phrase "Bull of Marduk" and found this article which shows that Marduk, like Mithras, is also associated with the Sun. It also sheds light on:

Bel, Baal and Yahweh.

Thus, we find common themes in Stirling's Nantucket Trilogy, Poul Anderson's Time Patrol series and Poul and Karen Anderson's King of Ys Tetralogy.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

The Jews certainly had a very good view of Cyrus the Great and the Persian Empire. They believed God had inspired him to authorize the return of the Jews from exile to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple.