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Remember When Zagmuk Used to Mean Something…..

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Editorial
by Sumu-la-El
                
Remember when Zagmuk used to mean something, before it became so commercialized. Before every bazaar started selling Marduk ornaments and 12-stone diamond pendants. You know the ones, where each diamond represents a day of Marduk’s grueling battle with Tiamat, the monster of chaos.

I remember a time in Babylonia when Zagmuk meant a chance to come together as a people, forgetting our petty differences, to assist our patron deity Marduk, the Sun god and creator of the world, in restoring order, beauty, and peace to the barren world by once again repelling the advances of Tiamat. Why the horrible goddess of the sea returns each year I know not. But I do know that it is with our aid that Marduk finds the strength to cleave the hideous chaos dragon in half with his invincible spear.

But these days, most of my Mesopotamian brothers probably don’t even know what Zagmuk is all about. I mean, you can hardly mention Zagmuk anymore without offending somebody, or calling the wrath of the BCLU down upon your village. Nobody seems to even care that tomorrow the sun will remain visible in the great sky for slightly longer than yesterday, marking the turning of the tide in favor of Marduk as he once again attempts to renew the earth for yet another year. Marduk is what Zagmuk is all about and I’m not ashamed to say it.

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Written by skepticpedi

December 21, 2008 at 11:29 am

Posted in Satire

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  1. Best. Post. EVER.

    The Perky Skeptic

    December 21, 2008 at 9:59 pm

  2. It’s a old one I wrote on a different blog a year ago. But I figure since I averaged 3 visitors a day back then it was okay to recycle it.

    skepticpedi

    December 21, 2008 at 10:08 pm


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