Sunday, August 7, 2011

thought for the day/ Yazilikaya - Hittite sanctuary where PuduHepa tried to make one god out of many and rule the world

I've argued here on this blog that mathematics and mythology are similar in their natures of analogy; Mathematics is an abstraction; abstraction is an analogy; two apples and two oranges are two concrete instances the analogous abstract concept of number two. Mythology is poetry; poetry is similie/metaphor, hence analogy.  One is rigorous/precise; the other is vague.  They both try to unify. One tries to be constructive while the other tries to obscure and sweep problems under the rug.

I've shown really throughout my blog here, that Judeo-Christianity tried to unifty all previous mythology into one.  The Jews combined Summarian and Phoenician gods of Elohim and Adonai into Lord God.  Many stories throughout the old testament are repeated; you can tell that they are repeated by the perpective of someone else by the usage of either Elohim/God or Lord/Adonai exclusively, or sometimes they combine them.  The Judahites also combined Egyptian ethics with Mesopotamian flood stories and so on and so forth.  I've already pointed out and referenced all this.  The New Testament was an attempt to unify the many sungods from Egypt to Greek into one.  It was an atttempt to do many things at different times; but, ultimately, it unified all these sun gods who had twelve things to do or followers into one sungod - Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ represents that analogous concept of the sun going through the twelve constellations.  The effort to unify various people's gods into one appears to have happened more than once!

There was the effort of Ahkenaten(as I've pointed out before in my "Gospel of Truth"); this one is well known.  But, I've come across a similar effort to roll up all the different conquered cultures gods into one - one ring to rule them all!  This effort was at a similar time frame to Ahkenaten's.  It was the Hittites.

The Hittites were up around contemporary Turkey(some would say the true birthplace of agriculturalism).  They purposely built their capital in a remote hard to get to location, and then surrounded this city with fortification.

They had a Pyramidal structure shown above which was the center piece fortifying the city.  And then, many tunnels up to like three hundred feet long,

Going through these fortifications.

The Hittites were able to conqure much of the northern lands north of the Levant.  The Hittites quickly became the competition with the Egyptians.  They also have some connections, or at least communications and trading, with the city of Troy.

They grew by fear; they said join us peacefully, or we'll destroy you completely.  They ended up taking in so many peoples and hence their respective gods, that the Hittites were known as the land of a thousand gods.

One of the last cultures brought in had a princess who would then go through a royal wedding(a political wedding a wedding for the purpose of creating family ties so that peace is made between families; or in many cases back then nations).  Pudahepa is known as the person to suggest rolling up all these different peoples gods into one.  The Hittites put up a temple which depicts this effort at Yazilikaya.

Here's a picture of the pathway into this temple,

Here's just one picture of the various peopls gods; this one is of the twelve gods of the underworld,

Here's another picture,

Pudahepa's efforts met with the same fate as Ahkenaten's; the various cultures fought each other; Hittite records show civil war for about thirty years around the 1200s; with that, the Hittites civilization self-destructed.

I'd like to note that the Maya civilization similarly self-destructed.

In conclusion, here we see(long before the Israelites, and some of them might have been Hittite refuges after the Hittite empire disintegrated) how the many different cultures created their own gods; we see how through conquering, people(in this instance, the Hittites) tried to roll everyone's gods into one for social-political purposes.


Here's a picture of the many different rock engravings,


  1. I wanted to make this post a long time ago; but, I lost track of the evidences(I didn't know the names of the various places or even people and events; i just remember seeing somewhere that some Hittite woman tried to unify all the gods of her kingdom; well, I found it!)

  2. Something I forgot to mention about this Hittite effort to create one ring to rule them all is that the Hittites believed in a Male storm god and and Female Sun-goddess.