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Through the Sapphire Sky: The protector of cedar forests

Lady English Blogger, Sapphire Sky, living in Japan, writes about cedar trees and a famous Western myth called Gilgamesh:

Whenever I walk through cedar forests or come across giant cedar trees, I find myself thinking of Humbaba

( who is also known as Huwawa ), the monstrous guardian spirit of the Cedar Forest where the gods lived. Humbaba is featured in the Epic of Gilgamesh in Sumerian/ Babylonian mythologies which contain the well known flood myths.

I have been a big fan of Humbaba since childhood. I think one of the most enjoyable things about reading myths is coming across interesting mythological figures. I suppose you too have your favorite gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, or spirits in mythology.

In one of the myths, Gilgamesh, hero and god, king of Uruk…

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