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Synonyms for Tammuz

the tenth month of the civil year

Sumerian and Babylonian god of pastures and vegetation


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An unnamed commander announced that the ISIL militants had set up the prison in the 17th Tammuz neighborhood as they never thought army soldiers would recapture the area.
Anyone interested can find numerous specific elements in the gospels to their origin not in history, but in the traditions surrounding Tammuz, Osiris, Attis, Adonis, Dionysus and Mithra.
Later on, the child-god was identified with Dionysus, god of wine, vegetation and resurrection or with Tammuz, Attis and Adonis, the oriental gods of divine youth.
The government carried out at least three airstrikes Sunday in Mosul, two of which hit the Rashidiyah neighborhood and one of which targeted the 17 Tammuz district, residents said.
My father's letter was dated the third of Tammuz, 5739 (June 30, 1979).
behind the wall, not one of them looks like Tammuz.
Unidentified gunmen kidnapped the child near his family's home in the Tammuz area of Kut.
For recent efforts to address the agunah problem, see Rabbi Adam Mintz, "A Courageous Proposal: The First Heter Agunah in America," JOFA Journal, VI, 4, 2007, 14-15; and Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, "The Tragedy of the Agunah--a Proposed Solution," in JOFA Journal, Summer 2005 / Tammuz 5765, 13-14.
No se nos escapa, en esta captura de sentidos, que uno de los ultimos textos, el Canto XXII, titulado "Anuncio", incorpora en su primer verso al flautista Tammuz, personaje venido del mito sumerio/acadico, a menudo desenterrado en nuestros dias por el asi llamado "paganismo moderno", y que narra el descenso al Inframundo de su amante, la Diosa de la fertilidad Ishtar.
Dionysus' associations with fertility and resurrection gods such as Osiris of Egypt and the Babylonian Tammuz, are likewise recalled when Brady jokingly tells his brother that he has 'resurrected' after his fake death is exposed as a lie.
An Israeli military source said troops fired a Tammuz missile toward a Syrian army mortar crew that had launched a shell which overshot the Golan disengagement fence Sunday, exploding near a Jewish settlement without causing casualties.
Assim foi com Demeter e Persefone, Afrodite e Adonis, Liriope e Narciso, Cibele e Atis, Semele e Dioniso, Istar e Tammuz e a propria Innana, deusa sumeria que, como as demais, e associada a lua e voluntariamente desce ao reino dos mortos para depois renascer.
Otros paralelismos ponen de relieve la filiacion: en la Epopeya de Gilgamesh, el heroe se convierte en juez de los muertos (como Minos) y su amigo Enkidu desciende a un tenebroso inframundo (como Odiseo); en el mito de Innana, la diosa intenta rescatar a su amante Tammuz (como Orfeo) y termina siendo rescatada por Enki (como Alcestis).
There follows a long lyrical passage which is given mythic dimensions through allusions to Tammuz and Adonis.
In this regard, Frazer (1964: 341) observes "under the names of Osiris, Tammuz, Adonis and Attis, the people of Egypt and Western Asia represented the yearly decay and revival of life, especially of vegetable life, which they personified as a god who annually died and rose again from the dead.