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Hic Est Custos Templum Vitae et Mortis

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(The English translation of the title is: Here is the guardian of the temple of life and death.)
An ancient Sumerian legend tells of a goddess, guardian of a temple, who asked to anyone wishing to enter there if he was willing to sacrifice himself to live or to die. In both cases, there would be a price to pay, and this was no money or other material richness.
There are so many things that money can not pay or reach!
About the stone represented in the scene as a monolith, it is a temple hymn to Iddin-Dagan, king of Larsa, cuneiform (Sumerian script) inscripted clay from ca. 1950 BC. Current located in the Department of Oriental Antiquities of Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
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August 17, 2011
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Aug 17, 2011 9:38:05 am
Soberba obra de arte minha amiga, texto excelente, magnifica, aplausos (5)

by flaviok Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 9:38:39 am
This is incredible and i love the sentiment money is the root of all evil love health and happiness and you are the richest person in the world amazing my friend hugs lou x

by Bossie_Boots Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 9:39:27 am
A fabulous snipped from this ancient religion and culture.

by ZanderXL Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 9:39:35 am
A beautiful moment of antiquity. So good to see you post again, have missed your brilliant work!

by doarte Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 9:40:02 am

by MistyLaraPrincess Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 9:44:35 am
Come tutti gli anni , la tua bella immagine, cara Wilma ! Immagine stupenda in tutti i suoi elementi ! e mi piace molto questa conclusione : ci sono cose che nessuna ricchezza è in grado di pagare !

Comme chaque année, votre belle image Wilma chers! Belle image dans son intégralité! et j'aime vraiment cette conclusion: il ya des choses qui ne peuvent payer la richesse!

by mariogiannecchini Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 9:52:54 am
Absolutely fantastic! It has been a long time since I have seen any of your brilliant work, but this image more than makes up for the wait. Strange, recently I have been studying Sumerian Myths and incorporating some of it in my drawings. Guess this is an example of synchronicity, excellence and 5+!!!!!.

by Bampster Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:02:14 am
Really interesting explanation, and great pic!

by Ancel_Alexandre Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:06:10 am
Just beautiful!

by waldodessa Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:10:22 am
lovely imagery and like the history thrown into the visual...

chills and thrills

by PREECHER Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:11:03 am
splendide image wilma!

by jmb007 Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:18:22 am
totally beautiful....!

by texboy Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:24:05 am

by mila_s Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:29:33 am
Just beautiful

by ArtistKimberly Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:32:55 am
Once a year but always beautiful :)

by MagikUnicorn Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:44:51 am
A lovely vision

by hazelfaye Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 10:57:03 am
excellent work and fine story bit.

by renecyberdoc Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 11:03:44 am
Awesome creation!!!

by lyron Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 11:10:01 am

by 5391151 Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 11:14:49 am
Very interesting background story and superb picture!

by bernieloehn Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 11:20:03 am
Always a high-end work my Beatiful . Do not believe that money buys everything ........ and certainly not health .... Congratulations again and many thanks for sharing your efforts ((5 + +))

Toujours un travail haut de gamme ma Belle . Il ne faut pas croire que l'argent achète tout surtout pas la santé.... Bravo encore et mille mercis de partager tes efforts ((5++))

by mickeyrony Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 11:20:08 am
Ahh, it is August 17th again, another year has flown on the wings of yesterday. I agree no amount of Money can buy what is important in Life, happiness and fulfillment are gifts from Life that come in small parcels and infrequently, they must tucked away in the memory to be savored when needed. It is indeed good to see another installment of your incredible art and words, thank you my friend.

by Lenord Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 11:42:22 am
A superb piece of work definitely worth the wait.I like the way the gaurdian is gazing out directly at the viewer.

by Jay-el-Jay Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 11:51:46 am
splendide image!!!

by Mousson Homepage »

Aug 17, 2011 11:52:53 am
wonderfully expressed idea my friend, love the light

by Structure Online Now!   Homepage »


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