Hic Est Custos Templum Vitae et Mortis by Mondwin ()
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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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Image Comments (317)
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!
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+!!!!!.
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 ........et surtout pas la santé.... Bravo encore et mille mercis de partager tes efforts ((5++))
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. Peace