“THE PEAK OF THE EARTH”: CRADLE OF THE INDOEUROPEAN AND SUMERIAN STORM GOD
The province of Bardzr Hayk’ (Upper Armenia) of Great Armenia has an important role in clarification issues of Indo-European-Sumerian mythological interrelations. Here were situated those three mountain ranges and upper courses of the four rivers which according to “Ashkharatsuyts” by Movses Khorenatsi (Vc.) and Anania Shirakatsi (VII c. ) were located in the highest place of the Earth - “the Peak of the Earth”.
A research based on the typological and linguistic analyses of Armenian and Mesopotamian mythological materials suggests that it is impossible wholly to reveal and comprehend deep layers of certain Sumero-Akkadian mythological images without taking into consideration those parallels and juxtapositions which originated in the Armenian Highland and preserved in the Armenian lingvomentality and were reflected in the Armenian mythopoetic notions and the Armenian language.
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