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Basket and Sargon

In fact, its a re-occurring theme found in many myths. Perseus was trapped in a chest and cast upon the ocean along with his mother Danae; Lleu Llaw Gyffes (Footnote: Cosmological Theme) was kept in a chest at the foot of Gwydion’s bed, in welsh myth, and appeared after the death of his water-born twin Dylan; and like Moses, the Akkadian king Sargon (beloved of the goddess Inanna) was also cast adrift upon a river, in a basket of reeds. Sometimes the vessel is substituted for a bath, as the in the case of King Agamemnon, who was murdered by his queen, Clytemnestra; and the wounded Tristan was almost slain in a bath by his beloved Iseult. Cited from Website: Between Old and New Moons However, given the compelling evidence of most biblical characters being fictional (one Babylonian myth tells the story of a chap called Sargon, who was found by a princess, floating in a woven basket on the river: he was subsequently adopted by the royal family. Cited from Website: Nythology: Old and New Discovered in a reed basket! The river bore me away and bore me to Akki the irrigator (who) received me in the goodness of his heart and reared me in boyhood. Akki, the irrigator made me a gardener. My service as a gardener was pleasing to Istar and I became King. Cited from Website: Ur Nammu The First Moses In epics written many centuries later (7th cent. BCE) it is told he was humble born. His father was unknown and his mother was a priestess. As newly born baby he was sent down stream the river in a basket of rushes (like Mozes so much later) and raised by a gardener under protection of the goddess Ishtar and eventually became cup-bearer at the court of Kish. Cited from Website: Mesopotamian King List
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