Re: Semitic influences in Greek Mythology

From: Patrick Ryan
Message: 55200
Date: 2008-03-15

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From: "Joao S. Lopes" <josimo70@...>
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Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 6:59 AM
Subject: Res: [tied] Semitic influences in Greek Mythology


Linking Nahar to Ne:reus allows an assumption that perhaps the original
aquatic brother of Zeus was him instead of Poseidon.


I think that may be an unwarranted assumption.

Why should the PIE's not have had a 'river god' named Poseidon _while_ the
Semites had a 'river-god' named Nahar?

Nahar will have been originally the brother of Ba'al.

As Nereus, he is an addition to not a replacement for Poseidon.