THE TABLET OF DESTINIES II: MAGNETAR.MELAMMU
Poems in Posthuman Akkadian
TODESSA SEASON 02, EPISODE 12/2
Cast: Totleb & Co.
Soundmix: Todonsky Junior
Directed by: T.L.
POEMS IN POSTHUMAN AKKADIAN
written by General Totleben
© Ivan Stanev, executor testamentarius
Read the full text of the poem THE TABLET OF DESTINIES h e r e (p.104 -…coming soon …)
Ninurta, Sharur, Anzû, the Tablet of Destinies
The Akkadian term melammu (derived from Sumerian M E – L E M 4) broadly signifies “radiance, awe-inspiring sheen,” but has been subject to multiple interpretations (Oppenheim 1943; Cassin 1968; Winter 1994; Ataç 2007); in the dictionaries melammu is interpreted as synonymous with terms used for luminosity or splendor.
A magnetar is a type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field. The magnetic field decay powers the emission of high-energy electromagnetic radiation, particularly X-rays and gamma rays.The theory regarding these objects was proposed by Robert Duncan and Christopher Thompson in 1992, but the first recorded burst of gamma rays thought to have been from a magnetar had been detected on March 5, 1979.During the following decade, the magnetar hypothesis became widely accepted as a likely explanation for soft gamma repeaters (SGRs) and anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs).
Languages / scripts used: Sumerian, Akkadian, proto-Elamite, Ancient Greek, Russian, German, French, English, Spanish
archive.org; freesound.org; oracc.museum.upenn.edu; cdli.ucla.edu; The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL); Encylopaedia Britannica