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Necronomicon as a Magical Device

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.pagan.magick,alt.necronomicon,alt.horror.cthulhu
From: richard sprigg 
Subject: Re: Necronomicon as a Magical Device (was Abdul Alhazred's Necronomicon)
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2000 15:43:05 GMT

Black Moon Dragon wrote:
> The Necronomicon was originally written in Summerian language 

Which Sumerian? There are a number of scripts from that civilization. 
Sadly for many writers, the large discovery of early Sumerian tablets in
ancient Canaan was yet to happen, and they felt safe in associating
themselves with old Sumer.
That which *was* known was derived from Akkadian writings made a
thousand years after the fall of Sumer.
The attribution is quite spurious.

 (which is a
> dead language at this time).

Not relevant. 

>  It was then translated into Greed

Now *that* is perhaps the most succinct comment made.

> Egyptian.  If you read the Book of Egyptian Gods and rituals before the end
> of the Summerian Race (as we know it), you will see that the primary books
> that got changed adding about 9%-15% of the Necronomicon.

This would be materials from the early third millenium BC and prior.
There are few remaining documents from Egypt in this period, thanks to
both Octavian and the Hyksos.
The reference is, therefore, conveniently unverifiable.

>  The Latin
> translation as well as the Greek translations were the primary focus on
> creating the English version.  (read the editors note on the first published
> to find this out).

The Simon edition was a mix of plagiarism and humour. The documents that
the material was pinched from in the NY public Library has been traced
and documented.

> The summerian language translation has not been found
> except in the Dagon ke Dacon (roughly The Dragon God Dacon..or the Greek
> following of Dacon). 

Dagon arrived thousands of years after the fall of Sumer: the god was
half-human, half fish, and was never a dragon.

> The proper name to this group I am unaware of exept
> Dacon Occult.

> If anyone knows how to trully read 95% Summerian I can attempt to relocate
> this book in the original far I have found it in Dragon (the
> Dacon Occult's language).

Most of the Sumerian variations have been readable for a number of
years. A simple trip to a valid educational instituite would make that a
simple matter of verification.

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