Kanji: 天. Radical: 大. Number of strokes: 4. Meaning: “ heaven”. Pronunciation: テン、あめ、(あま)ten, ame, (ama).

Enuma Elish

Enuma Elish

Enûma Eliš or Enuma Elish – The Babylonian creation myth – Its composition probably dates to the late second-millennium BCE – Written in Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform script. “1 When the heavens above did not exist, 2 And earth beneath had not come into being — 3 There was Apsû, the first in order, their begetter, 4 And demiurge Tia-mat, who gave birth to them all… 5 They had mingled their waters together...”

Enuma Elish - Mythe babylonien de la Création - Sa composition date probablement de la fin du deuxième millénaire avant notre ère - Écrit en écriture cunéiforme sumero-akkadienne. « 1 Lorsqu'en haut le ciel n'était pas encore nommé, 2 Qu'en bas la terre n'avait pas de nom [ils n'existaient pas], 3 Seuls l'Apsū [l'océan d'eau douce] primordial qui engendra les dieux, 4 Et Tiamat [la mer] qui les enfanta tous, 5 Mêlaient leurs eaux en un tout. »



A Japanese legendary creature
Taking their name from a dog-like Chinese demon
And their form from birds of prey
Humanized with an unnaturally long nose

On the top of Ontakesan御嶽山
A Tengu’s statue of 12m
Said to be the greatest Tengu in Japan

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri (c. 1265 – 1321) - an Italian poet – Author of the Divine Comedy (written from 1308 to 1320) depicting Hell, Purgatory and Heaven, the most important poem of the Middle Ages and literary work in the Italian language.

Dante Alighieri (c. 1265 - 1321) - Un poète italien - Auteur de la Divine Comédie illustrant l'Enfer, le Purgatoire et le Paradis, le plus important des poèmes du Moyen Âge et des œuvres littéraires en langue italienne.

Chinese wr

Chinese wr

Name: 汉字 Hàn Zì (Chinese characters)

Code: Hani

Direction: In ancient times, written texts were read from top to bottom and right to left. Since the 1950s, texts more generally have been read from left to right (except for titles or specific works).

Creation: The creation of the Chinese scriptures is attributed to Cang Jie, minister of the Yellow Emperor. According to legend, Cang Jie possessed four eyes allowing him to see the secrets of heaven and earth. According to the Spring and Autumn Annals "when Cang Jie invented the characters, the sky rained millet and the evil spirits wept in the night". The first known examples of characters written in the evolved form were engraved on turtle bones and shells. These characters were first pictographic.

Complements: Chinese is the oldest of the great writing systems that has continued to evolve without interruption until the present day. / Traditionally, there are eight basic features to form a character.

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