Art, Books, mythology, Stuart France

Whirling Limbs…


…As Abadam and Yva made their way out of the garden in the

east, it seemed as though the leaves of the trees themselves

were whispering: “I will put enmity between you and the

woman, and between your seed and her offspring.


You shall bruise his head

as he shall bite your heel,

and he shall bruise your head

as you shall bite his heel.”


But it was the serpent Abadel hissing at

Abadam from the branches of the tree of life.


When Abadam and Yva had departed the garden in the

east, there was silence there about the space of one day.


To bar the way to its holy mountain so that

Abadam and Yva could never return, the Spirit

appointed a cherub with whirling limbs of flame.


11 thoughts on “Whirling Limbs…”

    1. This version of the ‘beginning’ is an amalgamation of well known and less well known hebrew myths, with a little judicious interpretation thrown in. It seems to work. At least, it works for me. What was interesting is how close it all now seems to Gilgamesh when Gilgamesh is ‘reduced’ to pictorial form… 😉

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      1. I would love to see that. I am very interested now in the hebrew myths too. I have always had friends who were jews, and I love all the times that are celebrated and the ways they are celebrated. I have been trying to learn more little by little over time. Thank you kindly. I read a very interesting lot of symbolism in Gilgamesh but it may not be what anyone else read into it, such as when Enkidu, after coming to join Gilgamesh, is given bread and red wine. That was a strong symbol for me and immediately. But there are so many. I wrote up my notes and sending them to Sue tonight. You are welcome to share my interpretation of what I got out of it. It is pretty in depth.

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