Bees, Pine-Cones, and Pollen

The scene shows a seated life priest holding a bowl of something and shaking pollen from a pine cone. He is presiding over a roast offering mentioned in the text which is also claiming that these offerings have been ineffective due to the earth being cursed by the astrological powers.
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So Called Kuttamuwa Runestone from Zincirli (Sam'al) 850 BCE

(December 16, 2023) This stone is now at the Turkish Gaziantep Archaeology museum. It was found in Sam'al, in southeastern Turkey, in 2008, by the Neubauer Expedition of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. It is blaming the astrological for the 850 BCE Elijah drought just like the Kilamuwa Runestone.

This 800-pound stele was found during a proper archaeological excavation and it was  was found in a house or temple  in a room surrounded by remnants of food offerings and fragments of stone bowls similar to those depicted on it. No name of Kuttamuwa exists in the text. That is from a fake translation put out by Bible propagandists. (Although the goddess Kate/Hekate is mentioned in the first line).

It reads:

  1. Su is stripping  -  Kate/Hekate's waters.  Life-priests can judge the culling.  The killing is catching-the-eye of the Pruner (Ayu)  -  [words]  can be gated. 
  2. Hu is in pain.  -  The Originator (Alu) is being killed  -  by the weaving of sky-shell with Su's astrological-powers   -  Alu's fertility-fluids are being redirected.  Hu is being isolated by the astrology-magic of Su.
  3. The astrological-empowerment  -  of rain  -  activity is being thrown-away.  -  Lacking are motivations (motion-powers) for life-manifestations  -  Inquire about the openings for the water-bringer (Hu/Ba'al).  -  Fate-cursed are the life-constrainers (eagle-vultures)  -  causing the lack in the coastal-region (sky-shell, life network).
  4. The upper-regions are being culled.  Not being pruned are the life-constrainers (eagle-vultures).  -  The lack of activity (motion powers) is enabling  -  the fate-cursing of the life-constrainers.  -  The lack of motivation is manifesting  -  the dryness of the revelations (of life forms). 
  5. Are not life-emanations lacking?  -  The lack is sowing division.  -  Fate-cursed are the life-constrainers.  -  The lack is revealing the nourishing of the blockages   -  Emanations  are not  -  being made good from the roast-offerings  -  for rain.
  6. Fate-curses from astrology-magic  -  are supported.  -  The support  -  is not making good the motion-powers.
  7. The support of nourishments is not being revealed.  That activity  is being fate-cursed  by  Eyu (new unknown deity) -  who lacks nothing.
  8. Make-distant the astrological-powers.  -  Are not revelations of fertility-fluids  -  being made-stormy by the fate-curses for the threads of Hu's  -  support
  9. Respect is lacking  -  reducing the fertility-fluids.  -  The same chaos  -  is being activated by that.
  10. Are not the storm-powers being chaotic from lacking redirection. Support is not from the fate-curses.
  11. Falseness  -  is being made-good by nourishing  blockages.
  12. Fate-curses are being activated by frustration
  13. Lack is from making scarce the life-threads


J. David Schloen and Amir S. Fink (Nov. 2009) New Excavations at Zincirli Höyük in Turkey (Ancient Samʾal) and the Discovery of an Inscribed Mortuary Stele.. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. No. 356, pp. 1-13 (13 pages). Published By: The University of Chicago Press. 

(May 5, 2023) Assyrian relief showing winged Hu (Shamash) as the winged sun disk over the tree of life whose branches represent the life network. This relief is from the northwest palace hall of Assyrian King Assurbanipal II at Nimrud. It dates to 883 to 859 BCE. The whole theme is that the king brings life and fertility to the kingdom.

The 2 kings holding scepters of power are pointing at the winged sun Hu who represents the life powers. Behind the kings are personifications of the god Hu holding  pine cones containing pollen which they shaking over the king. The personified gods are also holding pollen bags. Pollen and bees are a representation of the feminine power (Ishtar, Ayu, Inanna) which act as the distributers and constrainers of fertility. Wings are always an indicator of a connective power deity. Relief in British Museum at:

Bought in Jerusalem in the 1920s. Now at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (number IAA J.895). Seal is made of carnelian with white spots, 14 x 10 x 6 mm.

When Will Goddess Ayu (Winged Bee) Intervene (700 to 600 BCE)

(May 5, 2023)  Image seems to be that of a bee goddess trailing pollen behind and connecting with something with its outreached arm. Ayu is the goddess having a bee correspondence because bees with their golden pollen carrying ability also direct fertility just like Ayu's editing power over the life network. This editing power restrains Hu as mentioned in the text.

Translation in Akkadian (Levant Text 60.159)

(Read right to left. Capital letters on seal. Small letters are inferred Inner vowels. Verb is italic bold)
  1. Ḫu  LKu  U (Levant Text 60.159.1) 

(Dual use letters are E/H, I/Y, U/W, and '/A in which vowel appears at beginning of words except for Yahu which is keeping its traditional Hebrew transliteration)

In English. 

  1. Hu's constrainer when?

Previous Hebrew Translation Attempt

Some Hebrew Scholars think the text reads:
  1. Belonging to Himelek


A branch of the Turkish Pine (Pinus brutia) covered with Marchalina hellenica (scale insect) honeydew. On a mountain in Ymittos, a suburb of Athens, Greece.
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Turkish Pine Honey

(Dec 16, 2023) This resinous honey has a distinctive flavor, with stronger notes of spice compared with its flower honey cousins. Almost 90 percent of the world’s pine honey comes from Turkey. Today's beekeepers transport bees to pine forests on the country’s Aegean coast. There the bees collect honeydew from the residue left by a scale insect species – Marchalina hellenica which feeds by sucking the sap of pine trees, mainly the Turkish Pine (Pinus brutia) and, to smaller extent, Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis), Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) and Stone Pine (Pinus pinea). It can be found in the cracks and under the scales of the bark of these trees, hidden under the white cotton-like wax it secretes. 

Diana (Ayu) of Ephesus, Turkiye (0 to 100 CE)

(December 16, 2023) This is one of the earliest examples of this enigmatic goddess. The multiple breasts mimic the row showing clusters of male pine cones from Pinus brutia  shown just above them. It's complex detail also indicates eastern influences. This was a time when trade between India and the Roman empire was open. On display at the Ephesus Museum in Türkiye

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