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English: Chaldean National Calendar / Welcome Month of Ab / August

التقويم القومي الكلداني / أهلاً بشهر آب

Abu is an Akkadian name refers to the Mesopotamian deity of vegetation. This minor god was in no time taken over by the god Ningishzida (sumerian: dnin-g̃iš-zid-da) who was an underworld god, also known as Ninzzid and Gishzid. Jacobsen translated his name to "lord of the good tree". Ab is the month of the heat needed to ripen (dates and grapes) and practicing passionate relationships.

This three in one climates’ month is a month of essential changes, which ancient Mesopotamians could easily experience: extreme hot, ripeness that required mild heat, and then knocking on winter’s door! The deep roots of this month go back to our Proto-Kaldi ancestors who used to honor the ultimate hero Gilgamesh in August by celebrating his unmatchable heroic achievements. The Mesopotamian heroes and athletes gathered and publicly competed in boxing, swimming wrestling and a kind of ancient long marathon. The idea behind this sports festival is to follow the footsteps of Gilgamesh during his journeys toward immortality. The festival lasted for nine days and the winner takes it all! … (More details about this festival in my upcoming book: Chaldean Legacy).

In the mid-1600s "August" came to be used generically in English, more or less as "Augustus" was in Latin, to refer to someone with royalty or imperial qualities. On this special month, I would like to wish all Chaldeans, friends and all good people all over the world peace, harmony, and on top of that good health and safety … Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D.

آبو : (آب اللهاب) وهيّ تسمية بابلية (أكدية)، تدل على شدة الحرارة، لاسيما الأيام العشرة الأولى منه، التي يقول عنها العراقيون باللهجة الشعبية (تذوب البسمار بالباب). كان آبو في عهد أسلافنا الأوائل وبخاصة في عهد الثقافة السومرية مكرساً للإله نسكو الذي يرمز له بمصباح الزيت، علماً بأن (النار) عند البابليين ترمز للحضارة والمعرفة وهو أبن الإله القمر (ننار)، ومن نار الإله نسكو إستعار الإغريق هذه الميزة لتأليف إسطورة ﭘروميثيوس. من المتعارف عليه أيضاً بين العراقيين، بأن ثاني عشرة من آب وفقاً للتقليد العراقي تنضج الأرطاب (ثمرة التمر) وتحلو الأعناب، أما آخر عشرة من آب فأنها تفتح للشتاء باب وتعمل على زيادة نسبة إحتفالات الزواج. أما أصل تسمية آب فقد أستعيرت من إله النباتات (آب) الذي سرعان ما أستبدل بالإله الشهير ننكشزيدا. في هذا الشهر يحتفل الرافديون القدماء لمدة تسعة أيام بالألعاب الرياضية مستذكرين منجزات البطل الشهير كلكامش ... بمناسبة حلول شهر آب شهر الخيرات نتمنى للكلدان وأصدقائهم ولكل العراقيين الطيبين في العالم حياة مفعمة بالسلام والوئام متوجة بالصحة والعافية والسلامة ... د. عامر حنا فتوحي Sponsored by: Atelier a … of EA Art Gallery Radio Baghdad

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