The king among the stars in Sumer — Cradle of Civilization

The king Ensí (spelled pa.te.si in cuneiform script, hence occasionally transliterated “patesi”; possibly derived from en si-k, “lord of the plowland”; borrowed into Akkadian as iššakkum) is a Sumerian language title designating the ruler or prince of a city-state. Originally it may have designated an independent ruler, but in later periods the title presupposed subordinance to a lugal. Leo – Regulus Regulus (α Leo, α Leonis, Alpha Leonis) is the […]

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