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CafeLitt 151: From the Mesopotamian Gods to the Lion and Sun Motif

Thu 17 Dec 2009, 19:00, by Behzad Mostofi, at Bistro Burritoville:3rd floor, 2055 Rue Bishop, Montreal,QC (Map)
What makes Iranian Civilization unique is the fact that Iranians synthesized their Indo-Europen legacy with the Near Eastern and Mesopotamian traditions. In this session of Cafelit, Behzad is going to talk about the Near Eastern Gods and deities. During the case studies, the impact of Mesopotamian mythologies on Iranian civilization will be discussed. The case studies would be "Divine Radiance" (هاله نور) and the Lion and Sun motif. In the second part of his talk. He is going to talk about the development of the lion and sun motif during Safavids, Qajars and Pahlavis.

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CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
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