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Who are the Seven Sages?

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The Seven Sages or Apkallu were of human descent, created by the god Ea (Enki) to instil wisdom, social conventions, and craftsmanship in society. They were especially known to be the authors of texts on omens, magic, and ancient wisdom. They were considered the protectors of mankind against demons and disease. The legendary Seven Sages purportedly existed before the...

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The Seven Sages are also known as the Apkallu or the Abgal of Summer.  They are demigods who have been created by the deity Enki, to bring culture, moral codes, and establish citizen to man.  Visually, the Seven Sages are mermaid-like.  They are half men and half fish, with the lower body similar to the lower half of a fish.

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