313 SE.DIRI Addaru arku Ashur Adhimasa;ChaitraAdhimasaIntercalarymonth,ExtraMonth
Note that the Accardian (Babylonian) lunar month names are different than theancient Uruk names. Later it was Accardian (Babylonian) month names that became popular even upto Parthian and Seleucid period indicat that the Accard(Babylonia) had a lunar calendar similar to that of Uruk city before the adoptionof the Uruk knowledge itself. Later it was the Babylon lunar month names thatgot adopted by the Assyrian and Seleucid periods.
The fact that Samhita (Omen) texts like MUL.APIN and the Horoscope texts usethe ancient Uruk lunar month names point to the Uruk origin of ancient Iraqastrology.
Also note that the deity list assigned to the lunar months is a mixed list indicatingthe influence of many cultures – we can notice Anu of Uruk, Bel of Babylon,Ashur of Asseria, Ishtar of Egypt all in the above deity list! Interesting isn’t it?!
Ancient Iraq alias Sumeria itself is a mix of many cultures – Elamite, Uruk,Accard (Babylon), Assyria, Egypt, Selucid(Greek) etc to name a few. SimilarlyIran is a mix of many cultures – Asserian, Parthian, Median, Persian etc to name afew. Similar is the story of Turky - Hittite, Anatolian, Troy etc to name a few. Itall become more interesting if we consider the fact that most of ancientUruk(Iraq) sprung cultures were temple worshipers (Tantric followers) and mostof ancient Aryan (Iran) sprung cultures such as Assyerian, Hittite, Zorashtrian etcwere all fire worshipers (Vedic followers). Iraq(Uruk)-Iran (Aryan) conflict isnothing but the Tantric-Vedic conflict itself! Even the bit distant, Egyptian,Minnoven (Crete), Greek traditions also should be treated as part of Tantricstream itself since they too adhere to temple idol worship
Actually almost every culture - let that be Uruk, Babylon, Assyrian, Zorashtrian,or Indian - they had their own lunar month system which was made in tune withthe solar month system so as to form a luni-solar calendar. For the sake of comparison the lunar month names used by Zorashtrian (Parthian) and Assyriancultures is also tabulated below –
Sl. Babylon Assyrian Zoroastrian Indian
1 Addaru Adaar – Odar [Evilspirits]Adur (Āθrō) Chaitra2 Nisannu Nisan-Nison[Happiness]Dae (Daθušō[AhuraheMazda
])Vaishakh3 Ajaru Yaar-Iyar [love]Wahman(Vaŋhə
ušManaŋhō)Jyeshta4 Simanu Khzeeran-Hzirin[Building]Spendarmad(Spəntayā
Ārmatōiš)Ashadha5 Duuzu Tammuz-Frawardin Shravana