The Saga of the Legend of the Stag,
as collected by Adorján Magyar
The seeds of the Holy Sea break out of your shell.
The eternal sea's waves are waving, and rolling.
Their waves are rocking and their foam is hissing.
There is no earth yet anywhere, but in the immeasurable
heights, above in his golden house, sits the great
heavenly father on his golden throne.
On his black robes there are thousands of sparkling stars.
Besides him sits his wife, the Great Heavenly mother.
On her white robes (palast) there are thousands of sparkling stars.
She is the ancient material of which everything is made.
They have existed from eternity in the past and will exist
for all eternity to come.
In front of them stands their beautiful golden sunbeam haired son,
the sun god Magyar. The boy asks from his father:
"when shall we create the world of the humans my dear father?".
The Eternal Sea just waves and rolls.
It's waves are rocking and it's foam is hissing.
The old gray haired heavenly father lowers his head .
He ponders the question a while and a little longer,
then he lifts his white haired head and talks to his son.
-- My dear sweet golden haired son, let us create then
for the humans their own world, so that they, who will be
your sons shall have a place to live in.
-- How shall we create such a world, my dear father?
-- This is the manner in which we can create it:
In the depths of the waving, blue Sea of Eternity are the
sleeping eyes (seeds), sleeping seeds [sem=eye/small seed]
the sleeping Magya's [ Mag=seed, Magyar=man].
Descend therefore to the depths of the Great Sea and
bring up the sleeping seeds and dreaming eyes, so that
we can create a world out of them.
The son follows the direction of his father, he shakes
and turns himself into his image of a golden bird,
into a golden diving duck .
Then he flies down to the expanses of the Endless Sea.
He swims for a while on top of the water, and he is
rocked by the waves of the sea for a while.
He then dives down into the depths of the blue,
searching for the bottom, but was unable to reach it.
Out of breath he was forced to resurface.
He swam on top again, rocked by the waves,
he gathered his strength, for a long time.
After taking deep breaths he submerged again
into the blue depths, diving deeper, into the darkness,
slowly releasing his air, which like vibrating pearls
rose to the top and popped on the surface of the rolling sea.
However now his beak hit the bottom of the sea, into its sand.
He took some of it into his beak and like an arrow,
he shot up to the top of the water with it
From the surface of the sea bed, he brought up the
sleeping eyes/seeds, silver white "ügyücske" [small eyes?].
The sleeping eyes awoke, the sleepy eyes opened and grew up
and became living beings.
containing the Sumerian creation myth can be seen here.
In the Finnish myth the diving duck lays the eggs on the lap of the
daughter of the god of the sea who is sleeping on the surface.
Awaking from her slumber the eggs break and from their shell
is the heavens, stars and earth created.
The Sumerian myth is often misunderstood but Line 15 of the Barton Tablets says:
A ENGUR-KU-GA-DUH-NUNUZ-E meaning
"Seed of the Holy Sea broke out of her egg."
Hungarian mythology also claims the origin of 7 branches of the Hungarian people,
who probably were followers of 7 different "national" gods once long ago
Remnants of this idea are noticed in the 7 national/tribal leaders in the 9th century,
many of which appear to be also related to ancient Mesopotamian God names!?
This may indicate the remnant of the tradition that their rulers are but the earthly
representatives of the traditional ancient god of the group, even though this may
have been forgotten by then, even if the traditional title was still used.
By the 9th century most Hungarian were eastern Christians.
In this sense, the Sumir mythology talks of the "7 good seeds"
This referred to the ancient 7 great gods, who were born from the great black
cosmic mountain, which later is also sacrificed in the creation of the world.
The legend of KUR.
The concept of KUR is so vast in Sumerian, just as in Hungarian that mountain, time, black, circular, enclosure, enmity can all be derived from the root word. Therefore the meaning can have many ramifications for this very old myth. In the matriarchal branch of these people the myth is changed to originate life instead from the eternal material of Numa, the Universal Heavenly Sea goddes, rather than from a patriarchal Cosmic Mountain.
This name is also found in the Ugrian's Numi Torem (the heavenly creator), which is male however and is in the heights of heaven rather than in the depths of the material sea goddess.
Finn-Ugor mythology therefore has saved both variations of the ancient creation myths. The
Altaic people seem to have memories of the heavenly father Tengri instead of the matriarchial
Sea bed. This too has its Sumerian ties since the word for God in Sumerian is Dingir instead of Tengri. [Polynesian Tangaroa =Sea God]