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Belus/Marduk

"Belus (or Bēlos or Bēlias) is the Latin or Greek rendering of the names of two important Near Eastern gods: Bēl-Marduk, the tutelar deity of the city of Babylon..." – By Mary Frazer

geocentricity

"Geocentricity is the theory that the Earth is located at the center of the cosmos. The theory was espoused first by Parmenides in the fifth century BCE and then became the standard view from the fourth century BCE onward..." – By Jacqueline Feke

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