SEVEN SEAS - ORIGIN.
Saturday June 8th, 2013
SEVEN SEAS – ORIGIN.
According to the International Hydrographic Organization there are in fact over 100 bodies of water that can be classed as seas. The phrase is ‘Seven Seas’ or ‘Sail the Seven Seas’ has been used traditionally since 2300BC when it appeared in a Mesopotamian hymn.
Ancient seven seas were Sea of Fars, Larwi, Harkand, Kalah, Salahit, Kardjani and The Sea of Sanji.
Arabian seven seas are The Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Adriatic Sea.
Other seas include The North Sea, Irish Sea, Aegean Sea, Dead Sea, Java Sea, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, China Sea, Gulf of Mexico, The Caribbean, The Timor Sea and The Sargasso.
It would appear that every religion or mythology chooses its own particular seven seas, which then become part of traditional lore.