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Emeshe

Central to the legend of égig érő fa (the legend of the sky-high tree), which gives a vivid description of the bird-hawk Turul, is the legend of Emeshe. The word "Emeshe" in Sumerian simply means “High Priestess”. The legend starts in 819, during the reign of the Assyrian King Ashur-Banipal, when a descendant of the Scythian King Magog married the daughter of Enid-Belia.
In contemporary literature the daughter of Enid-Belia is known as Emeshe but it is difficult to say for certain if the word Emeshe is used in reference to the princess’s name or if it is indicative of her status as High Priestess of the Temple of Kham, an office that she held prior to her marriage.
The word Kham in Sanskrit means sky, and the words Emeshe and the Temple of Kham, if read together can be translated or interpreted in the following manner: - High Priestess of the Temple of the Sky or High Priestess of the Temple of the Sky God. It implies or suggests a Sumerian-Sanskrit radix and it unearths a new…