A large portion of it was translated from Accadian originals.
But for any real information as to Chinese origins we are indebted to recent discoveries of Accadian records.
It would be a modest guess that Accadian culture implied a growth of at least ten thousand years.
M. François Lenormant has written an extremely instructive chapter in comparison of the Accadian and the Finnish mythologies.
And we may fairly surmise that this Accadian culture (if such it be) is reflected from antediluvian tradition.
It would seem from some earlier (Accadian) tablets, that a different account of the Creation existed among them.
In the Accadian language it was called Dilkur, “the dawn proclaimer.”
It was always the "gate of God," but whether the presiding deity was always the Accadian Merodach seems doubtful.
An old man held between his knees a basket of small, clay bricks, inscribed with Accadian prayers.
Its most ancient name was Te, possibly a corruption of the Accadian dimmena, “a foundation-stone.”
1855, from Akkad (Sumerian Agde, Biblical Acca), name of city founded by Sargon I in northern Babylonia, of unknown origin; applied by modern scholars to the east Semitic language spoken there (c.2300-2100 B.C.E.) and preserved in cuneiform inscriptions.