Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, And Others
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1989 - Social Science - 337 pages
This pathbreaking work uncovers new translations of the main myths and epics written in Akkadian, including the Creation myths and the epic of Gilgamesh. The deities and heroes which figure in these stories are all of ancient Mesopotamia, and many of the original clay tablets, on which the stories were first inscribed, were discovered there. A striking collection of accurate and up-to-date renderings of the best-preserved cuneiform texts in current, readable English and discoveries of both new tablets and points of grammar and lexicography during the last twenty-five years, these translations will inevitably replace all previous versions. The book provides introductions to each item--giving insight into the sources and datings of the texts; notes to guide the reader through difficulties; an up-to-date glossary of deities, place-names and key terms; a chronological chart and map; and illustrations of some of the mythical monsters that are mentioned in the stories.
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Adad Adapa Addressed his words Akkad Akkadian Al-Khidr alewife Ammi-saduqa Amurru Anshar Anunna Anunnaki Anzu Anzum Apsu Asakku assembly Assurbanipal Assyria Atrahasis Babylon Babylonian battle Belet-ili Berossus bull Bull of Heaven cattle Colophon come created cult centres cuneiform Damkina door Dumuzi dwelling eagle Earth Ekur Ellil Enbilulu Enki Enkidu Enmerkar Ennugi Epic of Creation Epic of Gilgamesh epithet Ereshkigal Eridu Erra Esagila Esharra Eshnunna Etana Euphrates father Flood gate Gerra Gilgamesh spoke goddess gods heard and spoke heaven Hittite However Humbaba Hurrian Igigi Inanna Ishtar Ishum Kakka Kassite king Kish Kishar Kutha Lahmu land lapis lazuli lines missing listened logogram lord Lugalbanda mantle of radiance Marduk Mesopotamia millennium mother mountain Mummu Nammu Namtar Nergal Ninazu Nineveh Ningirsu Ninhursag Ninsun Nintu Ninurta Nippur Nudimmud Nusku Old Babylonian open country Papsukkal patron god Pine Priestly source rites roam open Sebitti seized seven Shamash Shamhat Sharur shrines Shulgi Shuruppak Siduri Sippar speech Sultantepe Sumerian king list Sumerian story Sutean Tablet of Destinies temple Tiamat Tigris translation Ubara-Tutu Ugarit Underworld Ur-shanabi Uruk Ut-napishtim vizier voice heard warrior Erra weapons went wild winds young Ziusudra