Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-12-11
ISBN 10: 0191027219
ISBN 13: 9780191027215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths from Mesopotamia Book Review:

The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness. Recent developments in Akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this new translation, complete with notes, a glossary of deities, place-names, and key terms, and illustrations of the mythical monsters featured in the text, will replace all other versions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia
Author: Stephanie Dalley
Publsiher: Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0199538360
ISBN 13: 9780199538362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths from Mesopotamia Book Review:

The stories translated here all of ancient Mesopotamia, and include not only myths about the Creation and stories of the Flood, but also the longest and greatest literary composition, the Epic of Gilgamesh. This is the story of a heroic quest for fame and immortality, pursued by a man of great strength who loses a unique opportunity through a moment's weakness. So much has been discovered in recent years both by way of new tablets and points of grammar and lexicography that these new translations by Stephanie Dalley supersede all previous versions. -- from back cover.

Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia
Author: Stephanie Dalley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780192835895
ISBN 13: 0192835890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Greek Myths and Mesopotamia

Greek Myths and Mesopotamia
Author: Charles Penglase
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2003-10-04
ISBN 10: 1134729308
ISBN 13: 9781134729302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greek Myths and Mesopotamia Book Review:

The Mesopotamian influence on Greek mythology in literary works of the epic period is considerable - yet it is a largely unexplored field. In this book Charles Penglase investigates major Mesopotamian and Greek myths. His examination concentrates on journey myths. A major breakthrough is achieved in the recognition of the extent of Mesopotamian influence and in the understanding of the colourful myths involved. The results are of significant interest, especially to scholars and students of ancient Greek and Near Eastern religion and mythology.

Mesopotamian Myths

Mesopotamian Myths
Author: Matt Clayton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-01-19
ISBN 10: 9781952191176
ISBN 13: 1952191173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesopotamian Myths Book Review:

This book includes two captivating manuscripts: Mesopotamian Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Myths Sumerian Mythology: Captivating Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures of Ancient Sumer and Their Importance to the Sumerians

Mesopotamian Mythology

Mesopotamian Mythology
Author: Scott Lewis
Publsiher: Classical Mythology
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN 10: 9781728715650
ISBN 13: 1728715652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesopotamian Mythology Book Review:

Do you know that the Mesopotamians did not believe in life after death? Or that their Queen of the Underworld and their arrogant God of War and Pestilence had an epic love story? In this collection, you will enjoy the epic stories of Ancient Mesopotamia that echoed through other great works like the Bible and the Odyssey. The Sumerian belief system offers a fascinating insight into the lives of these ancient people as they struggled to establish the first empires of man. Some of the fantastic stories included are: - The Epic of Gilgamesh: The adventure of Gilgamesh, a tyrannical king who is blessed with a true friend and companion, Enkidu. As they set out to make their names, the young men encounter demons, gods and goddesses, and death. It is the first recorded hero's epic! - Creation Myths: The Ancient Mesopotamians had a vivid idea of their origins. Learn how they saw their role in the cosmos and interpreted events in their lives. - The Descent of Ishtar: No good collection of myths would be complete without a trip to the Underworld. In this myth, the Queen of Heaven is not content with her lot and seeks to gain the power of the Underworld as well. - The Epic of Etana - One of the original action-adventure stories is the story of Etana. Through divine providence, Etana is elevated from shepherd to king but cannot conceive an heir. With help from the gods and a less than honorable giant eagle, he seeks to find the plant that will let his wife bear him a child. - Ereshkigal and Nergal: Stories of star-crossed lovers are common enough, but the Mesopotamian version has a unique twist. Ereshkigal and Nergal are the most unlikely of bedfellows! And so much more! These stories and many more are compiled in story form in Mesopotamian Mythology: Classic stories from the Sumerian Mythology, Akkadian Mythology, Babylonian Mythology and Assyrian Mythology. Get your copy and dive into this fascinating world today!

The Garden of Eden Myth

The Garden of Eden Myth
Author: Walter Mattfeld
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 0557885302
ISBN 13: 9780557885305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garden of Eden Myth Book Review:

Scholarly proposals are presented for the pre-biblical origin in Mesopotamian myths of the Garden of Eden story. Some Liberal PhD scholars (1854-2010) embracing an Anthropological viewpoint have proposed that the Hebrews have recast earlier motifs appearing in Mesopotamian myths. Eden's garden is understood to be a recast of the gods' city-gardens in the Sumerian Edin, the floodplain of Lower Mesopotamia. It is understood that the Hebrews in the book of Genesis are refuting the Mesopotamian account of why Man was created and his relationship with his Creators (the gods and goddesses). They deny that Man is a sinner and rebel because he was made in the image of gods and goddesses who were themselves sinners and rebels, who made man to be their agricultural slave to grow and harvest their food and feed it to them in temple sacrifices thereby ending the need of the gods to toil for their food in the city-gardens of Edin in ancient Sumer.

Hesiod The Homeric Hymns And Homerica

Hesiod  The Homeric Hymns  And  Homerica
Author: Hesiod
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 639
Release: 1914
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101076525789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sumerian Mythology

Sumerian Mythology
Author: Neil Matt Hamilton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 9781914100024
ISBN 13: 1914100026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sumerian Mythology Book Review:

Sumerian history and mythology have been shrouded in mystery for thousands of years. These tales of the world's very first civilization is now being exposed to the light of day, fascinating men and women around the world. The stories of Enlil, Enkidu, and Gilgamesh are finding new audiences, people interested in learning about a world where the people felt and experienced very differently from how we do today. Sumerian mythology was so powerful that some of their gods found their way into different cultures, the most famous example of this being Aphrodite who began life as the Sumerian goddess Inanna. In Sumerian Mythology: Fascinating Sumerian History and Mesopotamian Empire and Myths, you will be exposed to the riveting tales of gods and heroes that formed the canon of the Sumerian religion.Sumerian civilization has become an intrinsic part of how we live today, even if most of us are unaware of it. The way that we measure time, observe the stars, and even plant and grow crops has a lot to do with the advancements made by the Sumerians more than six thousand years ago. And heroes like Gilgamesh have helped define what it means to be a hero today. They were men who became gods, earning their place in immortality in more ways than one. The Sumerians used their stories as a way to instruct others and how they lived and even to help themselves understand their world. Sumerian Mythology: Fascinating Sumerian History and Mesopotamian Empire and Myths, you will learn the formative tales of gods and heroes to help you understand who the Sumerians were and why they were important.Sumerian Mythology: Fascinating Sumerian History and Mesopotamian Empire and Myths explores the tales of gods and heroes in a concise, easy-to-read fashion. These tales of heroes and gods were deeply important to the Mesopotamian people and learning about them is the only way to understand the kind of world they lived in and how it was different from our own. It was a world of birds with the faces of lions, gods with the wings of birds, and seductive goddesses who symbolically married the kings of the various city-states. The Sumerians told many tales of gods like Inanna, An, Ashur, and Enlil, tales that helped the civilizations of Mesopotamia endure for nearly 4000 years. Indeed, European travelers to the Orient in the 18th century discovered that there were still districts where the goddess Inanna (more than five thousand years old then) was still worshipped in secret.The world of the Sumerians was unlike our own. The people at the heart of Sumerian civilization - living in modern-day Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, and other places - these people were part of a culture so far removed from the way that we think and perceive today as to be almost unrecognizable. Sumerian Mythology: Fascinating Sumerian History and Mesopotamian Empire and Myths gives you the binoculars to view their world. It was a world of great empires: the Akkadian, Hurrian, Assyrian, and Babylonian. It was a world of legendary wealth and beauty. In Sumerian Myth, you will understand this world by gaining a summary of the major historical events and an in-depth exposure to the gods.In Sumerian Mythology: Fascinating Sumerian History and Mesopotamian Empire and Myths, you will learn all there is to know about Sumerian myth and history. You will learn about the Gilgamesh and Enkidu, the Anzu bird, who the major gods and goddesses were, who the important heroes were, and how Sumerian society left a legacy that continues with us today. Poets and historians recorded Mesopotamian tales on cuneiform tablets, but we have made the deciphering work easy for you.

Sumerian Mythology

Sumerian Mythology
Author: Simon Lopez
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781096736226
ISBN 13: 1096736225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sumerian Mythology Book Review:

Do you know that the Sumerians believed that: The moon was actually a god child conceived unintentionally by the God Enlil and a maid? Or that humans were first created to do the chores on earth for the Gods and Goddesses? The ancient Sumerians lived a difficult life, and this is reflected in their myths. However, also reflected in their stories is their love for justice and the values which they most supported, among them beauty, honor, and truthfulness. Some of the stories included are: How the world, the moon, mankind and animals were created The retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh: the legend of the very first hero in history Ninurta and the slaying of the demon Asag The Myths of Kur: the Dragon Conqueror Inanna's journey to the underworld And many other amazing tales! Get this book and discover the fascinating world of Sumerian Mythology today!

Babylonian Creation Myths

Babylonian Creation Myths
Author: Wilfred G. Lambert
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 1575068613
ISBN 13: 9781575068619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babylonian Creation Myths Book Review:

For much of the last half of the twentieth century, W. G. Lambert devoted much of his research energy and effort to the study of Babylonian texts dealing with Mesopotamian ideas regarding creation, including especially Enuma Elish. This volume, which appears almost exactly 2 years after Lambert’s death, distills a lifetime of learning by the world’s foremost expert on these texts. Lambert provides a full transliteration and translation of the 7 tablets of Enuma Elish, based on the known exemplars, as well as coverage of a number of other texts that bear on, or are thought to bear on, Mesopotamian notions of the origin of the world, mankind, and the gods. New editions of seventeen additional “creation tales” are provided, including “Enmesharra’s Defeat,” “Enki and Ninmah,” “The Slaying of Labbu,” and “The Theogony of Dunnu.” Lambert pays special attention, of course, to the connection of the main epic, Enuma Elish, with the rise and place of Marduk in the Babylonian pantheon. He traces the development of this deity’s origin and rise to prominence and elaborates the relationship of this text, and the others discussed, to the religious and political climate Babylonia. The volume includes 70 plates (primarily hand-copies of the various exemplars of Enuma Elish) and extensive indexes.

Mythology of Mesopotamia

Mythology of Mesopotamia
Author: History Brought Alive
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN 10: 9781914312182
ISBN 13: 191431218X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mythology of Mesopotamia Book Review:

Empires rose and fell along the banks of the Tigris & Euphrates, whilst a civilization as yet unsurpassed emerged... Discover Myths, History & More From The World's Most Ancient Civilization! Mesopotamia, the land "between two rivers" was an ancient region located in modern-day Iraq and parts of Iran, Syria, and Turkey. From the founding of Eridu in the sixth millennium BCE to the fall of Babylon in the first, the history of Mesopotamia spans almost 5,000 years. It was not only the earliest but also the greatest civilization in human history. Sumerians, Assyrians, Akkadians, and Babylonians were just some of the associated cultures. For a long time, the only way to understand their history has been through dense academic sources. This is in part due to the huge time frame and the lack of easily understood ancient sources. Such inaccessibility of information means that few know little about it. As such, it is essential to bring their knowledge and history into the light, allowing everyone to benefit from the fascinating insights of the very first human civilization. Inside this book you will discover; Introduction to the Sumerians, Assyrians, Persians & Babylonians. Epics & mythological stories, including the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, The Babylonian Creation Myth, The Enuma Elish & many more. Sargon of Akkad (Saddam Hussein celebrated this great Akkadian emperor with lavish festivities) How Mesopotamia laid foundations for human civilization - technology, laws, education, languages & more. Learn about civilizations such as The Land of Ur (home to Biblical characters) Old Babylon - fascinating insights from one of the most famous ancient cities. Why the introduction of a syllabic writing system was one of the largest contributors to the fall of Mesopotamia. And much, much more... Whether you're an ancient history enthusiast or just a reader looking to add to their knowledge...Inside you will discover a wealth of cultural history, mythology and more from in this book.

Myths of Babylon

Myths of Babylon
Author: J.K. Jackson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN 10: 1787556298
ISBN 13: 9781787556294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of Babylon Book Review:

Babylonian myths, inherited in Mesopotamia from Sumeria, influenced by the ancient Assyrians represent a pinnacle of human achievement in the period around 1800 BC. Here we find humankind battling with the elements in their Flood myth, a grim creation story and the great Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest recorded literary treasures. Babylon, a powerful city state at the time of the ancient Egyptians was a centre of profound spiritual, economic and military power, themes all represented in the fragments and myths of this book of classic tales. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic.

Myths of Enki The Crafty God

Myths of Enki  The Crafty God
Author: Samuel Noah Kramer,John Maier
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 1725282895
ISBN 13: 9781725282896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of Enki The Crafty God Book Review:

This ambitious and well-researched study brings together for the first time translations of the ancient literature concerning the Sumerian god Enki, one of four gods and goddesses who comprised the highest level of the Sumerian pantheon. The very existence of these writings, which date from the Third Millennium B.C., was unknown until about 100 years ago, when their cuneiform script was deciphered. Since then, it has become apparent that Sumerian literature had a profound and enduring influence on both Biblical and classical Greek literature, and so on the literature of the western world as a whole. Kramer, one of the world's leading sumerologists, has prepared these translations from among the scores of works he has published over the last fifty years; John Maier provides a full interpretive framework that places the translations in their broader comparative cultural context. This rare collection will be of interest to students and scholars in a wide range of disciplines from Near Eastern and Biblical Studies to Mythology and Comparative Literature.

The Sumerian World

The Sumerian World
Author: Harriet Crawford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN 10: 1136219110
ISBN 13: 9781136219115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sumerian World Book Review:

The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and the natural sciences. This broad treatment will also make the volume of interest to students looking for comparative data in allied subjects such as ancient literature and early religions. Providing an authoritative, comprehensive and up to date overview of the Sumerian period written by some of the best qualified scholars in the field, The Sumerian World will satisfy students, researchers, academics, and the knowledgeable layperson wishing to understand the world of southern Mesopotamia in the third millennium.

Sumerian Mythology

Sumerian Mythology
Author: Joshua Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-02-24
ISBN 10: 9781802162639
ISBN 13: 1802162631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Babylon

Babylon
Author: Paul Kriwaczek
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1429941065
ISBN 13: 9781429941068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babylon Book Review:

Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place. In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements seven thousand years ago to the eclipse of Babylon in the sixth century BCE. Bringing the people of this land to life in vibrant detail, the author chronicles the rise and fall of power during this period and explores the political and social systems, as well as the technical and cultural innovations, which made this land extraordinary. At the heart of this book is the story of Babylon, which rose to prominence under the Amorite king Hammurabi from about 1800 BCE. Even as Babylon's fortunes waxed and waned, it never lost its allure as the ancient world's greatest city. Engaging and compelling, Babylon reveals the splendor of the ancient world that laid the foundation for civilization itself.

Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia

Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1989-06-06
ISBN 10: 9780140442496
ISBN 13: 0140442499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia Book Review:

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia
Author: Publishing Historical Figures
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2020-03-07
ISBN 10: 9781648642302
ISBN 13: 1648642306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesopotamia Book Review:

Mesopotamia: A Comprehensive Guide to Sumerian Mythology Including Myths, Art, Religion, and Culture

Gods Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia

Gods  Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Jeremy Black,Anthony Green
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1992-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780292707948
ISBN 13: 0292707940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gods Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia Book Review:

Ancient Mesopotamia was a rich, varied and highly complex culture whose achievements included the invention of writing and the development of sophisticated urban society. This book offers an introductory guide to the beliefs and customs of the ancient Mesopotamians, as revealed in their art and their writings between about 3000 B.C. and the advent of the Christian era. Gods, goddesses, demons, monsters, magic, myths, religious symbolism, ritual, and the spiritual world are all discussed in alphabetical entries ranging from short accounts to extended essays. Names are given in both their Sumerian and Akkadian forms, and all entries are fully cross-referenced. A useful introduction provides historical and geographical background and describes the sources of our knowledge about the religion, mythology and magic of "the cradle of civilisation".