Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation the Flood Gilgamesh and Others Read & download ☆ 8

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Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Read & download ☆ 8 Ò The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4000 years ago The myths collected here originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets include parallels with tStories of the Creation and the Flood and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh the tale of a man of great strength whose heroic uest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness Recent developments in Akkadian g. Read the original stories before Jews incorporated them into their pantheon

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The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4000 years ago The myths collected here originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets include parallels with the biblical. Myths from Mesopotamia is a great read if you're intothe stories and of Ancient It does help if you've read summaries of the firstbecause they're translated from clay tablets which have suffered a lot of damage leaving many in the textThat said it's great to have Epic of Gilgameshas it's the oldest hero story we haveI think the most moving part of that story is12 LINES MISSINGThe Epic of Creation is another good readespecially since it's intactIt's also a great in how a new powersupplants an old one as Marduk the god of Babylontakes on the role of heroic creatoronce assigned to other deitiesThis is a must have for any of mythology

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Myths from Mesopotamia Creation the Flood Gilgamesh and OthersRammar 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 versio. It's a middle of the road text better than most but far from complete I'm not just talking about the missing fragments either although that's understandable We've got ranges of over a thousand years of text printed in this volume ignoring some older texts like Inanna's descent being ignored in favor of Ishtar's elaborate but nonetheless curtailed descriptions The tale of Gilgamesh is almost always a reuired reading of course and the genesis story is very interesting but we're still missing whole texts of Dumuzi or Tammuz which were nonetheless much important to the people of the times than was even brought up here in this text At best I can say that this work is merely a short sampling of three whole civilization's written legends I suppose I'm going to have to keep looking for a single source that collects and breaks down the altered generations of tales perhaps even dovetailing their metamorphosis into early Greek and Zoroastrian It would be much too much to ask to see how Inanna became Aphrodite and Isis or how they became Mary mother of Jesus I despair to see how Dumuzi the shepherd became the heart of rebirth and how his idea became Jesus It's just too much of a concept to touch upon this early in our day and age uite a shame Then again such concepts were probably too volatile for a mainstream edition and an editor thought it would be best to leave such works undisturbed for fear of shocking the plebs Of course nowadays such a fearless edition would probably be heralded as innovative and bright but I'm still looking Perhaps I'd write one if I actually knew how to read the original text Alas I'm stuck here