Mesopotamian Myths

Mesopotamian Myths

Henrietta McCall / Sep 18, 2019

Mesopotamian Myths A vast legacy of powerful creative writing was revealed when nineteenth century scholars managed to decipher the mysterious wedge shaped symbols of cuneiform script inscribed on clay tablets over

  • Title: Mesopotamian Myths
  • Author: Henrietta McCall
  • ISBN: 9780292751309
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • A vast legacy of powerful creative writing was revealed when nineteenth century scholars managed to decipher the mysterious wedge shaped symbols of cuneiform script, inscribed on clay tablets over 5,000 years ago by the ancient Mesopotamians Strikingly familiar themes emerged, forcing the Victorian world to review its belief in the Bible as the sole source of literal trutA vast legacy of powerful creative writing was revealed when nineteenth century scholars managed to decipher the mysterious wedge shaped symbols of cuneiform script, inscribed on clay tablets over 5,000 years ago by the ancient Mesopotamians Strikingly familiar themes emerged, forcing the Victorian world to review its belief in the Bible as the sole source of literal truth Imagine the impact of the Epic of Gilgamesh the saga of a man in search of the secret of eternal life which includes scenes of a flood predating the story of Noah and the Ark In contrast, an alternative version of human origins is described in the Mesopotamian Epic of Creation, while the tale of Etana foreshadows the Greek myth of Ganymede These and other stories are here retold, based on the latest translations, and illustrated with the works of both contemporary and later artists inspired by the rediscovery of these ancient characters and themes Not only are the myths a foundation of our Western literary tradition, they are also compelling stories in their own right.

    Ancient Mesopotamian religion Mesopotamian religion refers to the religious beliefs and practices of the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia, particularly Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia between circa BC and AD, after which they largely gave way to Syriac Christianity.The religious development of Mesopotamia and Mesopotamian culture in general was not particularly influenced by the movements of the various List of Mesopotamian deities Triad of Heaven The three most important deities in the Mesopotamian pantheon during all periods were the gods An, Enlil, and Enki An was identified with all the stars of the equatorial sky, Enlil with those of the northern sky, and Enki with those of the southern sky The path of Enlil s celestial orbit was a continuous, symmetrical circle around the north celestial pole, but those of An Sumerian and Akkadian Myths World history Sumerian Main Page The History of Ancient Sumeria Sumer including its cities, kings, religions culture and contributions or civilization Topics Mesopotamian mythology Britannica Mesopotamian mythology, the myths, epics, hymns, lamentations, penitential psalms, incantations, wisdom literature, and handbooks dealing with rituals and omens of ancient Mesopotamia. A brief treatment of Mesopotamian mythology follows For full treatment, see Mesopotamian religion The literature that has survived from Mesopotamia was written primarily on stone or clay tablets. Eridu Genesis Mesopotamian epic Britannica Eridu Genesis, in Mesopotamian religious literature, ancient Sumerian epic primarily concerned with the creation of the world, the building of cities, and the flood.According to the epic, after the universe was created out of the primeval sea and the gods were born, the deities fashioned man from clay to cultivate the ground, care for flocks, and perpetuate the worship of the gods. Comparing the Genesis and Babylonian stories of creation Of these four sources, Enuma Elish has the closest parallels with the first creation story in Genesis comments that the ancient Hebrews did not simply adopt the Babylonian myths they sometimes inverted them in order to fit into their worldview. Mesopotamian Inventions and Discoveries Ancient Mesopotamian Inventions and Discoveries let s jump right into the incredible top ten list of the Inventions and Discoveries of Mesopotamia Civilization. Sacred Texts Ancient Near East Texts Records of the Past Translations of mythological and historical texts from the Ancient Near East The Seven Tablets of Creation by L.W King The Babylonian creation saga, one of the earliest written myths. Web Site Links Related to Mesopotamia or Language Ancient Mesopotamia Sites ABZU Mesopotamian Study Resources Akkadian Language Babylonian and Assyrian cuneiform texts Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative site at UCLA Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet XI Ancient Texts The Epic of Gilgamesh Translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs Electronic Edition by Wolf Carnahan, I Tablet XI The Story of the flood

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    1. 3.5 starsThat was a fun way to spend a couple of hours. One thing I like about this series is how it sets you up to learn more about a culture's mythology, if you want to. (In this case, it also lets me know that maybe I'd rather direct my attentions elsewhere for now.)Rounded down because the author's expectation that all her readers come from a Euro-Christian background was so clearly implicit that her explicit reference to it at the end was eyeroll-inducing.


    2. A short introduction, focusing on Gilgamesh and creation myths, with some background on the discovery and decipherment of texts. The translations are taken from Dalley's "Myths from Mesopotamia."


    3. کتاب جالبیه ولی بیشتر به نیت کتابی گرفتمش که از سطح اسطوره ها آدمو بیشتر ببره توی دل فرهنگ مردم اون زمان و یه ذره با این "چــرا"هایی که از اون آدما تو ذهن انسان امروزیه بازی کنه . . . که نکرد :) ا


    4. نویسنده ابتدا توضیح مختصری درباره تاریخ اکتشاف و رمزگشایی،معرفی خدایان و میرندگان،مولفان و مخاطبان می دهد و سپس به بررسی اسطوره های مذکور می پردازد.از قسمت های مختلف کتاب،گیلگمش،حماسه آفرینش،انزو و فرود ایشتر به جهان زیرین بسیار جالب می باشد.ادعای ضمنی نویسنده مبنی بر شباه [...]


    5. Genel olarak kitabı sevdim, ilk bölüm Asur dilinin ve tabletlerin hikayesini, batı ülkelerinde gündeme gelişini anlatıyor, derli toplu ve oldukça anlaşılır olmuş, diğer bölümlerde Gılgamış - Yaratılış - Erra - Etana ve Adapa mitleri, tabletlerden örneklerle anlatılmış ama olabildiğince kısa ve yüzeysel. Bunların Eski Ahit ve diğer kutsal kitaplara etkilerinden pek az bahsedilmiş, bu mitler biraz daha ayrıntılı olarak Fred Gladstone Bratton'un dilimize çevrilen [...]


    6. این کتاب خوبی نبود. گذشته از بعضی داده‌ها که بطور کل قدیمی و یا ناکامل بودند (مثل مقایسه زبانشناختی اساطیر، کار بسیار جالب و تاثیرگذاری که من در کتاب اساطیر پیدایش بابلی آقای وکیلی دیدم)، متن بی‌نهایت خلاصه بود، در حدی که من احساس کردم از کیفیت حتی یک کتاب خلاصه هم خارج بود. بح [...]


    7. "Mesopotamian Myths" by Henrietta McCall is a fascinating book about the epics from Mesopotamia. The epics retold were originally found on tablets. The book is VERY DETAILED to a point where I had to reread a lot. I enjoyed the section about Gilgamesh probably because of all of the epics I am most familiar with that Mesopotamian Myth. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in this time period or myth origins.


    8. If you want to read the myths in their entirity, you won't find what you're looking for here. But, as many of the works were only found in pieces, and many more may have been completely destroyed, this is understandable. While the book is chock-full of the history of these myths, the actual legends themselves are fairly scant. But, this book has piqued my interest enough to make me want to seek out and read more Mesopotamian mythology.


    9. Interesting, not too long. Nice history about the discovery of the cuneinform script and how it was eventually translated. I especially liked the guy who ran around his study, tearing his clothes off in excitement over a particularly juicy clay tablet. Gotta love that guy. The myths are difficult to understand, though. It gets a little tedious, but blaming that on the author is unfair, so all I can say is "good job"! Nice pictures and illustrations too.



    10. I was interested in ENUMA ELISH. I think many of myths in this book is Babylonian edition. I wanted to read Sumerian which is older. Oh well.


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