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A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology By Gwendolyn Leick,

  • Title: A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology
  • Author: Gwendolyn Leick
  • ISBN: 9780415198110
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since the discovery of Nineveh 150 years ago, countless excavators have been searching for the lost civilizations of the ancient Near East We now know the names of thousands of gods and goddesses, the words of hymns and litanies, the daily procedures of the Babylonian cult, as well as a growing number of mythological tales A substantial number of the texts discussed in tSince the discovery of Nineveh 150 years ago, countless excavators have been searching for the lost civilizations of the ancient Near East We now know the names of thousands of gods and goddesses, the words of hymns and litanies, the daily procedures of the Babylonian cult, as well as a growing number of mythological tales A substantial number of the texts discussed in this volume originate from the archives of such ancient cities as Nineveh, Ur, Babylon and Hattusa Through a collection of entries, which should provide sufficient detail and cross referencing to be of use to the specialist reader, Gwendolyn Leick has produced a scholarly guide to this complex world of ancient mythology There is a bibliography which makes use of a possibly unfamiliar collection of sources, and an extensive index.
    A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology Since the discovery of Nineveh years ago countless excavators have been searching for the lost civilizations of the ancient Near East We now know the names of thousands of gods and goddesses the

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    1. Leick is another prolific author of ancient Mesopotamian history and one of my favourites I think her book on the Mesopotamian city is a brilliant piece of history, covering 3000 years of history by looking a ten or so different cities in detail I ve love to see a second volume of that one This book is similar to Black Green s Gods, Demons, and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia, and has many of the same gods and creatures listed, but contains some that aren t listed in the other book especially god [...]

    2. I read this soon after restarting the Old Testament and I think that s why I enjoyed it so much The pairing was excellent The similarities are at times striking, and I really appreciated that the author pointed most of them out The names were different, but there were often similarities there as well when using the ancient Hebrew rather than an English translation A great flood, a prophet being carried up to heaven, creation involving people being formed from clay, the highest god fighting and b [...]

    3. A very good guide to the mythology, gods and goddesses of the Ancient Near East There are sections on all the major gods and goddesses as well as individual articles on each of the major myths associated with the deities I d recommend getting this alongside Black Green s Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia.

    4. It really is magnificent material to prepare to my upcoming exam on religions of ancient near east Well written and easy to approach.

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