A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology by Dr Gwendolyn Leick

Religious Studies

By Dr Gwendolyn Leick

The Dictionary of old close to japanese Mythology covers assets from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from round 2800 to three hundred BC. It includes entries on gods and goddesses, giving facts in their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented via the texts, and defining their roles in the physique of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving where of starting place of major texts and a short historical past in their transmission during the a while; and entries explaining using expert terminology, for things like different types of Sumerian texts or kinds of mythological figures.

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