A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology

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Routledge, 1998 - Social Science - 199 pages
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The Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology covers sources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from around 2800 to 300 BC. It contains entries on gods and goddesses, giving evidence of their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by the texts, and defining their roles within the body of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving the place of origin of main texts and a brief history of their transmission through the ages; and entries explaining the use of specialist terminology, for such things as categories of Sumerian texts or types of mythological figures.

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User Review  - Kamil Kopacewicz - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Gavin White - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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Gwendolyn Leick is Lecturer at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff.

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