A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology

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Routledge, 1998 - Social Science - 199 pages
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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 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 more 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.

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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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