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ENKI HE IS THE SON of the sky-god An and his mother is Nammu, a goddess of
water and creation. He lives in the Apsu, the watery depths below the earth, the
source of all fertility and organic life. Since water in Mesopotamia also had an ...
ENKI aetiological accounts for Sumerian institutions, practices and rituals (Enki
and Ninmah, Enlil and Ninlil). However, successful myths function on several
levels at once; they may reflect the socio-political background of a bureaucratic
THE BABYLONIAN VERSION begins at that time when the minor gods have to
work hard for the great gods, which eventually causes a revolt. Enki offers to find
a solution and asks the mother goddess to create man to 'bear the yoke'.
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review
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