A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology

A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology


The Dictionary of historic close to jap Mythology covers assets from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from round 2800 to three hundred BC. It includes entries on gods and goddesses, giving proof in their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by means of the texts, and defining their roles in the physique of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving where of beginning of major texts and a short background in their transmission in the course of the a while; and entries explaining using professional terminology, for things like different types of Sumerian texts or forms of mythological figures.

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