Hittite Myths / Edition 2

Hittite Myths / Edition 2

by Harry A. Hoffner, Gary M. Beckman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0788504886

ISBN-13: 9780788504884

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature

This work contains the first English translations of a collection of Hittite myths. The translations are based on the original tablets on which the myths were written, and take into account recent textual discoveries and published studies on the texts. Revised and augmented, this second edition includes additional introductions to each myth and a newly published…  See more details below

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This work contains the first English translations of a collection of Hittite myths. The translations are based on the original tablets on which the myths were written, and take into account recent textual discoveries and published studies on the texts. Revised and augmented, this second edition includes additional introductions to each myth and a newly published Hurrian myth, "The Song of Release," dealing with legal and social institutions in ancient Babylonia and Israel. Accessible to nonspecialists, the translations also preserve column and line count for the convenience of scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788504884
Publisher:
Society of Biblical Literature
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Writings from the Ancient World Ser.
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
487,028
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Abbreviations
Map of Anatolia
Explanation of Signs
Introduction1
Translations7
Old Anatolian Myths9
1The Illuyanka Tales10
2The Disappearance of Telipinu14
3The Disappearance of the Storm God21
4Sacrifice and Prayer to the Storm God of Nerik22
5Myths of Lost Storm Gods24
6Telipinu and the Daughter of the Sea God26
7The Disappearance of the Sun God27
8The Disappearance of Hannahanna29
9Myths of the Goddess Inara30
10Kamrusepa Myths33
11The Voyage of the Immortal Human Soul33
12When the Storm God Thunders Frightfully34
13Fragments of Myths about Lost and Found Deities37
Hurrian Myths40
14The Song of Kumarbi42
15The Song of the God LAMMA46
16The Song of Silver48
17The Song of Hedammu50
18The Song of Ullikummi55
18aThe Song of Release65
Tales Involving Deities and Mortals81
19A Tale of Two Cities: Kanesh and Zalpa81
20Appu and His Two Sons82
21The Sun God, The Cow, and the Fisherman85
22The Hunter Kessi and His Beautiful Wife87
A Canaanite Myth90
23Elkunirsa and Ashertu90
Sources93
Concordance97
Bibliography98
Glossary109
Indexes114

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