Hittite Myths / Edition 2

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788504884
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Writings from the Ancient World Ser.
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 907,839
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Map of Anatolia
Explanation of Signs
Introduction 1
Translations 7
Old Anatolian Myths 9
1 The Illuyanka Tales 10
2 The Disappearance of Telipinu 14
3 The Disappearance of the Storm God 21
4 Sacrifice and Prayer to the Storm God of Nerik 22
5 Myths of Lost Storm Gods 24
6 Telipinu and the Daughter of the Sea God 26
7 The Disappearance of the Sun God 27
8 The Disappearance of Hannahanna 29
9 Myths of the Goddess Inara 30
10 Kamrusepa Myths 33
11 The Voyage of the Immortal Human Soul 33
12 When the Storm God Thunders Frightfully 34
13 Fragments of Myths about Lost and Found Deities 37
Hurrian Myths 40
14 The Song of Kumarbi 42
15 The Song of the God LAMMA 46
16 The Song of Silver 48
17 The Song of Hedammu 50
18 The Song of Ullikummi 55
18a The Song of Release 65
Tales Involving Deities and Mortals 81
19 A Tale of Two Cities: Kanesh and Zalpa 81
20 Appu and His Two Sons 82
21 The Sun God, The Cow, and the Fisherman 85
22 The Hunter Kessi and His Beautiful Wife 87
A Canaanite Myth 90
23 Elkunirsa and Ashertu 90
Sources 93
Concordance 97
Bibliography 98
Glossary 109
Indexes 114
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