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BABYLONIAN LEGENDS OF THE CREATION

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The Babylonian epic of creation focuses on the glorification of Bel-Marduk by describing his contest with Tiamat, the dragon of chaos. In the epic, an account is given of the creation of the world from the primeval deep, and the birth of the gods of light. Then comes the story of the struggle between the gods of light and the powers of darkness, and the final victory of Marduk, who clove Tiamat asunder, forming the heaven from half of her body and the earth from the other. Marduk next arranged the stars in order, along with the sun and moon, and gave them laws they were never to transgress. After this, the plants and animals were created, and finally man. Marduk here takes the place of Ea, who appears as the creator in the older legends, and is said to have fashioned man from clay.
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Product Details

Publisher
Robert Deleanu
Published
October 1, 2011
Language
English
Pages
107
File Format
PDF
File Size
249.26 KB

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