3778Ukhat = Harimtu?
- Feb 1, 2007Greetings!
I am currently looking through Maspero's 1894 publication of _The Dawn of
Civilization_, where, starting on pg. 575, he offers the most Victorian
retelling of the Gilgamesh Epic I have ever seen. In his section on "The
Seduction of Eabani" (Enkidu nowadays) he refers to Shamhat (not by name) as a
priestess of Ishtar, with the specific title of "ukhat." Can anyone tell me
what the current Akkadian rendering of this word is? Is this an earlier
transliteration of "harimtu"? Any comments or bibliography would be much
Many thanks in advance!
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