Enuma Elish & comparative mythology
- Dear Colleagues,
On another list devoted to a different region a query regarding the
Enuma Elish and its possible Indo-European connections/parallels, etc.
was posted. Is there any recent (last decade or so) discussion of this
FROM THE ANE POINT OF VIEW? All suggested bibliography greatly
Trudy S. Kawami
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- On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Trudy Kawami wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,On connections between Enuma Elish and Greek mythology/cosmogony/theogony,
> On another list devoted to a different region a query regarding the
> Enuma Elish and its possible Indo-European connections/parallels, etc.
> was posted. Is there any recent (last decade or so) discussion of this
> FROM THE ANE POINT OF VIEW? All suggested bibliography greatly
West, Martin L. <i>The East Face of Helicon. West Asiatic Elements in
Greek Poetry and Myth</i>. Oxford: Clarendon 1997 (around p. 282).
On the transmission of Babylonian cosmongeny, see
Dalley, S. and A. T. Reyes. "Mesopotamian Contact and Influence in the
Greek World." In: S. Dalley (ed.). <i>The Legacy of Mesopotamia</i>.
Oxford: Oxford University Press 1998, 85-124.
Talon, Philippe. "Enuma Eli$ and the Transmission of Babylonian Cosmology
to the West." In: R. M. Whiting (ed.). Mythology and Mythologies.
Methodological Approaches to Intercultural Influences. Melammu Symposia 2.
Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project 2001, 265-277.
There is a nice picture of Okeanos (Apsu) and Tethys (Tiamat) by Sophilos
(ca. 580 BC) at http://www.theoi.com/image/O1.1Okeanos.jpg
- I would then also recommend Mary Bachvarova's article available
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- I just had a brief look at the article recommended her, and although it
is interesting in its own right it has nothing to do with
Enuma-elish. It does deal with, however Atrahasis which is calls
erroneously "the Epic of Creation". It also mentions Bilgame$ and Aga as
well as Eridu Genesis and I Kings 12.
Dept. of Bible, Archaeology and ANE Studies
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
On Sun, 2 Apr 2006, Miguel Valerio wrote:
> I would then also recommend Mary Bachvarova's article available
> online at:
> Miguel Valério
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> (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
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