The Dictionary of historical close to japanese Mythology covers assets from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from round 2800 to three hundred BC. It comprises entries on gods and goddesses, giving proof in their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented through the texts, and defining their roles in the physique of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving where of foundation of major texts and a short heritage in their transmission throughout the a long time; and entries explaining using professional terminology, for things like different types of Sumerian texts or kinds of mythological figures.

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While Anu attempts to flee, Ullikummi bites off his genitals. Anu tells him that he'll now develop into pregnant with the weather-god, the Tigris and Tašmišu, which activates Kumarbi to spit out the semen. a few of it falls to the floor and impregnates the earth with childrens. The textual content is fragmentary from right here on, however it turns out that Kumarbi does turn into pregnant and has difficulties giving delivery to the weather-god. yet he manages, and in spite of everything Anu and the weather-god overthrow Kumarbi, and the weather-god takes over the kingship. the parable OF ULLIKUMMI could be a sequel. Kumarbi plots to overthrow the storm-god. He impregnates a superb rock and it bears a stone monster known as Ullikummi. Kumarbi installs him at the correct shoulder of the large Upelluri, in position, the place he may well develop up unseen by way of the weather-god. Enlil suspects Ullikummi yet doesn't betray him, even supposing he divines Kumarbi’s plan. The sun-god is the 1st to note Ullikummi, who has already grown alarmingly in fifteen days. He informs the weather-god, who takes a number of different gods to move and check out the monster. Ištar attempts to attract him together with her charms (see Hedammu), yet as Ullikummi remains to be not able to determine or pay attention, this plan falters. The weather-god now makes a decision to exploit all his forces; he orders his bulls, the typhoon and lightning-bolts to be fetched. ultimately the entire gods, together with the war-god Aštabi, are battling opposed to Ullikummi, yet he has grown so colossal that they're not able to hurt him. The weathergod comes to a decision to refer to Ea, who has no longer joined within the combating. Ea is going to discover Upelluri and inquires after Ullikummi. the large solutions that he has no longer spotted whatever other than a few soreness in his correct shoulder. Ea then asks the Primeval gods to lend them the cutting-tool, which used to be initially used to sever the earth from the sky. He manages to chop Ullikummi off Upelluri, which straight away reduces his energy. The gods are inspired via Ea’s information and renew their assault, despite 106 KUMARBI Ullikummi’s persisted threats to take over the heavenly kingship. the top of the parable isn't preserved yet most likely contained the ultimate victory of the weather-god. Güterbock 1946; 1951, 135–61; Otten 1950; von Schuler, WdM 1965, 185, 204– 6; Hawkins 1981, 16f 107 L Labbu A immense creature with leonine and serpent positive aspects. the particular analyzing of its identify (written as KAL. bu) remains to be doubtful. The slaying of this creature is defined in a delusion that's basically partly identified from Neo-Assyrian capsules. humans in addition to the gods are petrified of the monster, which had it seems that been created by means of Enlil to decimate the noisy human race (excessive noise, Akk. rigmu, is additionally the cause of sending different plagues and the deluge. See Flood-myths). Labbu is ‘fifty double-hours lengthy’ and has a voracious urge for food, snatching the birds out of the sky and consuming humans and animals on land (see additionally the parable of Hedammu). The gods implore Tišpak to struggle Labbu on their behalf and before everything he increases objections. The textual content is damaged but if it turns into legible back the conflict is in complete swing.

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