Myths and Legends: Babylonia and Assyria Lewis Spence

ISBN: 9781564595003

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Myths and Legends: Babylonia and Assyria  by  Lewis Spence

Myths and Legends: Babylonia and Assyria by Lewis Spence
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The purpose of this book is to provide not only a popular account of the religion and mythology of ancient Babylonia and Assyria, but to extract and present to the reader the treasures of romance latent in the subject, the peculiar richness of whichMoreThe purpose of this book is to provide not only a popular account of the religion and mythology of ancient Babylonia and Assyria, but to extract and present to the reader the treasures of romance latent in the subject, the peculiar richness of which has been recognized since the early days of archaeological effort in Chaldea.

Contents: Babylonia and Assyria in History and Legend- Babylonian Cosmogony- Early Babylonian Religion- Gilgamesh Epic- Later Pantheon of Babylonia- Great God Merodach and His Cult- Pantheon of Assyria- Babylonia Star-Worship- Priesthood, Cult, and Temples- Magic and Demonology of Babylonia and Assyria- Mythological Monsters and Animals of Chaldea- Tales of the Babylonian and Assyrian Kings- Comparative Value of the Babylonian and Assyrian Religions- Modern Excavation in Babylonia and Assyria- Twilight of the Goods- Glossary and Index.



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