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The Babylonian Legends of the Creation

and the Fight Between Bel and the Dragon

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Author: British Museum
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,040 / 63 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.8
LoC Categories: GR, BL
Downloads: 14,545
Added to site: 2005.07.24
mnybks.net#: 10842
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Myth, Art
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s, in which he says: "But the Babylonians, like the rest of the Barbarians, pass over in silence the One principle of the Universe, and they conceive Two, TAUTHE and APASON; making APASON the husband of TAUTHE, and denominating her the mother of the gods. And from these proceeds an only-begotten son, MOYMIS, which I conceive is no other than the Intelligible World proceeding from the two principles. From these, also, another progeny is derived, DACHE and DACHUS; and again, a third, KISSARE and ASSORUS, from which last three others proceed, ANUS, and ILLINUS, and AUS. And of AUS and DAUCE is born a son called Belus, who, they say, is the fabricator of the world, the Demiurgus." (See Cory, Ancient Fragments, London, 1832, p. 318.)


THE SEVEN TABLETS OF CREATION. DESCRIPTION OF THEIR CONTENTS.

In the beginning nothing whatever existed except APSŪ, which may be described as a boundless, confused and disordered mass of watery matter; how it came into being is unknown. Out of this mass there were

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.05.10
Kora
****.

This was a fun read that included 4 versions of the story, versions of which are ranging from 2500BC to 600AD. Some pictures and a map I think were included which really helped. The book was written by E.A. Wallis Budge, the same guy who wrote the "The Babylonian Story of the Deluge", which is also available on manybooks.net


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