Sumerian Mythology

Sumerian Mythology

Samuel Noah Kramer

1998 | 184 pages | Paper $14.95
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction. The Sources: The Sumerian Literary Tablets

I. THE SCOPE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF SUMERIAN MYTHOLOGY

II. MYTHS OF ORIGINS
—The Creation of the Universe
—The Organization of the Universe
—Enlil and Ninll: the Begetting of Nanna
—The Journey of Nanna to Nippur
—Emesh and Enten: Enlil Chooses the Farmergod
—The Creation of the Pickax
—Cattle and Grain
—Enki and Ninhursag: the Affairs of the Watergod
—Enki and Sumer: the Organization of the Earth and Its Cultural Processes
—Enki and Eridu: the Journey of the Water-god to Nippur
—Inanna and Enki: the Transfer of the Arts of Civilization from Eridu to Erech
—The Creation of Man

III. MYTHS OF KUR
—The Destruction of Kur: the Slaying of the Dragon
—Inanna's Descent to the Nether World

IV. MISCELLANEOUS MYTHS
—The Deluge
—The Marriage of Martu
—Inanna Prefers the Farmer

V. REFERENCES AND NOTES
Supplementary Notes to Revised Edition
Index