1. In the Mesopotamian myths discussed in this book, what early beliefs are depicted?
Several of the stories in this volume of Mesopotamian myths were used to help people of that time understand from where their world came. They also discuss the creation of humans as well as giving tangible explanations for seasonal changes and weather patterns.
2. Where is the approximate location of Mesopotamia in the modern world?
Mesopotamia was an ancient civilization that no longer exists. However, the area in which it was contained is nestled between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. In the modern day, the country overlaying where Mesopotamia formerly lay is Iraq.
3. Describe the purpose and function of some of the many different features of this book.
The Prefaces gives a quick overview of the history of the myth and why these myths came into existence. The List of Figures discusses the figures of the book, while the Sigla and Abbreviations present further knowledge of different parts of the text. The Chronological Chart imparts upon the reader a simple time line of not only Mesopotamia but also of the fictional world of these myths.
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