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Adapa is the first of the seven sages sent by Ea to bring civilization to mankind. He is described as higher than man, a holy and pure man, who is responsible for tending the rites, baking with bakers of the town, and fishing for Eridu. After cursing the South Wind, however, he is called before the gods, who fool him into rejecting immortality.


Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others