Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others - Theology of Dunnu Summary & Analysis

Stephanie Dalley
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Theology of Dunnu Summary and Analysis

The author explains this myth is another version of the creation story, although it differs greatly from the Epic of Creation, showing clearly that not all areas held the same belief. The story begins with the union of Plough and Earth, and their offspring, the Sea and the Cattle God. Together, they create Dunnu. The Cattle God kills his father, Plough, and marries his sister, the Sea. They give birth to The Flocks God, who kills the Cattle God and marries his mother, the Sea. Sea then kills Earth. The son of the Flocks God then marries his sister, River, and kills the Flocks God and the Sea. The Herdsman God marries Pasture and Poplar, his sister, and populates the Earth's vegetation and animal kingdom before killing River and Flocks God. Haharnum marries Belet-seri, his sister, and...

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