Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Topics for Discussion

Stephanie Dalley
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In "Atrahasis", Ellil sends down several damaging commands intended to kill humankind (i.e., plague, famine). Discuss two of these in detail, explaining the consequences, and what Atrahasis did in each case to help save humanity.

In "The Epic of Gilgamesh", Gilgamesh attempts to find Ut-napishtim. Why did Gilgamesh seek him? Do you think the response of Ut-napishtim was fair, or unjust? Why?

List three difference between the Standard and the Old Babylonian versions of Gilgamesh.

Based on the text, why do you believe Ishtar went to the Underworld to see Ereshkigal in "The Decent of Ishtar"? Be sure to support your idea using phrases from the text.

The myth of "Nergal and Ereshkigal" is often referred to as a love story. Using examples from the text, explain what leads people to believe this is a tale of love and passion.

In "Adapa", it...

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