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The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
Excerpt: ...wrath was roused by Apsu, who had proposed to slay the gods, her children. She took no part in the first struggle of Apsu and Mummu against the gods, and only engaged in active hostilities to avenge Apsu. 43. ... unto sickness. She raged all alone, 44. She uttered a curse, and unto Apsu, spake, saying, 45. "Whatsoever we have made we will destroy. 46. "Verily t ...more
Paperback, 22 pages
Published August 9th 2012 by Rarebooksclub.com
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Jan 09, 2014 Aaron Meyer rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Really enjoyed the opening chapters with all the information that was contained therein. The only thing about the kindle edition I didn't like was the missing photographs. Mainly because the descriptions of the photos were there and weren't very well separated from the main text so as to become annoying. The translation was good but there is alot of missing sections. Since this was such an early translation hopefully we have found the missing pieces to flesh out any newer translations out there. ...more
Read this on a whim and it turned out to be a very interesting quick read. Trying to draw parallels with other religious myths is obviously part of the fun too. It's a shame the tablets were partly unreadable but the author seems to have managed well with the gaps. The missing photos in the Kindle edition are frustrating though.
Jul 10, 2012 Judy Jackson rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I give this such a high rating because of its importance to the history of religion. It staggers the imagination to think of Sir Wallis translating this manuscript from clay tablets in cuneiform, many of them in fragments. It is also important for our understanding of the early history of that part of the world.
Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East.More about E.A. Wallis Budge...