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A is for Atrahis

Enlil, a god of winds and storms, ruled the Earth, and his wife Nintur had created human beings by mixing his blood with some sand. ¬†Humans were a slave race, as far as Enlil was concerned, and he only allowed them to reproduce because he didn’t dare give them immortality, lest they rise up against him. ¬† 1,846 more words

Mythological Rambling

Q. Profile how the human search for the meaning of life can been seen in one ancient myth

A Myth is a story created by ancient people which expresses their understanding of and beliefs about their world. The human search for meaning and values can be seen in The Myth of Gilgamesh. 261 more words

Leaving Cert Religion

Episode 4: The Atra-Hasis (and other stories)

Last time I told you about the Sumerian Noah–Utnapishtim. Today we talk about the Deluge myth, its historicity, as well as the Babylonian Adam and Job in the second installment of Babylonian society and culture. 29 more words

Bible Talk