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Enuma elish is enthronement psalm (the spring new year festival four day festival in. Tiamet who is slain becomes earth from her body. All of these subjects would have listened to the epic, and its recital would have impressed upon them how an orderly universe and its kingship should be organized . ". The temple is an artificial mountain because topography of lower. Myths can be connected with ritual as seen with this hymn. The control of water required a bureaucracy, a department of government. The myth of marduk is a socio-political myth legitimating the government of babylon, of which marduk is the patron. Ancient worldview of gods: from sky, earth, and underworld. Baal fertility story as to whom becomes top god. Parallel with enuma elish: enthronement hymn or psalm. Baal"s rise to kingship over the gods by his defeat of the forces of destruction, sea and death (compared to marduk defeating tiamet) Weather god: essential rain for agriculture and drink.

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